Denzel Washington’s New Movie is Now Hiring African American Actors

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HOLLYWOOD - JAN 11: Denzel Washington attends The Book of Eli premiere on January 11 2010 at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. - Image (Photo Works / Shutterstock.com)

Denzel Washington‘s new Netflix movie “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is now casting African American actors for a party scene in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on Friday, July 12th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • African American extras ages 18+ needed for big, fun scene on FRIDAY, JULY 12th for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
  • Ma Rainey is set in 1927, looking for a classic, natural looks:-Natural hair (no extensions, weaves,braids, or dyed hair)
    -Natural lashes and brows (No lash extensions)
    -No acrylic or painted nails.
    -No ear gauges or facial piercings.
    -No facial/neck tattoos.

About ‘MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM’:

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Denzel Washington revealed nearly a half-decade ago, his plans to produce 10 of August Wilson’s plays, which consists of 10 plays portraying the 20th century African American experience, from the early 1900s, just after slavery and the Civil War, to the 1990s, into feature films. He first started with the film adaptation of Wilson’s “Fences”.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a 1982 play – one of the ten-play Pittsburgh Cycle by August Wilson – that chronicles the twentieth century African American experience. The play is set in Chicago in the 1920s, and centers around issues of race, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers.

How to apply:

African American extras ages 18+ needed for big, fun scene on FRIDAY, JULY 12th for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

**PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT FOR THIS SCENE IF YOU ARE ALREADY BOOKED FOR ANOTHER SCENE ON THIS MOVIE**

**This will be a late day calltime, likely after 4pm and go through the night into early Saturday morning. It will film about 20 minutes outside of Pittsburgh so must have reliable transportation.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: Ma Rainey is set in 1927, so we’re looking for a classic, natural looks:

-Natural hair (no extensions, weaves,braids, or dyed hair)
-Natural lashes and brows (No lash extensions)
-No acrylic or painted nails.
-No ear gauges or facial piercings.
-No facial/neck tattoos.

THE DETAILS:
Pay is $80 for the first eight hours, then time-and-a-half afterward (plus $20 for a wardrobe fitting).

*WARDROBE FITTING WILL BE REQUIRED THIS WEEK OR EARLY NEXT WEEK.

Please email us a CURRENT photo to [email protected] so that we can see how your hair and facial hair look at the moment. INCLUDE YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER, LOCATION AND AGE AS WELL AS THE REQUESTED SIZES BELOW.

*No hats, sunglasses or filters. Please put “JULY 12” as the subject line. **Must be fully available Morning through late evening every day, typical 12-14 hour shoot days

FOR MEN:
-Height
-Weight
-Suit jacket size:
-Neck size:
-Shirt sleeve:
-Waist:
-Inseam:
-Shoe

FOR WOMEN:
-Height
-Weight
-Dress size:
-Bust & Cup:
-Waist:
-Hips:
-Shoe:

Thanks to all who have submitted thus far!

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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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