Actor Unions - SAG-AFTRA and Equity

Merged: Screen Actors Guild &
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Representing: Theatrical, Television, Radio, Commercials

Contact Information:
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600

Telephone: 323.954.1600

*Membership Fees:
Initiation Fee: $2,211.00
Dues: Your dues are calculated based on your income and your state of residence.

How to Join:
Call 323.549.6769 or 323.549.6755
For membership information call 323.549.6772 (recorded information)

*Membership fees are subject to change. Check directly with the Union for current rates.


Actors' Equity Association (AEA)
Representing: American actors and stage managers in the theater.

Contact Information:
National Headquarters
165 W. 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Telephone: 212.869.8530


Membership Fees:
Inititiation Fee: $1,100
Dues: $59.00 twice a year

How to Join:
An individual may join Equity upon signing an employment contract with a producer or theater under any area of Equity's jurisdiction. Eligibility is also available by virtue of one's membership in, and employment under, any of the sister unions (known as the "4As"). Applicants joining Equity by means of their 4As union affiliation must be members in good standing of the sister union for at least a one-year period and must have been employed under the jurisdiction of the sister union as a principal performer (or for at least three days work comparable to an "extra" player).

*Membership fees are subject to change. Check directly with the Union for current rates.

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