Break into showbiz by becoming a movie extra! Becoming a movie extra and finding movie extra jobs is not as hard as you think.
In fact, when you discover just how easy it is to find movie extra jobs, you will be disappointed with yourself for not becoming
a movie extra sooner.
Just working on an actual film set and having the opportunity to be a movie extra can be the most exciting and rewarding experience
movie and celebrity fans can come by. Every year hundreds of films are produced. Most people believe that these films shot entirely
in Hollywood, CA or New York City. That's where these people are dead wrong. Yes, movies are filmed in Hollywood, CA and New York City,
but more often than you think, major film production companies travel across the globe to make their films 'on-location.' This means
that the many films and television shows you watch regularly are actually being filmed in cities, towns and neighborhoods across
the country and around the world. It's just a matter of time until a production comes to a city near you.
So if you really want to be in a movie or appear on TV, there's absolutely no question about it, you can!
No matter what type of film - comedy, drama, action & adventure, 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.
Sign up with Moviex.com and you'll be on your way to becoming a movie extra. Simply scroll to the bottom of this page and click
the Register Now button. You'll be able to sign up for one of our three subscription plans. There is a plan for beginners, pros
and everyone in between. It is recommended you sign up for the Standard or Advanced subscription plans since these packages include
unlimited access to our casting call, casting notice and audition listings.
Moviex.com is a pay service. You will have to pay a small fee to register. However, the price includes everything you'll need
to help you get on your way to becoming a movie extra.
Once signed in, you will have access to a large collection of acting resources, guides, instructions, tools and helpful hints.
You'll find our amazing articles will teach you what you need to know to be a successful working actor or movie extra. Our provided
guides for beginners will explain how to get your foot in the door and find movie extra jobs. Plus, our career networking solutions,
audition and submission management utilities, calendars, message boards and secure internal messaging system will be a factor in
keeping you on track and focused on finding satisfying movie extra jobs.
Moviex.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. 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, Moviex.com remains the world's number one online extras casting solution.
Moviex.com has been online and providing casting and audition solutions for over ten years. In that time we've helped tens of
thousands of people find the advice, guidance, and resources necessary for them to fulfill their dreams of becoming movie
extras and appearing on TV and in the movies.
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Movie Extra Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to live in Los Angeles, CA or New York City to be a movie extra?
You don't live in these cities to find quality movie extras roles. In fact, you don't even have to live in the United States!
Movies are filmed on location in various cities and villages around the world. Even if you live in a small town, you can register
with Moviex.com. No matter where you live, we can help you find various small projects in which you can appear (local commercials,
television shows, community theater and college film productions) and can notify you when large scale movie production teams visit
your state to film "on-location."
Do I have to look like a movie star or celebrity?
You do not have to be dazzling, eye-catching or stunningly beautiful to be a movie extra. You do not have to be thin, well-developed,
or muscular to be a movie extra either. In fact, a few extra pounds, a crooked smile or an oversized nose can even help you land
you a movie extra job. Being ordinary looking is best. Most extras casting associates and producers struggle to find regular and
therefore realistic looking people to be movie extras in their films.
Do I need to have acting experience to be a movie extra?
Acting experience is not required. In fact, you'll gain experience by just being on the film set and watching the action unfold
in front of you. Being a movie extra can be some of the best real-world acting experience you can get.
Is movie extra work hard?
Movie extra work is not difficult but demands that you have a large quantity of patience. Film shoots can be long and tiresome,
to say the least. You may be required to be on the film set for 6, 8, or even 12 hours at a time. On the other hand, depending
on the scene that is being filmed and the role you are playing, your film shoot may only last for a few minutes. Besides being
patient, you must also be able to follow the Director's instructions and commands correctly and without incident. Movie extras
who can follow their directions are more likely to get additional jobs in the future. Movie extras who do their own thing and
divert from the Director's instructions are likely to be removed from the set.
How much do movie extras get paid?
For movie extras pay is relative. You get paid according to type the role you are assigned. If you are part of a large crowd,
then it is possible will not get paid anything. However, most movie extras get paid some amount for their efforts. There really
is no standard, fixed rate for non-union movie extras, but on average you can earn about $8 per hour or anywhere from
$75 - $125 per 12 hour day. Union movie extras will receive the SAG pay scale.
What if I really want to be an actor not a movie extra?
Working as a movie extra can lead to larger, principal acting roles. As a working movie extra you will gain valuable acting
experience and knowledge with each job. What's more, The Screen Actors Guild and the National Background Actors committee have
sanctioned new entrance requirements for movie extras and have approved a brand new points-earned system. This means that each
time a movie extra works on a union film production, he/she earns points which help them be become eligible to join the SAG.
The steps to becoming a movie extra are very easy with a little knowledge of the movie/film industry.
We can teach you about movie casting and auditions and can make finding movie extra jobs easy so you can begin working in no time.
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