‘Roots’ Remake Mini-Series Open Casting Call

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‘Roots’ Remake Mini-Series Open Casting Call in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Caballero Casting is now looking for extras to work on the TV mini-series ‘Roots’ while it films in New Orleans, Louisiana.

According to The Verge, A&E Networks is working on the Roots remake. The new mini-series will be a remake of the classic 1997 miniseries that traced a black family’s history from salvery on to the end of the Civil War. The eight-episode series, which has been in the works since 2013, will air simultaneously on The History Channel, A&E, and Lifetime in 2016.

To audition for a role on the ‘Roots’ remake, check out the casting call details below:

‘Roots’ Mini-Series Open Casting Call

Kids Casting Call

URGENT URGENT CASTING FOR YOUNG KIDS for ROOTS!!!

African American Kids from 0 MONTHS- 6 years of age to work in Baton Rouge on Monday, August 24th. Selected kids will work other days (TBA) in the New Orleans area. FITTINGS WILL take place in NOLA area before filming begins on Friday, this Friday!!

These kids will be picture picked by the director, featured.

Please note** We will not be able to book kids with modern haircuts/styles or braces. All kids will have to have natural/grown out hair and no braids.

EMAIL: [email protected]
Subject Line: Chicken George’s Kids
Include: Child’s Name, Guardian’s Name, Contact #, Height/weight, Age and current, clear photos. Do not submit photos that are ALTERED, no hats/sunglasses either please. We must have the right kind of photos to submit to the director. See our example.

Extras Casting Call

NOW CASTING PAID BACKGROUND ACTORS for the UPCOMING TELEVISION MINI-SERIES, “ROOTS”!

WE WILL BE CASTING MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL AGES/ETHNICITIES!!

“ROOTS” is a remake of the original mini-series, “ROOTS”, and is scheduled to air in 2016 on three cable networks: HISTORY, LIFETIME and A&E.
STORY LINE:
The original “ROOTS” (1977) is known for earning 9 Emmys, a Golden Globe and a Peabody award.

DATES/FILMING LOCATION: Mid August-December : New Orleans, LA and surrounding areas

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION:
Email: [email protected]

Subject Line: GENERAL SUBMISSION

INCLUDE IN SUBMISSION: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/Weight, Wardrobe sizes, City/state of Residency, reliable transportation: YES OR NO, list any musical instruments you play, and include 2 CURRENT, CLEAR photos like the example attached.
Do not wear hats/sunglasses or makeup. Please wear hair down & natural.
**Feel free to include any previous experience you may have working as a stand-in.

SUBMISSION NOTE: BG will be asked to stop grooming. Please inform us prior in submission if you cannot commit. If you do not currently have grown out hair, please re-submit in time once your hair is grown out. Fittings will likely take place throughout the run of the shoot and not everyone will be cast immediately.

MEN: GROW HAIR ON HEAD and FACE Continuously: No modern haircuts such as Fades, military cuts, unnatural hair colors….Please note if you are NOT OKAY with receiving a haircut.
WOMEN: We will be casting females with NATURAL HAIR given the time period. We will not be hiring anyone with modern hairstyles/or colors. No highlights/or roots accepted. We do not currently know the length requirements. Please note if you are NOT OKAY with receiving a haircut.
Everyone: If you have visible piercings, braces, gold teeth or tattoos: Please make note when submitting if you have any of these. No well kempt nails on hands/no polish and no makeup.

A few notes:
*** ONCE THE CASTING PROCESS IS UNDERWAY, NOT EVERYONE WILL BE CONTACTED IMMEDIATELY. CASTING WILL BE AN ONGOING PROCESS THROUGH DECEMBER. SAME GOES FOR FITTINGS MOST LIKELY.

*** NO CALLS TO THE OFFICE PLEASE

***Please DO NOT RUSH to submit! You have plenty of time. Sending us the correct information and proper photos is what we are looking for.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your submissions!

Featured Roles Casting Call

NOW CASTING on ROOTS the Miniseries!

African American male BANJO PLAYER and African American FIDDLE PLAYER.
Must be over 18. Must have natural hair (no extensions/hair dye or fades/military cuts.) Should be willing to grow hair out.

Must really be able to play one of these instruments but not necessarily a professional, you may end up just mimicking the act “Pretend Playing.”

Filming Location: New Orleans or surrounding area
Filming Date: Friday, August 21st
Fitting Date: In Nola on August 12th or 13th
Pay: To Be Announced

Interested?
Email: [email protected]
Subject Line: FIDDLE/BANJO
Include: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/Weight, Name the instrument you play (experience too if possible.)
Also, VERY IMPORTANT** INCLUDE Your current, clear photos like our example below! Do not submit selfies, or photos wearing a hat/sunglasses.

Thank you!

Also, if you do not play this instrument but know someone who does, then please spread the word!!

Babies Casting Call

NOW CASTING on ROOTS the Miniseries!

African American babies to play Baby Tom. Sets of multiples preferred but all babies welcome! Should be 6 Months or younger
Filming Date: August 27th and 28th
Fitting Date: TBA
Location: New Orleans or surrounding area

Parent’s must be able to provide a copy of SS Card and Birth Certificates of babies if selected.

Interested?
Email: [email protected]
Subject: BABY TOM
Include: Name/names and Guardian’s name, Contact #, Birthdate, length/weight, and Current, Clear photos. Please do not send photos of babies with HATS or BOWS on!!!

Thank you.

Teens Casting Call

NOW CASTING CAUCASIAN TEENS to play BYRD’s KIDS on ROOTS!!
Must be between 13-18 age range.

NO BRACES!!! NO UNNATURAL HAIR COLORS and NO MODERN HAIR STYLES. FEMALES: Hair should be longer than shoulder length.

DATES: AUGUST 31st, SEPT 1st and 2nd (must be available all three days)
FILMING LOCATION: BATON ROUGE
FITTING LOCATION: New Orleans and must take place THIS WEEK

This is a picture picked featured role so you must submit the proper info and photos to be considered.

Email: [email protected]
SUBJECT: BYRD’s KID
Include: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/Weight, and CLEAR, RECENT photos to be considered.

Photos should be like our example but SMILE with mouth open** We must be able to see that you do not have braces. Wear hair DOWN so we can see length too. Do not wear hats/sunglasses and no selfies or professional pics. Have someone take your photos with a phone in front of a solid wall.

Thank you.

Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.

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