industry terms – Drop and Pick Up
Drop and Pick Up
If, at the time of original engagement, the day performer is given a firm pick-up date which is more than 14 calendar days* after the close of his initial employment, compensation need not be paid for the intervening time.
Day performers on episodic television paid not less than double minimum (excluding major role performers) may be dropped and picked up once in each episode, subject to a firm pick up date being given. All others have a 14 calendar day intervening period.
*This period shall be 10 calendar days for domestic productions of theatrical films and features made primarily for television exhibition.