HBO's 'Looking' San Francisco Casting Call for Hispanics, Hipsters and More

Casting directors are now seeking background extras for a new HBO series, “Looking” filming in the San Francisco area.

For details about the series, see our previous post. Click Here! Beau Bonneau Casting posted the following casting call:

HBO’s “Looking” Casting Call Information

Please read all the the details and only apply if you fit the description.


SF Bay Area local Extras for new HBO Series "Looking" (formerly Untitled Michael Lannan Project) Shooting 9/16-11/8 in SF Weekday Shoots Only. Background Actor Needs Will Be Updated Frequently!  We are casting paid extras 18 yrs & over for "Looking", an HBO dramedy revolving around the lives of 3 gay friends in San Francisco, starring Jonathan Groff, shooting weekdays 9/16–11/8 mostly in SF. Background needs will be updated here, and there will be a constant need for 20s-30s to portray Hipsters, Mission Neighborhood types and LGBT Community, so if date below has passed we are still seeking submissions!

CURRENTLY SEEKING THE FOLLOWING TYPES: * NEW: For Monday 9/23 we are seeking 2 SF Bay Area local Latin men, 18yrs - late 20s or young looking 30s who can portray tough thugs or gang member types for a 2 hour still photo shoot (time TBD) in San Francisco. Men will likely wear tank tops and tattoos are a plus! The photo will appear in a google search performed by one of the main actors and men may or may not be recognizable in the image. Union status does not matter since it is a photo shoot. The rate if selected is $84.40 flat for 2hrs. Reference: Latin 9/23 in subject line of submission and include Tattoo photos in email if you have any. * Men & Women 21 yrs - 30s to portray Gay Men, Lesbian Women or Transgender for future Castro bar scenes! Must be willing to dance with same sex partners, be at least 21yrs old and avail morning to evening. Reference: Castro Bar in subject line in subject line of your submission and include advance weekday availability. If real couple, reference Castro Bar Couple and please check with friend/partner before submitting, include their name & contact info and recent photo of you together if possible. * Men & Women 18 years - 30s to portray Hipsters for future Mission neighborhood or Bar scenes. Must be able to pull off Hipster vibe with your own clothes & styling. No minors and must be at least 21yrs old for bar scenes. Reference role type: Hipster in subject line of your submission and include weekday availability. Hours/Rates/Employment: Shoots last up to 10-12hrs on average. Start times are unknown until the night before, so you must be avail all day, early morning. i.e. 6AM to night without conflict. SAG/AFTRA members get Union scale. For shoots in San Francisco, Non Union Extras are paid $84.40 for 8hrs plus overtime at time and ½ based on SF min wage $10.55/hr. Outside of SF, CA State min wage $8.00/hr applies. U.S. Citizens must have a current U.S. Passport OR both a valid Drivers License with Social Security Card or Birth Certificate. Non Citizens must have Green Card, Permanent Resident Card or Work Authorization from Dept. of Homeland Security. This ID must be presented on set for I-9 paperwork or you cannot be employed and you will be turned away. To Submit for Extra Work, email the following to [email protected]: * Subject line: Role with shoot date or Role type, Name, Approx Age, Cell # * City you live in and Home# or Alt # if you have one * Union Status: Non Union or SAG-AFTRA. If Union, note member # * Height, Weight, Clothing Sizes. MEN: Suit Size, Neck x Sleeve, Waist x Inseam, Shoe. WOMEN: Dress and Pants Sizes, Bust-cup/Waist/Hips, Shoe * Note Weekday Availability 9/18 – 10/1 & as you know it 10/2 - 11/8 * Attach 2 new camera phone or digital camera color snapshots, 1 close up from chest & 1 standing view (no hats or sunglasses) *Tattoos: Men with tattoos willing to remove shirt in gay bar scenes should describe placement, size and include tattoo photo(s) if possible. Send photo attachments, preferably jpg files. Submissions with links only will be ignored. For most roles we have to share photos with Production for Director approval and BBC staff will contact you if selected. You may be considered for future shoot dates before 11/8 if not initially contacted. If you have SF Bay Area local friends that may be interested, forward our notice or url, thank you! Beau Bonneau Casting