WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
While the cost has gone up
joining SAG-AFTRA follows the
same rules as traditional sAG
Are You Ready to Compete as a Professional?
Screen Actors Guild membership is a significant rite of passage for every working actor. However, don’t be in a hurry to join unless you are sure that you're ready to compete as a professional. Prepare yourself by studying, performing in plays and non-union on-camera projects in order to build your resume and gain valuable experience.
When you are offered your first principal union job, we urge you to consider joining Screen Actors Guild, but understand it is a commitment. Once you are a member, you must abide by the rules of membership, starting with Global Rule One. And, whether you are a SAG member or not--never accept work during a Guild strike!