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Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' Starring Kanye West and Samuel L. Jackson Open Casting Call in Chicago

Spike Lee's new movie 'Chiraq' is holding an open casting call in Chicago, Illinois.

Spike Lee will make his next feature-length film for Amazon Studios, according to reports.  Titled 'Chiraq' (as in Chicago + Iraq = Chiraq), the movie could reportedly have Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Piven, Kanye West, and Common climbing aboard. Plot details are under wraps at the moment, but given its title, the movie might tackle the Windy City's recent uptick in gun violence. However, 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus' had nothing to do with Jesus. chiraq-amazon-spike-lee Spike Lee's new movie 'Chiraq' has drawn a lot of controversy. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has already expressed his own concerns to Lee about the film. “We had an honest, frank conversation,” Emanuel said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “He said that while the movie is about the neighborhood of Englewood, I was clear that I was not happy about the title.” School Daze Too s_bukley / Shutterstock.com Lee and Amazon Studios are hoping to collect a $3 million tax break for the 'Chiraq'. “Lee has every right to make the movie without availing himself of the tax credit, in which case he can call it whatever he wants to call it,” said Burns. “But if you’re asking for the state and public to subsidize your movie, I think we should have a seat at the table.”   ChinellatoPhoto / Shutterstock.com 4 Star Casting is holding an open casting call on Saturday, May 9th in Chicago, Illinois at:

Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' Open Casting Call

For our regular extras who did not attend the open call, but would like to be considered for the film. You must complete a submission and fill out survey - You must DO BOTH!!! Please send an email to [email protected] with the following:
1) Subject Line: Registration 2) Include your name, age, height, weight, phone number, email and zip code 3) Send a photo in jpeg format - it does not need to be a professional photo - a candid shot (but no selfies) against a plain, neutral wall with a solid color shirt, and decent lighting. The photo should be from your head to waist with your face looking straight at the camera. No hats and No sunglasses Click on the survey: https://docs.google.com/…/1SD0OjxuO7jRrIDJRfVI6e31…/viewform

Featured Roles Casting Call

CASTING CALL: Chiraq RATE: $80/8 LOCATION: CHICAGO SHOOT DATE: TBD ROLES: SUBURBAN FAMILY - SEE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC ROLES
DAD: Male, Caucasian, Ages 42-55, typical suburban dad type MOM: Female, Caucasian, Ages 40-48, attractive suburban mom type, dark hair preferred SON: Male, Caucasian, Ages 16-18, dark hair, clean cut If you are interested and available please send an email to [email protected] and include the following info: 1) Subject Line: Put the role you are applying for in the subject line i.e. MOM 2) Include your name, age, height, weight, phone number, zip code and email 3) Send a head shot, professional or candid photo in jpeg format –Make sure the photo is taken in decent lighting (no selfies), no sunglasses. Show us your style but make sure we can see your face! The better the photo, the better your chance of being submitted. Everyone will be hand picked by the director. 4) If you have submitted before, state what you submitted for. *NOTE: NAME YOUR JPEG PHOTO WITH YOUR FULL NAME!!! Click on the photo and it will give you an option to re-name the file, Re-name it with your full name. We need you to start doing this on every submission. DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU DO NOT FIT THE LOOK WE HAVE DESCRIBED ABOVE. There will be a lot of opportunities to be cast on the show, if you submit incorrectly, it will be noted. You must be registered with us at www.4starcasting.com to be considered.
UPDATED EMAIL ADDRESS, PLEASE RE-SUBMIT!! CASTING CALL: Chi-Raq ROLE: NON-UNION EXTRAS RATE: $80/8 LOCATION: Chicago MULTIPLE SHOOT DATES: 6/8, 6/9, 6/18,6/23, 6/24, 6/25, 7/1,7/2 We would like people to work as meany of these dates as possible, but it is not necessary to work all of them. Please note which days you can work in your submission.
ROLES: National Guard Male & Female, Military types, all ethnicities, ages 17-40 If you are interested and available please send an email to [email protected] and include the following info: 1) Subject Line: NATIONAL GUARD 2) Include your name, age, height, weight, phone number, zip code and email 3) List the dates you are able to work 4) Send a headshot or photo in jpeg format. The photo should be against a clean background with good lighting. If you have a photo in BDUs you can submit that, The better the photo, the better your chance of being submitted. *NOTE: NAME YOUR JPEG PHOTO WITH YOUR FULL NAME!!! Click on the photo and it will give you an option to re-name the file, Re-name it with your full name. We need you to start doing this on every submission. You must be registered with us at www.4starcasting.com to be considered. CASTING CALL - READ THE ENTIRE POST FOR INSTRUCTIONS PROJECT: Spike Lee Film NON-UNION EXTRAS SHOOT DATEs: MONDAY JUNE 8TH TUESDAY JUNE 9TH THURSDAY JUNE 18TH TUESDAY JUNE 23RD WEDNESDAY JUNE 24TH THURSDAY JUNE 25TH WEDNESDAY JULY 1ST THURSDAY JULY 2ND
LOCATION: Chicago on Cottage Grove RATE: $80/8 ROLE: RALLY ATTENDEES WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING TYPES. Female/Male, Ages 25-50, All Ethnicity If interested and available, please send an email to [email protected] and include: 1) Put RALLY in the subject line 2) Your name, age, phone, email, zip code, height and weight in the body of the email 3) Attach a recent headshot or photo in jpeg format. The photo should be clear, well lit and against a plain background. We need to see your face. No sunglasses or hats. 4) Please list all the dates you are available, the more dates you give us, the more likely you are to be booked. 5) Please list any other scenes you have been a part of, and let us know if you attended the open call. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY (you don’t need to fill out again if you have previously done so): https://docs.google.com/…/1SD0OjxuO7jRrIDJRfVI6e31…/viewform We will notify you if you are being considered. You must be registered with us at www.4starcasting.com to be considered.

Stand-ins Casting Call

CASTING CALL - SPIKE LEE FILM You must have an Illinois Driver’s License or Illinois State ID to submit. NOTE: ALL submissions should be sent to [email protected], and we are not accepting ANY general submissions at this point.
NON-UNION STAND-INS POTENTIAL FILM DATES: May 19th through July 10th (you must have an extremely flexible schedule or open availability during filming) LOCATION: Englewood and surrounding neighborhoods RATE: $150/10 STAND-IN #1: African American, Male, 30s to 40s, average build, 5’8’, short black hair, and dark skin complexion STAND-IN #2: African American, Female, 20s to 30’s, petite build, 5’3”, black hair on the longer side, and medium skin complexion STAND-IN #3: African American, Male, 30s to 40s, athletic build, 6’, short black hair, and light skin complexion STAND-IN #4: African American, Female, 20s to 30s, Size 6, 5’9’, short black hair, and medium skin complexion STAND-IN #5: African American, Male, 40s to 50s, 6’ 2”, average build, bald, and medium skin complexion STAND-IN #6: Caucasian, Male, 30s to 40s, 6’2”, average build, black hair on the long short side, and light skin complexion If interested and you have good availability, send an email to [email protected] with the following info: 1) Put STAND-IN with the appropriate number of the STAND-IN you match in the subject line, i.e. Stand-In #1 or Stand-in #3. 2) Include your name, age, phone number, email address, height, weight and zip code in the body of the email. 3) Attach recent jpeg photos of yourself – close up and full body shot – these do not need to be professional pictures – candid photos of you up against a neutral wall, with a solid color shirt, and decent lighting will suffice. Note: If you typically wear your hair in different styles, please make the photos of the style you wear most often – you can put in the description other styles and wigs that you own. 4) Give us a brief description of your experience on set. 5) Give us an idea of your schedule for the duration of filming. 6) Confirm that you are able to travel to Englewood via public transportation or that you have your own vehicle. We will contact you if you are in consideration. You must answers all the questions and be registered with us atwww.4starcasting.com to be considered. Thanks!

Kids Casting Call

CASTING CALL - SPIKE LEE FILM NOTE: ALL submissions should be sent to [email protected] We are not accepting ANY general submissions at this point - you will simply be directed to attend the open call if you send a general submission.
NON-UNION EXTRAS POTENTIAL FILM DATES: May 19th through July 10th LOCATION: Englewood and surrounding neighborhoods RATE: $150/8 EXTRA PART #1: African American, Female, 7-9 yoa EXTRA PART #2: African American, Male, 3-5 yoa If interested and you have good availability, send an email to [email protected] with the following info: 1) Put EXTRA PART #1 OR #2 in the subject line. 2) Include your name, age, phone number, email address, height, weight and zip code in the body of the email. 3) Attach recent jpeg photos of yourself – close up and full body shot – these do not need to be professional pictures – candid photos of you up against a neutral wall, with a solid color shirt, and decent lighting will suffice. 4) Give us an idea of your schedule for the duration of filming - any family vacations planned, etc. 5) Confirm that you are able to travel to Englewood via public transportation or that you have your own vehicle. 6) Confirm that you have a current, valid, Illinois work permit with either 4 Star Casting or a talent agent, i.e. Lily's, Paonessa, etc. You MUST give us the name of the employer listed on the work permit. Note: If you do not have a work permit, you must tell us that it is pending, and then go to our website at http://www.4starcasting.com/minors-registration---illinois.…, and start the process. You then must notify us when you have the work permit in hand. If we don't hear back on your progress within a week of submission, we will assume that you are out of the running. We will contact you if you are in consideration. You must answers all the questions and be registered with us atwww.4starcasting.com to be considered. Thanks!

Teens Casting Call

CASTING CALL - SPIKE LEE FILM NOTE: ALL submissions should be sent to [email protected] We are not accepting ANY general submissions at this point - you will simply be directed to attend the open call if you send a general submission.
NON-UNION EXTRAS POTENTIAL FILM DATES: Between May 18th through May 22nd LOCATION: Englewood and surrounding neighborhoods RATE: $80/8 KIDS - MALES/CAUCASIAN/8 - 15 TEENS - MALES/CAUCASIAN/16 - 24 If interested and you have good availability, send an email to [email protected] with the following info: 1) Put KID OR TEEN in the subject line. 2) Include your name, age, phone number, email address, height, weight and zip code in the body of the email. 3) Attach recent jpeg photos of yourself – close up and full body shot – these do not need to be professional pictures – candid photos of you up against a neutral wall, with a solid color shirt, and decent lighting will suffice. 4) Give us an idea of your schedule for the duration of filming - any family vacations planned, etc. 5) Confirm that you are able to travel to Englewood via public transportation or that you have your own vehicle. 6) If you are 15 or younger - confirm that you have a current, valid, Illinois work permit with either 4 Star Casting or a talent agent, i.e. Lily's, Paonessa, etc. You MUST give us the name of the employer listed on the work permit. Note: If you do not have a work permit, you must tell us that it is pending, and then go to our website at http://www.4starcasting.com/minors-registration---illinois.…, and start the process. You then must notify us when you have the work permit in hand. If we don't hear back on your progress within a week of submission, we will assume that you are out of the running. We will contact you if you are in consideration. You must answers all the questions and be registered with us atwww.4starcasting.com to be considered. Thanks!

If you are not local and/or do not fit the description, do not apply

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