January 5, 2015

Empire – New FOX Series Casting for Extras in Chicago Area for Club Scene

empireComing to FOX this Thursday (Jan. 7th, 2015) is the much anticipated new series Empire.  The series stars Academy Award Nominee Terrance Howard (Crash, Iron Man) and Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Karate Kid).  The show is based on a family and their involvement in the hip-hop industry from the creative minds of Lee Daniels (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Precious) and Danny Strong (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2).

The basis of this series is centered around Lucious Lyon (Terrance Howard) and the entertainment company (Empire Entertainment) he spent a lifetime building.  Supposedly Lucious is faced with a terminal illness and faces the tough decision of which one of his three sons will take over.  On top of all this Lucious’ ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) comes back into the picture looking to claim her piece of the pie.

The new series will be resuming production in the Chicago area and is currently holding a casting call for extras in an upcoming ‘club’ scene.  Joan Philo Casting is looking for paid extras for a night club scene that will begin filming next Friday.

Anyone interested in the casting for extras in Empire should follow the below instructions or leave a comment below.

Casting Local Extras in Chicago Only

We are almost back to work and we can’t wait. We are searching for great looking people, 20′s/30′s, to work in our Club scene. People who can come up with “hot” club clothes and who can style their hair and makeup and “wow” us! If this is you and you are available to work on Friday, January 9th, this will be during the day and go into the night. (we never know how early it will start or how late it will shoot so make sure your whole day and night are available).

If you have a server experience let us know!

Send your photograph in a hot club outfit with your hair and makeup styled. No comp cards, no head shots, no pictures with sunglasses, and no hats to empireseason1@gmail.com and put “Club Jan. 9th” in the subject line.

Include your height, weight, age, and phone number. We need to show pictures to the director so make sure you look the part!




(Casting information gathered from auditionsfree.com)

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6 thoughts on “Empire – New FOX Series Casting for Extras in Chicago Area for Club Scene

  1. I’m very fashionable, beautiful and most of all I dream big, work hard and never give up until my reams come true

  2. My wife, daughter and I simply love this show! Taraji and Terrance are two of our favorite performers! I would love to be an extra on empire! Tall, dark, handsome, former CPS school teacher! Chicago State Univ. graduate, who is very personable, has a great sense of humor and a very nice dresser

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