Curious for those in post production...
Has anyone else felt as though rates have relatively remained the same or decreased over the past several years across the board?
I haven't noticed that, but I bounce around a lot between projects with large budget differences (ex. web vs TV) so my rate is always in flux based on the project's budget.
With that being said, I used to work with a freelancer who cut almost exclusively for one post house and every 3-4 months when he rolled from one show to the next (which required new start paperwork) he would up his rate slightly. That's one way to keep your rate up.
I have found this to be the case. I seem to recall SMU adding a feature re: rates. I wonder how that's going. I think it's on the producer to stay competitive in giving their top rate desired.
Same rates, I've just noticed fewer jobs in unscripted.