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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Amy

Extra Work: A Student Perspective

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 24th April 2018
Extra Work: A Student Perspective

Did you know that Uni-versal Extras was started by a student for students? The company was founded to offer students rewarding and well-paid...Read More

William

Film Open Castings in Scotland

Posted by William on Wednesday 28th March 2018
Film Open Castings in Scotland

Uni-versalEXTRAS are holding open castings in Edinburgh and Glasgow for new members to register as film & TV extras in Scotland.  Open...Read More

William

Film Open Castings in Cardiff & Bristol

Posted by William on Wednesday 7th March 2018
Film Open Castings in Cardiff & Bristol

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

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

Film Open Castings in Manchester & Leeds

Posted by William on Wednesday 17th January 2018
Film Open Castings in Manchester & Leeds

Uni-versalEXTRAS are holding open castings in Manchester and Leeds for new members to register as Film & TV Extras in Yorkshire and North...Read More

Amy

5 Festive Films with Fabulous Extras

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 12th December 2017
5 Festive Films with Fabulous Extras

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, it’s time to flick on the fairy lights, curl up on the sofa with a warm blanket and bowl of popcorn...Read More

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

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