Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 32
  1. #1

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • Pineapple Queen
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Tiki Juice Bar
    Posts
    5,240

    Pay for Face Characters?

    I'm planning on auditioning for a face character for the summer, as is my friend (she's gone twice...first time she was in the top ten for Jasmine, and last time in the top three, so she's thinking the third time is the charm ). Anyhow, we know there's CM apartments, but does anyone know how much it costs to live in one? Also, what is the pay rate for face characters? We both need to consider these things, as we both live currently a little over an hour away from Disneyland...

    So, your help would be appreciated! Thanks!

  2. #2

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Paris, France / Los Angeles
    Posts
    38,886
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Pay for Face Characters?

    Which character do you look like? I'm guessing "Ariel".

  3. #3

    • A Pirate's life for me!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    top half of CA
    Posts
    3,947

    Re: Pay for Face Characters?

    Don't have a clue as to the answers, but good luck to you!

  4. #4

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • Pineapple Queen
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Tiki Juice Bar
    Posts
    5,240

    Re: Pay for Face Characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    Which character do you look like? I'm guessing "Ariel".
    I've thought that somewhat...I've been told by someone who used to be in casting that I'd make a great Alice or Belle. My height is between 5'3-5'4.

  5. #5

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Santa Ana, CA
    Posts
    1,412

    Re: Pay for Face Characters?

    If, by "CM apartments" you mean dedicated buildings just for CMs to live in a la dorms, no, there are no such things. There is a Discount Directory published for CMs which includes a few discounts on nearby apartment complexes, but they don't amount to much. Figure at least $1200 for a 2 bedroom apt (and that's a marginal one) split between two people at least.

    Face characters now make more than furry characters because they've been able to unionize them, but it's still not much more than In & Out Burger.

  6. #6

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Paris, France / Los Angeles
    Posts
    38,886
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Pay for Face Characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by pineapplewhipaddict View Post
    I've thought that somewhat...I've been told by someone who used to be in casting that I'd make a great Alice or Belle. My height is between 5'3-5'4.
    It sounds fun, for about 5 minutes. Would you really enjoy doing it all day every day? The part about it that would bug me is the crowds that swarm you every minute you're on stage. I'm picky about which little kids I can stand. So dealing with the dirty, snotty or sneezy ones would be a buzzkill.

  7. #7

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • Pineapple Queen
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Tiki Juice Bar
    Posts
    5,240

    Re: Pay for Face Characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    It sounds fun, for about 5 minutes. Would you really enjoy doing it all day every day? The part about it that would bug me is the crowds that swarm you every minute you're on stage. I'm picky about which little kids I can stand. So dealing with the dirty, snotty or sneezy ones would be a buzzkill.
    I'm actually an actress, and I've done children's theatre in the past...I loved it. The main reason why I loved it most was after the show, I got to stay in character while interacting with the kids and signing their autographs. These little kids who knew nothing about me would run up to me a give me BIG hugs It's a touching thing to experience, so I know I'd love to do it at Disneyland.

    If anything, I'd probably be creeped out by men hitting on me. But that happens regularly anyway...

  8. #8

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Paris, France / Los Angeles
    Posts
    38,886
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Pay for Face Characters?

    Well I'm not trying to shoot the idea down. Sorry if I sounded too negative. But in a way, I think working onstage at the Magic Kingdom would ruin the magic for me.

  9. #9

    • Cast Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Half way around the world from Anaheim
    Posts
    148

    Re: Pay for Face Characters?

    Characters aren't covered by a union only AGVA members are. AGVA can't be Characters because only Characters can be Characters.

  10. #10

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • Pineapple Queen
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Tiki Juice Bar
    Posts
    5,240

    Re: Pay for Face Characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyCopSB View Post
    Characters aren't covered by a union only AGVA members are. AGVA can't be Characters because only Characters can be Characters.
    So basically, a face character like Belle signing autographs in TL gets paid maybe $8.50? Whereas a performer in the Aladdin show at the Hyperion gets paid actor's equity? Would Jasmine for storytime in Aladdin's Oasis get paid what Belle gets paid?

  11. #11

    • I am number 4 of 999
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,167

    Re: Pay for Face Characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by pineapplewhipaddict View Post
    So basically, a face character like Belle signing autographs in TL gets paid maybe $8.50?
    I just can't see how that could be! They'd have to get paid $14-$15 an hour. Why would anyone do it otherwise?

  12. #12

    • :)
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Matterhorn, 5th floor.
    Posts
    1,592

    Re: Pay for Face Characters?

    If you post this in the "Break Room" it would probably get much more feedback actual CM feedback!

  13. #13

    • A New Kind Of Villain
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Garden Of Time
    Posts
    1,373

    Re: Pay for Face Characters?

    I've been trying to figure the same thing out myself. I posted over in the Break Room a while back asking about all Entertainment starting wages.

    http://www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53669

    The only one I found for sure is Character Hosts start at $9.15 . I've heard conflicting things regarding Parade Performers (I think it just depends on if the parade is ongoing or seasonal. Seasonal seems to be paid about $7.25 . I believe Ongoing parades gets paid a bit more.)

    Face Character auditions only happen about twice or three times a year. The last one was in January and before that it was in August.
    Julie Rei

    "Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere." - Anton Ego (Ratatouille)

    "I suppose you have no choice but to revolutionize the world." -Mikage Souji (Revolutionary Girl Utena)

  14. #14

    • Dont make me unfriend you
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Posts
    1,143

    Re: Pay for Face Characters?

    I am sort of surprised that they don't tell people at the auditions a starting wage range.

    EDIT: I'm not questioning anybody who has been to the auditions. I'm questioning why DL is so secretative as they won't give people at the auditions a range... between $x and $y per hour.
    Last edited by Garrett240; 02-27-2007 at 08:50 AM.

  15. #15

    •   
      MiceChat Senior Moderator
    • Jester of Randomness
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Trying to keep it light and fluffy since '05...
    Posts
    65,771
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Pay for Face Characters?

    According to my daughter, when she worked there a few years ago (she did Indy, Twain and Columbia) she said at that time the face characters were getting almost $16 an hour... but they worked fewer hours also.




    Help me get more security in Pingvinivlle! Click here!


    Quote Originally Posted by AGhostFromThePast
    all you need to know about the mommy stick is.. out of all the bad things that could happen to you... it's right between wetting yourself and death.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Question] Atmosphere and Face Characters
    By ladydiamond in forum Disneyland Paris
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 05-01-2009, 10:22 AM
  2. GOOD face characters
    By mouseinphilly in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 92
    Last Post: 09-05-2007, 04:18 PM
  3. celebrity face characters...
    By belleariel412 in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 02-06-2007, 09:32 PM
  4. TDL Face Characters
    By GeneralShang in forum Tokyo Disney Resort
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-19-2005, 06:30 PM
  5. Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable Face Characters..
    By figment1986 in forum Walt Disney World Resort
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-28-2005, 11:01 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •