We are SAG-AFTRA experts and are signator to several of its collective bargaining agreements. We have over 20 years of experience interpreting these agreements.
Since the onset of digital media, we have been pioneers in setting industry precedent. We continue to draft customized talent contracts, in order to fill the gap between digital and traditional media.
"But digital isn't union... is it?"
Many clients are still working under the assumption that digital media is not a union covered area and as a result, often choose to plan for non-union labor... until the moment they want someone special, and they discover that the person is union.
"Can you be our union signator?"
Frequently we get a call asking if we can be a union signator for a client. The answer is yes, in conjunction with other services and requirements.
"Can you be hands-on today?"
There is a common misconception that we can be hands-on in a day. Being a union signator means that we are responsible for all talent appearing in the commercial (or production) and SAG-AFTRA will hold us liable for making sure all talent are properly paid, including applicable Pension & Health. Therefore, we need ample time to:
- get the Chloé Client Services Agreement signed
- prepare the client that money will need to be moved promptly
- review storyboards/scripts/treatments for talent cost implications
- prepare estimates to ensure all talent are booked according to the casing brief
- negotiate talent (if necessary)
- prepare the talent employment contracts for the shoot
What is a signatory name? How do you know if you need one?
Who can you call if a union rep shows up on set? Who knows the union rules inside out?