FYC Materials

Closed Captioning or subtitling is REQUIRED and MUST be provided as an option on all DVDs, digital screeners, and FYC streaming sites. 

Motion Picture

Films provided to the Nominating Committee for consideration must be full-length and a final cut.  Any film in consideration must have at least a seven-day consecutive run before a paying audience in a commercial motion picture house in Los Angeles County commencing in the calendar year of 2019.

DVDs

  • DVDs may be sent to Nominating Committee members for consideration through our Union mailing house.  
  • All DVD art and packaging requires SAG Awards approval. Please send to us for review prior to any printing and duplication.  

Encoded Screeners

  • Nominating Committee members have the option to sign a screener agreement during their opt-in process to receive individually watermarked/encoded DVDs.
  • Any company wishing to send individually encoded screeners to these Nom Comm members must sign an NDA with the SAG Awards. Please contact the Awards Office for a copy of the agreement.
  • Only encoded titles are permitted to be shipped directly to the member via fulfillment house.  
  • Deliveries of encoded screeners must require member signature. 

Digital Screeners

  • A studio may be permitted to stream a film if the title is:
    • Late - If a film is finished late in the season and is not ready to screen for any voting group by Sunday, November 17, 2019.
    • Low Budget - If a film is signed under one of SAG-AFTRA’s low budget agreements, and sending DVDs is cost-prohibitive, the Awards Committee will approve on a case-by-case basis.

Any films offered digitally must be provided on an approved, secure online platform for an additional fee. The Nom Comm must be sent a physical mailer with instructions on how to access the digital screener.  

Television

Television programs provided to the Nominating Committee for consideration either by DVD or digitally may include full seasons as long as all episodes provided fall within the eligible calendar year of 2019.

DVDs

  • As with Film, DVDs may be sent to TV Nom Comm members for through our Union mailing house.
  • All DVD art and packaging requires SAG Awards approval. Please send to us for review prior to any printing and duplication.  

Streaming Sites

  • Advanced approval is required on all FYC streaming platforms.
  • All streaming options must be sent to Nom Comm members as a physical mailing (postcard, letter, etc.).  Streaming links cannot be e-mailed to members during the pre-nom phase.
  • Online FYC content may be made available to members for up to 3 months and must expire by the nominations voting deadline (Dec. 8).
  • We recommend keeping URLs, login information, and sites as simple and easy to use as possible. 
  • For FYC sites that must include content not eligible for the SAG Awards, we will approve limiting Nom Comm member access to only eligible titles or we will permit disclaimers under each title stating “This content is not eligible for SAG Awards consideration.”

Other Promotional Materials

Any promotional items, whether mailed to Nominating Committee members via the Union mailing house or distributed at events, must be approved by the Awards Office.  Please contact the Awards Office to discuss in advance of creating these pieces.

  • Any approved promotional material offering free access to For Your Consideration content to the Nominating Committee during the pre-nom phase may only include eligible titles for consideration, and may be made available for up to 3 months and must expire by the nominations voting deadline (Dec. 8).
  • Promotional material provided to the Nominating Committee must focus on the submitted project(s) with 90% of the material directly related to the submitted project(s).
  • NEW FOR 2019: LCD mailers, including those with sizzle reels or trailers, are not permitted.
  • You may still provide approved supplemental content to the Nom Comm but that content can only be sent in the same mailer as the film/TV program for consideration.
Back to top