On 23 September 2017, an agreement was reached to end 340 days of strike action.  When a company becomes a signatory, it accepts the working conditions of professionals represented, protected and custodians under basic contracts. This includes: “Creating safe, dignified and fair jobs in an industry where nudity and privacy are often part of the job is a challenge, but not insurmountable,” the foundation said in a statement. Therefore, the fact that SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP have reached an agreement that does not include important health and safety measures is deeply disappointing and dangerous. The low-budget agreement applies to films shot entirely in the United States, with a total budget of less than $2,000,000, but more than $700,000 planned for the first theatrical release. The agreement must be executed by performers at least three weeks before any work. The prices of the daily and weekly headliners under this agreement are set at 65% of the scale of the basic agreement. While the main players are usually paid well above the SAG minimum, the lowest thing you can pay under this agreement is this: as part of this agreement, there are a variety of casting incentives. SAG-AFTRA offers a casting incentive for low-budget filmmakers who can increase the entire range of theatrical agreements, which would increase prices, and other payments that a low-budget film might not afford. For more information on what is qualified for diversity, see Section 3 (a) of the Low Budget Agreement. There are 6 types of theatrical agreements. All are determined by the budget: the Low Budget Moderate Project Agreement (MPA) covers non-episodic content productions that have been shot between $300,000 and $700,000 for the total value of the United States. The agreement must be executed by performers at least one week before any work.
The MPA applies to films originally published in one of the following publications, but the first publication in one of the following options is not necessary: all categories are subject to the existing basic agreement and the television broadcasting contract. As part of the television agreement, actors and background actors are covered for their work on the shows that signed the SAG-AFTRA television agreement. As part of the television agreement, there is a required quota of 21 substantive actors, and for all non-union actors who are hired, and the 22nd and over productions of substantive actors should submit the corresponding report by Tft Hartley, accompanied by a headshot and a CV.