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Extras Casting in SpringfieldSearch for extras casting in Springfield and begin an acting career today. An “extra,” sometimes called a “background actor,” is an individual who appears in TV shows and movies but doesn’t speak or has very few lines. They are usually used to fill in scenes in public places when around Springfield such as bars, parks, sports events, clubs, classrooms, and movie theaters.

How to Apply to Extras Casting in Springfield

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

Preparing for Extras Gigs in Springfield

There are a couple things we recommend to prepare for an extras casting in Springfield:

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

Headshot Photo. A headshot is photo that highlights your facial features. It’s important that you get a good quality headshot and make plenty of copies. Be sure to get a digital copy and confirm with the photographer you can reprint on your own. Prepare to leave an 8×10 color copy of your headshot with every casting application.

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

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

Extras Pay in Springfield

Extras pay in Springfield can range widely. Extras pay is normally based on the role. More difficult roles commonly get paid more. According to Chron.com, extras in Springfield should expect to earn approximately $18/hour. Important: never pay to apply for an extras casting in Springfield! Extras are hired employees and paid by the production. You should be required to fill out tax paperwork, just as with any other job. No legitimate agency will ask you to pay them. Also, avoid any agencies that require “booking fees” or “photo packages” in their notices.

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