Lime pictures, producers of hit Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks have issued a warning after it emerged that companies claiming to be recruiting paid extras on their behalf were doing so WITHOUT the knowledge or consent of the producers.
A number of Facebook posts have been shared by pages claiming to represent the show calling for paid extras, but a statement from Lime Pictures urged people to “be responsible and not to provide personal information or contact details to these companies or accounts”.
Their statement read: “Lime Pictures only engages reputable casting agencies and professionals in the North of England, all of whom can be found listed on Spotlight.”
One Facebook page called ‘Local talent’ claimed to be sourcing extras for the hit show. Their post said “ This will be a paid opportunity. We are looking for around 500 people in total. This job will consist of a full day’s filming.”
At the time of writing it had been shared over 67,000 times since being posted yesterday evening. The post appears to have since been deleted.
Lime pictures provided the following link to Spotlight, where they actually DO do their recruiting: https://www.spotlight.com/contacts.
The warning from Lime Pictures and one of the offending posts: