New Castings Out For Empire TV Show


The new season of the FOX hit series Empire is casting.

The Empire TV show films in the Chicago area and is now taking submissions from Chicago locals who would like to work as paid TV extras. Chicago’s 4 Star Casting is booking background actors, stand-ins and photo doubles for episodes filming into 2018.

4 Star put out the following message and has setup a new online casting form.

Lee Daniels’ edgy, hip hop music oriented drama is still in production for the 2018 season of the show.  Empire  has been in production since the summer and will most likely be filming new episodes through the 1st quarter of 2018.  The show stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson and Gabourey Sidibe.

The prime time series calls the FOX Network home and is currently in its 4th season. The show first aired in January 2015 and centers around the Lyons family.  The families patriarch, Lucious Lyons who is played by Terrence Howard, is a hip hop music mogul in the middle of some serious family drama.  Complicating things is a woman named Cookie (Tariji P. Henson) who is his ex-wife as well as a grim medical diagnosis which may soon kill him.

Get cast on Empire

It is time for the final extra’s casting survey of 2017! We are now casting through December 22nd.

Thank you so much for another wonderful year at 4 Star Casting! Whether 2017 was your first time on camera or you are a returning veteran, we thank you for all the early mornings, late nights, and most importantly making these imaginary places captured on film come to life!

We can’t wait to bring you even more opportunities in 2018 and we hope you have the happiest of holidays!

RATE: $88/8 + $25 BUMP
?Please have OPEN availability before submitting.
?Please READ the descriptions before submitting yourself.
?Submit a photo of yourself in the look of the role you’re submitting for.
?PLEASE do NOT submit yourself if you have been seen/featured in any role this season (e.g., security, waitstaff, press, etc.)
SHOOT DATE: TUES., 1/2/18 – THURS., 1/11/18 – Exact date is TBD. It will be a 1 day shoot, but please only submit if you have open availability during this time frame.
DESCRIPTION: Female, Age Range: 18-45, Any Ethnicity. Looking for women in all stages of preganancy for a clinic scene! Please submit close ups and full body shots showing your baby bump. Please list how far along you are in your email submission.
If you are interested and have open availability during the timeframe listed, please send an email with the following to
? Put the role you’re applying for in the subject line.
? Include your name, phone number, and current zip code.
? 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.
? Confirm that you have open availability during the time frame listed.
? Confirm that you have complete the master survey pinned to the top of our news feed.

For those interested, please see this page for further info.  Please be aware that this is for extras casting only and all talent must live in the Chicago, Illinois area in order to be considered for the roles.  All roles are paid extras rates.

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