Why Your Cast and Crew Deserve to be Paid

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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.

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How to Hold a Casting Call and Audition From Start to Finish


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Casting calls are one of my favorite part about the film-making process. I think Stanley Hudson from “The Office” said it best: “To get to go sit in an air conditioned room, downtown, judging people, while my lunch is paid for…that is the life.” In his case, he was referring to jury duty, though the principle is the same for me. But maybe you all aren’t as dastardly as I am. Maybe you find casting calls a bit scary, and they can be. I think after reading this post you guys will feel much more at ease doing it.


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