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How To Be A Paid Extra

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How Do I Get Paid?

When you arrive at the set you will find or be directed to an Extras check in table. You will line up to check in and receive your ‘voucher'.

The first thing you will want to do is receive your PAYMENT VOUCHER.
A PAYMENT VOUCHER acts as your time card.
This is what you will need to guarantee that you will get paid for your day's work. The voucher will be filled out by you, but won't be signed by the 2nd A.D. until the end of the workday. That's how they know how many hours you worked and how much to pay you.

Please, it is important to note that for each day you work you will have a separate voucher. So, if you work four days you will need to fill out four vouchers. The voucher will be filled out by you, but won't be signed by the A.D. until the end of the day On the voucher, . This helps insure you are in the right place at the right time, always exactly where you're supposed to be. you will need to record your name, address, social security number, the number of allowances you are claiming for tax purposes and of course the hours worked that day. Be sure to bring a document(s) that will establish both your identity and employment eligibility.

ID To Bring With You.

Any one of these documents will usually do; A Drivers License or a U.S. Passport. Sometimes a school ID, Birth Certificate or Social Security card will do. If you are from another country see below for what you will need to bring with you. (unexpired or expired), a Certificate of U.S. Citizenship, a Certificate of Naturalization, an unexpired foreign passport with I-551 stamp or an attached INS Form I-94, an Alien Registration Receipt Card with photograph, an unexpired Temporary Resident Card, an unexpired Employment Authorization Card, an unexpired Reenty Permit, an unexpired Refugee Travel Document or an unexpired Employment Authorization Document issued by the INS. If you don't have one of these documents, you will need to supply a separate document for identity (for example, a driver's license or a school I.D.) and fore employment eligibility (for example, a social security card or birth certificate).

Do I Need To Be A U.S. Citizen To Be An Extra?

A Certificate of U.S. Citizenship, a Certificate of Naturalization, an unexpired foreign passport with I-551 stamp or an attached INS Form I-94, an Alien Registration Receipt Card with photograph, an unexpired Temporary Resident Card, an unexpired Employment Authorization Card, an unexpired Reentry Permit, an unexpired Refugee Travel Document or an unexpired Employment Authorization Document issued by the INS.

Is There A Minimum Age To Be An Extra?

There are adult, children, elderly and many specialist types of Extras. And there are as just as many different Extra Casting companies. Minors (under 18 in many states) require special permits to work. The regulations differ state to state. Check with a local casting agency (see the last chapter in this booklet for lists or sources of Extra Casting Companies.

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