Question by nataanii: Can an actor do this?
Myself and my partner are first time filmmakers and we hired this non union young actor to play a small non lead role in our film. We had offered him from day one a fifteen thousand flat fee to play in the film, which he agreed to when he signed the contract, and by us being first time filmmakers, we had to push back our filming date from the 6th of April to the 13th of April, but ending at the same time and with it being the same amount of days of shooting —30 days. When we tried to explain this to this actor, he said we had to pay him 20 thousand plus 5 thousand plus 6 thousand IMMEDIATELY for changing the date to the 13th, plus we are already paying for his airfare and housing and food costs. So we told him because he was asking something different from what he signed on the contract, we did not want him in our film. He told us he was going to sue us for us wasting his time. So We are writing to find out, can he sue us, if he signed a contract that initially said all he was to get for “30 DAYS” is 15k, no more and no less. And all we are shooting for is 30 days, so can he do this?
Answer by Mark
No i dont think so. Because the contract only said 15k no more no less right?
and anyway, i think 15 k is alot for a non union actor to play a small non lead role. Especially if your beginner filmmakers.
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