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Extras Casting in EvanstonApply for extras casting in Evanston and start an acting career today. An “extra,” sometimes called a “background actor,” is an actress or actor who appears in a movie or TV show but doesn’t speak or speaks very little. They are commonly used to fill in scenes in public places when around Evanston such as parks, bars, restaurants, clubs, movie theaters, sports events, and classrooms.

How to Apply to Extras Casting in Evanston

Gigs for movie extras casting in Evanston can be posted in various locations. We recommend you apply online to extras casting in Evanston. You can also find extra openings on Craigslist or other local classified newspapers and websites.

Preparing for Extras Jobs in Evanston

There are a couple things we recommend before applying to an extras casting in Evanston:

Training. There’s no special training required for extras casting. Most extras need to look natural and calm in background scenes or interactions with the main actors. Some extras casting in Evanston could require special skills such as playing a sport, dancing, or swimming.

Headshot Photo. A headshot is photograph that focuses on your facial features. It’s important you have a high quality headshot and have multiple copies. Be sure you get a digital copy for yourself and confirm with the photographer you can reprint any time you want. Be expected to leave 8×10 color copies of your headshot with every casting application.

Resume. Your resume should have your physical features, past work, and contact information. This includes age range, hair color, eye color, height, and weight. Be open about your experience and include any relevant training or education you may have.

Wardrobe. Most of the time, extras are required to provide their own wardrobe, unless it’s something very special, like a Storm Trooper outfit, or zombie costume. It’s important to have different clothing that can fit the different time periods and roles you’ll be applying for in any extras casting in Evanston. Make sure you have both casual and formal wardrobe pieces.

Extras Wages in Evanston

Extras salary in Evanston varies. Extras pay is usually based on the role. More complicated roles normally earn more. According to Chron.com, extras in Evanston should expect to earn about $18/hour. Important: never pay to apply for an extras casting in Evanston! Extras are hired employees and paid by the production. You should be required to complete tax paperwork, just as with any other job. No legitimate agency will require a payment. Also, avoid agencies that require “booking fees” or “photo packages” in their notices.

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