Five reasons to become a background casting agent

Background casting is an art. You have to find the right supporting artists, no matter the size of the crowd, often within a short space of time.

This is no mean feat. But with POP’s tech doing the work of a small army, you can cast anything - like it’s nothing.

Extras being filmed on a movie set

You don’t even need to work in casting already. As long as you’re experienced working with supporting artists and have a project lined up (or the connections to secure one), POP can give you the tools to succeed.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Here’s why becoming a POP-powered casting agent might be the career for you.

Make money

With the right project, background casting has huge earning potential. You’ll take a percentage in commission from every artist’s gross daily earnings (POP charges an admin fee to the artist, which is taken from their gross pay). With POP’s tech making it easy to handle hundreds of artists at once, you can see how quickly your income adds up.

Plus with POP, you only pay when you play, so there’s no cost between projects.

Be your own boss

Starting your own business means you call the shots. Choose which projects to take on and work whenever - and wherever - you want.

Fit work around your lifestyle, not the other way around. And if you hate the office - ditch it! You’re in control.

Leverage your network

If you’ve spent time nurturing influential relationships, don’t put these to waste. Capitalise on your contacts and use these to secure your first project.

Do what you love

With POP’s tech doing the work of a small army, you’re free to focus on the job at hand: finding the right faces, no matter the size of the crowd.

Say goodbye to menial tasks which leave you unfulfilled. Put your creativity to good use and join the ranks of epic casting agents who are playing a key role in film and TV production.

Deliver “the impossible”

Offer productions a seamless process from booking to payment, plus free access to Chitless, our industry leading paperless payment solution. Once you’ve shown them what’s possible with POP, they’ll never look back.

Want to know more?

Check out POP's guide to becoming a background casting agent.

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