Announce the camera or stop talking about it! You'd never see these theatrics from ARRI, they just release quality products and then get out of the way.
I mean, it's literally just a dictionary definition. RED is famous for vaporware. Shit or get off the pot.
Vaporware: "software or hardware that has been advertised but is not yet available to buy, either because it is only a concept or because it is still being written or designed."
Only a very small percentage of people working in film & TV are union. So no, there is no easy solution.
You make a great point: for me, the purpose of overtime pay isn't to punish the producers, but to incentivize them to stick to a 10 or 12 hour day in the first place.
Extremely long days are typically the result of an inexperienced producer, director or production coordinator.
I charge healthy overtime rates for days in excess of 10 or 12 hours, depending on the original quote.
For the first 2 hours of OT it’s 1.5x rate/hour, and over 2 hours is 2x rate/hour.
Meal penalties are also part of the equation.
So I’ll gladly work an 18 hour day, but I will be paid accordingly.
For those of you just starting out, it’s important that you charge OT or you will be taken advantage of due to poor producing.