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Become a Movie Extra in Virginia!Think major movies and TV shows are only filmed in Hollywood, CA or New York city? Think again. Mainstream motion pictures and television shows are filmed across the country and around the world. No matter where you live, your chance to appear in a movie or on TV is closer than you might think.
If you want to break into the movie industry, becoming a movie extra is a great way to start. And becoming a movie extra is not as difficult as you might think. In fact, it's rather easy if you know what to do.
Most filmmakers are constantly seeking movie extras to fill their shots and add realism to their films and TV shows. All you have to do is let them know you are willing and available to work. You could contact casting directors, talent agents, talent scouts, and producers on your own, but that would probably take a lot more time and effort than it is worth. A simple way to let filmmakers know you are out there is to sign up with a reputable casting service like Actingland, Inc. or Moviex.com.
Both Actingland and Moviex.com provide online casting services. To begin, you'll need to register and create one or more personal profiles. Personal profiles are online biographies that list your description, contact information, skills, and abilities. Along with your profile, you can attach a resume, multiple photographs or your professional headshot, and even personal video clips or your acting demo reel.
Casting directors, talent agents, talent scouts, producers and directors may then be able to locate your profile using an advanced search engine. If a casting director or talent agent is looking for someone like you or for actors available in or around your home town, they could find your profile within their search results. Once they have located your profile, they can then contact you directly with further details and audition information. In this way, with very minimal effort on your part, you can make yourself known to literally thousands of filmmakers world wide.
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Both services offer much, much more. In addition to being able to post your personal profile online for industry professionals to find when searching for actors, extras, and other talent, each service also provides casting calls and auditions. As a member, you'll receive unrestricted and unlimited access to the hundreds of casting notices available. Plus, you'll have at your fingertips the best tools, tips, and helpful hints to making a career out of acting. Great articles and acting guides can teach you what you need to know to be a successful working actor or movie extra. Guides for beginning actors will explain how to get your foot in the door, find acting jobs and get your career off the ground.
Plus, you've probably heard the old adage about showbiz - "it's not what you know, it's who you know." Unfortunately, this is very true - possibly more so today than ever before. It is simply not possible to do it alone. Networking is a vital part of the acting career pursuit. You need to build and maintain strong working relationships with your peers. This is why Actingland and Moviex.com provide career networking tools. These services make networking and communicating with your friends and fellow actors easy and convenient. Just like other social networking web sites, you can easily add members with similar interests and values to your friends lists. Use your connections to communicate and share experiences, advice and acting tips or offer help, suggestions and moral support to members like yourself.
After you have worked a few acting jobs, you'll realize that the job planning and tracking tools provided by Actingland and Moviex.com will keep you organized and on the right path to success. It is nearly impossible to reach your full acting potential if you don't keep accurate records of your submissions, auditions and callbacks. Acting success and success in show business in general, takes both talent and organization. You supply the talent and Actingland and Moviex.com will provide the tools to keep you organized and help you track your submission and audition results.
Whether you are seeking just a day of fun up close to movie stars and celebrities on an exciting film location or a way to jump into showbiz and launch your acting career, these online casting services can help you realize your dreams.
Sign up with Actingland or Moviex.com and you could be an extra in a future Hollywood blockbuster or even on your way to becoming the next break-out movie star. If you are ready to begin a career in the spotlight, register now and get acting!