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Film and Television Extras

Work Environment

The work schedule of a film or TV extra is unpredictable, but many people enjoy the opportunity to see themselves on screen. Though the work is not terribly glamorous, extras do have the chance to see famous actors and filmmakers practice their craft. Extras can work indoors on a set or outdoors at a remote location. They work under heavy lights and may be required to do the same things over and over. There may also be a great deal of downtime as extras wait for cast and crew to prepare for a shot.

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