Become a Movie Extra - It's Easy
by Elliott Brody
Break into showbiz by becoming a movie extra. When you learn how easy it is to get move extra jobs, you'll be upset for not doing it sooner.
Break onto the movie scene and into showbiz by becoming a movie extra. It's not as hard as you think. There's absolutely no question about it, if you want to be in a movie or on TV, you can be an extra. In fact, when you learn just how easy it is to get jobs as a movie extra, you'll be upset with yourself for not doing anything sooner.
Just having the opportunity to be a movie extra for a day is often the most exciting and rewarding experience avid movie-goers can obtain. Every year hundreds of films are produced. Most people believe that these films are only made in major cities like Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY. But that's where most people are dead wrong. Yes, movies are filmed in Hollywood and New York City, but more often than you think, major motion picture companies travel across the globe to shoot on-location. This means that films and television shows are constantly being shot in cities, towns and neighborhoods across the country and around the world. It's just a matter of time before something is filmed near you.
So there's absolutely no question about it - if you really want to be in a movie or appear on TV, you can. What makes finding movie extra jobs easy is the simple fact that looks don't matter, education doesn't matter and even age doesn't matter. In fact, anyone can be a movie extra with no prior acting experience necessary. Plus, talent agents, talent scouts, casting directors and producers will always need extras and background performers for their productions.
No matter what type of film - action & adventure, drama, comedy, romance, science fiction or horror - all will require dozens if not hundreds of movie extras. All you have to do is let these filmmakers know you are willing and available to work.
Actingland.com was the very first company in existence to create a web-based movie extras casting service. The company pioneered Electronic Casting - the concept where casting is conducted via the Internet - when they constructed a massive talent showcase and search engine for talent agents, casting directors and filmmakers to freely access. The Screen Actors Guild, The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists union, and The Casting Society of America have all come to embrace and endorse electronic casting. Today, nearly every single movie, television show and documentary is cast in part, if not entirely, through the use of electronic casting services. And to this day, Actingland.com remains the world's number one online extras casting solution.
So how does it work, you ask? It's simple. You begin by creating one or more personal profiles. Personal profiles are online biographies that list your description, contact information, skills and abilities. You can then attach to your profiles a resume, headshot, multiple photographs and even personal video clips or your acting demo reel.
Now, casting directors, talent agents, talent scouts, producers and directors can view your profile when casting their productions. That is by far the easiest way to introduce yourself to the thousands of working casting professionals around the world.
Perhaps you want to be an actor or actress and not just a movie extra. Don't overlook the extras. You'll find most of today's successful actors started out as movie extras. Why? It's the easiest way to get started and there is such a great potential to gain valuable acting experience and learn just by being on set and around the action.
If you are not convinced yet, there's more. Actingland.com is not just a casting web site, it's an online acting community where you will find a wealth of acting resources, guides, instructions, tools and helpful hints. You'll find great articles that will 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. Resume building tools, job & audition management utilities, calendars, friends lists, career networking solutions, message boards and private, secure messaging are all provided to help you make the most of your acting opportunities and keep you focused and on track to a rewarding acting career.
Actingland.com also provides a list of photographers and photo studios along with instructions for selecting a qualified headshot photographer, and the complete listing of all SAG-AFTRA franchised talent agents, extras casting agencies, and US film commissions along with many acting schools and colleges.
So if you are looking to become a movie extra or even for a way to jump start your acting career, look no further than Actingland.com. A few clicks and you could be in the movies.
See you at the premiere!