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

How to Apply to Extras Casting in Merrill

Gigs for movie extras casting in Merrill can be found in many different places. It’s recommended that you apply online to extras casting in Merrill. You can also find extra openings on Craigslist and other local classified websites and newspapers.

Applying to Extras Gigs in Merrill

There are a couple things we recommend you do before applying to an extras casting in Merrill:

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

Headshots. A headshot is photograph that brings out your facial features. It’s important you get a good quality headshot and make many 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 an 8×10 color copy of your headshot with each casting application.

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

Clothing. It’s common that extras are required to provide their own clothing/wardrobe, unless it’s something unique, like a zombie costume or Storm Trooper outfit. It’s important to have different clothing appropriate to different time periods and roles you’ll be applying for in any extras casting in Merrill. Make sure you have both formal and casual clothing.

Extras Salary in Merrill

Extras pay in Merrill varies. Extras pay is commonly based on the role. More difficult roles usually earn more. According to Chron.com, extras in Merrill should expect to make about $18/hour. Important: never pay someone to apply for an extras casting in Merrill! 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 ask a payment. Also, avoid any agencies that require “booking fees” or “photo packages” in their casting notices.

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