Rates of pay

Casting Collective deduct 15% commission from the Artiste on all bookings. If your type of job doesn’t appear to fall under any of these below, or you need advice please call our team 020 8962 0099 or email us.

Film & TV

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

Day Rate

Based upon a 9 hour stipulated period inc meal break, between 7am and 10pm (before 7am nighttime overtime will apply. After 10pm Nighttime overtime will apply- Unless called as a nightshoot)

Standard day rate Amount
Basic day rate £88.20
Half hour overtime rate £8.27
Public holiday rate £132.30
Public holiday half hour overtime rate £12.40
Holiday pay £9.50
Attendance in non-performing capacity (inc fitting) - up to 4 hrs (if over 4 hours Full Day is payable) £35
Holiday pay : Attendance in non-performing capacity (inc fitting) - up to 4 hrs £3.77

Night rate

Based upon a 9 hour stipulated period inc meal break, scheduled to extend beyond midnight or to commence before 4am.

Standard night rate Amount
Basic day rate £110.25
Half hour overtime rate £10.34
Public holiday rate £165.38
Public holiday half hour overtime rate £15.50
Holiday pay £11.88

Continuous working day

Based on any seven continuous hours (without a meal break) After seven hours overtime will apply. Applies up to 10pm. After 10pm nighttime overtime is applicable. Unless called as a continuous working night.

Continuous working day Amount
Basic day rate £88.20
Half hour overtime rate £8.27
Public holiday rate £132.30
Public holiday half hour overtime rate £12.40
Holiday pay £9.50

Shift Call

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.

Shift call Amount
Basic day rate £55.13
15 minute overtime only £8.27
If it shoots longer than 4 hours 15 minutes then automatically daily rate £88.20
Public holiday rate £82.69
Public Holiday 15 minute overtime only £12.40
Holiday pay £5.94

Supplementary fees

Category Amount
A: Change of Clothes : Haircut £12.50
B: Doubling : Special Clothes : Sports Equipment : Inclement Weather/Wetting Down £19.00
C: Firearms : Swimming : Driving : Stills : Minimal Dialogue: Specialised Dancing: Handling Domesticated Animals £25.00
D: Creative Reaction : Uniforms : Specialised Driving : Supply Car £30.50
E: Look-a-like Double : Stand-In : Dialogue £50.50

Meal Penatlies

Broken Lunch : Day Shoot : 6hrs from Call-time or 7am, whichever is the later £16.54
2nd broken meal : Day Shoot : After 13hrs from Call-time £16.54
Broken Lunch : Night Shoot : 6hrs from Call-time £20.68
2nd broken meal : Night Shoot : After 13hrs from Call-time £20.68

Travel Allowance

Rate Amount per call
Calls within TFL Zones 1 – 3 £11.77
Calls at Elstree, Pinewood, Shepperton, Long Cross, Twickenham, Leavesden and any base/location from TFL Zone 4 and within a 40 mile radius of Charing Cross £16.46
In addition to the above travel.Calls at or before 06.00am (7am on Sundays & Bank Holidays) £14.41

Other Payments

Meal Allowance (when no food provided) Amount per call
Breakfast £5.00
Lunch £5.00
Dinner £10.00

BBC Supporting Artiste/Walk-on Rates

There are two options and a production may use both:
(a) 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; or
(b) 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.

Supporting Artiste

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

Rate Amount Rate Amount
Basic Day Rate £86.40 Overtime Rate £13.10
Basic Night Rate £94.60 Overtime Night Rate £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

Walk-On

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.

Rate Amount Rate Amount
Basic Day Rate £106.80 Overtime Rate £16.30
Basic Night Rate £129.20 Overtime Night Rate £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

Multi-episodic

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

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

ITV Supporting Artiste/Walk-on Rates

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.

Rate Amount
Basic day rate £73.16
Overtime day rate £13.72
Overtime night rate £19.79
Two episodes £91.59
Three episodes or more £110.01
Basic 41+ day rate £62.78
Overtime 41+ day rate £11.77
Overtime 41+ night rate £16.98
Two episodes 41+ £74.21
Three episodes or more 41+ £89.07
Special skills £35.81
Short Haircut £11.14
Physical appearance £11.14
Strenuous workout £19.99
Costume fitting (half day) £23.92
Costume fitting (full day) £47.83
Provide evening wear £25.70
Provide 2nd outfit £7.50
Auditions £12.43

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.

Rate Amount
Day of attendance £75.04
2+ episodes rehearsed £112.64
Day of recording £94.78
2+ episodes recorded £142.22
Overtime day rate £17.77
Overtime night rate £25.63

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.

Rate Amount
Day of attendance £75.04
2+ episodes recorded £112.64
Day of recording £112.81
2+ episodes recorded £169.22
Overtime day rate £21.16
Overtime night rate £30.51

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.

Commercials

Rate Standard Day Overtime
(1/5 Daily Rate)
Extras £100 £20 per hour
Walk Ons £200 £40 per hour
Featured £350 £70 per hour
Buyout/Repeat

Notes:
£10 travel added within TFL Zone 3
£15 travel added outside TFL Zone 3
Full details of usage and buyouts can be found at www.usefee.tv
These rates are based on a 10 hour day including one hour for lunch.
Nightshoots are paid at time and a half of the above rates.
Any job that shoots beyond midnight is considered a nightshoot.

Photographic

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.

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

Notes:
£10 travel added within TFL Zone 3
£15 travel added outside TFL Zone 3
Background on Photographic jobs is normally £95 for a ten hour day
Nightshoots are paid at time and a half of the above rates.
Any job that shoots beyond midnight is considered a nightshoot.

Corporates

Rate Standard Day Overtime^
Extras £100 £20 per hour
Walk Ons £200 £40 per hour
Featured £350 £70 per hour

Notes:

^Overtime = 1/5 Daily Rate
£10 travel added within TFL Zone 3
£15 travel added outside TFL Zone 3
These rates are based on a 10 hour day including one hour for lunch.
Nightshoots are paid at time and a half of the above rates.
Any job that shoots beyond midnight is considered a nightshoot.
Buyout is negotiated for Featured rate

Pop Promos

Rate Standard Day Overtime
(1/5 Daily Rate)
Buyout
Extras £100 £20 per hour -
Walk Ons £200 £40 per hour -
Featured £250 £50 per hour
Buyout/Repeat
Negotiated

Notes:
£10 travel added within TFL Zone 3
£15 travel added outside TFL Zone 3
These rates are based on a 10 hour day including one hour for lunch.
Nightshoots are paid at time and a half of the above rates.
Any job that shoots beyond midnight is considered a nightshoot.