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Extras Casting in MerrifieldFind extras casting in Merrifield and begin your acting career today. An “extra,” sometimes called a “background actor,” is an actress or actor that appears in movies and TV shows but does not have any lines or speaks very little. They are usually used to fill in scenes in public places when around Merrifield such as bars, parks, sports events, clubs, classrooms, and movie theaters.

How to Apply to Extras Casting in Merrifield

Jobs for movie extras casting in Merrifield can be found in different places. We recommend you apply online to extras casting in Merrifield. You can also find extra gigs on Craigslist or other local classified websites and newspapers.

Preparing to Apply to Extras Jobs in Merrifield

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

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

Headshots. A headshot is photograph that highlights your facial features. It’s important you obtain a high quality headshot and have plenty of copies. Be sure you get a digital copy and confirm with the photographer you can reprint on your own. Be expected to leave an 8×10 color copy of your headshot with each application.

Resume. Your resume should have your contact info, physical features, and past work. This includes age range, hair color, eye color, height, and weight. Be up front about your experience and provide any relevant education or training you might have.

Clothing. Most of the time, extras are required to provide their own clothing/wardrobe, unless it’s something unique, such as a zombie costume or Storm Trooper outfit. It’s important to have a good range of clothing that can fit the different roles and time periods you’ll be applying for in any extras casting in Merrifield. Make sure you have both casual and formal attire.

Extras Wages in Merrifield

Extras salary in Merrifield can range widely. Extras pay is commonly based on the role. More complicated roles typically get paid more. According to Chron.com, extras in Merrifield should expect to make about $18 per hour. Important: never pay to apply for an extras casting in Merrifield! Extras are hired employees and paid by the production. You should be required to fill out tax forms, just like 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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