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    Hi, does anyone know anything about becoming a tv extra. I've googled and there seems to be lots of agencies who require payment for registering, seems a bit dubious!
    Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    Where are you based, I work for ITV in Manchester and can recommend you companies to use and avoid if you want.

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    nwressell;6896502

    Where are you based, I work for ITV in Manchester and can recommend you … Where are you based, I work for ITV in Manchester and can recommend you companies to use and avoid if you want.



    based in the midlands, thanks anyway

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    Lilly_White;6896510

    based in the midlands, thanks anyway


    surely you need to be flexible with your travelling? Manchester isnt that far.

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    csiman;6896518

    surely you need to be flexible with your travelling? Manchester isnt that … surely you need to be flexible with your travelling? Manchester isnt that far.



    Its for my teenage son, manchester is 2 hours drive away!

    Lilly_White;6896531

    Its for my teenage son, manchester is 2 hours drive away!



    What dramas & soaps are you looking for him to Extra on?

    Around this area you have Emmerdale, Coronation Street & Hollyoaks are the main soaps then all the dramas that are filmed around Manchester and Lancashire area for teh BBC and ITV would be worth concidering.

    Lilly_White;6896531

    Its for my teenage son, manchester is 2 hours drive away!



    2hrs?
    i used to travel to west mids (walsall) most weekends from north wales and only took me 2 hrs

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    Lilly_White;6896531

    Its for my teenage son, manchester is 2 hours drive away!


    no offence, but he's hardly likely to go down very well at an agency when he states he is only available for working in the midlands. :thinking:

    Staggered that you have turned down an offer of assistance from someone who works for ITV!

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    nwressell;6896542

    What dramas & soaps are you looking for him to Extra on?Around this area … What dramas & soaps are you looking for him to Extra on?Around this area you have Emmerdale, Coronation Street & Hollyoaks are the main soaps then all the dramas that are filmed around Manchester and Lancashire area for teh BBC and ITV would be worth concidering.



    Yes you have a point, i have pmd you

    I will reply to your PM shortly, with the info you require.

    Bare in mind a lot of the work will be based around Lancashire and Yorkshire.

    I am not fully aware of many if any shows which use extras in your area but it doesn't mean there isnt any.

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    nwressell;6896590

    I will reply to your PM shortly, with the info you require.Bare in mind a … I will reply to your PM shortly, with the info you require.Bare in mind a lot of the work will be based around Lancashire and Yorkshire.I am not fully aware of many if any shows which use extras in your area but it doesn't mean there isnt any.



    It may actually be worth the travelling, and it will be interesting for him, we have family up 'norf' greatly appreciate your advice:)
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