SAG-AFTRA TV agreements are based on content type, media and, in some cases, budget. For example, shows that go directly to a streaming service (like Netflix) and have a budget of less than a million can be covered by the new media deal, but the SAG-AFTRA TV deal applies to all shows on that budget, even if they go directly to streaming. SAG-AFTRA divides TV contracts into four categories: ”This is a strong, forward-looking agreement with considerable benefits for our members,” said Gabrielle Carteris, President of SAG-AFTRA. It applies ladder salaries to more productions, lowers budget thresholds for RBSVOD`s half-hour programs, and provides additional funding for the use of interstitial programs in new media. For television work, residue begins as soon as a show is rebroadcast or published on video/DVD, pay TV, broadcast TV, basic cable or new media. Residents are based on a gross receipt formula for all episodes of free TV series. Core actors are not entitled to delays for work carried out under the SAG-AFTRA basic and television agreements, unless the substantive actor is classified as an ”actor”. If he is still talking about five lines or less, the remaining program fee is five lines or less. If the background actor is reclassified elsewhere in the Performer category, the program fee for residual purposes is the Principal Performer program fee. The agreement also involves changing the balance of the distribution from a fixed remainder to a residue based on turnover, for 6% of the distributor`s gross revenue – the same formula as that applicable to content transferred to basic cables. The union says this new formula was the main concession it made to pay for the increase in streaming streams, an exchange that allows synchronous speakers to increase their arrears in the area of the fastest growth in their work, while increasing the possibilities for animated programs to be exhibited in radio syndication – a market, which has been steadily declining for years. All categories are subject to the existing basic contract and the television contract.
As part of the television contract, actors and background actors are insured for their work on shows that are signatories to the SAG-AFTRA television contract. Under the television agreement, there is a quota of 21 substantive actors, and for all non-unionized major players and 22. and more productions from background actors, they should submit the corresponding Taft Hartley report with a headshot and a CURRICULUM VITAE.. . .