Walk on agencies

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    Hey all.

    I've been doing my research etc... but does anybody know of or reccommened any walk on agencies?

    so far ive got

    phoenix

    ray knight casting

    Maddog

    would be a great help

    cheers

    scott.

    • 14th Dec 2012
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  • Andrew Wright

    Actor

    Hi Scott, try this one they are based in derby I think .

    www.celex.co.uk

    • 25th Sep 2012
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    Casting Collective

    Casting Network

    UniversalExtras (but be prepared to be offered work at well below union rates)

    • 25th Sep 2012
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  • George Weightman

    Actor

    I used to use Ray Knight, Casting collective (who only open their books around once a year- about now I think) casting network, universal extras, also guys and dolls are apparently ok. I signed up with FAB casting but they took the joining fee off me and then barely ever contacted me for work.

    Hope that helps :)

    George

    • 25th Sep 2012
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  • Daniel Jude Gennis

    Actor

    A minefield to be sure. The Casting Collective, Ray Knight, Mad Dog, are the ones I know and used to work for. 20/20 was another but not sure if they are still operating.

    • 25th Sep 2012
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  • Meryl Griffiths

    Actor

    I use Casting Collective - who only take a relatively small book fee from your first job.

    Incidentally, what do peeps think of doing background/walk on while waiting for 'proper' ;-) acting work?

    Some say it's a real no-no. What do you think?

    • 26th Sep 2012
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  • Simon Rhys-Jones

    Actor

    Maddog, Uni-versal, casting network have all got me decent work. So try these...

    I think that this type of work is fine to do while waiting for the more high profile jobs to come along. They are a good chance to network and earn a bit too...

    • 26th Sep 2012
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    Thankyou guys!!! everyone's so helpfull!

    yes I thing walk on work is great to do personally! a friend of mine started off extra in casualty then it lead to a leading role!

    and yes networking keeping active!! u never know whats around the corner!

    cheers guys! x

    • 26th Sep 2012
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  • Daniel Jude Gennis

    Actor

    I started off in the business as an SA but found it was frowned upon and wasn't leading to acting work proper. People tell me things have changed but working on a film last December as an Extra, I beg to differ. It works for some more than others.

    • 26th Sep 2012
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  • Meryl Griffiths

    Actor

    I'm not looking at SA work as a way into 'real' acting, just another strand to help pay the bills :-)

    Anyway .... hope I haven't highjacked your post, Scott, by a discussion on the merits of SA work!!! Hopefully, though, you've got a few possibilities to investigate too.

    x

    • 26th Sep 2012
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    Meryl,

    You may want to search in the forum for "Stigma surrounding S.A Work"

    There is lots of information and opinion on the subject you are raising.

    Best.

    • 26th Sep 2012
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    I got my husband to sign up as an extra - that's another way round it :)

    • 26th Sep 2012
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  • Graham Cheadle

    Actor

    If your in the North West two casting agents that are really good are Lemon Casting and Gadbury Casting- they both get lots of work for Shamless,Corrie and a host of other establised soaps and new productions

    • 14th Dec 2012
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