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Are you interested in becoming a movie extra? The steps to becoming a movie extra are very easy and with a little knowledge about the movie industry and how casting calls and auditions work you can be finding jobs and working as a movie extra in no time.

What is a movie extra?
Movie extras are the other people who appear in the scenes of movies and television shows beside the main actors. Movie extras usually appear in the background of the scene. Their presence is used to make the background feel fuller and to simulate a real environment. In other words, movie extras make the movies and TV shows you watch look real and natural.

For example, if a scene were to take place at a major league baseball diamond during the World Series, it would look rather silly if the only people watching the game from the stands were the main characters. The scene would not be convincing. Once you add movie extras sitting in stands behind, next to and in front of the main characters, the setting is much more natural and believable. Movie extras, therefore, become a sort of "living prop" for the filmmakers to use to paint a richer picture without detracting from the main point of action or main actors.

What does a movie extra in a movie or TV show do?
Since movie extras are used to make the film scene appear more realistic, movie extras are likely to do the same activities as the main actors in the scene. Should the main actors visit a restaurant, hospital, or police station, movie extras will be needed to be employees, patrons, and personalities shown in these locations. Movie extras will be the diners at tables scattered around an outdoor café, and movie extras will be the doctors, nurses, and patients walking the halls of a hospital, while other movie extras will play police officers and even criminals in jail cell sets. In other words, movie extras can have just about any job or role the scene requires.

Do you need acting experience to be a movie extra?
Acting experience is not a pre-requisite. Even if you don't have any experience and you've never acted a day in your life, do not worry. Everyone, actors and movie extras, start somewhere. A good start is to work on small projects and then move on to bigger, higher profile projects as you gain experience.

More important than experience is your look. You'll find that if you are ordinary looking, you'll fit in fine on the set and casting directors and producers will find it easy to use you in many movie extra roles. As a movie extra, you don't need to be beautiful or slim like movie actors and celebrities. Just be comfortable with your appearance.

How do I begin working as a movie extra?
So how do you find movie extra work, you ask? It's simple. To begin, click the Register Now button at the bottom of this page. You'll have the option of signing up for one of our three subscription plans. There is a plan for starters, professionals and everyone in between. (We recommend you go with at least the middle package as it offers all of the services you'll need to get on your way - including providing casting calls, casting notices and auditions!) is a pay service. You will have to pay a small registration fee to get started. However, it is a very small price to pay for such a large potential in return. Don't consider it money you have to pay but rather a nominal fee you'll gladly pay for a shot at working in the film industry. Another way to look at it, you are not paying a fee, you're investing in yourself and investing in your film career.

After you have selected a subscription plan and registered (you can pay instantly with a credit card or mail a check or money order) you will need to create 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, pictures, and video clips when casting their productions. That is by far the easiest way to introduce yourself to the thousands of working casting associates and professionals around the world.

What's more, you will find a wealth of acting resources, guides, instructions, tools and helpful hints inside the members' area. You'll find great articles that will teach you what you need to know to get working as a movie extra. Guides for beginners will explain how to get your foot in the door, find movie extra jobs and get your film 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 film career.

So if you are looking to become a movie extra or even for a way to jump start your acting career, look no further. You're just a few clicks away from being in the movies.

It is not difficult to become a movie extra and appear in a film or on TV. But you have to start somewhere.

We provide all of the tools, resources, and know-how you need to get you started and working as a movie extra in movies and on TV.

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