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Money & Payments

Sign up as an Extra

So… you have finally found the most important page on our website! You are here to earn money and that is exactly what we want you to do as a Supporting Artiste with Uni-versal Extras.

Whether you’re a fresh and eager student, a retired professional, or just hardworking with spare time, being an Extra is great way to be involved in the film industry and earn money whilst you’re doing it! Find out more about us

What does is Cost to Join?

Our service is transparent with no hidden charges:

  • Full-time students can register with Uni-versal Extras for FREE (proof of eligibility is required*)
  • All other Extras can pay an advance Listing Fee of £30 for 1 year, or £50 for 2 years to be activated*
  • A standard agency commission of 16% will be deducted from anything that you earn
  • The agency commission we deduct is subject to VAT, as required by HMRC

*Read our Welcome Pack for further information.

What do Extras earn?

Uni-versal Extras work with a wide range of different productions where industry pay schemes can vary depending on what and where they are filming. We will always confirm the pay scheme or pay rate being used before you accept any role that we offer to you. Please see below for more details

Pay Schemes & Agreements

Please feel free to download and familiarise yourself with the commonly used pay schemes which will give you an insight into what you can earn being an Extra or Supporting Artiste. Occasionally productions choose to use their own bespoke pay agreements.

The Film Artistes Association (FAA) agreement is a pay scheme often used for Feature Film and Television productions in and around London. The PACT agreement is commonly used for productions operating outside of the M25, with the TACT agreement covering Wales. The BBC and ITV Equity agreements pay schemes used are nationalwide by these broadcasters.

Disclaimer: pay schemes are controlled by the relevant union for each agreement (not by Uni-versal Extras), As such there agreements may be changed without prior notice. Please use only as a guide.

FAA Agreement

Film Artistes Association (FAA)

Rates of Pay for Artistes 1st January 2022 to 31st December 2022

Rates of PayStandard Day*Standard Night*Shift Call (4hrs)
Basic Daily Rate£96.70£145.05£60.44
Pay Rate Holiday Pay£10.41£15.62£6.51
Overtime per ½ hour£9.07£13.60£9.07 (¼ hour)
Overtime Holiday Pay
Public Holiday Rate
Holiday Pay on Public Holiday Rate
Public Holiday Overtime per ½ hour
Holiday Pay on Public Holiday Overtime
£0.98
£145.05
£15.62
£13.60
£1.46
£1.46
£217.58
£23.43
£20.40
£2.20
£0.98
£90.66
£9.76
£13.60 (¼ hour)
£1.46
Up to 4 Hours**Holiday Pay
Attendance (Non-Performance)£48.35£5.21
*Hours of work are either A) 9-hour day incl. 1 hour for lunch OR B) 7-hour day continuous
**Attendance (Non-Performance) over 4 hours will be paid at the Standard Day Rate
Supplementary FeesFee
Category AChange of Clothing, Haircut
Unused Changes of Clothing per set (maximum of 3)
£20.00
£10.00
Category BDoubling, Special Clothing, Sports Equipment, Inclement Weather / Wetting Down£20.00
Category CFirearms, Swimming, Driving, Stills, Minimal Dialogue, Specialised Dancing,
Domesticated Animals
£26.53
Category DCreative Reaction, Uniforms, Specialised Driving, Provision of a Car£32.36
Category ELook-a-like Double, Stand-In, Dialogue£53.59
Travel FeesFee
Category ACalls within TFL Zone 1-3£13.87
Category BCalls at Elstree, Pinewood, Shepperton, Longcross, Twickenham, Leavesden and any
base / location beyond TFL Zone 3 & Within a 40 mile radius of Charing Cross
£19.40
Category CAny call made at or before 06:00 hours (07:00 on Sundays or Bank Holidays) shall
receive a supplementary payment
£16.98
Meal PenaltiesStandard DayStandard Night/
Public Holiday Day
Public Holiday
Night
Late lunch, short lunch, short supper***£20.10£30.12£45.20
***Where meals are not provided, meal allowances are payable in accordance with HMRC guidelines

PACT

Rates of Pay for Artistes 6th May 2022 to 6th April 2023

PACT (Independent Television Productions)

Rates of PayStandard Day*Standard Night*
Basic Daily Rate£101.00£151.50
Holiday Pay£10.87£10.87
Overtime per ½ hour£8.42£12.61
Public Holiday Rate
Holiday Pay on Public Holiday Rate
Public Holiday Overtime per ½ hour
£151.50
£10.87
£12.61
Up to 5 Hours**Holiday Pay
Costume Fitting£50.50£5.44
Hours of work: 10-hour day incl. 1 hour for lunch |*Attendance (Non-Performance) over 5 hours will be paid at the Standard Day Rate
Supplementary FeesFee
SP1
SP2
Creative Contribution
Performance Skills including Swimming, Driving, Dancing, Horse
Riding, Firearms
£30.60
£25.50
SP3Change of Clothing, Special Clothing, Haircuts, Inclement
Weather/Wetting Down, Provision of Vehicle
£20.00
Travel AllowancesFee
Travel between 0 – 3.99 miles of base/location attended
Travel between 4 – 10.99 miles of base/location attended
Travel between 11 – 40 miles of base/location attended
Subject to negotiation, capped at a max of £4.00
£11.00
£16.00
Travel exceeding 40-mile radius of base/locationCapped at a max of
£20
Uplift payable on calls made before 6am,7am on Sundays/Bank Holidays****£9.00
Meal PenaltiesStandard DayStandard Night/
Public Holiday Day
Public Holiday Night
Broken Meal (per 30 mins)***£8.42£12.61£12.61
***Where meals are not provided, meal allowances are payable in accordance with HMRC guidelines
****This uplift shall not apply where travel is between 0-3.99 miles of the base/location attended

BBC Equity Agreement

Rates of Pay for Supporting Artistes and Walk-ons

Supporting ArtisteStandard Day*Standard Night**
RateRate
Basic£86.40£94.60
Basic Overtime (per hour)£13.10£16.30
Holiday Pay£8.87£8.87
Public Holidays Rate£86.40£94.60
Public Holiday Overtime (per half hour)£6.50£8.05
Rehearsal Payment£86.40£94.60
Rehearsal Overtime£13.10£16.30
Walk-onStandard Day Rate*Standard Night**
RateRate
Basic£106.80£129.20
Basic Overtime (per hour)£16.30£21.80
Holiday Pay£11.22£11.22
Public Holidays Rate£106.80£129.20
Public Holiday Overtime (per half hour)£8.05£10.80
Rehearsal Payment£86.40£94.60
Rehearsal Overtime (per hour)£13.10£16.30
Non-Performance Dates
IncludesRate
Costume Fittings and Make-up Tests (half day)£25.10
Holiday Pay for Costume Fitting (half day)£3.05
Costume Fitting and Make-up Tests (full day)£46.70
Holiday Pay for Costume Fitting (full day)£5.60
Audition£18.10
Haircut Session (on a day other than a work day)£24.75
Supplementary Fee
IncludesRate
Special Skills£41.00
Nudity£58.60
Very Short Haircut£25.25
Provision of Evening Dress/Uniform£24.10
Provision of Second Outfit£11.50
*9 hours incl. 1 hour for lunch (up to 00:15) **9 hours incl. 1 hour for lunch (22:00–07:00 / anything past 00:15)

ITV Equity Agreement

Rates of Pay for Supporting Artistes and Walk-ons

TypeBasic RateOvertime
Walk On 1Day of attendance / recording£79.89£14.97/hr
2 episodes£99.98
3+ episodes£120.09
Walk On 1
(where 41 or more Walk-ons or Supporting
Artistes are required for a single day)
Day of attendance / recording£68.54£12.85/hr
2 episodes£81.30
3+ episodes£97.23
Walk On 2Day of attendance / recording£103.47£19.40/hr
2+ episodes£155.26
Walk On 3 (Speaking)Day of attendance / recording£123.16£23.09/hr
2+ episodes£184.72
Non-Performance FeeCostume Fitting (half day)£28.92
Costume Fitting (full day)£57.82
Auditions£15.03
Standard hours are 9 hours including 1 hour for lunch.
Night work shall be 1.5 times the appropriate Basic Rate and Overtime.
Supplementary FeesFee
Special Skills£39.08
Clothing Hire, Evening Dress, etc.£29.80
Strenuous Work£21.39
Physical Appearance, Short Haircut£12.16
Series Opening/Closing Sequences (per day of recording/per 13 weeks)
Series Opening/Closing Sequences (walk-ons 1 per day of recording)
£101.69
£132.66
Extracts (up to one minute)
Extracts (exceeding one minute)
£34.03
£40.46
Flashbacks/forwards where Artistes are engaged for the programme –
Up to one minute
between one and two minutes
over two minutes
Flashbacks/forwards where Artistes are not engaged for the programme –
Up to one minute
between one and two minutes
over two minutes
Trailers

£30.27
£43.75
£58.58

£32.36
£47.25
£64.24
£149.61

Photographic, Corporate, Commercial

Photographic Rates

Please note that the below rates may vary depending on what is required and should therefore act only as a guideline

Standard Rates
Standard Main Artiste Rate (per hour)£100.00
Walk-on (per half day)£350.00
Standard Background Rate | 10 hour day including 1 hour for lunch£120.00
Featured Artistes may receive an additional buyout fee, which is determined by usage of medium and length of usage.
Additional fees relating to travel and clothing may be agreed depending on what is required.

Corporate Rates

Please note that the below rates may vary depending on what is required and should therefore act only as a guideline.

ExtrasWalk-onsFeatured
Standard Day | 10 hour day including 1 hour for lunch£120.00£250.00£350.00
Overtime (1/5 Daily Rate)£24.00£50.00£70.00
Additional fees relating to travel and clothing may be agreed depending on what is required.

Commercials Rates

Please note that the below rates may vary depending on what is required, and should therefore act only as a guideline.

ExtrasWalk-onsFeatured
Standard Day | 10 hour day including 1 hour for lunch£120.00£250.00£350.00
Overtime (1/5 Daily Rate)£24.00£50.00£70.00
Featured Artistes may receive an additional buyout fee, which is determined by usage of medium and length of usage.
Additional fees relating to travel and clothing may be agreed depending on what is required.

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