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Old September 13th, 2007, 12:10 AM   #1
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SAG pay for 1 hour?

Last year I made a fake commercial. There was a guy in it who who SAG eligible and not SAG yet. It wasn;t until this year that the video has earned a little over $100 on, but I can't get the money unless everyone signs a release. The guy isn;t responding to my emails (he is well known to only do what benifits himself) He was a last minute actor put in the video cause someone else could't make it. My question is, to satisfy his greed so I can start collecting the money, how much would SAG pay be for under 1 hour of filming? Or how much should I offer? I really need the money as little as it is to help pay back my new equipment.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 12:19 PM   #2
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I couldn't tell if it was a commercial or a parody skit type of thing.
Depending on the nature of the project it may not even be in SAG's jurisdiction.
Typically commercial work is covered my AFTRA, maybe IATSE, etc.
But there are a lot of grey lines.

You're not required to pay him SAG wages if he wasn't SAG at the time, and I'm assuming that you weren't a SAG signatory producer anyhow.

As far as I know SAG doesn't run hourly rates. Days and half days and only additional hours.

You probably did it as pay deferred so I guess just leave the guy a message saying "I can't send you your share or anyone else's share until I get a signed release"

And of course, in the future, get the releases upfront. Most of us don't roll cameras until all releases are signed.
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