OnCue Talent is an Extras Agency placing ordinary people into film, TV series and commercials. It is made up of a team of dedicated professionals with over 30 years experience in the production industry.
Why Should I Join OnCue Talent?
OnCue Talent Agency look after High Profile Major Feature Films, Popular Commercial TV Series & TV Movies, Big Brand TV Commercials and Large Billboard, Print and Media Campaigns.
So rest assured, OnCue Talent Agency only work with the best professionals in the Australian and International Film and Media Industry.
Therefore you will have the best experience with highly trained crew and staff, cared for in terms of catering, health and safety, work permit, child permits and all above and beyond all legal and industry requirements
When Can I Start Being Pitched?
Right now. We’re currently seeking fresh faces to fill roles as extras, featured extras and bit-part players in Melbourne-based film and TV productions.
Once your OnCue Profile is up and completed with your professional casting photos you will be submitted for all roles that you fit the criteria for.
How Much Can I Earn?
Payment varies dependent on the assignment and on your role:
- Film & TV Extra rates are a minimum of $109.99 for a 4 hour call
The minimum pay rates supported by the Media and Arts Alliance is a mimum of $27.47 per hour with a minium of 4 hours work per call. TV Commercials are paid at a higher rate depending on usage rights and length of contract
- Featured Extras rates are approx 40% more
- Loadings can add an additional 25 – 50% more. For example, the Actors Feature Film Agreement shows a 25% loading for International rights.
- TV & Film Wardrobe Fittings are $109.99. (You get paid to play dress up!)
- Overtime, Cencellation Fees and Reschedule Allowances are also paid
- Holiday Pay is also paid out on all Feature Films and TV
- Residuals are also paid if a production is successful and shown overseas or ends up reaching a certain box office target.
- TV Commercial rates range from $200 to $20,000 dependent on the role and the usage
- Still photography rates range from $200 to $15,000 for the day, dependent on role and usage.
What Is The Selection Process?
We select and present our talent based on a wide range of profile criteria.
What If I Am Successful?
If your application is successful and you join our agency, you will receive your own Oncue Profile, a Casting Profile, and your very own Professional Casting Photos.
How are talent promoted?
We promote our talent each day to the widest range of production companies, advertising agencies, filmmakers and photographers.
In Our Talent’s Own Words
I had such a great time over the last two days working with the amazing Aussie talent in Offspring. Getting to see the inner workings and behind the scenes of what goes into producing what will most likely end up being only about 5 minutes of television was mind blowing.
The Dog Fight shoot was great on Saturday and surprisingly easy to get up super early for it! was nice to be involved in just a small way on a massive production like that. There was a nice vibe from everyone, crew and other extras.
Attended the shoot today for Nowhere Boys, it was good fun, the people were all very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the experience enormously. The crew and other extras were all great. Thanks for the opportunity. I am looking forward to the next one.
It was a fabulous experience and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The other extras and the cast and crew were all so friendly and helpful. Apparently, I resembled someone from an earlier shoot, so they asked me to stay on and film some “pickups”. I am really looking forward to hopefully being a part of future jobs.
Thank you for that amazing role on Leftovers. It was the best fun. Long hours, but I met some fabulous people…., we were treated very well and all the costume, make up, props, catering, all was so well organised and every one so friendly. Also, I was out today on Wentworth It was the total opposite, being taken by the guard for another drug test. I managed to get the smile of my face and become a cranky inmate. This is the best work I have ever done and look forward to many more different experiences.
Today was fantastic on the set of Newton’s Law.. I loved playing my extra role and Neil, one of the directors, was awesome to work with. I look forward to more opportunity to play extra roles And also I’m very Interested if you ever have any auditions I’m suitable for.
This is so great…. I was a Legal Aid Client for 6 hours woohooo and also new series. OMG my dream has come true of having an opportunity on WENTWORTH 🙂 !!! im so excited thank you so much !!!
I worked yesterday on Sevens Types of Ambiguity, what a great day, the ABC staff were so friendly and the other extras and I loved it. It was fun and I learnt a lot. I would do it all again in a heartbeat.
I wish to thank you for all the info you have sent me over the years and months and has been quite a ‘journey’ as they say over the time I have done different little skits here and there whether it is photo shoots (which I love) or dancing along the banks of the Murray with Curtis of Coles (last March) it’s been lots of fun as at my age 65 that’s the way we ‘retiredees or oldies’ take it and not to get upset if it is still on the cutting room floor. All good!
Thank you for getting me the chance to be on The Warriors! It has certainly been an awesome experience and I’ve met some great people and learnt a lot.