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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