Open Casting Call in Chicago, Audition for a Role on “Empire” Season 3

07/28/2016

Looking to get cast in a small role on “Empire” season 3?

Empire is now in production of it’s 3rd season and a casting call is out for folks to play background band members.

Chicago’s 4 Star Casting is looking for 2 performers to play back up band members in an upcoming scene. The descriptions are below and the roles will require that talent comes in for an in person audition tomorrow. The audition / interview is being held in the Chicago area and all talent must be local to Chicago in order to be considered.

Fox’s hit hip hop music drama. “Empire” tells the story of music mogul Lucious Lyon and his family. Lucious is the head of his music company,  Empire Entertainment.  Following a bleak medical diagnosis which only gives his a few more years, Lucious is forced to start thinking about his replacement.   Terrence Howard plays Lucious, who has 3 sons all of which want to be his successor. Complicating the situation is his ex wife, Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson, who is also looking for her piece of the music pie.

Written by the team behind “Lee Daniels: The Butler,”  Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, the show has been a solid performer for FOX with the last season’s premier being watched by over 16 million people. The season 2 finale included a major cliffhanger and drew in over 10 million viewers. Fans will not have to wait to long to find out who went over that balcony… FOX recently announced that Empire” season 3 will premiere in just a few months on September 21st 2017.

The show is filming season 3 in the Chicago, IL area and is only interested in talent that is local to the Chicago area. Production on the show began this month and will continue into spring of 2017.

Empire season 3 casting call for kids

This is a two part process – you must send the email submission and complete the survey! Read the entire post before submitting.

OPEN CASTING CALL: EMPIRE
OPEN CALL DATE: FRIDAY JULY 29TH
SHOOT DATE: FRIDAY AUGUST 5TH
NON-UNION EXTRAS
LOCATION: CHICAGO
RATE: $84/8

-BACKING BAND MEMBERS-

ROLE 1: TALL MALE AFRICAN AMERICAN, BI RACIAL, OR CAUCASIAN WITH MODEL LOOKS; AGE 21 – 35. DRUM/GUITAR/PIANO EXPERIENCE A PLUS (please note what you play)

ROLE 2: SEXY FULL FIGURED AFRICAN AMERICAN OR BI RACIAL FEMALE.

If you belong in the photo below and meet the requirements above please e-mail extras4empire@gmail.com with the subject “Open Call for Band”. If you have already submitted to be a band member there is no need to resubmit. We will reach out to those we like.

Please include your name, age, phone, zip, e-mail, ethnicity, height, weight, (Men) Jacket Size, Neck / Sleeve, Pants and Shoes or (Women) Dress, Bust/Waist/Hip, Pants, and Shoe size.

If you are selected to come in tomorrow we will reach out with the time and place.

You must be registered with us at 4starcasting.com to be considered.

Also, there is another extras casting call for the following roles:

DATES: FRI., 7/29 
RATE: $84/8
LOCATION: Chicago
ROLES: See below

1) PERP: Caucasian male, ages 25-40, tattoos and piercings, looks like rough guy

2) STILL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND REPORTERS
Male & Female, ages 25-55, all ethnicities, experience with camera preferred (If playing a reporter).

3) BOUNCER: male, african american, ages 28-40, 6’0″ or taller, athletic, built, looks like a bouncer

If interested and available, send an email with the following to extras4empire@gmail.com:

1) Put the role you are submitting for in the subject line ie “ON CAMERA REPORTER”

2) Include name, age, height, weight, phone number, current zip code, email address AND measurements

3) Send 2 RECENT, candid photos of yourself (one full length and one from the shoulders up so we can clearly see your face). The better the photo quality, the better your chance of being submitted.

4) NAME YOUR JPEG WITH YOUR FULL NAME

We will contact you if you are in consideration.

Please only apply if you completely fir the descriptions and live in the Chicago area.

casting call for FOX Empire



3 thoughts on “Open Casting Call in Chicago, Audition for a Role on “Empire” Season 3

  1. Tittu Jacob

    Hello, can you please provide the website or email address where I could apply for the role?

    Reply
  2. Alexis Reed-Murray

    Very much so interested in becoming an Empire extra, not quite sure where to send the photos, there isn’t a link in the description.

    Reply
    1. erica Post author

      The email address is listed for submissions.

      Reply

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