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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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