Professionalism. Speed. Talent.
Who we are
Reel Extras is a casting service. This means that we work directly with the client (Directors, Producers, Advertising Agencies, and Production Companies) to find the best background performers for their specific project. We are not an agency, and therefore work with represented and non-represented Talent on a job by job basis.
What we do
Reel Extras is a premiere casting service specifically focused on providing the most professional extras, stand-ins, body-doubles, baby-wranglers, and production assistants in Seattle and the surrounding areas.
How we charge
We NEVER charge talent for involvement in our projects. We are paid by the client. Other local extras services keep 10% or more of your paycheck! From time to time we may offer workshops or charity events. Attendance is encouraged, but not mandatory.
Payment process (When do I get paid?)
Unlike your survival job, on-camera payment schedules vary. It can take up to 8 weeks for you to receive your payment. You are paid directly by the Production Company or Ad Agency, payment does not come directly from Reel Extras.
Availability and communication
It is easier to hire people whose schedules are malleable. However, people with tight schedules are not precluded from working with us. We simply need to know when you have major changes in your schedule (vacations, holiday travel, etc). Not being available for one project does not keep you from being considered and contacted in the future.
If you are currently represented by an agent, please talk with them regarding their policies surrounding "extra" work. Industry standard policy is that agents do not charge their Talent for extra work, unless the agent submits them; however policies differ from agency to agency.
Bookings, communication, and follow-through
Proper protocol on set
I have never been on a set before. Do you teach workshops?
Yes. Introductory and Advanced workshops are held on an ongoing basis. Contact us at email@example.com for more information regarding the dates and times of the next workshop.
Agency Pro Software FAQ
What is Agency Pro?
Agency Pro is the company that we are currently using to maintain our Talent database. It allows us to submit Talent from our database quickly and effectively to our clients (Producers, Directors, Production Companies, and Advertising Agencies). We decided to partner with Agency Pro after an exhaustive search for the best tools and technology to match Talent (you!), quickly and effectively with our clients. The end result of this collaboration is more work, more often, for everyone.
Do I have to pay to be submitted for work?
No, we can submit your name and a small thumbnail of you, but clients will not be able to view your full portfolio with photos, resume, a/v, etc. Being active will give you more opportunities, and is a wonderful marketing tool, but we will still submit you for work weather you activate or not. However, clients will not be able to see you if they are searching the database themselves.
If you are represented by agents or managers, participating in our online database (active or not-active) will not affect that working relationship in any way. We are not an agency, we are a casting service.
Is Agency Pro secure?
Yes! Only we can see your personal information. It’s important that you keep your contact information up to date since we will use Agency Pro as a contact management system as well. We need to know where to send your paycheck!
Is there a family discount?
There is a family discount – you have to call Agency Pro directly to get it. The family discount is ½ off a full price yearly membership for immediate family members only. Call 610-747-0966, and select option 3.
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