How to Become an Extra/Background Actor

Sign with an Agency

Those interested in becoming an extra often consider signing with an agency. There is no cost associated with signing up unless you wish to get professional portraits taken. You do not need to be signed with a Victoria agency in order to get work in Victoria, but make sure the agency you sign with is licensed in British Columbia. A full list can be found here.

Victoria Talent Agency
Coultish Management

Keep Your Eye Out for Open Casting Calls

Our Facebook Page

Times Colonist

Super Awesome Actors 

Film Scene Vancouver Island 

Take A Workshop

Lights! Camera! Action! Everything You Need to Know About Being an Extra in Film and Television

Royal Roads University. Facilitator: Annie Klein

Experience the excitement of being on a live set by having the right knowledge and tools to succeed as an extra. This comprehensive course informs you about everything you need to know to work as an extra in the entertainment industry. As a film extra, you will earn money, get the chance to see movie-making up close, and gain valuable work experience.

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