Sony Pictures extras casting call for 'Sparkle' starring Jordin Sparks

Sony Pictures Sparkles Extras Casting Call

"Sparkle" will film in the Detroit, MI area for six weeks in October and November, 2011.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment will be shooting a remake of the music-themed 1976 film "Sparkle" inspired by the story of The Supremes. The extras casting director needs to hire over 3,000 background actors to work on the film in the Detroit, Michigan area this Fall, 2011. All ages and types are needed, no experience is necessary, this is fully paid employment, and there no fees to apply or work on the film. Columbia TriStar Pictures will distribute.

"Sparkle" stars the beautiful and talented singer-songwriter, model and actress Jordin Sparks. Jordin stars in the lead role of the youngest daughter of three, a music prodigy named Sparkle Williams, and her struggle to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. Whitney Houston will play the not-so encouraging mother of Sparks' character. Mike Epps will play a wealthy comedian named Satin, who woes one of the sisters into a drug filled abusive relationship.

Two-time Image Award nominee Salim Akil will direct from a screenplay written by his beautiful and talented wife, BET Comedy Award winning producer/writer/actress Mara Brock Akil. Salim Akil's directing credits include the recent TriStar comedy feature film "Jumping the Broom" (which Mike Epps also acted in), 13 episodes of the Primetime Emmy nominated series "Girlfriends," and 52 episodes of the popular TV series "The Game". Mara Brock Akil is creator, executive producer, and head writer of "The Game" which will begin it's fifth season in 2012. Mara was also consulting producer on the Golden Globe nominated series "Cougar Town," executive producer and writer of "Girlfriends," supervising producer of "The Jamie Foxx Show," and producer of the series "Moesha" among others. Salim and Mara Akil will also produce "Sparkle".

Two-time Primetime Emmy nominated Debra Martin Chase and Gaylyn Fraiche will produce "Sparkle" for Sony Pictures under the banner of her company Martin Chase Productions. TDJ Enterprises' T.D. Jakes and Curtis Wallace will also produce. Scott Putman of Stage 6 Films will executive produce. Stage 6 Films is a label created by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and takes its name from the location of its main office, the Stage 6 building at Sony Pictures Studios - originally an actual soundstage used for such films as The Wizard of Oz. Howard Rosenman will co-executive produce.

Casting Call Details

Over 3,000 extras will be needed to work various days over a 6 week period from October 10, 2011 through November 18, 2011. All ages (see note below regarding minors) and types are needed, any ethnicity. Michigan residents will get first consideration for roles. These are fully paid roles.

To be considered for background work on "Sparkle", submit the following information:

• A recent color snapshot. Does not have to be professionally taken.
• All clothing sizes.
• Complete contact information.
• Your location.

Email to the following:

Put "Sparkle Extras" in the subject line of your email.

Note: A separate casting notice will be posted for teens and children under 18 yrs old.

Shooting on "Sparkle" will take place in the Detroit, Michigan area from October 10, 2011 through November 18, 2011.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Twinkie Byrd
"Sparkle" Actor Submission
c/o Twink of an Eye Casting
10202 West Washington Blvd.
Clark Gable Building
RM 205
Culver City, CA 90232

Extras Casting


Ryan Hill Casting
"Sparks" Extras
28782 Everett Street
Southfield, MI 48076

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

"Sparkle" Production Office
Stage 6 Films, Inc.
400 Monroe Street
Suite 690
Detroit, MI 48226

Sony Pictures Entertainment
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Martin Chase Productions
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Stage 6 Films
10202 W Washington Blvd
Stage 6 Bldg
Culver City, CA 90232

TriStar Pictures
10202 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232


Debra Martin Chase
TD Jakes
Curtis Wallace
Howard Rosenman
Gaylyn Fraiche
Salim Akil
Mara Akil


Salim Akil


Jordin Sparks - Sparkle Williams
Mike Epps - Satin
Whitney Houston - Effie


1960s Detroit: Despite their religious mother Effie's (Whitney Houston) strict instructions to stay away from anything reeking of fame, singer/songwriter Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) convinces her sisters to form a singing group. As the trio's popularity grows, Sparkle loses one sister to drugs and an abusive relationship with a man named Satin (Mike Epps), and the other sister to medical school, prompting Sparkle to find the confidence to strike out on her own. Remake of the 1976 film directed by Sam O'Steen.