Casting Call for Empire! Lots of New Roles in Chicago

09/28/2015

Empire is filming season 2 in Chicago and casting directors are seeking lots of local talent for open roles this week.

4 Star Casting in Chicago just released some new casting calls for talent to work as paid extras on Empire. They have a rush call out for folks to play NYC residents as well as casting gangster types and others for scenes filming this week.

Season 2 of Empire just premiered on FOX but is still in production for new episodes.  Empire is described as a sexy and powerful drama about the inner workings of a Hip Hop record label that is helmed by a Lucious Lyon (played by Terrence Howard), a man with a troubled past that came up from the streets of Chicago to found his own music label.  The family’s music empire will find itself in a power struggle over control when Lucius finds out that his health is deteriorating and he must now groom his successor and must pick from one of his 3 sons to replace him as the head of the business. “Empire” also stars Taraji P. Henson,  Bryshere Gray,  Jussie Smollett and Gabourey Sidibe.

All roles listed below are non-speaking extra roles and talent must live in the Chicago area in order to be considered.

Empire season 2 casting call

CASTING CALL: Empire!
RATE: $80/8
LOCATION: CHICAGO

Gangsters

SHOOT DATE: Thursday, October 1st
ROLES: GANSTERS
MALE, ages 21-45, Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, fit, big guys with muscle, intimidating presences
If interested and available, send an email to [email protected]:
1) Put the GANGSTERS in the subject line

Bakery Workers on Empire!
ROLES: BAKERY WORKERS
RATE: $80/8
LOCATION: CHICAGO
SHOOT DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH

From Left to Right:

bakery workers
BAKERY WORKER #1, MALE, ages 23-32, Caucasian, average looking, clean cut, friendly presences
BAKERY WORKER #2 MALE, ages 23-32, Caucasian fit, big guys with muscle, intimidating presences. Tattoos are a plus!
BAKERY WORKER #3, WOMEN, ages 20-25, Caucasian fit, 1950s hairstyle, cute, friendly presence
You should match very close to the description!
If interested and available, send an email to [email protected]:
1) Put the ROLE you are applying for in the subject line

NYC Pedestrians on Empire!

SHOOT DATE: TOMORROW, 9/29
ROLES: UPSCALE NY PEDESTRIANS circa 1972
Male & Female, Caucasian, ages 21-60, 1970’s looks with hairstyles.
If interested and available, send an email to [email protected] :
1) Put the UPSCALE NY PEDESTRIANS in the subject line

Ladies of the night

SHOOT DATE: Wednesday, September 30th
ROLES: Prostitutes

This is a role. Not a real job as a prostitute. Just want to be clear there. We need women who are comfortable portraying this. You would be on the street, so no real “activity” will be necessary. It is more of a look.

Female, ages 21-35, all ethnicity, comfortable in tight fitting and slightly revealing clothes and high heels, this is a downscale neighborhood so we are looking for that look.

If interested and available, send an email to [email protected]:

1) Put the PROSTITUTES in the subject line

Talent, also include the following in your submissions:

2) Include your name, age, height, weight, phone number, zip code and email address

3) Please tell us your specific measurements.
MEN: shirt, pant, neck, sleeve and shoe
WOMEN: bust, waist, hip, dress, and shoe

4) Send a head shot, professional or candid photo in jpeg format –Make sure the photo is taken in decent lighting (no selfies), no sunglasses, no hats!. Show us your style but make sure we can see your face! The better the photo, the better your chance of being submitted.

NOTE: NAME YOUR JPEG PHOTO WITH YOUR FULL NAME!!!

Right click on the photo and it will give you an option to re-name the file, Re-name it with your full name. We need you to start
doing this on every submission.

We will let you know if you are in consideration!



One thought on “Casting Call for Empire! Lots of New Roles in Chicago

  1. Alyssa Dee Mosley

    If someone could maybe video chat me somehow, I could show off how I look, sing and act.

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