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Equal Pay for Movie EXTRA 🎥

How much do Film Extras get paid? Film Extras tend to be hired by the day, so they can generally expect between $100 and $200 for their work. However, individuals with union status may earn more for background acting.

Why is this important?

Background work can often involve working very long hours, working in unfavorable weather conditions, and working with very little food, and all of this for very close to minimum wage pay. Yet, background actors tend to have their performances devalued. Often, they are treated more like props than like actors. Some industry professionals are so disrespectful toward background actors that they label extras, “props that eat”.



2023-08-17 11:31:18 -0400

100 signatures reached

2023-08-13 01:42:47 -0400

SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher said that “If we don’t stand tall right now, we are all going to be in trouble, we are all going to be in jeopardy of being replaced by machines.”

2023-07-21 10:30:27 -0400

50 signatures reached

2023-07-19 22:05:23 -0400

"The claim made today by SAG-AFTRA

leadership that the digital replicas of background actors may be used in perpetuity with no consent or compensation is false," an AMPTP spokesperson told IndieWire. "In fact, the current AMPTP proposal only permits a company to use the digital replica of a background actor in the motion picture for which the background actor is employed. Any other use requires the background actor's consent and bargaining for the use, subject to a minimum payment."

2023-07-13 22:41:24 -0400

SAG-AFTRA announces actors strike after negotiations with Hollywood studios collapse. Remember Non SAG- AFTRA actors deserve higher pay too. Background/Extras are important too!

2023-05-17 21:38:34 -0400

25 signatures reached

2023-05-16 15:50:32 -0400

By signing you agree Extras deserve more than minimum wage pay.

2023-05-13 10:11:05 -0400

10 signatures reached