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Old September 2nd, 2002, 02:23 AM   #16
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I like that idea... "I can only offer you $6/hr but...the rate is guaranteed for an 8 hr minimum. Could take us 30 minutes or all day." Plenty of room to make sure you get what you need. Sure $50 for an hour sounds good, but why not assure yourself the time you might need?

I also like that idea... "would you like to make $6/hr. or $18? Now or later?"

I might offer $6/$12. Double is good too.
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Old September 2nd, 2002, 02:00 PM   #17
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JoPhoto, your idea about paying them a guaranteed rate for the whole day at minimum wage is good. That should appeal to them.

As far as sharing the profits with them, I'd really rather not for two reasons. One, there could be legal problems if they think I am lying about how many I sell. It would get sticky. That and, financialy, I'm much better off just to pay them up front. I'd rather shell out $500 now than $1500 in a few months.

And they are brining their own swimsuits. I'm bringing cold beer and food.
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Old September 3rd, 2002, 09:45 AM   #18
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Beer for women? I thought they'd prefer wine... but then again
it might not be such a good idea to have alcohol on set. I prefer
chilled water (women seem to like that) and soda's... And
ofcourse some tea and coffee.

just some thoughts....
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Old September 4th, 2002, 09:55 PM   #19
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<<<-- Originally posted by Rob Lohman : Beer for women? I thought they'd prefer wine...

just some thoughts.... -->>>

Rob, don't forget, these are Canadian women.

Heh heh heh, I should take that back before any harm is done (to me). :)

I'm just kidding, honest!!!
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Old September 5th, 2002, 03:23 AM   #20
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Hehe.... okay Dylan. Whatever works overthere :)
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Old September 29th, 2002, 09:12 PM   #21
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I feel that anytime anyone does something for my Production company, they should get paid, be covered by insurance, and pay taxes on the earnings. (so I don't have my version of Nannygate). I don't use unpaid interns.

I hire everyone through a local temp agency. The paperwork is taken care of, they are insured and I don't pay a big premium over the pay the workers and talent earn.

I'm fortunate in that I am associated with a local community college theatre (they pay me to tape some of the acting classes) that also has a rather good Actor Training Program. So I can get good talent that I have seen perform week-after-week (and sometimes the instructors) for very low wages. And they get another item on their resume.

When I need better than OK talent, I can ask the instructors and directors to work for me. I get SAG talent (and my clients get to pay the going rate) sort of on-demand.
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