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Cogito wrote, "A lot of actors have to start off doing commercials".?

Author : Katrina E.

Submitted : 2018-02-14 01:06:30    Popularity:     

Tags: quot  wrote  Cogito  lot  commercials  

I have no involvement with the entertainment industry. However, my understanding is that commercials take about a day to make, and the actors get residuals every time the commercial airs. Don't actors make a good living from just one day's work

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If commercials are non-union. you get paid one time and that is all. And sometimes it's not that much. And most commercials do not run for that long. It CAN be good money, but is not always.

actors start off doing commercials and maybe local theater. there are a lot more commercials being made than movies, so there are more opportunities for work.
if you get a few commercials that air nationally and play for a long time, you
could become quite well known and make some money. not all commercials
shoot in one day, it could take anywhere up to a few weeks depending on what
it's for, how many actors are involved, how many times it takes to get what they want.

I did!
I know a lot of actors, professional and amateur, and they love it if they can win a role in an advert from time to time, as they pay very well, take a short time to film and there are few or no lines to learn - maybe one or two but nothing challenging. But they might, if they're lucky, win one commercial a year and their earnings from that would last them a month or two at best.
Also, actors don't consider doing a commercial 'real' acting' Very little talent is required. Real actors want real acting roles - not a job smirking at a clean toilet and pointing at a product.
Acting isn't about earning a living at all costs - it's about using your talent, being challenged, having fun and feeling that you've entertained your audience.

u_bin_called is actually wrong. The residuals don't decline over time. You get paid a little less than the first time but the same amount of money keeps coming until the ad goes off the air. Also, yes commercials do take a day to make. I had a commercial for Sprite and it was filming for only one day. If you mean for the filming day, yes most times it takes only 1 day to make. But the process is continuos: getting the actors, audition, filming, editing, marketing, etc. So it can take a couple days, mostly up to two weeks.

Commercials are things that get you the money quick, so if you need like $300 because of rent or whatever, its a quick paycheck but its not for a long period of time.

Unless you're Marlon Brando or Samuel L. Jackson...you're not going to make much off one day's work. And many 30-second commercials often take as much as 3-5 days to complete.

Commercials are done more for the exposure and experience than money for starting actors. Residual checks may only be a few bucks and the amount declines over time.

No, commercials do not always take one day to make, and as they are usually only aired for a short time they do not provide 'a good living' for one day's work.



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