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Stunt Performer

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Stunt performers work in the film and television industry, standing in for actors in dangerous, specialised or physically difficult scenes. They need excellent stunt skills to make it look easy.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Stunt performers are usually freelance, working on a production on a contract basis. Fees depend on the type of production and are usually higher for feature films than for television, therefore pay is variable.

The Equity website lists the latest recommended minimum rates of pay, for which you now need to be a member to access.

As a rough guideline, in 2017 the BBC agreement was £335 a day, and for cinema films the minimum daily rate was £564.00.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
894
5.1 %
RISE
2023
940
  United Kingdom
2018
20596
1.7 %
RISE
2023
20951

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You should also be:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Creative and Cultural Skills
E-mail: info@ccskills.org.uk
Website: http://www.ccskills.org.uk/
Website (2): https://ccskills.org.uk/careers
Twitter: @CCskills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccskills

Creative and Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, performing, literary and visual arts. Creative Choices is their career information website.

Creative Skillset Scotland
Tel: 020 7713 9800
E-mail: info@creativeskillset.org
Website: http://creativeskillset.org/nations/scotland
Twitter: @SkillsetSSC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativeskillset

Creative Skillset works with the UK’s screen-based creative media industries to develop skills and talent from classroom to boardroom.

Equity
Tel: 020 7379 6000
E-mail: info@equity.org.uk
Website: http://www.equity.org.uk/
Twitter: @EquityUK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EquityUK

Membership of Equity is open not just those in the acting profession but to anyone working professionally in the field of entertainment.

Producers' Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT)
Tel: 020 7380 8230
Website: http://www.pact.co.uk

The British Stunt Register
Tel: 01753 652821
Website: http://www.thebritishstuntregister.com
Twitter: @BritishStuntReg
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BritishStuntRegister/

The British Stunt Register (formerly the Joint Industry Stunt Committee, or JISC) provides a recognised career path for stunt professionals administered through The Stunt Grading Scheme. It gives stunt performers an industry recognised qualification process and the opportunity to start their career as a stunt performer.

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