Casting in Baltimore for Oprah’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

09/09/2016

Casting Kids and Adults on Oprah Winfrey Move in Baltimore

Looks like Oprah Winfrey’s new project, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks“, AKA “The Secret Life of Henrietta Lacks” is going to do some Baltimore area shoots. The movie has been filming for quite a few weeks in the Atlanta area. A casting call is out for Baltimore locals that would like to work as paid movie extras on the film. Extras casting directors at MHC (Marinella Hume) are now accepting submissions from Baltimore locals to fill small, non-speaking roles.

Oprah Winfrey and HBO are teaming up for this historical drama about the unauthorized harvesting of very special cancer cells that created the immortal cell line known as HeLa which contributed to huge medical breakthroughs.  “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” is based on the nonfiction book of the same name written by Rebecca Skloot.  The powerful story will now be told via Winfrey’s film project.  Winfrey teamed with Six Feet Under and True Blood creator Alan Ball to produce the film. Oprah is not only behind the camera on this one, Deadline reports that Winfrey also has a major role in the project as Deborah Lacks, the daughter that Henrietta never got a chance to know.

Oprah Winfrey new project Henrietta Lacks movie

George C. Wolfe will direct the film. Tony Award winning Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry has landed the starring role as Henrietta Lacks.  The story is told through the eyes of the daughter (in the book at least). Deborah Lacks was a baby when her mother died but her legacy lives in the medical breakthroughs made possible by her unique cancer cells.  While her cell line has spawned huge medical achievements, the harvesting of those cells was done without permission. Neither Henrietta Lacks nor her family gave her doctors or hospital permission to harvest her cells. Her cells were later commercialized with medical companies going on to make fortunes off the unauthorized use of Henrietta’s cells.

Henrietta Lacks movie cast

NOW SEEKING BACKGROUND ACTORS FOR FEATURE FILM.
BALTIMORE, MD
THE SECRET LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS (HBO)

SHOOTING DATES ARE:
SEPTEMBER 20th – 22nd
You will only be needed one of these days

Email: SAG.Feature@gmail.com

1950s Men and Women

Must have natural hair! No crazy colors or cuts.
May need to come in for a fitting.
Ages 18+
All ethnicities
Union Rate: $162/8
Non Union Rate: $68/8
SUBJECT LINE: Age/Gender/Race/Date Avail/Fifties

FEATURED Nurse
Shoot Date: WEDNESDAY 9/21
Caucasian
Female
Must have natural hair! No crazy colors or cuts.
May need to come in for a fitting.
Ages 18+
**Please provide your acting resume!**
If you are an RN or have been in the past, please list that in your submission!
Union Rate: $162/8
Non Union Rate: $68/8
SUBJECT LINE: Age/Gender/Race/Date Avail/Nurse

FEATURED Homeless Man
Shoot Date: THURSDAY 9/22
Male
Open Ethnicity
Must have natural hair! No crazy colors.
Ages 18+
Union Rate: $162/8
Non Union Rate: $68/8
SUBJECT LINE: Age/Gender/Race/Date Avail/Homeless

Children

Shoots on TUESDAY 9/20
Parent MUST be on set with child
Must have access to a notary for permitting purposes
When applying your child, please list both the parent and child’s name.

Rate: $162/8

SUBJECT LINE: Age/Gender/Race/Date Avail/Child

Stand Ins/Photo Doubles
**you will be needed for multiple days**

STAND IN 1 *SAG only at this time*:
African American
Female
5’6-5’7′
170lbs
Dress: 14
Please list your stand in experience!
Rate: $189/8
SUBJECT LINE: Age/Gender/Race/Date Avail/Stand in 1

STAND IN 2 *SAG only at this time*:
Caucasian
Female
Brunette
5’6-5’7′
120lbs
Dress: 0-2
Please list your stand in experience!
Rate: $189/8
SUBJECT LINE: Age/Gender/Race/Date Avail/Stand in 2

SUBMIT ASAP:
Subject Line: Age/Gender/Race/Date Avail/[role]

****Email: SAG.feature@gmail.com*****

Legal Name on ID:
CELLphone Number:
SAG Number (if applicable):
Approx. Age:
Height:
Weight:
Bust/Waist/Hip/Dress Size:
Jacket/Sleeve/Neck/Waist/Inseam:
Shoe Size:
Tattoos (please list locations):
LOCATION (City/State):
Car Model/Color/Photo (seeking cars from 2000 or OLDER):

1. PHOTO Close up- MUST BE RECENT TO SHOW EXACT REPRESENTATION

1. PHOTO Full Body- MUST BE RECENT TO SHOW EXACT REPRESENTATION

Email: SAG.feature@gmail.com

PLEASE make sure that your photos are very clear in focus and not blurry. Make sure they are well lit and don’t appear to dark to see your features and personal style. Make sure to really add some photos to show off the look you’re applying for!



2 thoughts on “Casting in Baltimore for Oprah’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

  1. Josephine Johnson

    Looking for extra work for movie TV . I’m available anytime.

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