Q. Do you know of any online resources to find weekly rate averages for production art positions? I'm in the process of closing a deal to do a comic adaptation of an optioned feature film, and if the film goes into production, I may also have an opportunity to contribute to the production art staff on a weekly basis. Although my day job involves advertising and design work, I have no experience with the standards of feature film rates.
I would check the IATSE and NABET websites. You probably won't get union rates. But standard non-union rates for techs (not for writers!) are often as high as union rates; you just don't get the benefits.
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