Archive for January, 2012
January, 18, 2012, London: There are dozens of websites over the Internet that list film extra and tv extras work to help young and aspiring actors find acting work on their own. These websites save aspiring actors from the clutches of fraud and deceitful casting agents who are only after their money. Of the innumerable such websites, castingnow is indeed the best online source for finding extras work.
Castingnow is run by ex casting agents and TV professionals who aim to make the notoriously tough process of finding extras work convenient and quick for the aspiring actors. Castingnow lists the latest and the best film extra and tv extra opportunities in the UK. Also, they regularly update their members about the upcoming acting casting auditions for the extras work, as well as the lead roles in films, tv, theatre, advertising world, and other entertainment media.
To view the film extra and tv extra opportunities and/or apply to the acting casting auditions, one has to pay a nominal registration fee, 13 p per day, which is quite less than what is being charged by many other related websites. Plus, unlike their competitors, castingnow doesn’t charge any commission from its members for the film extra or extras work that they get through them. Actors can keep everything that they earn through them. No exorbitant fees, no commissions! Finding extras work and getting to the acting auditions can’t get affordable than this.
There are several other points that make castingnow competitively superior to others in the industry. Castingnow allows unparalleled flexibility to its members to add/upload/delete photos, videos, and other details to their personal profile. Members can apply to as many acting opportunities as they want. There are no limits set by castingnow. Finally, one can leave the castingnow membership anytime. The website doesn’t bind its members to it with strict legal contracts. Ending up the membership is as easy as joining it.
About the company: CastingNow.co.uk is a leading and well known online platform for talent to find acting work. It brings forward the latest and the best acting opportunities for struggling actors, as well as for experienced actors. It is also used by directors, producers, casting agents, and others in the entertainment industry to find talented and capable actors.
Are you appearing for casting auditions for films or TV? Are you new to the industry and looking for some practical suggestions for making a good start? In that is the case, you must first try to find out if you will be auditioning alone or with a group of actors. If you are auditioning alone, there won’t be any set times and the casting agent will tell you what is going to happen and when but if you are with another actor/s then there would be a proper schedule which you will have to adhere to.
If it is group casting auditions, locate the actors who would be auditioning with you. Request them to join you to rehearse the dialogues and the scene. Also, make yourself comfortable with those actors to bring out a good on-stage chemistry.
The purpose of audition casting is to check how good or bad an actor is and to find the most appropriate actor for the role. To impress the jury at the auditions, know everything, such as your marks, where do you need to stand, where do you have to look, do you have to look into the eyes of the other actor or face the audience, how you have to stand, what clothes you have to wear, will it be a close-up shot or a two shot, and so on and so forth.
All these details would help you put the right emphasis on your performance and would get you the role you are auditioning for.
To know about audition casting, audition casting calls, you can log on to www.castingnow.co.uk
If you are working as a film extra or a tv extra, you must behave properly at the sets as bad behaviour can endanger your chances of being asked back and can even result in sending you back from the set there and then.
Here are some good rules for film extras and tv extra:
- Always arrive early at the set
- Take a book along with you because you might be on sets with nothing to do for hours. Keep yourself busy rather than showing impatience.
- Stay active. Always keep your eyes and ears open. If you are asked to do something do it right away.
- Always treat the cast and crew with courtesy and respect.
- If you are new, watch the actors closely and learn from them. See how they deliver their dialogues or face the camera.
- Never ever bother the stars. Talk to them only if they initiate a conversation with you.
- Food is usually provided to the extras in films and tv but know your place in the pecking order, bottom. So, wait till your chance comes and then eat with patience and in proper dignified manner.
- Hope these tips help you in your film extra and tv extra roles and enable you in getting many more exciting and well paying roles.
To find extras work in tv and films, you can visit www.castingnow.co.uk