Terminology Tuesday: Station 12

Double-tap if the first time you heard “Station 12,” you thought it was just another Neill Blomkamp post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie. ⁠

…only us?⁠

𝘒𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨. ⁠

Station 12 refers to the report that a casting office must fill out and obtain from SAG before an actor begins their work on set. ⁠

When we “station 12” actors, it means we are checking to make sure you are a paid member of good standing with the union. ⁠

These reports will contain different information depending on the actor’s current union status. ⁠

Here’s what we might see on a Station 12 report:⁠

𝗡𝗖 = NOT CLEARED. Performer owes fees/dues to the union. We must contact the rep ASAP and make sure the actor pays their dues before the start of work. ⁠

𝗡𝗥 = NO RECORD. Performer is not on record with SAG-AFTRA. They are either not a union member or the SSN on file is incorrect.⁠

𝗢𝗞_𝗟𝗧𝗥 = OK: LATER. Performer was initially issued a “Not Cleared” status but has since fulfilled financial obligations within the 5-business day cast clearance grace period and is now cleared to work.⁠

𝗢𝗞_𝗢𝗪𝗘 = OWES. Performer is cleared to work on this project. The performer owes dues or fees but it is an internal matter between SAG-AFTRA and the performer.⁠

𝗢𝗞_𝗪𝗕 = WORKED BEFORE. SAG’s records indicate that the performer has worked in the union’s jurisdiction before. However, they do not have sufficient detail so they will still need a Taft-Hartley Report.⁠

As you can see, it makes 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦’𝘴 job easier if you can stay on top of your dues and/or be in communication with the union and your reps regarding any discrepancies with your status. ⁠

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