Rates of pay
Rates in the film and television production industry differ depending on where the production that you are working on is based. The main agreements are the FAA/PACT agreement which covers central London, The BBC Equity Agreement for all BBC jobs that are done in house, The ITV Equity Agreement and the Equity/PACT agreement which generally covers everything outside of the other three.
You then have commercials and some bespoke rates that can occur during transition periods between new agreements being settled.
A standard day is 10 hours including and unpaid meal break of one uninterrupted hour. Day rates apply between the hours of 0700 and midnight with overtime for any hours worked between 0400 and 0700. Night rates apply if work extends beyond midnight or commences before 0400.
SP1: Creative Contribution includes things like speaking a few unimportant lines, impersonating an identifiable individual, or interacting with a cast member individually or as part of a member.
SP2: Includes skills such as; Swimming, Driving, Dancing, Horse Riding and Supervised use of Firearms.
SP3: Change of clothing (Own outfits only), Providing specialised clothing, Hair Cuts, Inclement Weather or wetting down and Provision of Vehicle.
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A Standard Day is a work period of nine hours, including a one hour unpaid meal break, between the hours of 0700 and 2200. Any time worked earlier than 0700 or later than 2200 is payable at the night overtime rate.
A Continuous Day is a work period of seven hours, on which there is no requirement for any meal breaks, between the hours of 0700 and 2200. Again, any time worked earlier than 0700 or later than 2200 is payable at the night overtime rate.
A Shift Call is a work period of four hours, taking place between the hours of 0600 and 2300.
Broken Meal Payments
Late Lunch is paid if no break is given within 6 hours of the call time (or 0700, depending on which is later) on a Standard Day call.
Short Lunch (broken lunch) is paid if the meal break is less than an hour on a Standard Day call.
Late Supper (broken supper) is due if work continues after 13 hours without a 1 hour meal break.
Category A: Haircut (scissors or clippers applied to hair, sideburns, beard, eyebrows) Clothing change. (Unused clothing change at £6.25)
Category B: Doubling, Special clothing (eg evening wear), Sports equipment, Inclement weather/wetting down
Category C: Discharge of firearms, Swimming, Driving, Photographic stills, Minimal dialogue (up to 10 words), Specialised dancing, Handling domesticated animals
Category D: Creative reaction, Provision of uniforms (police, paramedic, military etc), Specialised driving, Provision of car
Category E: Lookalike doubling, Stand-in, Dialogue (more than 10 scripted words)
Walk-on 1: The artist is not required to give individual characterisation nor to speak any word or line of dialogue. Crowd noises shall not be deemed to be dialogue in this context. Night rates are one and a half times the day rates.