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Amazon’s ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Is Casting Paid Background Roles in NYC

Amazon’s ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Is Casting Paid Background Roles in NYC
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Welcome back to our guide for what’s casting in New York City! As usual, we’ve scoured the landscape to bring you information on all the best projects in film, theater, and television, sourced with information from the most reliable sources. This is show business we’re talking about, though, and as quickly as a play can bring down its curtain, a project can end before it’s even begun; that said, here’s what you can currently look out for!

An Amazon series seeks actors for background roles, for a shoot in New York City—and the gig is paid!

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” from “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, is casting union and nonunion talent for shoots in June and July.

Under the direction of Grant Wilfley Casting, actors ages 18–34 are sought to depict 1950s college students, while talent ages 18–30 is needed to portray department store workers and party goers.

The hired actors will be compensated at a standard SAG-AFTRA background rate of $154/12 hours. 

The comedy, about the illustrious life of the comedienne Miriam “Midge” Maisel and her rise through the stand-up ranks, stars Rachel Brosnahan and has already received a two-season order from the streaming platform.

Ready to get your ‘50s on? Apply to the gig through Backstage right here!

And check out other NYC opportunities in Backstage’s New York City audition listings!

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