Casting Call for “Empire” Season Finale in Chicago

02/22/2016

Empire” is about to film the season finale and has a casting call out to fill a few roles.

The show’s extras casting directors are seeking local talent to play Cookie’s driver, employees of Empire Entertainment, a nurse and a party planner. These are rush calls and the scenes will be filming this week. The series is about to wrap for the season but there are still a few more scenes to be shot for the season finale. “Empire” films in the Chicagoland area and casting directors will only be considering talent that lives in the Chicago area.

There are a few casting notices listed below and each one has different specifications and submission instructions.

Fox’s “Empire”  is written by the team behind “Lee Daniels: The Butler“….   Lee Daniels and Danny Strong.  Season 2 of “Empire”  was split into 2 parts that had a small break in between. Recently, the network reported that FOX has picked up “Empire” for season 3 which will begin filming soon for the 2016 / 2017 season. The show has had good ratings for the past 2 seasons and Tariji P. Henson, who plays Cookie, received a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the Lyon family matriarch. Tariji is also set to star in a movie project that films this spring. That project is actually holding an open casting call today in the Atlanta area.

Empire” tells the story behind Empire Entertainment, a family run music empire.  Terrence Howard plays Lucious, a man who rose through the streets to become a hip hop music mogul. Lucious is at the top of the music business and head of Empire records when he comes to find out that his days at the helm are numbered. The doctors deliver the news that he is ill and his physical / mental state will begin to degrade soon. He must now begin grooming his successor, one of his three sons. Yet, none of his 3 children are a good fit to take the helm. Of his 3 sons, one is gay, another lacks ambition and his 3rd, an MBA, lacks an ear for music. Complicating the situation is his ex wife, Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson. Years ago she went to jail for Lucious and is now out looking for her cut of the business as well.

FOX Empire show casting paid TV extras

 

CASTING CALL – EMPIRE – SEASON FINALE! 

LOCATION: Chicago/Cinespace

ROLE: COOKIE’S DRIVER
RATES: $80/8
SHOOT DATE: Tuesday, 2/23/16
CALL TIME: TBD, but we know it will be early

LOOKING FOR COOKIE DRIVER

Male, Causcasian, Age Range: 25-45, attractive with athletic build, preferably 5’10’ or taller.

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

1) Subject Line: COOKIE DRIVER

2) Include your name, age, height and weight along with email and phone number.

3) Attach three candid photos against a neutral background – close-up, 3/4 shot and full body in JPEG format. Make sure the photo is taken in decent lighting (no selfies), no sunglasses. Show us your style but make sure we can see your face!

*NOTE: Rename the title of your photo with your Full Name. You should do this with all of your submission photos.

4) Confirm that you are available to work on the date.

5) Confirm you have a dark or black suit.

6) Confirm you have a valid driver’s license.

We will be in contact if you are in consideration.

FOX Empire TV show cast

LOOKING FOR EMPIRE EMPLOYEES: 

LOCATION: Chicago/Cinespace
RATES: $80/8
SHOOT DATE: Tuesday, 2/23/16
CALL TIME: TBD, but we know it will be early

Male/Female, Any Ethnicity, Age Range: 25-55 who have a hip, trendy vibe

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

1) Subject Line: EMPIRE EMPLOYEE

2) Include your name, age, height and weight along with email and phone number.

3) Attach three candid photos against a neutral background – close-up, 3/4 shot and full body in JPEG format. Make sure the photo is taken in decent lighting (no selfies), no sunglasses. Show us your style but make sure we can see your face!

*NOTE: Rename the title of your photo with your Full Name. You should do this with all of your submission photos.

4) Confirm that you are available to work on the date.

We will be in contact if you are in consideration.

ROLE: EVENT PLANNER

LOCATION: Chicago
RATES: $80/8
SHOOT DATE: This will fall between 2/22 and 3/4. It may be multiple dates.

LOOKING FOR:
Male, Any Ethnicity, Age Range: 25-45. We are looking for an attractive, thin male that is comfortable being portrayed as a gay man.

If interested and available, please send an email to extras4empire@gmail.com with the following:
1) Subject Line: EVENT PLANNER
2) Include your name, age, height and weight along with email and phone number.
3) Attach three candid photos against a neutral background – close-up, 3/4 shot and full body in JPEG format. Make sure the photo is taken in decent lighting (no selfies), no sunglasses. Show us your style but make sure we can see your face!
*NOTE: Rename the title of your photo with your Full Name. You should do this with all of your submission photos.
4) Confirm you are available during the time frame listed above.

We will contact you if you are in consideration

ROLE: REAL NURSE

LOCATION: Chicago/Cinespace
RATES: $80/8
SHOOT DATE: Friday, 2/26/16

LOOKING FOR:
Female, Caucasian/Hispanic, Age Range: 45 – 60

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

1) Subject Line: Real Nurse

2) Include your name, age, height and weight along with email and phone number.

3) Attach three candid photos against a neutral background – close-up, 3/4 shot and full body in JPEG format. Make sure the photo is taken in decent lighting (no selfies), no sunglasses. Show us your style but make sure we can see your face!

*NOTE: Rename the title of your photo with your Full Name. You should do this with all of your submission photos.

4) Confirm that you are available to work on the date.

5) Give us an idea of your medical background. If you are used as a medical adviser on set, you may be bumped to $150/8.

We will be in contact if you are in consideration.

Be sure to check out all the other projects casting in the Chicago area.



3 thoughts on “Casting Call for “Empire” Season Finale in Chicago

  1. Keith Coleman

    I really just want to act, its my dream and am just trying to get my foot in the door. I get discouraged because I am from a small town where opportunities are limited but if someone gives me a chance, I promise not to disappoint.

    Reply
  2. Curtis. Jones

    I really love this show…… Please Contact Me If Y’all Need Extra People…. Thank You…

    Reply
  3. Aida Beasley

    I do background, Stand-in, print and commercials. Thank you.

    Reply

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