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January 24, 2020


Requirements for membership in the Performers Peer Group

Please note that requirements (as outlined below) must be met within the four (4) years preceding one's application for membership or membership review; also, such requirements apply in each instance to the production and/or distribution of nationally exhibited audio visual works. All episodes should be a minimum of thirty (30) minutes in length unless defined otherwise specifically for short form programming. Individuals who have received a Primetime or Daytime Emmy Nomination, specific to this peer group, within the past four (4) years are eligible for Active membership.

Active Status:

Eight (8) qualifying credits of nationally-exhibited content in a principal role within the past four (4) years. (A principal role is defined as a contracted major role, excluding background work.)
Voice-over performers with eight (8) qualifying credits of nationally-exhibited content. Voice-over is defined as a character voice, live action or animation, narration, in-show announcer, live announcer, promo announcer, and commercials. Group ADR or walla is excluded.
Hosts qualify with eight (8) credits of nationally-exhibited content and must be credited as host or M.C. Panel judges on competition programming are excluded.

At least fifty (50) percent of the eight (8) qualifying credits must be from traditional network broadcast/cable and (or) streaming service original content. If applicant is submitting independent webseries, a qualifying credit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Peer Group Executive Committee. Production values must be equivalent to network quality and have wide verifiable distribution.

On camera and voiceover commercials qualify with eight (8) credits in principal roles. Commercial background work is excluded.

Or any combination of qualifying credits.

Or a significant and distinguished body of work to be determined by the PGEC.

(Appearances in news magazines and talk shows do not qualify as performance credits. Appearances in documentary, reality programming qualify only if the performer has been cast in a principal or featured credited role as defined above and excludes personalities portraying themselves in reality programming.)

Associate Status:

Two years professional work in the telecommunications industry and at least one featured credit in nationally-exhibited content within the last two years. A principal credit from an unaired pilot may also be submitted for associate status, excluding background work. A copy of the work contract is required.

updated 1.24.20

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