Toronto is known as Canada's film capital with many movies and T.V. shows filmed in the city each year. In fact, Toronto one of the most filmed cities in the world. Blockbuster films like Suicide Squad, Mean Girls, and The Shape of Water and television shows like The Handmaid's Tale and American Gods were all filmed in Toronto.
It's known as Hollywood North for good reason! With so many productions happening around the city, companies are constantly looking for extras and part-time actors. If you're an aspiring thespian, there's no better place to be.
This summer, head on down to Toronto and you can catch your big break! Here's a list of all the companies and production studios that are looking to hire people like you for summer productions!
TL;DR MTLBlog brings you a list of major production companies that are looking to hire extras and actors in Toronto.
Whether you're pursuing work as a background extra or are seeking a more involved role in a film or T.V. production, Toronto has opportunities aplenty. For the most part, working on film or T.V. sets, no matter the role, is a great way to get your name out there if you're looking for a career in the industry.
The pay is quite decent as well. Unlike some Quebec productions that aren't obliged to pay non-unionized background actor, extras in Toronto can make upwards of $14 per hour. Even though you might be standing around all day waiting for your roll call, getting paid to make contacts in the movie industry seems like a good way to spend a day.
Without further ado, here are the companies that want to hire you for movie and T.V. production work today!
EBoss lists hundreds of potential jobs that you can independently apply for. Second City, the Obsidian Theatre, and even Netflix are currently looking for actors from all walks of life. Check out the listings here!
Toronto Film Extras is an agency that matches you with small roles and background parts for many film and television productions. You can find roles on Orphan Black and Star Trek: Discovery, for instance! Check them out here.
Mandy lists a huge amount of roles for indie productions and advertising campaigns. Ever wanted to act in a mattress commercial? Check out Mandy Toronto here.
Castcaller is a great resource if you're unaffiliated with an agency because they post all kinds of productions that non-unionized actors can get in on. Check them out here!
For a small registration fee, aspiring actors can have access to ACTRA's bank of resources. This is probably the best way to go if you want to make a career of it because the AABP certification is the first step to becoming a full-fledged unionized actor, which will get you a significantly better hourly wage while on set!
There are many opportunities in Toronto but act fast because the best jobs often get filled quickly!
If you've ever dreamed of being an actor, there's no better time and no better city than Toronto to make your Hollywood dreams a reality.