Post by John Ashby Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Post by Btms
Cast are paid per epi so there must be some rivalry over who gets what. We
We have long assumed this is so - have we ever been explicitly so told?
(If so how long ago, and is it still the case?)
Ay am not assuming; Ay know <sniff>.
Fixed your post for you, Lynda.
We were informed at an Archers day in Brum on Sept. 26th. 1997* that
scripts are sent out with dates to attend the recording sessions; if they
are in a recording - they get paid, if they dont receive a script, then
they are not required to attend and receive no fee, end of story.
Interesting, thanks. Did you get any idea how far in advance the
scripts would be sent out? I don't know how in demand TA actors are,
but are they really expected to sit at home waiting for any crumbs
that may fall off the TA table with no guarantee there will be any.
If it is that hit and miss as far as the actors are concerned I would
have thought they would all be out looking for/ doing other work to
supplement their income.
I must be missing something but if the TA do not guarantee the actors
work then what guarantee is there that the actors will be available
when the TA require them.
What happens if, after all the planning meetings, script writing etc
one or more of the actors return the scripts saying they are
unavailable on the recording dates? Hasty re-writes, rescheduling of
* Im sure of the date as Eddy sang happy birthday to me accompanied on his
geetar, (50th burfday twas)
Happy Birthday. Have a great day on Tuesday..