What is the Screen Actors Guild?

The Screen Actors Guild a.k.a. SAG, is a union in the United States that represents over 100,000 film and television actors and extras. SAG negotiates and enforces the collective bargaining agreements that govern the performers compensation, benefits and working conditions.

Further strides were made in the 1950s, when the Guild was able to negotiate commercial contracts, residual payments for TV reruns and residuals for films shown on television. The Pension and Health Plan, negotiated in 1960, further empowered the Guild’s members.

The Actor Statuette Photo Credit: Mark Hill ©2005 Screen Actors Guild.