Cast call for “Empire” – Extras & Featured Roles
If you are looking for information on how to get cast on “Empire”…. here you go.
The show is filming the new season in the Chicago area and has released a new call for talent to work next week in the Chicago, Illinois area. The show’s extras casting directors at Chicago’s 4 Star casting are seeking area locals who would like to work as paid background actors on the show. 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 until early spring 2017.
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 began in early July 2016 and “Empire” will continue filming in the area through March of 2017. The series stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson and Gabourey Sidibe. ”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.
Extras casting on Empire
We’ll be looking for the following specialty, non-union extra roles in the upcoming days so please complete the survey if you’re interested!
#1 – REAL POLICE OFFICERS/REAL FIREMEN
RATE: $150/8 + $25 for the use of your uniform/gear
#2 – REAL SWAT
RATE: $200/8 + $25 for the use of your gear
#3 – RAPPER’S POSSE
Male, Ages 30s & 40s
You should be able to portray African American or ethnically ambiguous men
1 – Even if you’ve completed the previous survey, you need to complete the NEW survey for 1/30-2/10 at the top of our page as there are new questions and new dates.
2 – You HAVE to submit your photo again to the survey if you would like to be considered.
3 – PLEASE rename your photos! There are times when we are looking for someone with the right look, find them in the survey photos, and can’t find them because we don’t know who they are! That could have been your big break!
4 – You do NOT need to follow up with an email submission if you’ve completed the survey and submitted your photo. We will be in touch if you’re in consideration for any role.
CASTING CALL – MULTIPLE ROLES!
SHOOT DATES: TBD
NOTES – PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING:
1: Please do not submit yourself for any of the roles below if you have already been established in another role!
2: Since this post is for specialty roles, this is a 2 STEP PROCESS. You should first complete the NEW master survey (see below link)
Once you’ve completed the master survey, you should email email@example.com with the following information:
- Your full name
- Your phone number
- Your experience in the role/profession in which you’re submitting
- Confirm that you’ve completed the NEW master survey
- Tell us if you have worked on Empire this season and if so, what role you played.
We will be in touch if you are in consideration.
Thanks in advance for submitting!
Please fill out survey to be considered. See this page.
If you’re interested and available, complete the below survey and we will be in touch if you are in consideration!
Don’t fit the above roles?
You may still have an opportunity to be cast on Empire. The show will be filming for a couple more months and those interested may follow the link below.
Talent wanting to be considered for an extras role on “Empire” also needs to fill out the survey. Please see this page.
If you are looking to get cast on “Empire” be sure to also see the Empire castings page.
Season 3 of Empire returns Wednesday nights in 2017 on FOX.