Sopranos Prequel, ‘Newark’, Casting Call & Auditions

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New York, NY - January 9, 2019: Edie Falco, Robert Iler, Jamie-Lynn Sigler attend The Sopranos 20th Anniversary screening and discussion at SVA Theater - Image (lev radin / Shutterstock.com)

The upcoming Sopranos prequel, Newark is now casting and hiring actors in New York City.

‘Newark’ casting directors are now hiring actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming this March 2020 in New York City and New Jersey. Producers are looking for a wide arrange of background actors to work on the show.

About “The Many Saints of Newark”:

The Sopranos is getting a prequel. Ending in 2007, “The Sopranos” made HBO a household name. The show won 21 Primetime Emmys and five Golden Globes. David Chase, “The Sopranos” creator, showrunner, writer and producer is leading the movie. He wrote the script with Lawrence Konner, a Sopranos staff writer.

The Many Saints of Newark is set amid the 1967 Newark riots, which Livia was seen watching live on television during a flashback in the episode “Down Neck”.

There were over a hundred race riots across America in what was dubbed “The Long Hot Summer of 1967”, as tensions boiled over as African Americans continued to face discrimination. In Newark, the start for the riot was one that still shocks the city today is the beating of a black man by police.

“That was a time when the African-Americans and the Italians of Newark were at each other’s throats,” Deadline notes, “and among the gangsters of each group, those conflicts became especially lethal.”

How to apply:

‘Newark’ Casting Calls

Italian Family Members Casting Call

SAG-AFTRA or NON UNION Men & Women to portray Italian family members (18 years old or older to portray younger) for work on the feature film “NEWARK”!

Shoot dates are 3/16 & 3/17 (with a wardrobe fitting in Brooklyn 3/5 or 3/6). Interior work! Filming in NYC and the surrounding areas.

Men must be okay getting a 1960s haircut. Women must have shoulder-length hair or shorter OR be willing to get a shoulder-length haircut. No wool allergies. Must be okay working around atmospheric smoke.

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 NAME
-PHONE#
-SAG-AFTRA or NON UNION
-all wardrobe sizes (Men: height, weight, jacket, neck, sleeve, waist, inseam, shoe. Women: height, weight, dress, bust, waist, hip, shoe)
-Avail for shoot dates 3/16 & 3/17
-Avail for wardrobe fitting either 3/5 or 3/6?
-Men: Are you okay getting a 1960s haircut if needed?
-Men: are you okay being clean shaven on the shoot date or having your mustache shaped?
-Women: what is the current length of your hair?
-Women: does your hair touch your shoulders?
-Women: if your hair touches your shoulders, are you okay having it cut by our hair dept?
-Women: do you have any highlights, undercuts, weaves, extensions, braids, bayalage or color in your hair? Or do you wear a wig?
-What forms of ID can you bring to set to fill out an I9?
-Have you worked on the film before? If so when and as what?
-Are you local to the tri-state area?
-Do you have ANY tattoos? (this includes, hands, feet, ankles, back of neck, behind the ear)
-Please attach current, candid photos. Need to see current hair style and length. One photo should be full body.
***Subject line should say “FACEBOOK ITALIAN 18TLY”

RATE IS $174/8hrs

Waiters Extras Casting Call

SAG-AFTRA/Non Union Italian Men to portray Waiters and Bartenders for background work on the feature film NEWARK.

Tentative shoots: 3/16 & 3/17
Shooting in NY tristate area.
Interior Scenes

If interested and available please send submissions to [email protected] with the following:

-Full name
-Union Status
-Phone number
-Confirm full availability for tentative shoot date of 3/16 & 3/17
-All of your sizes: height, weight, jacket, neck, sleeve, waist, inseam and shoe
-2-3 good quality selfies that clearly depict your current look and current hair length (no headshots please).
-Please note if you are okay with possibility of haircut to better suit the 1960’s time frame we are playing for.
-Confirm you are okay with being clean shaven on the day of shoot.
-Confirm you are comfortable being around atmospheric smoke and that you have no allergies to wool.
-If you have worked you must let us know when and what you portrayed please.
-What IDs can you provide for your I9? (please note if you have a visa or restricted ID of any kind)-Are you available for a wardrobe fitting week of 3/2.

Please write in the subject line of your email: “FB, Waitstaff”

Equestrian Riders Casting Call

SAG-AFTRA OR NON UNION experienced Equestrian riders, African American females ages 10 – 13 for background work on the feature film NEWARK.

Tentative shoots: 3/11/20
Shooting in NY tristate area. Interior Scenes
Pay Rate: $400

If interested and available please send submissions to [email protected] with the following:

-Full name
-Union Status
-Phone number
-Confirm full availability for tentative shoot date of 3/11
-All of your sizes: height, weight, jacket, neck, sleeve, waist, inseam and shoe
-2-3 good quality selfies that clearly depict your current look and current hair length (no headshots please).
-Please explain your child’s level of experience riding.
-confirm you are a tristate area local
-confirm if your child has a New York Minor Permit and trust account set up. One will be needed if chosen for this work.
-What IDs can you provide for your I9? (please note if you have a visa or restricted ID of any kind)
-Are you available for a wardrobe fitting week of 3/2.Please write in the subject line of your email: “FB, Equestrian Rider”

Related: How to Find Acting Auditions and Casting Calls

Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.

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