CASTING ALERT: Join a Crime Drama Feature Film + More California Auditions

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There are tons of incredible opportunities in California this week. A commercial for shapewear, an untitled crime film, the Chance Theater’s production of the play “Yellowman,” the Netflix feature “The Prom,” based on the hit Broadway musical and starring Meryl Streep, and more are casting!

A dramatic-crime feature film is seeking talent for two small roles. The production needs Latino, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, white, or multiracial male talent, aged 35–60, with a dark menacing presence and an accent preferred, to play a cartel boss and voiceover talent, aged 18 or older, to play a shock jock podcast host. Shooting is underway in Los Angeles. Talent will be paid $100 per day under a SAG-AFTRA New Media Agreement. Apply here! 

A spot for shapewear needs black, Latina, Hispanic, white, or multiracial female talent for three roles. The production wants talent, aged 18–40, to play a bride on her wedding day, talent 18–30, to play someone dancing at a club, and talent, aged 20–45, to play a professional woman. Talent will pose in regular clothes, in shapewear only, and then clothes over shapewear. Shooting is on Feb. 26 in a downtown L.A. studio. Talent will be paid $300 per day. Apply here!

The Netflix feature “The Prom” is looking for talent, aged 18–25, for background roles. The film is based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name and stars Meryl Streep, James Corden, and Nicole Kidman. The production wants diverse talent of all genders, ethnicities, and types, including LGBTQ+ community members, to play characters younger than 18. Shooting is in Los Angeles on dates TBD. Talent will be paid $114 per eight hours. Apply here!

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A project needs talent, aged 30–50, with a real British accent to play a host. Talent should be charismatic and have hosting and teleprompter experience. Shooting is on Feb. 23 in Burbank, CA. Talent will be paid $300 for two hours of work. Apply here!

The Chance Theater is casting Equity and nonunion talent for roles in the play “Yellowman.” The show explores racism inside the black community and follows the romance between a dark-skinned African American woman and a light-skinned African American man, and the obstacles they encounter. The production wants black male talent, aged 20–35, and black female talent, aged 20–35, to both play lead roles that require switching between multiple characters. Rehearsals start on March 16 with a run from April 24–May 24 in Anaheim, CA. Union talent will be paid $262 per week under an AEA Special Appearance Agreement. Nonunion talent will receive pay TBD for the 18-show run. Apply here!

A video for a startup needs talent for two nonspeaking roles. The production wants two Indigenous Peoples, Latinx, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, white, or multiracial actors, aged 18–29. Female talent will film on Feb. 27 and 28 while male talent will film on Feb. 28 only. Talent will be paid $250 per day plus meals. Apply here!

A music video for recording artist Evie Irie wants talent, aged 18–23. The video will show Evie Irie’s friends taking her through a “trippy nightclub experience.” The production needs female talent to play the singer’s best friend, and background talent to play friends partying in 1993 at a grungy nightclub with strobing lights and blaring music. Shooting will take place on Feb. 22 in Los Angeles. Talent playing the best friend will be paid $150 for an eight-hour day. Partygoers will earn $50 for five hours. Apply here!

Female talent is wanted for voiceover work for a series of ads about affordable housing in California. Talent, aged 20–40, with a reporter-type voice is wanted to ideally record VOs for several videos. Bilingual skills are a plus, Production dates are ongoing in Los Angeles. Talent will be paid $150 per 30-second voiceover. Apply here!

Looking for more? Check out Backstage’s Los Angeles audition listings!


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