HBO’s The Plot Against America Casting Extras in NJ / NY

09/10/2019

HBO has teamed up with David Simon and Ed Burns for an upcoming mini-series.

The show will be filming in New Jersey / New York and NY based GWC is currently casting paid extras.  This is a period piece and the extras casting directors are looking for people that can pull off a 1940’s look.

According to HBO’s web site, the series is set in New Jersey and the story is told through the eyes of a working class Jewish family. The series is based on the Phillip Roth book of the same name.

HBO has announced that The Plot Against America will be a 6 part miniseries with David Simon and Ed Burns writing.  The pair will also executive produce the show along with the original author, Phillip Roth, and others.  David Simon and Ed Burns were also behind The Wire.

The Plot Against America was published in 2004 and tells the story as an alternative history. In the book’s alternative history, Franklin D. Roosevelt lost the presidential election, after which antisemitism becomes acceptable by the public and Jewish families find themselves being prosecuted. Beating out Roosevelt is Charles Lindbergh, a populist and his administration changes America and steers them towards xenophobia.

 

GRANT WILFLEY CASTING IS SEEKING NON-UNION CAUCASIAN BOYS (14-18) TO PORTRAY JEWISH NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS. Fitting TBD (likely 9/13). WORKS Tues 9/17. This is PAID EXTRAS work for the new HBO/David Simon series ‘PLOT AGAINST AMERICA.’

This will be exterior work, filming in New Jersey on 9/17. Production will provide a van on the work date. Fitting will be in Queens, TBD likely 9/13.

Boys must be ok with receiving 1940s haircut. Must have valid NY work permit and trust account!!

There will be atmospheric smoke used on set. NO WOOL ALLERGIES!

If interested & available please send the following to plot@gwcnyc.com:
-child’s name
-child’s age (if under 18)
-union status (non-union or SAG)
-confirm available for 9/17 and a TBD fitting
-confirm ok with the 1940s haircut
-sizes (height, weight, shirt, pants, shoe)
-does child have valid NY work permit & trust account?
-recent COLOR photos to show current look (no hats! no sunglasses! no filters!)

Make the subject line FB NEIGHBORHOOD KID

GRANT WILFLEY CASTING IS SEEKING UPSTATE NY LOCALS FOR BACKGROUND WORK ON HBO SERIES, THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA! (SAG-AFTRA and non union welcome to submit! All ages and types!)

If you or anyone you know lives in the Albany/Kingston NY or neighboring areas, please direct them to the following post and encourage them to submit!

We’ll be shooting in the Athens/Kingston/Bloomville/Hudson areas from Mon, 9/23 through Thurs, 9/26!



9 thoughts on “HBO’s The Plot Against America Casting Extras in NJ / NY

  1. Chiarina

    Definitely available and live in upstate ny and emailed

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  2. Nicholas Anthony Iorio

    I am available and would like to start by getting paid extras roles, and am very comfortable in front of cameras, and I have an acting reel on utube , all u have to do is go to utube and type in my name Nicholas Iorio. I think I can bring more to the table then an extra but everyone has to start somewhere. I hope you can use me.

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  3. Kayla Manuel

    When is last day of filming for Plot Against America?

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  4. Sonali Ambekar

    Interested! 26-year-old Indian girl residing in Fort Lee. I am available and would like to try my hands on in this piece.

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  5. Fay Blau

    I am interested in extra work for The Plot against America, I live in Manhattan, I have taken acting classes.

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  6. Melis

    Hi, I’m here in NYC. I wanna be an extra actor. I’m always free. You can call anytime.

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    1. Melissa Hullender

      I’m available for a extra part in, The Plot Against America

      Reply
  7. Julill Rivera

    looking for paid extra work. Comfortable in front of cameras and excellent communication skills. Attended acting class in Bloomfield New Jersey.

    Reply
  8. Scott Horowitz

    Interested in extra work for The Plot Against America. Live in Millburn, NJ. 63 years old

    Reply

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