Pay Rates

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Film and TV pay rates

There are three main union agreements used in and around the London area: FAA/PACT, BBC Equity and ITV Equity. If you are filming outside the South East of England please check with the office for rates of pay.

Looking for different pay rates? Commercials & Corporate or Photographic or Pop Promo

Payment is split by day, night, shift, supplementary fees, travel and meal allowances

FAA/PACT Standard day & continuous working day rates

(Rates Updated 22 June 2020) Please note: Productions that started pre-Covid lockdown are entitled to use the previous 2019 FAA rates. Productions that started after 22 June 2020 must use these new rates.

Based upon a 9 hour stipulated period inc meal break, between 7am and 10pm or seven continuous hours (without a meal break). After 10pm nighttime overtime is applicable. Unless called as a continuous working night.

Basic Daily Rate (BDR) £92.69
Overtime (Per half hour, inc holiday pay) £9.63
Holiday Pay
(Added to BDR)
£9.98
If Dayshoot on Public Holiday Basic Daily Rate £139.04
Public Holiday Overtime (Per half hour inc holiday pay) £14.44
Public Holiday Holiday Pay (Added to Public Holiday BDR) £14.97
Non-performing Attendance (inc fitting) up to 4 hrs £46.35 *
Non-performing Holiday pay (inc fitting) up to 4 hrs £4.99 *

* Full day or night rate applies after 4 hours

FAA/PACT night rates

(Rates Updated 22 June 2020) Based upon a 9 hour stipulated period inc meal break, scheduled to extend beyond midnight or to commence before 4am.

Basic Nightly Rate (BNR) £139.04
Overtime
(Per half hour inc holiday pay)
£14.44
Holiday pay
(added to BNR)
£14.97
If Nightshoot on Public Holiday Rate £208.56
Public Holiday Overtime
(Per half hour inc holiday pay)
£21.67
Public Holiday Holiday Pay (Added to Public Holiday Night Rate) £22.46

FAA/PACT shift call

(Rates Updated 22 June 2020) Based on any four continuous hours taking place between 6am and 11pm. After four hours, 15 minute overtime. After that a double shift call is payable, so this rate is only advised if you know it will be less than four hours.

Basic Rate £57.93
Overtime
(Maximum 15 mins inc holiday pay)
£9.63
Holiday Pay
(added to shift call)
£6.24
If shift call on Public Holiday Rate £86.90
Public Holiday Overtime
(maximum 15 mins inc holiday pay)
£14.44
Public Holiday Holiday Pay (Added to Public Holiday Shift Call) £9.36
If shoot longer than 4 hours 15 mins
(Then automatically double shift call)
£115.86*

FAA/PACT supplementary fees

A1 Clothing Change, Haircut £20.00
A2 Unused Set of Clothes (per set) £10.00
B Doubling, Special Clothing,
Sports Equipment, Inclement Weather / Wetting Down
£20.00
C Firearms, Swimming, Driving, Slills,
Minimal Dialogue, Specialised Dancing, Domesicated Animals
£25.50
D Creative Reaction, Uniforms,
Specialised Driving, Provision of Car
£31.11
E Lookalike Doubling, Stand in, Dialogue £51.51

FAA/PACT Travel allowances

A Calls within TFL Zones 1–3 £12.90
B Calls at Pinewood, Shepperton, Twickenham, Longcross,
Elstree, Leavesden and any base/location beyond TFL Zone 3
£18.04
C Any call made at or before 0600 hours
(0700 hours on Sundays or Bank Holidays)
£15.79

FAA/PACT Meal allowances and penalties

Breakfast when no food provided £5.00
Lunch when no food provided £10.00
Dinner when no food provided £25.00
Late Lunch, Day Shoot, 6hrs hours from call time
£19.26
Short Lunch, Day Shoot, less than one hour
£19.26
2nd broken meal, Day Shoot,
(Short supper, less than one hour after 13hrs from Call-time)
£19.26
Broken Lunch, Night Shoot,
6hrs from Call-time
£28.88
2nd broken meal, Night Shoot,
(After 13hrs from Call-time)
£28.88
If Public Holiday dayshoot all meal penalities £28.88
If Public Holiday nightshoot all meal penalities £43.34

There are two options and a production may use both:

BBC rate option one

A continuous period of 9 hours to include up to 8 Hours of Work and a meal break of not less than one hour. An aggregate of up to 30 minutes Travel Time may be scheduled over and above 9 hours without additional payment;.

BBC rate option two

Provided that agreement has been reached between the BBC and the Walk-On and Supporting Artist a continuous working period of seven hours without a meal break (‘Continuous Work Day’). Such continuous periods will normally take place between 07.00 hours and 19.00 hours, or 20.00 hours and 08.00 hours.

BBC Supporting Artiste rates

The Supporting Artiste is not required to give individual characterisation in a role or speak dialogue other than crowd noise or reaction.

Basic Day Rate £86.40
Basic Overtime (per hour) £13.10
Basic Night Rate £94.60
Night Overtime (per hour) £16.30
Holiday pay £8.87
Special Skills £41.00
Haircut very short £25.25
Costume Fitting (half day) £25.10
Costume Fitting (Full day) £46.70
Auditions £18.20
Provide Evening Wear £24.10
Provide Uniform £24.10
Provide 2nd Outfit £11.50

BBC Walk-on rates

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.

Basic Day Rate £106.80
Basic Overtime (per hour) £16.30
Basic Night Rate £129.20
Night Overtime (per hour) £21.90
Holiday pay £11.22
Special Skills £41.00
Haircut very short £25.25
Costume Fitting (half day) £25.10
Costume Fitting (Full day) £46.70
Auditions £18.20
Provide Evening Wear £24.10
Provide Uniform £24.10
Provide 2nd Outfit £11.50

BBC multi-episodic

When more than one programme is recorded in the day additional 50 per cent of the recording fee.

BBC repeat fees

Walk-on Artist only = 100 per cent of recording fee per repeat transmission on UK terrestrial television. 50% if repeated within one week of transmission. This applies to repeats of serials/series.

Extract fee (up to one minute) £21.70
Extract fee (one to four minutes) £43.30

There are three ITV Supporting Artiste rates (2020)

ITV Walk-on 1 rates

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.

Basic Day Rate £79.89
Basic Overtime (per hour) £14.97
Night Overtime (per hour) £22.46
Two episode £99.98
Three episodes or more £120.09
Basic 41+ day rate £68.54
Overtime 41+ day rate £12.85
Overtime 41+ night rate £19.27
Two episodes 41+ £81.30
Three episodes or more 41+ £97.23
Special skills £39.08
Short Haircut £12.16
Physical appearance £12.16
Strenuous workout £21.39
Costume fitting (half day) £28.92
Costume fitting (full day) £57.82
Provide evening wear £29.80
Provide 2nd outfit £8.00
Auditions £15.03

ITV Walk-on 2 rates (non speaking)

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.

Day of attendance £103.47
2+ episodes rehearsed £155.26
Day of recording £103.47
2+ episodes recorded £155.26
Overtime day rate £19.40
Overtime night rate £29.10

ITV Walk-on 3 rates (speaking)

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.

Day of attendance £123.16
2+ episodes rehearsed £184.72
Day of recording £123.16
2+ episodes recorded £184.72
Overtime day rate £23.03
Overtime night rate £34.64

ITV Repeat Fees

Repeat fees are based upon day of attendance fees, but adjusted if shown off-peak or on part of the network only. Walk-Ons 2 and 3 are entitled to repeats whenever the programme is re-shown on ITV or Channel 4.

Walk-Ons 1 are entitled to repeat payments when the programme is shown more than five years after the first transmission.

ITV Night Rates

Payment for night work is 1.5 times the correct day rate. If recording/rehearsal is scheduled to start before 7.00am or after midnight the entire work period attracts night rate. If work extends beyond midnight (but not scheduled) night rate applies after midnight only. On calls before 7.00am to travel to work/rehearsal, night rate is paid for the hours before 7.00am only.

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Commercials and corporate pay rates

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Commercials Standard day & overtime rates

These rates are based on a 10 hour day including one hour for lunch. Any job that shoots beyond midnight is considered a night shoot. Night shoots are paid at time and a half of the below rates. Payment is split by type of work i.e. extra, walk on, or featured. For full details of usage and buyouts can be found at www.usefee.tv

Travel rates may be negotiated depending on location.

Basic Day Rate Background £120.00
Basic Overtime (per hour) £24.00
Walk On Day Rate £250.00
Walk On Overtime (per hour) £50.00
Featured Day Rate £350.00
Featured Overtime (per hour) £70 Buyout / Repeat

Background definition: Not required to give individual characterisation nor to speak any word or line of dialogue except that background speech or noise shall not be deemed to be dialogue in this context. A background artist is a person or member of a group contributing to the overall authenticity and atmosphere of a scene. The individual or individuals in the group may be dressed in clothing identifiable with the role, calling or trade selected for each by the producer or advertiser, and may be directed by the director to move and/or react as required on the set. Crowd noises can include community singing of well known songs where words do not have to be learned.
Walk-on definition: An identifiable non-speaking artist, except that background speech or noise shall not be deemed to be speaking in this context, who shall be required to act individually in medium shot, or more closely, a special function peculiar only to the role, trade or calling that the character is supposed to portray and/or who, at the same time that his/her movements are recorded, is subject to individual direction and has a direct relationship with an actor (ie visual Featured Artist) who is performing his/her part as directed.
Featured definition: As per walkon but with dialogue.

Corporates Standard day & overtime rates

These rates are based on a 10 hour day including one hour for lunch. Any job that shoots beyond midnight is considered a night shoot. Night shoots are paid at time and a half of the below rates. Payment is split by type of work i.e. extra, walk on, or featured.

Travel rates may be negotiated depending on location.

Basic Day Rate £120.00
Basic Overtime (per hour) £24.00
Walk On Day Rate £250.00
Walk On Overtime (per hour) £50.00
Featured Day Rate £350.00
Featured Overtime (per hour) £70 Buyout negotiated
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Photographic pay rates

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Photographic Standard day & overtime rates

The industry standard for a photographic job is £300 for a half day (up to 5hrs) and £500 for a full day (up to 10hrs).Overtime where applicable is charged at 20% of the daily rate per hour.

Travel rates may be negotiated depending on location.

Buy outs

Similar to commercials, featured Artistes will also have a buy out amount – determined by usage of medium and length of usage.

Background

Background on Photographic jobs is normally £120 for a ten hour day Night shoots are paid at time and a half of the above rates. Any job that shoots beyond midnight is considered a nightshoot.

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Pop promo pay rates

Looking for different pay rates? Film & Television or Commercials & Corporate or Photographic

Pop Promo standard day & overtime rates

These rates are based on a 10 hour day including one hour for lunch. Any job that shoots beyond midnight is considered a night shoot. Night shoots are paid at time and a half of the below rates. Payment is split by type of work i.e. extra, walk on, or featured.

Travel rates may be negotiated depending on location.

Basic Day Rate £100.00
Basic Overtime (per hour) £20.00
Walk On Day Rate £200.00
Walk On Overtime (per hour) £40.00
Featured Day Rate £250.00
Featured Overtime (per hour) £50 Buyout negotiated