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William

Explained: Applying via the Job Board

Posted by William on Wednesday 30th August 2017
Explained: Applying via the Job Board

Fully activated members of Uni-versalEXTRAS can apply for roles via our Job Board, which is updated daily with fresh opportunities for extras...Read More

William

Help with Body Measurements

Posted by William on Thursday 27th July 2017
Help with Body Measurements

It might sound simple but body measurements are one of the most common things that people get wrong when registering with us for film &...Read More

William

My Weekly Magazine: Interview with a Film Extra

Posted by William on Friday 23rd June 2017
My Weekly Magazine: Interview with a Film Extra

Popular magazine My Weekly interviewed Mangala Harris about what it's like to be a supporting artiste and a member of Uni-versalEXTRAS. We've...Read More

Catherine Taylor

War Machine: An Extra’s Perspective

Posted by Catherine Taylor on Thursday 8th June 2017
War Machine: An Extra’s Perspective

A fascinating firsthand account of working as an extra for Netflix's War Machine feature film starring Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton. Catherine...Read More

William

Proving Your Right to Work in the UK and/or Ireland

Posted by William on Thursday 11th May 2017
Proving Your Right to Work in the UK and/or Ireland

This article provides lots of useful tips and advice about the documents required to prove your right to work in the UK and/or Ireland for film...Read More

William

Our New Pay Slips Make Everything Clearer

Posted by William on Wednesday 26th April 2017
Our New Pay Slips Make Everything Clearer

Following feedback from members, many of you will have already noticed that over the last few months we successfully trialled and introduced...Read More

William

Feature Film Open Casting in Devon - Film Extras Wanted!

Posted by William on Monday 20th March 2017
Feature Film Open Casting in Devon - Film Extras Wanted!

Film extras wanted across Devon for a major feature film called The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, directed by Mike Newell (Harry...Read More

William

Updates to the FAA Pay Scheme for Film Extras

Posted by William on Monday 27th February 2017
Updates to the FAA Pay Scheme for Film Extras

We’ve got some fantastic news! BECTU have announced new rates for the Film Artistes Association (FAA) union pay scheme. This means that you’ll...Read More

William

Top Tips for Working in the Film & TV Industries

Posted by William on Friday 24th February 2017
Top Tips for Working in the Film & TV Industries

We would like to take a moment to clarify some key rules about working as an extra that could prevent you from facing a range of consequences...Read More

William

Awarded Best UK Film & TV Extras Casting Agency

Posted by William on Friday 13th January 2017
Awarded Best UK Film & TV Extras Casting Agency

TMT News magazine has announced the winners of the 2016 Entertainment Awards. Uni-versalEXTRAS are proud to have been named amongst a select...Read More

William

Photo Types & How We Use Them to Cast You

Posted by William on Monday 28th November 2016
Photo Types & How We Use Them to Cast You

Full members of Uni-versalEXTRAS can not only upload 10 photos to their profile, but also have the option to upload advanced photo types. These...Read More

William

Casting TV Extras in Bristol & Cardiff

Posted by William on Friday 21st October 2016
Casting TV Extras in Bristol & Cardiff

We are currently casting extras, walk-ons and supporting artists in Cardiff, Bristol and the surrounding areas. If you live near Cardiff or...Read More

William

Discount For British Forces Personnel

Posted by William on Wednesday 28th September 2016
Discount For British Forces Personnel

We've just added a discount for our heroes in the British Forces, which means that those who qualify can get even better value when registering...Read More

William

Photo Advice: The Perfect Background

Posted by William on Wednesday 31st August 2016
Photo Advice: The Perfect Background

Having trouble getting your Uni-versalEXTRAS profile photos accepted? This post will talk you through some of the basics and common issues relating...Read More

William

Be a Film Extra in Liverpool - Now Casting!

Posted by William on Monday 27th June 2016
Be a Film Extra in Liverpool - Now Casting!

Want to be a film extra in Liverpool? We are currently casting males and females for a major film, so if you've ever wanted to work in entertainment,...Read More

Lucy Scarfe

My Story: Being a Bond Girl in Monaco

Posted by Lucy Scarfe on Friday 24th June 2016
My Story: Being a Bond Girl in Monaco

It was one of those rare occasions where one moment I was doing a Skype audition from the comfort of my own home and a few days later I was...Read More

William

Important Updates to My Documents

Posted by William on Monday 30th May 2016
Important Updates to My Documents

We have made some essential updates to the My Documents area of your profile to make managing your documents more simple. In this EXTRAS Blog...Read More

William

Blockbuster Film Casting in Edinburgh & Glasgow

Posted by William on Monday 18th April 2016
Blockbuster Film Casting in Edinburgh & Glasgow

We are soon to be casting males and females as extras in Scotland for a major blockbuster film. If you've ever wanted to work in entertainment,...Read More

William

Explained: Extras Casting Process

Posted by William on Friday 1st April 2016
Explained: Extras Casting Process

Confused about how film and TV bookings work? Don't be, we are about to walk you through the standard casting process step-by-step, right up...Read More

William

TV Extras Casting in Manchester

Posted by William on Thursday 24th March 2016
TV Extras Casting in Manchester

We cast extras and walk-on artists across North West England in paid roles for Film & TV. With a BBC TV show soon to begin casting in Manchester,...Read More

William

2016 Oscars Preview: 88th Academy Awards

Posted by William on Monday 22nd February 2016
2016 Oscars Preview: 88th Academy Awards

One of the most hotly anticipated events in the film calendar is almost upon us - bring on the 2016 Oscars! We have had the pleasure of working...Read More

William

Be a TV Extra in Yorkshire

Posted by William on Thursday 28th January 2016
Be a TV Extra in Yorkshire

We supply background extras and walk-ons across Yorkshire in paid roles for Film & TV productions. With several TV shows currently filming...Read More

William

Let's Talk: Casting The Danish Girl

Posted by William on Monday 11th January 2016
Let's Talk: Casting The Danish Girl

When we began casting The Danish Girl, we were privileged to once again be working on a film with one of our favourite Directors and a stellar...Read More

William

New Checks Affecting All Extras & SAs

Posted by William on Monday 7th December 2015
New Checks Affecting All Extras & SAs

From 1st January 2016, any Supporting Artiste supplied to work alongside under 18s on a BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 or Sky production must...Read More

William

New Police Uniform Scheme for Film & TV Extras

Posted by William on Monday 7th December 2015
New Police Uniform Scheme for Film & TV Extras

Introducing the UK Film and TV Registration Scheme, a new system designed to protect people who own and use police uniforms for film and TV...Read More

William

Film & TV Extras Open Castings across the UK

Posted by William on Monday 6th July 2015
Film & TV Extras Open Castings across the UK

Uni-versalEXTRAS are holding Open Castings for people to register as Film & TV Extras in various locations across the UK where productions...Read More

William

Stephen Frears Film about Florence Foster Jenkins

Posted by William on Wednesday 8th April 2015
Stephen Frears Film about Florence Foster Jenkins

Uni-versalEXTRAS is holding an Open Casting in London for the new Stephen Frears feature film about the life of Florence Foster Jenkins. If...Read More

William

Industry Pay Scheme Changes for Film & TV Extras

Posted by William on Thursday 15th January 2015
Industry Pay Scheme Changes for Film & TV Extras

Some of the industry pay schemes and agreements for background artists, walk-ons and extras have been updated on our website. This article explains...Read More

Rebecca Felgate

Acting for Stage & Screen

Posted by Rebecca Felgate on Friday 12th December 2014
Acting for Stage & Screen

"I thought I knew all there was to know about performance, but on accepting a role as an extra in a new film, I quickly realised that I didn't!"...Read More

William

Have Your Say: Your EXTRAS Profile

Posted by William on Tuesday 11th November 2014
Have Your Say: Your EXTRAS Profile

Have you ever wanted to add something to your EXTRAS profile - maybe a skill or wardrobe item you own - but not been able to find the option...Read More

William

Explained: New 'My Documents' Features

Posted by William on Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Explained: New 'My Documents' Features

Have you visited the My Documents page on your EXTRAS profile yet? There are several reasons why you're going to need to, and this article explains...Read More

William

No Filming! No Photography!

Posted by William on Tuesday 26th August 2014
No Filming! No Photography!

A reminder about photography and filming on set... Getting 'Snap Happy' On Set is Strictly Prohibited Unauthorised photography or filming...Read More

William

Be an Extra in a TV Show in Scotland

Posted by William on Wednesday 6th August 2014
Be an Extra in a TV Show in Scotland

We supply EXTRAS & Supporting Artistes across Scotland and have a new production soon to begin filming in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling. For...Read More

William

Feature Film in London, Kent & Suffolk

Posted by William on Monday 16th June 2014
Feature Film in London, Kent & Suffolk

Do you have any physical attributes that would help to bring this scene to life? For a major new Feature Film directed by Justin Chadwick...Read More

William

Welcome to the EXTRAS Blog!

Posted by William on Wednesday 11th June 2014
Welcome to the EXTRAS Blog!

...the home of Film and TV industry news, gossip, EXTRAS tips, new releases, urgent castings and more! A Blogging Paradise We've been working...Read More

William

Explained: New Dashboard & Diary

Posted by William on Wednesday 11th June 2014
Explained: New Dashboard & Diary

We've just released the new EXTRAS Dashboard and My Diary features to your profile - here is some guidance on what you can expect from these...Read More

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