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Movie Extras, Commercials, TV and Music video casting information






New York Area Casting Agencies

Here is a list of the most active casting directors and casting companies that work with both Union and non-Union talent.  Read Backstage weekly to keep up to date on Open Calls for large Films. Open Calls usually mean open to everybody!


We are in the process of compling a list of the best casting companies with a description of their services.



Movie Extras are needed to be background for films, commercials, TV shows and independent projects. Casting agencies are always looking for new faces to work as background actors.

Things to consider if you want to become a

background Actor

You have to have a flexible schedule. Permits were obtain from the city and the production company have only those days to do the required filming. Some taping may last anywhere from 8 hour or more.
You need to be on time on the day of the filming.
You need an email and a smartphone to get notification if approved as well as time and location of filming.
You need a phone number. On some occasions you may need to be contacted on any updated info regarding filming.
Live near New York City, New York or Los Angeles, California area. These are the places were most of the filming is done.
Being attentive and listening to the production crew.
Being polite and courteous to everyone on set.