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Old 21st January 2009, 06:28 PM
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Default Being a film extra

In these tight times when money is scarce and unemployment figures apparently spiralling, any money-making tip is worth passing on. So I thought I'd highlight the NASAA website. It's the National Association of Supporting Artistes Agents and contains details of casting agents across the country who provide extras for film and TV.

I don't think being an extra pays very much - maybe about 50 a day? But the money might come in handy, and besides, you might get to see yourself on the telly. Does anybody have any experience of this?
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No experience, but another advantage is the possibility of meeting Ricky Gervais
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We were extras in 'Born to Run' who enlisted Stockport Harriers for the race scenes and their families and friends to make up the spectators, didn't get paid personally but i expect the Harriers got a donation, thoroughly enjoyed it tho' the food was excellent and my right leg was on the telly!!!!!
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Default Re: Being a film extra

I've used companies like Limelight - excellent, was an extra in two Bollywood movies! - and StarNow. What's really good about being an extra is that you are generally fed well and treated okay: bear in mind that extras companies/agencies have to hire/deal with many different sorts of people including different ages etc. so they have to have some sort of central fairness/good attitude to stay in business. Good way to earn a buck from time to time if you're focusing on something else. Great way to network with all sorts too.
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It is good but takes all day. You do get your expenses covered though which is good. It's also worth looking at a couple of websites for the good opportunities
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