Paid recalls

David Bourne
David Bourne
Actor

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone knew of any requirement for CD to pay actors for callbacks for auditions? I'd heard it batted about but wasn't sure if it was required or not. Would it be different if the actor was called back more than once?

Thanks!


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Sue Parker-Nutley

Hi David. Certainly if you are recalled for a commercial casting, a £50 recall fee is payable (through your Agent, of course). On anything else, I am not sure - it would have to be agreed between you and the CD at the time, I guess.
All the best.
Sue


  • 4 years ago
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anonymous
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Hi David,

I know there is a new ruling for musical theatre castings, that after a certain amount, there has to be some sort of fee, although it is after about 6 recalls, or something crazy. You can check with Equity.

Regarding commercial castings, I have rarely had a recall fee - they are not required or standard. And getting payment for them can be tough. I would say it is best not to expect anything, but always ask.


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Thomasin Lockwood

I've only had a recall fee twice, and both times were for commercials.

You can get to the last round in Musical Theatre auditions and not get anything -even though you prepare much more than for a commercial!!


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Andrea Gould
Andrea Gould
Actor

I had a recall for an EE commercial, through mad dog casting, and a £50 fee is due to be paid for it. I am still waiting for my fee, after 6 weeks. Some agencies probably do this as standard practice.


  • 2 years ago
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Joyce Grey-Carter

Does an Agent take commission fee from a callback payment?

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  • 1 year ago
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Sue Parker-Nutley

Hi Joyce
They are not supposed to, as it covers your time and travel expenses.
Sue


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Joyce Grey-Carter

Thank you Sue. Good to know. Does that include paid wardrobe fittings and voice over payments for a commercial too Sue?


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