If you’re just getting started in acting, becoming a child background actor or “extra” is a great way to start. Extras (otherwise known as background actors) are hired by production companies via an extras casting director or extras casting company to work in the backgrounds of scenes in movies, television and commercials.

Because these background performers are often recruited from the region in which the production is shooting, it opens up a great opportunity for child actors both in major markets like New York and Los Angeles, but also in smaller markets throughout the country.

The Membership Directory here on ChildrenInFilm.com allows parents and production companies to seek out reputable extras casting directors. Parents can use this resource to seek out extras casting opportunities for their children and production companies can locate qualified child actor extras casting directors for their projects. Join the ChildrenInFilm.com family today and start your search.

To view our list of Extra's Casting Directors, click here