Check out the lovely Tawanda's Video. If you get on set, chances are you will bump into him. Tawanda has had almost 70 jobs in 2021, all whilst finishing Uni!
It really is the best second job in the ... read more »
Tracey's Video talks about her guest role on Shortland Street.
Many of our extras become featured extras on set with no experience needed. You just need to show up with a great attitude! ... read more »
Khong's video talks about how he gets to work from Hamilton! We have a small handful of super reliable talent who live in Hamilton and do jobs in Auckland. Our website makes it easy to chose what ... read more »
I have been with BGT for quite a many years now, and it was always lovely to work with those guys!
As my work hours are very flexible, it was always a fantastic & fun way to top up my income.
So ... read more »
Awesome!!! Would be the one word I would use to describe my experience with BGT.
Thank you so much for the opportunities I have had, I NEVER expected that I would do something so fun and cool. Such a ... read more »
Signing up with BGT is a great way to meet new people and have fun working at the same time.
Everyone in the office is really helpful and kind.
I have been with BGT since October 2019 and have had ... read more »
I have personally appreciated the team at BGT, who work hard to link people into roles, and who are always there to answer questions or concerns with honesty and kindness. This experience has been so ... read more »
Since joining BGT early 2020 they have put me through for a lot of great jobs and very soon I had an audition and 2 extra roles. They are a professional, reputable company, a friendly team with ... read more »
Since the beginning of 2020, I have been working with BGT for different exciting projects. As my dream is to become an artist, BGT has granted me with some wonderful chances and unbelievable ... read more »
I joined BGT late last year and have found them to be complete Superstars!
BGT are so friendly and easy to work with.
The website gives you access to everything you could possibly want and is easy to ... read more »
Thanks for the welcoming me into the BGT family.
I joined back in August 2019 and have starred on Shortland Street. Haven’t had a chance yet to star in any commercials or films but I know that ... read more »
I became part of the BGT family in January this year and so far I've had a few interesting and amazing jobs. This is something I had never done before and I am loving every minute of it. BGT Staff ... read more »
I want to thank BGT for taking me on board as a Queensland based actor since 2019. They have been super supportive & providing the opportunity for so much work 🙂 I am really looking forward to ... read more »
Work at BGT is more like a day of fun and conversation with a bunch of outgoing and friendly people, it doesn't feel like work if you're a social person! It's not a bad way to earn $150 a day, easy ... read more »
I joined BGT on a whim in March 2018, because I was out of work and needed something that would get myself out the door and into the world. After a bizarre introduction to the life of a film extra ... read more »
I joined bgt on a whim and it has brought me and my 3kids so much fun, new skills new knowledge of how the film industry works, have meet amazing friends, and who can call it work when it's such fun. ... read more »
Nga mihi BGT for many opportunities and submissions to be an extra. We signed up at the start of the year and because I work during the day my availability is limited. However we are grateful as a ... read more »
I have only been with BGT for a short time, and I wish to thank you and the team at BGT for your professionalism.
I feel that you work very hard for the talent on your books to date, you have ... read more »
I started with BGT in October 2019 an I have been to a variety of jobs and none of them have been the same. The BGT Extra's have always made me feel so welcomed on the sets. BGT staff are amazing, ... read more »
Thanks team BGT. I have been with BGT for 3+ years. I can honestly say this is my favorite hobby. You can have loads of fun being an evil elf one day, a rugby player the next or so many other cool ... read more »
I can never express how grateful I am with the girls at BGT. I flew in from the USA with just a little money, and the hopes that I would be able to take part in one of my childhood dreams. Not only ... read more »
I joined BGT after my husband and my son. It was really nice to work as a family in some production. I got a lots opportunities to work in tv series, movie and tv commercials. I love it because each ... read more »
Working with BGT has been fun and exciting. I get heaps of submissions every week so I know they're always working hard to get my name and face out there to the casting directors. They're always fast ... read more »
I have been with BGT for 12 years and very happy with the whole experience.
Initially I thought I would just be an extra but I have had featured roles in a number of tv programmes, it's great to be ... read more »
My daughter and I are so happy with BGT as our agent. You are always helpful and caring. And thank you for helping me make a video, giving my daughter advice with American accent and so on... I ... read more »
This my second time round. I was with BGT when they were still called Background Talent, at the time of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Then work got in the way, but upon loosing my job a few ... read more »
I have only been with BGT since February 2020 - 2 months, and I have already had 5 jobs! It's been so exciting and I have really enjoyed the experiences and meeting new people, from all walks of ... read more »
I joined BGT in November 2019 and have really enjoyed my time. The BGT team is really kind and easy to communicate with which is great! I’ve loved the variety in job opportunities and have been ... read more »
Working with BGT offers great opportunities to be a part of exciting projects, surrounded by lovely people and is very enjoyable. You're getting paid to have fun, as part of a diverse and supportive ... read more »
I retired from my stressful life as a shift worker and found out about BGT from a friend , at 60 my Family were gently ribbing me about it being unlikely that I would be getting a part ,Then when I ... read more »
I joined my husband working for BGT in 2005, after seeing how much fun and extra money he was making in the short time he had been with the company. Since then I have had endless intriguing roles on ... read more »
My first work experience in NZ was with BGT and I could not start better! This outstanding Agency, with friendly and truly professional staff team, lots of opportunities to work in cool projects and ... read more »
Working with BGT has been going great, a lot of different roles, locations and always new people to meet. It has been a really nice experience working with them, they always try to help if you have ... read more »
I joined BGT when they recruited me at their BGT stand at Big Boys Toys in November 2015. I had received free tickets for the show and it was a last minute decision to go. A decision definitely worth ... read more »
I started with BGT in mid 2016 and I really enjoy knowing that each job I do is different from the last one, different skills and acting changes each time. The opportunities I have been put forward ... read more »
So far I have played a Roman senator, a judge, I've been on Shortland Street and Brokenwood Mysteries as well as a number of films and TV commercials. It's great fun and I love the work and being ... read more »
Flexibility is the key to working as an extra which is why it fits well with my lifestyle, and BGT’s user-friendly calendar system and hard-working staff make the process extremely accessible. ... read more »
I would like to say that the girls at BGT are very professional and helpful in getting me a role on a TV program or a movie. I have been with BGT since October 2015 and have been on five different ... read more »
I have been with BGT since 2010. One of the things I love about this work is it really doesn’t matter what you look like. Tall or short, thin or thick, African or Irish, there is always a role ... read more »
I have been with BGT for almost 2 years and omg how famous am I (amongst family and friends anyway) As of recent months I've had featured roles in Shortland Street, Online photos for a well known ... read more »
I signed up with BGT at an expo in Oct 2015 and have had a blast working on both TV and in movies I have meet the most amazing people, enjoyed a behind the scenes sneak peek at some of the most ... read more »
I approached BGT a year ago. I got my first job within 2 days of signing up with BGT. One thing I liked about BGT was their flexibility and how it suited my lifestyle being the busy person I am. I ... read more »
I’ started with BGT in 2012 and absolutely love it! I’ve played just about every character you can imagine from a cop to a criminal. My first shoot on Shortland Street got me hooked. The ... read more »
I signed up with BGT the day after I retired 3 years ago. All the staff of BGT are friendly and helpful and it has been great fun working on the various jobs that BGT have put me forward for. I ... read more »
100% happy with BGT! Although only 7 months since I signed I have had heaps of work and a huge variety of jobs which makes it fun. 'Making of the Mob Chicago', 'Westside', 'Jean Batten Movie', Kiwi ... read more »
I have been with BGT since 2008 and have had regular work for all that time.I've had regular extra work and also featured work on a few commercials and tv programmes.I have enjoyed the nine years ... read more »
Dear Scarlett,I can be a hard man to get a testimonial from. I don’t suffer fools gladly as the saying goes.But in this case I am only too glad to give one. THIS IS THE BEST SECOND JOB YOU CAN ... read more »
The BGT Team are fantastic! Professional, friendly and always ready to help. Since joining BGT I have been involved with movies, tv series, commercials and numerous shoots. From small roles all the ... read more »
I have been with BGT just over one year now and coming from a technical background I wasn't sure if I would like it. But what a fantastic job working with professional people, the staff at BGT are ... read more »
I have been involved for 18 months now, since I retired and every week I am being put forward for roles.I do not necessarily get to the interview stage for them all but I have had some great parts ... read more »
I have been with BGT now for 2.5 years and have enjoyed my time with them very much. All of the staff at BGT are amazing people and incredibly friendly and that’s including BGT Extras. I would ... read more »
"Calling all retirees! Being an extra has given me such an amusing time in retirement - I am paid to have a hobby. BGT must have an excellent reputation in the media world because there is so much ... read more »
"I have been with BGT for 1 year and recently signed back up again after moving away and back to Auckland. It has been a wonderful experience for me getting to see the film/TV industry first hand. I ... read more »
I never thought much would happen when I signed up to BGT, but I was honestly surprised how often and the quality of the work I got. I had amazing experiences on set doing lots of different exciting ... read more »
How would I summarise my experience with the BGT team so far? Effective, enjoyable and entertaining I suppose would be fitting. I first signed up with BGT so I could taste the onscreen atmosphere, ... read more »
I have been with BGT almost a year now. Have been involvedwith TV, Movie,Corporate Videos, Commercials. Its been veryinteresting to be a part of and have met some amazing peoplecast and crew.So if ... read more »
I just wanted say thank you to the crew who convinced me to sign up at Big Boys Toys.Not only is everyone I work with from BGT are friendly, they also worked with me on allowing my fee to be paid ... read more »
Thank you so much to you and all the staff at BGT for helping my sons dream come true of meeting the Power Rangers and filming with them.
We had so much fun on the set of Power Rangers. Joseph has ... read more »
I have got 300% more work in two months than I got in 8 months with another agency (who obviously I cannot name). All of the staff at BGT are amazing people and incredibly friendly but the best part ... read more »
I am Ankita and I am basically from India, I have been working in BGT since last 4 months.The staff are soo helpful and friendly and the jobs are so much fun! BGT are the best in the business :) ... read more »
Recently I have been quite busy with my background work. I absolutely love it! I know it's suppose to be the best 2nd job, but for me it's my only job and so having had quite a bit of work this month ... read more »
So today I was paid $180 for a night's work in Auckland, dancing in a grotty basement under a strobe light, knee-deep in foam.I live in Hamilton. I spent more time travelling than I did working and ... read more »
My first experience as an extra started about 12 years ago in a movie about swing dancing , which was great fun , so I decided to search for a Talent Agency to further my experience in this field ... read more »
Highly recommend this agency, have only been with them for a couple of week and they have already gave me a fair bit of work! Really enjoying myself being an extra and i cant wait for my next job! ... read more »
Back in 2005 I joined an agency (not mentioning any names but after 2yrs and only 3jobs, I thought was time to pack it in, but in March this yeat,I gave it anothetshot, this tme with BGT, so far ... read more »
BGT NZ ! the most amazing talent agency in the whole of new zealand ! i have been to many different companies to try and get into this industry and BGT are the only ones who have helped me achieve ... read more »
When signing up to BGT I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Since being on numerous TV programmes, adverts, and movies it has pushed me towards joining the South Seas programme and ... read more »
I highly recommend to all talents BGT, because I can assure you that you will definitely have a job straight away. One thing I like the most is that they have good rapport with their talents and ... read more »
I moved from another agency to BGT last year and I am so glad I did. I have found that the team is flexible to my individual needs, responds quickly to all my enquiries in a friendly and enthusiastic ... read more »
Dear ladies at BGT
I would like to let you know that so far I'm very impressed with you. I recently signed up with you. I filled out the details on the website (which by the way was very easy to ... read more »
I have been working for BGT since 2008 and had some unforgettable experiences within the fluid acting industry; in fact there's never a dull moment with the variety of work on sets and locations ... read more »
I love BGT. The first time i joined em. They gave me a job straight away at Shortland street. They have are pretty good communicating with their talents. I highly recommend to all aspiring actors and ... read more »
I would like to personally recommend BGT to anyone looking for second, or even a first job. BGT restored my confidence to get back into employment. While your working towards your dream job or ... read more »
Since May 2005 I've had many interesting and rewarding days working with BGT; over 100 film and television sets have been worked on, including many TV commercials. Lots of interesting actors, extras, ... read more »
I joined BGT in July 2010 and I have met so many people, all shapes and sizes and ages, it is for anyone!! they get heaps of work too. I had previously been with another agency and sure you get ... read more »
I have worked with BGT since 2005. My son also registered. I have met lots of awesome tv extras & you get to know the crew. I always look forward to work on the set. Who goes to work to have fun? ... read more »
"BGT make being an extra fun and profitable! They look after you through every step of the process, making sure you know exactly where you need to be and when. Their online calendar and booking ... read more »
I have only been in BGT for a couple of months now and am no doubt impressed with how much work comes up. I have had fun with every job they have given me and the staff have been very helpful in ... read more »
I have only been on the books a little while and BGT lined me up with work very quickly. The website is so quick and easy to use and the online calendar means you can keep your availability up to ... read more »
Being an extra is so much fun! I have been with background talent for a month now and I have already done some amazing jobs. Sarah and everyone in the office are so nice and helpful. Appearing on ... read more »
I have been with BGT since 2005 and can honestly say i have enjoyed every job!
Dealing with the staff is a dream, they are so friendly and professional. They always have so many ways of contacting ... read more »
The great thing about being an extra with BGT is the freedom and flexibility. Being a full time student has its challenges and the last thing needed by students is the added pressure from a ... read more »
I have been with BGT for a number of years now I have had no reason to doubt their integrity I’m positive my name has been out there. I have been given work on regular basis. My reasons for ... read more »
To future talent
I am very pleased to be able to offer my recommendation for BGT. A great bunch of hard working people who always seem to be very willing to be of assistance when on a shoot or in ... read more »
Hi, I have been involved with BGT for the past few years. I have always found them great to deal with via Phone, Email, or Text. All correspondence is both accurate and timely, and the staff seem ... read more »
Hi I'm Christine
I've worked on & off for BGT for a few years now and have never been sent to a job that I haven't enjoyed. I've always appreciated the difference between BGT and the other ... read more »
I joined BGT three years ago just wanting to be an extra in different programmes which has happened, but what also has happened I have had the opportunity to be in a leading role in a TVC and other ... read more »
BGT has given me many opportunities and unique experiences. The staff are always kind, friendly, helpful and professional. I have continued to love the jobs I am sent to and love the way I have ... read more »
I have enjoyed working with you guys and hope to continue for a couple more years yet. On the Just Juice set I heard good things about us and the man I was filmed with said he had had no work for a ... read more »
Where to begin???!! Here's a few thoughts:Getting a Background Talent job is a bit of an indulgence for me. Sure, the extra money is useful but, as we all say - don't give up your day job! But the ... read more »
On the 20th Jan 2011 I worked on Shortland Street as a nurse. I have not yet been with BGT for a year & I have already spoken my first lines on the Small Screen. Well, it was an absolute thrill ... read more »
I am new to BGT...And I have to say the first job i was sent on was awesome...They let me know all that I had to do..I felt So comfortable, everything was s o organised. Having never done work for ... read more »
I have been with BGT since 2007 and have found them to be very proactive and professional in the way they have handled my various roles. I have been a featured extra (Doctor) on Shortland Street ... read more »
I've been with BGT for just over a year & my only regret is that I never joined earlier! - I thought you had to be an actor and/or model beautiful - but no you just have to be you!
BGT have been ... read more »
Been with BGT for 7 or more years. Wouldnt be anywhere else as no one looks after me like the BGT team. They are not just top prefessionals but take it to a personal level that makes me feel like a ... read more »
Woah, who would have guessed that within a week of joining up with BGT, that my little fantasy of being on Shortland Street would come true! And from then to be a part of a TV commercial, another TV ... read more »
I've thought of working as an extra for years now, and after signing up with Background Talent about a month ago, I'm pleased to say that Im finally doing something I've always wanted to do and ... read more »