Extras or Background Artistes:

are people who appear in a nonspeaking capacity, who come from all walks of life, shapes, ages and creeds that create the atmosphere that is needed to set a scene on Movies & TV commercials.

eg. pedestrians in a city scene; wedding guests; fighting warriors in a war movie etc.

Walk-On vs Featured Extra

The Walk-On roles are those that appear in vision but do not play a role in the story. i.e they are not in the background as part of the “atmosphere” any longer.

The Simple Test:

They are considered a Walk-On if:

a.    They appear in vision but have no interaction with the lead.              

(If they do, they are Featured)

b.   They appear in vision but have no interaction with the product.        

(If they do, they are Featured)

c.    They appear in vision but do not play a role in the story.

(If they do, they are Featured)         

d.   They appear in vision but if removed the clip/shot still makes sense.    

(If the commercial DOES NOT make sense when artiste is removed, they are Featured)

e.    They appear in vision but not appearing in a group of 5 or less.

(have to be in a group of 6 or more)

ALWAYS notify us if you think you might have been upgraded to a Walk-On/Featured Extra. Once the commercial has been completed/edited (usually this takes 1-3 months) we will request a copy of the commercial to view.