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Film and Television Extras

Overview

Film and television extras, also known as background performers, have the nonspeaking roles in films and TV shows. They work in the background of film scenes, following the orders of directors and crew members. They may work in crowd scenes, or may simply be one of a few people among the principal performers.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Creative

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Film and Television Director

Principal Actor

Special Ability Extra or Day Player

Film and Television Extra

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