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How Much Do Actors Get Paid

How much will I be paid as an actor

Well, as the saying goes - it's all in who you are.

But when you're just starting out as an actor, you'll typically make the day rate for SAG (assuming your a member).

Here are the rates that will be good until July, 2007.

Principle Performer Rates
Per Day:
Per Week: $2,634

Background Actors (aka Extras)
Per Day: $130

Residuals for theatrical Films:

3.6% of distributors gross receipts
Video/Discs: 4.5% of first million sold, 5.4% thereafter

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