Now Casting: Netflix’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman Needs Talent + 3 More Gigs

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Wrap up your week with the great gigs in today’s casting roundup! The upcoming Netflix adaptation of August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman, is holding an open call for background actors. Plus, the CBS series “Tell Me a Story,” a skincare digital promo, and a shaving service company are seeking actors and models.

“MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM,” OPEN CALL
Background casting has begun for the upcoming Netflix adaptation of the August Wilson play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. Talent of all ages is wanted for a variety of background roles in the film. All must have natural hair, lashes, and brows with no acrylic or painted nails, no ear gauges or facial piercings, and no facial or neck tattoos. The open call will be held on June 22 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Filming will take place in July and August in Pittsburgh. Some pay will be provided. Apply here!

SKINCARE BRAND DIGITAL PROMO
Models with “realistic body shapes, clear skin, and expressive faces,” aged 2–40, are wanted for a shoot for a European medical skincare brand that will launch in the U.S. in October. The shoot will take place on July 10–11 in New York City. Pay is $300–$1,000 per day with travel and meals provided. Apply here!

“TELL ME A STORY” EXTRAS
The CBS series “Tell Me A Story” is seeking background actors, aged 18 and older. Filming will take place in July in Nashville, Tennessee. Pay is $64 for eight hours of work with time and a half after eight hours, plus occasional shoot dates at double rates. Apply here!

PHYSICALLY DISCIPLINED TOUGH GUY TO SHAVE HEAD
TubeScience is looking for a physically disciplined male model with a tough guy look, especially MMA fighters, boxers, and service members, aged 22–35, to shave his head in a commercial for a shaving service. The shoot will take place in June or July in Los Angeles, California. Pay is $500. Apply here!