GeneralFrequently Asked Questions:
1) Q: How do I become an extra/ featured extra?
A: You will need to visit our website at www.onlocationcasting.net, fill out a Talent Application and upload 1-2 photos. It is FREE for the basic profile required to work on "Friday Night Lights". Upgrades offered by our software company Agency Pro offer many additional benefits however they are OPTIONAL and are not required.
2) Q: Do I get paid?
A: Yes, you get paid on an 8 hr scale with time and a half after 8 hours. The minimum pay for general extras is $58.00 for an 8 hour day ($7.25 per hour), plus overtime. Some more featured roles are at higher base rates.
3) Q: How will I be paid?
A: When you come to work, you will fill out a pay "voucher". You must have a valid photo ID and your social security number in order to be paid. At the end of the night when you sign out you will be given a copy "receipt" of your voucher. (*please make sure that all pay rates, hour and adjustments are correct before you leave the sign out table as changes can NOT be made after the vouchers are sent to payroll!!) You will receive a check in the mail usually 12-14 business days (NOT counting weekends) after your work date. If you do not receive your check within 14 business days, you should call the PAYROLL company (CAPS Payroll) at 847-480-7366. They are the only ones who handle your payroll and are the only ones who can discuss it with you or help you resolve payroll issues. Please do not call our office looking for your check!!
4) Q: What types of extras do you hire?
A: We are looking for all ages and ethnicities. Anyone interested in working under the age of 15 needs parental supervision on set. Anyone who is affilated with a group, ie cheerleading team, church group, bowling team, etc, may sign up as a group to receive a donation to your organization. For group donation opportunities please send us an email request to: email@example.com
5) Q: Will I get to be on tv?
A: Maybe, maybe not. Throughout the day you will partake in different scenes that are being shot. Whether or not you are included in the chosen camera angle/take cannot be determined. The more times you work on the show the greater the chance of you being able to see yourself on tv.
6) Q: Do you cast the speaking parts for "Friday Night Lights"?
A: NO. Principal Casting is handled by Beth Sepko Casting. If you are interested in a speaking role you will need to contact Beth at her office. Beth does not use our database to book principal talent, but you can get in touch with her to find out how to register yourself with her for upcoming roles. However, frequently some of our extras do get upgraded to speaking parts while on set.
Television"Friday Night Lights"
- May 10, 2010 11:45 PM ***ACTION REQUIRED of all TALENT*** - OLC Talent Database upgrades
- Apr 22, 2010 8:45 PM Two MORE "Friday Night Lights" EXTRAS Upgraded on set
- Apr 17, 2010 12:10 AM ""FNL" Lions Spirit Squad Extra UPGRADED to speaking role today!
- Apr 14, 2010 7:22 PM "FNL" Teacher EXTRA Upgraded to Speaking Role
- Apr 14, 2010 7:19 PM 2nd Upgrade to Speaking Role for Kris!
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THAT'S ALL FOLKS!!!!!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU - to all of the wonderful people who have worked with us on all of our seasons of "Friday Night Lights". We really appreciate you and could never have done this show without you. YOU made it possible!!! We've made some good friends and some great memories during our 4/5 seasons here and hope you have too. Never forget this experience and always remember - Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, CAN'T LOSE!!
We are all sad to be leaving such a great "FNL" family but do look forward to working with all of you again on other projects in the area. We won't be checking this Myspace page again - so if you want to stay in touch with us for work or any other reason, please become our friend at www.myspace.com/on_location_casting or even better - become a Fan of On Location Casting on Facebook.
THANKS AGAIN EVERYBODY and a fond farewell to "Friday Night Lights"!!!
If you are already in our talent database, please DO NOT create a new talent profile. However, please be sure to log-in to your profile and make sure all of your contact information is current. We can't hire you if you do not have accurate phone numbers listed. If you look different than the photo you have in your profile, please update your picture(s) as well.
If you are not in our talent database, you MUST fill out a FREE profile at www.onlocationcasting.net in order to be considered for extra work.
***Be sure to become a friend of ON LOCATION CASTING on Myspace at www.myspace.com/on_location_casting and become a fan of On Location Casting on Facebook***
Who I'd like to meet:Anyone interested in working as an EXTRA!! And here's how:
HOW TO BE AN EXTRA:
If you are interested in working with us on this project, please visit our casting website at www.onlocationcasting.net and fill out a TALENT APPLICATION. Be sure to upload a photo of yourself into your talent application.
THERE IS NO FEE TO BE A PART OF THIS PROJECT!!!!!
(You will be on file and able to be booked for extras work with us with a basic profile which includes a full resume and up to 2 photos for FREE and you will remain on file for future projects as well. Although you may receive a notice that says that your file is "Not-Active" and you are not viewable by CLIENTS, you are still active in our talent database & the casting staff in our office CAN see your photo/profile i norder to book you for work. If you would like to purchase additional upgraded packages that are offered by our software company, Agency Pro, you are encouraged to do so if you feel it will help you with bookings for outside projects not related to "FNL". Purchase of upgraded packages is NOT REQUIRED to get work through On Location Casting for "Friday Night Lights" or any other project.), although it is suggested for those wishing to have a more complete portfolio for outside CLIENTS (Producers, Directors, AD, etc.) to be able to view. It is up to your discretion whether or not you feel the enhanced package (20 photos, business cards, personal website) would be beneficial to you. We will NEVER require it of you!!
On Location Casting is the ONLY casting company authorized to book you for EXTRA work on "Friday Night Lights". We are NOT affiliated with Talenthunter.com, LA Uncut/Austin or any other online or local casting database/company that claims to be casting our projects and there is never a fee required to be booked for work on "Friday Night Lights" or any project cast by On Location Casting!!
We will be casting again from our online database, but will NOT be having any local area open calls. We ARE looking for a lot of new faces (to go with the 'old' faces we already know and love!), but will be taking new registrations via our website (www.onlocationcasting.net) ONLY!! If you want to work as an extra, be sure to visit www.onlocationcasting.net and fill out a Talent Application in our FREE online database. You absolutely MUST include a photo and a phone number. A lot of people are sending in applications but forgetting to include their picture and contact info. We will NOT call you without these things in your profile!!! If you are already in our talent database, please log-in to our account and make sure your contact information is up to date. If you have not already done so, YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE TALENT APPLICATION.
Our office number this season is: (512) 707-7934
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