FOX TV Pilot “EMPIRE” Casting Call for New Talent in Chicago

Project Casting

FOX TV Pilot “EMPIRE” is seeking new talent to work on the production filming in Chicago.

Casting directors posted a casting call looking for new talent to work on the production.

The series will focus on a hip-hop record label and has already cast Terrence Howard, Taraji P Henson and Precious alum Gabourey Sidibe, while super-producer Timbaland will provide the soundtrack.

Casting directors are looking for background actors to portray camera operators, reporters, security guards, and paparazzi. Filming will take place next week and into early April.

For more details, see the casting call below:


We are looking for a BUNCH of new submissions! PLEASE DO NOT submit if you have already submitted. We have way too many emails from the same people, and we’re looking for fresh faces. If you’re a match for any of the following, submit an email with your NAME, AGE, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, and PHONE NUMBER. Also include a few RECENT pictures of yourself, but PLEASE do not pose! We are looking for:

CAMERA OPERATORS (3/31) – Men and women, any ethnicity, 20’s to 50’s. If you are a real camera operator, send in pictures of you with your professional video camera. Submit an email to [email protected] with the subject CAMERA OP 3.31.

REPORTERS (3/31) – Men and women, any ethnicity, mid 20’s to 40’s. Submit an email with RECENT pictures, casual to business. Email empireex[email protected] with the subject REPORTER 3.31.

SECURITY GUARDS (4/2) – Men, any ethnicity, taller and muscular, late 20’s to early 40’s. Submit an email with a few RECENT pictures of you in a business suit or security uniform (if you’re an actual security guard). Email [email protected] with the subject SEC GUARD 4.2.

PAPARAZZI (4/2) – Men and women, any ethnicity, to play celebrity photographers in NYC. If you have a real camera, send an email to [email protected] with the subject PAPARAZZI 4.2.

PLEASE read all of the above! It’s very important we don’t get multiple submissions from the same people, or a million emails from people we’ve already seen. Thanks!

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Source: Empire Extras