Casting agency and agents services for people looking for a job in television or film around the Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and various other areas throughout South Africa can assist in the correct placements. Companies looking for people, including both adults and kids, to be extras in TV advertisements, soaps and movies will never contact a person directly but always work through one of the available casting agencies in order to place the correct looking and suitable people for the different roles needed to fill.
International movie companies will contact a casting agency and agents for their services when they are due to arrive in South Africa to shoot a production. Adults and kids that sign up with the casting agencies agree to abide by all the rules and regulations set out to them by the different companies and have to make themselves available for filming days and in some cases, weeks at a time. Earnings vary depending on the type of part a person is required to fill so for example what a person earns for being an extra on commercials will usually be a bit more per day than the earnings for a day on the set as an extra in a feature film. If a person is chosen as a featured character, the daily earnings will be higher.
South Africa generally has quite an active television industry so there are jobs for children and adults who want to be extras all year round. Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban have provide the scenic areas and backdrops for many international movies that have brought with them some of the worlds top directors, production teams, actresses and actors. Extras that get chosen to participate in big film productions from the likes of Hollywood also sometimes get the opportunity to meet world famous movie stars as an added bonus. Food and transport is usually provided for and a ‘day’ in the industry is classed as 12 hours so people need to prepared for long days of filming. If you feel you would like to be involved in commercials, TV programmes and movies then sign up with a casting agency and agents services today to get yourself on their books.