Extras Casting in Atlanta for Nat Geo’s “Genuis: Aretha”

01/16/2020

A new season of Genius is now filming in the Atlanta area and the show has a casting call out for extras to be in the 2020 season of the show which will feature Aretha Franklin.

There are other Aretha Franklin projects in the works as well. Genius on National Geographic features different historical characters on each season of the show. Seasons one and two of genius featured Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso.

Cynthia Erivo stars as the Queen of Soul in the new Nat Geo TV show, Genius Aretha.  Cynthia Erivo won a Tony for her role in the Broadway production of  The Color Purple.  She is also starring in another biography based project, Harriet, in which she is playing  Harriet Tubman.

Genius: Aretha is an upcoming bio-series which is a project by National Geographic and Fox 21 Television Studios. The show is in the form of an 8 part mini series which also stars Courtney B. Vance as C.L. Franklin. According to Deadline, the rest of the cast and characters include David Cross playing Jerry Wexler, Malcolm Barrett as Ted White, Patrice Covington as Erma Franklin, Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Ruth Bowen, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Carolyn Franklin, and Sanai Victoria as Little Re.  The 8 part series will follow Aretha’s life from her early days in gospel all the way through to her super stardom and her current title as the Queen of Soul.

Genius: Aretha will premiere on  on National Geographic in May 2020, will be the first authorized scripted series about Aretha Franklin.

Extras casting call for “Genius Aretha”:

TV series for NatGeo

–NEW FACES THAT HAVE NOT ALREADY WORKED ON THIS PROJECT ONLY–

Work Date: WEDNESDAY 1/22/20

Rate: $94/10
Location: Marietta, GA

ENGINEER: Male who portrays as Caucasian, able to play age range 30s, conservative. Short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1960s or willing to let us cut your hair and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache.No locs or braids, NO shaved heads. Need to have some knowledge of sound recording to be able to operate tape machine. *This will be photo selected by Director so please only submit if you are fully available!

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight, sizes, specify any recording/sound experience you have and a RECENT photo ASAP to: GENIUS@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put ENGINEER in the subject line.

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING*

 

GENIUS: ARETHA  – TV series for NatGeo

–NEW FACES THAT HAVE NOT ALREADY WORKED ON THIS PROJECT ONLY–

Work Date: TUESDAY 1/21/20

Rate: $94/10
Location: MARIETTA, GA

TV SHOW CREW MEMBERS: Male and Female who portray as Caucasian, able to play age range 20-60, conservative. Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1960s or willing to let us cut your hair and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache.No locs or braids, NO shaved heads. Ladies: Natural hair color only, NO locs or braids, hair able to be put in rollers or pin curls. Natural nails only-NO acrylic or SNS, no coffin/stiletto/square shaped nails or color.

Seeking the following types for our TV SHOW CREW: Camera Operators (Male, let us know if you have any experience operating tv/video cameras), Sound Techs (Male, let us know if you have any experience operating sound equipment or boom mics), Grips & Stage Hands (male, should be comfortable handling cables and moving equipment), Stage Managers (male and female, professional types), Makeup Artist type (female, let us know if you have any experience applying makeup to someone other than yourself), Hair Stylist (male, a bit flamboyant), Wardrobe Person type (female, stylish).

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight, sizes and a RECENT photo ASAP to: GENIUS@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put TV SHOW CREW in the subject line. *

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING*



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