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  • Leighthal
    Leighthal Posts: 326 Forumite
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    How does one get inot this?
    In an Acapulco hotel:
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  • vij
    vij Posts: 254 Forumite
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    you will be able to order a newspaper called the stage it comes out on thursdays - I hope this helps
  • papito
    papito Posts: 365 Forumite
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    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
    nboldock Posts: 53 Forumite
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    papito wrote: »
    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

    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.
  • Horasio
    Horasio Posts: 6,676 Forumite
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    Are there any you don't have to pay to join?
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    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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    most now have started charge a fee but comes out of your first pay.;)
    these are the top agencies

    https://www.rayknight.co.uk
    https://www.castingcollective.co.uk
    https://www.leescasting.co.uk
    https://www.2020casting.co.uk
    https://www.screenliteagency.co.uk

    https://www.albamodel.info industry watchdog
    list of other types of agencies and the scam ones, advice
  • hm71_2
    hm71_2 Posts: 1,980 Forumite
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    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.
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  • wr1ght
    wr1ght Posts: 407 Forumite
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    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
    sound Posts: 14 Forumite
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    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.:D
  • ThinkingOfLinking
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    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.
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