Getting work as a Supporting Artiste

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Being an Extra in Film & TV

Once you’re registered and signed up with some Supporting Artiste / ‘extras’ agencies, you will hopefully start to get offers of work.  Here’s what to expect and what you can do to help secure work. Depending on the agency, job
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Signing up to Extras Agencies

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Being an Extra in Film & TV

If you’ve decided that you want to become a Supporting Artiste and enter the world of film and TV as an ‘extra’, here’s some useful advice for you.  Firstly I’m going to look at some the information you need to
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Glasgow

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Travel

Scotland’s largest city of Glasgow, on the banks of the Clyde, was a great place to be in for the day.  The view out of the aircraft window showed the extent of the beautiful wintry landscape which got better and
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Web

I’m a web technology and security consultant, having worked in the online world for well over 20 years and with clients in several countries.

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Speaking

As well as speaking on technology matters, for over a decade I’ve hosted numerous ceremonies and other events in a number of countries.

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Film & TV

I pop up in the background of TV shows and films, working hard in the industry.  I have advice for being a supporting artiste, aka an ‘extra’.

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Travel

I like to travel and then photograph / write about it.  I’m a particular fan of going to quirky places that need extra explanation in the statistics.

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