Open casting call for men, women and children to work as extras in Universal Pictures 'Get On Up'

Time: 11am-6pm
Where: Mississippi Department of Education (Central High School bldg)
359 North West Street (Use the West Street Entrance)
Jackson, MS 39201


- ALL TYPES of MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN, ALL AGES (age 0 to 80!!) are needed

The following specific types are especially needed:

• Younger men and women, ages 14 to 30, Afr. Amer and Caucasian for school scenes and also concert scenes!!
• African American men and women, all ages for church scenes as well as concert scenes (the Apollo, etc..)
• Attractive Caucasian men and women for a Hollywood scene in 1964 - ages 18 and over
• Military Men, all ethnicities, ages 18 to 35 for a performance scene by James Brown during the Vietnam war!

Important Notes:

• IF you have a CURRENT PHOTO (smaller size,- 4 x 6, 5 x 7, etc...) that we can keep, please bring one" (OR a photo will be taken at the casting). Headshots and resumes are welcome as well.
• Hair requirements: This is a period film that spans 1940 thru 1990. Men should start letting their hair grow for us to shape as needed. Women, please sign up or submit photos with your natural hair length and color visible. If women have extremely short hair, please also let it grow a bit. The majority of this movie takes place before 1975, so the hair will need to be styled to look period correct (from the 1940s thru the early 1970’s!!)
• Please come dressed either in your “Sunday Best” or a nice casual outfit. Again, please come with your hair styled so that we can see the real length.
• This is for PAID extra work - the basic pay rate is $64 for 8 hrs (8 hr guarantee), with overtime after 8 hrs. A normal film day is a 12 hr day or more. This is a fun opportunity to come and hopefully work on the movie for a day or two as an extra, without a full-time commitment, if you are chosen!!
For more info, OR if you cannot make it to the casting call but would still like to apply, please go to - click on the link to Get On Up Casting info!!

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