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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Casting Call: TV Show in North Wales

Posted by William on Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Casting Call: TV Show in North Wales

We are soon casting a TV show in North Wales, specifically Bangor and the surrounding areas. Now is your chance to get involved as a TV extra! TV...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

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

William

Casting TV Extras in Bristol & Cardiff

Posted by William on Friday 21st October 2016
Casting TV Extras in Bristol & Cardiff

We are currently casting extras, walk-ons and supporting artists in Cardiff, Bristol and the surrounding areas. If you live near Cardiff or...Read More

William

TV Extras Casting in Manchester

Posted by William on Thursday 24th March 2016
TV Extras Casting in Manchester

We cast extras and walk-on artists across North West England in paid roles for Film & TV. With a BBC TV show soon to begin casting in Manchester,...Read More

William

Be a TV Extra in Yorkshire

Posted by William on Thursday 28th January 2016
Be a TV Extra in Yorkshire

We supply background extras and walk-ons across Yorkshire in paid roles for Film & TV productions. With several TV shows currently filming...Read More

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