Chicago open casting call for NBC TV shows

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The casting directors for the NBC television series “Chicago P.D.”, “Chicago Fire”, “Chicago Med”, and “Chicago Justice” are holding an in-person open casting call on Sunday July 17, 2016. They are seeking people to work on the shows as fully paid extras and featured background roles. To be considered to work on the show, all talent must attend this open casting call due to a change in the casting payroll system and unified casting database. In addition to the open casting call, there are featured background roles being cast where email submissions are being accepted. Speaking roles are also being cast through casting directors in Chicago and New York. Details below.

All actors and extras must be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in Chicago and in the United States. The document and required information can be downloaded from the Chicago Actors Resource Guide eBook. All 2016 Actors Resource Guide eBooks can be found here.

The following types are being sought:

• General Background Extras. All types and ages including teens and children.
• Twins, Triplets, Multiples. All ages, especially babies.
• Model types.
• Business types
• Gangbanger/Bad Guy types
• Real Chicago Police Officers (if possible, please come in uniform)
• Real Military
• Real EMT’s
• Real Lawyers
• Real CFD Fire Fighters
• Real Nurses/Doctors
• Amputees
• People with special skills (i.e. dancers, cyclists, pole dancers, contortionists, etc.)

Minors under 16 years of age MUST have the proper work permits. Real police, firefighters, EMT’s, military, nurses/doctors must have verification.

Where:

Biago Events & Catering (in the Ballroom)
4242 N Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
There is limited parking at the location.

When:

Sunday July 17, 2016
11:00am – 6:00pm

You will be filling out an I-9 and W-4 form. Come prepared to have your photo taken, dress nicely and in a way that reflects your own personal style. Again, all types should reflect the look of the city of Chicago. Once in the casting database you will be able to create a profile, update stats, and upload 10 additional photos of yourself.

Please bring 2 valid forms of ID (Drivers License AND Social Security Card, OR Valid U.S. Passport). Otherwise bring proof of legal eligibility to work in the United States such as valid work visas, green cards, alien registration, uscis numbers, etc. Please bring a pen to write with.

If you are unable to attend this open casting call, please check back at this website for future casting events.

The following are specific roles being cast that you can submit via email:

Chicago P.D.
Episode 401

Shoots Wednesday July 20 through Monday July 25.

SUBMISSION TITLE: “CROWLEY’S SQUAD”
FILMS: Potential 2 day booking: Wednesday, July 20th & Monday, July 25th
SCENES: 7/20: Ext: Crime Scene (films near Lower West Side) & 7/25: Ext. Street
ROLES: (3) Males & Females, Age: 30’s-60s, clean-cut, any ethnicity. Applicants should be clean-cut, professional types to play Internal Affairs Agents (think Detective type). Must be available for both film dates and a potential wardrobe fitting at Cinespace during office hours (potentially Tuesday 7/19).
PAY RATE: Each film date: $84/8 hours and time and one half for anything after that. IF fit for wardrobe before film date = $25 Fitting Bump added to your first day’s pay out.

SUBMISSION TITLE: “EMOTIONAL SUPPORT”
FILMS: Tuesday, July 26th
SCENES: Exterior: House; friends and family mourners
ROLES: (5) Males & Females, Age: 18tly-60s, any ethnicity. Friends and family of this episode’s victim. *One 18-to-look-younger female, any ethnicity, will be selected to be a day player’s friend, which she may hung on camera. Everyone selected must be available for a potential wardrobe fitting at Cinespace during office hours before the film date.
PAY RATE: $84/8 hours and time and one half for anything after that. IF fit for wardrobe before film date = $25 Fitting Bump added to your pay out.

SUBMISSION TITLE: “CHEN FAMILY”
FILMS: Wednesday, July 27th
SCENES: Interior: Chicago Med Hallway – family/friends of victim
ROLES: (4) Asian family members: Mother, Father, 2 teenage kids = Asian descent, Males & Females, Age: 16-to-look-younger to late 60’s. The characters are visiting their family member in the hospital. The kids must be at least 16 years of age, to-look-younger. Everyone selected must be available for a potential wardrobe fitting at Cinespace during office hours before the film date.
PAY RATE: $84/8 hours and time and one half for anything after that. IF fit for wardrobe before film date = $25 Fitting Bump added to your pay out.

SUBMISSION TITLE: “GUIRGIS”
FILMS: Wednesday, July 27th
SCENES: Interior: Chicago Med – Man in hat, resembles suspect
ROLES: (1) Male, Age: late 20’s-late 30s, any ethnicity. This character will be wearing a hat (potentially a baseball cap) – please submit photos with and without wearing a hat. Applicant selected must be available for a potential wardrobe fitting at Cinespace during office hours before the film date.
PAY RATE: $84/8 hours and time and one half for anything after that. IF fit

Please send in your submissions ASAP, they will be showing the Director your submissions on Monday, July 18th. Email to the following to TAILSTICKSCASTING@GMAIL.COM with the corresponding submission title in the Subject Line (example: “CROWLEY’S SQUAD” and/or “GUIRGIS”. If submitting for more than one role, please only submit 1 email with all desired roles in subject line), etc.:

**ATTACH MULTIPLE RECENT PHOTOS of yourself in appropriate attire for the role you are submitting for
NAME:
EMAIL:
PHONE:
ZIP:
AGE:
HEIGHT:
WEIGHT:
FEMALES: DRESS/T-SHIRT/BUST/WAIST/HIP/SHOE:
MALES: JACKET/T-SHIRT/NECK/SLEEVE/WAIST/INSEAM/SHOE:
VISIBLE TATTOOS: *Please attach a photo of the tattoo(s)
CAR?: Color/Year/Make/Model
AVAILABILITY?: *Please list any CONFLICTS between July 20th-August 1st

Principal Actor Casting Director (Starring, Co-Starring, Guest Starring roles ONLY)

New York:

Jonathan Strauss Casting
Chelsea Piers
Pier 62, Room 304
New York, NY 10011

Chicago:

Claire Simon
1512 N Fremont
Suite 204
Chicago, IL 60642

NOTE:

Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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In 2002, Alan became interested in working on committees at the Screen Actors Guild, and has served on the Background Actors Committee and the Native American Committee. On February 26, 2008, Alan Baltes became "A United Journey For Humanity's Creative Innovators Advocating A Global Difference Honoree". Alan Baltes founded his company, AB Media Publishing LLC in 2007, which publishes the "Actors Resource Guides" for actors among others. His company also publishes a network of casting calls and auditions information websites. Alan is also an IMDb Pro News Desk Partner. In 2014, Alan Baltes opened a PR Services division of his company, providing publicity services for entertainment industry professionals. Alan is also a film and television casting director, with credits ranging from extras to lead role actors. Alan Baltes is the proud parent of two amazing young daughters, and strives to educate young actors about the trials and tribulations of an entertainment industry career. You can follow Alan Baltes at his Verified Facebook Profile (https://www.facebook.com/alanbaltes) and his Verified Twitter Page (https://twitter.com/alanbaltes).