Welcome to Movie-Extras.net!
So you’re an aspiring actor who wants to make his or her breakthrough on the big screen. You’ve done your acting classes, you attended auditions, maybe you actually worked in classical theater and done your parts in a number of plays. But now, you want to proceed to the next level. All we can do is wish you good luck, and talk about the basic way to get started as a motion picture actor – become a movie extra.
You have to be humble when you’re starting off, and keep in mind that most of the movie stars initially worked the most insignificant parts. Being a movie extra implies that you will do the background scenes for a film. To give you an example, do you know the scenes with a highly populated street of a metropolitan city, set as background for a certain action of the lead actors of a film? The people walking down that street are movie extras. Or the ones who attend certain bars and simply enjoy their drinks whilst the actors are having a discussion in that context. Those are also movie extras.
In order to get started, all you have to do is browse our website for auditions or open calls taking place in your local area. Major productions usually take place in cities such as New York or Los Angeles, therefore you will have the upper hand if you live there. When searching for movie extras, directors look for ordinary, common people. So it won’t be a problem if you have a few extra pounds or do not look like a supermodel.
Usually, jobs as movie extras do not pay extremely well. But this fact is compensated by getting to know people in the industry, and finding out how things work behind the scenes. You can definitely benefit from this experience. You just have to be armed with patience, and be flexible when taking indications. Also, try not to jump in front of the lead actress of the movie and say you are their biggest fan – this will get you fired immediately. Be professional and skilled, and you might just have a chance for major success.
For more information, visit us here at Movie-Extras.net for Free Auditions and Casting Calls!
|Casting / Audition / Job Title||Market / Location||Project Type||Submit By|
|Miss Saigon - Thousand Oaks, CA||Los Angeles, CA||Theatre - Non-Equity||18-9-2012|
|Seeking Vocalist-Boston, MA||Boston, MA||Music - Vocals||5-10-2012|
|Drummer Needed -Garland, TX||Dallas, TX||Music - Drums||2-10-2012|
|Need Keys - Long Island, NY||New York City, NY||Music - Keyboards||29-8-2012|
|Joseph & The Amazing Technicolo...||Hartford, CT||Theatre - Non-Equity||11-9-2012|
|Seeking Guitarist w/Vocal Abili...||Seattle, WA||Music - Strings||1-9-2012|
|Looking for a Drummer-Kansas Ci...||Kansas City, MO||Music - Drums||12-9-2012|
|String Players Needed For Hard ...||Wichita, KS||Music - Strings||10-10-2012|
|Bass Player Needed- Hartford, CT||Hartford, CT||Music - Strings||30-8-2012|
|Co-Editor Wanted-Chicago, IL||Chicago, IL||Crew - Camera/Editor||15-10-2012|
|Band Needs Drummer-Yuba City, CA||San Francisco, CA||Music - Drums||15-8-2012|
|Vocalist Wanted For Cover Band-DC||Washington, DC||Music - Vocals||18-8-2012|
|Keyboard Player Needed-Miami, FL||Miami, FL||Music - Keyboards||3-10-2012|
|Alternative Rock Band Seeks Key...||Seattle, WA||Music - Keyboards||1-9-2012|
|9 TO 5-Tyrone, GA||Atlanta, GA||Theatre - Non-Equity||27-8-2012|
|Guitar Player Needed-Springfiel...||Kansas City, MO||Music - Strings||20-10-2012|
|Indie Drummer Needed - Providence||Boston, MA||Music - Drums||30-9-2012|
|Bass or Additional Guitarist Ne...||Pittsburgh, PA||Music - Strings||4-9-2012|
|Christan Band Needs Keyboardist...||Albany, NY||Music - Keyboards||17-9-2012|
|Drummer Wanted-Boise, ID||Boise, ID||Music - Drums||9-9-2012|