Posts by: Josh

Health, Safety, Service - RABS

We’re proud of our customer service at RABS. Our 24/7 BG Helpdesk is always available for Background. We work diligently with Background Casting, Production and Background Payroll to resolve any issues, and to ensure clear communication across the crew. I’m Ashlynn Hodges, the Director of Accounts at RABS, at I’d like to share a customer…

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Canadian Productions Digital Background Voucher

Background and productions across the USA and Canada enjoy the benefits of the RABS App & Digital Voucher. Let’s take a look at the differences between USA and Canadian production management of background and use of the RABS Digital Vouchers. The Similarities Between Canadian and US Production use of Digital Background Vouchers: Booking process: background…

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Digital Background Vouchers

Reopening during COVID has changed the way production operates, and forgoing paper for the safety of digital has been at the forefront. Fortunately, RABS has been serving shows with accurate and reliable digital vouchers and safe and efficient background management, long before the pandemic. We’ve been doing this, on the highest levels, with the biggest…

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RABS Digital Skins®

The RABS Digital Skins have taken the concept of attendance sheet and maximized the value for production. Instead of relying on paper attendance sheets and paper vouchers, shows that use the RABS Skins can check in, verify I-9s, and manage the call times of background actors in one stroke. Shows using the RABS Skins® consistently…

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Raising Dion

It’s a good time to be a superhero fan. Superhero films come out once every three or four months, and when they do, they’re smash hits. I never would have guessed there would be a world where Ant-Man and Captain Marvel are household names. As such, Raising Dion’s time is coming. The Netflix original series, based…

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The Second Page of the RABS Digital Voucher

New! A second page will now be a standard feature of all digital vouchers in the RABS App. The feature is designed to track times, changes, additions, and subtractions to each background digital voucher. The feature will also be available for union member background and will be shared with the union to facilitate any grievance…

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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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RABS App

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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Safety Interactive Training

Safety Interactive Training for Background is now included as a complimentary service for shows using the RABS Digital Vouchers Safety Interactive Training, “SIT”, may end up being an abundance of caution as productions resume.  SIT is a feature in the RABS App that supports video, infographics, quizzes, customized questions and answers, time tracking, and generates…

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