Two new FOX shows are back in production with new seasons. Fox’s hit music oriented shows Empire and Star are now filming in the Chicago area and there are new casting calls out for locals who would like to work as paid extras on either of the shows.
Please see the details below. The show’s casting team is also accepting general submissions for upcoming episodes and will be filming in the Chicago area. Lee Daniels’ edgy, hip hop music oriented drama is back. “Empire” has returned to production in Chicago and is currently only interested in talent that is local to the Chicago area. Production on the show is beginning and if the new season schedule follows the previous season, then the show will be filming all the way into the winter months.
”Empire” focuses on self made music mogul Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard, his music label, Empire Entertainment and the family drama over who gets to control the company. “Star” is another music oriented drama and season 1 premiered last year. Both shows film in Chicago and casting directors are only considering talent that is local to the Chicago area.
CASTING CALL – EMPIRE
MINORS CASTING CALL!! FILMING DATE: TBD ANYTIME BETWEEN 8/8-8/19 LOCATION: CHICAGO RATE: TBD- DEPENDS ON BABY’S AGE ___________________________________________________________ ROLE: NEWBORN BABY (AGES 2 WEEKS OLD-2 MONTHS OLD) RATE: $350/8 + $104/8 GUARDIAN AFRICAN AMERICAN, MALE/FEMALE, CANNOT BE OLDER THAN 9 WEEKS OLD- DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOUR CHILD IS OLDER. PLEASE READ THE SUBMISSION PROCESS BELOW. ——————————————————- ROLE: TODDLER RATE: $250/8 + $104/8 DESCRIPTION: AFRICAN AMERICAN, FEMALE/MALE, AGES 2YO-3YO PLEASE READ THE SUBMISSION PROCESS BELOW. ___________________________________________________________
NEW PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION: To be considered, your children MUST have parent’s affidavits AND proof of age document AND be registered on our new 4 STAR POP PORTAL for MINORS. This information and documents can be found on our website @ www.4starcasting.com.
**the affidavit is not the parental consent form used to obtain a work permit**
Send an email to email@example.com with THE ROLE in the subject line:
YOU MUST SUBMIT WITH ALL THE INFORMATION THAT WE REQUEST IN ORDER FOR YOUR CHILDREN TO BE IN CONSIDERATION!!
1) Include the following information of your children: NAME, CURRENT AGE (BE EXACT), HEIGHT, WEIGHT, CLOTHING SIZES, SHOE SIZE, PHONE and EMAIL – EACH CHILD must have their POP profile.
2) Attach a current LABELED photo of your children – CURRENT PHOTOS OF THEIR CURRENT LOOK – FACE AND FULL BODY.
3) Attach your children’s current work permit and Parent/Legal Guardian Data Collection Parental Verification and Consent affidavit (can be found on our website at www.4starcasting.com, and this is not the parental consent form used to obtain work permit.)
4) Confirm you have completed the POP profile for your children – it must be done with a different email than yours (only if you are registered on our adult POP portal). Each user/child must have their own different email address to register.
5) Confirm your children’s mode of transportation: Public or Vehicle
6) Give us the name and email of each child you have created a POP profile for so we are able to look them up on POP to confirm you have correctly completed the process. If adult, confirm you have a profile on Adult Pop Platform.
We will be in contact if your children are in consideration!
Below is more information on the Minor’s Portal Process.
The 4 Star Casting POP Portal for MINORS is now up and running.
The process is slightly different – you will need to visit our website @ www.4starcasting.com
to upload your children’s information to the minors’ POP portal.
You will need a separate, unique email for your children (if you, the parent, are registered on our Adult POP portal, it must be a different email). Each and every child must have his or her own email address that will link to his or her own profile.
You can find the paperwork required, including the Parent/Legal Guardian Data Collection Parental Verification and Consent affidavit (which is a new legal document, and not the parental form required to obtain the work permit), in the paperwork for minors on our website. The parent affidavit is required for all children 17 and under. 18 and older should use the adult POP portal. The PARENT AFFIDAVIT MUST be uploaded as a pdf.
You must also upload each child’s work permit – which should be named with your child’s first and last name, name of the employer listed on the work permit and the date of issue of the work permit (current and valid, it expires one year from issue date).
Children who are 16 and 17 will require a document that proves age, i.e. driver’s license, state ID, school ID, passport and/or birth certificate. PROOF OF AGE MUST be uploaded as jpeg or png.
If you do not upload the forms (proof of age and parent affidavit) in the required format, then your children’s profiles will hover in an uncompleted, pending application.
If you are having issues – send your children’s names and the email you used to create their profiles in an email to either the show you are trying to submit your child for and/or to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: MINORS’ PORTAL UPLOAD ISSUES. We can not look up or help without the information requested.
If your children’s information changes, i.e. look, height and weight, measurements, make sure to log on the computer and update the sizes.
You should have a minimum of TWO photos in your children’s profile, including CURRENT LOOK: FRONT (FACE) AND RECENT NON-PRO BODY SHOT (FULL BODY).
If in the past, you mistakenly registered your children on our Adult POP database, please send an email to email@example.com with your children’s names and the emails the profiles were registered under, so that we can delete and/or make those accounts inactive.
FILMING DATE: FRIDAY AUGUST 2ND LOCATION: CHICAGO RATE: $104/8 ROLE: DRAG KINGS _______________________________________________________ DRAG KINGS: Description: Seeking Drag Kings for a performance scene, all ages, all types, all looks. Please make sure your photos are uploaded into your POP Profile. ——————————————————- To be considered, you must have a POP Profile. To create a profile, click the following link and then follow the instructions on sending the submission e-mail: https://4starcasting.portal.wegotpop.com/apply If you already have a POP profile, you may continue with the submission email. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “DRAG KINGS” in the subject line : PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN YOUR SUBMISSION. If the following questions are not answered and your current photo has not been uploaded, your submission will be deleted. 1) Confirm you have a POP Profile 2) Include the following information: Name, phone, and email, and the photo of your current look for quick reference 3) You must go into your POP Profile via a computer, and upload your Drag King photo. 4) Update your current measurements – Chest/Jacket, Pants, Neck/Sleeve, Dress and Shoe – the wardrobe department is asking to see sizes of many of the roles because you will need to fit a costume/uniform. As well, even if you bring clothes for a role, they want to know the sizes of the extras on set. 5) Confirm you are available Friday, August 2nd We will contact you if you are in consideration