Be a Movie Extra

by Howard (Movie Extra)

Having the opportunity to be a movie extra for a day can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences movie fans can obtain. Each year thousands of movies are made, they range from major motion pictures to independent films to commercials and TV shows. Many people assume that these movies are only made in big cities like Los Angeles or New York.  That’s where so many people are wrong. It’s true that many films are produced in Hollywood, CA and New York, NY, but more often than you’d think, major motion picture production companies travel around the United States to small cities so they can shoot their films “on-location.” This means that movies and TV shows are being filmed in cities, towns and neighborhoods all over the United States, in all 50 states.  It’s just a matter of time before a film crew rolls into a town near you and most likely you already have somethingg near you.

No matter what type of film – action & horror, drama, comedy, romance, science fiction or adventure, all will need dozens if not hundreds of movie extras sometimes thousands. What’s so great about being a movie extra is that jobs are easy to find since looks don’t matter, education doesn’t matter and your age doesn’t matter and the best part is you do not need any experience to be a movie extra.  In fact, anyone can be a movie extra!  What’s more, talent agents, talent scouts, casting directors and producers will always need movie extras and background performers for their productions. All you have to do is let them know you want to work.  There are many online sites that will connect you, the leading one in the industry is

This is how you you let these filmmakers and production companies know you want to be a movie extra.  There is an online service that has already helped hundreds of thousands of movie extras and beginning actors network and many have found jobs on great film productions. The service is and it’s the most respected  and fastest growing online movie extras site. It’s simple to register & use  Registration is free and they give you a free online portfolio so Industry insiders can see you. is used by thousands of industry professionals on a daily basis to cast movie extras.  Once you have signed up, you’ll be on your way to getting noticed and recognized by the major casting associates who are casting their productions. provides the easiest way to introduce yourself to the thousands of working casting directors, casting associates, talent agents, talent scouts, producers, directors and film industry professionals around in the United States, Canada, UK & Australia.

This is how it works:  It’s simple. To begin, visit Talent hunter ( sign up for free. There is a plan for starters, professionals and everyone in between.  There is no fee to register and get started it’s absolutly free to create your own online portfolio and start getting noticed for movie extra gigs.  Talenthunter lists thousands of opportunities in all 50 states for movie extras casting calls.

If you are not convinced yet, there’s more. is not just a talent web site, it’s an online acting community where you will find a wealth of acting resources, guides, instructions, tools and helpful hints.   we have thousands of resources for you to get started provided to you absolutly free! You’ll find great articles that will teach you what you need to know to be a successful working movie extra. Guides for beginning actors will explain how to get your foot in the door, find acting jobs and get your career off the ground.  Portfolio building tools, job & audition management tools, messaging, castings, auditions, career networking solutions, message boards and private, secure online audition submission are all provided to help you make the most of your movie extra opportunities and keep you focused and on track to a rewarding acting career. provides a list of photographers and photo studios along with instructions for selecting a qualified headshot photographer, and the complete listing of all SAG franchised talent agents, AFTRA talent agents, extras casting agencies, and US film commissions along with many acting schools and colleges.

So break onto show business or the movie scene by becoming a movie extra! It’s not nearly as difficult as you think. In fact, once you see just how easy it is to get working as a movie extra, you’ll be mad you didn’t doing anything sooner. As soon as you are ready to make your move, look no further than A few clicks and you could be in the movies.

Personal profiles are online portfolios where you can list your description, contact info, skills and abilities. You can attach a resume, headshots or multiple photos and even video clips or your acting demo reel to your profiles, too.

When talent agents and casting directors are looking for someone like you or for many movie extras in or around your city, they could find your profile within their search results. Once they have located your portfolio, they can then contact you directly with further casting details and audition information.


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