So, long story short, I started acting this year and got some well paying non-union gigs, callbacks, auditions, etc. So I'm fairly new at this, but not new to production (15+ years in all kinds of positions) but I realized due to some appearances in a low budget movie I was in a while ago, I'm actually STILL SAG ELIGIBLE.
I was wondering should I pay the 3k and join SAG? Does that help with getting more work? Do you think living in NYC there's a solid chance of making that investment back?
One working actor I'm close with told me to wait until you find a production to pay that 3k for you and just keep building my resume until then.
But I wanted to ask Stage32.
Would joining SAG increase my probability of getting work?
(Note: I already get very good health insurance through my other positions in film, so that wouldn't be part of it.)