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Richmond – Good lord Bird open casting call – june 29th – paid

NEW LIMITED SERIES FOR SHOWTIME – Seeking background actors in Virginia-


Carol Grant Casting is seeking local submissions for paid background work on

“The Good Lord Bird”.  The series is based on the award-winning novel by James Mcbride and stars Ethan Hawke as John Brown.  The action is set around abolitionist John Brown’s raid on the Harper’s Ferry armory in 1859, which helped precipitate the American Civil War (1861-65).


Production will cast hundreds of local actors and residents of Virginia for PAID, non-speaking roles.  Filming will take place in Richmond, Virginia and surrounding area. This is Local hire only. No travel or housing will be provided.




Saturday, June 29th

11:00 am to 3:00 pm


623 East Main St., Richmond

(Street parking is free and plentiful)


The open call will be focused on finding locals with interesting, expressive faces to fit naturally into the pre-Civil War era. Immediately seeking people of all ages and ethnicities to fill non-speaking roles:

  • Stand-ins and photo doubles for cast members
  • Townspeople, Store Owners and Vendors
  • Soldiers, Militia, Amputees
  • Civil war reenactment groups and actors
  • Male adults with excellent horseback riding skills
  • Slaves, slave owners, freed men and abolitionists
  • Featured red headed child of cast member (age 10 to 15)

The open casting call will consist of a brief talk with a member of the casting team and a photograph.  No experience is necessary and if selected, compensation will be on the scale of other professional productions. Attendance is not mandatory for SAG-AFTRA Members, however they will have special consideration if they attend and should bring their membership card, so as not to wait in line.


To help expedite the open call process and for best consideration, Carol Grant Casting requests everyone to register online at this link: https://app.castifi.com/#/roles/10679


For more information and details: Call the Carol Grant Casting hotline: (323) 419-0202.

And visit our webpage often~ www.carolgrantcasting.com

Questions may be emailed to: cgcastingvirginia@gmail.com

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