(www.BlacksinHollywood.com) – The powerful TV series “Roots” by the late Alex Haley is getting a reboot in order to all new generations to experience the powerful pull that the show has. While many are against the reboot, it’s happening. If you’d like to be a part of it, please follow the instructions below.
“ROOTS” is a remake of the original mini-series, “ROOTS”, and is scheduled to air in 2016 on three cable networks: HISTORY, LIFETIME and A&E.
STORY LINE: An adaptation of Alex Haley’s “Roots”, chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants.
NOW CASTING PAID BACKGROUND ACTORS for the UPCOMING TELEVISION MINI-SERIES, “ROOTS”! “ROOTS” IS COMING TO THE ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA!!
WE WILL BE CASTING AFRICAN AMERICAN AND CAUCASIAN MEN TO PORTRAY UNION AND CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS- (18-50’s age range)
WE ARE LOOKING FOR MEN THAT DON’T MIND GETTING DIRTY, RUNNING, MARCHING (BEING ACTIVE) THIS WILL BE A BATTLE WAR SCENE
The original “ROOTS” (1977) is known for earning 9 Emmys, a Golden Globe and a Peabody award.DATES/FILMING LOCATION: ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA FOR A THREE DAY RUN! FILMING TAKES PLACE OCTOBER 27TH-29TH!!
COSTUME FITTING: Paid and prior to filming in the NEW ORLEANS AREASUBMISSION INSTRUCTION:
Subject Line: SOLDIERINCLUDE IN SUBMISSION: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/Weight, COAT SIZE(we may only have certain coat sizes), City/state of Residency, reliable transportation: YES OR NOList any musical instruments you play
List any hunting experience you may have,
List any horse riding experience you may have
Do you have any ROTC/MILITARY experience?
Do you have marching experience such as BAND MARCHING?
Do you have experience performing as a CIVL WAR REENACTOR?
Do you have any medical concerns that may not allow you to participate in Long days of active work?ALSO, include 2 CURRENT, CLEAR photos! Stand in front of a solid wall and have someone take pictures with smart phone.
Do not wear hats/sunglasses or makeup. Please wear hair down & natural.NOTE** If you have visible piercings, braces, gold teeth or tattoos: Please make note when submitting if you have any of these. No well kempt nails on hands/no polish and no makeup in photos please.NOTE** GROW HAIR ON HEAD and FACE Continuously if you can: No modern haircuts such as Fades, military cuts, unnatural hair colors….Please note if you are NOT OKAY with receiving a haircut. Please note if you are unable to grow a beard.********** Also Casting ********
NOW CASTING a younger version of this kid. See photo attached!
Show name: ROOTS
ROLE: Featured Extra “YOUNG URIAH”
Filming Dates: Oct. 12th and 13th
Filming Location: Vacherie, LA
Fitting INFO: IN NOLA this week
Looking for a kid around 4 years old that resembles this kid!
Subject: “YOUNG URIAH”
Include: Name, Parent’s Name, Age, Contact #, Height/weight and CLEAR, CURRENT PHOTOS! Photos should include one head shot facing camera, one head shot from the side showing profile and one full body photo facing camera.
Stand in front of a solid wall with hands by side. Please do not send photos with additional people in the frame. Do not send photos with glasses/hats on. Do not submit photos that are filtered/altered at all.
Needing a 4 year old to play a younger version of “Featured Extra” “YOUNG URIAH this is his picture below!!