Act as an extra in television adverts or programmes in South Africa and get paid for it by signing yourself up with a casting agent or agencies around the country. Anyone can do this, no matter if you are short, tall, great looking or perhaps a little rough around the edges, it really does not matter as these companies are looking for a variety of looks and shapes or sizes. Many people think you have to be really handsome as a male or a drop dead gorgeous girl or lady to be chosen for this kind of work but that really is not the case at all. Anyone can apply, even children, with the parents consent of course.
In order to be able to act as an extra on TV adverts or programmes in SA you need to contact an agency and sign up by filling out a profile about yourself with a recent picture. They will then add you to their database and when a production company approaches them for extras they will search through the database looking for the appropriate people for particular parts, amongst which will be your profile. You may even be chosen for a part in a movie as many international production companies come to South Africa to film movies and often rely on SA casting agencies to provide them with part of the cast.
Kids can become child actors for various parts with the help and consent of their parents and are usually well looked after on set. Payment for this kind of work is usually done on a day by day basis and depends on a number of factors including the particular role you have been chosen to play. Some parts will earn you money like R250-R450 per day and more involved roles, especially speaking parts, can earn you a few thousand Rand per day it really does depend upon many factors. If you have ever been interested in acting or getting your children into television then contact one of the casting agencies available to stand the opportunity to get paid to act as an extra in adverts, TV programmes and even movies.