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How do I complete a multi-order CSV?

You can pay both SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA performers in a single worksheet. Just make sure that you place the right information in the right column. Make sure that you save the worksheet in CSV format before you upload it.

You should imitate this sample:


  1. Column A (defer_id) – This is linked to an alpha feature. Not required.
  2. Columns B to G – Enter:
    1. the title of the project (required)
    2. the performer’s first (required), middle (optional), and last (required) names
    3. the talent agency (required, if performer is a client)
    4. any memo information that’s needed (optional)
  3. Columns H to J – Enter:
    1. hours as whole number or whole number and two-place decimal (e.g., 12.44 or 7.25)
    2. hours in one column, minutes in the other. (If decimal value is used in a. then minute value is not required)
    3. rate as whole number or whole number and two-place decimal (e.g., 260 or 275.75)
    4. lump sums can be entered by placing 1 in the hours field and the agreed-upon sum in the rate field
  4. Column K – If a cast collaboration fee is necessary, add “TRUE.” If not, nothing is required.
  5. Column L – If an agent’s fee is necessary, add “TRUE.” If not, nothing is required.
  6. Column M – If fees will be subtracted from the total (a reverse calculation), add “TRUE.” If not, nothing is required.
  7. Columns N to P (see inputs for Canadian Orders below) – These columns are required for Canadian / ACTRA payments. Enter:
    1. province where the performance occurred
    2. nature of production
    3. performance category
  8. Columns Q to R – Start and end dates are required for Canadian orders and optional (and are not recommended) for US orders. (US orders use the invoice date as the default end date.) All dates can be entered in either of these formats:
    1. YYYY-MM-DD (year-month-day) or 
    2. MM.DD.YYYY (month-day-year)

Inputs for Canadian Orders

Place of Performance:

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Yukon

Nature of Production:

  • Audiobooks
  • Audio guides
  • Narration
  • E-learning

Performance category:

  • Narrator
  • Principal
  • Supporting
  • Crowd sounds
  • Group Singers (paste the number into CSV cell):
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

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