andyman wrote:I act for fun. I can't help it if I'm good at it.
Mr. Matlock wrote:Dude, your an extra. You have a pulse and don't smell bad. If that's fun to you and your good at it (????), more power to you.
andyman wrote:Extra's dont get waivers, I have received 2 waivers. Plus, I had a small part in Step-Up 3D as a principle actor. Stop hating, loser.
I'm not hating... or name calling my friend. Any YES, extras can qualify for waivers, IF they're available:
You can also get your SAG Card by working as an extra and getting three SAG-extra vouchers that are recognized by the union. Usually, it will specify if the production company is looking for SAG or Non-SAG. Due to union regulation rule, that for each production, they need to have a certain percentage of Union Actors on set. If a scene requires a LOT of background extras, and there weren't enough SAG Actors available, they will use the Non-Union talents. The Non-Union will get paid as Non-Union Talents.
So, how does a Non-Union Extra get paid with SAG Extra rate? (Which entitles you to get a SAG voucher)
Here are the two scenarios:
1) The Director asks you to say a line or perform as a stand-in for one of the principles.
2) Some SAG Extras didn't show up on set. In order for the production to full-fill the required UNION talents on set, the first few reigstered Non-Union extras will get bumped up. (For example, the SAG Talents' sign in number is 1-25. From 26 - 100 is Non-Union. If #20,21,& 22 did not show up, then #26,27 & 28 will get paid as SAG Extras)
3) The Background/Extra talent agency is in need for a certain type of Backgrounds, and offers SAG-Waivers to those who match the description. So, for Background works, it's really depends on Luck - or a casting at the right time, for the right type.
Alot of people would agree that doing Commercial work is the fastest way to become SAG-Eligible.
So if you have a "principle" role in Step-Up 3D, you wouldn't need another waiver. But of course you're really
good at what you do and probably already knew that. You's just joshin' us, right? I thought so. Don't call us, we'll call you.