How to be an Extra in Georgia’s Film Industry

Bellwood Quarry, located just a few miles west of downtown Atlanta, is a 100-year-old granite quarry surrounded by acres of wooded land. It served as the survivor's camp in season one of "The Walking Dead," and acts as several locations in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1."

Bellwood Quarry, located just a few miles west of downtown Atlanta, is a 100-year-old granite quarry surrounded by acres of wooded land. It served as the survivor’s camp in season one of “The Walking Dead,” and acts as several locations in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.”

Georgia is becoming the new “Hollywood” with its growing film industry.  Movies and TV series are being produced in Georgia daily with regular shows as “The Walking Dead” being filmed in Senoia and other Atlanta locations. Just last week a movie starring Tom Hanks was filmed at Gwinnett Tech. Julia Roberts and Jennifer Anniston have been regular sights in Norcross filming their new movie.  The impact on local businesses has been phenomenal, with some small businesses now reaping the rewards of entrepreneurship working solely for the film industry.

Have you ever thought of working as an Extra in the film industry?  Now is you chance as hundreds of extras are needed on a weekly basis. Per the Film Industry website  There is a need for everyone—old, young, heavyset, thin, all ethnicities—so having some photos at the ready is advisable, whether taken by a friend or a professional photographer. Casting companies want to see what you look like, so keep backgrounds simple.

At Lightscapes Portrait Studio, we know just what they are looking for and have a special program for extras. The casting agency requires that you submit a headshot, a full body photograph, clothing and shoe sizes and body measurements. Our package includes the headshot, full body shot and measurements.  Our rate is just $99 for the package.

For more information on working as an extra in the Film Industry check out the resources below:

Resources

For Casting Companies visit the websites below:

Additional Resources*

Casting TaylorMade
Facebook

CL Casting (Facebook only)

Extras Casting Atlanta
(404) 865-3330
Email: extrascastingatlanta@gmail.com

Hylton Casting
Facebook
Twitter

Marinella/Hume Casting
CASTING SERVICES: casting@marinellahumecasting.com
TALENT QUESTIONS: talent@marinellahumecasting.com

New Life Casting
404-444-0565
Email: info@newlifecasting.com
Facebook

Rose Locke Casting

Tammy Smith Casting
(404) 433-7616
Email: contactatl@tscasting.com