Im interested in opinions about the indie film practice of not paying actors. Production pays crew and location fees, they rent equipment as needed. I know lots of actors are willing to do this as a trade for the exposure. That's why it sort of works. I'm making acting my retirement passion and recently I was offered a nice indie role as a granny. Salary deferred, SAG ultra low budget. I was willing and actually eager, it's a great story , a great script. However I asked for $.50 a mile travel allowance and was turned down. Now in the past I've paid all my own expenses and supplied wardrobe too, but it's a big drain on my modest income from acting so I reluctantly said no thanks. I wonder how other feel about this industry practice.