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:

  • US Film Flat Rates, both Union and Non-Union, are $450 for a Full Day (6-12 hours) or $225 for a Half Day (6 hours or less).  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 (6-12 hours) or Flat Half Day Rate of $300 (6 hours or less). 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 more than 3 hours of car travel time one-way is $25 per hour and $.40 per mile (after 15 miles), not to exceed an 8-hour billing maximum.
  • Travel Fees By Air: Flight Travel Days to and from any location for production is $25 per hour, not to exceed a 10-hour billing maximum

TELEVISION:

  • US Television Flat Rates, both Union and Non-Union, are $425 for a Full Day (6-12 hours) or $225 for a Half Day (6 hours or less). 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 $500 for a Full Day (6-12 hours) or a Half Day rate of $250 (6 hours or less). 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 more than 3 hours of car travel time one-way is $25 per hour and $.40 per mile (after 15 miles), not to exceed an 8-hour billing maximum.
  • Travel Fees By Air: Flight Travel Days to and from and location for production is $25 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 and $.40 per mile (after 15 miles).
  • 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 more than 3 hours of car travel time one-way is $25 per hour and $.40 per mile (after 15 miles), not to exceed an 8-hour billing maximum.
  • Travel Fees By Air: Flight Travel Days to and from any location for production is $25 per hour, not to exceed a 10-hour billing maximum.
  • Commercials shot internationally will adhere to television international rates quoted above.

APA Office Administration (one-time fee per job)

  • Film: Based upon the number of days APA Consultant is required. Typically $300-$800 per film. TBD with production prior to signed APA Agreement.
  • TV: Starting at $100 per episode fee dependent upon number of days APA Consultant required on set. TBD with production prior to filming.
  • Commercials: Starting at $100 dependent upon number of days APA Consultant required on set. TBD with production prior to filming.

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 and not to include a normal two-day weekend.
  • Holidays on location are to be paid as 8-hour days at $30 per hour.
  • Prep Days for each APA Consultant is $35 per hour and $.40 per mile (after 15 miles), not to exceed an 8-hour billing maximum.
  • 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 6 hours or less, the Half Day rate fee is valid.