Casting: Chicago, Illinois

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HBO SERIES “LOVECRAFT COUNTRY” NOW CASTING AGES 16 AND UP IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS!

YOU MUST ABSOLUTELY READ THE ENTIRE POST – UPDATED 7/14/18 – NEW INFO REGARDING HAIR – WIGS MAY BE OPTION – MORE SPECIFIC DATES – READ ENTIRE POST

ADULT CASTING CALL – HBO’S LOVECRAFT COUNTRY
(TEENS AND KIDS – SEE SEPARATE POSTS BELOW)

RATE: $96/8 + $25/2 MANDOTORY WARDROBE FITTING + $50 IF HAIRCUT IS NEEDED (SEE SPECIFIC NEW NOTES BELOW REGARDING HAIR)
LOCATION: SEE BELOW
DATES: SEE BELOW

The director is hand picking everyone for the project. If you believe that you would be available for the dates below, then submit if you meet the requirements in this long post. We will still contact you to availability check you for exact dates and specific roles.

DATES: 7/23, 7/24, 8/8 AND 8/9 AND 8/10 (LAST TWO DATES OVERNIGHT)
LOCATION: CHICAGO
ROLE: NEIGHBORHOOD TYPES – African American, Male/Female, Ages 16 – 80

DATES: 7/25 AND 7/26
LOCATION: ELBURN (YOU WOULD BE LODGED OVERNIGHT)
ROLE: PEDESTRIANS – Caucasian, Male/Female, Ages 18 – 80

DATES: 8/7
LOCATION: ODELL
ROLE: GAS STATION ATTENDANT – Caucasian, Male/Female, Age 25 – 45

DATES: 8/9 AND 8/10 (OVERNIGHT FILMING)
LOCATION: CHICAGO
ROLE: BLOCK PARTY ATTENDEES – African American, Male/Female, Ages 16 – 80

DATES: 8/9 AND 8/10 (OVERNIGHT FILMING)
LOCATION: CHICAGO
ROLE: CHURCH LADIES – African American, Female, Ages 55 – 80

DATES: 8/20 AND 8/21
LOCATION: STREATOR, IL (YOU WOULD BE LODGED OVERNIGHT)
ROLE: BUS PATRONS – Caucasian, Male/Female, Ages 18 – 80

WARDROBE FITTINGS: We will contact you separately for wardrobe fitting times.

This project is a period piece set in the year 1954. It focuses on the social issues during that time in history.

Every person – adult and child – must attend a wardrobe fitting. No exceptions. The scenes are set in the summer, and therefore because of the clothing will reveal more skin, no visible tattoos. If you have small tattoos that you can sufficiently cover-up with your own make-up, we can still consider you, but you must give us a brief description of the tattoo, and where it is located.

Generally speaking, we will can only fit women up size 12 and men who are not more than a 36″ waist and 42″ jacket.

Hair is an important factor – no color, no wigs, no weaves, no dreadlocks. Women must have natural or permed hair only. Wigs MAY be used as an option, but preference is being given to those who are willing to cut their hair, and/or have hair that can easily be covered by a wig. As well, they are leaning toward shaping hairstyles, and only cutting if really necessary, but they need natural or permed hair as option. Essentially, for a wig to even be an option they have to fit it over natural hair.

No color and no fades for the men. Every male will have to be cleanly shaven and have hair that is on the short side or Pompadour which was a classic style at the time. Depending on your hairstyle men may be asked to cut your hair or grow it out.
No modern-day piercing such as nose rings and stretched piercings in the ears.

To be considered, EVERYONE must upload a photo with a natural hairstyle in the “CURRENT LOOK: BACK” photo slot in POP. The photo should be of your face, not the back of your head. This photo should reflect the natural style that you will arrive with at your wardrobe fitting/hair consultation. It should also reflect that you don’t have visible tattoos or modern piercings, and for the men – cleanly shaven. Photos must be uploaded from your computer, not your phone.

NOTE: If you have a photo already in the CURRENT LOOK: BACK slot – you will need to delete it/trash it first, then upload the natural look photo in its place.

If you have already filled out a registration application on the POP platform and would like to be considered for this position, please follow the directions in sending the email below.

If you want to be considered for this role, and you have NOT ALREADY RECEIVED AN EMAIL WITH LOGIN DETAILS, please follow this link to create your online profile:

https://4starcasting.portal.wegotpop.com/apply

Your POP profile must include the following:
a) CURRENT LOOK: BACK Photo as described above – we also want you to send us the exact same photo in the email submission that you have uploaded to POP.

b) All your measurements: MEN: JACKET, NECK/SLEEVE (your sleeve is measured from the back of your neck, down the length of your arm to your wrist), PANTS (waist/inseam), SHOES
WOMEN: DRESS, PANTS, SHOES, and BUST (CUP SIZE, TOO)/WAIST/HIPS. Sizes are crucial, and must be part of your POP profile.

c) Include your age or playing age (and be honest with yourself), you typically can only play within 7 years of your real age. You must list your actual age if you are only 18 for legal reasons.

ONLY AFTER YOUR POP PROFILE HAS BEEN UPDATED, YOU WILL THEN SUBMIT YOUR EMAIL TO US:

Send an email to extras4lovecraft@gmail.com with GENERAL SUBMISSIONS in the subject line – If you already submitted, and we sent follow-up questions, you are still in consideration.

1) Confirm that your POP profile has been updated as requested in this post (SEE ABOVE)

2) Please include your name so that we can easily look up on the POP platform

3) Must confirm that you are 18 years or older and out of high school.

4) Confirm you have open and/or flexible availability for the new dates listed in the post. If you have a known conflict date(s), please list it in your email.

5) Confirm your mode of transportation. There will be locations outside of the city. Production may be arranging shuttles for the locations that are more than an hour away, but we absolutely must know how you get to set.

6) Are you willing to be lodged overnight if needed? Yes or No

7) Upload your state ID or Driver’s License to the secure POP portal – this information is used only for accounting purposes.

8) If needed, would you cut your hair? Yes or No If needed, would you grow your hair out? Yes or No

9) Men – if selected/booked – you will need to be cleanly shaven, please confirm that you are willing to be clean shaven. Yes or No

We will be in contact with you via the POP platform if we would like to consider you! You will not be considered if your POP profile has not been updated as requested in this post. Please take the time to read this entire post, and update your profile first before sending your email submission – Make sure to answer all the questions in the email submission.