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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Amy

Explained: Booking Confirmation via Text

Posted by Amy on Wednesday 7th February 2018
Explained: Booking Confirmation via Text

We are making some changes to simplify our booking process for extras and supporting artists. If you have recently been booked, you may have...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

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

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