Extras Management (X!M) is a fee-based subscription listing/calling service for background actors. Our fee structure was put in place to mutually benefit those who have open availability and can work on a regular basis, as well as those who have a limited availability. It was designed to honor our longtime courtesy credit for struggling actors that may not get picked by casting often. We offer three different options that are dependent on your standard availability for submission.
STANDARD AVAILABILITY is the cornerstone of our availability/submission system. Your standard availability is based on the days of the week our system shows you available to be submitted to casting for work. Upon registering, all prospective clients must choose or commit to a weekly schedule. Once active you can email/call in your availability to add additional dates or make yourself unavailable for a given day IF you are NOT already booked on a job.
Our monthly subscription service fee is $75. It is due upon your receipt of your monthly invoice, however by adding your card to file, you will be charged as of the 5th of each month. If you are fully available a minimum of 20 days based on your recorded standard availability and are not booked, whether that be directly, or through our service, you will receive a $50 courtesy credit for the following months service fee. If you are not booked more than once in a calendar month, whether that be directly, or through our service, you will receive a $25 credit. Courtesy credits have no cash value and are only eligible to active and fully paid service subscriptions.
If you make yourself unavailable for us to submit you, or book a job directly with casting (therefore precluding us from booking you,) there will be no courtesy discount applied to your account in the following month. Keep in mind the more days you have showing as your standard availability, the more submissions you will show up on. The more submissions you show up on, the more likely it is that you will get booked more. However, it is not at the discretion of X!M who gets booked, nor when.
Clients starting service with “Full Time” standard availability will be charged a prorated fee upon start up based on the days left in the month at a rate of $2.50 per day for the remaining days in the month that you have available to work. Courtesy credits are only applicable to your first full calendar month of service.
For clients ages 55+, the monthly service fee is $60 per month with a credit of $20 applied to the following month if only booked once, whether that be directly, or through our service, and a $40 credit if not booked at all. Prorated days for the first month will be calculated based on $2 per day.
This option is perfect for the working actor with limited availability or one who has a regular spot on a show looking to fill in days they are not already booked. Your profile is still active, your work history is visible to casting and you have the flexibility to email us the dates you know you will be available to be submitted to casting. The base fee for this level of service is $20 per month plus $2.50 for each date you make yourself available for submission with a maximum billed fee of $75. For clients ages 55+ the rate is $15 per month plus $2 per date made available for submission with a maximum billed fee of $60.
You are more than welcome to make yourself available for any one or more date(s) of the week on a consistent repeating schedule. However, being on the CIA plan, you do not have eligibility for a standard weekly availability. This means you need to provide us with your available dates either day to day, week to week, or even month to month. KEEP IN MIND the more consecutive days you show available, the more likely you are to be booked. However, it is not at the discretion of X!M who gets booked, nor when. Please keep a reasonable expectation when choosing this status of availability. Remember we are booking in the future so if you don’t give us available days in advance, you are missing tons of submissions!
Clients wishing to make themselves unavailable for extended periods of time but remain on service with an active profile on the website can exercise this option at a flat rate of $10 per calendar month. A benefit of this status is that clients will not be required to apply for one of the limited spots on the roster and risk not getting back on if they were to have gone “off service”. This status is only for complete calendar months. If you wish to upgrade your plan or availability mid-month, you will be responsible for the applicable per diem charges for every date of availability in the current month, that will reflect on your following months invoice. Clients wishing to freeze their account must have a valid credit card on file for automatic monthly billing. Please note, you must request to place your account on freeze prior to the 1st of the month.
There are no credits or refunds available for clients wishing to change their rate plan or go off service mid-month. All clients must have a valid credit card on file for monthly billing. Should your monthly charge be declined for any reason your account is subject to suspension until a new card is put on file and successfully charged, or you are subject to termination of service.