Posts Tagged: Run A Better Set

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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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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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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