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

This page will cover all things financial, such as UVE listing fees, commission and all the industry-wide union rates that you need to know!

So, first things first…

What Does It Cost to Join?

At Uni-versal Extras, we work hard to be 100% transparent about costs – so, no nasty hidden charges! When joining us, you will have the choice of 3 standard listing fee options:

💡 Full-time students can register for free with UVE when providing proof of studies | SEE MORE

In addition to your listing fee, a standard agency commission of 16% will be deducted from anything that you earn – although don’t panic: we’re glad to say that we have one of the lowest commission rates across all of our competitors! (This agency commission is subject to VAT as required by HMRC.)

*Please note that multi-year listing packages are also available, and that more detail can be found in our Welcome Pack

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. Generally speaking, Extras will be paid in-line with one of 2 following union pay schemes: FAA, or PACT.

These pay schemes are controlled by the relevant union (not by Uni-versal Extras) and, as such, may be changed without prior notice. We therefore recommend that you only use the below as a guideline.

On occasion, however, productions/ broadcasters will choose to use their own bespoke pay agreements – but we will always confirm the pay scheme or pay rate before you accept any role that we offer to you.

You will receive payment for your time on set between 2 and 8 weeks of filming. This payment will be deposited into a nominated bank account, which you can then keep up-to-date at all times via the UVE Artiste App by heading to Profile > Payment Details.

Click to take a look at each industry rate card in more detail:

FAA Rate Card

The Film Artistes Association (FAA) agreement is a pay scheme often used for Feature Film and Television productions in and around London.

Film Artistes Association (FAA)

FAA Rates of Pay for Artistes | 5th March to 31st December 2023 | New Productions

Rates of PayStandard Day*Standard Night*Shift Call (4hrs)
Basic Daily Rate£101.54£152.30£63.46
Pay Rate Holiday Pay£10.93£16.40£6.84
Overtime per ½ hour£9.52£14.28£9.52 (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
£1.03
£152.30
£16.40
£14.28
£1.53
£1.53
£228.46
£24.61
£21.42
£2.31
£1.03
£95.19
£10.25
£14.28 (¼ hour)
£1.53
Up to 4 Hours**Holiday Pay
Attendance (Non-Performance)£50.77£5.47
*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)
£21.00
£10.50
Category BDoubling, Special Clothing, Sports Equipment, Inclement Weather / Wetting Down£21.00
Category CFirearms, Swimming, Driving, Stills, Minimal Dialogue, Specialised Dancing,
Domesticated Animals
£27.86
Category DCreative Reaction, Uniforms, Specialised Driving, Provision of a Car£33.98
Category ELook-a-like Double, Stand-In, Dialogue£56.27
Travel FeesFee
Category ACalls within TFL Zone 1-3£14.69
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
£20.54
Category CAny call made at or before 06:00 hours (07:00 on Sundays or Bank Holidays) shall
receive a supplementary payment
£17.98
Meal PenaltiesStandard DayStandard Night/
Public Holiday Day
Public Holiday
Night
Late lunch, short lunch, short supper***£21.10£31.62£47.46
***Where meals are not provided, meal allowances are payable in accordance with HMRC guidelines

PACT Equity Rate Card

The PACT agreement is commonly used for productions operating outside of the M25, with the TACT agreement covering Wales.

PACT Equity (Independent Television Productions)

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

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 4 Hours**Holiday Pay
Costume Fitting£50.50£4.84
Hours of work: 10-hour day incl. 1 hour for lunch |*Attendance (Non-Performance) over 4 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

The BBC Equity Agreement pay scheme is used nationwide by the BBC broadcasters.

BBC Equity

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 (2 hours)£25.10
Holiday Pay for Costume Fittings and Make-up Tests£3.05 (2 hours)
£5.60 (4 hours+)
Overtime for Costume Fittings and Make-up Tests£12.05/hr
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

The ITV Equity Agreement pay scheme is used nationwide by the ITV broadcasters.

ITV Equity Agreement

Rates of Pay for Supporting Artistes and Walk-ons

TypeBasic RateOvertime
Walk On 1Day of attendance / recording£90.22£15.27/hr
2 episodes£112.93
3+ episodes£135.65
Walk On 1
(where 41 or more Walk-ons or Supporting
Artistes are required for a single day)
Day of attendance / recording£77.42£13.11/hr
2 episodes£91.52
3+ episodes£109.82
Walk On 2Day of attendance / recording£116.86£19.79/hr
2+ episodes£175.38
Walk On 3 (Speaking)Day of attendance / recording£139.11£23.55/hr
2+ episodes£208.66
Non-Performance FeeCostume Fitting (half day)£29.50
Costume Fitting (full day)£58.98
Auditions£15.33
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£39.86
Clothing Hire, Evening Dress, etc.£29.80
Strenuous Work£21.82
Physical Appearance, Short Haircut£12.40
Series Opening/Closing Sequences (per day of recording/per 13 weeks)
Series Opening/Closing Sequences (walk-ons 1 per day of recording)
£103.72
£135.31
Extracts (up to one minute)
Extracts (exceeding one minute)
£34.71
£41.27
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


£30.88
£44.63
£59.75

£33.01
£48.20
£65.52
£152.60

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)£120.00
Walk-on (per half day)£350.00
Standard Background Rate | 10 hour day including 1 hour for lunch£150.00
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£150.00£250.00£350.00
Overtime (1/5 Daily Rate)£30.00£50.00£70.00
Additional fees relating to travel and clothing may be agreed depending on what is required.

Commercial 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£150.00£250.00£350.00
Overtime (1/5 Daily Rate)£30.00£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.

How Do I Register with Uni-versal Extras?

To register as a UVE Extra, you’ll simply need to fill in the form below to receive a download link for the UVE Artiste App. Once downloaded, you can begin building your profile!

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