Ask Stand-In Central: Penalties for Forced Calls?

By | 2013-01-30T22:03:57+00:00 January 30th, 2013|Ask Stand-In Central, Lessons, Terminology|0 Comments

Dear Stand-In Central,

As a stand-in, if the call is forced (less than a 10 hour turnaround), do we get a penalty or is it just for principals?

— Terasa

Response from Sara DeRosa

Great question, Terasa!

Crew members get a forced call penalty if the turnaround from wrap time to crew call time the next day is less than 10 hours.

For union actors, a forced call penalty applies to principal actors only. Their turnaround is required to be 12 hours from the time they wrap until their call time the next day, not 10 hours.

Stand-ins and background actors do not get a penalty for a forced call.

Thanks for writing in to Stand-In Central. Good luck out there!

Do you have any more information about forced calls and turnarounds for crew members or for SAG-AFTRA members? Please comment below!


About the Author:

Sara DeRosa (Senior Contributor, Stand-In Central) has worked as an actor and a stand-in on numerous television and film sets in New York City. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and a graduate of the two-year conservatory program at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Sara has been featured as an unsung hero on Entertainment Tonight and in the ELLE Magazine Women In Hollywood issue for her stand-in work. Sara loves living in New York City, and her favorite sets she has worked on are Madam Secretary, Gossip Girl, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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