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EXTRAS

Press Disclaimer

For the benefit of the production, background actors may not blog or speak with the press about their experiences working on any feature film project without the prior approval of the production (via Julie at Boston Casting) and all on-set photography is forbidden.  Ignoring these requests can undermine an actor’s affiliation with both the production and Boston Casting.

EXTRA’S DO’S AND DON’TS

For the benefit of the production, background actors may not blog or speak with the press about their experiences working on any feature film project without the prior approval of the production (via Julie at Boston Casting) and all on-set photography is forbidden.  Ignoring these requests can undermine an actor’s affiliation with both the production and Boston Casting.

1) You must commit to a full 12 – 14 hour day. A typical day starts early in the morning, around 6 am and you cannot leave set until released. Pay rate Non-Union: $64 for 8 hours and Union:General SAG background rate.

2) Do not speak to the director, assistant director, or actors, unless they speak to you first. They are extremely busy.  You are there to work and so are they!

3) Never look into the camera unless told to do so by the director or an assistant director. Try to know where the camera is and which way it is filming; this will help you not to look at it in error.

4) Please stay in designated areas (“Extras Holding”) as a group. Do not wander off. If you need to leave the set to use the restroom or the phone you must ask the extras coordinator or a production assistant.

5) Remain quiet in or around the set at all times and make sure your cell phone is OFF.

6) DO NOT BRING VALUABLES TO THE SET. The production company and Boston Casting are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

7) When the shoot ends for the day, by law you must leave the set immediately after signing out with the production company. You will be asked to fill out a payment Voucher, please bring your own pen and write clearly for accounting. Always save your copy as it is proof you worked.

8) You are responsible for your own transportation and parking. Typically parking is provided by production and Boston Casting will let you know ahead of time if parking is not provided.

9) In order to be paid, you will need to fill out an I9 on set.  You must be legal to work in the US.  You should bring a passport with you if you have one, that will serve as your sole form of ID.  If you do not have a passport, please bring 2 forms of ID.  One needs to be a photo ID such as a license or State ID Card.  Your second form of ID could be your social security card or your birth certificate.

10) Under no circumstances are you allowed to take photos on set or ask the actors for photos or autographs.

11)  When you are booked, your name and only your name will appear on a check list.  You are not permitted to bring family members or friends to set.

12)  It is a good idea to bring a book, magazine or something to occupy yourself during downtime.  There is a lot of downtime throughout the day.  Again, we do NOT recommend bringing anything valuable.

13)  You are not booked until you get a call time.  Call times will be sent by e-mail the night prior to shooting.  Once you have confirmed your availability, we will send you a booking e-mail around 7 or 8 pm the night prior to shooting.  You MUST CONFIRM that you received that e-mail so we know you have all the information.  If you do not confirm, you will be replaced.

14)  Be on time!  This is so important.  Productions are always on a tight schedule and cannot afford to delay shooting because people are late.  Please plan your travel time accordingly so that we can be sure to be AT CHECK IN at your given call time.

 

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