Archive for June 2020

Digital Background Vouchers

After nearly a century of paper vouchers, the RABS Digital Voucher has been approved for use by SAG-AFTRA, and productions employing union background actors can now take advantage of the efficiency and cost savings of a paperless solution. The approval will create unprecedented efficiency and is a vital step into a paperless future. As health…

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RABS Digital Vouchers

Whether you’re using RABS Digital Vouchers or are still caught up in paper, background and extras’ rates are a standard formula, agreed upon by production, SAG-AFTRA, and accepted by background payroll companies. The rate system is broken into three units. They are the base rate with guaranteed hours, Adjustments, and Allowances. Allowances are also called…

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The RABS App has been expanded to meet new safety & health guidelines. As the AMPTP and union guidelines have recommended, there should be protocols specific to background and extras that are separate from crew. We’d previously hypothesized about the protocols, here, and now that the guidelines are released, we’d like to put forth what we…

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