One of the best things about working in the film business is the food. One of the worst things about working in the film business is also the food. It all depends what end of the biz you’re in.
The rules are simple, a crew must be fed six hours from the time they arrive. Then six hours after that first meal, another is due. On union jobs, if you’re not fed in time you get a “meal penalty.” That is they pay you extra for every fifteen minutes a meal break is delayed. Score two hours of meal penalties and you’ll make more than your day rate, which is why union guys pray they won’t break on time.