Sourcing and co-ordinating supporting artists for major feature film projects.
BECOME A SUPPORTING ARTIST
If you have two days on average free midweek or have flexible working times, if you are punctual and don't mind early starts and long hours then becoming a supporting artist may be for you.All you need is the right to work in the UK, be aged 16+ and be fit for work.
Norf deducts 17.5 % from each booking for all artists. There is a £35 annual booking fee which will be deducted from your first job with us.
We prefer all our artists to have a DBS background check, we can help you obtain this once you join Norf.
Providing Featured and Supporting artists for commercial projects.
Providing Walk Ons and Supporting artists for television programmes.
SA PAY RATES
The pay can differ between production companies for a supporting artist but there are generally three agreements that are adhered to industry wide :
The Supporting Artiste is not required to give individual characterisation in a role or speak dialogue other than crowd noise or reaction.
Walk-on Artist is not required to give individual characterisation in a role but may be required to impersonate an identifiable individual, to accept individual direction and to speak a few unscripted unimportant words where the precise words spoken do not matter.
Walk On 1
Walk-on 1 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.
Walk On 2
Non-speaking: is not required to give individual characterisation but who is required to impersonate an identifiable individual subject under individual direction. Night rates are one and a half times the day rates.
Walk On 3
Speaking: In addition to carrying out the functions set out in Walk-on 2 shall also be required to speak a very few unimportant words where the precise words spoken do not matter. Night rates are one and a half times the day rates.
9 hour working day based upon a 9 hour stipulated period including an unpaid meal break between 7am and 10pm. Before 7am a pre call charge will apply and after 10pm overtime night rates will apply (unless this is a night shoot).
Continuous Working Day
Based on a seven hour working period without a meal break. After seven hours overtime will apply which will apply up until 10pm. After 10pm night-time overtime is applicable, unless called as a continuous working night shoot.
Based on a 9 hour stipulated period including a meal break where the shoot extends beyond 10pm or commences before 4am.
Based on a period of 4 hours between 6am and 10pm. After 4 hours, a double shift call rate is applicable. This rate is only advised if you know for certain it will be under 4 hours
Attendance (Non-Performing Capacity)
NORF PRO EVENTS
From time to time we invite groups of supporting artists to our Norf-Pro events where they will have access to a an industry professional costume assistant and a professional photographer.
It is always important as an SA to have a full, professional and reliable list of your measurements from hat size to shoe size.
Having your measures taken professionally and up to date increases your chances of returning to a production to play repeat roles.
Head and Body shots:
A decent head and body shot speaks for itself on your casting profile, it shows potential employers that you are serious about the work and shows you in a more aesthetic light. Much more professional than a blurry selfie taken during your lunch break at work. After the event you will be given full resolution copies of your chosen head and bodyshots to use across other agencies as you see fit.