Let’s say you play a recurring role in a TV show. How does that work out in a contract? Do you sign contracts for each individual episode?
Or is it one big contract for a certain number of episodes?Also, how does that affect an actor’s film prospects? If his résumé includes TV networks known for a certain genre, such as Disney or Nickelodeon, will that affect his prospect of booking serious film roles?
AG Man, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Every recurring role I’ve done has been booked exactly like a guest-starring role. Even though we all knew the roles would recur, I wasn’t guaranteed a certain number of episodes, nor asked to sign any sort of commitment. Instead, producers booked each episode individually, giving me as much advance notice as possible to “put a pin in me,” as they say, and took their chances that I’d be available.