What is an SAG film? Dose it have anything to do with the Screen Actors Guild?

Also, my friend says most big movies in theatres are SAG films, is this true?

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  • 4 years ago
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    your friend is right.

    most films are endorsed by the Screen Actors Guild - making them SAG films. to become a SAG film, you must use union crew members and in most cases a union director and writer. (DGA- director guild of America and WGA - writers guild of America) this means that those folks must be paid according to the union scale.

    independent movies typically are not SAG films. producers and directors get the actors to work for less than the actor's regular wages. sometimes, these can still be ok'ed by SAG if the budget is low and the actors agree to a SAG Experimental Agreement contract.

    Films made outside the US are typically not SAG films - esp foriegn films. SAG mostly applies to films made by U.S. (hollywood) production companies.

    hope this helps.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    You answered your own question. A SAG shoot is one that is governed by the rules of the Screen Actors Guild of America. Most of that would be around fees paid to the cast, be it standard, low budget or ultra low. So they are more than just guidelines; they are enforceable by law.

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