As a Child Actor/ Young Performer (or the parent of a child actor/ young performer), you have different needs and experiences working in TV and theatrical productions, and your input into SAG-AFTRA negotiations process is vital. Please click here to review the portion of the current TV/Theatrical agreement which concerns the employment of minors. It is important to note that local or state government issues such as work permit processes and state-by-state child performer labor laws are not part of the collective bargaining process and are not covered in these negotiations. Please focus your input on the specific provisions in this contract that refer to Young Performers.

The National Young Performers Committee would like you to email your ideas about the contract provisions concerning the employment of minors and would particularly like to know your ideas and concerns about environmental working conditions. The National Young Performers Committee strongly encourages you to email your concerns and ideas to by Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.  Please reference “Young Performer W&W” and your SAG-AFTRA Local in the subject line.

SAG-AFTRA will also be conducting one or more Wages & Working Conditions Meeting(s) in preparation for the SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical-Exhibit A Contract Negotiations in your local. For details on W&W 2014, please visit the SAG-AFTRA website at

You may also attend any of the TV/Theatrical Contract W&W meetings and caucuses. Please check your email for meeting dates. Meetings are open to all paid-up SAG-AFTRA members (please bring your current membership card for admittance, paid thru April 30, 2014). Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome.

All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committee.