How much do SAG extras get paid?
Extras are paid a session fee of $388.40, according to SAG’s 2019 rate sheet. This is regardless of where the commercial will air. To figure out an extra’s hourly rate, divide the session rate of $388.40 by eight, the number of hours SAG considers the session rate to cover.
How do you become an extra in a TV show?
How to become a movie extra
- Research talent agencies. Visit casting websites to vet various talent agencies.
- Take a high-quality headshot.
- Sign with a casting agency.
- Submit your work authorization documentation.
- Begin work as a non-union extra.
- Become a SAG-AFTRA member.
Are extras in SAG?
Also known as “extras” on the set, background actors long for the coveted SAG card, which proclaims membership in the Screen Actors Guild, now merged with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFRTA).
What does scale plus 10 mean?
But more than ever, actors are hearing that word “scale” when offered jobs, or “scale plus 10,” which means producers will kick in another 10 percent to cover agent fees.
Do extras get paid?
How much do extras get paid? Extras are paid differently depending on their union status. Generally, nonunion talent will be hired for either a 10- or 12-hour day, with additional pay provided should production run overtime. A common rate for a single day of background work is between $100 and $200.
Do extras get credit?
Extras don’t get film credits or lines. But they can get union wages, meals and perks — such as getting to read novels on the job.
Do extras need to audition?
The pros of becoming an extra are: You don’t have to audition for parts; you’re only hired based on your looks and sometimes experience. It can potentially be a good opportunity to network, but you must be a really good schmoozer. If you’re into that, you can hang out around famous actors (but not bother them)