Here’s some really good news if you’re an SAG-AFTRA member, looking for work as an audiobook narrator on ACX.
This is big news to some, and viewed as not likely by some union members.
Trust me. It’s for real.
Here we go: when you are offered a job on ACX, Audible’s Audiobook Creation Exchange (http://www.acx.com), there are three buttons on the screen where you accept the job: Decline, Accept and Accept with AFTRA H&R.
You may have noticed that on 50/50 royalty share jobs, or jobs that pay less than $200 per-finished-hour (PFH), that the Accept with AFTRA H&R button is dimmed, and so is not available for you as a SAG-AFTRA member to click.
That doesn’t matter. You can still accept the project. Just click the plain Accept button.
Pay attention: as a SAG-AFTRA member, not only can you accept any stipend project, and you can accept any royalty share project (although ACX won’t contribute anything to your H&R – that’s why the button’s dimmed). You can certainly also accept pre-paid hourly projects, including ones that pay you less than $200 per hour.
So – go for it. Build a portfolio of ongoing income with projects on ACX that fit SAG-AFTRA’s criteria.
Hope this helps.