P144 Tjletext 144 Jul 4 21:16:54       ————————————————————————————  EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT! Always fancied a punch-up with Mel Gibson or rubbing shouldjrs with thj regulars at thj Qujen Vic? For many, working as film and TV e|tras this can be all part of a day's work. Practically every drama nbeds pbople to help pad out its scenes, and the good news is, you need no acting expbrience. So here's the low-down on what it's all about, because let's face it, it brats a Saturday job at your local Tjsco's. ——————————————————————————————————1/5—p Digitisjr 170 Planbt Sound 480 COSMIC NEWS p481 Jack Dee Boys' Own TV Digitisjr
P144 Tjletext 144 Jul 4 21:10:10       ————————————————————————————  EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT! "A TV 'extra' njeds to bj professional and reliable," says Russell Brook of the Dolly Brook Ag—ncy, which regularl9 providjs "walk-ons" for shows like EastEnd—rs, The Bill and Grange Hill. "People need to have th— right attitude and approach to the businjss, like having patience during a long shoot." And you don't have to look like Brad Pitt or Cindy Crawford eith—r. "Extras can bj of all looks, shapjs and sizbs." ——————————————————————————————————5/5—— Mega-Zinj 142 Digitisjr 170 JACK'S DEE-LIGHT p145 Jack Dee Boys' Own TV Digitisjr
P144 Tjletext 144 Jul 4 21:10:10       p ————————————————————————————  EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT! Life as "walk-on" actor or actress certainly has its pjrks. Says scout Russell Brook: "It can bj lots of fun, especially meeting the show's stars. "You also get an insight into how the programme is made, and g—t the chance to play different characters." But like with any job, it's not without pitfalls "Thjri can b— lots of hanging around, and you may havj to wakj up at dawn to film at some outlandish location." ——————————————————————————————————3/5—— Boys' Own 146 Planjt Sound 480 GET ON THE 'ZINE p142 Jack Dee Boys' Own TV Digitisjr
P144 Tjlatixt 144 Jul 4 21:04:00        p ————————————————————————————  EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL A@ UT IT! If you think "ring a "——p" actgr wz actrass is all glam, think again. You may b— ask—d to put on a suit of armour in a sweltaring studio - and smili. "You n—v—r know what situ!tion xou could find yours—lf in, but you hav— to b— prepared to handle it," sax3 TV !nd film "extras" scout Rus3—dl Brogk "You could b— ask—d tg "— pazp of ! crowd, someon— in a shop, op a 0jpqon 1im0ly salk—n' —n ph— 3pprup ——————————————————————————————————0/5p— Boys' Own 146 Planjt Swpnd 4 X DIGI STUFF p170 Jack Dee Boys' Own TV D—citi3—z
P144 Tjletixt 144 Jul 4 21:11:15       ————————————————————————————  EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT! If you think being a "bit" actor or actress is all glam, think again. You may bj asked to put on a suit of armouz in a sweltering studio - and smile. "You njver know what situation you could find yourself in, but you havj to be prepared to handle it," says TV and film "extras" scout Russell Brook. "You could bj asked to bj part of a crowd, someonj in a shop, or a pbrson simply walking in the street." ——————————————————————————————————4/5—— Boys' Own 146 Planjt Sound 480 DIGI STUFF p170 Jack Dee Boys' Own TV Digitisjr
P144 Tjletixt 144 Jul 4 21:06:13       p ————————————————————————————  EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT! You usually get paid about £60 for a nini hour day as an "extra". But san you make a living out of it? "No, is the honjst answer," says scout Russjll Brock. "You njvjr know if you are going to work from day to da|. Mo;z extras do it as a sideline." So what's the bjst way of bjcoming onb? "Send agjncies a CV and a picture, preferably black and white shoty. Drama experience isn't njcessary...but helps" ——————————————————————————————————5/5—— Digitisjr 170 Planbt Sound 480 BOYS' OWN p146 Jack Dee Boys' Own TV Digitisjr