DVDs and Digital Screeners

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Closed captioning or subtitling is REQUIRED and MUST be provided as an
option on all DVDs, digital screeners, and FYC streaming sites. 
Audio Descriptions are encouraged for members who are blind or have low vision.

Motion Picture

Films provided to the Nominating Committee for consideration must be full-length and a final cut.  Any film in consideration must have premiered during the eligibility period: Jan. 1, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2021. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, motion pictures with a planned theatrical release, which are streamed or made available on “video on demand” (VOD) prior to release in the eligibility period, may be eligible in the Motion Picture categories. Films are not required to have a theatrical release during the eligibility period to qualify in the Motion Pictures categories.

DVDs

  • DVDs may be sent to Nominating Committee members for consideration through our Union mailing house.
  • DVDs must include closed captioning or subtitling.  Audio description is encouraged.  
  • 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 in order to receive individually watermarked/encoded DVDs and digital screeners.
  • Any company wishing to send individually encoded screeners or unique digital streaming codes 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 or initial (given COVID-19 social distancing practices).

Digital Screeners
Fee: $3,000 per title.

  • Advanced approval is required for all digital screening platforms and streaming sites.
  • Studios making their films available to the Nom Comm digitally may do so by either choosing a pre-approved platform or getting SAG Awards approval of their platform or streaming site.
  • All Nom Comm members are assigned a unique 7-digit alphanumeric “Awards PIN” by the SAG Awards. This Awards PIN must be used as a login for digital screeners.  Contact the Awards Office for exceptions.
  • Nom Comm members will be notified of individual digital screeners via E-Blast. Links to all digital screeners will live on the Nom Comm private website for reference.

Pre-Approved Platforms
The SAG Awards has approved the following digital streaming platforms. You must complete the digital FYC screener form below and make arrangements directly with the vendor.

COMPLETE DIGITAL FYC SCREENER FORM

Platform Approved Criteria

  • At minimum, platforms/sites must be accessible via desktop.  Additional device compatibility is encouraged.
  • Single-factor Awards PIN login (7-digit alphanumeric unique code) or static password required. Contact the Awards Office for exceptions.
  • All titles must have closed captioning or subtitling.  Audio description is encouraged.
  • No member information outside of the Awards PIN may be captured.
  • Keep URLs, login information, and sites as simple and easy to use as possible.  SAG Awards reserves the right to request changes for ease of use.

SUBMIT FYC PLATFORM OR STREAMING SITE FOR APPROVAL

Television

Television programs provided to the Nominating Committee for consideration either on DVD or digitally may include full seasons as long as all episodes provided fall within the eligibility period: Jan. 1, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2021.

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 Platforms & FYC Sites
Fee: $5,000 per network site.

  • Advanced approval is required on all FYC streaming platforms.
  • All Nom Comm members are assigned a unique 7-digit alphanumeric “Awards PIN” by the SAG Awards. This Awards PIN must be used as a login for digital screeners. Contact the Awards Office for exceptions.
  • Nom Comm members will be notified of digital FYC access via E-Blast. Links to all streaming sites will live on the Nom Comm private website for reference. 
  • For FYC sites that must include content not eligible for the SAG Awards (unscripted, documentaries, outside of eligibility period, etc.), we will approve one of the following:
           •   Limiting Nom Comm member access to only eligible titles.
           •   Permit disclaimers under each title stating “This content is not eligible for SAG Awards® consideration.

Platform Approval Criteria

  • At minimum, platforms/sites must be accessible via desktop.  Additional device compatibility is encouraged.
  • Single-factor Awards PIN login (7-digit alphanumeric unique code) or static password required. Contact the Awards Office for exceptions.
  • All titles must have closed captioning or subtitling.  Audio description is encouraged.
  • No member information outside of the Awards PIN may be captured.
  • Keep URLs, login information, and sites as simple and easy to use as possible.  SAG Awards reserves the right to request changes for ease of use.

SUBMIT FYC PLATFORM OR STREAMING SITE FOR APPROVAL

 

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