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

05/16/2019

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.

 

GWCI is seeking NON-UNION CAUCASIAN MALES (18-70) to portray 1940s GERMAN RALLY GOERS for HBO’s new project ‘THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA’. !!PAID!! Fitting TBD in Queens. Works 5/29.

If you are interested and available, please email in to plot@gwcnyc.com with the subject line “FB RALLY GOERS” and include the following information:
-your name
-confirm you are non union
-phone number
-fully avail for shoot date, Wed, 5/29? (need full day availability!)
-available Monday 5/20 through Thursday 5/23 for a fitting in Queens?
-men: ok receiving 1940s hair cut?
-men: ok being clean shaven?
-men: height, weight, jacket, neck x sleeve, waist x inseam, and shoe
-what forms of ID would you be able to bring to fill out your I9?
-please note if you have any tattoos that would be visible in long sleeves
-include 2-3 current photos that show your CURRENT look (hair length, etc.) A waist up and a full body photo would be great!

*Please do not submit if you are under 18 or not local to the Tri-State area*

GRANT WILFLEY CASTING IS SEEKING SAG-AFTRA/NON-UNION CAUCASIAN MALE DRUMMERS FOR HBO’S NEW SERIES ‘THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA.’ !!PAID!! !!SPECIAL ABILITY RATE!!

Works Wed 5/29. This will be interior work, filming in the Westchester area. Production will provide transportation from Manhattan. Fitting TBD (between 5/17 and 5/24) in Queens.

Must be comfortable receiving a 1940s haircut & being around atmospheric smoke! This is a period project so please no wool allergies due to period costumes!

If interested (or know someone who is) please send the following to plot@gwcnyc.com:
-NAME
-CELL #
-UNION STATUS
-SIZES (height, weight, jacket, neck x sleeve, waist x inseam, shoe)
-confirm available on 5/29
-note if you’re comfortable receiving a 1940s haircut & being around atmospheric smoke
-note all drumming experience (how long, in what capacity, what types of drums)
-if you have snare drum experience, please note in what capacity
-recent color photos of your current look (no filters, no sunglasses, no hats)
-a video of you drumming, if possible

Make the subject line: FB DRUMMER

Looking for vintage cars from 1930-1940 for new HBO series PLOT AGAINST AMERICA, based on the novel by Philip Roth. Filming in NY and NJ from April 15-June 15. Email your name, union status (SAG-AFTRA or NonUnion), phone number, and the make / model / year / color of your car.

Please include photos of yourself and your car. We are looking for people who want to appear on camera with their car, as well as people who are willing to rent their vehicle to production. PAID COMPENSATION.

GRANT WILFLEY CASTING IS SEEKING SAG-AFTRA/NON-UNION TO PORTRAY FEATURED NORWEGIAN MALE FOR HBO’S SERIES ‘THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA.’

Works Thurs 6/6. This will be exterior work, filming in the Long Island area. Production will provide transportation from Manhattan. Fitting TBD will be in Queens.

Must be comfortable receiving a 1940s haircut & must be comfortable riding a bike. Please note if you can speak Norwegian.

This is a period project so please no wool allergies due to period costumes.

If interested please send the following to plot@gwcnyc.com:

-NAME
-CELL #
-UNION STATUS
-SIZES (height, weight, jacket, neck x sleeve, waist x inseam, shoe)

-confirm available on 6/6
-note if you’re comfortable receiving a 1940s haircut
-note if you are comfortable riding a bike
-note if you speak Norwegian
-recent color photos of your current look (no filters, no sunglasses, no hats)

Make the subject line: FB NORWEGIAN MAN



One thought on “HBO’s The Plot Against America Casting Extras in NJ / NY

  1. Scott Horowitz

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

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