Earn $900 for a Beverage Commercial + More New York Casting Calls

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New York City actors searching for work have come to the right place. Every week, we update this feature to include the best casting calls in the city and beyond. Whether you’re based in the five boroughs or just a short train ride away, check out this list highlighting various opportunities in your area.

Startup Beverage Commercial

A commercial for a beverage company wants female talent with street dance and choreography skills, aged 25–35. Talent will use their body movements to vividly express the soothing and relaxing sensation of drinking the product. Shooting is in New York City. Talent will be paid $900 per day.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Reusable Water Bottle Brand Lifestyle Shoot

A lifestyle photo and video shoot for a reusable water bottle brand is seeking talent. The production wants Latina, white, or multiethnic female talent, aged 22–30, and white male talent, aged 29–36, to be shown using the product in various settings, including at a social gathering, in the office, and during physical activities like yoga. Shooting is between June 27–30 in Brooklyn, New York. Talent will be paid $600 for an 8-hour shoot.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Women’s Hygiene Product Line Ad

An advertisement for a menstrual product wants women or AFAB talent, aged 21–35. Talent must be able to perform using an American accent, as well as be comfortable with cheeky and borderline crude humor. Shooting is July 5 in New York City. Talent will be paid $500 for a 5-hour shoot.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Industrial Company Shoot

A photo and b-roll shoot in an industrial setting is looking for talent with an everyday look, aged 18–58. Shooting is July 15–26 in Westbury, New York. Talent will be paid $600 for a 9-hour shoot. 

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Models for Hotel Shoot

A content shoot for a hotel wants modeling talent of all shapes and sizes, aged 18–60, to portray guests and staff. Shooting is at the end of June in New York City. Talent will be paid $1,200 for a 12-hour shoot.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Scripted Series: “The Better Sister”

The scripted series “Better Sister” is looking for background talent, aged 25 and up, to portray attendees of a gala. The role requires wearing formal attire. Shooting is June 18 in Manhattan, New York. Talent will be paid $176 or $187 for a 10- or 8-hour shoot, respectively, depending on union status.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Leather Handbag Shoot

A brand shoot for a popular leather handbag is seeking female modeling talent, aged 35–65, with fashion and lifestyle experience. Shooting is June 19 in Brooklyn, New York. Talent will be paid $150 per hour for a full day shoot.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Short Film: “The Chair”

The short film “The Chair” is looking for talent. The dark comedy thriller is about a woman who decides to move out on her boyfriend, who is revealed to be hiding an inner darkness. The production wants female talent, aged 24–29, to play Carla, a true crime fan, and male talent, aged 24–29, to play Paul, a sweet-seeming oddball with a secret past. Shooting is for 3 days, either the weekend of June 20 or 27, in Upstate New York. Talent will be paid $200 per day, plus pay for rehearsal, as well as transportation from NYC to the shooting location.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Short Film: “Same Hour Delivery”

The short film “Same Hour Delivery” is looking for talent with some bike riding skills, aged 18–35. Talent will portray a bike delivery driver who livestreams their route and is addicted to being busy. Shooting is in New York City. Talent will be paid $300 per day.

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Japanese Talent for Background Roles

A production needs Japanese talent, aged 24–70, for featured background roles. Talent will portray corporate business types in a meeting. Shooting is June 27 in New York City. Talent will be paid $350 for an 8-hour shoot.

Want this gig? Apply here.

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