NOW CASTING PAID BACKGROUND ACTORS for the UPCOMING TELEVISION MINI-SERIES, “ROOTS”!
WE WILL BE CASTING MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL AGES/ETHNICITIES!!
“ROOTS” is a remake of the original mini-series, “ROOTS”, and is scheduled to air in 2016 on three cable networks: HISTORY, LIFETIME and A&E.
The original “ROOTS” (1977) is known for earning 9 Emmys, a Golden Globe and a Peabody award.
DATES/FILMING LOCATION: Mid August-December : New Orleans, LA and surrounding areas
Subject Line: GENERAL SUBMISSION
INCLUDE IN SUBMISSION: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/Weight, Wardrobe sizes, City/state of Residency, reliable transportation: YES OR NO, list any musical instruments you play, and include 2 CURRENT, CLEAR photos like the example attached.
Do not wear hats/sunglasses or makeup. Please wear hair down & natural.
**Feel free to include any previous experience you may have working as a stand-in.
SUBMISSION NOTE: BG will be asked to stop grooming. Please inform us prior in submission if you cannot commit. If you do not currently have grown out hair, please re-submit in time once your hair is grown out. Fittings will likely take place throughout the run of the shoot and not everyone will be cast immediately.
MEN: GROW HAIR ON HEAD and FACE Continuously: No modern haircuts such as Fades, military cuts, unnatural hair colors….Please note if you are NOT OKAY with receiving a haircut.
WOMEN: We will be casting females with NATURAL HAIR given the time period. We will not be hiring anyone with modern hairstyles/or colors. No highlights/or roots accepted. We do not currently know the length requirements. Please note if you are NOT OKAY with receiving a haircut.
Everyone: If you have visible piercings, braces, gold teeth or tattoos: Please make note when submitting if you have any of these. No well kempt nails on hands/no polish and no makeup.
A few notes:
*** ONCE THE CASTING PROCESS IS UNDERWAY, NOT EVERYONE WILL BE CONTACTED IMMEDIATELY. CASTING WILL BE AN ONGOING PROCESS THROUGH DECEMBER. SAME GOES FOR FITTINGS MOST LIKELY.
*** NO CALLS TO THE OFFICE PLEASE
***Please DO NOT RUSH to submit! You have plenty of time. Sending us the correct information and proper photos is what we are looking for.