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Ava DuVernay's 'Queen Sugar' Open Casting Call

New Orleans casting call for Ava DuVernay's new TV series for the OWN Network 'Queen Sugar' in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ava Duvernay, the director of Selma, is now casting actors, models, and athletes to work on the new OWN TV series Queen Sugar, which is now filming in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ava DuVernay Oprah OWN Network Casting directors are looking for former basketball players, kid actors, and other featured roles for Queen Sugar.

About Queen Sugar:

Queen Sugar is an upcoming drama TV series, created, directed and executive produced by Ava DuVernay alongside Oprah Winfrey. The series is based on novel with same name by Natalie Baszile.Queen Sugar follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon (playing by Rutina Wesley), the formidable journalist and activist from New Orleans, and Charley Bordelon (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), a modern woman, who, with her teenage daughter Micah, leaves her upscale apartment in Los Angeles and moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm.  

Queen Sugar Open Casting Call

NOW CASTING PAID BACKGROUND ACTORS! SHOW INFO: “Queen Sugar”, an upcoming drama on OWN: Oprah Winfrey’s network DIRECTOR: Ava DuVernay (Selma) FILMING Dates/Location: Mid February-July in New Orleans and St. James Parish(Vacherie)
***We will be casting men and women of all ages and ethnicities! *** Recurring Roles will be cast for the following: *Children that are able to take off of school for multiple days (all ethnicities) *Character Faces/Weathered looking adults with REAL FARMING experience *Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian & Latino men and women of all ages, kids included. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION: EMAIL: [email protected] SUBJECT LINE: GENERAL SUBMISSION INCLUDE IN SUBMISSION: Name, Age, Ethnicity, Contact #, Height/Weight, City of Residency, do you have reliable transportation Yes/No, and include 2 clear, current photos of yourself *(One full body and one head shot, no selfies.) Please stand in front of a solid wall and have someone take photos of you with a smart phone-see attached example picture. PLEASE NOTE IN SUBMISSION: ** Farming experience if applicable and any special abilities that come to mind ie. musician, basketball player, etc. **Include photos of vehicle if applicable and state YEAR, MAKE & MODEL

Basketball Players Casting Call

NOW CASTING FORMER COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYERS!! SHOW INFO: “Queen Sugar”, an upcoming drama on OWN: Oprah Winfrey’s network FILMING Location/Dates: This scene will film in New Orleans, Date TBA (Currently scheduled for SUNDAY February 28th: subject to change) PAY RATE: (TBA-Featured Rate)
Currently casting males with former COLLEGE basketball playing experience. **We will be casting males of all ethnicities, age range 22-35. **DO NOT submit if you have aspirations to play on a collegiate level team **DO NOT submit if you currently play on a collegiate level team. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION: EMAIL: [email protected] SUBJECT LINE: “BASKETBALL PLAYER” INCLUDE IN SUBMISSION: Name, Age, Ethnicity, Contact #, Height/Weight, City/state of Residency, do you have reliable transportation Yes/No, and include 2 clear, current photos of yourself (One full body and one head shot, no selfies.) Please stand in front of a solid wall and have someone take photos of you with a smart phone! Please note in submission: ** Short bio of your basketball playing experience**

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

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