Sopranos Prequel "Newark" New York Casting Call for Kid Musicians


New York, NY - January 9, 2019: Edie Falco, Robert Iler, Jamie-Lynn Sigler attend The Sopranos 20th Anniversary screening and discussion at SVA Theater - Image (lev radin /

The upcoming Newark is now casting kid musicians in New York City.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on Monday, June 10th in Yonkers, New York.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • GWC is seeking SAGAFTRA & NON-UNION Caucasian Children (10-15 year old) w/ music instrument to portray 1967 School Band Members for the film NEWARK!

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 SAGAFTRA & NON-UNION Caucasian Children (10-15 year old) w/ music instrument to portray 1967 School Band Members for the film NEWARK! Works tentatively Monday June 10th in Yonkers, NY. There will also be a fitting for this either Thursday 6/6 or Friday 6/7 in Manhattan. This is paid background work! Please note: -Everyone must have valid, unexpired, unrestricted US-issued ID -Child must have valid NY child performer work permit and trust account Please email [email protected] with: -Child's Full name -Guardian Name -Child's age and date of birth -Confirm your child is non union - Guardian phone number -does your child have a valid NY child performer work permit? If so, what is the expiration date? -does your child have a trust account set up? - Confirm your child is comfortable receiving a 1960s style haircut/trim if needed. - Available for 6/10. We require FULL DAY/NIGHT AVAILABILITY. - Note which day (6/6 or 6/7) your child is available to come in for a fitting. -all of your child's sizes (whatever you know from the following): Boys:Height, Weight, jacket, shirt size (S,M,L,XL), neck, sleeve, waist, inseam, and shoe sizes; Girls: Height, Weight, shirt size (S,M,L,XL), bust, waist, hips, dress, and shoe. -confirm you are a Tri-State area local -what IDs can you provide for your child's I9? (please note if you have a visa or restricted ID of any kind) -Attach 2-3 good quality photos that clearly depict your child's current look and current hair length (no headshots please). - Please note all relevant music playing experience and which instrument they have. If possible, please attach a photo of the instrument. We will let you know if we are able to get your child on. Please note: Girls should have about shoulder length hair or shorter. Boys should have full hair all around, no buzz cuts/shorter sides, etc. Must be willing to receive a haircut/trim to match the period if needed. Please write in the subject line of your email: "FB, BAND KIDS"