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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

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

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 - Part 1

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 12th February 2019
The Powerful Profile - Part 1

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

Lucy

Feel Good Rom Coms With Fancy Extras

Posted by Lucy 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

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

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

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

Are You Ready For Activation?

Posted by Amy on Thursday 26th April 2018
Are You Ready For Activation?

When registering as a non-student film and TV extra with Uni-versalEXTRAS, you will need to complete our simple step-by-step application process....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

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

Catherine Scovell

A Film Extra's Tale of Friendship

Posted by Catherine Scovell on Friday 24th November 2017
A Film Extra's Tale of Friendship

A member of Uni-versalEXTRAS discusses how she and the other supporting artists cast as the Verdi Ladies in Florence Foster Jenkins, became...Read More

Catherine Taylor

War Machine: An Extra’s Perspective

Posted by Catherine Taylor on Thursday 8th June 2017
War Machine: An Extra’s Perspective

A fascinating firsthand account of working as an extra for Netflix's War Machine feature film starring Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton. Catherine...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

Be a Film Extra in Liverpool - Now Casting!

Posted by William on Monday 27th June 2016
Be a Film Extra in Liverpool - Now Casting!

Want to be a film extra in Liverpool? We are currently casting males and females for a major film, so if you've ever wanted to work in entertainment,...Read More

William

Blockbuster Film Casting in Edinburgh & Glasgow

Posted by William on Monday 18th April 2016
Blockbuster Film Casting in Edinburgh & Glasgow

We are soon to be casting males and females as extras in Scotland for a major blockbuster film. If you've ever wanted to work in entertainment,...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

William

Let's Talk: Casting The Danish Girl

Posted by William on Monday 11th January 2016
Let's Talk: Casting The Danish Girl

When we began casting The Danish Girl, we were privileged to once again be working on a film with one of our favourite Directors and a stellar...Read More

William

Film & TV Extras Open Castings across the UK

Posted by William on Monday 6th July 2015
Film & TV Extras Open Castings across the UK

Uni-versalEXTRAS are holding Open Castings for people to register as Film & TV Extras in various locations across the UK where productions...Read More

William

Stephen Frears Film about Florence Foster Jenkins

Posted by William on Wednesday 8th April 2015
Stephen Frears Film about Florence Foster Jenkins

Uni-versalEXTRAS is holding an Open Casting in London for the new Stephen Frears feature film about the life of Florence Foster Jenkins. If...Read More

Rebecca Felgate

Acting for Stage & Screen

Posted by Rebecca Felgate on Friday 12th December 2014
Acting for Stage & Screen

"I thought I knew all there was to know about performance, but on accepting a role as an extra in a new film, I quickly realised that I didn't!"...Read More

William

Feature Film in London, Kent & Suffolk

Posted by William on Monday 16th June 2014
Feature Film in London, Kent & Suffolk

Do you have any physical attributes that would help to bring this scene to life? For a major new Feature Film directed by Justin Chadwick...Read More

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