'Roots' Remake Casting Call for Recurring Roles in New Orleans

Roots remake is looking new slaves in New Orleans, Louisiana

Casting directors are looking for African American men and women over the ages of 18 to play a small core group that will have a recurring role for several days on the upcoming Roots reboot. Filming will take place between November 16th through December 8th in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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

    NOW CASTING CORE GROUP ON ROOTS!! "WALLER SLAVES" Currently taking submissions from African American men and women over 18 to be a part of a small core group that will be needed multiple days. These dates are subject to change so we need people with a flexible schedule. So far dates are:
NOV 16,18,19,20,21,23,24, and 30th DEC 1,2,3,4 and 8th LOCATION: Baton Rouge and Vacherie (must have reliable transportation) Email: [email protected] Subject: WALLER SLAVE Include: Name, Age, Contact #, height/weight, city/state of residency List if you have braces or gold teeth - List tattoos if you have them and location - List scenes you have worked if you have previously worked on this show- List any dancing or singing experience you may have - Include photos!!! INCLUDE: CLEAR, RECENT PHOTOS See below No selfies will be submitted. No mirror pics will be submitted. Do not smile in photos (if picked you will be playing a slave, not a happy cheerful person) Do not wear sunglasses/glasses or hat. Stand in front of a solid wall. Have someone take pictures of you with smart phone. Keep hands by side, try to look sad. Wear hair down and NATURAL* Do not wear makeup. Do not wear costumes in photos or business clothes. Wear bland clothes, a neutral colored top and jeans is best. Do not alter your photos to change your complexion.

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

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