‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Open Casting Calls (UPDATE)

New York, NY - August 20, 2019: Omari Hardwick and Naturi Naughton attend STARZ Power Season 6 premiere at Madison Square Garden (Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com)

Power Book III: Raising Kanan‘ is now casting talent in New York City.

‘Power’ casting directors are now hiring actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming in New York City starting this February 2020. Producers are looking for babies, background actors, photo doubles, stand-ins and other positions for acting jobs as the show films throughout the NYC.

About ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’:

“Power Book II: Raising Kanan,” “Power Book IV: Influence” and “Power Book V: Force” are the newest collection of series’ that will proceed to discuss the stories and watch the lives of old and new characters within the “Power” landscape.

“Raising Kanan” is a prequel set in the ‘90s during the early years of “Power” character Kanan Stark, played by 50 Cent. “Influence” will follow Rashad Tate (Larenz Tate) in his pursuit of political power as he runs for governor. Finally, “Force” centers on Tommy Egan after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good, as he heads for California.

Jeffrey Hirsch, President & CEO of Starz, had this to say regarding the new projects:

“In television history, only a select few shows have inspired four consecutive series extensions, launched into active production and development at the same time. These new and exciting chapters will continue the journey of some of the show’s most controversial characters while featuring a growing ensemble of complex, distinct characters along with the high-octane drama that set ‘Power’ in a class of its own.”

How to apply:

‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Casting Call

50 Cent G Unit Film and TV
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)

Night Club Scene Casting Call

NON-UNION Men and Women ages 18+ to portray 1990s Club Goers on POWER BOOK III!

This works on Monday 3/23 in Manhattan.
This is paid extra work! non-union rate is $165/10hrs

We are seeking the following types of club goers:
-1990s Male Wall Street Types
-1990s Attractive Model Types
-1990s Hip Hop Crew Types
-1990s Interesting/Cool Types (grunge, 90s hipster, 90s club kids, etc)

Please note the following:
-Everyone must be 18 or older to work
-Everyone must be local to NYC area
-Everyone must be lawfully able to work in the US

*ALL MEN MUST BE COMFORTABLE RECEIVING A 1990S STYLE HAIR CUT AND SHAVING/ALTERING THEIR FACIAL HAIR IF NECESSARY!*

Email [email protected] with:
-name
-union status (SAG or Non-union)
-phone number
-avail for Monday 3/23?
-have you worked on Power Book III before?
-2-3 recent photos showing your current look and hair (NO professional or edited head shots. selfies/candids only!)
-all sizes: MEN- height, weight, suit, shirt, pants, and shoe / WOMEN- height, weight, bust-waist-hip, dress, and shoe
-do you have visible tattoos?
-MEN: are you comfortable receiving a 1990s hair cut if needed?
-MEN: are you ok being clean shaven/altering your facial hair?
-confirm you are over 18
-confirm you are local to NYC area
-confirm you are lawfully able to work in the US

Please write in the subject line: “FACEBOOK” and the type of club goer you are submitting to portray
(for ex: “wall street club goer” OR “model type club goer” etc)

Baby Casting Call

African American babies (6 – 18 months) to portray little sister of principal actor on POWER BOOK III.

-Work date is 3/12 in the NYC area

This is a paid role ($250)!!! Filming in NYC!

Please note:
-All minors must have valid NY child performer work permit & trust account set up before shoot date.

If interested/available or know anyone that might fit the description please email submissions to [email protected] and include the following in the body of your email:
-child’s name, age, DOB
-guardian’s name
-guardian’s contact#
-union status
-work permit expiration date
-is trust account set up?
-avail for shoot date 3/12
-is child lawfully able to work in the US?
-confirm child is local to NY area
-A recent photos showing child’s current look (please selfies/candid photos only!)

Please write “Facebook, Baby 3/12” in the subject line!

Expired Casting Calls

Street Soldiers Casting Call

Men to portray union and nonunion Street Soldiers on Power Book III.

This is a paid role! SAG-AFTRA rates apply to SAG members. The nonunion rate is $165/10hrs.

The work date is scheduled for Tuesday 3/10 in Manhattan and there will be a fitting prior to the work date in Brooklyn. This role would be recurring throughout the season (end of July). Please note this a period show set in 1991. Must have period appropriate hair OR be willing to receive a period appropriate hair cut (high top, fade, ceasar cut etc.)

To be considered, please email [email protected] with the following information:

– Your Name
– Union Status
– Avail for a fitting prior to 3/10
– Avail on 3/10
– General Open Availability through July
– Sizes (height, weight, neck, sleeve, waist, inseam, shoe)
– Are you willing to get a period appropriate haircut on set if needed?
– Are you comfortable altering or shaving your facial hair if needed?
– Confirm you can work local to the NYC area
– Attach a clear, natural photo that shows your current look and hair length

Please make the subject line of all emails “Facebook, Street Solider 3/10”.

Men with a flat top hairstyle casting call

Seeking men of all ages with flat top hairstyles OR men willing to cut their hair into a flat top to portray various 1991 roles on POWER Book III !

This is a paid extra work. Nonunion pay rate – $165/10hrs, SAG-AFTRA rates apply to SAG-AFTRA members. Filming in the NYC area. Must be available for costume fitting prior to shoot date.

If interested, email submissions to [email protected] and include the following in the body of your email:
– Name
– Phone Number
– Union Status
– Confirm you’re 18 years or older
– If you don’t currently have a flat top, are you willing to get your hair cut into this style? (Yes/No)
-Are you lawfully able to work in the USA?
– Confirm you’re local to the NYC Tri-State area
– attach a recent photo showing your current look and hair style/length (no filters or professional headshots please)

Please write “Facebook, High Top” in the subject line or your email.

Piano Casting Call

SAG/Non-Union 18TLY African American Female to portray a PIANO PLAYER for POWER Book III!

Works Monday 3/9 interior in Queens, with a TBD fitting. Scene is set in 1980s. Must have real piano experience!

Please email submissions to [email protected] with:
-Your name
-Phone #
-SAG or NON UNION
-Are you 18 or older?
-Avail for 3/9?
-Wardrobe sides (height, weight, bust-waist-hip, shoe size)
-Are you local to NY tri-state area?
-Do you have any visible tattoos?
-What is your piano experience? Be specific.
-Please attach current photos of of yourself. No filters, no sunglasses, no hates. One should depict current hair style and one should be full length.

Please write in the subject line: “FACEBOOK PIANO 3/9”

Photo Double Casting Call

SAG/NU African American kids ages 9-13 for photo double work on POWER Book III!

Works Monday 2/24 exterior in NYC
Scene is set in 1985.

Please email submissions to [email protected] with:
-Child’s Name
-Guardian’s name
-Phone#
-Age of minor
-Is minor SAG or NON UNION
-Wardrobe sides of minor (height, weight, clothing size, pants size, shoe size)
-Avail for 2/24?
-Does your child have braces?
-Are you local to NY tri-state area?
-Please note if valid work permit and trust account is set up
-Please attach a current, candid photos of minor (one should depict current hair style and one should be full length).

Please write in the subject line: “FACEBOOK KID PHOTO DOUBLES 2/24”

Kid Actors Casting Call

NON-UNION African American or Latino kids ages 9-12yrs old to portray 1985 kids at the park watching a fight for POWER Book III!

Works Tuesday 2/25 exterior in Queens, NY
Fitting either Wednesday 2/19, Thursday 2/20 or Friday 2/21

Please note:
-All Minors must have valid NY child performer work permit and trust account
-Must be local to the NY tri-state area
-Must have 1980s appropriate hair

This is paid background work!

Please email [email protected] with:
-child’s name, age, DOB
-confirm child is non-union
-does child have valid work permit and trust account?
-avail for work 2/25?
-avail for fitting (insert which date you are available!)
-2-3 recent photos showing child’s current look and hair style
-all sizes: height, weight, shirt, pants, and shoe
-confirm local to NY area
-confirm child is lawfully able to work in the US
-parent name & contact

Please write in the subject line: “FACEBOOK, KIDS.”

Hispanic Teen Casting Call

// HISPANIC TEEN CASTING //

Casting a 5’5-5’7 Hispanic Boy, age 12-17.

DATE: 2/20, 2/29, 3/1
RATE: $120/8
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

HOW TO SUBMIT:
To apply, please send name, age, height, weight, phone number & 3 photos (Must include a dated selfie) to [email protected]

Subject: C KID DOUBLE

// HISPANIC MALE & FEMALE CASTING //

Casting Hispanic Males & Females, ages 18-60 for Ava Duvernay’s new DC Comic series on HBO “DMZ”.

DATE: February 26
RATE: $80/8
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

HOW TO SUBMIT:
To apply, please send name, age, height, weight, phone number & 3 photos to [email protected]

Subject: HISPANIC 2/26

Cultural and Religious Headpieces Casting Call 

/ NEW CASTING //

Casting people to wear cultural and religious head pieces and head coverings. Please note if you already have these in your own wardrobe.
Here are some examples:
– Headscarf
– Turban
– Yarmulke
– Fez
– Kufi

DATE: February 29 or March 1
RATE: $80/8
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

HOW TO SUBMIT:
To apply, please send name, age, height, weight, phone number & 3 photos to [email protected]

Subject: DMZ CULTURE

Basketball Players Casting Call

SAG/NU Men to portray 18+ (to look younger) teens playing basketball for POWER Book III!

Fitting week of 2/18
Works Tuesday 2/25 exterior in Queens

Scene is set in 1985.
Must have 1980s appropriate hair!

Please note:
-Must be over 18
-Must be local to NY area
-Must be lawfully able to work in the US

Please email submissions to [email protected] with:
-name
-union status
-avail for fitting week of 2/18
-avail for work 2/25
-all sizes: height, weight, suit, shirt, pants, and shoe
-2-3 recent photos showing current look and hair style
-are you comfortable playing basketball on camera?
-do you have any visible tattoos?
-confirm you are over 18
-confirm you are local to NY
-confirm you are lawfully able to work in the US
-phone number

Please write in the subject line: “FACEBOOK, BASKETBALL 18TLY.”

Double Dutch Casting Call

NON-UNION Girls ages 9-12yrs old to portray 1990s Kids who can Double Dutch for POWER Book III!

Works Tuesday 2/25 exterior in Queens, NY
Fitting TBD week of 2/18!

Please note:
-All Minors must have valid NY child performer work permit and trust account
-Must be local to the NY tri-state area
-Must have 1990s appropriate hair

This is paid background work!

Please email [email protected] with:
-child’s name, age, DOB
-confirm child is non-union
-does child have valid work permit and trust account?
-avail for work 2/25?
-avail for fitting week of 2/18?
-please detail child’s skill level/experience with double dutch
-2-3 recent photos showing child’s current look and hair style
-all sizes: height, weight, shirt, pants, and shoe
-confirm local to NY area
-confirm child is lawfully able to work in the US
-parent name & contact

Please write in the subject line: “FACEBOOK, DOUBLE DUTCH GIRL.”

Musicians Casting Call

#GWCISeeking an experienced choir director and a piano player for #powerbook3 Filming in #NYC on March 9, 2020.

email your name, photo and contact info to [email protected] with the subject lines “Choir Director” or “Piano”.

This is for PAID background work on the new #starz series. Must be lawfully able to work in the US.

Kids Casting Calls

African American babies (6 – 8 months) to portray younger, for a STILL PHOTO SHOOT on Power Book III! Photo Shoot will take place on Tuesday 2/18 in the NYC area.

This is a paid role!!! $250/8hrs.

Please note:
-All minors must have valid NY child performer work permit & trust account!

If interested/available or know anyone that might fit the description please email submissions to [email protected] and include the following in the body of your email:
-child’s name, age, DOB
-current length and weight of your baby
-union status
-work permit expiration date
-is trust account set up?
-avail for 2/18
-A recent photos showing child’s current look (please selfies/candid photos only!)
-is child lawfully able to work in the US?
-confirm child is local to NY area
-parent name & phone number

Please write “Facebook, PB3 Baby” in the subject line!