CASTING ALERT: Appear in a TV Series Directed Ben Stiller + More Roles in NYC and the Northeast

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There are lots of great opportunities this week in New York City and the Northeast. A Ben Stiller-directed TV series and the Epix series “Godfather of Harlem” need background actors. Also, the feature film “Karma,” Temptations Cat Treats ads, and more are seeking talent!

The upcoming TV series “Tumwater,” directed by Ben Stiller (“Zoolander”), is seeking background talent, aged 6–75, for various roles including as pedestrians and photo doubles. The production will be in NYC with dates TBD. Talent will be paid $178. Apply here!

The Epix series “Godfather of Harlem” is casting Black male and female talent, aged 18 and older, with specific hairstyles for featured background roles. The show is set in 1964 and stars Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland”). Male talent must have no dreadlocks, twists, high afros, or fades. Female talent must have no braids or weaves. Talent must be comfortable blowing out or flat-ironing natural hair. Talent with wigs that match the period are encouraged to apply. Shooting will take place in NYC on dates TBD. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed on set, including tests and masks. Talent will be paid professionally.  Apply here!

A documentary series sponsored by Enfamil is looking for new or about-to-be new parents, aged 18–40. The series will follow a mother, a father, and their newborn over the first year. Talent will shoot three times over the year, three months apart, as well as keep a video diary. Talent should ideally be based in NYC, but those outside of the city may submit. Families will be paid $4,500 for the project. Apply here!

Branded content for Temptations Cat Treats is seeking female talent, aged 27–35. Talent will play a professional woman who likes to get goofy with her cat when she gets home from her job. Shooting is on March 2 in NYC. Talent will be paid a flat $450 for both the session and usage. Apply here!

A commercial for a cashmere fashion brand wants talent. The production wants White male talent, aged 20–26, Black male talent, aged 20–26, and Asian or White female talent, aged 20–26. Shooting is in early April in NYC with exact dates TBD. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed on set. Talent will be paid $300 for four hours of shooting. Apply here!

The feature film “Karma” is seeking South Asian and Indian talent, aged 0–37, for several roles. The film is about an immigrant family from India and the overprotective father whose past comes back to haunt him. Rehearsals are over Zoom and in Jersey City, NJ. Shooting is the second week of March in Jersey City and NYC. Talent will be paid $120 per day, plus food and travel. Apply here!

The short film “Bluelight” wants talent. The film is about a lab-created teenage girl who leaves her adopted parents behind to search for a new residence. The production wants Black female talent, aged 18–25, with dance skills and a Jamaican Patois accent, Black female talent, aged 35–40, capable of a Jamaican Patois accent, and more. Shooting is on March 12–14 in NYC. Talent will be paid $125 per day. Apply here!

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