With background or extra work it is very important to understand the casting process

You’re most likely aware of the COVID changes to the casting process. Each production has different protocols or covid testing ,submissions and call times.   it’s extremely important to pay attention to the dates and description listed in the job post or message. Do not submit or reply unless you are available without time restrictions for all the work dates.

Background Actors or extras are hired and paid for a consecutive number of days, whether they work all of the days or not. When looking for work, please pay attention to the dates you are carried to avoid becoming double booked on another project. 

You may also be booked for virtual interviews and fittings. Instead of attending these bookings in person, you will meet with production over Zoom or another video conferencing platform. Even though you may be at home, virtual meetings are still work. Please act professionally and be sure your attire and background are appropriate.

It’s important to read the entire casting completely and carefully . Aside from being available for the listed dates, be sure you also fit the description given, which may include portrayable ethnicity, portrayable age, SAG-AFTRA status, sizes, and other requirements that are needed for the role.

Always respond as soon as possible roles can book quickly, which is why it’s important to respond to a casting as soon as possible.

Make sure you have current photos, headshot, comp card  and measurements ready .Your appearance has likely changed since the last time you updated and your profile photo may not reflect your current look.  Having your current measurements is also an important part of the background casting process. 

Be prepared for new onset procedures .If you’ve been on set or in the studio . Be sure to read your details completely and pay close attention to safety information given by production. Each production will have their own safety procedures, so even if you’ve worked on a lot of shows,events, or sets it’s important to understand what is expected .

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