Artist Rates

Whether you're producing a Film, TV show, Commercial, Corporate Film or Music Promo CATNAP CASTING can provide you with the right people for a competitive price.

 

All rates listed below are an indication of the industry standards, however CATNAP will always ensure that the artists are paid fairly and according to current legislation or union guidelines.

 

Discounted rates may be negotiable for large crowds. Please specify your requirements in our contact form.

 
Day Rates

All rates quoted are based on a 10-hour shooting day, inclusive of 1 hour's lunch, and apply between the hours of 7am and 11pm. Continuous shooting days are based on an 8-hour working day.

 

Background Artist ....................  £120
Stand-In ......................................  £180
Walk-On .......................................  £250
Body Double ...............................  £250
Featured Artist ..........................  £300**

 

Overtime is charged at 20% of the day rate per hour

 

**Minimum BSF. Rate subject to additional buyout, to be negotiated depending on usage.

 

Background Artist ....................  £180
Stand-In ......................................  £270
Walk-On .......................................  £375
Body Double ...............................  £375
Featured Artist ..........................  £450**
 

Overtime is charged at 20% of the night rate per hour

 

**Minimum BSF. Rate subject to additional buyout, to be negotiated depending on usage.

 

The night shoot rate is time and a half of the day rate.

 
Night Rates

All rates quoted are based on a 10 hour shoot, inclusive of a 1-hour meal break and apply between the hours of 11pm and 6am. Continuous shooting nights are based on an 8-hour working day.

 
Additional Fees

If required to perform certain tasks, or bring specialised equipment or clothing, then a supplementary performance fee may be applicable.

Pre 7am call time .....................  £20

Playing an instrument................£20
Wet-down ....................................  £25
Providing pets ............................  £25
Providing a vehicle....................  £50
Location outside M25* .............  Negotiable
 

This list provides a non-exhaustive sample of  supplementary fees chargeable.

 

*Locations within M25 but not accessible by London Under/Overground or DLR may incur travel costs.

Commercials / Corporate Films

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Film / Television

FAA/PACT

 

Rates are inclusive of meal breaks where applicable.

 

Continuous working days/nights are based on a 7 hour shooting period.

 

Standard Day Rate:  (9 hours)


Basic Rate ............................................. £90.87
First 1/2 hr from signing off ............ £5.25
Over-time per 1/2 hr .......................... £8.52
Public Holiday Rate ............................ £136.30
Public Holiday over-time (1/2hr) ... £12.78
Holiday Pay ........................................... £9.79

 

 

Standard Night Rate:  (9 hours)


Basic Rate .............................................. £113.58
First 1/2 hr from signing off ............ £6.56
Over-time per 1/2 hr .......................... £10.65
Public Holiday Rate ............................ £170.37
Public Holiday over-time (1/2hr) ... £15.97
Holiday Pay ........................................... £12.24

Shift Call:  (4 hours)


Basic Rate ............................................. £56.79
First 1/2 hr from signing off ........... £5.25
Over-time per 1/4hr .......................... £8.52
Public Holiday Rate ............................ £85.19
Public Holiday over-time (1/4hr) ... £12.78
Holiday Pay ........................................... £6.12

 

 

Supplementry Fees:


A.  Change of clothes/haircut .......... £12.50
B.  Special clothing/equipment ........£19.00

     Wet down/inclement weather
C.  Firearms/Driving/Dancing ......... £25.00

     Uniforms/Animal handling etc.

D.  Creative reation / Supply car .... £30.50  

E.  Body double / Stand-in ............... £50.50

 

 

Travel Allowances

 

A.  Within TFL Zones 1-3 .............. £12.55

B.  From TFL Zone 4 / within a 40

     mile radius of Charing Cross  .... £17.55

C.  Calltime at/pre 6am or 7am on

     Sundays/holidays ......................... £15.36

 

For a full list of rates please refer to the BECTU website

 

 

Meal Allowances:

 

Breakfast ............................................. £5.00

Lunch .................................................... £5.00

Supper .................................................. £10.00

 

 

Attendance Fees (non-performing):

 

Rate for up to 4 hours ..................... £35.00

Rate for more than 4 hours ........... £84.00

Correct as of 1 March 2019

BBC

 

Rates are based on a 9 hour day inclusive of an hour's break.

 

Calltimes between 10pm and 7am, or shoots extending past midnight are charged at night shoot rates.

 

 

Background:  

 

Background Artists are not required to give individual characterisation or reaction, nor to deliver any dialogue. Crowd noises are not deemed as dialogue.


Basic Day Rate ..................................... £86.40

Over-time Day Rate ............................ £13.10
Basic Night Rate .................................. £94.60
Over-time Night Rate ......................... £16.30
Holiday Pay ........................................... £8.87

 

Walk-On:  

 

Walk-on Artists are not required to give individual characterisation but may be required to impersonate an identifiable individual, to accept individual direction and to speak a few unscripted, unimportant words.

 

Basic Day Rate ..................................... £106.80

Over-time Day Rate ............................ £16.30
Basic Night Rate .................................. £129.20
Over-time Night Rate ......................... £21.90
Holiday Pay ........................................... £11.22

 

Supplementary Fees: 

 

Auditions ............................................... £18.20

Substantial haircut ............................. £25.25

Half day costume fitting ................... £25.10

Full day costume fitting .................... £46.70

Special kills .......................................... £41.00

Provide uniform/evening wear ...... £24.10

Provide a second outfit ..................... £11.50

 

 

Multi-episodic:
 

When more than one programme is recorded in the day an additional 50% of the recording fee will be payable to the artist.

 

Repeat Fees: (for walk-ons only)
 

The artist will be paid 100% of the original recording fee for every repeat transmission on UK terrestrial television.

 

If repeated within one week of the first transmission then the artist receives 50% of the original fee.

 

This applies to repeats of serials/series.

ITV

 

Rates are based on a 9 hour day inclusive of an hour's break.

 

Calltimes between 10pm and 7am, or shoots extending past midnight are charged at night shoot rates (time and a half).

 

Walk-On One

 

Artist is not required to give individual characterisation nor to deliver any dialogue. Crowd noises are not deemed as dialogue.

 

Basic day rate ................................. £73.16

Overtime day rate........................... £13.72

Overtime night rate ....................... £19.79

Two episodes .................................. £91.59

Three episodes or more .............. £110.01

Basic 41+ day rate ........................ £62.78

Overtime 41+ day rate ................. £11.77

Overtime 41+ night rate .............. £16.98

Two episodes 41+ ......................... £74.21

Three episodes or more 41+ ..... £89.07

Special skills .................................. £35.81

Short Haircut .................................. £11.14

Physical appearance .................... £11.14

Strenuous workout ....................... £19.99

Costume fitting (half day) ........... £23.92

Costume fitting (full day) ............ £47.83

Provide evening wear ................. £25.70

Provide 2nd outfit ......................... £7.50

Auditions ......................................... £12.43
 

 

Walk-On Two:

 

This is a non-speaking role. The artist is not required to give individual characterisation but is required to impersonate an identifiable individual subject under individual direction. 

 

Day of attendance ........................ £75.04

2+ episodes rehearsed ............... £112.64

Day of recording ........................... £94.78

2+ episodes recorded ................. £142.22

Overtime day rate ........................ £17.77

Overtime night rate ..................... £25.63

 

 

Walk-On Three:

 

This role includes speaking as well as the characteristics of Walk-on 2. The artist is required to speak a small number of unscripted and unimportant words.

 

Day of attendance ....................... £75.04

2+ episodes recorded ................ £112.64

Day of recording .......................... £112.81

2+ episodes recorded ................ £169.22

Overtime day rate ....................... £21.16

Overtime night rate .................... £30.51

 

 

Repeat Fees:

 

Repeat fees are based upon day of attendance fees, but adjusted if shown off-peak or on part of
the network only. Walk-Ons 2 and 3 are entitled to repeats whenever the programme is re-shown on ITV or Channel 4. Walk-Ons 1 are entitled to repeat payments when the programme is shown more than five years after the first transmission.

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