Extras Training Centre

3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC
V5G 3H2

We at the Extras Training Centre believe that professional training for people looking to work as background performers in the film and television business is vital to the overall health of our industry.

This is why a group of industry veterans have decided to provide these new arrivals with some historical context about what we do, as well as giving them practical instruction, so that they understand the actual, physical process of making a Film or TV show.

By training new workers to be set literate, then, using that as a departure point, to instruct them to be able to participate in the industry with a high level understanding of the required fundamental knowledge, we believe that the improved quality of the workers in the entertainment industry will benefit everyone involved.

Every instructor at ETC makes their living by working in Film and TV, not by talking about it. We don’t talk about hypotheticals, we teach what happens in the real world, which is where people actually earn a living by making films and television programs.

Our beginners sessions will be directed at those who have little or no experience at all in the industry. These will be presented for the benefit of those who are looking for a way into the business.

Subsequent sessions will help Extras learn the basic skills that are required of them, such as playing a Medical Technician or Doctor, Police Officer, Media Person or Military Personnel. These skill sets are essential to performers who want to do this for a living, because we will show them how to increase their knowledge and abilities, so that they can make more money per hour.