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How to Get Cast in Showtime's 'First Ladies' Starring Viola Davis

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Viola Davis at the 89th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room held at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, USA on February 26, 2017. (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

SHOWTIME's First Ladies cast, casting calls, auditions, news, and more.

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Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming this February 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • Actors
  • Photo Doubles
  • Stand-ins

About First Ladies:

Viola Davis Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

First Ladies is a new drama series starring Viola Davis and coming soon to SHOWTIME. SHOWTIME has given a green light series order to the first season of the hour-long drama FIRST LADIES, starring and executive produced by Oscar, Emmy, and Tony winner Viola Davis, who will play former first lady Michelle Obama. The series is produced by SHOWTIME and Lionsgate Television, and the show will be executive produced by Oscar winner Cathy Schulman (Crash), Jeff Gaspin (Rhythm + Flow), Brad Kaplan (Mr. Church), and author Aaron Cooley, who created the series will write the show.

Showtime describes the show as follows: “In the East Wing of the White House, many of history’s most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America's charismatic, complex and dynamic first ladies. This series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of these enigmatic women, with season one focusing on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama."

How to apply?

To audition for an extra role in the upcoming TV series, check out the casting call breakdown below.

SHOWTIME FIRST LADIES Casting Call

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ATLANTA CASTING NOTICE

FEATURED EXTRAS - DEBUTANTE BALL *MALE ATTENDEES*

Project: The First Lady

Project Type: Episodic

Union Status: NON-UNION

Rate of Pay:

Filming Date  $168.00/12 

COVID Tests & Fittings are paid at $84 for approx. 2 hours (* this rate is contingent on you showing up to work on set and will be paid in installments - $34.00/day guaranteed base rate for initial test/fitting with an additional $50.00/day (for each test/fitting) allowance added to your voucher on your work date. If you do not show up for the filming date, you will not be eligible for and will forfeit the $50/day allowance for any tests/fittings but will still be paid the $34/day guarantee.

Date(s): 

  • 09/09/2021 covid test
  • 09/10/2021 fitting 
  • 09/11/2021 covid retest
  • 09/14/2021 filming

Shoot Location:

  • Tests & Fittings are in COVINGTON. 
  • Filming location TBD either Atlanta area or Covington
  • ($20 gas allowance paid for Covington Filming locations).

MUST be available for ALL listed dates

Roles:

[FEATURED BG - MALE BALL ATTENDEE]

  • Male, ALL , age range 18-23, natural looking, conservative. Men-suit jacket size 36-42, waist size 30-36, smaller average sizes accommodate period clothing. NO colored hair, NO modern/quirky haircuts, NO shaved/bald heads. NO visible tattoos or piercings (any arm/leg/wrist/ankle tattoos will not be accepted). MUST be clean-shaven, NO facial hair although a small tidy mustache may be acceptable IF you are willing let the makeup Dept trim it be period appropriate. NO beards or goatees. MUST be willing allow Hair Dept give you a period appropriate hair cut (will be paid $15 if they need cut your hair)
ATLANTA - FEATURED Background Casting Notice
SHOWTIME TV SERIES
Shoot Date(s):
Filming -THURS 8/12, FRI 8/13, SAT 8/14 (possible additional dates TBD)
(*Call Time MAY be VERY very early in the morning to allow for hair/makeup/costuming)
Covid TEST Dates: THURS 7/29, TUES 8/10
FITTING Date: FRI 7/30
--MUST be available for ALL listed test, fitting and work dates as this is a matching recurring recall in period costumes.
Test/Fitting/Filming Location: COVINGTON, GA (a $20 gas bump paid on Filming dates for travel to this area)
Pay RATES:
Filming dates $168.00/12 (+$20 gas bump for Covington filming locations)
Covid Test & Fitting dates $84.00/day (**NOTE: this rate is contingent on you showing up to work on set and will be paid in installments - $34.00/day guaranteed base rate for initial test/fitting with an additional $50.00/day (for each test/fitting) allowance added to your voucher on your work date. If you do not show up for the filming date, you will not be eligible for and will forfeit the $50/day allowance for any tests/fittings but will still be paid the $34/day guarantee)
ROLES CASTING - ELEANOR ROOSEVELT STAFF (recurring role)
  • Female, Caucasian, age range 25-50, natural looking, conservative, professional, more on the plainer side rather than stand out. Sizes 0-8 with waist sizes 25-30", bust sizes 32-38" (this is your actual bust size and not your bra size), smaller average sizes to accommodate period clothing. NO colored hair, NO modern/quirky haircuts, NO visible tattoos or piercings other than ears, NO acrylic nails or false eyelashes
ATLANTA - FEATURED Background Casting Notice
SHOWTIME TV SERIES
Shoot Date(s):
Filming -THURS 8/5
(*Call Time MAY be VERY very early (possibly as early as 3:00am) in the morning to allow for hair/makeup/costuming)
Covid TEST Dates: THURS 7/29, TUES 8/3
FITTING Date: FRI 7/30
  • --MUST be available for ALL listed test, fitting and work dates as this is a matching recurring recall in period costumes.
Test/Fitting/Filming Location: COVINGTON, GA (a $20 gas bump paid on Filming dates for travel to this area)
Pay RATES:
Filming dates $168.00/12 (+$20 gas bump for Covington filming locations)
Covid Test & Fitting dates $84.00/day (**NOTE: this rate is contingent on you showing up to work on set and will be paid in installments - $34.00/day guaranteed base rate for initial test/fitting with an additional $50.00/day (for each test/fitting) allowance added to your voucher on your work date. If you do not show up for the filming date, you will not be eligible for and will forfeit the $50/day allowance for any tests/fittings but will still be paid the $34/day guarantee)
  • ROLES CASTING - TRUMAN WEST WING STAFF
    • Male, Caucasian, age range 30-60, natural looking, conservative, professional, authoritative. Sizes 38-44 suit jacket with waist sizes 30-38", height range 5'7"-6'2", smaller average sizes to accommodate period clothing. NO colored hair, NO modern/quirky haircuts, NO visible tattoos or piercings

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Showtime's "First Ladies" Extra (Nixon Staff) Casting Call

// PAT NIXON'S STAFF //

Casting Caucasian Males & Females, ages 20-50 to portray Pat Nixon's staff and aides.

DATES:

  • Filming - 3/27
  • Fitting Option 1: Test 3/23, Fit 3/24
  • Fitting Option 2: Test 3/24, Fit 3/25
  • Test #2: 3/26

RATE:

  • Filming - $168/12
  • Fitting - $84
  • Non-Working Test Day - $84

LOCATION: Covington, GA & Atlanta, GA

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// REPORTERS 3.27 //

Casting Caucasian Males & Females, ages 20-40s to portray new reporters at the White House

DATES:

  • Fitting Option 1: Test 3/23, Fit 3/24
  • Fitting Option 2: Test 3/24, Fit 3/25
  • Test #2: 3/26
  • Filming: 3/27

RATES:

  • Filming: $168/12
  • Fitting: $84/6
  • Non-Working Test: $84/6

LOCATION: Covington, GA & Atlanta, GA

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Expired Casting Calls
Extra (Bar Scene), Showtimes "The First Lady"

// TO THE BAR // 1973

Casting Men, ages 18-50, All Ethnicities to portray bar patrons. Seeking Men with Shaggier Hair 

  • DATES
    • Covid Test: March 19th
    • Work: March 20th 
  • FITTING OPTIONS:
    • Option 1: Test March 2nd / Fit March 3rd
    • Option 2: Test March 2nd / Fit March 4th
    • Option 3: Test March 4th / Fit March 5th
    • Option 4: Test March 4th / Fit March 6
    • Option 5: Test March 6th / Fit March 9th
  • RATE:
    • Filming: $168/12
    • Fitting: $84
    • Non-Working Covid Test: $84
    • Haircut Bump: $10
    • Shave Bump: $10
  • Testing/Fitting Location: Covington, GA
  • Filming Location: Atlanta, GA

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Extra (White House Mover), Showtime's "First Ladies" FLOTUS Casting Males, ages 25-60s, open ethnicity, to portray White House movers. CASTING REQUIREMENTS: This is a period piece so there is specific needs to be correct correct Must have natural colored hair No distinct modern haircuts Men should be willing to shave or cut hair to be period correct No Locs, braids, knots, cornrows unless willing to remove for the shoot No shaved heads are harsh fades/edges No visible tattoos Any piercings must be able to be removed for shoot No obvious face or body augmentation No gels/fake nails No Micro-bladed eyebrows DATES: Covid Test #1: Feb 25 Fitting: Feb 26 or 27 Covid Test - March 4 Filming - March 5th RATES: Filming: $168/12 Fitting: $84 Non-Working Covid Test: $84 Location: Covington, GA & Atlanta, GA

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Extra (Female Caterer), Showtime's "First Ladies" FLOTUS Casting Caucasian Females, ages 25-60s, open ethnicity, to portray food caterers CASTING REQUIREMENTS: This is a period piece so there is specific needs to be correct correct Must have natural colored hair No distinct modern haircuts Men should be willing to shave or cut hair to be period correct No Locs, braids, knots, cornrows unless willing to remove for the shoot No shaved heads are harsh fades/edges No visible tattoos Any piercings must be able to be removed for shoot No obvious face or body augmentation No gels/fake nails No Micro-bladed eyebrows DATES: Covid Test #1: Feb 25 Fitting: Feb 26 or 27 Covid Test - March 4 & March 9th Filming - March 5th & March 10th RATES: Filming: $168/12 Fitting: $84 Non-Working Covid Test: $84 Location: Covington, GA & Atlanta, GA

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Extra (1978 Party), Showtime's 'First Ladies' // BEST PARTY OF ALL TIME // Who is ready for the best party 0f 1978?? Who is ready to party with Betty and Gerald Ford and other celebrities? Casting Males & Females, ages 18-60s to portray party goers. This is a period piece so there is specific needs to be correct Needing men with shaggy 70’s hair Chops and great mustaches encouraged to apply. No distinct modern haircuts Looking for men will to shave their beards to give themselves 70’s sideburns and chops No shaved heads Looking for African Americans with natural afros No visible tattoos Any piercings must be able to be removed for shoot No obvious face or body augmentation No gels/fake nails DATES: Covid Test: March 18th Filming: March 19th Fitting Options -Test Feb 27th/ Fit March 2nd -Test March 2nd / Fit March 3rd or 4th -Test March 4th / Fit March 5th or 6th -Test March 6th / Fit March 9th RATE: Filming: $168/12 Fitting: $84 Non-Working Test Day: $84 LOCATIONS: Fittings/Testing: Covington, GA Filming: Atlanta, GA

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Job Description:
Casting a Girl, ages 9-12 to portray the flower girl at Betty Ford’s Wedding. ⭐️REQUIREMENTS: This is a period piece so there is specific needs to be correct. Must have natural colored hair No distinct modern haircuts Men should be willing to shave or cut hair to be period correct No shaved heads are harsh fades/edges No visible tattoos Any piercings must be able to be removed for shoot No obvious face or body augmentation DATES: Option 1: Covid Test 2/10, Fit 2/12 Option 2: Covid Test 2/15, Fit 2/16 Covid Test #2: Feb 18th (required) Filming: Feb 19th Locations: **PAY CLOSE ATTENTION** Fitting & Covid Test: Covington, GA Filming Location 2/19: Macon, GA ( $50 Gas Bump ) RATES: **PAY CLOSE ATTENTION** Non-Working Covid Test: $84 Fitting Rate: $84 Filming : $168/12 + $50 Gas Bump

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Extra (Minster), Showtime's 'First Ladies'
Job Description: Casting a Males, ages 30-70 to portray the minister of Betty Ford’s Wedding. REQUIREMENTS: This is a period piece so there is specific needs to be correct. Must have natural colored hair No distinct modern haircuts Men should be willing to shave or cut hair to be period correct No shaved heads are harsh fades/edges No visible tattoos Any piercings must be able to be removed for shoot No obvious face or body augmentation DATES: Option 1: Covid Test 2/10, Fit 2/12 Option 2: Covid Test 2/15, Fit 2/16 Covid Test #2: Feb 18th (required) Filming: Feb 19th Locations: **PAY CLOSE ATTENTION** Fitting & Covid Test: Covington, GA Filming Location 2/19: Macon, GA ( $50 Gas Bump ) RATES: **PAY CLOSE ATTENTION** Non-Working Covid Test: $84 Fitting Rate: $84 Filming : $168/12 + $50 Gas Bump

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Job Description:
Casting a Real Piano Player, male or female, ages 18-50s. Will play live on camera ⭐️REQUIREMENTS: This is a period piece so there is specific needs to be correct correct Must have natural colored hair No distinct modern haircuts Men should be willing to shave or cut hair to be period correct No Locs, braids, knots, cornrows unless willing to remove for the shoot No shaved heads are harsh fades/edges No visible tattoos Any piercings must be able to be removed for shoot No obvious face or body augmentation No gels/fake nails No Micro-bladed eyebrows DATES: Fitting Options - Option 1: Feb 15th (Test) / Feb 16th (Fitting) Option 2: Feb 16th (Test) / Feb 17th (Fitting) Option 3: Feb 16th (Test) / Feb 18th (Fitting) Tests - Feb 20th Works Feb 23rd Locations: Fitting & Covid Test: Covington, GA Filming Location: Atlanta, GA RATE: TBD

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Job Description:Casting Males & Females, ages 18-60s to portray bartenders, waitresses, bar patrons. **Please list any waitress or bartending experience**REQUIREMENTS: This is a period piece so there is specific needs to be correct correct Must have natural colored hair No distinct modern haircuts Men should be willing to shave or cut hair to be period correct No Locs, braids, knots, cornrows unless willing to remove for the shoot No shaved heads are harsh fades/edges No visible tattoos Any piercings must be able to be removed for shoot No obvious face or body augmentation No gels/fake nails No Micro-bladed eyebrowsDATES: Fitting Options - Option 1: Feb 15th (Test) / Feb 16th (Fitting) Option 2: Feb 16th (Test) / Feb 17th (Fitting) Option 3: Feb 16th (Test) / Feb 18th (Fitting) Option 4: Feb 18th (Test) / Feb 19th (Fitting) Option 5: Feb 18th (Test) / Feb 20th (Fitting) Tests - Feb 24th Works Feb 25thLocations: Fitting & Covid Test: Covington, GA Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
RATES: Filming Rate: $88/8 Fitting Rate: $44 Non-Working Covid Test Rate: $44

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Extra (Pedestrian), Showtime's 'First Ladies' Job Description: Casting Males & Females, ages 18-60s to portray citizens in the 1940’s. REQUIREMENTS: This is a period piece so there is specific needs to be correct correct Must have natural colored hair No distinct modern haircuts Men should be willing to shave or cut hair to be period correct No Locs, braids, knots, cornrows unless willing to remove for the shoot No shaved heads are harsh fades/edges No visible tattoos Any piercings must be able to be removed for shoot No obvious face or body augmentation No gels/fake nails No Micro-bladed eyebrows DATES: Fitting Options - Option 1: Feb 15th (Test) / Feb 16th (Fitting) Option 2: Feb 16th (Test) / Feb 17th (Fitting) Option 3: Feb 16th (Test) / Feb 18th (Fitting) Option 4: Feb 18th (Test) / Feb 19th (Fitting) Option 5: Feb 18th (Test) / Feb 20th (Fitting) Tests: Feb 23rd OR Feb 24th Works: Feb 24th OR Feb 25th Locations: Fitting & Covid Test: Covington, GA Filming Location: Atlanta, GA RATES: Filming Rate: $88/8 Fitting Rate: $44 Non-Working Covid Test Rate: $44
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