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How to Get Cast in ABC's 'Women of the Movement'

ABC's Women of the Movement is now casting speaking roles and background acting roles.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on ABC's Women of the Movement TV series.

About ABC's Women of the Movement:

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According to Deadline, ABC’s Women of the Movement is a new anthology series from Jay-Z and Will Smith. The first eight-episode season Of Women of the Movement is based on the book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement by Devery S. Anderson. It will focus on Emmett Till’s mother, Mamie Till, who changed her life to get justice in her son’s name following his brutal murder in the Jim Crow South.

Emmett Till was 14 years old in 1955 while visiting relatives in Mississippi when he was tortured and murdered. Till’s mother Mamie demanded an open casket public funeral, with the image of the boy’s body shocking the world. Mamie’s influencer had a profound impact on the civil rights movement

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To audition for a role in ABC's Women of the Movement, check out the casting call breakdown below.

Casting Search: Women of the Movement

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WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT CASTING CALL - FEATURED BG (PICTURE PICKED BY THE DIRECTOR) HIGHER RATE
If you've been featured in previous scenes on WOTM, we cannot book you for this.
Location: GREENWOOD, MS (fitting/testing in Greenwood) Date: TUESDAY, APRIL 6TH
WHITE MEN & WOMEN 27-70 YEARS OF AGE TO PLAY "HIGH SOCIETY TYPES." THE TYPE THAT WOULD WEAR A FUR COAT. Must fit the look of the 1950s time period. Short hair for men and natural colored hair for women. Women size 0, 2, 4, 6, 8.
Rate: $128.00** for 8 hours ($16.00 an hour with an 8 hour guarantee and time and a 1/2 after 8 hours) You will be paid the full 8 hour rate even if you work less than that, however, you MUST be available for the entire shoot day and have FULL day availability (12+ hours) regardless of Call/Wrap times.
 

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Expired Casting Calls

Extra (Airport Scene), ABC's 'Women of the Movement' WOTM CASTING CALL - FEBRUARY 23RD WHITE MALES AND FEMALES FOR AIRLINE PASSENGERS, STEWARDESS, GATE AGENT, REPORTERS, PEDESTRIANS BACKGROUND ACTORS NEEDED IN GREENWOOD, MS (PLEASE SHARE ON ALL OF YOUR FB PAGES)  Women of the Movement, a six-episode limited series focusing on Mamie Till Mobley, who devoted her life to seeking justice for her son Emmett Till following his brutal killing in the Jim Crow South. Location: Greenwood, MS area FILMING DATE: FEBRUARY 23RD (FITTING MONDAY 2/22) WHITE MEN AND WOMEN 18-66 years of age Must fit the look of the 1950s time period. Men short hair, no facial hair. Rate: $64.00** for 8 hours + $30 inclement weather bump ($8.00 an hour with an 8 hour guarantee and time and a 1/2 after 8 hours) You will be paid the full 8 hour rate even if you work less than that, however, you MUST be available for the entire shoot day and have FULL day availability (12+ hours) regardless of Call/Wrap times.

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Extra (Stewardess), ABC's 'Women of the Movement' WOTM CASTING CALL - FEBRUARY 23RD LOOKING FOR A WHITE FEMALE 5'4-5'8 WITH MEASUREMENTS 34 BUST/25 WAIST/35 HIPS TO PLAY A STEWARDESS Age: 22-40 years of age Location: Greenwood, MS area FILMING DATE: FEBRUARY 23RD (FITTING MONDAY 2/22) Rate: $64.00** for 8 hours + $30 inclement weather bump ($8.00 an hour with an 8 hour guarantee and time and a 1/2 after 8 hours) You will be paid the full 8 hour rate even if you work less than that, however, you MUST be available for the entire shoot day and have FULL day availability (12+ hours) regardless of Call/Wrap times.

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Speaking Roles - Expired

Curtis - CURTIS (16 years old, Black, from Chicago, Wide-eyed; Curtis speaks up for what he believes in and challenges the rules of the South). Maurice - SEEKING: Actors to portray MAURICE (16 years old, Black, Southern, Good-humored but wary, Maurice had an edge to him)

Extras Casting Call - Expired

Extras Open Casting Call Location: Greenwood, MS (prefer you to be local) within a reasonable driving distance Rate: **Rate: $64.00** for 8 hours ($8.00 an hour with an 8 hour guarantee and time and a 1/2 after 8 hours) You will be paid the full 8 hour rate even if you work less than that, however, you MUST be available for the entire shoot day and have FULL day availability (12+ hours) regardless of Call/Wrap times Date: TBD (MID-JANUARY) We are looking for MEN and WOMEN. Women sizes 2, 4, 6 or 8 in pants or a dress. Ethnicity: All ethnicities Teenage Male Role Location: Greenwood, MS Rate: TBD Date: TBD (MID-JANUARY) We are looking for teenage males. 12-16 years of age. Ethnicity: African American Phylliss Role We are looking for a young black female (age 12-15). Must be younger looking. Not super physically matured. Rate: **Rate: $64.00** for 8 hours ($8.00 an hour with an 8 hour guarantee and time and a 1/2 after 8 hours) You will be paid the full 8 hour rate even if you work less than that, however, you MUST be available for the entire shoot day and have FULL day availability (12+ hours) regardless of Call/Wrap times Date: Tentatively TUESDAY, JANUARY 19th

Emmett Till Speaking Role

An ABC limited series from Marissa Jo Cerrar, Jay-Z, Will Smith, James Lassiter, Jay Brown, Alex Foster, David Clark, Rosanna Grace, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Michael Lohmann, Gina Prince-Bythewood, and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith.

Seeking:

Actors to portray EMMETT TILL - 14 years old, Black, 150 pounds, 5’3”, piercing eyes. Born and raised in Chicago, Emmett is a city kid, a smart, sometimes cheeky, but quick-witted young man.

To submit yourself for consideration:

Please email a photo or headshot/resume if you have one, along with a brief description of any acting experience to [email protected]

We are committed to inclusive, diverse casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by law unless otherwise specifically indicated.

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