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Paul

What Happens on Set, Stays on Set! Top Tips for Working in Film & TV

Posted by Paul on Monday 22nd November 2021
What Happens on Set, Stays on Set!  Top Tips for Working in Film & TV

  We would like to take a moment to clarify some key rules and codes of conduct around working as a Supporting Artiste that could prevent...Read More

Paul

Photo Advice: There Is Only One Perfect Background

Posted by Paul on Monday 15th November 2021
Photo Advice: There Is Only One Perfect Background

  Having trouble getting your Uni-versal Extras profile photos accepted? We know it can feel horrible when a photo gets turned down but...Read More

Paul

Winter is Coming! Help With Body Measurements

Posted by Paul on Monday 8th November 2021
Winter is Coming! Help With Body Measurements

  Body measurements are one of the most common things that people get wrong when registering with us for film & TV extras work - and...Read More

Rebecca

Update your UVE Profile with a Bang!

Posted by Rebecca on Tuesday 2nd November 2021
Update your UVE Profile with a Bang!

Is your Uni-versal Extras’ profile in need of a little revamp? Well, you’re in luck! In today’s blog post, we’re letting you know how...Read More

Paul

Photo Types, UVE Artistes App & You

Posted by Paul on Monday 1st November 2021
Photo Types, UVE Artistes App & You

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

Rebecca

Halloween Costumes Inspired by Iconic Characters

Posted by Rebecca on Monday 25th October 2021
Halloween Costumes Inspired by Iconic Characters

Halloween is just around the corner which can only mean one thing, it’s time to get your Halloween Costume sorted! So just in case you’re...Read More

Rebecca

Helping our SA’s the Uni-versal Extras’ Way!

Posted by Rebecca on Friday 15th October 2021
Helping our SA’s the Uni-versal Extras’ Way!

Uni-versal Extras are one of the top Extras’ agencies in the UK and Ireland, which means that we know a thing or two about the world of SA...Read More

Rebecca

It's London Marathon Time!

Posted by Rebecca on Friday 1st October 2021
It's London Marathon Time!

This weekend, the London Marathon is being held after a year and a half delay due to the pandemic. One member of our team is taking on the gruelling...Read More

Rebecca

No Time to Die: 007 on Location

Posted by Rebecca on Thursday 30th September 2021
No Time to Die: 007 on Location

The latest James Bond film, No Time to Die is out in Cinemas today and we couldn’t be more excited! So, to celebrate its release, we thought...Read More

Rebecca

Learn the Lingo: Essential Casting Terms Explained

Posted by Rebecca on Tuesday 21st September 2021
Learn the Lingo: Essential Casting Terms Explained

There’s a lot of words that are thrown around in the world of casting, from ‘pencilled’ to ‘featured’, ‘AV’ to ‘stand in’,...Read More

Rebecca

Our Favourite Book to Screen Adaptations!

Posted by Rebecca on Thursday 16th September 2021
Our Favourite Book to Screen Adaptations!

Uni-versal Extras are back with another film filled blog post! Today we’re focusing on some of our favourite book to screen adaptations. ...Read More

Rebecca

Let's Get Social!

Posted by Rebecca on Monday 6th September 2021
Let's Get Social!

Ever wanted the latest news from Uni-versal Extras on your social feeds? You’re in luck! UVE are on all of your favourite social media sites...Read More

Rebecca

Your Ultimate Profile Photo Guide!

Posted by Rebecca on Wednesday 1st September 2021
Your Ultimate Profile Photo Guide!

Taking your Uni-versal Extras' profile pictures needn’t be a hassle. In fact, it’s never been easier with our latest handy photo guide!...Read More

Rebecca

The Agency Behind the Ads

Posted by Rebecca on Tuesday 31st August 2021
The Agency Behind the Ads

At Uni-versal Extras, we don’t just cast Supporting Artists for feature films and TV productions, we also provide Extras for advertisements...Read More

Rebecca

We want to know about your Unique Skills!

Posted by Rebecca on Thursday 19th August 2021
We want to know about your Unique Skills!

No two people are the same; we all have different hobbies and abilities, and the same goes for Extras! At UVE, we’re incredibly proud to have...Read More

Rebecca

Hollywood Birthdays in August!

Posted by Rebecca on Sunday 1st August 2021
Hollywood Birthdays in August!

August birthdays, it’s officially your time to shine! Your birthday month is finally here and it’s time to celebrate! Did you know that...Read More

Rebecca

Jobs Board FAQs!

Posted by Rebecca on Thursday 29th July 2021
Jobs Board FAQs!

If you’ve been registered with Uni-versal Extras for a while, you will know all about our Jobs Board. But just in case you haven’t had a...Read More

Rebecca

What to Expect on Set after Freedom Day

Posted by Rebecca on Monday 19th July 2021
What to Expect on Set after Freedom Day

After a strange 16 months, today is the day where the majority of COVID-19 restrictions are lifted in England and some are relaxed in Scotland,...Read More

Rebecca

Our Surveys Have Had a Makeover!

Posted by Rebecca on Tuesday 6th July 2021
Our Surveys Have Had a Makeover!

At Uni-versal Extras, we are always looking for new ways to revolutionise our casting process to make it easier and more efficient at getting...Read More

Rebecca

Students: Register with Uni-versal Extras this Summer!

Posted by Rebecca on Thursday 1st July 2021
Students: Register with Uni-versal Extras this Summer!

The academic year is slowly coming to a close and just like you, we’re looking forward to the long summer ahead! Summer is always an exciting...Read More

Rebecca

Our Father's Day Film Choice: The Father

Posted by Rebecca on Friday 18th June 2021
Our Father's Day Film Choice: The Father

It’s Father’s Day this Sunday and many of us are looking forward to spending time with our dads after a difficult year full of restrictions....Read More

Rebecca

Celebrating Pride Month

Posted by Rebecca on Friday 11th June 2021
Celebrating Pride Month

June is of course a celebration of Pride and here at Uni-versal, we felt it was only right to mark the occasion with another countdown of some...Read More

Rebecca

Let’s Discuss Cruella!

Posted by Rebecca on Tuesday 8th June 2021
Let’s Discuss Cruella!

Cruella has finally been released and it’s already got everyone talking! Based on the rise of the infamous Villain, Cruella de Vil, the Disney...Read More

Rebecca

The BAFTA Television Awards 2021

Posted by Rebecca on Monday 7th June 2021
The BAFTA Television Awards 2021

Last night the 2021 BAFTA TV Awards took place and as always it was a chance to celebrate the wonderful TV programmes that we’ve had on our...Read More

Rebecca

Get Ready for Summer with Uni-versal Extras

Posted by Rebecca on Thursday 3rd June 2021
Get Ready for Summer with Uni-versal Extras

The sun has got its hat on and it’s finally starting to feel a bit more summer-like in the UK! The birds are chirping, the sky is blue and...Read More

Rebecca

Upcoming Changes to the Right to Work Process

Posted by Rebecca on Tuesday 1st June 2021
Upcoming Changes to the Right to Work Process

There are some key changes coming into force as of 1st July 2021 due to Brexit, meaning that the documents needed to prove your right to work...Read More

Rebecca

Upcoming Film Releases to Look Out For!

Posted by Rebecca on Monday 24th May 2021
Upcoming Film Releases to Look Out For!

It’s been a difficult time for the film industry over the last year or so. When lockdown restrictions came into place cinemas were forced...Read More

Rebecca

Dress to Impress: Specific Clothing for your Profile Pictures

Posted by Rebecca on Tuesday 11th May 2021
Dress to Impress: Specific Clothing for your Profile Pictures

It’s no secret that here at UVE, we cast for many, many different supporting artiste roles. From gym-goers to royal ball attendees, from trawler...Read More

Rebecca

Why Adverts are Awesome

Posted by Rebecca on Friday 7th May 2021
Why Adverts are Awesome

After a year of uncertainty for major productions, there’s been one element that has remained, and that’s commercials! Whilst the film and...Read More

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 Artiste App

Posted by Ella on Tuesday 13th April 2021
Make Life Easier with the UVE Artiste 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 artiste!...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

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