Non-Student Memberships Extended by 9 Months!

Posted by William - 29 Jun 2020
Uni-versal Extras has extended non-student memberships by 9 months to support our artists during the coronavirus pandemic.

We’re happy to report that a few small productions are starting back up in accordance with government issued Covid-19 protocols and regulations. To support our artists, Uni-versal Extras has extended all active non-student memberships by a total of 9 months, meaning no non-student members will expire in 2020!

Non-Students Have Now Been Given 9 Months Free

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the film and TV industries hard – not, thankfully, with illness but by completely shutting down the industry. This has had a severe impact on all of our freelance artists. Thankfully, we’re starting to see some first signs of the ice melting around the production freeze we have been in since March, with a few small productions starting back up in accordance with government issued protocols and advice. The safety of our artists remains the number 1 priority for Uni-versal Extras and the productions we work with.

Given these challenging times, we are pleased to announce that all activated non-students have been given a 9-month membership extension automatically. For example, if your profile was originally due to end on 31/08/2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic began affecting the industry in March, it will now last until 31/05/2021. That’s 9 months free!

You don’t need to do anything – your membership has already been updated automatically. To check your new listing expiry, log in to your profile and visit your Profile Edit page (the Listing Expiry is listed in the grey box alongside your status underneath the photo of you).

New Non-Student Activations & Renewals Get 6 Months Free

In addition to the impact on existing members, we have made the decision to extend all new non-student listings and renewals made before 31st December 2020 by 6 months automatically. Yes, that means six months for free if you take out a registration this year!

Pre-production activities are continuing as key staff work from home, so now is a great time to take advantage of your spare time and register as an extra. Existing members should ensure that their information and photos are fully up to date – you may be just right for the next ‘70’s bio-pic or ‘80’s sci-fi tribute picture!

Student Memberships

Covid-19 has also greatly impacted the student community, with universities and institutes currently closed. As a company with a student focus, Uni-versal Extras is committed to offering full-time students a FREE listing for their full period of study. This includes extensions due to coronavirus.

If your study period is affected, all you need to do is upload a letter/email from your university that includes your name and your new anticipated course end date to your My Documents page. We will automatically update your Course End Date and Listing Expiry according to the student proof document that you upload.

Please note. If you work for us and do not have suitable proof of your student eligibility covering all of the dates worked, a non-student Listing Fee will be deducted from your payment automatically as per our standard processes. It is therefore always important that you provide proof of your student eligibility. If you have a non-student Listing Fee deducted before 31st December 2020, you will still receive an additional 6 months free as per the above terms.

We will continue to review our services and are committed to making further changes as required. For information about other impacts of COVID-19, please visit this post.