Universal’s feature film about N.W.A. is beginning production in Los Angeles
Casting calls for paid extras have been released for scenes filming next week. The film’s casting director, Sande Alessi, is looking for African American extras in the L.A. area who have a late 80’s to early 90’s look and hairstyle in the 21 to 30 age group.
The scene filming will be that of a night club. Both men and women are welcome to apply. They are particularly interested in people who are actually from Compton and the immediate surrounding areas. So interested in fact, that they are also looking for a casting assistant from Compton who can help out.
The film is being produced by Ice Cube and others and directed by F. Gary Gray. It will depict the rise of raps most notorious group that brought the world into the reality of theirs through music. Their brutally honest lyrics brought on an entire genre of what became known as ‘gangsta rap’ and of course the ‘parental advisory’ sticker.
You must live in the Los Angeles area to be considered because call dates and times may be announced with little notice and may change often.
If interested, the CD’s are asking that you follow the below instructions to submit your information directly to them.
This film will need tons of paid extras and Sande Alessi casting has written the below paragraph to explain what you can expect to anyone that is new to extra work.
NON UNION CASTING NOTICE FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN & WOMEN, AGE 21-30. This shoots on “Straight Outta Compton” on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 5th and 6th in Los Angeles.
RATE: $72 for 8 hours, plus time and a half for overtime and double time after 12 hours. PLEASE read this very carefully.
I know there are a lot of new people who will work with us and we want to explain how it works for those of you who haven’t done extra work before!! Actually anyone new to this business should probably read this, Thank you in advance for reading this long notice!
Please know, we shoot LONG hours – we could go as long as 14 hour days – sometimes longer! When you apply for a job with us, please make sure you have NO plans on the shoot dates. Also, you cannot bring friends or family to the set. You cannot tweet, Facebook, Instagram or use any other social media in regards to ANY work with us. Production will have you sign Non Disclosure Agreements and they are strictly enforced. Also, you need to have reliable transportation whether it be your own car, a ride with a friend, or public transpo, you need to make sure that you can arrive on time to the set. Once you are there, you cannot leave the set. So again, if you have plans, then don’t submit for work. Also, when submitting photos, please do not submit with sunglasses on and please do not submit professional headshots. You MUST live in the Southern California area to work with us. Please understand, we would NEVER want someone to spend money to fly out and do extra work. Also, because call times change frequently, you need to live close enough to be able to adapt to those changes. Lastly, you must have a valid form of ID (license or State ID) when you check in.
African American guys & girls with late 1980’s to early 1990’s hairstyles. Age 21-30.
Please email a current color photo (NOT A PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT PLEASE!!! Honestly, a selfie is FINE!!), your name, the city in which you live, your height/weight (we need to pick some people who we are putting into prefit costumes) and your phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com Subject line should read: DT CLUB
“Straight Outta Compton” will be filming throughout the summer and will be released in theaters in 2015.
in any capacity
I would love to participate in this movie. I’m a 40 yr old male. I grew up listening to N.W.A and others and this would be a great opportunity for me. Please contact me with where and when and I will be there.