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How can I get extras work in the U.K. without paying any money up front?

I have looked at agencies on the internet and they always charge a fee of around £60. I am suspicious, as I beleive that agencies should make money when the client gets a job. Where and who should I contact in order to get a extras work on film or t.v. sets?

Asked By: mrsillyfunnytickle - 7/5/2006
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Ok Im a film extra... More
Answered By: Joey - 7/7/2006
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I am in a diffrent world I can't help you
Answered By: boy_jam_arch - 7/5/2006
 
If you send me some money, about £60, I'll tell you. Ha Ha
Answered By: florencehippo - 7/5/2006
 
I think there is an upfront fee for work on TV, but I could be wrong. For ordinary work, try this agency, is says it is free recruitment and it is well known in my line of work. http://www.reed.co.uk/freecruitment.aspx
Answered By: peewit - 7/5/2006
 
Try writing to a few television companies they will tell you who they use.You are right you should never have to pay an upfront fee as the agency does make money when they get their client work, chances are if they are charging you an up front fee they don't have any work.I hear of model agencys doing the same thing... More
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Answered By: delta9 - 7/5/2006
 
i have a phone no for a North East agent,only £10 for photo.if interested email paulsmithsmiths@yahoo.co.uk ;good chance of work this summer.
Answered By: pedro - 7/5/2006
 
It depends on the type of work and your ability to get people interested. In music videos, they get people to be 'extras' by offering them the chance to be in a video (and possibly a catered lunch... More
Answered By: Marvinator - 7/5/2006
 
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