Extra Jobs – how to become a movie extra


Are you looking for extra auditions?

well you may not have to look too far because 100’s of movies are filming this year all over the United States.

Being an extra can be a lot of fun and it will also give you bragging rights about being in a movie! Most large productions will also pay their extras. Extras don’t normally make a lot of money but in this economy anything helps.

The Hobbit 2012 / 2013

If you are looking to work as an extra, 2012 is a great year to find work as an extra and get into a movie. There are so many big movies being shot now. Below is a list of all the movies that will most likely need extras. All these films will be shot in 2012 for a 2013 theatrical release.

The good news is that you don’t need to live in Hollywood to get into the movie. These films will be shot all over the U.S. and people living in many states will have a chance to participate in a film as an extra or a stand in.

Ironman 3

So if you want to work in any of the below films keep yours eyes open for when production begins and we will keep you updated on anything new.

There are dozens of movies shooting at any time and some of them like “Grown Ups 2” which is now filming on the East Coast needs thousands of extras.

as is the Lone Ranger , Iron Man 3 and Empire State in New Orleans

So have a look at the list of movies that are filming now or will be filming shortly in 2013 and 2013. Maybe one of these movies will be filming in your area giving you a great opportunity to become a movie extra.


And remember, there should never be a fee to become an extra in a movie or TV show.  Being an extra is work and when people work, they get paid.


Movies filming in 2012 for a 2013 realease

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Timur Bekmambetov This is a futuristic take on the famous book by Jules Verne in which Professor Aronnax, his assistant Conseil and a professional harpooner try to solve a mystery about a whale that sinks ships.
21 and Over Jon Lucas, Scott Moore 11/2/2012
300: Battle of Artemisia Noam Murro 8/1/2013
7 Minutes in Heaven Jack Bender 7/9/2013 At a party, two teens spend seven minutes in a closet as part of a game, but when they return to their friends, they find them all dead.
A Good Day to Die Hard John Moore 2/14/2013 Bruce Willis returns in another Die Hard movie
After Earth M. Night Shyamalan 6/5/2013 With Will and Jaden Smith
Akira Part one of a two-part live action adaptation of the 1988 anime film, “Akira”, in which the leader of a biker gang tries to save his kidnapped friend from a powerful supernatural experiment.
American Idiot Michael Mayer 7/7/2013 Green Day – The music of Green Day weaves in and out of a story about three friends who grew up together in the same small town.
Area 52
Bad Santa 2 Billy Bob Thornton returns as the Bad Santa
Battle of the Year: The Dream Team Benson Lee 1/25/2013 An American b-boy crew heads to France to compete at the Battle of the Year International Championships.
Beautiful Creatures Richard LaGravenese 2/7/2013 A supernatural drama centered on a local teenager and the mysterious new girl in town who uncover dark secrets about their respective families.
Berberian Sound Studio Peter Strickland
Boilerplate J.J. Abrams
Broken City Allen Hughes 1/10/2013 Ex cop finds a scandel –  Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kyle Chandler
Captain Phillips Paul Greengrass 3/22/2013 Sailors encounter Somali pirates with Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, Chris Mulkey
Carrie Kimberly Peirce 3/14/2013 The classic horror film rets remade- Carrie unleashes her powers on the kids who taunted her starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Celal Taskiran
Catching Fire Francis Lawrence 11/22/2013 The sequel to the very popular Hunger games that came out in 2012
Cleopatra David Fincher Angelina Jolie stars as Cleopatra – movie about her rise to power
Cobra: The Space Pirate Alexandre Aja Sci Fi – travel to Mars
Dan Dare
Despicable Me 2 Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud 6/27/2013
Dirty Dancing Kenny Ortega 7/26/2013
Elysium Neill Blomkamp 2/27/2013 with Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga
Ender’s Game Gavin Hood 11/1/2013
Escape from Planet Earth Callan Brunker 2/14/2013 Sci Fi feature with Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, James Gandolfini, Jessica Alba
Fast Flash to Bang Time W. Peter Iliff Two troubled FBI agents track down a dangerous kidnapper in Las Vegas.
Gambit Michael Hoffman 1/11/2013 A man seeks revenge with Stanley Tucci, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Colin Firth
Grown Ups 2 – extras wanted Dennis Dugan 7/12/2013 starring Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Ricci, Anton Yelchin, Jayma Mays – the blue crew is coming back in this sequel
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Tommy Wirkola 1/10/2013 Hansel and Gretle grew up to become with hunters starring  Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen
Have Space Suit, Will Travel 7/11/2013
Hitchcock Sacha Gervasi
Houdini Francis Lawrence A look at the famous magician
Hyperion Scott Derrickson
I, Frankenstein Stuart Beattie 2/21/2013 The Frankenstein monster is stuck in a battle
Identity Thief Seth Gordon 5/10/2013 A comedy with Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho, Amanda Peet
Infinitely Polar Bear Maya Forbes
Insidious 2 James Wan
Iron Man 3 click here for extras Shane Black 4/24/2013 Robert Downey Jr is back as Tony Stark / Iron Man along with Don Cheadle as Rhodey (War Machine)
Jack the Giant Killer Bryan Singer 3/20/2013
Leafmen Chris Wedge 5/17/2013 An army of bugs summon mythical creatures known as Leaf Men to help them protect their garden from an evil spider queen. Based on a children’s book by William Joyce.
Leafmen Chris Wedge 5/17/2013
Legend Jonathan Levine
Machete Kills Robert Rodriguez Machete is back – Amber Heard, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez
Machete Kills Again… In Space! Robert Rodriguez Machete returns one more time
Magic Kingdom Jon Favreau
Man of Steel Zack Snyder 6/13/2013 starring Henry Cavill, Russe; Crowe, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams
Me and My Shadow Alessandro Carloni 11/8/2013 with Kate Hudson, Bill Hader, Josh Gad
Mighty Mouse A remake of the classic cartoon
Monsters University Dan Scanlon 6/20/2013 Monsters inc animated prequel – Mike and Sulley during their days at the University of Fear — when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends.
Mortal Kombat Kevin Tancharoen
Mr. and Mrs. Jones 7/6/2013 Same plot as Mr. And Mrs Smith, married assasins – A married couple who both work as assassins-for-hire find out that they’ve been secretly commissioned to kill each other.
Myst A young lady stumbles upon a ancient civilization with the ability to travel to countless worlds using special books. Her presence casts the society into upheaval, causing a dramatic chain of events.
Night at the Carriage House Steven James Creazzo 7/5/1905 A murdered starlet from Hollywood’s Golden Age returns from the dead to torment the manipulative young actress chosen to play her in a movie.
Now You See Me Louis Leterrier 1/18/2013 FBI agents track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Oblivion Joseph Kosinski 4/18/2013 Sci Fi feature about an alien world starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko
Oz: The Great and Powerful Sam Raimi 3/7/2013 The Wizard of OZ before Dorothy came along
Parker Taylor Hackford 1/25/2013 starring Jason Stathom, Nick Nolte, Michael Chklis,. Jennifer Lopez
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Thor Freudenthal 3/26/2013 Percy Jackson, son of Poseiden returns starring  Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Nathan Fillion
Phineas and Ferb 7/26/2013 with Ashley Tisdale, Alyson Stoner, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dee Bradley Baker
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
R.I.P.D. Robert Schwentke 6/20/2013 Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker
Red Band Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill 1/25/2013
Risk 7/10/2013
RoboCop Josa Padilha 8/8/2013 The 80’s or so flick gets a reboot stars Joel Kinnaman
Robopocalypse Steven Spielberg 7/3/2013 Sci Fi about a robot uprising
Safe Haven Lasse Hallström 2/8/2013 Keira Knightley, Josh Duhamel
Scary Movie 5 Malcolm D. Lee 1/11/2013 with Anna Faris and Regina Hall
Serena Susanne Bier
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Robert Rodriguez
Singularity Roland Emmerich 11/11/2013 starring Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield – post apocalyptic
Splinter Cell Isn’t this a game
Tarzan Craig Brewer 7/5/2013
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D John Luessenhop 1/3/2013 A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-yielding killer is part of the reward
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun Peter Jackson
The Bitter Pill Steven Soderbergh 2/8/2013 A woman hooked on meds – Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones
The Croods Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders 3/21/2013 Comedy film starring Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener
The End of the World Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen 6/14/2013 Directed by Seth Rogan and starring Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Emma Watson, James Franco
The Evil Dead Fede Alvarez 4/12/2013
The Fast and the Furious 6 Justin Lin 5/22/2013 Because 5 of these was not enough
The Forever War Ridley Scott
The Hangover Part III Todd Phillips 5/22/2013 The hangover just keeps going in another comedy with Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Mike Tyson
The Hobbit: There and Back Again Peter Jackson 12/11/2013 The hobbits from Lord of the Ring fame return for a brand new adventure with Bilbo Baggins
The Host Andrew Niccol 3/27/2013 From the same writer as the Twilight series
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) Tom Six 7/8/2013
The Iceman Ariel Vromen The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
The Last Photograph Zack Snyder
The Last Stand Jee-woon Kim 1/17/2013
The Little Mermaid Ron Clements, John Musker
The Lone Ranger click here Gore Verbinski 5/30/2013 Johnny Depp as Tonto
The Mortal Instruments Harald Zwart 8/23/2013 When her mom is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by some creature, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray, finds out truths about her past and bloodline on her quest to get her back, that changes her entire life.
The Passage Matt Reeves
The Rivals John Madden 7/12/2013
The Seventh Son Sergey Bodrov 10/18/2013 18th century adventure with Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Alicia Vikander
The Smurfs 2 Raja Gosnell 7/31/2013
The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese Stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a Wall Steet stockbrocker
The Wolverine James Mangold 7/24/2013 Hugh Jackman returns in this X-Men spinn off
Thor 2 Alan Taylor 11/15/2013 Sequel to last years Thor – stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård
Trance Danny Boyle 7/4/1905 A thriller centered around a botched art heist that pits two men against one another, though they both develop unusual relationships with the same woman
Turbo David Soren 7/18/2013
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Francis Lawrence
Untitled Chronicles of Riddick Sequel David Twohy Riddick is back and fighting for his life again – Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista
Untitled Henry Selick 3-D Project Henry Selick 10/4/2013
Untitled Ice Cube/David O. Russell Project
Untitled Red Sequel Dean Parisot 8/2/2013
Untitled Star Trek Sequel / Star Trek 2 J.J. Abrams 5/15/2013 Spock, Kirk and the crew return in this sci fi adventure
Walking with Dinosaurs 3D Neil Nightingale, Barry Cook 10/9/2013
Warm Bodies Jonathan Levine 2/1/2013 Zombie romance film with  Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco
World War Z Marc Forster 6/21/2013 Bradd pitt – A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.
Zombies Vs. Robots


10 thoughts on “Extra Jobs – how to become a movie extra

  1. fatia

    I would like to be a part of all of the movies.

  2. Jeanpierre Moreno Serna

    I want to be part of disney channel.

  3. tomaro winfrey

    I would love to become an extra and do film and movies.

  4. Lawanna Gunn

    I would love to be a extra in a movie. I’ve played an extra in a movie before.

    1. Lawanna Gunn

      I would like to be an extra in Hangover 3

  5. Zoe Nicewander

    my name is Zoe
    i’m 15 years old.
    hair color:ginger/straight-will dye
    weight:100lbs [very skinny]
    I look older…not much though.
    I can act very good.
    I would like to take part in zombie films…or any superhero movies[thor, ironman.]
    I can comprehend good, cry on cue, i listen great to direction.
    contact me with any further information if intrested. [:

    I also think i would be amazing in the little mermaid. Ive always been so fascinated with mermaids, plus I act tremendously great. my hairs already red. 🙂

  6. Makayla Watson

    My name is Makayla and I am 12 years old turning 13 in October. I would love to be an extra on Grown Ups 2!!! I love to act and I can do back flips because I used to be a competitive gymnast! So please think of hiring me as an extra on Grown Ups 2…or any movie!

    1. Makayla Watson

      Its Makayla again and I would also love 2 be on catching fire!!

  7. Kelly Flanagan

    I would love to be an extra in any of the above movies.I would really like to be one in catching fire or 7 minutes in heaven but any of the movies would be great.It would be a big oppurtunity and i would love to be a part of it.

  8. Diedra

    I would love to work as an extra. Being in Iron Man 3 would be awesome. I love the first 2 Iron Man movies and I just saw the avengers. I really want to say that I was a part of the project, no matter how small the role is. Extra, background, whatever, I just want to be in the movie and I hope I have the chance to do it.

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