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ever done "extras" work?

rejenerate

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I'm currently unemployed so I have time on my hands. :) I've seen a few ads in Now and eye for movie extras. Has anyone gone through these agencies? I'm interested/curious, but I don't want to work a 10-hour day and find I'm only getting paid $6/hour in the end.

thanks,
~jen
 
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JayBrain

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I was an Extra once.. I was in the first episode of Earth The Final Conflict... I had a dumb look on my face watching a spaceship land... I got paid $90 for the day.
 

Pyrovitae

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most of them require a picture/headshots. and be very, very wary of places that want you to take "classes", require that you use *their* photographer for headshots, etc, etc. there's a lot of scams out there. use the yellow pages, eye/now and don't be afraid to shop around or ask lots of questions.

if you can get on voucher that's much better than going as a regular joe-schmoe extra. they pay you more and feed you better food. by law, i think they usually have to feed you every four hours or so. actra's ideal but the stipulations of getting into *that* are almost impossible for a beginner to meet. you have a better chance of getting into actra if you're a woman or minority, and i think you need 6 speaking bits first.

if you get in, bring a change of clothes, lots of books, a discman and tons of cd's. for the most part you'll wait around for 8 hours and be on set for all of 5 minutes.

the money's decent...well, well above 6 bucks an hour, (forget how much i got the few times i did it, but once it was close to $15/hr,) and sometimes you get to meet cool people.:)

danny devito comes up to my waist, robin williams is short, shy and hairy, and jon stewart said i have moxy.:) (ed norton's a bit of a dick, tho.)

*muah*
~N
 
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noahmintz

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Originally posted by swenard


I think I saw one that you were in.

It was called munchkin land!:D

Hmmm ... I don't remember that one ... was it the one that stared your mom and sister?

stu
 
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