The Screen Actors Guild, or SAG, is a labor union with over 100,000 members. If you’re a performer in TV, films, or commercials, here’s how to join.
Step 1: Search SAG database Search the Screen Actors Guild web site’s signatory database for your employer.
TIP: Search for SAG agreements within 3 years before or after your date of employment.
Step 2: Locate proof of employment Locate your proof of employment, such as a signed contract for a SAG signatory production. The contract should include your name, social security number, the title of the production, your salary, and the dates you worked.
TIP: Submit original paycheck stubs or an original payroll company report if you can’t find your contract.
Step 3: Mail proof of employment Mail your documents to the Screen Actors Guild office. Find the address on their web site.
Step 4: Call the SAG office Call the main SAG office for an interview if you’ve determined that you meet membership eligibility.
Step 5: Pay initiation fee and first dues installment Pay the initiation fee plus the first dues installment by cashier's check, money order, Visa, or MasterCard. You're now a member!
FACT: Did you know? James Cagney and Groucho Marx were among the first actors to join the Screen Actors Guild in 1933.