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When do extras movie actors get paid?

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2009-09-24 21:40:41

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.

Just go to its a movie extras calculator!

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