People, Places, Business

Mad Dog Casting

1000 new supporting artists needed for film and TV in Wales

Mad Dog Casting, one of the UK’s leading casting agencies is recruiting for new supporting artists to work on a new BBC costume drama set in 15th century Italy. This is an opportunity to work on amazing sets and with bespoke period costumes under a top Hollywood Director. Shooting is taking place in Swansea, and pay will be about £95 per day.  Applicants for this exciting opportunity must have good availability and be reliable; Mad Dog is looking for people from a range of ethnic backgrounds and all ages from 16 years upwards.

To qualify anyone who is interested must apply  to Mad Dog Casting now by going to http://www.maddogcasting.com/ and clicking on apply. Mad Dog will be inviting successful applicants to a registration in Swansea on the 14th and 15th September.

Mad Dog has worked on some of the biggest feature films of recent years including the Bond films, Pirates of the Caribbean and Oscar winning Hugo as well as a host of well known TV series and commercials. Mad Dog is working on a range of projects in Wales and is keen to attract the best supporting artists, and many new people to its books.

The film and TV industry in Wales is booming, some of the best known TV series are filmed in Wales including Dr. Who, Casualty, and Being Human. Allison Dowzell from BAFTA Wales said, “The fact that Mad Dog needs more extras is a sign of how vibrant the film and TV scene is here in Wales. Wales enjoys many advantages in the creative industries from an engaged government, its own public service television channel and of course strong commitment from BBC in both the national and network output. Our creative industries are in a constant state of evolution and this can provide great employment opportunities for the whole range of people involved in filmmaking from catering to crew to actors and directors.”  

Rosena Robson from Mad Dog Casting, a leading casting agency for supporting artists, said today “This is an exciting time to be an extra in the UK; we are keen to attract lots of new people in Wales to apply now as we believe that demand will continue to grow. There are so many bodies nationally and regionally working together to bring more TV and film production to Wales. Being an extra fits in with many people’s work or lifestyles, and our extras have amazing stories to tell about their experiences”.