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July 20, 2017 at 8:16 pm

Dear Voice123 family,

I’m starting to research more about SAG cards and wanted to ask if any of you have had good experiences or bad in regards to the SAG card.

-Has it helped you get more voice overs compared to non-union jobs?

-How much are dues?

-Do you feel you receive different clientele with union jobs versus non-union jobs?

 

Thank you all!

July 20, 2017 at 11:09 pm

Just being union doesn’t get you a job. Actors don’t get booked because they are union, they get booked because they are the right fit for that job. That said, some agents only take union members or at least sag-aftra eligible and those agents are the once who might give you the auditions you want. So in that way you can say it can increase your chances to get some auditions you want. But that’s still no guaranty to get more work.

There is not just one story. It depents what kind of work you want and what you can do.

My advice is, if you are eligble to join then stay that way until you really need to join and search for an agent who accepts both union and non-union so you can get the right auditions. Focus on your acting and your auditions. When the time is right to join, you will know.

Hope this helps,
Good luck with everthing.
Cheers,
DJ