Sopranos Prequel “Newark” New York Casting Call for Italian Kid Actors

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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 Italian neighborhood kids in New York City.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on Thursday, May 30th in Queens, New York.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • GWC is seeking NON-UNION Caucasian Boys and Girls ages 9-14 to portray 1971 Italian American Neighborhood Kids for the film NEWARK.

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

GWC is seeking NON-UNION Caucasian Boys and Girls ages 9-14 to portray 1971 Italian American Neighborhood Kids for the film NEWARK. Works tentatively Thursday May 30th in Queens, NY. There will also be a fitting in Manhattan Friday May 24th or sometime next week.

This is paid background work!

Please note:
-Everyone must have valid, unexpired, unrestricted US-issued ID
-Child must have valid NY child performer work permit and trust account

Please email [email protected] with:
-Child’s Full name
-Guardian Name
-Child’s age and date of birth
-Confirm your child is non union
– Guardian phone number
-does your child have a valid NY child performer work permit? If so, what is the expiration date?
-does your child have a trust account set up?
– Confirm your child is comfortable receiving a 1970s style haircut/trim if needed.
– Available for 5/30. We require FULL DAY/NIGHT AVAILABILITY.
– Is your child available to come in for a fitting in Manhattan Friday 5/24? If not, note which days next week they are available.
-all of your child’s sizes (whatever you know from the following): Boys:Height, Weight, jacket, shirt size (S,M,L,XL), neck, sleeve, waist, inseam, and shoe sizes; Girls: Height, Weight, shirt size (S,M,L,XL), bust, waist, hips, dress, and shoe.
-Attach 2-3 good quality photos that clearly depict your child’s current look and current hair length (no headshots please).
-confirm you are a Tri-State area local
-what IDs can you provide for your child’s I9? (please note if you have a visa or restricted ID of any kind)

We will let you know if we are able to get your child on.

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

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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