SAG-AFTRA Franchised Talent Agency Bond

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Any talent agency or agent wishing to represent Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) members must file a talent agency surety bond. Learn how to get your SAG-AFTRA bond in this guide. 

What Is a SAG-AFTRA Franchised Talent Agency Bond? 

SAG-AFTRA talent agency bonds protect franchised talent agency clients from monetary loss due to unlawful actions by an agent. The surety contract holds agents liable for following all SAG-AFTRA union regulations and provides financial compensation if they fail to do so. 

How Much Do SAG-AFTRA Franchised Talent Agency Bonds Cost?

Your bond amount and personal credit will determine the price you pay for your SAG-AFTRA bond. Bond amounts vary from $5,000 to $20,000. In some states, you may have to post a separate talent agency bond along with a SAG-AFTRA surety bond to create a total coverage amount of at least $20,000. 

Your bond premium will be a small percentage, often 1–4%, of the bond amount. For example, a qualified applicant may pay just $200–$800 for a $20,000 SAG-AFTRA bond. Apply now to get an exact quote based on your financial history. 

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$20,000SAG-AFTRA Franchised Talent Agency Bond

How Do SAG-AFTRA Talent Agency Bonds Work? 

These bonds bind a talent agent, SAG-AFTRA and a surety provider in a mutual contract that indemnifies media professionals from any damages caused by wrongful actions of a talent agent. 

If an actor, musician, writer or other media professional is harmed, they can file a claim against the bond. The surety will pay out valid claims up to the full bond amount then seek reimbursement from the agency. 

How Do I Get a SAG-AFTRA Surety Bond? provides every client with a fast, easy and accurate bonding process:

  • Step 1: Apply online or call to speak with an expert
  • Step 2: Receive your free quote within one business day
  • Step 3: Pay for your bond online 24/7 
  • Step 4: File your official bond form with SAG-AFTRA 

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Can I Get Bonded With Bad Credit? 

Don’t let your financial situation keep you from getting your SAG-AFTRA bond. Our Bad Credit Bonding Program helps us approve 99% of applicants. 

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