Cover letter for a TV extra (4 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a tv extra.”

Samples of cover letters for a tv extra

To get a position as a tv extra, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a tv extra cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for a tv extra”

“Hi, [name of agent],

I’m [your name], and I’m writing to seek representation in [TV/film/commercial work/etc.]. I have been working in the business for [X amount of time], and [write something about yourself that’s not obvious from your résumé or reel]. I’m [describe your type], and I was referred by [name of your reference; it’s helpful if you were referred, and for some agencies, it’s required]. I’ve recently been working on [name a recent project or professional experience], and I think your agency would be a good fit for me because [research the agency to find a reason].

I am currently appearing in [X show] on [X date]. If you can attend, I would love to get tickets for you. Also, I’m on [X series] currently airing on [X network]. 

If you would like to meet or schedule an interview, I can be reached at [phone number, email, and website]. I look forward to connecting soon. Attached, please find my résumé and a link to my acting reel.


[Your name]”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for a tv extra”

“[Today’s Date]

[Hiring Manager’s Name]

[341 Company Address]

[Company City, State xxxxx]



Dear [Mr./Mrs./Ms.] [Manager’s Name],

I’m writing to you regarding the role of Marty with your new production, which I discovered on iHire. I have experience in film, television, and voice work, and I received my BFA from Julliard Drama School. I am right for the role you’re currently casting because I have the necessary look for the part, I’m fluent in Spanish, and I have a classically trained baritone singing voice.

My experience in film and television has taught me the nuances between the two mediums, allowing me to move smoothly between each type of work and find ways to amplify my characters as much as possible. My role on Bill My Dad was originally written as a one-episode part, but became a recurring character that lasted three seasons. I also have ample experience with comedy and drama, and have performed for young audiences as well as adult viewers throughout my career.

My time as a voice actor — and at Mac & Mildred especially — allowed me to hone my vocal abilities, which would be suitable for your program. My 5’6”, 115-pound frame is also perfect for the character of Marty. Finally, my training in improvisation has given me an advantage in working with and for children, as well as being able to fully embody a new character very quickly.

I’m looking forward to discussing the role and my qualifications with you in more detail soon. I feel confident that I fulfill the requirements for this role. You can reach me by phone at (661)-537-1290, or via email at Thank you for your time and consideration.


Tom Myers”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for a tv extra”

“Dear Margaret,

​I’d like to submit myself for consideration of the role of Jennifer in your upcoming production of Doris Freeman.

Mark Adle (I believe you two know each other?) told me about this opportunity and recommended I get in touch with you. I’ve trained with him for the past two years and have just completed my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in acting from NYU.

This role stood out to me because I feel as though I’ve been living this character for the past few years of my own life – especially the part about the dog running away from home – unfortunately the same thing happened to me when I was younger and I was really torn up over it.

I know you’re busy, so I won’t take up anymore of your time – I’ve included my headshot, resume, and some footage below. Thanks so much for your time 🙂


​Robin Wright”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for a tv extra”

“New York, 1/30/2019

Mr. John Bowles

Artistic Director

Docs in NY Productions

3015 Park Lane

New York City, NY 10045

Dear John,

As a passionate artist with five years of stage and film acting experience, I was thrilled to see you’re looking for new actors for the upcoming Green Hills production. I’m especially interested in the supporting role of the young doctor as my recent work includes a guest starring gig in the medical-themed drama movie, The Outsiders, directed by Louis Gray. The role required intense training in basic medical procedures, as well as hospital job shadowing.

I realize that in your productions, you frequently shoot in demanding sets. I think my role of the escaper in Beyond the Sky by John Doe proves that I’m adaptable and ready to work in various environmental conditions. The movie required stamina and physical fitness as we shot in the high mountains during the day and at night.

Besides my film performances, I played key parts in theatrical plays, such as Hamlet (Helen Hayes Theatre), A Streetcar Named Desire (Cherry Lane Theatre), and Time’s Forgotten (Westside Theatre). I’m sure I could transfer my ability to act out a variety of emotions, my on-stage improvisation experience to your upcoming film production.

I would be happy to meet in person and present my acting skills in the audition.


Luke Miles


Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of cover letters for a tv extra

How do I write a cover letter for a tv job?

How to write a travel agent cover letter:

  • Introduce yourself. 
  • Share details about your qualifications and accomplishments. 
  • Include skills. 
  • Describe your goals. 
  • End the letter.

How do you introduce yourself in a cover letter?

For example, “My name is Henry Applicant, and I’m applying for the open Account Manager position listed on LinkedIn.”

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