One hundred Victorians who worked as extras in Paul Hogan’s latest film say they were ripped off, losing a total of $32,000.
The Warrnambool residents signed away their right to be paid for their work on the film Charlie and Boots, on the proviso that the producers would donate money to local not-for-profit organisations.
“When I asked if I could nominate a charity, they said no, that it was already done” said extra John King.
He said producers told the group that the soccer club would receive a donation.
“We told them the soccer club was not a charity,” he said.
“We then rang the soccer club, and they had heard nothing about it.”
The extras could were entitled to a total of $32,000 for their cumulative 250 days’ work under the actors’ union award.