Booking and Info About Set

All things related to bookings and working on set

What does it mean when I'm asked about my availability?
Filming can begin any time - early morning, late afternoon, late at night. When you are asked if you are available for a specific date, you must be availabl...
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019 at 4:59 PM
How long would a day of work last? When will it begin?
Filming could start very early in the morning or very late at night. You will be informed beforehand if it is a Day or Night shoot, or a split call (which c...
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019 at 5:00 PM
What is a booking?
A booking is when you are confirmed to work on a specific date or dates on a project. Typically, a booking is not confirmed until the day before a shoot.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019 at 5:01 PM
What is a call time?
Your call time is your start time or in time. You must be on set or holding and ready to work by this time.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019 at 5:02 PM
Why can’t I get the call time in advance?
Film and television productions are governed by various union regulations regarding working hours and turnaround time. This means we can never be sure of th...
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019 at 5:03 PM
What is holding?
The holding area is the designated area where the background actors are instructed to report to or “check in” at the start of their workday. You usually sta...
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019 at 5:03 PM
How do I get to set?
You will receive the exact address the day before you work. If the location is not accessible by public transportation, the production company will provide ...
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019 at 5:04 PM
Is bringing my own wardrobe important?
Most productions will not provide clothing for you to wear on set. They expect you to wear or bring your own. You should read wardrobe instructions carefull...
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019 at 5:05 PM
What do I need to bring with me on the day of background work?
A pen and valid ID to fill out your payment voucher, any wardrobe or props you were instructed to wear or bring, and a book or magazine to keep you occupied...
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019 at 5:06 PM