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):
- Agent Kevin and Blackwell
- Bishop Wallace
- Darron Keith
- Female Detective Collins and Rico
- Georgia and Female Patron
- Janice and Gapo
- King and Clint
- Knuckles and Mo
- Male Detective Johnson and Feller
- Melissa and Boss
- Travis and Candy
- 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:
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.
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.