INTERESTED IN BEING A BACKGROUND PERFORMER?
Control your own schedule?
Exciting work in Film & TV?
WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?
GET STARTED IN FIVE EASY STEPS
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your photos, union status, and any other applicable information so we can get to know you! If there is room in the database, we will send you a link to register.
WHAT PHOTOS SHOULD I UPLOAD?
A photo from your smartphone will do! Just make sure you are well lit and in front of a neutral background.
You will need the following to register:
A headshot from below your shoulders to just above your head.
A full-frame photo from your feet to just above your head.
A Workplace Safety Certificate from the Ministry of Labour is required by law to work in Ontario. Make sure you have either a digital or physical copy on hand whenever you are on set. You can complete this course through the following
You will also need documents to prove your Ontario residency. For a list of documents this could include, check our
3. RECEIVE OPPORTUNITIES
Welcome to the database!
We will email you detailed work opportunities which you can either
If accepted by casting, we will send you an email confirming
you are booked which you can either
Then, we will send you all the relevant info needed to get you working!
Please note, this can happen as late as the night before you are scheduled to work.
4. START WORKING!
Sign-in to "Background Holding" on time
Be respectful, professional, and have fun!
Fill out voucher and retain your copy
Make sure to use your own address on your vouchers.
For help on filling out vouchers, check out our
5. PAY COMMISSION
Once you have worked you will receive payment in the mail directly from production. If you haven't received payment after two weeks send us an email at email@example.com with the subject line:
"PRODUCTION NAME - DAYS YOU WORKED - YOUR NAME"
For ACTRA Full Members & Apprentice performers
Email a photograph of all your paperwork (cheques, cheque stubs, voucher) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line:
We will then send you a commission invoice with a link for payment by card.
One missed payment will remove you from the database.
For AABP & Non-union performers
Once you have worked, you will receive a flat fee invoice for commission to the email address on file. Please process payment as soon as possible.
YOU ARE YOUR OWN BOSS.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS AND BEHAVIOUR ON AND OFF SET. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT FOREFRONT DOES NOT CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ITS DATABASE MEMBERS OR OTHERWISE INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUND OF ITS DATABASE MEMBERS. FOREFRONT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OR PERFORMANCE OF ITS DATABASE MEMBERS.
Check out our FAQ page or send us an email! Most questions can be answered by the production you are working on, but we're always here and happy to help.