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Not impossible, just not for the faint hearted

merklynn
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Feb 1 2009, 10:33pm


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I think her article is a good reality check, but she does describe it as being impossible which it surely isn't. As has been said before, you'd need to be in the country with a work visa, most likely Wellington, as you can't hope to get to half of the locations that the local papers may advertise in. But in any case, local papers are not the way I am recommending. Do research into the largest NZ talent agencies. Then pick the biggest couple and read up on how you can get in their books. I assume you'd be in NZ with a work visa and then, as I did (remember I'm a New Zealander so I lived there already) go along for an interview with them. Tell them you are interested in extra and featured extra work. Some may require you to do some sort of 10 night class on basics of modeling and acting and want you to pay for it first, as well as pay for photos and your contact card. The only thing you really should have to do is pay for your contact card, I believe they usually put it together from photos taken of you professionally.

So provided you are legally allowed to work in NZ, and get with the biggest talent agencies in NZ, basing yourself in Wellington, I'd say your chances as an extra are very high. Again, you need to be available to work unusual times and with short notice, so you need a flexible part time job to sustain you.. You will not make enough as an extra to pay your bills alone.

It is certainly extremely tough, but so long as you are aware of the realities and prepared to face them, you could become a small part in a movie history.

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(This post was edited by merklynn on Feb 1 2009, 10:34pm)

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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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