Common’s “The Chi” Still Casting Talent in Chicago

Casting Directors are casting featured roles for scenes filming at the end of July around the Chicagoland area. Producers are looking for adult background Extras, kids, toddlers and other featured roles to work on the TV series from Executive Producer Common.

Filming Details

Dates: July 20th – 31st

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Paid?: Varies By Role

Further details below. To attend a Nine9 Open Call and learn more about the UnAgency including how to receive additional castings, complete the Talent Application.


Talent Application

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PROJECT: The Chi – Episode 105
ROLE: Non-Union Extras
SHOOT DATES: 7/20/17 – 7/31/17 (May include some weekends)
RATE: See Below
LOCATION: Chicagoland

Seeking the following featured roles for picture pick selection by the Director:

TODDLER – RATE: $150/8
Male, African American, Age 12 – 36 months old. Will be held by his older sister when she answers the door. Must include a scanned copy of your child’s work permit in the submission.

WILD BOYS – RATE: $88/8
Male, African American, Age 16 – 25. Young toughs working their way up. They rep this block.

QUENTIN’S GUYS – RATE: $88/8
Male, African American, Age 25 – 50, What Wild Boys want to be when they grow up. As big as the house they protect.

TONK PLAYERS – RATE: $88/8
Male, African American, Age 20 – 60. Dudes chilling in the park, playing a friendly game.

OMAR – RATE $88/8
Male, Middle Eastern, Age 20 – 30, The doorman of a dark warehouse with a gun in his belt.

TIRE SHOP BOSS – RATE $88/8
Male, All Ethnicities, Age 30’s – 50’s, Popping busted rims in a busted repair shop.

MIDDLE AGED WOMAN – RATE $88/8
Female, African American, Age 35 – 50, Very good looking, Flirting with the devil in the Chicken Pit.

If you are interested and have open availability during these dates, send an email with the following to extras4thechi@gmail.com

1) In the subject line put the role(s) you are submitting for ie: TODDLER, WILD BOYS, QUENTIN’S GUYS, TONK PLAYERS, OMAR, TIRE SHOP BOSS, or MIDDLE AGED WOMAN. You may submit for multiple roles in a single email.

2) In the body of the email include your: name, age, height, weight, phone number, email, and zip code on your Driver’s License or State ID.

3) Confirm that you have filled out the current Master Survey – https://goo.gl/forms/SUVTz0ionITmqMI33

Talent Application

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