The best resource for SAG-AFTRA audiobook agreements can be found here.
The breakdown for ACTRA requirements is posted here and here. As you’ll see, the calculation is complicated and affected by various factors. There’s no set percentage.
At present (July 2023) all audiobook agreements with the union require a 13.5% contribution on performer earnings.
Minimum rates for audiobook projects are as follows, as of June 2021: SAG-AFTRA – Standard: 260USD per finished hour (pfh) SAG-AFTRA – ACX US: 250USD pfh* SAG-AFTRA – ACX US – Royalty Plus stipend: 100USD pfh* ACTRA: 266CAD pfh Some union agreements vary on minimums. Payers will be able to clarify the matter for payees […]
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