Isn’t it funny how we all want to be taken seriously as movie makers, and yet we won’t do the same for others in our field? The answer is no, it’s not funny. it’s actually a bit hypocritical, and you should feel bad. Sorry to get tough with you, but this is something most indie filmmakers overlook for far longer than they should. Your cast and crew are essential to the success and, more importantly, realization of your film. So it’s not too far fetched to say that they should be compensated for their participation. Aside from this obvious fact, you may be happy to hear that there are actual benefits to paying your actors and crew. I took the liberty of listing them for you.