Production Services & Fees

Unless otherwise stated all quotes are in U.S. Dollars 

Production Fees for APA Animal Consultants

Daily rate for each APA Consultant to oversee animal welfare of Animal Actors on set are as follows:

Union and Non-Union / Domestic and International

FILM:

  • Domestic US Film: A Flat Daily Rate, both Union and Non-Union, of $480 for a Full Day (4-12 hours) or $235 for a Half Day (any hours less than 4).  A fee of $50 per hour will be charged for any hours over 12 per day on domestic productions.
  • International Fees: A Flat Daily Rate, both Union and Non-Union, of $600 for a Full Day (4-12 hours) or $325 for a Half Day (any hours less than 4). A fee of $75 per hour will be charged for any hours over 12 hours per day on international productions.
  • Travel Fees By Vehicle: Car commute out-of-state, or 2 hours or more of car travel time, portal to portal one-way, is $25 per hour and $.40 per mile (after 15 miles).
  • Travel Fees By Air: Flight Travel Days to and from any location, portal to portal, for production is $30 per hour, not to exceed a 10-hour billing maximum

TELEVISION:

  • Domestic US Fees: , A Flat Daily Rate, both Union and Non-Union, of $475 for a Full Day (4-12 hours) or a Half Day Rate of $250 (any hours less than 4). A fee of $50 per hour will be charged for any hours over 12 per day on domestic productions.
  • International Fees: A Flat Daily Rate, both Union and Non-Union, of $525 for a Full Day (4-12 hours) or a Half Day rate of $300 (any hours less than 4). A fee of $50 per hour will be charged for any hours over 12 hours per day on international productions.
  • Travel Fees By Vehicle: Car commute out-of-state, or 2 hours or more of car travel time, portal to portal one-way, is $25 per hour and $.40 per mile (after 15 miles).
  • Travel Fees By Air: Flight Travel Days to and from and location, portal to portal, for production is $30 per hour, not to exceed a 10-hour billing maximum.

COMMERCIALS:

  • Daily Hourly Rate for Commercials and Still-Shoots for APA Consultant is $35 per hour plus $.40 per mile (after 15 miles) for under 2 hours of car travel .
  • APA Charges a 4-hour minimum day on commercials at an hourly rate of $35 per hour.
  • Overtime: Any hours worked past 10 consecutive hours on a given day will be charged at time-and-a-half.
  • Travel By Vehicle: Car commute out-of-state, or 2 hours or more of car travel time, portal to portal one-way, is $25 per hour and $.40 per mile (after 15 miles).
  • Travel Fees By Air: Flight Travel Days to and from any location, portal to portal, for production is $30 per hour, not to exceed a 10-hour billing maximum.
  • Commercials shot internationally will adhere to television international rates quoted above.

APA Office Administration + APA Consultant Payment Information

  • Film: Based upon the number of days APA Consultant is required. Typically $500-$800 per film. TBD with production prior to signed APA Agreement.
  • TV: Based upon the number of days APA Consultant is required. Starting at $150. TBD with production prior to filming or signed agreement.
  • Commercials: Based upon the number of days APA Consultant is required. Starting at $100. TBD with production prior to filming.
  • NOTE:  APA consultants are part of the crew, and therefore will be paid on crew payroll, receive per diem and, when applicable, can sign deal memos with the production. In order to comply with employment laws, we are unable to invoice hours. We do invoice for the administrative fee and any expenses (outside of usual timecard receipts such as parking, or car transportation from airport to accommodations, etc.) incurred.

APA Administration service fees include:

APA Certified Sign-Off Letter stating all animal safety and welfare protocols were met, along with the APA End-Credit Disclaimer Logo supplied once project is locked. Complete support from animal consultant experts for pre-production through post-production, advising production on safety issues, script reading, documentation of all animal action (including daily comprehensive animal reports provided to production), thorough care, oversight of animals well being, documentation of any permits as required by animals employed on location, review of scripts, one liners, shot lists, story boards, days out of days and all related production materials. Site visits for animal care is also a part of the APA process.

When Applicable:

  • Idle Days on location when there are no Animal Actors on set is $30 per hour not to exceed an 8-hour billing maximum. Determination of Idle days are dependent upon whether shoot schedule includes weekends. Example: Should filming schedule include Sunday as a rest day for entire crew, this would not be considered an idle day and no fee would be applied.
  • Holidays on location are to be paid as 8-hour days at $30 per hour.
  • Prep Days for Film & Television, whether domestic or international, are $450 for Full Day (4-10 hours) or $225 for Half Day (any hours under 4) + $.40 per mile (after 15 miles). A fee of $50 per hour will be charged for any hours over 10 on prep days.
  • Travel Expenses may include airfare, ground transportation, hotel, per diem and related costs (such as car rental, gas, parking and tolls) to be covered by production directly.
  • Full Day vs. Half Day: Typically a Full Day or Half Day is not arranged in advance. APA will be present during the entirety of the animal/s being present on set. If that is under 4 hours, the Half Day rate fee is valid.