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Rebecca

Questions I have after watching Star Wars for the first time

Posted by Rebecca on Tuesday 4th May 2021
Questions I have after watching Star Wars for the first time

It’s May 4th which can only mean one thing, it’s Star Wars day! Believe it or not, I had never seen a single Star Wars film before (I know...Read More

Rebecca

The Oscars 2021: Our Top Winners!

Posted by Rebecca on Monday 26th April 2021
The Oscars 2021: Our Top Winners!

Oscar season is here once again! The ceremony may have been a little later than planned this year, but we couldn’t be more thrilled to join...Read More

Ella

Competition: Wave Goodbye to your Lockdown Hair!

Posted by Ella on Tuesday 13th April 2021
Competition: Wave Goodbye to your Lockdown Hair!

As salons reopen this week, it’s more important than ever that your profile pictures are up-to-date. Has your hair suffered in lockdown? Are...Read More

Ella

Make Life Easier with the UVE Artistes App

Posted by Ella on Tuesday 13th April 2021
Make Life Easier with the UVE Artistes App

Life has certainly been complicated over the last year, so we’re on a mission to make things a little easier for our amazing supporting artistes!...Read More

Ella

Celebrating Our Welsh Extras and Productions

Posted by Ella on Monday 12th April 2021
Celebrating Our Welsh Extras and Productions

While we may be a little late to the St David’s day celebrations, we don’t see any reason why we can’t show our amazing Welsh supporting...Read More

Ella

Our Top 10 Feel-Good Films of All Time!

Posted by Ella on Monday 12th April 2021
Our Top 10 Feel-Good Films of All Time!

Spring has well and truly sprung (amidst the flurries), and the UK is on the cusp of finally starting to gain a bit of normality. There seems...Read More

Ella

Introducing the UVE Artiste App for iOS and Android

Posted by Ella on Monday 15th March 2021
Introducing the UVE Artiste App for iOS and Android

We are delighted to announce that the UVE Artiste App — available free for iOS and Android — is now available to download from the Google...Read More

Ella

We Care About Hair!

Posted by Ella on Monday 15th March 2021
We Care About Hair!

Long, short, spikey, sleek, smooth, curly, straight, black, brown, red, pink, blonde? Whatever hairstyle you are rocking, we want to see it....Read More

Ella

Calling Me, Calling You, Texting You, Texting Me

Posted by Ella on Monday 15th March 2021
Calling Me, Calling You, Texting You, Texting Me

Here at Uni-versal Extras we are proud of the way we communicate with our superlative artistes. As an agency, we are constantly looking to improve...Read More

Ella

Securing Work on Roles Requiring DBS

Posted by Ella on Monday 15th March 2021
Securing Work on Roles Requiring DBS

Basic Disclosure Certificates or DBS checks are becoming increasingly used by the film and TV industries. In this blog we look at how to upload...Read More

Ella

ITV Pay Rates Increase for Supporting Artistes

Posted by Ella on Tuesday 9th February 2021
ITV Pay Rates Increase for Supporting Artistes

ITV rates increased from January 2021! Check out the changes below and see how much you could earn on productions using ITV rates this year. New...Read More

Ella

Is Streaming the New Cinema?

Posted by Ella on Tuesday 9th February 2021
Is Streaming the New Cinema?

We take a look at some of the hottest releases coming to streaming services for you to enjoy while the cinemas are closed. The Big Screen,...Read More

Ella

Valentine's Viewing

Posted by Ella on Tuesday 9th February 2021
Valentine's Viewing

It is no secret that we all LOVE films, so any opportunity we get to sit down and chat about our favourite movies is quickly jumped upon. We...Read More

Ella

FAA & PACT Rates Increase

Posted by Ella on Tuesday 19th January 2021
FAA & PACT Rates Increase

Another year, another rate increase! January 2021 has seen both FAA and PACT rates increase so take a look and see how much you could earn on...Read More

Ella

The Importance of Skills & Experience

Posted by Ella on Tuesday 19th January 2021
The Importance of Skills & Experience

Adding your experience and training to your Uni-versal Extras profile can help you to secure more roles. With productions looking to create...Read More

Ella

Christmas Jumper Finalists

Posted by Ella on Wednesday 9th December 2020
Christmas Jumper Finalists

Last month we opened our Christmas Jumper Competition in search of the film extra with the best festive jumper! We're pleased to announce the...Read More

Ella

The 12 Films of Christmas!

Posted by Ella on Friday 4th December 2020
The 12 Films of Christmas!

As another year comes to a close, we pick some of our festive film favourites that you can rely on for some Christmas cheer! Here are 12 festive...Read More

Ella

NEW NUMBERS, NEW PLATFORMS, NEW WORK

Posted by Ella on Wednesday 4th November 2020
NEW NUMBERS, NEW PLATFORMS, NEW WORK

In the upcoming weeks, Uni-versal Extras will be launching a new SMS platform to support our Extras and clients in more rapidly filling roles....Read More

Ella

Extras Christmas Jumper Competition!

Posted by Ella on Thursday 29th October 2020
Extras Christmas Jumper Competition!

It's time to spread some festive cheer with our 2020 Christmas Jumper competition! As a thank you for all your support over a difficult year...Read More

Ella

Completing Your Costume Measurements

Posted by Ella on Wednesday 7th October 2020
Completing Your Costume Measurements

Measurements are one of the make or break aspects of the casting process. Bad costume measurements usually mean no work! To avoid missing out,...Read More

William

Non-Student Memberships Extended by 9 Months!

Posted by William on Monday 29th June 2020
Non-Student Memberships Extended by 9 Months!

We’re happy to report that a few small productions are starting back up in accordance with government issued Covid-19 protocols and regulations. To...Read More

William

How COVID-19 is Shaping Casting

Posted by William on Wednesday 20th May 2020
How COVID-19 is Shaping Casting

One of our extras based in the North West recently secured a well-paid casting opportunity for an online marketing campaign… but how was that...Read More

William

Film Festivals Join Forces for Global Stream Fest

Posted by William on Friday 15th May 2020
Film Festivals Join Forces for Global Stream Fest

Film festivals have joined forces to create a brand new online event called WE ARE ONE: A Global Film Festival. Movies are to be streamed for...Read More

William

Membership Extensions due to Covid-19

Posted by William on Wednesday 15th April 2020
Membership Extensions due to Covid-19

Finally, some good news! Uni-versal Extras is extending memberships, initially by three months, to make up for the forced curtailing of the...Read More

William

COVID-19 Regular Updates & Information

Posted by William on Friday 3rd April 2020
COVID-19 Regular Updates & Information

During this unprecedented time, COVID-19 is having a massive effect on our industry and day-to-day life in general. This post will be updated...Read More

Amy

Shrewsbury Open Casting

Posted by Amy on Friday 6th March 2020
Shrewsbury Open Casting

This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. Thanks for your understanding. Uni-versal Extras are holding an open casting in Shrewsbury in...Read More

Amy

Pending Approval

Posted by Amy on Monday 27th January 2020
Pending Approval

As those of you who regularly apply on the Jobs Board may have noticed we will often ask or recommend uploading a specific photo type to help...Read More

Amy

Hiring Now

Posted by Amy on Monday 20th January 2020
Hiring Now

We are hiring! Uni-versal Extras are seeking multiple candidates to join our busy team based at Pinewood Film Studios. Are you looking for a...Read More

Amy

Text Messages Explained 'Availability'

Posted by Amy on Monday 20th January 2020
Text Messages Explained 'Availability'

Recently a friend of mine put a status on Facebook simply saying "Text Messages, the easiest way to misunderstand someone" (I didn't ask for...Read More

Amy

An Awarding Role

Posted by Amy on Friday 17th January 2020
An Awarding Role

It's Award Season! Here at Uni-versal Extras, we get very excited when one of the productions we have been involved with is nominated for one...Read More

Amy

The PACT Rate Is Going Up

Posted by Amy on Monday 6th January 2020
The PACT Rate Is Going Up

They say money makes the world go round and we could always do with a bit more of it, we're bringing you good news. This January 2020, the PACT...Read More

Amy

Good Intentions

Posted by Amy on Monday 9th December 2019
Good Intentions

This year we have been inspired by an article in the Huffington Post to ditch the New Year's resolution and try a New Year's Intention, instead....Read More

Amy

Cracking Christmas Films Whatever Your Taste

Posted by Amy on Thursday 5th December 2019
Cracking Christmas Films Whatever Your Taste

It's the great Christmas film debate, here at Uni-versal Extras, seems we all have quite different ideas of what we want to watch this festive...Read More

Amy

Open Casting in Cardiff

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 5th November 2019
Open Casting in Cardiff

Here at Uni-versal Extras, Our Productions are looking for more and more people based in and around South Wales! So our Cardiff Office is holding...Read More

Amy

There's Something Spooky About Extra Work

Posted by Amy on Thursday 31st October 2019
There's Something Spooky About Extra Work

It’s October, that can only mean one thing, Halloween! This year instead of looking at our favourite horror films, we are looking at the scariest...Read More

Amy

Studying Student Profiles

Posted by Amy on Thursday 17th October 2019
Studying Student Profiles

As many of you will already know, Uni-versal Extras was started by a student to help students find work as film or TV extras. Since then we...Read More

Amy

Just A Quick Survey

Posted by Amy on Thursday 12th September 2019
Just A Quick Survey

Here at Uni-versal Extras, we are streamlining our Pencilling procedure, and bringing in a faster, easier way to Pencil you in for a role. As...Read More

Amy

Uni-Extras arrive in the 'Diff

Posted by Amy on Monday 9th September 2019
Uni-Extras arrive in the 'Diff

Uni-versal Extras are setting up home in South Wales!  New Horizons Uni-versal Extras are proud to announce we have opened an office in...Read More

Amy

Casting the 1970s

Posted by Amy on Friday 6th September 2019
Casting the 1970s

Here at Uni-versal Extras we are fascinated with 'Looks', Our Casting Team love the challenge of recreating bygone eras from our database of...Read More

Amy

Film Extras Open Castings in Birmingham

Posted by Amy on Friday 16th August 2019
Film Extras Open Castings in Birmingham

Uni-versal Extras are holding an open casting in Birmingham in partnership with a major new feature film from the Producers of Murder of the...Read More

Amy

Film in Wales from Obscurity to Stardom

Posted by Amy on Wednesday 31st July 2019
Film in Wales from Obscurity to Stardom

Uni-versal Extras has arrived in Wales! To celebrate we are looking back at some of Wales’ finest cinematic moments. Wales is synonymous with...Read More

Amy

All Eyes on Wales

Posted by Amy on Thursday 20th June 2019
All Eyes on Wales

Here at Uni-versal Extras we are looking to our Welsh Supporting Artists to help bring a number of new shows and films to life! We are currently...Read More

Amy

The Powerful Profile - Part 2

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 4th June 2019
The Powerful Profile - Part 2

Your Profile – Without it, we can’t find you suitable roles. But how do you give your profile the edge? In this series of Blogs, we look...Read More

Amy

Let's Talk: Rocketman

Posted by Amy on Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Let's Talk: Rocketman

Here at Uni-versal Extras we love all the great Productions we get to work on...but we always have a special place in our hearts (and yes, sometimes...Read More

Amy

The Total Package - 'Dinner Party' Photos

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 9th April 2019
The Total Package - 'Dinner Party' Photos

Here at Uni-versal Extras we often get praised by our Productions on how great our Extras and Supporting Artists look. When casting our Booking...Read More

Amy

The Universal Extras Phone Book

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 9th April 2019
The Universal Extras Phone Book

Your phone rings but you don't recognise the number, what do you do? Do you answer or do you ignore it and risk missing out on whatever is...Read More

Amy

Film Open Castings in Bristol & Cardiff

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Film Open Castings in Bristol & Cardiff

Uni-versalEXTRAS are holding open castings in Cardiff and Bristol for new members to register as film & TV extras in South Wales and South...Read More

Amy

The Clothes Make The Production

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 26th March 2019
The Clothes Make The Production

As the Bard himself is often misquoted "The clothes maketh the man", and Costumes really do make the film complete! In this post, we look at...Read More

Amy

Feeling Good Being Paper Free

Posted by Amy on Wednesday 13th March 2019
Feeling Good Being Paper Free

Ever thought that your onset experience could be streamlined? We have. With our new ‘chitless’ mobile app available to our Productions we...Read More

Amy

The Easy Way To Be Pencilled

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 12th March 2019
The Easy Way To Be Pencilled

You asked. We listened. So Uni-versal Extras are changing – bringing in a faster, easier way to Pencil. As part of our ongoing quest to...Read More

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