Extras Casting Call for 50 Cent TV Show “For Life” in NYC


New TV show, For Life,  is filming in New York and they are now casting paid extras.

NYC area locals have a chance at getting into an upcoming ABC legal drama, as a paid background actor, well… provided that they match the descriptions being cast.

ABC has picked up a new TV series which is being produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The fictional series is described as a legal drama which focuses on a former inmate who goes on to become a lawyer. For Life is created by Hank Steinberg and will have a premiere date as a mid-season show for the 2019 / 2020 television season.  “For Life” is being produced by ABC Studios & Sony Pictures Television.

ABC has currently ordered season 1 of the show and IMDB has the following description… A prisoner becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.

Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., “For Life” is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about Aaron, a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. Aaron’s complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden helps shine a light on the flaws and challenges in the U.S. penal and legal systems.

Interested? Here is the casting call:

GWCI is seeking NON-UNION intimidating type men to portray various prisoners & prison gang members for the 50 Cent produced ABC series “FOR LIFE”. Potentially works various TBD dates throughout season (shooting starts on Tuesday 9/3).

Seeking various types to portray the following: white supremacist gang members, Latino gang members, African American gang members, and Middle Eastern gang members. Also seeking older types, large / in shape types, and character types.

Please email casting@gwcnyc.com with the subject line marked “FB PRISONER” and provide the following info in the body of your email:

-Full name
-Confirm you are Non-Union
-Phone number
-If you have general availability throughout season (all filming is in the NYC area)
-If you worked on the Untitled 50 Cent pilot and as what/when
-IMPORTANT: if you have any visible tattoos and WHERE, as well as if you have proper written clearance from the artist
-What form of US issued ID you can provide for your I9
-Height and weight
-Note if comfortable receiving FAKE / REMOVABLE gang tattoos
-Multiple selfies / full body shots to show your CURRENT look

We will be in touch via text or email if we can get you on when we have more concrete dates.

Also casting:

GWC is seeking Non-Union 14-17 year old African American & Latino types to portray Bronx High School Students for ABC’s new series ‘For Life.’ Works Tuesday 9/3 in NYC area.

If interested, please email casting@gwcnyc.com and change the subject line to: ‘FB HIGH SCHOOL’ and include the following information”

-Your child’s name
-Confirm they are Non-Union
-Phone number
-Age & DOB
-Confirm they have a valid NY state work permit & trust account
-Confirm full day availability for Tuesday 9/3
-Their height and weight
-What form of US issued they can provide for the I-9
-Note if you have worked on the pilot ‘For Life’ this past Spring
-Multiple selfies / full body shots to show their current look

We will reach out if we think you have a good fit for this scene!

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