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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

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

The BAFTA Television Awards 2021

Posted by Rebecca on Monday 7th June 2021
The BAFTA Television Awards 2021

Last night the 2021 BAFTA TV Awards took place and as always it was a chance to celebrate the wonderful TV programmes that we’ve had on our...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

ITV Pay Rates Increase for Supporting Artistes

Posted by Ella on Tuesday 9th February 2021
ITV Pay Rates Increase for Supporting Artistes

ITV rates increased from January 2021! Check out the changes below and see how much you could earn on productions using ITV rates this year. New...Read More

Ella

FAA & PACT Rates Increase

Posted by Ella on Tuesday 19th January 2021
FAA & PACT Rates Increase

Another year, another rate increase! January 2021 has seen both FAA and PACT rates increase so take a look and see how much you could earn on...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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