Tuesday, January 18, 2011

entertainment industry coach question 684: I want to do work regularly as an extra. Where should I start?

Making a career doing extra work in Los Angeles is absolutely do-able. If you are in the union, you can even get benefits, so if you're not in the union, it's a goal to aim for.

To start, sign up with multiple extra casting agencies. Here are three to start with:

Central Casting http://www.centralcasting.org/

Bill Dance Casting http://billdancecasting.com/

Prime Casting http://www.primecasting.com/401.html

Next, once you're hired, you want to be on-time, professional, and easy to work with. Remember, being a background artist's job is to blend into the background, not to "steal the scene."

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