"None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.- Gail Goodwin
I'm officially SAG-Eligible now! And I had the pleasure of calling the other 5 actors that I taft-hartleyed to give them the news of their eligibility as well, which REALLY made my day.

Though I haven't gotten my letter yet, I used the eligibility checker on SAG's website because, well because I'm kind of impatient and wanted to see if the paperwork had cleared yet. And while it has always shown "Not Eligible" today it showed this:

"Congratulations! Your recent employment as a [Principal/background] performer qualifies you for membership in Screen Actors Guild, the most distinguished performers union in the world. Most performers consider receipt of a SAG card to be a seminal milestone in their professional careers.
Please review the Acting In Your Interest brochure to learn more about SAGs distinguished and fascinating 70-year history of protecting performers rights, wages and working conditions and all the benefits of union membership. All new SAG members pay a one-time-only initiation fee and semi-annual dues at the time of joining. Annual dues are $116, plus 1.85% of your previous years SAG earnings. We look forward to welcoming you into Screen Actors Guild. When you join, you will add your voice and professionalism to more than 120,000 members worldwide. You may download the forms necessary to apply for membership in the Screen Actors Guild. You will need to call the membership department to determine what joining fees are in your area. Please Note: All new members pay a one-time initiation fee rate, plus semi-annual base dues of $58.00. The national initiation fee rate is currently $2277.00."

There was more but you get the gist.

*Doing the happy dance.*

Happy Monday ya'll!

3 Responses
  1. Waaaaahooooooo!!!! Congrats!!!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    That's sweet! I remember in 2008 when I got my first SAG card in the mail. I think I cried. Actually, scratch think, I did cry.

  3. Duet Acting Says:

    That is great. I look forward to being SAG eligible one day. We all know you can't really get anywhere until you are SAG, so congradulations. I'll bet things will really start to happen for you now.

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