Sopranos Prequel "Newark" is Now Casting Protestors

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The upcoming Newark is now African American protestors in New York.

The Sopranos prequel "Newark" is now casting talent to work on a scene filming on Tuesday, May 7th through Friday, May 10th in Paterson, New Jersey. Casting directors are looking for African American men and women to play 1967 protestors for the movie.

About “The Many Saints of Newark”:

The Sopranos is getting a prequel. Ending in 2007, “The Sopranos” made HBO a household name. The show won 21 Primetime Emmys and five Golden Globes. David Chase, “The Sopranos” creator, showrunner, writer and producer is leading the movie. He wrote the script with Lawrence Konner, a Sopranos staff writer.

The Many Saints of Newark is set amid the 1967 Newark riots, which Livia was seen watching live on television during a flashback in the episode “Down Neck”.

There were over a hundred race riots across America in what was dubbed “The Long Hot Summer of 1967”, as tensions boiled over as African Americans continued to face discrimination. In Newark, the start for the riot was one that still shocks the city today is the beating of a black man by police.

“That was a time when the African-Americans and the Italians of Newark were at each other’s throats,” Deadline notes, “and among the gangsters of each group, those conflicts became especially lethal.”

How to apply:

“Newark” Casting Call

GWC is seeking African American Men and Women to portray 1967 Protesters for the upcoming film NEWARK. THIS IS PAID BACKGROUND WORK. Shoot dates are Tuesday May 7th - Friday May 10th (MATCHING!) in Paterson, NJ (*OVERNIGHT SHOOTS*). Fitting tomorrow 4/19 in Manhattan or a later date next week. For consideration, email the following to [email protected]: -Full name -phone # -all sizes (women: height and weight, dress, bust-waist-hip, shoe) (men: height and weight, jacket, neck x sleeve, waist x inseam, shoe) -union status -availability for tentative May 7-May 10 shoot dates (these are overnight shoots in Paterson, NJ, with transportation to and from Manhattan!) -are you available for a fitting in Manhattan Friday 4/19? If not, note which day(s) you are available next week. -note if you are comfortable with a '60s haircut for the work dates. -for men, note if you are comfortable being clean shaven for the work date. -note if you are comfortable working around atmospheric smoke. - these are riot scenes, so are you comfortable being active, running, etc. while shooting the scenes? -what forms of ID you can provide for your I-9 (note if you have a restricted ID or visa of any kind) - attach several current clear, candid photos of you so we can see your current hair and look (no filters/sunglasses/hats/tilted angles). Non professional please! Please note: -no visible tattoos -must be ok working around atmospheric smoke -must have 1960s appropriate hair (MEN- +2 inches all around. NO shaved sides, edging, buzzcuts, fades, highlights, etc. // WOMEN- about shoulder length or above, no ombre, weaves, braids, etc.) ** Men will have to be clean shaven if requested. Women must have natural colored hair, mostly looking for shoulder-length or shorter hair for women. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU'VE BEEN CONTACTED ABOUT ANOTHER ROLE/SCENE!!! Subject line should say: "FACEBOOK RIOT" Related: How to Find Acting Auditions and Casting Calls Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description. What do you think? Discuss this story with other fans on Instagram @projectcasting