NOW CASTING AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL AGES!!
Casting for African American men and women of all ages to work on the new television series, “Underground”. Most of our paid background actors hired will have the chance to work multiple days and be a part of our CORE GROUP. These men and women will portray roles such as: Field Slaves, Sharecroppers, House Slaves, Runaways and Freedmen.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
DIRECTOR: ANTHONY HEMINGWAY (Treme)
WRITERS: MISHA GREEN & JOE POKASKI (Heroes)
STARRING: JURNEE SMOLLETT-BELL (True Blood, Friday Night Lights) CHRISTOPHER MELONI (Law & Order: SVU) and ALDIS HODGE (Leverage)
FILMING DATES: April 13, 2014- TBA(Several Months)
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: VACHERIE, BATON ROUGE, and ST. FRANCISVILLE
STORYLINE: Underground follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from a Georgia plantation to cross 600 miles to freedom, aided along the way by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad, as they evade those tasked with bringing them back, dead or alive.
***PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE THOROUGHLY BEFORE SUBMITTING. THERE ARE SOME VERY SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS THAT YOU NEED TO FOLLOW***
Because of the time period for this series, we will ONLY be casting men and women with NATURAL HAIR, grown out and NOT RECENTLY CUT. No extensions, dyed hair, fades, military style or dreadlocks will be accepted. Men with Facial Hair preferred. We also can not accept men or women with visible, modern day alterations to teeth, such as gold caps or metal braces.
We will be asking our Background Actors to stop all grooming from now until the shoot so we do ask you consider this commitment prior to submitting … please note if you cannot make such commitments.
SUBJECT LINE: African American
INCLUDE IN SUBMISSION:
Name, Age, Contact #, Email, Current City of Residency, Height/Weight
TWO Current Pictures like the example attached: one headshot, one body shot. No hats, no sunglasses, no selfies/mirror pics. Please stand in front of a solid wall and stare into the camera. DO NOT SMILE and please DO NOT wear makeup.
Please note any tattoos and piercings
Please note any modern dental work such as metal braces or gold teeth
Please note any reenacting experience
Please note any Horse Riding experience