How to Get Cast on 50 Cent’s ‘Black Mafia Family’

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CANNES, FRANCE. May 15, 2018: Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent at the gala screening for "Solo: A Star Wars Story" at the 71st Festival de Cannes (Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com)

Learn how to get cast on 50 Cent’s ‘Black Mafia Family’ TV series for Starz.

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Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is moving forward with his upcoming Starz series “Black Mafia Family”.

Starz has given 50 Cent an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for the drama series BMF, highlighting the fifth scripted series the rapper and producer has in the works. The series will film in 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The upcoming Black Mafia Family series is an upcoming drug trafficking drama based on the true story of two brothers who rose from the streets of southwest Detroit in the 1980s to becoming one of the most powerful crime families in America. The show will focus on brothers Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, who took their vision beyond the drug trade and into the business of hip-hop. The series, according to Starz, will tell a story about love, family, and capitalism in America.

Randy Huggins from Power and Star will write the script and executive produce the series alongside 50 Cent and his G-Unit Film and TV production company.

“This is a project Curtis has always been incredibly passionate about and we are excited to have him as our partner in bringing it to life,” Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch said. “Black Mafia Family has all the hallmarks of a great drama, from the larger-than-life Flenory brothers to the deadly, high-stakes world they inhabited. This series is going to be an incredible ride for audiences around the world.”

Black Mafia Family is 50 Cent’s fourth new series at Starz following the premium network’s ending of their hit series Power. 50 Cent, who also executive producers ABC’s For Life, will also executive produce all four of Power spinoffs alongside show runner Courtney A. Kemp.

“I told you Black Mafia Family was coming and it’s going to be the biggest show on television,” Jackson said. “Meech and Terry are legends and I am excited to bring their story to Starz.”

Black Mafia Family Cast:

Russell Hornsby and Steve Harris were added to the series as regular cast additions. Hornsby will play Charles Flenory, the leader of the family. Harris plays Detective Bryant. Kash Doll will also join the cast as a recurring character, playing a paralegal for the biggest defense attorney in Detroit.

As we previously reported, Black Mafia Family, hosted open casting calls in Atlanta, Georgia, and online.

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Black Mafia Family Extras Casting Call

CAB Castings, LLC. is looking for NON UNION PAID EXTRAS for the STARZ Series “BLACK MAFIA FAMILY” filming here in Atlanta, GA.

Executive Producer 50cent and Starz present a new hit series Black Mafia Family, an action-packed drama based on a true story of two brothers, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, who became one of the most powerful families to make millions of dollars known to the drug and hip-hop industry in the late 1980’s. This show will give you an inside look into how these brothers took their visions beyond the drug trade and into the business of hip-hop while operating all over the United States.

This series is set in Detroit, Michigan in the early 1980’s. Please keep in mind the culture and looks that were relevant in this time. You will be cast off looking apart of that time period, not the looks we see today.

PAID EXTRAS:
– All Races, All Ages
– Should be located in Atlanta, GA
– If booked, you will be obligated to take a Covid test in order to
work. If you don’t want to do this, need not apply.
– Please have open availability to film from January 2021- April 2021
– Rate for paid extras on this project is $80/8hrs of work (time and half after) + $20bump for Covid testing. which you will receive in the form of a check in the mail 2 weeks after filming.

Apply Here!

Hospital Scene Extras Casting Call

HOSPITAL VISITORS
Race: ALL RACES
Age: ALL AGES
Rate: $80/8 + $20 per Covid Test (You will have to take 2 tests)

Prelim Call Time: TBD (Please have open availability on day of interest)

WE ASK THAT WHEN BOOKED AS A PAID EXTRA, YOU BE PREPARED TO WORK AT LEAST A 12HR WORK DAY AS WE DONT KNOW HOW LONG YOU WILL BE SPECIALLY ON SET… SO PLEASE HAVE OPEN AVAILABILITY FOR THE DAY YOU SUBMIT FOR!!!

COIVD TESTING:
***Must be available for COVID 19 testing at our testing location in the Fulton Industrial Area.

If interested in working on 1/23/2021, testing dates are:
-Thursday 1/21/2021 & Friday 1/22/2021 between 6am and 8am.
If interested in working on 1/25/2021, testing dates are:
-Friday 1/22/2021 & Saturday 1/23/2021 between 6am and 8am.

-Testing is NASAL PCR and you will receive a $20 COVID TESTING BUMP on your voucher the day you report to set for each test taken. YOU MUST REPORT TO SET TO RECEIVE THIS BUMP! Test from other productions are not valid on this set as each production has their own Covid guidelines and labs. Your results must come from the designated lab that all cast and crew use on this production.

The rate for extras on this production is $80 for 8hrs of work (Paid time in a half each hour after 8hrs which is $15hr), which you will receive in the form of a check in the mail 2 to 3 weeks after filming. Also, all timecards/vouchers are virtual at this time and so IF CHOSEN, once we book you, you will receive a link from the production payroll company, ELEVATE (EPIC) in which you will be sent paperwork & should have it filled out prior to filming. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THIS PART! It’s your responsibility to have this paperwork filled out.

DOCTORS/NURSES
Race: ALL RACES
If you have scrubs and experience please let us know. THAT’S A PLUS!
Age: 18 and up
Rate: $80/8 + $20 per Covid Test (You will have to take 2 tests)
Prelim Call Time: TBD (Please have open availability on day of interest)

Prelim Call Time: TBD (Please have open availability on day of interest)

WE ASK THAT WHEN BOOKED AS A PAID EXTRA, YOU BE PREPARED TO WORK AT LEAST A 12HR WORK DAY AS WE DONT KNOW HOW LONG YOU WILL BE SPECIALLY ON SET… SO PLEASE HAVE OPEN AVAILABILITY FOR THE DAY YOU SUBMIT FOR!!!

COIVD TESTING:
***Must be available for COVID 19 testing at our testing location in the Fulton Industrial Area.

If interested in working on 1/23/2021, testing dates are:
-Thursday 1/21/2021 & Friday 1/22/2021 between 6am and 8am.
If interested in working on 1/25/2021, testing dates are:
-Friday 1/22/2021 & Saturday 1/23/2021 between 6am and 8am.
-Testing is NASAL PCR and you will receive a $20 COVID TESTING BUMP on your voucher the day you report to set for each test taken. YOU MUST REPORT TO SET TO RECEIVE THIS BUMP! Test from other productions are not valid on this set as each production has their own Covid guidelines and labs. Your results must come from the designated lab that all cast and crew use on this production.

The rate for extras on this production is $80 for 8hrs of work (Paid time in a half each hour after 8hrs which is $15hr), which you will receive in the form of a check in the mail 2 to 3 weeks after filming. Also, all timecards/vouchers are virtual at this time and so IF CHOSEN, once we book you, you will receive a link from the production payroll company, ELEVATE (EPIC) in which you will be sent paperwork & should have it filled out prior to filming. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THIS PART! It’s your responsibility to have this paperwork filled out.

Apply Here!

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(Original Post January 2, 2020) 50 Cents new TV series for STARZ, BMF, is now casting speaking roles.

As we previously reported, 50 Cent is now casting speaking roles and lead roles for his new TV series for the Starz network, BMF. But, in a surprise twist, 50 Cent and the G Unit Film and Television production company are also seeking submissions for other upcoming STARZ network TV series.

50 Cent is now casting speaking roles for BMF and will be holding live casting calls across the country.

“You know the Vibes, it’s time to work people let’s go. #lecheminduroi,” 50 Cent posted on Facebook.

How to apply?

Producers are seeking the following roles (You can download the sides for the audition by clicking the link):

  1. Agent Kevin and Blackwell
  2. Bishop Wallace
  3. Brenda
  4. Darron Keith
  5. Female Detective Collins and Rico
  6. Georgia and Female Patron
  7. Janice and Gapo
  8. King and Clint
  9. Knuckles and Mo
  10. Layla
  11. Male Detective Johnson and Feller
  12. Melissa and Boss
  13. Travis and Candy
  14. Val and Tasha

To submit your acting audition or to audition for other roles in BMF or other upcoming G-Unit Film and Television productions, click here.

Casting directors are looking for basic information including your name, contact information, social media profiles, whether or not you have a talent agent, and a video reel.

G-Unit Film and TV are also accepting submissions for other acting roles outside of the upcoming BMF series. Aspiring actors also have the opportunity to send a video message about their submission.

A few casting slots will be available for people who register and send their video reel. If producers like what they see, someone from the G-Unit Film and Television production team will reach out to you for more information. There is no exact time-frame for responses, so “don’t take it personal,” the casting call reads.

What are the casting directors looking for?

According to the casting call, G-Unit Film and Television is “is looking to connect with diverse, talented and motivated individuals that are hungry for an opportunity to be showcased in my upcoming projects.”

50 Cent’s Deal with Starz

In 2018, 50 Cent landed a major deal with the Starz Network to develop and produce more shows following the success of Power, a current show he executive produces, which has achieved record-breaking success for the platform.

One of those upcoming projects surrounds the life and story of the notorious drug gang Black Mafia Family also known as BMF.

50 Cent announced that he would be holding open castings for “BMF” in Detroit, St. Louis, New York, and Los Angeles. 50 Cent described what type of actors he’d be looking for, and it’s those who aren’t yet polished or discovered. Instead, he wants to find the next breakout star.

“Casting for my ‘BMF’ series will be handled differently,” he wrote on Facebook. “It will not require talent to have an agent to read for a roll. I’m gonna find some diamonds in the dirt on this one.”

About STARZ BMF:

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NEW YORK-SEP 10: (L-R), Grace Hightower, Robert DeNiro and 50 Cent attend “The Family” world premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on September 10, 2013 in New York City. – Image (Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com)

Details for the series have not been officially released. However, it is rumored it will be based on the real Black Mafia Family.

The Black Mafia Family was a drug trafficking organization based in Detroit, Michigan by brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory. By 2000, they had an established drug distribution across the United States with direct links to Mexican-based drug cartels.

BMF established two main hubs for their operations including Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California. By the early 2000s, the organization tried to legitimize themselves by entering the music business by starting BMF Entertainment. Through BMF Entertainment, they would promote artists including Fabolous and Young Jeezy and associate with high-profile artists including E40, Trina, Shawty Lo, and Jay Z.

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – MAY 30: Actor Joseph Sikora (L) and Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent attend the 8th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park on May 30, 2015 in Jersey City, New Jersey. – Image (Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com)

In 2005, the Drug Enforcement Administration indicted members of the Black Mafia Family. The Flenory brothers were sentenced to 30 years in prison. Over 150 members of the organization received subsequent indictments. Prosecutors claimed the organization made over $270 million.

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