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CASTING ALERT: Netflix’s ‘Sweet Girl’ Starring Jason Momoa Needs Talent + More Regional Gigs


Dec. 03, 2019

Looking for a great gig near you? There are tons of opportunities in cities across the country. The Netflix feature “Sweet Girl,” starring Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”), needs background actors as does the new Warner Bros. feature film about assassinated Black Panther activist Fred Hampton. Also, a new MTV series is looking for people who feel like they’re being hidden in their relationship, a digital reality series is seeking first-time homebuyers, and more!
“SWEET GIRL” The Netflix feature film “Sweet Girl” is seeking talent for background roles as a mother and her kids. The film stars Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”) as a husband “who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death.” The production wants Asian, Indian, or Middle Eastern female talent, aged 30–49, to play the mother and male talent, aged 8–12, to play her two kids. Shooting will take place on Dec. 7 and 9 in Pittsburgh, PA. Talent must be available both days. Talent will be paid $200 per 12-hour day. Apply here!
“UNTITLED FRED HAMPTON PROJECT” A Warner Bros. feature about the assassinated Black Panther activist Fred Hampton is casting talent for background roles. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield and is a period piece set in the ’60s–’70s. The production wants black, Latino, Hispanic, or white male talent, aged 30–69, with period hairstyles to play FBI agents. Shooting will take place on Dec. 9 in Cleveland, OH. Talent will be paid $10 per hour with a guaranteed eight hours minimum. Apply here!
“HAWAII FIVE-0” The CBS series “Hawaii Five-0,” starring Scott Caan and Alex O’Loughlin, is looking for talent, aged 18 and older, for background roles. The show follows an elite police force in Hawaii. Shooting will take place on Dec. 6 or 10 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Talent will be paid. Apply here!
NEW MTV SHOW A new show for MTV wants talent, aged 18–40, of all ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientations. The show is seeking people in a great relationship where they haven’t been introduced to their partner’s family and friends yet, or never see them, and it feels like they’re being kept hidden. Production dates and location is dependent on the cast. Talent will be paid. Apply here!
“THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHEOLOGIST” A digital reality series for Tastemade, “The Neighborhood Archeologist,” is looking for real-life first time home buyers. The show wants talent, aged 18–40, seeking to purchase their first house in San Antonio, Raleigh, Colorado Springs, or Los Angeles. Shooting will take place from Feb.–March 2020. Talent will be paid $2,500 for 3–4 days of filming. Apply here!
LOCAL FURNITURE STORE COMMERCIAL A local commercial for a furniture store is seeking talent with comedy experience to play principals. The comedic spot shows a couple so comfortable at Toms-Price furniture store, that it leaves sales rep Dennis in an awkward position. The production wants white male and female talent, aged 45–55, to play the husband and wife and white male talent, aged 28–35, to play Dennis. Auditions are by appointment on Dec. 13 in Chicago, IL. Shooting is on Dec. 19 in Lincolnshire, IL. Talent will be paid $1,000 which includes a buyout. Apply here!
“KIRKLAND & ELLIS MOCK TRIAL” A mock trial conducted by junior attorneys at a law firm needs talent to play witnesses. Specifics on roles will be provided on-site at the audition, which is an open casting call on Dec. 9 and 10 in Chicago, IL. The program runs on either Jan. 13–14 or 16–17, 2020, in Chicago. Talent will be paid $300–$825 with Equity Special Appearance contracts available. Apply here!
PERSONAL PHOTOS: SENIOR COUPLES A heartfelt commercial project about technology keeping loved ones connected wants cherished photos and videos of special family members. The spot will focus on a grandmother and grandfather remembering cherished moments with the assistance of a home device. The spot wants photos spanning 40+ years, featuring families maturing and senior couples. Talent will be paid $10,000 minimum if images are selected for the final spot. Apply here!
RAIN-X WINTER PHOTOSHOOT A lifestyle photo shoot for the car care product brand Rain-X wants black and multiracial talent for principal roles. The winter-themed spot will feature lifestyle and close-up product shoots of wiper blades being installed. Photos will be used on the brand’s website, on social media, and for promotional use. The shoot wants multiracial male and female talent, aged 35–50, to play a young dad and mom, and black female talent, aged 20–35, to play a millennial. Exterior shooting is on Dec. 9 in Salt Lake City, UT with potential pick-ups on Dec. 10. Talent will be paid $250 for the half-day plus meals. Apply here!
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