Speaking with Tracy Hyman at SAG was very informative about the costs we need to put into our bids if we are going to shoot a “Behind the Scenes” video on our still shoots.

This falls under the SAG Industrial & Educational Contract – Category II.

See this link for a PDF from SAG with the rates listed.

Basically the day rate (for 8 hrs.) is $586.00 + Payroll (approx. 22.5%) + Health & Pension 15.3% – for 5 years internet usage for “Behind the Scenes” videos.  For industrial projects, you may use a payroll company that is signed to the Industrial Contract as your signatory.

And here is a link to the SAG Industrial Digest which gives definitions and details for additional usages.

See Page 7 in the SAG Industrial Digest for the definition of Category II uses, and Page 5 for details on Supplemental Use.


And in the following example;

Shooting a “Swimsuit Model” with a product on location and having a behind the scenes video shot for internet use.

If the Ad Agency or Client is a SAG signatory, the models would all need to be put on SAG Industrial contracts and paid as per the contract including P&H. They would be treated as though they were SAG, but Taft Hartley’s would need to be submitted explaining why they were hired (very easy in this type of situation to explain).


Rates and Fees are subject to change, Always contact your Payroll Company for the latest rates that would apply to your project. That’s what they are there for.