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Casting Agents
Uni-versalEXTRAS are seeking multiple experienced Casting Agents to join our busy team based at Pinewood Film Studios. 

You will be casting Extras and other supporting artists for varying productions across TV, Film, and Commercials.

ABOUT US

Uni-versalEXTRAS are a highly successful Extras Casting agency based in Pinewood Film Studios, Iver.  We have supplied extras, walk-ons, background and supporting artists for TV, Film, and Commercials for over ten years.

 

Our extensive client base includes: the BBC, ITV, DreamWorks, Warner Bros, Sony, Universal, Paramount and many others.  To learn more about us click here.


ABOUT THE ROLE

We are urgently looking for multiple Casting Agents to work across varying production specialisations including TV and Film, Commercials, Photo / Stills shoots, Music and Corporate.

 

Key responsibilities and tasks will include:-

  • Coordinating TV, film, commercials, photo shoots, music and corporate video projects by casting and booking Supporting Artists.
  • Liaising with production clients and reporting to the Head of Casting and Management.
  • You will be required to work on your own but, where necessary on the larger projects, you will also organise and lead a small team who will assist you to achieve your project briefs and casting targets.


ABOUT YOU

The Ideal Candidate

  • Ideally you are already an experienced Casting Agent and able to hit the ground running straight away.
  • We are also interested in hearing from those with a production background working directly with Extras and Casting, e.g. as an Assistant Director or a Producer with responsibility for picking the “faces”.
  • You will be able to take a brief at speed and have a strong sense of what ‘look’ a client requires.
  • Please note, this is not contributor researching for reality series. Extras casting is about the visual interpretation; we need people with a good eye for a face, not a story.

 

Person Profile

Working within the entertainment industry can be exciting, but also demanding and very often time critical and deadline driven.  We are looking for Casting Agents with the following attributes:

  • Drive and confidence.
  • Solution focused.
  • Energetic with the ability to challenge themselves.
  • Enthusiasm to join our business during a very exciting period of growth and become a crucial part of the development of the company. 

 

Desired Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years' professional experience in casting or production (where casting was part of your role).
  • Experience of managing projects/productions from beginning to end.
  • Experience of working with Casting Directors and production companies.
  • Experienced team leader and team player with the ability to multi-task, organise own time and prioritise.
  • Self-motivated with good time-management skills, including experience of working to short deadlines.
  • Confident when dealing with the general public, work colleagues and clients.
  • Excellent communications skills – written and verbal.
  • Ability to stay calm and focussed when dealing with high pressure, demanding situations and clients.
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel).


NEXT STEPS

Please click the ‘apply’ button to send your CV and a cover letter via grapevinejobs.