Oprah Winfrey MLK Film “Selma” open casting Call for Background in Alabama

Teens(17+) and Adults to work on “Selma

Please note that this has been updated! The Montgomery Alabama casting call for “Selma” has been rescheduled for the 9th. See below.

Selma” will begin production in Alabama shortly and has now announced an open casting call for those who would like to be extras on the film. The film is looking to cast extras between the ages of 17 and 70.

The  MLK feature film is looking for hundreds of Extras who are available to work this summer, June 17th through the 20th in Alabama. All extras who are hired to work on the project will be paid, see below, and may need to be available on set for up to 14 hours during the filming days.

There are 2 open casting calls scheduled so far, one in Selma Alabama and another in Montgomery.

Here is the Information:



Feature Film “Selma”

Selma, Alabama Open casting call

Monday, June 9th, from 3-8pm at The Performing Arts Theatre
1000 Selma Avenue, SELMA, ALABAMA 36701

Selma Productions, Inc., is looking for 500 extras for the feature film “Selma”, currently in production to be released Spring 2015
The Casting Director will see candidates on Monday, June 9th, from 3-8pm at the Performing Arts Theatre in SELMA, ALABAMA 36701


Montgomery, Alabama Open casting call (New Date and Location)

Paramount Pictures and Selma Productions Inc have rescheduled the open call for extras – The new date is June 9 and the event will be held at John Abernathy Auditorium.

3 p.m. until 8 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 11am-4pm at: John Abernathy Auditorium
(on the campus of Alabama State University) MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Selma Productions, Inc., is looking for 500 extras for the feature film “Selma”, currently in production to be released Spring 2015.

The Casting Director will see candidates on Tuesday, June 10th, from 11am-4pm at the John Abernathy Auditorium on the campus of Alabama State University, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA

Candidates MUST:
Be 17 to 70 years old
Bring valid photo ID
Bring recent photo
Be eligible to work in the U.S.
Be African American or Caucasian
Be male or female
Be able to work 12-14 hours in vintage wardrobe
Be available and have means to attend wardrobe fitting in Selma, AL
one of the following days: June 17th-20th, 2014
Be willing to working as a local hire at $64 for 8 hours
Breakfast and lunch will be provided during filming days.

open casting call for Selma


Selma, is an Oprah Winfrey produced feature film about Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement.  The film is set during 1965  and chronicles his voting rights campaign. The film depicts the events leading up to and including the non-violent demonstrations of 1965 in Selma, Alabama. In 1965. Paramount Pictures is behind this project and David Oyelowo is set to star in the film as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 The film is set in 1965, so they would like people who can fit into that time frame. Seeking natural looks only.


Martin Luther King led a 54 mile march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama.  Oprah Winfrey will produce the movie for Paramount Pictures and that the film will be directed by Ava DuVernay.

Ava DuVernay is the first black woman to win best director at the Sundance Film Festival with her 2012 microbudget indie drama “Middle of Nowhere.”

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. roberta lewis

    Hello please notify me if needed for the movie.

    Thanks kindly

  2. Jaishon Robinson

    Hi I am a 12 year old black male who would be honored to be apart of the Selma Alabama movie.
    Thank you
    Jaishon Robinson

  3. Matthew S. Jackson

    This is an amazing movie and one that must be done. People are starting to forget, but the halls of history shall never forget the injustices done for too long, too to many people, by a nation of freedom and opportunity.

    God Bless

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