Love ‘Abbott Elementary’? Apply to These Great Gigs

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The hit Emmy-winning sitcom “Abbott Elementary”—starring Buzzfeed star-turned-actor Quinta Brunson—is currently casting background talent. Along with the direct notice, we also rounded up some other mockumentaries for you to check out. If you want to appear on “Abbott Elementary” or a similar project, apply to one of these gigs today. 

“Abbott Elementary”

Casting is underway for Season 2 of the hit ABC sitcom “Abbott Elementary.” A young Black actor who uses a wheelchair, aged 6–8, is wanted for a recurring featured background role. Filming will take place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. Pay is $128 for eight hours of work for nonunion talent and $187 for eight hours of work for union talent, plus overtime (if applicable) and a COVID-19 testing stipend for all.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Turning Point”

This feature film is casting several roles. Rehearsals are from Oct. 1–Dec. 1, with shooting taking place in March 2023. Shoots in Washington, D.C. Pay is $50–$100 per day. 

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“Trouble at Cheery Meadows”

This indie short film follows Augusta Wilde, a woman who devises a bunch of hair-brained schemes to save her small-town retirement home from closure. The project is casting a white female actor, aged 70+,to play Augusta, as well as multiple day player roles. It shoots from Sep. 30–Oct. 2 in Columbus and Austin, Texas. Pay is $50–$600 for 3 days of work. Meals provided.

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“No Clue”

This mockumentary-style student film is looking for a female performer with improv skills, aged 22–30, to play the supporting role of Stacey. Shoots end of Sept. in Westchester, New York. Pays $150 for 1 day of work, plus meals. 

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“Breaking Through”

Set in 1950s California, this short film is casting a white male day player and a white female day player, aged 25–55, to play school teachers. Shoots Oct. 15–16 in Santa Maria, California. Pays $100 for 1 day of work. 

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The acclaimed Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., seeks actors to play students and teachers  for an upcoming play. Casting seeks actors to play adult students, aged 18–54, as well as an actor to play a 44-year-old teacher. Rehearsals begin Dec. 13 for a run that plays Jan. 11–Feb. 12, with a possible extension to Feb. 26 in Washington, D.C. Pays $975 per week. 

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“New Day”

This corporate video is based on the true stories of two community schools and seeks multiple actors to play teachers and school staff. The project is looking for a Black male actor, aged 30–60, to play middle school teacher Mr. Jones; a white female actor, aged 30–60, to play elementary school teacher Ms. Webber; as well as talent to play food service workers, custodians, etc. Shoots Sept. 24–25, Oct. 1–2, and Oct. 8–9 in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Pays $150–$600 to 2 days of work. 

Want this gig? Apply here.