Georgia Magazine - September 2017 - 42

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Tips/resources

This photo and the following guidelines exemplify a typical casting call by New Life Casting:
"NLC is searching for babies again. Age 3 months to 10 months. Must live in the Atlanta
area. Please send three smiling pictures of baby only. No dogs, no cats, no Christmas tree.
Pictures like the one in this post. Nice and clear. No hats or bows. Please send photo with
name, age, current height and weight. Also, please don't forget to include your contact info."

So you want to be in pictures?
BY VICTORIA SCHARF DECASTRO

Want to work as an extra in Georgia's film industry? Your chances are
good. Numerous movies, TV shows
and commercials are produced in
Georgia each year.
An extra is a nonspeaking performer who appears in the background (such as in a crowd scene).
When film and TV producers need
extras, they generally turn to casting agencies, which almost always
use social media to announce casting calls for upcoming productions. If
you are selected to work as an extra,
the agency will give you specific details about the shoot.
Extras usually are required to
bring their own wardrobes. "They
also have to be very flexible," says
Andrea Hume, owner and president
of Marinella Hume Casting in Atlanta.
"They have to have completely open
availability for the day."
On a typical day as an extra, you
will report to the person in charge of
background actors; he or she will instruct you on what to do and will give
you a payment voucher. Next, you
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When film and TV producers need
extras, they generally turn to
casting agencies.
will report to the wardrobe department, which will determine whether
the outfits you brought are appropriate. Afterward, you will wait in the
holding area until you are called to
the set.
On set, a scene might take minutes or several hours. Once the shot
is completed, you may be asked to
stay on the set or return to the holding area, depending on how long it
takes to set up the next shot.
The production company usually
provides meals and snacks during the
shoot.
When work is completed for the
day, you will return any wardrobe or
props you borrowed and will have
your voucher verified.
Congratulations-you're on your
way to being in pictures!
Victoria Scharf DeCastro is a freelance writer based in Winder.
More online at www.georgiamagazine.org

Here are a few things to remember
when applying for work as an extra with
a casting agency:
* Be flexible: Extras with flexible schedules are more likely to get repeated
bookings.
* Have photos: You don't need a professional headshot to get booked as an
extra, but you must provide current
photos of yourself, preferably taken
against a plain background. Selfies are
preferred. "There should always be no
editing of the photos," insists Andrea
Hume, owner and president of Marinella Hume Casting in Atlanta. "We like
very raw photos, very real-life photos."
* Apply online: Most agencies provide
application forms on their websites.
* Rate of pay: It varies. Extras typically
work 10- to 12-hour days and receive
about $100 for the day.
* Casting children: "If you are 18 or under, you are limited to how many hours
you can actually be in front of the
camera," says Ann Wittenberg, extras
casting director at New Life Casting in
Atlanta. Minors must be accompanied
by a parent or guardian at all times, she
adds.

Get connected
Below is a sampling of casting
agencies that use their websites and/or
social media to announce casting calls:
* Casting TaylorMade: castingtaylor
made.com, facebook.com/casting
taylormade
* Central Casting Georgia: central
casting.com, facebook.com/central
castinggeorgia
* CL Casting: facebook.com/catrettlocke
casting
* Extras Casting Atlanta: extrascasting
atlanta.com
* Hylton Casting: hyltoncasting.com,
facebook.com/HyltonCasting; Extras
submission page: hyltoncasting.com/
submissions/extras
* Marinella Hume Casting: marinella
humecasting.com
* New Life Casting: newlifecasting.com
* Southern Casting Associates: southern
castingassociates.com
* Tammy Smith Casting: bit.ly/tsmcast
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