OCC Non-Union Extras
Hello! Thanks for your interest in registering for our NON-UNION Extras Division!
**** IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN CHICAGO-LAND (within 50 square mile radius) AND ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR EXTRA WORK ON A REGULAR BASIS THEN DO NOT REGISTER – Thank you.
We are currently taking submissions from people who are interested in doing NON-UNION EXTRA work AND who are able to work as a local in the Chicago-land area. You don’t have to be an actor to register with us, but you do need to be a responsible adult. If under 16 years make sure your parent/guardian is aware and that you are registering and help you obtain a work permit (we can aid in that).
A LINK TO REGISTER IS AVAILABLE AFTER THE INFORMATION BELOW
The below link will lead you to a Casting Networks registration page where you can create a free profile that will be associated with OCC Extras Casting. (Even if you already have an existing account with Casting Networks, you must still create a new profile for OCC Extras Casting). This entire process is free for you. You will never have to pay us or Casting Networks any fees, and we will only contact you if we think you’re the right fit for a job.
IMPORTANT – Please upload your own photo, as this is how we will be able to submit you to our clients. Please see the following instructions:
Must be a .jpeg format.
Please – no “selfies”. Have a friend help you, or set your camera’s timer!
Must be well lit, no shadows on your face (no sunglasses, no hats, face forward).
YOU should be spotlighted; its best if the background of your photo is a solid color, like a blank wall.
Once you’ve filled out your profile and uploaded a photo, you will officially be in our database to be considered for projects — An active profile means that we will be able to reach out to you directly via the email listed on your account, for projects that we think you’re right for, so please stand-by until you hear from us!
It’s EXTREMELY important to make sure that your information is ACCURATE & 100% honest when completing the application with NO exaggerations. We especially need accurate sizes, physical descriptions, and your most reliable email and phone number, as this is how you will hear about projects. Anyone without this information in their profile cannot be considered for work. Also, that means keeping it up to date on those much needed abilities and special skills that you have.
Please do not mark any boxes in the “Union Affiliations” section of your profile unless you are a CURRENT dues paying member of SAG/AFTRA.
Lastly, OCC EXTRAS will not be acting as your agent. We are an Extras casting company. Regarding payment, you will be paid directly from the client, production company, Ad Agency or payroll service. Payment will NEVER come from OCC EXTRAS and we will never be considered your Employer or Agent.