Anyone can be a movie extra!

Launched in the fall of 2010, Casting360 has combined Internet technology and entertainment industry expertise to create a website where those seeking talent can find it. Casting directors, production companies, music producers, filmmakers, and other industry professionals receive free memberships, allowing access to a database of more than 1 million members nationwide. Casting360 also offers advance-search capabilities including more than 30 parameters, allowing customized searches for just the right talent, including “real” people for reality television shows.

Actors, dancers, singers, extras, models, musicians, and other performers register and pay a fee for including their portfolios on Members can create professional portfolios with great photos, audio, and video and gain access to video acting lessons and industry seminars, as well as insider knowledge from an online Casting360 Advisor. Casting directors use the Casting360 website to fill roles in movies, television shows, music videos, bands, and theaters. Entertainment professionals also seek talent for advertising and promotional and media events.

Casting360’s website allows casting-call activation within 12 to 24 hours and nearly instant access to talent, as well as live support. Broadening and simplifying the traditional “cattle call” for performers, the company’s technology enables industry professionals to contact talent securely through encrypted telephone numbers and mailboxes. Casting360 also provides each professional user with an e-mail box and forwarding capability to protect privacy.

With television and movie productions in constant need of extras, who generally earn $10 or more an hour, the Casting360 database provides a rich and diverse source of actors of all ages. Many working actors began their careers appearing in background scenes as extras, and the founders of Casting360 agree with the person who said, “There are no small parts, just small actors.” Enrolling with Casting360 allows even the untrained performer to enter the entertainment field by becoming an extra.