Rush Call, Featured Extras Roles in Chicago for “Empire” Season 3

09/28/2016

Casting paid extras on FOX hit series “Empire.

Empire” filming the Chicago, Illinois area  is looking for Chicago talent to play bodyguards.

FOX’s “Empire” is currently casting background talent to work  this summer and fall on Empire” season 3. The show is looking for Chicagoland area locals who would like to work as paid extras to fill small roles on the series. The show’s extras casting directors at Chicago’s 4 Star Casting are seeking locals in the area for an upcoming scene.   If you don’t fit the look… you may still be able to get cast in a small role this season, the show will be needing many more types and will release more casting calls for extras very soon.

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 will begin in early July 2016 and “Empire” will film through March of 2017.

FOX Empire TV show cast

Fox’s “Empire”  is written by the team behind “Lee Daniels: The Butler.”   “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. Complicating the situation is his ex wife, Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson.  She is back and looking to claim her piece of the pie.

Hip-hop artist and CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon, has always ruled unchallenged, but a medical diagnosis predicts he will be incapacitated in three years, which prompts the sharks to circle. Without further damaging his family, he must decide which of his three sons will take over. His favorite, young Hakeem, is a gifted musician but values fame over hard work. Middle son, Jamal, is talented and shy but gay — embarrassing to Lyon. The oldest, Andre, is business-minded but lacks charisma. The reappearance of Cookie, his ex-wife, complicates things; she says he owes her for taking the fall for the drug-running that financed his early career. – IMDB.

FOX Empire show casting paid TV extras

Looking for a small role on “Empire” or trying to figure out how to get cast as an extra on the show? Here is the “Empire” casting information to be considered.

NON-UNION EXTRA ROLE
RATE: $84/8
LOCATION: CHICAGO
DATE: THURSDAY, 9/29

ROLE: EMPIRE EMPLOYEE
CAUCASIAN MALE AND FEMALE
AGES 30-55

WHITE COLLAR PROFESSIONAL TYPES

If available all day on Thursday, 9/29, email extras4empire@gmail.com:
1) Put “EMPIRE EMPLOYEE” in the subject line of your email.
2) Include your name, age, height, weight, measurements, phone number, current zip code and email address.
3) Send RECENT, candid photos (one full length, one from the shoulders up so we can clearly see your face). The better the photo quality, the better your chance of being chosen.
4) NAME YOUR JPEG WITH YOUR FULL NAME!
5)Did you fill out the 4 Star Master Survey? YES or NO

Casting Kids for Empire

NON-UNION EXTRA ROLE
RATE: $150/8
LOCATION: CHICAGO
DATE: THURSDAY, 9/29

ROLE: NEIGHBORHOOD KID (MINOR)

African American – Ages 6-10
MUST HAVE WORK PERMIT!
If available all day on Thursday, 9/29, email extras4empire@gmail.com:
1) Put “NEIGHBORHOOD KID” in the subject line of your email.

2) Include your name, age, height, weight, measurements, phone number, current zip code and email address.
3) Send RECENT, candid photos (one full length, one from the shoulders up so we can clearly see your face). The better the photo quality, the better your chance of being chosen.
4) NAME YOUR JPEG WITH YOUR FULL NAME!
5)Did you fill out the 4 Star Master Survey? YES or NO

CASTING CALL MULTIPLE ROLES ON EMPIRE.

DATE:  9/28
TIME: TBD – You should have open availability for the day and night.
RATE: $84/8
LOCATION: Chicago

NON-UNION EXTRAS ROLE:

FEATURED HOSTESS
Very Pretty, Age: 20s, Any Ethnicity

FEATURED VALET
Male, Early-mid 20s, Any Ethnicity

PEDESTRIAN W/ LUXURY CAR
Male/Female, Any Age, Any Ethnicity, You must have a luxury car

FEATURED BARTENDER
Male/Female, Very Attractive, Any Age, Experience Preferred

2 BUSBOYS @ HIGH END RESTAURANT
Male, Caucasion or Hispanic, 18+

UPSCALE DINING PATRONS
Male/Female, 30s-60s, Any Ethnicity

If interested and available all day tomorrow, email the following to extras4empire@gmail.com:
1) Put the role you’re submitting for in the subject line of your email.
2) Include your name, age, height, weight, measurements, phone number, current zip code and email address.
3) Send RECENT, candid photos (one full length, one from the shoulders up so we can clearly see your face). The better the photo quality, the better your chance of being chosen.
4) NAME YOUR JPEG WITH YOUR FULL NAME!
5) Please list if you have worked on Empire. If yes, what scene/role?

We will contact you if you are in consideration.

Extras must also fill out an availability survey. See this page for the details.

We will contact you if you are in consideration!

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

Welcome to EMPIRE, a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire (Terrence Howard) whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. Set to an original soundtrack written and produced by hip-hop hitmaker Timbaland.

Here is the “Empire” season 2 recap that FOX released earlier this month.



One thought on “Rush Call, Featured Extras Roles in Chicago for “Empire” Season 3

  1. Kenneth Eugene Young

    I also write & have works completed, motion picture screenplays, dramatic stage play, 2 books & am currently writing an original musical.

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