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Maravathar
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Jan 25 2009, 11:25pm


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Thanks for the information! It's nice to read this straight from somebody who has experience.

I'm planning to move from Canada to Wellington in January 2010. As soon as The Hobbit was officially announced, I knew that being an extra was something I wanted to work towards. Being finished school and not yet on a career path, I figured the timing couldn't be better!

However, I still have a couple questions. I realize they may be hard to answer, and you may not be able to, but any information would be helpful. :)

1) Is filming still slated to begin in early 2010? Or have things shifted earlier or later? I suppose this is something that will become clearer as time goes on, but I'm still curious. I couldn't find any hard information in the articles I read.

2) What do you think the chances are of getting a spot as a non-speaking extra? I'd be living in Wellington, have a working visa, be set up with a talent agency as you suggested, and be available at any time. Plus my stature and appearance would probably fit either Men or Elves. :) But I've heard that lots of people are doing the same thing I am, and I'm sure many locals are thinking the same way. Is it likely going to be a situation where those who aggressively pursue positions are the only ones who will get them? Or do they need so many people on these sort of films that someone focused but not obsessed on getting a position would stand a chance?

As I said, these are fairly specific questions, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. ;)

Subject User Time
How to be an extra / speaking role / or crew member in The Hobbit film merklynn Send a private message to merklynn May 28 2008, 7:23pm
    Good on you merklynn. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua May 28 2008, 7:34pm
    You Tease!!! *twitch* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 28 2008, 7:39pm
    Thanks so much for the info! ringbearer9 Send a private message to ringbearer9 May 28 2008, 8:20pm
    Thanks ... Elven Send a private message to Elven May 28 2008, 9:01pm
    That was most interesting! Thank you! // OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit May 29 2008, 12:26am
    Thanks for the information Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons May 29 2008, 5:49am
    Thanks, and additional info Eledhwen Send a private message to Eledhwen May 29 2008, 9:19am
    Oh wow! Smeagirl/Girllum Send a private message to Smeagirl/Girllum May 29 2008, 12:50pm
    Thanks for the insider's perspective! Idril Celebrindal Send a private message to Idril Celebrindal May 29 2008, 7:14pm
    Thank you very much.. tattooed_dwarf Send a private message to tattooed_dwarf May 29 2008, 8:40pm
        Hmm.... merklynn Send a private message to merklynn May 29 2008, 9:05pm
        We have very low unemployment levels, Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua May 29 2008, 11:26pm
            Sounds great.. tattooed_dwarf Send a private message to tattooed_dwarf Jun 6 2008, 5:32pm
    If I could rearrange my life... CreepyKrade Send a private message to CreepyKrade May 29 2008, 10:46pm
    The Bottom Line: JRandomRohirrim Send a private message to JRandomRohirrim May 31 2008, 1:17am
    Great information overlithe64 Send a private message to overlithe64 May 31 2008, 2:19pm
    Thank you!!! Altaira Send a private message to Altaira May 31 2008, 3:00pm
    Thanks a lot. Just need a bit of help Jonno2343 Send a private message to Jonno2343 Jun 1 2008, 4:33pm
        Modelpool merklynn Send a private message to merklynn Jun 1 2008, 7:04pm
            Thanks Jonno2343 Send a private message to Jonno2343 Jun 1 2008, 7:46pm
                Modelpool disappeared Jonno2343 Send a private message to Jonno2343 Jun 2 2008, 1:03pm
    Very informative;-) frodo33 Send a private message to frodo33 Jun 19 2008, 5:16am
    Hmmm... simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Sep 18 2008, 8:31pm
    Very helpful! Maravathar Send a private message to Maravathar Jan 25 2009, 11:25pm
        Answers to Question 2 merklynn Send a private message to merklynn Jan 26 2009, 12:35am
            Thanks again! Maravathar Send a private message to Maravathar Feb 1 2009, 10:13pm
                Not impossible, just not for the faint hearted merklynn Send a private message to merklynn Feb 1 2009, 10:33pm

 
 
 

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