Comedy Central‘s “Awkwafina” is now casting social media influencers in New York City.
Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on Friday, September 13th in Queens, New York City.
Producers are seeking the following types:
- GWC is seeking NON-UNION to portray Cool, Hip Social Media Influencers and Tech Types for work on the Comedy Central series, Untitled Awkwafina project!
Awkwafina is a half-hour scripted narrative starring writer, actor and rapper Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8, Crazy Rich Asians) as a twenty-something living in Queens, striving for a larger than life existence while living with her father and grandmother. Awkwafina, Karey Dornetto (SMILF, Portlandia) and Teresa Hsiao (Family Guy, American Dad) wrote the pilot directed by Lucia Aniello (Broad City, Rough Night). The cast is rounded out by Bowen Yang as Awkwafina’s more successful cousin, BD Wong as her father, and Lori Tan Chinn as her grandmother. Awkwafina is executive produced by Awkwafina, Dornetto, Aniello, Karey Dornetto, Peter Principato and Itay Reiss of Artists First, and co-executive produced by Hsiao. Monika Zielinska, Adam Londy and Rachel Olson are Executives in Charge of the show for Comedy Central.
“I’ve been watching Comedy Central since I was old enough to hold a remote, and so many of their shows have defined who I am today,” said Awkwafina. “I am so honored to be given their platform to tell the story of an Asian American girl against the backdrop of the city I was raised.”
“This is a special project. Inspired by Awkwafina’s formative years in Queens, the show is both a personal look into one of comedy’s brightest stars and also a relatable, funny profile of a young hustler’s struggle,” said Larsen and Babineau. “We’re happy to be used as a pawn in Awkwafina’s elaborate, EGOT endgame.”
Via: Comedy Central
How to apply:
GWC is seeking NON-UNION to portray Cool, Hip Social Media Influencers and Tech Types for work on the Comedy Central series, Untitled Awkwafina project!
Works Friday 9/13 exterior in Queens.
Please have full day into late night availability!
This is a launch party festival scene!
NU bg rate: $165/10hrs
All ethnicities, 20s-30s age range
-must be 18 or older to work
-must be local to NY tri state area
-must have unexpired, unrestricted US-issued ID to work
Please email [email protected] with:
-confirm you are non-union
-avail for 9/13
-have you worked on Awkwafina at all before?
-1-2 recent photos showing your current look
-confirm you are over 18
-do you have any visible tattoos?
-what ID can you provide for your I9? (please note if you have restricted ID or visa of any kind!)
Please write in the subject line “FACEBOOK, FESTIVAL ATTENDEES.”
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Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.
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