Open casting call in Chicago, IL for FOX hit show “Empire”
Popular TV series “Empire” is in production and will be hosting an open casting call today in the Chicago area. The open call will be held at Rialto Square Theatre. Talent interested in getting cast in a small, paying role can come down to Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet between 11 AM and 4 PM to meet with casting directors. The show is looking for a variety of looks. See the casting notice below for the details. Also, 4 Star Casting is seeking Chicago area kids who can rap and teens 16 to 19 for a concert scene filming next week.
“Empire”, is now filming the second season. Lee Daniels and Danny Strong (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”) are back together again and this time on a television series. The FOX series is described as a sexy and powerful drama about the inner workings of a Hip Hop record label that is helmed by an Lucious (Terrence Howard ), a man with a not so clean past. 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 a successor. “Empire” also stars Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett and Gabourey Sidibe.
Interested talent can follow the below instructions to submit their info to the casting directors.
EMPIRE OPEN CALL:
Date: Thursday, 11/12/15
Time: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: Rialto Square Theatre @ 102 N Chicago St, Joliet, IL 60432
Please bring a 4×6 photo of yourself, and on the back of the photo, clearly write your full name, age, height, weight, phone number, email address and zip code.
4 Star Casting is looking to NEW people to work as extras in the television show, which films through February of 2016
4 Star Casting is looking for the following: Males/Females, All Ethnicity and Ages 18 – 65
- People with a young, hip vibe, who are fashion forward
- People with clean cut, sharp, polished appearance
- People with hip hop/urban look
- People with severe/unique/fun hairstyles – funky colors are a plus
- People with severe/fierce/intimidating appearance – athletic or body builder a plus
- People with business looks with corporate attire
Illinois residents are preferred. You will need a valid photo ID to be considered for work.
Kids who rap
Are you a kid who can rap? Like amazing awesome freestyle rap?
We are looking for african american kids who are 8-12 years old and have some serious skills.
We want to see your video! Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put your name, phone number, height, weight and age in the body of the email. Attach a recent video of you showing your skills. It does not have to be professional, you can take it on your phone!
Pass this along to any kids you think have the talent!
Teens 16 to 19 for concert scene
CASTING CALL: EMPIRE!
LOCATIONS: CHICAGO & SUBURBS
DATES: 11/12 TO 11/23
NOTE: On Wednesday, 11/18, we have a concert scene with Jamal, Tiana and Laura, and we are looking for teens in the audience, ages 16 – 19, female/male, and any ethnicity. You must have transportation to Joliet.
To be considered, you MUST also send in a submission email to email@example.com with the following:
1) Subject Line: Empire Survey Photo 213
2) Name, age, height, weight, phone number, email address and zip code.
3) A recent photo of yourself in a jpeg format. No selfies. No sunglasses or hats. We need to see your face.
If we already contacted you about a booking, you do not need to fill out the survey for this episode.
Are you registered with us? If not, go to our website and follow the instructions to register with our company.
YOU MUST DO THIS BEFORE COMPLETING THE SURVEY.
If we do not have your registration, you CAN NOT be considered.
This serves as an availability check – not a booking. If we are able to book you, it will be on the project we chose based on your responses.
There are 3 steps involved in working on the show:
1. AVAILABILITY CHECK (OR COMPLETING SURVEY)
2. BOOKING EMAIL
3. CALL INFO
Talent interested in the above listed roles and who would like to be considered for other open spots must also fill out the availability form set up by the casting directors.