E-Blasts

Advanced approval is required on all EMAIL BLASTS
Please email E-Blast drafts for approval to:
AwardsTeam@sagawards.org
 

TYPES OF E-BLASTS

  • Digital Screener Notification (1 allowed per title): Email alerting members to digital screener or FYC site access and login information. Access and login information will be listed on the private Nom Comm website for member reference.
    • Sending digital screeners to the Nom Comm requires approval - please see DVDs & Digital Screeners for more information. A Digital Screener E-Blast template will be provided upon approval.
  • Event Invitations (4 allowed per title): Limited to official booked in-person FYC events in Los Angeles or New York. Event details will be listed on the private Nom Comm website for member reference.
    • 1 reminder blast allowed per event.
    • In-person events must be held and booked on the SAG Awards Q&A Calendar Portal - please see In-Person Q&As and Events for more information.
  • FYC Extras (4 allowed per title): Email featuring up to three (3) links to extra content, which can include pre-recorded virtual events and panels, performance-focused articles, interviews, trailers, featurettes, BTS, etc. Links featured in the E-Blast will automatically be posted on the private Nom Comm website for member reference.
  • Regional Screening Invitations (outside of LA and NY): Limited to 5 screenings per blast, may also include a link to a studio site listing available screenings. Dates do not need to be booked on the SAG Awards Q&A calendar. Event details will be listed on the private Nom Comm website for member reference.

GROUPS AVAILABLE TO E-BLAST

  • Nominating Committees: Both the Motion Picture and Television Nominating Committees are available to E-Blast for screenings. 
  • SAG Awards RSVP Group: The SAG Awards has an email database of general members for screening invitations (also known as our “wide” list). You may invite these members to fill Nom Comm screenings (if needed) or other industry screenings. This group is not available to send digital screeners or FYC Extras blasts.

Companies requesting to invite both Nominating Committee members and the SAG Awards RSVP screening group to events must first invite the Nominating Committee. Invitations may not be emailed to both groups simultaneously. 

OVERALL E-BLAST GUIDELINES

General

  • E-Blast requests require at least 24-hour advance notice. 
  • Invitations and FYC E-Blasts must be sent using our Word .doc templates.

Fees

  • These fees will be invoiced in early March once Awards season concludes.

Digital Screener Notification

(Pre-Nom only)

$3,000 per film title

$5,000 per TV site

Event Invitation

$1,000

$200 per optional reminder or extension to RSVP Group

FYC Extras

$1,500

Regional Screening Invitations

$2,000 for up to 5 screenings

$1,000 for single screening

Formatting

  • Invitations must be submitted as Word .doc files. PDFs will not be accepted.
  • Up to 2 images or graphics may be included on each blast. We suggest title treatment and / or a one-sheet. 
    • Title treatments must be .png and between 700 and 1000 px wide.
    • One-sheets and photos must be .png and between 1081px x 1600px.

Language

  • All E-Blasts must include “Paid For” text below: 
    • NOT PAID FOR BY SAG-AFTRA – or – PAID FOR BY [STUDIO/COMPANY]
  • Any reference to the Nominating Committee must be referred to as the “SAG Awards Nominating Committee” or “SAG Awards Nom Comm”. Please do not use “SAG” or “SAG Nom Comm.”
  •  To avoid confusion, please do not refer to Q&A’s as “Conversations”  unless in association with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Conversations series.

EVENT INVITATION E-BLAST REQUIREMENTS

Details to Include

  • Date / time / location of event
  • Does the invitation include a guest?
  • RSVP link/email
  • Invitations must include a contact email for members to cancel their RSVP if the need arises. 
  • Film or episode runtime
  • Up to 2 reviewer’s quotes may be included.
  • No more than 1 additional link may be included (trailer, awards site, etc).

RSVPs

  • For any RSVP emails created specifically for our group, please do not use the term “SAG”. You may use “SAG Awards” or “SAG Awards Nom Comm”.
  • Similarly, when noting Nom Comm affiliation in RSVP webforms (drop-down menu, etc.), please use “SAG Awards” or “SAG Awards Nom Comm”.
  • We suggest having 2 RSVP affiliation options - SAG Awards Nom Comm and SAG-AFTRA to differentiate between the Nom Comm and general SAG-AFTRA members attending screenings.

Cancellations

  • Invitations must include a contact email for members to cancel their RSVP if the need arises. 

DOWNLOAD IN-PERSON EVENT INVITATION E-BLAST TEMPLATE

FYC EXTRAS E-BLAST REQUIREMENTS

In addition to digital screeners and event invitations, studios/networks may send up to 4 E-Blasts (per title) to Nom Comm members with links to additional FYC bonus features.  All FYC extras must be 90% performance focused.

Allowed Content to Link - Limit of up to 3 links per E-Blast

  • Pre-Recorded Panels/Events (SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations can be used)
  • Trailers
  • Featurettes
  • Behind-the-Scenes 
  • Interviews
  • Digital FYC Booklets
  • Screening Websites

Formatting

  • Please only provide hyperlinks. Videos cannot be embedded. 
  • Up to 2 photos may be included.
  • Up to 2 reviewers quotes may be included.
  • SAG Awards categories/performers for consideration may be included.
  • NEW: Nom Comm Website Posting Title Art/Logo
    • Include title art or show logo where indicated below.
    • Must be .jpg or .png files, 800 px on the longest side.

DOWNLOAD FYC EXTRAS E-BLAST TEMPLATE

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