If you're going to follow Buffalo 8's tips - which all look pretty solid, deviate from one of their policies. I have worked on 5 different Buffalo 8 films since 2012: April Rain, Promoted, Damn Foreigners, Dance Off, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, Sometimes as background, in a couple cases, as a featured non-speaking performer, and one speaking role. In every instance, I worked for food, copy and credit (pending producer's discretion). Most of them fed me. I got on-screen credit for 1 that I am aware of. The reason I'm not sure about the others is because Buffalo 8 has a long-standing habit of not giving out copies, despite the contracts we are required to sign. In fact, the only film I got a copy of was Dance Off and that's because I found someone at a partnering Prod Co, that sent it to me, after complaining that she'd already sent out copies to everyone. Buffalo 8 simply ignores polite emails - and changes their email address from time to time to avoid being contacted. It's worse than working a student film.
So, please, if you do offer people copy and credit, make sure they get it! Thanks!