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Locally filmed ‘Hightown’ in need of extras, kids and adults, for Jan. 14 shoot

WILMINGTON — The STARZ-produced series “Hightown” relocated from Massachusetts to Wilmington’s EUE/Screen Gem Studios to begin shooting season two.

Currently, the show is in need of kids ages 7-8, of any gender and ethnicity. Some kids will be needed to sing in a group on camera (singing skills are not required); these kids will be chosen by the director. This group also may be asked to log into a Zoom meeting with show creators to rehearse lines.

The series is also in need of adults, ages 30-40, any ethnicity and gender, who could play the kids’ parents.

The shoot will take place all day on Thursday, Jan. 14. The pay is standard $64 per 8-hour day and time-and-a-half for every hour after the eighth. Singing kids will receive a $50 bump in pay and a $20 bump if required to meet via Zoom ahead of time.

All booked extras will be required to take a Covid-19 test on Monday, Jan. 11 at a specific location and time, determined by the production, and shared with extras upon being hired. $20 will be paid out for every test taken during the shoot. No outside tests will be accepted from other clinics.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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