AIP001 | How I Make an Income as an Actor and What Inspired This Podcast

Ben Hauck shares his evolution as an actor since graduating college to today in New York City, how he makes an income as an actor, and what inspired The Acting Income Podcast. He touches on working as an extra and stand-in, and what he recently found out with respect to the status of that kind of work under the 2005 SAG Basic Agreement under which he frequently works. Finally, he invites the audience to pitch ideas and stories related to earning an income as an actor for discussion in future episodes of the podcast.

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☞ Mentions in This Episode

Acting Unions

Actors’ Equity Association

Screen Actors Guild — now SAG-AFTRA

Extras & Stand-In Casting

Central Casting

2005 SAG Basic Agreement

From page 1 of the 2005 SAG Basic Agreement:

The Union is recognized by Producer as the exclusive collective bargaining agent for performers in the production of motion pictures in the motion picture industry within the territorial limits of the United States of America. The term “performer” means those persons covered by the terms of this Agreement and includes performers, professional singers, stunt performers, airplane and helicopter pilots, dancers covered under Schedule J of this Agreement, stunt coordinators, puppeteers and body doubles. Background actors are not considered “performers.”


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