The awards program has defined a set of three evaluation tiers that apply to most award categories in order to create an equitable system of evaluation for production aspects that can be influenced by levels of professional development and/or available resources.

Tier I: Productions in this tier operate under LORT or BAT contracts with Actors Equity Association (AEA). Companies operating with LORT or BAT contracts and annual budget in excess of $1M must participate in Tier I. Companies operating with LORT or BAT contracts but an annual budget below $1M may choose to participate in Tier I or Tier II. Tier I productions must be seen by a minimum of 12 adjudicators.

Tier II: Productions in this tier operate under some AEA contract and/or an annual operating budget of $400K or above. Companies operating under some AEA contract and an annual operating budget of below $400K may choose to participate in Tier II or Tier III. Tier II productions must be seen by a minimum of 9 adjudicators.

Tier III: Productions in this tier have no AEA requirement and operate on an annual budget below $400K. Tier III productions must be seen by a minimum of 6 adjudicators.

 

 

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