All Stars Talent Agency as a licensed talent agency in Vancouver and Greater Vancouver area provides opportunity for background performers to work on tv shows and movies. Such work started at the time defined/provided by casting director in the document which is called “Call Times”. “Call Times” is sent to “booked” background performers in the evening before engagement starts and includes “Call Time” or “Call”.
“Call Time” or “Call”means the place and hour of commencement of work for a Background Performer.
For Union members the regular work day shall consist of eight (8) consecutive hours not including the meal
period and there shall be no split shifts. Except when travel time payment is required, the work day shall commence at the Performer’s Call Time or when the Performer is required to commence work, whichever is earlier.
For non-union performers the regular work day shall consist of four (4) consecutive hours not including the meal period.
Note: The work day does not end until the Performer is out of make-up and costume,
unless transport is contractually required and has been requested and arranged, in which
case the work day ends when the Performer is actually able to leave the set.
Any time worked by a Performer in excess of eight (8) hours in any one (1) day shall be paid at the rate of one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the Performer’s contracted hourly rate. Any time worked in excess of twelve (12) hours in any one (1) day shall be paid at the rate of two hundred percent (200%) of the Performer’s contracted hourly rate. Time worked shall be paid in one-tenth (.1) hour units.
When a Performer is required to work on a Production for six (6) consecutive days, the Performer shall be paid for the sixth (6th) day at one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the Performer’s contracted daily, hourly or overtime rate.
When a Performer is required to work seven (7) consecutive days, the Performer shall be paid for the seventh (7th) day at two hundred percent (200%) of the Performer’s contracted daily, hourly, or overtime rate.
MEAL PERIODS (Mostly applied to Union Background Perfromers)
Each Performer shall be provided a meal period of a minimum of thirty (30) minutes after the last Performer has been served to a maximum of sixty (60) minutes after the first Performer has been served. The first meal period shall commence not later than the completion of the sixth (6th) hour of work, calculated from the first Call for the Performer.
Subsequent meal periods will be scheduled in six (6) hour intervals. When the Performer’s Call is for make-up or wardrobe, the six (6) hour period of work shall commence from such call, except when the Non-deductible Meal (see below) applies.
Substantial Snack: In the event that the first meal break of the day is called at or before the completion of five (5) hours’ work, there will be no requirement for Substantial Snack to be served. If the meal break is called after six (6) hours, a Substantial Snack shall be served.
The first meal periods shall not be considered as time worked and shall not be paid. Subsequent meal periods shall be paid through as time worked. Performers, including Union Background Performers, may be broken individually for meals and shall have the same access to the craft services table.
Union Background Performers shall receive the same meals as the other
members of the cast and crew.
Performers required to report prior to the general crew call may be supplied, within one (1) hour of general crew call, with a reasonable hot meal and at least fifteen (15) minutes in which to eat this meal, provided that each Performer is properly informed at Call time of his/her entitlement to a said meal. During this paid, non-deductible meal period,the Performer will be freed of all activity.