Cutwater Law provides legal services to the creative industries. Clients include small and medium-sized businesses as well as entrepreneurs in the fields of technology, television, film, music, publishing and digital media. Unlike the signatories` other agreements, the New Media Agreement does not require minimum remuneration. Initial compensation is fully negotiable under the SAG-AFTRA New Media Agreement for productions that do not meet the high budget threshold. While there are no minimum requirements under the agreement, note that local, state, and federal minimum wage laws continue to apply. Payment is due to the performer no later than five working days from the date of work. SAG Pension and Health or AFTRA Health and Retirement contributions are due on the initial negotiated damage of 17%. The new media agreement is generally seen as SAG-AFTRA`s response to online content and generally covers small productions, including content such as webisodes, reality shows and films originally uploaded. Subject to certain guidelines, you may engage both SAG-AFTRA and non-unionized actors. The guidelines are as follows: All the main actors and the first ten substantive actors per day must be covered by a SAG-AFTRA contract. If you need to hire a non-unionized member for a covered role within reasonable limits, you must submit a Taft-Hartley report within 15 days of the first work date stating the reason why you hired that artist to a union artist.