Nat Geo’s ‘Genius: Aretha’ Casting Calls | Nat Geo Casting Calls

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MONTREAL, CANADA - OCTOBER 9, 2018: Rolling Stone magazine in a hand over a stack of magazines with Aretha Franklin on the front cover. Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine - Image Editorial credit: dennizn / Shutterstock.com

Nat Geo’s ‘Genius: Aretha’ is now how casting and holding auditions for actors in Atlanta, Georgia.

Casting directors are now hiring actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming in Atlanta, Georgia starting this January 2020 through late February. Producers are looking for background actors, photo doubles, stand-ins and other positions for acting jobs as the show films throughout the ATL.

About ‘Genius: Aretha’:

According to Deadline, the third season of the Nat Geo series will center around Aretha Franklin’s musical career and her impact on the culture. The Grammy Award-winning singer was a gospel singer and outspoken civil rights leader who is considered to be one of the biggest singers in the last 50 years.

How to apply:

‘Genius: Aretha’ Casting Call

Hotel Scene Casting Call

**GENIUS: ARETHA*** – TV series for NatGeo

–PLEASE SHARE with anyone you know that fits these descriptions– **NEW FACES THAT HAVE NEVER WORKED THIS PROJECT or have only worked in large audience/congregations scenes only!**

Work Date: WEDNESDAY 2/19/20

Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

HOTEL BELLHOPS: Males who portray as African American, age range 20s-40, clean-cut, conservative, upscale, professional. Size range 38-42R suit, average sizes. Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1960s or willing to let us cut your hair (No locs/braids/twists, NO shaved heads) and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache (NO goatees/beards at all so MUST be willing to shave).

UPSCALE BARTENDER: Male who portrays as Caucasian, age range 20s-40, clean-cut, conservative, upscale, professional. Average sizes. Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1960s or willing to let us cut your hair (No locs/braids/twists, NO shaved heads) and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache (NO goatees/beards at all so MUST be willing to shave). MUST have real bartending experience and “know how to handle a bottle” and mix drinks with flair

BANQUET WAITSTAFF & BUSBOYS: Males and Females who portray as African American, age range 20s-40s, clean-cut, conservative, upscale. Should have your own black dress pants and white long sleeve dress shirt.. Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1960s or willing to let us cut your hair (No locs/braids/twists, NO shaved heads) and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache (NO goatees/beards at all so MUST be willing to shave). Ladies: Natural hair color only, NO locs/braids/twists, hair able to be put in rollers or pin curls. Natural nails only-NO acrylic or SNS, no coffin/stiletto/square shaped nails or color. MUST have real wait staff/server experience so that you are able to carry trays of food/drinks

HOTEL EMPLOYEES: Males and Females who portray as African American or Caucasian, age range 20s-50s, clean-cut, conservative, upscale, professional. Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1960s or willing to let us cut your hair (No locs/braids/twists, NO shaved heads) and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache (NO goatees/beards at all so MUST be willing to shave). Ladies: Natural hair color only, NO locs/braids/twists, hair able to be put in rollers or pin curls. Natural nails only-NO acrylic or SNS, no coffin/stiletto/square shaped nails or color.

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight, sizes and a RECENT photo ASAP to: [email protected]

Please put HOTEL STAFF in the subject line and specify any Bartender or Wait Staff experience you have

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING*

 

Expired Casting Calls

Bartenders Casting Call

**GENIUS: ARETHA*** – TV series for NatGeo

–PLEASE SHARE with anyone you know that fits these descriptions– NEW FACES THAT HAVE NOT YET WORKED ON THIS PROJECT or who have worked only in large crowd scenes!

Work Date: THURSDAY 2/13/20

Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

UPSCALE BARTENDERS: Male and Female who portray as African American or Caucasian, age range 21-45, clean-cut, conservative, professional. Bartending experience required as you will need to look like you know how to mix drinks. Should have your own black dress pants and white long sleeve dress shirt. Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1950s or willing to let us cut your hair (No locs/braids/twists, NO shaved heads) and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache (NO goatees/beards at all so MUST be willing to shave). Ladies: Natural hair color only, NO locs/braids/twists, hair able to be put in rollers or pin curls. Natural nails only-NO acrylic or SNS, no coffin/stiletto/square shaped nails or color. This scene takes place in the 1950s so no modern looks.

UPSCALE WAIT STAFF: Male and Female who portray as African American or Caucasian, age range 21-45, clean-cut, conservative, professional. Wait Staff experience required as you will need to be able to carry a tray of drinks. Should have your own black dress pants and white long sleeve dress shirt. Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1950s or willing to let us cut your hair (No locs/braids/twists, NO shaved heads) and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache (NO goatees/beards at all so MUST be willing to shave). Ladies: Natural hair color only, NO locs/braids/twists, hair able to be put in rollers or pin curls. Natural nails only-NO acrylic or SNS, no coffin/stiletto/square shaped nails or color. This scene takes place in the 1950s so no modern looks.

UPSCALE RESTAURANT & BAR PATRONS: Male and Female who portray as African American or Caucasian, age range 21-65, clean-cut, conservative, upscale. Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1950s or willing to let us cut your hair (No locs/braids/twists, NO shaved heads) and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache (NO goatees/beards at all so MUST be willing to shave). Ladies: Natural hair color only, NO locs/braids/twists, hair able to be put in rollers or pin curls. Natural nails only-NO acrylic or SNS, no coffin/stiletto/square shaped nails or color. This scene takes place in the 1950s so no modern looks.

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight, sizes and a RECENT photo (if submitting for bartender or wait staff pleaes also include experience) ASAP to: [email protected]

Please put THURSDAY UPSCALE (and put Patron or Bartender/Staff – whichever you are submitting for) in the subject line.

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING*

RNA Members Casting

**GENIUS: ARETHA*** – TV series for NatGeo

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Work Date: WEDNESDAY 2/12/20

Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

RNA MEMBERS (FEATURED): Male who portray as African American, ages 20-50, this is to play an AFRICAN Revolutionary type. Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1960s or willing to let us cut your hair (No locs/braids/twists) and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache (NO goatees/beards at all so MUST be willing to shave).

This will be Featured and will be submitting photos to our Director – so if you submit, please make sure you are fully available!!

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight, sizes and a RECENT photo ASAP to: [email protected]

Please put RNA PICTURE PICK in the subject line.

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING*

Church Scene Casting Call

***GENIUS: ARETHA*** – TV series for NatGeo

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Work Date: WEDNESDAY 2/5/20

Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta area and Norcross, GA

CHURCHGOERS: Male and Female who portray as African American, ages 18+, conservative church going types. Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1950s or willing to let us cut your hair (No locs/braids/twists, NO shaved heads) and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache (NO goatees/beards). Ladies: Natural hair color only, NO locs/braids/twists, hair able to be put in rollers or pin curls. Natural nails only-NO acrylic or SNS, no coffin/stiletto/square shaped nails or color.

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight, sizes and a RECENT photo ASAP to: [email protected]

Please put WEDNESDAY CHURCHGOER in the subject line.

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING*

Cocktail waitress casting call

**GENIUS: ARETHA*** – TV series for NatGeo

–PLEASE SHARE with anyone you know that fits this description–

WORK DATE: TUESDAY 2/4/20
Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta area, GA

COCKTAIL WAITRESS: Female, able to portray Caucasian and able to portray age range 21-40, upscale, conservative, need to have previous cocktail waitress experience so that you are able to carry a tray of drinks. Ladies: natural hair color only, No locs/braids/twists, NO acrylic nails/SNS/gel. ,*NEW FACES ONLY THAT HAVE NOT WORKED ON THIS PROJECT!*

If you fit this description, please email first & last name, phone number, height, weight and a RECENT photos ASAP to: [email protected]

Please put COCKTAIL WAITRESSin the subject line.

Supper Club Patrons Casting Call

**GENIUS: ARETHA*** – TV series for NatGeo

–PLEASE SHARE with anyone you know that fits this description–

WORK DATE: TUESDAY 2/4/20
Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta area, GA

SUPPER CLUB PATRONS: Male or Female, able to portray Caucasian and African American, able to portray age range 35-55, upscale, conservative, classy, types that might go to a supper club to see jazz performances (Lena Horne/Count Basie style). Ladies: natural hair color only, No locs/braids/twists, NO acrylic nails/SNS/gel. Men: natural hair color only, short classic 1950s hair or willing to let us cut it, No locs/braids/twists, NO shaved bald heads (natural bald is ok), NO facial hair other than a small mustache (NO beards/goatees). Prefer those who have their own suits (men) or nice dresses (ladies) but not required. *NEW FACES ONLY THAT HAVE NOT WORKED ON THIS PROJECT!*

If you fit this description, please email first & last name, phone number, height, weight and a RECENT photos ASAP to: [email protected]

Please put HUDSON GATE SUPPER CLUB in the subject line.

Extras Casting Call

***GENIUS: ARETHA*** – TV series for NatGeo

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WORK DATE: TUESDAY 2/4/20
Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta area, GA

LENA HORNE TYPE: Female who portrays as age range 30-45, good stage presence and performance experience, singer types that could pull off playing a singer on stage (*see reference photo for the look we are going for)

If you fit this description, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight, sizes, a RECENT photo and links to you performing/singing ASAP to: [email protected]

Please put LENA HORNE in the subject line.

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING IN ORDER TO WORK THIS SCENE*

***GENIUS: ARETHA*** – TV series for NatGeo

–PLEASE SHARE with anyone you know that fits these descriptions–

WORK DATE: THURSDAY 1/30/20
Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta area, GA

ATLANTA POLICE: Male who portray as Caucasian or African American, age range 25-45, conservative Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1950s or willing to let us cut your hair and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache.No locs or braids, NO shaved heads. Fit and in good physical shape. Size range 40R-42R suit jacket. Height range 5’9″-6’2″. *NEW FACES that have not worked on this project

HOTEL STAFF: Male who portray as Caucasian or African American, age range 20-45,age range 25-45, conservative Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1950s or willing to let us cut your hair and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache.No locs or braids, NO shaved heads. Fit and in good physical shape. Size range 40R-42R suit jacket. Height range 5’9″-6’2″. Booking VALETS and BELLHOPS. *NEW FACES that have not worked on this project

HOMELESS PERSON: Male who portrays as African American, age range 20-65, thin/skinny, scruffy beard. *NEW FACES that have not worked on this project

DR.KING’s ENTOURAGE: Male who portray as African American, age range 25-60, conservative Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1950s or willing to let us cut your hair and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache.No locs or braids, bald is ok. MUST have your own black or dark suit! *NEW FACES that have not worked on this project

CIVIL RIGHTS SUPPORTERS & ANTI-CIVIL RIGHTS PROTESTERS: Male and Female who portray as Caucasian or African American, age range 18-70, conservative Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1950s or willing to let us cut your hair and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache.No locs or braids, NO shaved heads. Ladies: Natural hair color only, NO locs or braids, hair able to be put in rollers or pin curls. Natural nails only-NO acrylic or SNS, no coffin/stiletto/square shaped nails or color. Should be comfortable being put into either group as either a Supporter or a Protester. OK if you have previously worked.

CHURCH COMMUNITY & PEDESTRIANS: Male and Female who portray as African American, age range 18-70, conservative Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1950s or willing to let us cut your hair and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache.No locs or braids, NO shaved heads. Ladies: Natural hair color only, NO locs or braids, hair able to be put in rollers or pin curls. Natural nails only-NO acrylic or SNS, no coffin/stiletto/square shaped nails or color. OK if you have previously worked.

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight, sizes and a RECENT photo ASAP to: [email protected]

Please put THURSDAY 1/30 AVAIL in the subject line. *If you are already booked as Audience, please do not resubmit as we can not switch your role

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING IN ORDER TO WORK THIS SCENE*

Revival Party Guests

***GENIUS: ARETHA*** – TV series for NatGeo

–PLEASE SHARE with anyone you know that fits these descriptions–*NEW FACES THAT HAVE NOT YET WORKED ON THIS PROJECT ONLY!*

Work Date: TUESDAY 1/28/29 (*multiple dates possibly available if you can also work 1/30, 2/3, 2/5 and 2/10)

Rate: $94/10
Location: PORTERDALE, GA (about an hour East-ish outside of Atlanta)

REVIVAL AFTER PARTY GUESTS: MALE who portray as African American and can play ages 20-50, conservative church going types (with a bit of an unseen wild side), Men: short natural colored hair that would be period appropriate for 1950s or willing to let us cut your hair and NO facial hair other than possibly a small tidy mustache.No locs or braids, NO shaved heads.

–you should be comfortable with being portrayed as innocent by day and “wild” by night. This is the invite only party that was local community church folk during the day who were allowed to attend the parties with alcohol and more sordid adventures behind the scenes after dark. There will be “drinking”, smoking and partying implied.

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight, sizes, date/dates available and a RECENT photo ASAP to: [email protected]

Please put REVIVAL TUESDAY in the subject line

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING*

Hairstylists Casting Call

***GENIUS: ARETHA*** – TV series for NatGeo

–NEW FACES THAT HAVE NOT ALREADY WORKED ON THIS PROJECT ONLY–

Work Date: THURSDAY 1/23/20

Rate: $94/10
Location: MARIETTA, GA

TV SHOW HAIR STYLIST & MAKEUP ARTIST: Females who portray as Caucasian, able to play age range 20s-40s, conservative. Ladies: Natural hair color only, NO locs or braids, hair able to be put in rollers or pin curls. Natural nails only-NO acrylic or SNS, no coffin/stiletto/square shaped nails or color. Prefer ladies with experience as a makeup artist or hairstylist so that you look lik eyou know what you are doing on a set (you will still be working as an extra and not actual HMU crew)

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight, sizes, description of hair or makeup stylist experience and a RECENT photo ASAP to: [email protected]

Please put HMU ARTIST in the subject line. *

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING*

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