Friday, August 12, 2022

Locally filmed series ‘Our Kind of People’ recruiting African American extras

WILMINGTON — A series set to debut on FOX this fall is on the search for African American extras to portray churchgoers and choir members. The locally filmed “Our Kind of People” will need the extras to shoot scenes on Tuesday, July 13, in Southport, NC.

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“Our Kind of People” is being produced by Karin Gist (“Mixed-ish”) and Lee Daniels (“Empire”), and follows the story of a single mom (Yaya DaCosta) who moves her family to Martha’s Vineyard to fulfill her business dream. Angela wants to launch a hair-care line for the Black elite in Oak Bluffs, but a secret from her past comes to light that could shake up her life and the community around her.

Males and females of all ages are needed as both churchgoers and choir members. Families or people who have lived together through the pandemic will be prioritized, as scenes require close congregation. There is a limited number of minors accepted and no one under age 6.

The pay is $80 for eight hours, and then time-and-a-half for every hour over the eighth. Mandatory Covid-19 tests must be taken either in Raleigh or Wilmington on Sunday, July 11. An extra $20 stipend will be added for every Covid test taken for the job.

Extras applying as churchgoers can learn more here; choirs members, here. To find out about other casting opportunities in town, follow TW Cast and Recruit on Facebook

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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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