Paid Extras Casting in NYC / Rhode Island for HBO TV Show The Gilded Age


Extras casting call in NYC for The Gilded Age TV Show.

The HBO historical TV series is resuming production in Rhode Island and New York and is currently casting for paid extras/ background actors.

The show is set in the late 1800’s, a time that war referred to as the gilded age. The Gilded Age is described as a historical period drama and was developed by Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. The show has been in the works for quite sometime and back in 2012, Julian Fellows announced the show as a prequel to Downtown Abbey.

If interested, please check out the casting notice below.

Please note that there are multiple casting notices listed below for the same production.

Rhode Island locals for Season 2 of HBO’s THE GILDED AGE! Please take a look at the casting call and submit by emailing and change subject line to read “IG Newport

Local” and include the following in the body of your email:
-your name
-phone #
-height, weight, clothing and shoe sizes
-Current photos that clearly depict your current hair color/length and look. no hats, no filters, and no sunglasses please!
-Which forms of IDs you will be bringing for your i9
-Confirm you are a Rhode Island local


GWCI is seeking New York City area locals, NYC based Men & Women to portray African American Restaurant Patrons & HBCU Students, 20’s-30’s age range for Season 2 the HBO Series The Gilded Age.

This background performer role is covered by a SAG-AFTRA CBA and subject to a Preference of Employment provision.
This background performer role is NOT covered by a SAG-AFTRA CBA and subject to a Preference of Employment provision.
-The filming will take place 6/13, 6/14, 6/15.
– TBD fitting dates from early-mid May in Greenpoint.
-Covid test 48 hours prior to fitting and work dates.
-The rate for this work will be: SAG-AFTRA members = SAG-AFTRA background pay scale. Non-SAG = $165/10hrs; Covid Test = $60; Fitting = $30/2hours
-There may be atmospheric smoke in the interior scenes
Scenes are set in the 1880s….

If you portray a student you MUST be okay working around chickens & livestock!
– MEN & WOMEN must have NO VISIBLE TATTOOS. (especially on neck, shoulders, upper back, chest, & hands)
– MEN & WOMEN must have NO wool allergies & must NOT have braces.
– WOMEN must have natural SHOULDER LENGTH HAIR, NO balayage, NO undercuts, NO wigs, NO weaves, NO braids, NO ombre or unnatural looking highlights.
– WOMEN must be okay with working in a corset, bustle and multiple layers as appropriate to the 1880s.
– WOMEN must NOT have acrylic nails,
gel polish, etc. MUST HAVE BARE NAILS!

– MEN must have natural hair colors, ok getting period haircut, and being clean-shaven if your look is clean shaven. If you have facial hair/mustache, should be willing to get it altered. NO buzzed cuts, fades, edging, shaved sides, etc.

– MEN Must be comfortable being clean shaven for the shoot OR if you have facial hair already, must be willing to have it altered in an 1880’s style.
To submit, email with the subject line “FB TGA Patrons & Students” please make sure to include the following in the body of your email:

-Your Name & Number
-If you are a SAG-AFTRA member in good standing or Non-SAG
-Sizes: Men-height, weight, chest, neck x sleeve, true waist @ belly button x inseam, shoes.
-Sizes:Women-height, weight, dress, bust x true waist (smallest part of waist) x hips, shoes.

-3 Current photos, no hats, and no filters. (Please make sure you include a full body photo as well as a selfie so we can clearly see your current look, hair color, and hair length. Photos from the back to show this would be helpful!)
-Understood Vax Memo (see below)
-Okay with working around chickens & livestock.
-Men: confirm you are okay altering facial hair/being clean shaven facial hair wise if needed as well as willing to get an 1880’s hair cut

-Available 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, for TBD fitting, and to covid tests 48 hours prior.
Please be advised that to work on The Gilded Age S2, all cast members must be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”). Being “up-to-date” means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. In other words, this means that at least 2 weeks have elapsed since receiving the 2nd dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or since receiving a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; and when a booster shot is recommended, that the individual has received it.

Currently the CDC recommends a booster shot be received 5 months after the last dose of the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna and 2 months after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Individuals who are hired prior to being eligible for a booster will need to commit to receiving a booster dose within 2 weeks of the date they become eligible to be able to continue to work in Zone A.

You must be able to show proof of vaccination status prior to your start date. All vaccination records will be maintained confidentially and securely by production.If you are offered employment on The Gilded Age S2 and would like to request an accommodation to this policy due to medical or religious reasons, you must submit your request for approval via WarnerMedia’s Xempt portal.

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