Paying SAG-AFTRA members comes with its own set of rules you have to follow, which is why we put together this checklist.
Unionized talent and crew have to get paid on weekly payroll cycles for their work.
SAG-AFTRA work weeks run Sunday to Saturday, with talent needing to be paid for all work the week after it is performed. This can put a time-crunch on you to ensure that timelines are met accordingly.
In order to process your payroll without delays, we will need to know your SAG P&H percentage as soon as you are aware of it. Please reach out to your paymaster with this information.
Also, be on the lookout for emails from the payroll team during your initial payroll as there may be further questions regarding your contract.
Wrapbook can collect agent fees as a part of the payroll cycle. You will check this box as part of the rate agreement if it applies. This amount will be included on the paycheck which can be sent to either the actor or the agency directly.
Wrapbook collects SAG-AFTRA pension and health when paying its members, and remits it to SAG-AFTRA benefits.
Your project intake information is used to collect the right percentage of their gross wages in order to remit it to SAG-AFTRA and report it accordingly.
While Wrapbook makes collecting employee’s payment information and tax documents painless and digital, sometimes talent will prefer to work with paper documents instead.
Usually represented by an agent or manager, this talent will have to be manually inputed to Wrapbook. To do this, collect their W4, W9 and I9, scan each and upload each to the documents tab.
Notify your paymaster via email once you’ve uploaded their documents.