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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Upcoming Changes to the Right to Work Process

Posted by Rebecca on Tuesday 1st June 2021
Upcoming Changes to the Right to Work Process

There are some key changes coming into force as of 1st July 2021 due to Brexit, meaning that the documents needed to prove your right to work...Read More

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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

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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

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Why Adverts are Awesome

Posted by Rebecca on Friday 7th May 2021
Why Adverts are Awesome

After a year of uncertainty for major productions, there’s been one element that has remained, and that’s commercials! Whilst the film and...Read More

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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

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