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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

Students: Register with Uni-versal Extras this Summer!

Posted by Rebecca on Thursday 1st July 2021
Students: Register with Uni-versal Extras this Summer!

The academic year is slowly coming to a close and just like you, we’re looking forward to the long summer ahead! Summer is always an exciting...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

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

Rebecca

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

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

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

Rebecca

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

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

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 Artistes App

Posted by Ella on Tuesday 13th April 2021
Make Life Easier with the UVE Artistes 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 artistes!...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

Introducing the UVE Artiste App for iOS and Android

Posted by Ella on Monday 15th March 2021
Introducing the UVE Artiste App for iOS and Android

We are delighted to announce that the UVE Artiste App — available free for iOS and Android — is now available to download from the Google...Read More

Ella

We Care About Hair!

Posted by Ella on Monday 15th March 2021
We Care About Hair!

Long, short, spikey, sleek, smooth, curly, straight, black, brown, red, pink, blonde? Whatever hairstyle you are rocking, we want to see it....Read More

Ella

Calling Me, Calling You, Texting You, Texting Me

Posted by Ella on Monday 15th March 2021
Calling Me, Calling You, Texting You, Texting Me

Here at Uni-versal Extras we are proud of the way we communicate with our superlative artistes. As an agency, we are constantly looking to improve...Read More

Ella

Securing Work on Roles Requiring DBS

Posted by Ella on Monday 15th March 2021
Securing Work on Roles Requiring DBS

Basic Disclosure Certificates or DBS checks are becoming increasingly used by the film and TV industries. In this blog we look at how to upload...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

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

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

Christmas Jumper Finalists

Posted by Ella on Wednesday 9th December 2020
Christmas Jumper Finalists

Last month we opened our Christmas Jumper Competition in search of the film extra with the best festive jumper! We're pleased to announce the...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

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

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

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

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

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

Amy

The Easy Way To Be Pencilled

Posted by Amy on Tuesday 12th March 2019
The Easy Way To Be Pencilled

You asked. We listened. So Uni-versal Extras are changing – bringing in a faster, easier way to Pencil. As part of our ongoing quest to...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

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