is an Extra?
An extra is used to provide "background atmosphere" in a
scene. It is a non-speaking part although key to the production.
you need experience to be an Extra?
No experience is needed.
much money can I earn?
If you are a non-experienced extra, you are classified as
Non-Union and currently earn $50 for up to eight hours.
You are guaranteed a minimum of $50 even if you work less
than eight hours. Everyone earns overtime after eight hours,
so the longer you work, the more you earn. Typical shoot
days last 10-14 hours per day.
many hours must I commit?
We ask that when you confirm to work for us that you have
the entire day open, possibly 10-14 hours. We realize that
our extras have other commitments such as school or a job
so we ask that you carefully schedule these commitments
so that they won't conflict with your day on the set.
Snacks and beverages are provided for you throughout the
day. If you work longer than six hours, a complete hot meal
will be provided for you. You are welcome to bring water,
juice or soda and any personal favorite snacks but it is
I have to wear my own clothing?
You will always be expected to bring your own clothing unless
your character wears a uniform, such as a police officer
or nurse. In that case a uniform will be provided for you.
Please sure to be accurate with your size information on
our Profile Sheet.
I bring guests?
No children, friends, family or pets are permitted with
you on the set at any time.
do I need to bring besides clothing?
It is always wise to bring a small folding chair with you
and clothing and other items (sunscreen ,etc.) pertinent
to San Diego's weather.
often can I check in for available work?
You can be available as little as once a year or as much
as everyday. You can call our office at (858) 974-8970 once
a week with your availability.
should I do if I need to cancel?
If you need to cancel working for us after you have already
confirmed, please let us know immediately by calling our
office. Don't just "no-show" as we need to find a replacement
for you and the more time we have to do so, the better.