Saturday, February 2, 2008

You Don't Have to Be a Star to Be on Our Show?

I was working background yesterday on the set of the film "Eagle Eye" when a colleague alerted me to the fact that two weeks ago, my picture was on the front page of the Los Angeles Times' Calendar section. After an intense internet search, I tracked down the picture in question:

(Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Here is the total costs associated with this endeavor:

Days worked background on the set: Six
Hourly non-union wage: $7.50 plus overtime
Royalties and residuals paid: Nada
Exploitation of image and likeness: widespread
Benefits from free publicity: Zilch
Residual feelings of not getting one's due: priceless

Now where the hell are SAG vouchers when you need them?

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