When do extras movie actors get paid?
It depends on the production company making the movie. When I
was working on 61* for HBO Films (a major production company), we
got checks every two weeks like a normal job. When I was working on
LONG LIVE THE DEAD for Alienstone Entertainment (a brand new low
budget (so far) production company), every day that we showed up on
the set, we were paid with pizza, and we got a free copy of the DVD
at the premiere. When I was working for CHECKMATE (a TV Pilot) we
all signed releases agreeing that we would not get paid until the
show was sold to a distributor, at which point, everyone would get
paid for everything all at once.
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