Network Code

Network Code Production Types

The following production types are classified as Network Code for purposes of reporting to the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan:  

  • Television productions covered under the SAG-AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting Agreement
  • Basic Cable Non-Dramatic
  • Made for New Media productions covered under the SAG-AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting Agreement

When using the Contributions Manager, please select Network Code as the agreement and identify the appropriate agreement subtype when submitting earnings.

Network Code Contribution Rates

By Role, on/after Date of Principal Photography

1/1/2015

17.10%

17.10%

2/27/2012

16.60%

16.60%

1/1/2011

15.60%

15.60%

For productions prior to January 1, 2011, please refer to the collective bargaining agreement that was in effect at the time principal photography occurred for the individual production.

AFTRA Industry Cooperative Fund (AICF) Contributions

AICF contributions are due on all compensation for television productions, except on productions made for new media under the Network Code.

Network Code Contribution Ceilings

Contributions are due on all compensation paid to each performer up to the applicable ceilings. Ceilings are dependent on the program and performance category being reported on.

Network Code

Ceiling Per Performer / Per Employer / Per Calendar Year

½ Hour Serials $200,000
1 Hour Serials $230,000
Sports $240,000
All Other Programs $250,000
If you are reporting on a program/performance category that is not listed above, please refer to your collective bargaining agreement for the applicable ceiling.