Oprah Winfrey’s “Queen Sugar” television series is beginning production and has a casting notice out in the Nola area.
The show is casting for various small roles, extras and stand-ins. Caballero casting announced that they are now accepting submissions for talent of all ages including kids. There are also small recurring roles available for kids who are home schooled or able to take off of school for multiple days. The casting directors are particularly interested in adults with actual farming experience, basketball players and those with character face and weathered looks. “Queen Sugar” is scheduled to film beginning this month and into the summer around the New Orleans, Louisiana and St. James Parish areas.
The new show is created, directed and executive produced by Ava DuVernay (Selma) and Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey and DuVernay worked on the 2014 film Selma together. Ava DuVernay is writing and directing the new show which was picked up by OWN for 13 episodes. The new show features a completely female directorial team. “Queen Sugar” is based on a novel with same name written by Natalie Baszile which follows the lives of two sisters, Nova Bordelon played by Rutina Wesley and Charley Bordelon played by Dawn-Lyen Gardner. Oprah Winfrey is executive producing the new show. Winfrey will also have a recurring role in the show.
One of the sisters is a journalist from New Orleans, the other is a woman with a teen daughter living in Los Angeles. After receiving an inheritance of a sugarcane farm in Louisiana, the woman and her daughter move from Los Angeles to live on the farm.
NOW CASTING PAID BACKGROUND ACTORS!
SHOW INFO: “Queen Sugar”, an upcoming drama on OWN: Oprah Winfrey’s network DIRECTOR: Ava DuVernay (Selma)
FILMING Dates/Location: Mid February-July in New Orleans and St. James Parish(Vacherie)
We will be casting men and women of all ages and ethnicities!
Recurring Roles will be cast for the following:
Children that are able to take off of school for multiple days (all ethnicities)
Character Faces/Weathered looking adults with REAL FARMING experience *Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian & Latino men and women of all ages, kids included.
SUBJECT LINE: GENERAL SUBMISSION
INCLUDE IN SUBMISSION: Name, Age, Ethnicity, Contact #, Height/Weight, City of Residency, do you have reliable transportation Yes/No, and include 2 clear, current photos of yourself
*(One full body and one head shot, no selfies.) Please stand in front of a solid wall and have someone take photos of you with a smart phone-see attached example picture.
PLEASE NOTE IN SUBMISSION:
Farming experience if applicable and any special abilities that come to mind ie. musician, basketball player, etc.
Include photos of vehicle if applicable and state YEAR, MAKE & MODEL
Be sure to register for free with us www.mycastingfile.com if you have not done so already!
NOW CASTING FORMER COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYERS
SHOW INFO: “Queen Sugar”, an upcoming drama on OWN: Oprah Winfrey’s network
FILMING Location/Dates: This scene will film in New Orleans, Date TBA (Currently scheduled for SUNDAY February 28th: subject to change)
PAY RATE: (TBA-Featured Rate)
Currently casting males with former COLLEGE basketball playing experience.
**We will be casting males of all ethnicities, age range 22-35.
**DO NOT submit if you have aspirations to play on a collegiate level team
**DO NOT submit if you currently play on a collegiate level team.
SUBJECT LINE: “BASKETBALL PLAYER”
INCLUDE IN SUBMISSION: Name, Age, Ethnicity, Contact #, Height/Weight, City/state of Residency, do you have reliable transportation Yes/No, and include 2 clear, current photos of yourself (One full body and one head shot, no selfies.) Please stand in front of a solid wall and have someone take photos of you with a smart phone!
Please note in submission: ** Short bio of your basketball playing experience**