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The Casting Team is in Search of Tons of Background Actors to Work on an Upcoming Episode of ‘Empire’ Filming in Chicago, Illinois

About the Show – ‘Empire’

The ‘Empire’ TV series centers around a hip hop entertainment and music company called, ‘Empire Entertainment’. The family members fight to take control of the established company. The show is created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson play the lead characters.

The Casting Team is in Search of Background Actors to Work on an Upcoming Episode of ‘Empire’ in Chicago

The casting team of ‘Empire’, is searching for models and actors who can confidently work on an upcoming filming from Monday, 22nd of February, 2016 through Friday, 4th of March, 2016. The filming of this episode will take place in one of the finest hotels of Chicago, Illinois. The actors selected for these roles will be compensated for their time.

Casting Call for Background Actors for ‘Empire’ Filming in Chicago, Illinois

The team is searching for really good looking actors who have upscale attire and clothing.

The actors will be required to work on Monday, 22nd of February, 2016 through Friday, 4th of March, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The selected actors will be given $80 for 8 hours of working. However, these dates and location are tentative. Once the actors get selected, the confirmed dates and location will be provided to them.

If selected, you will be called for a wardrobe fitting before the filming date. The actors will be compensated for the wardrobe fitting as well. They will be given $25 for 2 hours of wardrobe fitting.

Key Details
  • Project: ‘Empire’
  • Role: Actors with good and upscale attire
  • Age: 18 and Older
  • Gender: Male and female
  • Ethnicity: Any
  • Must have upscale attire
  • Must register with the company’s website
  • Paid role: $80 for 8 hours
  • Paid fitting: $25 for 2 hours
  • Tentative shoot dates: Monday, 22nd of February, 2016 through Friday, 4th of March, 2016
  • Tentative shoot location: Posh hotels of Chicago, Illinois
  • Fitting location: Not yet decided
  • Fitting date: Not yet decided

If you think you fit in the description and are fully interested, apply with the following information to extras4empire@gmail.com with the subject line, ‘Empire Survey Photo 218 – Finale’.

  • Full legal name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Contact number
  • E-mail ID
  • Union status
  • Current city
  • Current status
  • ZIP code
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Recent and colored photo (JPEG format)
  • Confirm about availability

If you are applying for this role, you must make sure to send recent colored photos. Do not send selfies and do not hide your face wearing sunglasses, caps, or hats. The team wants to see your face clearly. You must send your photo in proper lighting and in attire that makes you look classy! The photo should be in no other format other than JPEG. You must keep in mind that the selection will be done on the basis of the photo so you must make sure to snap it well.

Anyone willing to apply for this role must register with the company’s website.

  1. Availability check or complete the survey

The team will send you the confirmation and availability check email few days before each episode. You will need to respond to the email as soon as possible. By responding, you will confirm about your availability for the desired shoot date. If you get an availability check email, it does not mean that you are booked; the team will see their production needs.

  1. Booking E-mail

If you are booked, you will get a booking email from the team. The booking email will highlight the details of the days you will be required to come and work. You must respond to your booking emails or else the team will replace you if you do not respond to them on time. If you respond to the availability check and fill out the survey, still do not receive the booking email, consider that you are not required for the episode. The team will send the booking email under 48 hours of the shoot date.

  1. Call Information

The day before your shoot date, the team will send you the call information email. This email is sent to the applicants anytime in between 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. You must respond to the email immediately. This is how the process will go on.

This is a great opportunity to be apart of a very well known show.  Even thought the roles are for extras, you will be working with professionals that know their way around the industry.  You will meet people that know what it takes to be successful, and you will be able to build your resume and your skills with their help.

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