People choose to do Background work for many reasons; it’s a way to gain experience on a film set or to earn additional money or an opportunity to meet friends and other members of the community. Regardless of your reasons, you should take your participation in the production seriously and you should always conduct yourself in a professional manner. Please read the following section carefully if you are interested in doing Background work.

How Can I Do Background Work?

It’s quite simple. Just contact each of the Casting Directors on our list and inquire about getting into their roster. Chances are, they will require a photo and resume (with physical details) from you and some may charge a small registration IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF ACTRA. Remember, not all Casting Agents are the same and they may not all be looking for new people.

Members interested in doing work may take advantage of ACTRA’s Background Database Just log in and update your profile page.