Benefits of Joining the Screen Actors Guild

Richard Romano is a screenwriter and children’s book author with more than a decade of experience in the writing and film industry. The independent film made from his first screenplay, The Investigator, was met with great success, receiving theatrical release and praise from viewers. He is currently working on a television pilot for an unnamed series. Richard Romano, who is actor Ray Romano’s brother, is a member of the Writer’s Guild and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA).

SAG-AFTRA helps television and film actors secure job benefits that any other occupation would provide. SAG-AFTRA gives members access to health benefits covering prescription drugs, dental, mental health, and vision, as well as primary health care and pension plans. It also provides a federal credit union to members. As a union, SAG-AFTRA gives industry professionals a platform for wage negotiations, protection of working conditions, protecting copyrights, and expanding opportunities for work. For more information, visit www.sagaftra.org.

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