Sopranos Prequel “Newark” NYC Casting Call for Photo Doubles

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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 photo doubles in New York City.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on a scene filming on Wednesday, June 5th in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • GWC is seeking SAG-AFTRA & NON-UNION Caucasian Boys ages 9-12 for photo double work for the film NEWARK. Works tentatively Wednesday, June 5th in Jersey City, NJ. There will be van transportation provided to and from Manhattan if needed. There will also be a TBD fitting in Manhattan.

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 SAG-AFTRA & NON-UNION Caucasian Boys ages 9-12 for photo double work for the film NEWARK. Works tentatively Wednesday, June 5th in Jersey City, NJ. There will be van transportation provided to and from Manhattan if needed. There will also be a TBD fitting in Manhattan.

Pays SAG Photo double rate, $199/8hrs.

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
-Child’s Union Status
– 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 1960s style haircut/trim if needed.
– Available for 6/5. We require FULL DAY/NIGHT AVAILABILITY.
-all of your child’s sizes: Height, Weight, jacket, shirt size (S,M,L,XL), neck, sleeve, waist, inseam, and shoe sizes
-Attach 2-3 good quality selfies that clearly depict your child’s current look and current hair length (no headshots please). Both full body and close up photos.
-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, Kid Photo Double”

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

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