Create professional invoices for your freelance acting work with this custom template. Simply fill out the invoice with your information, download the invoice in whichever format works best for you (.doc, .xls, or .pdf), and send it off.
Some actors do not need to send invoices, while others do. Whether or not you need to send one depends on the arrangement you have with the person or company who is engaging your acting services. If you have a salaried position or are on a monthly retainer with a company, it is likely that you will be paid without submitting an invoice (though it’s important to confirm). If you are a freelance or contract actor, you almost always must submit an invoice to be paid. Confirm with the company when you should submit your invoice and to whom.
In order for you to get paid promptly, you must include certain pieces of information in your actor invoice. First, you’ll need to include the name, address, and phone number of the company or person you are invoicing, as well as for yourself (or your small business). At the top, also include the date, the date by which you expect to be paid, and the method of payment you prefer. Then, you’ll need to include a description of the work you performed. This doesn’t need to be extremely detailed, but should give an idea of what you did (for instance: “background acting,” “stage acting,” “commercial acting”). You’ll then need to put the cost of each piece of work on the invoice. This can be one flat fee, or an hourly rate, depending on the agreement you have with the company. If it is hourly, be sure to include the number of hours and multiply to get your total. At the bottom, total everything up, apply sales tax if necessary, and then include the grand total.
After you submit your invoice, you should receive your payment by the date you specified on your invoice. If you do not receive your payment by this time, check in with the company to confirm that your actor invoice was received. Keep in mind the method of payment you specified, so that you make sure you are looking in the right place for the payment.
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