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  • Leighthal
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    • 16th Oct 07, 5:36 PM
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    • 16th Oct 07, 5:36 PM
    How does one get inot this?
    In an Acapulco hotel:
    The manager has personally passed all the water served here.
  • vij
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    • 16th Oct 07, 6:19 PM
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    • 16th Oct 07, 6:19 PM
    you will be able to order a newspaper called the stage it comes out on thursdays - I hope this helps
    • papito
    • By papito 16th Oct 07, 6:24 PM
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    papito
    • #4
    • 16th Oct 07, 6:24 PM
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    • 16th Oct 07, 6:24 PM
    There are also some agencies, you have to apply and give your details and describe yourself phisically and even send them a picture.
    They contact if they need you in your area and if you are what they are looking for.
    Some are:

    www.studioextras.co.uk
    www.pm-global-services.com

    But I never have joined them so any advice will be needed, please
  • nboldock
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    • 16th Oct 07, 9:24 PM
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    • 16th Oct 07, 9:24 PM
    There are also some agencies, you have to apply and give your details and describe yourself phisically and even send them a picture.
    They contact if they need you in your area and if you are what they are looking for.
    Some are:

    www.studioextras.co.uk
    www.pm-global-services.com

    But I never have joined them so any advice will be needed, please
    Originally posted by papito
    Both sites require payment in order to get through to the members areas (which is were the juicy stuff is I think).

    Not too expensive though for those that are serious about getting into this.
  • CCStar
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    • 17th Oct 07, 1:30 AM
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    • 17th Oct 07, 1:30 AM
    Are there any you don't have to pay to join?
    An average day in my life
    I am no expert in property but have lived in many types of homes, in many locations and can only talk from experience.
  • nubianhustler
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    • 17th Oct 07, 12:19 PM
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    • 17th Oct 07, 12:19 PM
    most now have started charge a fee but comes out of your first pay.
    these are the top agencies

    www.rayknight.co.uk
    www.castingcollective.co.uk
    www.leescasting.co.uk
    www.2020casting.co.uk
    [url]www.screenliteagency.co.uk

    www.albamodel.info industry watchdog
    list of other types of agencies and the scam ones, advice
    • hm71
    • By hm71 18th Oct 07, 2:34 PM
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    hm71
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    • 18th Oct 07, 2:34 PM
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    • 18th Oct 07, 2:34 PM
    my son & I were extras in 'Catwalk dogs' which will be on ITV soon, we were sent an e-mail from lostintv and asked if we wanted to do it. £50 a day but long boring days doing lots of standing around. there was a guy there who does loads of stuff but it all seemed a bit hectic to me.
    Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the world together."

    FEB challenge £128/£270 balance £142
    £2 saving club £140
    • wr1ght
    • By wr1ght 6th Dec 07, 10:51 PM
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    wr1ght
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    • 6th Dec 07, 10:51 PM
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    • 6th Dec 07, 10:51 PM
    i recently did foxy bingo ad that will be on in jan sometime,i was there 6am til 6pm and got paid last week(filmed 4th oct)wouldnt recommend it as i was knackered with a banging headache,never got travel costs and after my 1st fee ended up with a pitifull £50.00 got talking to a few extras and they reccomended a manchester company called PHA i think,they get regular work so if you want to get into it i would say look there. Good luck wannabees!!!
  • sound
    I signed up to www.filmextras.co.uk and used a promotional code from a friend to claim free membership for 180 days just use the code 180DAYS when asked on signing up and pay nothing for 180 days site seems to have lots of interesting jobs and takes no commission if you find some work.

    • Flickering Ember
    • By Flickering Ember 17th Aug 08, 12:44 PM
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    Flickering Ember
    I'd love to do this...I have done 2 unpaid Extras so far:

    The most recent Britain's Next Top Model advert
    AC/DC's new video

    I'd love some paid stuff.
    Flickering Embers grow higher and higher...I need a break and I wanna be a paperback writer!
  • sound
    I'd love to do this...I have done 2 unpaid Extras so far:

    The most recent Britain's Next Top Model advert
    AC/DC's new video

    I'd love some paid stuff.
    Originally posted by Flickering Ember
    were did you find these two roles?
    would have loved to be in the AC/DC's video

  • osxandy
    I signed up to www.filmextras.co.uk and used a promotional code from a friend to claim free membership for 180 days just use the code 180DAYS when asked on signing up and pay nothing for 180 days site seems to have lots of interesting jobs and takes no commission if you find some work.
    Originally posted by sound
    Thanks very much for the code - worked well! I've got a profile on the site now http://www.filmextras.co.uk/andyholt

    Looking forward to getting some work on set!!!!!
    • Chrissybh0y
    • By Chrissybh0y 29th Aug 08, 5:13 PM
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    Chrissybh0y
    This is a special discussion as part of the




    article, all about


    Becoming a TV/film extra


    which is part of the Work, work, work section


    Please feel free to add your comments, suggestions or questions


    Just click reply
    Originally posted by MSE Lawrence

    SHOW ME THE MONEY !
    Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
  • mollymauk
    I think Lee's casting has folded, but I can highly recommend Mad Dog Casting.

    Take your yearly book fee from your first day of work, so no upfronts.
    • DKLS
    • By DKLS 12th Dec 08, 8:47 AM
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    DKLS
    Take a pack of cards/ipod/Nintendo Ds with you as it can be seriously boring and time consuming.
    I did some night shoots for a film over 3 nights, which turned out to be less than 15 seconds on screen.
    Upside the pay was ok, we had a laugh and the catering trailer provided fantastic food, Note talent eats first.
  • sound
    leescasting
    2020casting

    Both websites no longer working.....

  • Naykon
    Whenever I've done it the film companies just tend to ask for extras in local papers as and when they're needed, I always go along, it's easy money if your poor.

    I've been in Heartbeat and the first Harry Pothead film

    Heartbeat gave me £50 a day but Harry Pothead was tight, only gave me £80 for 3 days, Was 13 at the time though and got to skip school

    Always take something to do, its boring as hell, loooooong periods of nothingness

    Anyway, local papers are the best bet, or if your proactively looking, maybe just e-mail or write to a load of TV companies with some details and a pic of yourself.

    The big film companies don't come around too often and the internet doesn't seem to be much help without coughing up some coin upfront, but extras are always in demand.
    Last edited by Naykon; 20-07-2009 at 5:44 PM.
  • jessesims74
    Do not pay to enter members area.
    Both sites require payment in order to get through to the members areas (which is were the juicy stuff is I think).

    Not too expensive though for those that are serious about getting into this.
    Originally posted by nboldock

    I personaly would NOT pay to enter the members area,look at these sites i'm with, 'casting collective',and 'guy's and solls'.I do not pay to enter their site and find whats going on.There is a joining fee of £59.00 a year to each,but they have given me a lot of work e,g 'Robin Hood' starring russell crowe, 'Nine'- the musical,starring daniel day lewis, and I was given the chance to audtion,and got the speaking part in 'John lennon naked' starring christopher eccleston, for bbc 4 later this year(2010).
    I do this part time as well,really good fun.The agency's take professional photos of you as well saving you money doing it your self.
    Hope this helps.
  • VanMan2007
    Midlands TV/Film Extras
    Can anyone recommend an agency/online site that deals with work in the Midlands?

    I've signed up with a London agency before, but most of the work was London based, a pain in the butt to get to (often on short notice) and didn't make me any money after expenses.

    Anything middle of the country would be good.

    Thanks to the contributors so far, some good stuff here.
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