Sopranos Prequel “Newark” Casting Call for a Conference Scene

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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 African American extras for a conference scene in Brooklyn, New York.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on May 6th through the 8th in Brooklyn, New York City.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • GWCI is seeking SAG/Non Union African American men and women, 20s-60s age range, to portray conference attendee types on the upcoming film NEWARK.
  • All men must have full hair. No fades, buzz cuts or very large afros. Women should have small afros. No very long hair. No visible tattoos. Must have 1970s/period appropriate hair or be willing to receive a haircut if needed. Must be fine with atmospheric smoke.

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 Call

GWCI is seeking SAG/Non Union African American men and women, 20s-60s age range, to portray conference attendee types on the upcoming film NEWARK. Works tentatively Thursday, May 9th. This will be an overnight in Brooklyn. Must be available for a fitting either on Monday, 5/6, Tuesday 5/7 or Wednesday 5/8.

All men must have full hair. No fades, buzz cuts or very large afros. Women should have small afros. No very long hair. No visible tattoos. Must have 1970s/period appropriate hair or be willing to receive a haircut if needed. Must be fine with atmospheric smoke.

Please email [email protected] with the subject line marked “FB CONFERENCE ATTENDEES” and provide the following in the body of your email:

-Name
-Confirm if you are a SAG-AFTRA member or Non-Union
-Phone number
-Confirm availability for fitting on Monday, 5/6, Tuesday 5/7 OR Wednesday 5/8, and overnight work on Thursday 5/9
-Confirm okay receiving a haircut/trim if needed
– Note height, weight, wardrobe and shoe sizes.
-Multiple selfies to show CURRENT look

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR AN IMPORTANT MEMO REGARDING CELLPHONE USAGE ON SET: Unfortunately, there have been several instances of background performers taking photos on set. To prevent any further incidents, production is now instating a cell phone collection policy on the work dates. All phones will be collected before BG talent goes to set. The phones will be tagged, secured and returned to you when you leave set and head back to the BG holding area. You will have access to your phones in the holding area and during meal periods.

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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