Casting Calls fort FOX Empire TV Show in Chicago

07/17/2017

Get cast as a TV show extra

Two new FOX shows are back in production with new seasons. Fox’s hit music oriented shows Empire and Star are now filming in the Chicago area and there are new casting calls out for locals who would like to work as paid extras on either of the shows.

Please see the details below. The show’s casting team is also accepting general submissions for upcoming episodes and will be filming in the Chicago area.  Lee Daniels’ edgy, hip hop music oriented drama is back.   “Empire” has returned to production in Chicago and is currently only interested in talent that is local to the Chicago area. Production on the show is beginning and if the new season schedule follows the previous season, then the show will be filming all the way into the winter months.

Empire” focuses on self made music mogul Lucious Lyon,  played by Terrence Howard, his music label, Empire Entertainment and the family drama over who gets to control the company.  “Star” is another music oriented drama and season 1 premiered last year.  Both shows film in Chicago and casting directors are only considering talent that is local to the Chicago area.

Empire on FOX

CASTING CALL

CASTING CALL – LUXURY WEDDING
PROJECT: EMPIRE
SHOOT DATE: THURSDAY, 7/20
RATE: $88/8 + $25 FITTING
LOCATION: CHICAGO
NON-UNION EXTRA ROLE: SEE BELOW

Please have OPEN availability before submitting. This means that you are able to work all day on Wednesday, 7/19 and are without any conflicts.

BEAUTIFUL BRIDE
DESCRIPTION: Attractive Female, African American, Age: 20s
FITTING: We will need you to come in to Cinespace on Wednesday, 7/19 – Please include 3 times you’re available to come in between 9 am and 6 pm.

HANDSOME GROOM
DESCRIPTION: Attractive Male, African American, Age: 20s
FITTING: We will need you to come in to Cinespace on Wednesday, 7/19 – Please include 3 times you’re available to come in between 9 am and 6 pm.

UPSCALE WEDDING ATTENDEES – This is a very high-end wedding.
DESCRIPTION: Upscale looking people. All ages, all ethnicities and genders. You must have upscale wedding attire for this scene!

Please submit yourself in upscale attire, if possible.

Please let us know if you own a tuxedo.

FITTING: We will need you to come in to Cinespace on Wednesday, 7/19 – Please include 3 times you’re available to come in between 9 am and 6 pm.

GOLF CADDY
DESCRIPTION: Male, ages 16-21, any ethnicity
FITTING: We will need you to come in to Cinespace on Wednesday, 7/19 – Please include 3 times you’re available to come in between 9 am and 6 pm.
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If you are interested and available all day, please send an email with the following to extras4empire@gmail.com:

1. Put the role you’re applying for in the subject line.
2. Your name, phone number, current zip code, height, weight
3. Attach (2) two current photos, 1 close up and 1 full body taken in good lit lighting. Do not cover your face. No hats, no sunglasses, no filters, etc.
4. Confirm that you are available all day on Thursday, 7/20 and without any conflicts.
5. Confirm the 3 times you’re available to come in for a fitting on Wednesday, 7/19.
6. Confirm that you have complete the master survey attached to this post.

We will let you know if you are in consideration!

Please note that talent must also complete an online form in order to be considered for any of the roles.  Please see this page for the form.

 

Also, Chicago’s 4 star casting has extras roles open in other shows that are filming in the Chicago area:

4 Star Casting is now hiring through July 28th on Empire, The Chi, Shameless, South Side, Chicago P.D., and Steve McQueen’s Widows!

You are required to fill out the survey in full to be considered for bookings. Once completed you can click back into the survey at anytime and update your availability through out the month.

Please remember that this survey is for ages 16+. Please see the minor survey below if you would like to submit your child/children.

Please note that talent must also complete an online form in order to be considered for any of the roles.  Please see this page for the form.



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