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So… you have finally found the most important page on our website! You are here to earn money and that is exactly what we want you to do as a supporting artist with Uni-versal Extras.

Whether you're a fresh and eager student, a retired professional, or just hardworking with spare time, being an Extra is a great way to be involved in the film industry and earn money whilst you're doing it! Find out more about us.


To get involved just follow our simple online registration

Or if you have already registered, Sign in here.

What does it Cost to Join?

Our service is transparent with no hidden charges:

- Full-time students can register with Uni-versal Extras for FREE (proof of eligibility is required*)
- All other Extras can pay an advance Listing Fee of £30 for 1 year, or £50 for 2 years to be activated*
- A standard agency commission of 16% will be deducted from anything that you earn
- The agency commission we deduct is subject to VAT, as required by HMRC

*Read our Welcome Pack for further information.

What do Extras earn?

Uni-versal Extras work with a wide range of different productions where industry pay schemes can vary depending on what and where they are filming. We will always confirm the pay scheme or pay rate being used before you accept any role that we offer to you. Please see below for more details.


Pay Schemes & Agreements

Please feel free to download and familiarise yourself with the commonly used pay schemes which will give you an insight into what you can earn being an Extra or Supporting Artiste. Occasionally productions choose to use their own bespoke pay agreements.

The Film Artistes Association (FAA) agreement is a pay scheme often used for Feature Film and Television productions in and around London. The PACT agreement is commonly used for productions operating outside of the M25, with the TACT agreement covering Wales. The BBC and ITV Equity agreements pay schemes used are nationwide by these broadcasters.

Disclaimer: pay schemes are controlled by the relevant union for each agreement (not by Uni-versal Extras). As such these agreements may be changed without prior notice. Please use only as a guide.

Industry Pay SchemeDownload
FAA Agreement Download
PACT Download
BBC Equity Agreement Download
ITV Equity Agreement Download
Photographic, Corporate, Commercial Download
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To register as an Extra, please follow the simple online registration process.
Once approved you will gain access to exclusive members only content.

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