For parents who do NOT want to spend any money trying to get their child into modeling…If your child is 4 yrs. and above and books a union commercial….
Here is just one example of money you may have to fork out…
The current initiation for Screen Actors Guild fees are $2,277.00
If you have No earnings in a year, you only pay the base amount of…$116.00 2 payments of $58.00, that is after you pay the initial amount to join.
Once a member you will pay on earnings of
$1.00 to $200,00… 1.85% on your SAG earnings
$200,000 and above a different % applies
You will also be responsible for parking, pictures, any commercial workshops that your agent suggests, possibly ZED cards, and the charges for the casting sites that your agency uses.
Soooo, if you have no idea what it takes, or don’t want to spend a penny doing this, it’s probably not for you right now. Unfortunately, when your dealing with a brand spankin’ new young child with NO RESUME (CREDITS) or professional legal representation, there’s no easy, quick or free way into this!
AGENTS & MANAGERS DO NOT AND WILL NOT “PAY FOR EVERYTHING”.