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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Use SAG Franchised Agencies


Use only SAG Franchised Talent Agencies


This post includes key information about SAG Franchised agencies, the mandatory exclusive use of such agents by SAG talent, links to addtional information about agents and their agencies and a list of Nevada SAG franchised agents. Scroll down to find a current SAG Franchised list for Nevada. All franchised agents in Los Angeles, New York and nationally can be found by starting with theSAG home page. Each market is searchable as are individual agencies. 


For more on agents see  the Agent Directory Links and go to the area you are interested in reading morea bout. These links will be extended as this web blog expands in content and participation.



Offiicial Release from Screen Actors Guild (9/14/09)

This is for member information, but may be of use ot non-members in why they should use SAG Franchised agencies and consider joining the Screen Actors Guild.    -ed

Because of the inherent complexities of agency relations today, Screen Actors Guild has received numerous requests from members in the Las Vegas area to clarify the status of SAG agency franchises, and Union members’ obligations thereunder.


Pursuant to SAG’s Rules and Regulations, Guild members in the Las Vegas market who wish the protection of Screen Actors Guild in their relationships with their agents are required to choose from the SAG franchised agencies in the market. Except under very limited circumstances, choosing to be represented by non-franchised agencies is a violation of SAG Rules and Regulations and may subject the member to potential disciplinary action from the Guild.


This precaution is necessary in order to ensure that our members’ rights are fully protected in any and all of their dealings with their primary representatives. Please note that franchises are not assignable, and never follow an agent when (s)he moves from one agency to another. Franchises are also not assignable when one franchised agency is sold to another company. If you have any questions about the franchised status of anyone offering to represent you, we strongly urge you to contact the Guild (see below) to obtain the necessary information regarding your representative’s standing with the Union.


Moreover, please note that SAG franchised agencies cannot offer you an agency contract that has not been approved by the Guild. Franchised agencies (as well as the SAG members that they represent) are protected by, and are bound to, the terms and conditions of Rule 16(g), a/k/a the SAG Agency Regulations. Agencies in the Las Vegas market that are not franchised are outside SAG’s jurisdiction; Guild members should be careful not to place themselves in violation of SAG rules by working with such entities. 




Also refer to this link: http://sagactor.blogspot.com/2009/11/finding-agent.html



Please see below for a list of the five Las Vegas SAG franchised agencies (check with the SAG office as the list is updated as needed):


Baskow, J &Associates
Full Service (All Ages)

2948 E. Russell Rd.
Las Vegas, NV  89120
(702) 733-7818


Lenz Agency
Full Service (All Ages)

1591 East Desert Inn Road
Las Vegas, NV  89109
(702) 733-6888


eNVy Model & Talent Agency
Full Service (All Ages)

101 Convention Center Dr.
Las Vegas, NV  89109
(702) 878-7368


Best Agency
Full Service (All Ages)
5565 South Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 889-2900


Should you have any agency-related questions, please do not hesitate to contact SAG’s National Agency Department in Los Angeles at (323) 549-6745, or Nevada Executive Director Steve Clinton at (702) 737-8818 or 800-SAG-0767, x7.

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