03/01/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/01/2021 12:30

Mar 1 2021 Young Performers Make Your Voice Heard in the Network TV Code W&W ... Read More

As a Young Performer (or the parent of a young performer), you have different needs and experiences working in productions covered by the Network Television Code and your input into our negotiations process is vital. The Network Television Code covers non-dramatic programs, daytime serials, variety, quiz, game, reality, talk, news, sports programs and promotional announcements. This agreement expires on June 30, 2021.

The National Young Performers Committee would like you to email your ideas about the contract provisions concerning the employment of minors. Please click here to review the portion of the 2014-2018 Network Television Code agreement as amended by the 2018 Memorandum of Agreement which concerns the employment of minors. This is the agreement under which SAG-AFTRA members are currently employed for all productions covered by the Network Television Code. 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.

We want to hear from you! The National Young Performers Committee strongly encourages you to email your concerns and ideas to [email protected] by Friday, March 12, 2021. Please reference 'Young Performer Network Television Code W&W' and your SAG-AFTRA Local in the subject line.

For details on upcoming Network Code W&W 2021 meetings, please visit the SAG-AFTRA website at

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