Paid and unpaid work
Taking on unpaid work
It’s really important that both parties benefit from any type of collaboration. With this in mind, please consider these questions before promoting or accepting a role:
- Is the resulting product (e.g. a TV commercial) being used to generate income?
- Is this role going to prevent anyone from performing in another, paid role in the future? (In other words, will their association with this project, even if it doesn’t relate to advertising, put off another casting professional?)
Minimum wage requirements
We work closely with casting professionals to provide better opportunities on StarNow. We also help casting professionals meet their obligations when it comes to national minimum wage laws, by:
- educating them about their obligations (this depends on which country they’re based in - see the list below)
- reviewing all listings
- actively encouraging paid opportunities for our members.
Occasionally there are companies that offer unpaid work on productions when they should pay at least the national minimum wage. If you think a casting professional on StarNow may have breached national minimum wage legislation, please contact us.
Please note that any roles involving nudity must pay at least the national minimum wage.
To find out more about current minimum wage rates, please see the links for our main member countries below.United Kingdom
For other countries, visit WageIndicator.org.
Volunteer work or collaboration
While some unpaid work may fall under “volunteering” or “collaboration”, a volunteer or collaborator has no contract. That means there is no obligation to work certain hours or perform particular duties.
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