It can be as much as a week or two or as little as a day. It all depends on the production company’s shooting schedule. Obviously we give you as much notice and detail as soon as we can.
2. Is there much night and weekend work available?
Some projects will require you to work in the afternoon and evening, but the majority of work is carried out during the Monday to Friday working week.
3. How do I get paid for my role?
Most production companies will ask you to complete a tax file declaration form and super form.
Once they have made payment of your super and tax, the production company pays your wages into our Trust Account and then send us a copy of your pay slip form. We then transfer funds directly into your bank account and send you a copy of the payslip.
Some TV commericials may require you to complete a tax invoice.
You will be notified when you recieve your Congratulations You have been Booked phone call or sms.
4. How long does it take to get paid?
Usually 2-4 weeks, but if it’s a payment for a TV commercial, it can take about 6 – 8 weeks.
5. What about taxation and superannuation payments?
The production company arranges your taxation payments based on your personal tax rate. When you arrive on set, you need to provide the production company with your Tax File Number. If appropriate, they will ask for details of your Superannuation fund and will make the appropriate payment.
6. How does OnCue get paid?
We work on commission. We retain a commission of the gross figure you earn.
Registered Oncue Talent Members Commission Rates
Acting Jobs occur a 10% commission fee
Extra Roles, Bit Parts, Body Doubles and Modeling occur a 20% commission fee
Non-Registered Oncue Talent Commission Rates
Acting Jobs occur a 15% commission fee
Extra Roles, Bit Parts, Body Doubles and Modeling occur a 30% commission fee
7. Do I need to be a member of any entertainment union like Actors Equity?
No. There are no such requirements for extras.
8. Can I say ʻnoʼ to a particular role?
Of course… We understand that everyone has a life and other commitments and sometimes you just canʼt be available. We do not hold it against you. However, if you do accept a role, you must attend.
9. What happens if I canʼt do a job after Iʼve agreed to a role?
Reliability is paramount and our Agency’s reputation depends upon it. If you agree to a role, you must commit to completing the assignment. However if something happens at the last minute and you are unable to attend (e.g. accident or illness), it is your responsibility to make contact with us so we can replace you.
10. What do I need to do to be represented by OnCue Talent?
You need to:
- Complete the application on this website,
- Attend a detailed Information Session where we explain how it all works,
- Commit to join our Talent Team and be featured on our database,
- Attend a professional casting photo-shoot.
- Complete and maintain your own personal website portal.
- Be excited and interested in being pitched and make sure if you are selected that you remain available.
- Understand that you will be ‘pitched’ to casting professionals, production companies, photographers and advertising agencies with the aim of getting you roles.
- Review and consider any exclusive roles that come via OnCue News, which provides general industry briefs and student media opportunities. Review/study the on-set training we provide and adhere to the professional industry standards they set.
- Memberships range from 6 months to 18 months. ONCUE TALENT DOES NOT CHARGE ANY JOINING OR MEMBERSHIP FEES
- Talent must obtain professional casting photos, which must contain the 10 standard professional photos including Headshots, Bodyshots, Body Double and Cast Stand-in Photos. Packages range from $150 to $350.00.
- Talent must maintain new Headshots every six (6) months at the cost of $50.
- INFORMATION SESSION SPECIAL – Attend our FREE Oncue Information Session, sign up on the day and receive a $55 discount = Only $295.00 (Inc gst)