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Q: Is there much demand for foreign film extras in China?

I'm willing to start small  wink

8 years 31 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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No, there wouldn't be. Most of the scenes that they shoot in China will only have a couple of people in the shot. Unless it was a war movie where they need hundreds of people. 

You have to think of what kind of movie they can make that will need a lot of extras. Nothing comes to mind. I had a casting call when I was stationed in Texas to be an extra in the movie Friday Night Lights. They needed hundreds of people to fill the football stadium and I'm not sure how they found me, but they did.

The Friday Nights Crew contacted a group of people on the base I was at and I was one of them. They just asked me if I wanted to do it or not, and that they needed a group of people on Saturday and Sunday, and that they would take us to Houston where it was shot, and pay us like 150 dollars a day. 

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Yes there is, but I think the trick is to work at a place that has a lot of foreigners.

Right now I live south of Shanghai, where movies and shows are shot constantly, but I've never got a single request. Maybe because I'm the only foreigner at my school.

On the other hand, I used to live in a small city in Jiangsu, where I'm surprised they ever shot shows or movies, but that school hired twenty+ foreigners and they were always bugging us to be extras for 50 yuan a day.

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there is. simply look on the jobs section of echinacities and you will find some offers. there are many roles for tv commercials, movies, shows etc. it doesnt matter how old you are and how you look. if you are a 50 years old white woman u might get more jobs and pay as a 20 years old white guy (just too many of foreign students who are willing to do that kind of job for a pocketmoney)

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Be careful you don't  sell out cheap....

 

I have done several commercials videos etc..

 

I charge minimum 3500/ day (and i get it !)

 

www.weibo.com/loulanwine is one of my jobs.

 

this is NOT extra work

 

 

 

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