Extras Payroll

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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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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RABS Digital Background Voucher

You Can Use A Digital Background Voucher, A RABS Digital Voucher The RABS App for Wrangling background comes with four core features: RABS Digital Voucher, Skin®, Wrap®, and Hot Cost technologies. Each of these features replace an aspect of the antiquated, paper based process for managing background and extras. What does the RABS Digital Voucher…

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Digital Vouchers vs Paper

This article has now been superseded by the SAG-AFTRA approval of the RABS Digital Voucher. More: details. SAG-AFTRA has been aware of the RABS Digital Voucher for as long as RABS has been in business. With so many shows interested in using our tech, growing a relationship with SAG-AFTRA is imperative to everyones’ success; when…

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Practice Social Distancing

Social Distancing and Digital Vouchers may not seem related… but RABS is the sanitary solution for a safe set Who wants to handle a pile of vouchers and startwork that have been exchanged between extras, the PA, the ADs, the teamsters, the office, the payroll company? Who wants to handle paperwork at call, meals,  check…

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Extras Payroll and RABS

Extras payroll is a unique vendor of movies and television. Why? Outside of show business, people may assume extras and background to be 1099 / independent contractors of movies and television. In fact, movies and television (and streaming) indirectly employ background and extras by hiring extras payroll companies (see Elevate, for example). The background and…

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