Effortlessly Get Work on a Filmset

Tamara was hired as an extra for $600 to walk in the background of a commercial. To get the job, all she did was make another connection like she’d done a million times before, chat with them a bit on a shoot, and shortly after had an opportunity for a fun, easy job with great pay dropped at her feet. The same thing will be happening to you, too, with just a bit of effort on your part. We know that success in the entertainment industry is all about making connections, so how exactly is that done? Well, there’s quite a bit to it, but the basis of it is this: become magnetic. Be thoughtful and giving, put everything you have into each job and people will love you for…

Bogie! What does that mean?

Do you know the terms used over walkie? Have you ever heard this term used? Bogie. Why is this term so important? Well… It’s a fast shorthand to say that someone is coming into a shot that’s not part of the scene. It’s the PA job to make sure no one walks into a scene when we’re rolling. That’s why when shooting on a busy street, PA do crowd control (so people don’t walk through the shot). Everybody who is in the shot is a paid actor either doing background work or is a principal actor. Sometimes a bogie can be a person in a car, that they realize is in the shot. And then the PA kindly asks the person to leave because they are in the shot. A…