Here's the very important information you'll need to get started for extra work:
If you are interested in joining our services please e-mail us a picture of yourself. Once reviewed, if you have a look that we think we can use in our roster, you will receive an e-mail or phone call from Michael who runs our new faces division, inviting you with all of the specifics you'll need to attend one of our weekly orientations.
Please read this join tab thoroughly from top to bottom. There are services fees. Service fee memberships are listed further down this page. Joining information must be understood before sending a photo over for review.
Thank you and we look forward to meeting you-
Michael James Lazar
"New Faces" Division
Our registration/orientation is every Wednesday at 11:30 am and runs for about 1.5-2.5 hours.
Reserved seats are limited.
Service fees must be paid upfront at orientation.
(All service fees are listed further down this page)
Once you come aboard we will then take a range of digital pictures and register you into our roster and website.
“Cut Above” Casting Services is a very aggressive EXTRAS booking service looking for non-union clients that are "bookable", reliable, and ready to work. A booking service is the liaison between the casting director and the talent. Although we work very hard for our clients, submitting you on productions, a booking service can not guarantee work. We work very closely with over 35 different casting directors, including Central Casting, assisting them in film, television, commercial print/ background and audience work. We try and take the "leg work" out of it for you, by giving you the opportunity to submit on many productions.
We also offer an AMAZING website, networking parties, photograhers, open call auditions, industry tools and referrals, all designed, at no additional cost, to help you advance your career!
Basically, there are three ways to get booked on a production.
- Be involved in our social network: CAC hotline, Facebook, Twitter & Blog Spot!
- Keep yourself active on our availability list that goes out daily to all our casting directors.
- Be available by phone, e-mail or text, as rush calls can come in at anytime.
After you are booked you will receive an e-mail with all of your details regarding that production.
You do not have to audition to do extra work, the photo submission is in essence the audition to the casting director.
The four main things that we ask of you are:
- Show up on time
- Have a positive attitude
- Follow some really easy directions
- Show up on time
Non-union scale for extra work is as follows (this is THE scale, not OUR scale):
- 1-8 hours = $72
- 8-10 (1.5x) = $13.50 per hour.
- After 10th hour it is double time: $18 per hour.
** Of course there are "bumps" and "upgrades", but they are only possible if you are on the set. In addition, we often work on non-union productions that pay a much higher rate. So you really never know, you just need to be on set~
Films are averaging about 10-13 hours a day, but each production is in charge of when to let you go. THEY WILL NOT LET YOU LEAVE EARLY! Although, every once in awhile the do "wrap" early.
Think you got what it takes to do extra work?
Then let's get you started
If after reviewing our information you are interested in joining our services please e-mail us a picture of yourself. Once reviewed, you will receive and e-mail or phone call from Mike, who runs our new faces division, inviting you, with all of the specifics to one of our weekly orientations.
Just so you know, ALL calling services charge, in case extra work is new for you. Most services range from $50.00 - $80.00, with registration fees.
All service fee packages must be paid upfront, in full.
We offer 3, 6 and 12 month plans to help bring down your cost.
Here is our price chart: (Please come with exact change. For safety reasons we do not carry change in our loft location)
| Package Plans
$80/month - Your initial payment will be $170.00 upfront. This will cover your first 2 months, as well as, a onetime profile processing fee.
$80/month -At this time our union roster is closed.
||$75 per mo.
||$295.00 (free CAC garment bag!)
||$49 per mo.
|$395.00 Best Deal! (free CAC garment bag!)
$33 per mo
At Cut Above we hope that we have come up with ways to accommodate your finances and still enable you to have many opportunities to work.
Thanks for your time and interest. We look forward to working you!