WORKING ON SET
1. CHECK-IN: When you arrive you will check in with a Production Assistant and fill out a voucher. Have your state ID and SSN handy. This voucher is how you get paid!
2. TRANSPORTATION: We shoot all over the Chicago area, but we never travel outside the Chicago area. Transportation IS NOT provided, so do not submit yourself if you do not have your own reliable form of transportation.
(if you have to take a plane to get to Chicago... you should not be submitting.)
3. CLOTHES: You are responsible for providing your own wardrobe, unless otherwise specified. Please make sure your clothes are clean and pressed.
4. CARS: Sometimes a scene calls for vehicles. So we may ask to book you with your car. If your car is used in a scene, you will receive an additional pay bump!
5. TIME: Days on set can be long or short, though a typical shoot day lasts 12 hours. Some days you may only be needed for one scene; regardless of how long you are required to stay, you will be paid for a full day's work!
DO’s and DON’Ts
DO be on set by your call time.
DO come to set having eaten breakfast. Also, bring snacks to keep with you. Any food provided on set is for Cast and Crew ONLY.
DO follow any of the directions that the crew gives you.
DO stay in designated areas (“Extras Holding”) as a group. Do not wander off. If you need to leave the set to use the restroom you must ask the extras coordinator or a production assistant.
DO remain quiet in or around the set at all times and make sure your cell phone is OFF.
DO bring a book or something to do quietly, as you will most likely have a lot of down time.
DON’T speak to the actors, director, or assistant directors, unless they speak to you first. They are extremely busy. You are there to WORK and so are they!
DON’T take photos or post anything on social media about what you are filming. Reprimands will be given immediately.
DON’T look into the camera unless told to do so by the director or an assistant director.
DON’T speak during a scene unless directed to do so by one of the directors.
DON’T BRING VALUABLES TO THE SET. The production company and Tail Sticks Casting are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
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