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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

Amy

Film Extras Open Castings in Manchester

Posted by Amy on Thursday 7th March 2019
Film Extras Open Castings in Manchester

Uni-versalEXTRAS are holding an open casting in Manchester for new members to register as film & TV extras this March. If you want to work...Read More

Amy

Film Extras Open Castings in London

Posted by Amy on Friday 1st March 2019
Film Extras Open Castings in London

Uni-versalEXTRAS are holding open castings in London for new members to register as film & TV extras this March. If you want to work as...Read More

Amy

The Powerful Profile

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 12th February 2019
The Powerful Profile

Your Profile – it’s how we find you, it’s how we present you to Production.  Like your CV, your Uni-versal Extras profile is full of...Read More

Amy

The FAA is Going Up

Posted by Amy on Wednesday 6th February 2019
The FAA is Going Up

It's all about the money. Extra work is a great, fun way to make money and it's getting better. This March 2019, the FAA pay rates are due to...Read More

Amy

Award Winning Extras

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 5th February 2019
Award Winning Extras

At Universal Extras, we have been lucky enough to work on some of the best Films and TV over the last 13 years. During Award Season we see...Read More

William

Feel Good Rom Coms With Fancy Extras

Posted by William on Tuesday 5th February 2019
Feel Good Rom Coms With Fancy Extras

It’s the most romantic day of the year and whether you love it or hate it, we are all guilty of having a little cry to our favourite Romantic...Read More

Amy

In The Eyes Of Production

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 22nd January 2019
In The Eyes Of Production

From your location, appearance, clothing sizes and skills, your profile is bursting with information that our Casting Agents will search on...Read More

Amy

Perfect Pictures First Time

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Perfect Pictures First Time

Photos, No one likes getting that little message from our Photo Moderation Team saying they couldn't accept their pictures! But your photos...Read More

Amy

Inspirational Quotes to Start your New Year

Posted by Amy on Monday 7th January 2019
Inspirational Quotes to Start your New Year

With the glow of the festive season fading into the winter months, it can be hard to be inspired and positive about the year ahead. In this...Read More

Amy

New Year, New You

Posted by Amy on Thursday 3rd January 2019
New Year, New You

As 2018 steps down to let 2019 take over, we are thinking about New Years Resolutions. I know you are thinking 'Oh no, not another New Year,...Read More

Amy

Registering as an Extra Has Never Been Easier

Posted by Amy on Monday 19th November 2018
Registering as an Extra Has Never Been Easier

Here at Uni-versal Extras, we recently added the functionality to allow extras to pay their listing fee online via our website, 24/7. We also...Read More

Amy

You Can Always Reach Uni-versal Extras

Posted by Amy on Monday 19th November 2018
You Can Always Reach Uni-versal Extras

We are always looking at ways to improve our service for the fantastic extras on our books. If you called our office recently, you will already...Read More

Amy

5 Frightful Films with Fearsome Extras

Posted by Amy on Wednesday 17th October 2018
5 Frightful Films with Fearsome Extras

Something wicked is on its way, yes it’s Halloween! Time to stay up late, lock the doors, hide under your duvet and let scary films chill...Read More

Amy

Film Extras Open Castings in Kingston & Watford

Posted by Amy on Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Film Extras Open Castings in Kingston & Watford

Uni-versalEXTRAS are holding open castings in Kingston and Watford for new members to register as film & TV extras this October. If you...Read More

William

Casting Call: TV Show in North Wales

Posted by William on Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Casting Call: TV Show in North Wales

We are soon casting a TV show in North Wales, specifically Bangor and the surrounding areas. Now is your chance to get involved as a TV extra! TV...Read More

Amy

Filming Issues, Booking Problems & Cancellations

Posted by Amy on Wednesday 15th August 2018
Filming Issues, Booking Problems & Cancellations

As the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns once said - "the best-laid plans of mice and men often go astray". We understand that no matter...Read More

Amy

Why Apply for a Basic Disclosure Certificate?

Posted by Amy on Wednesday 1st August 2018
Why Apply for a Basic Disclosure Certificate?

They say never to work with children or animals, but where would the fun be in that? Some of the UK's biggest TV production companies require...Read More

William

School's Out for Summer - Student Profile Expiry

Posted by William on Thursday 5th July 2018
School's Out for Summer - Student Profile Expiry

It's that time of year when university term times are coming to an end, which also means that many students will be expiring with Uni-versalEXTRAS....Read More

William

Film Extras Open Castings in Oxford & Birmingham

Posted by William on Friday 1st June 2018
Film Extras Open Castings in Oxford & Birmingham

Uni-versalEXTRAS are holding open castings in Birmingham and Oxford for new members to register as film & TV extras in June. If you want...Read More

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