Standing Out in the Background

If you always wanted to get in front of the camera in show business, and you have no idea how to go about it, keep reading for the answers. This guide is a quick-read on effective strategies to get work in the competitive creative arts industry in Toronto. Despite my 2 left feet, the vocal range of an Arctic char, and the inability to bluff at bridge, I have gotten work in front of the camera, being hired as Background talent (also known as an Extra, which I will refer to as Background Talent/Extra work or BTE) and met many others who shared their secrets.


About the Author

Janice Seto writes non-fiction and commentary including articles for The Bridge, the publication of The Malaysia-Canada Business Council. Save Your Breath: Making Better Deals by Talking Less is an expansion on her article, on negotiating, for The Bridge. Over the years, she has studied royalty and studied the Enneagram personality system and written her dissertation on the topic. Royalty Meets Enneagram is her latest series. Her more recent books are also available on Amazon: Standing Out in The Background – A Guide to Extra Work in Toronto’s Film & TV Industry and Johnny Seto’s Bowmanville – An Enneagram Perspective. Her first children’s book, Walking for Clean Water: Pukatawagan on the Move, is in English and Cree, with Ralph Caribou providing the Rock Cree dialect translation. The System for Women is her first book series on relationships, based on the hilarious but insightful work of Doc Love Parts 1 and 3 reached #2 on the Amazon Bestseller list in its category as a free download. Part 5: Pride and Prejudice reached #1. Bowmanville’s Octagon House – From Church and Faith and Tait to Irwin & Seto also went all the way to #1.


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