Paid recalls

  • 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!

    • 3rd Aug 2020
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  • Sue Parker-Nutley

    Actor

    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

    • 26th Feb 2016
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  • User Deleted

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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.

    • 26th Feb 2016
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  • Thomasin Lockwood

    Actor

    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!!

    • 26th Feb 2016
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  • 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.

    • 25th Jul 2017
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  • Joyce Grey-Carter

    Actor

    Does an Agent take commission fee from a callback payment?

    EliteVoyce

    • 23rd Mar 2019
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  • Sue Parker-Nutley

    Actor

    Hi Joyce

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

    Sue

    • 24th Mar 2019
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  • Joyce Grey-Carter

    Actor

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

    • 24th Mar 2019
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  • Sarah Mhlanga

    Actor

    Do you only get the recall fee if you get the job? What happens if you're not booked, do you still get the recall fee?

    • 3rd Aug 2020
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  • Lewis Allcock

    Actor

    Hi Sarah, recall fees are distributed to all those actors who are recalled, regardless of whoever ends up with the job. :)

    • 3rd Aug 2020
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  • Andrea Gould

    Actor

    Hi Sarah, in my experience, for the EE commercial recall I was paid the recall fee but I didn't get the job.

    • 3rd Aug 2020
    • 10