Extras Casting in Atlanta for Nat Geo’s “Genuis: Aretha”

Central Casting

Job Position(s): Extras
Project Type: Series
Job Date: Various
Compensation: Paid
Union Status: Non-Union

A new season of Genius is now filming in the Atlanta area and the show has a casting call out for extras to be in the 2020 season of the show which will feature Aretha Franklin.

There are other Aretha Franklin projects in the works as well. Genius on National Geographic features different historical characters on each season of the show. Seasons one and two of genius featured Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso.

Cynthia Erivo stars as the Queen of Soul in the new Nat Geo TV show, Genius Aretha.  Cynthia Erivo won a Tony for her role in the Broadway production of  The Color Purple.  She is also starring in another biography based project, Harriet, in which she is playing  Harriet Tubman.

Genius: Aretha is an upcoming bio-series which is a project by National Geographic and Fox 21 Television Studios. The show is in the form of an 8 part mini series which also stars Courtney B. Vance as C.L. Franklin. According to Deadline, the rest of the cast and characters include David Cross playing Jerry Wexler, Malcolm Barrett as Ted White, Patrice Covington as Erma Franklin, Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Ruth Bowen, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Carolyn Franklin, and Sanai Victoria as Little Re.  The 8 part series will follow Aretha’s life from her early days in gospel all the way through to her super stardom and her current title as the Queen of Soul.

Genius: Aretha will premiere on  on National Geographic in May 2020, will be the first authorized scripted series about Aretha Franklin.

Extras casting call for “Genius Aretha”:

**GENIUS: ARETHA*** – TV series for NatGeo

–PLEASE SHARE with anyone you know that fits these descriptions– **NEW FACES THAT HAVE NEVER WORKED THIS PROJECT or have only worked in large audience/congregations scenes only!**

Work Date: WEDNESDAY 2/19/20

Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

HOTEL BELLHOPS: Males who portray as African American, age range 20s-40, clean-cut, conservative, upscale, professional. Size range 38-42R suit, average sizes. Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1960s or willing to let us cut your hair (No locs/braids/twists, NO shaved heads) and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache (NO goatees/beards at all so MUST be willing to shave).

UPSCALE BARTENDER: Male who portrays as Caucasian, age range 20s-40, clean-cut, conservative, upscale, professional. Average sizes. Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1960s or willing to let us cut your hair (No locs/braids/twists, NO shaved heads) and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache (NO goatees/beards at all so MUST be willing to shave). MUST have real bartending experience and “know how to handle a bottle” and mix drinks with flair

BANQUET WAITSTAFF & BUSBOYS: Males and Females who portray as African American, age range 20s-40s, clean-cut, conservative, upscale. Should have your own black dress pants and white long sleeve dress shirt.. Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1960s or willing to let us cut your hair (No locs/braids/twists, NO shaved heads) and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache (NO goatees/beards at all so MUST be willing to shave). Ladies: Natural hair color only, NO locs/braids/twists, hair able to be put in rollers or pin curls. Natural nails only-NO acrylic or SNS, no coffin/stiletto/square shaped nails or color. MUST have real wait staff/server experience so that you are able to carry trays of food/drinks

HOTEL EMPLOYEES: Males and Females who portray as African American or Caucasian, age range 20s-50s, clean-cut, conservative, upscale, professional. Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1960s or willing to let us cut your hair (No locs/braids/twists, NO shaved heads) and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache (NO goatees/beards at all so MUST be willing to shave). Ladies: Natural hair color only, NO locs/braids/twists, hair able to be put in rollers or pin curls. Natural nails only-NO acrylic or SNS, no coffin/stiletto/square shaped nails or color.

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight, sizes and a RECENT photo ASAP

To apply for this job email your details to GENIUS@CENTRALCASTING.COM


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