Thursday, August 18, 2022

Extras needed for Paramount’s locally filmed mini-series ‘George and Tammy’

WILMINGTON — The new Paramount mini-series “George and Tammy,” starring Michael Shannen and Jessica Chastain as George Jones and Tammy Wynette, has set up in Wilmington to begin shooting. TW Cast and Recruit is in need of extras 18 and older for the duration of filming.

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From Abe Sylvia (“Nurse Jackie,” “Dead to Me”), “George and Tammy” follows the tumultuous relationship of iconic country crooners and power couple George Jones and Tammy Wynette. Based on the book, “The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George,” written by the couple’s daughter, Georgette Jones, the show will be casting males and females, 18 and up, from December 2021 through April 2022.

All interested parties must be available for costume fittings and Covid tests prior to working. The series is a period piece, set in the ’70s, and has access to limited sizing in various costumes. Therefore, all casting submissions must include accurate measurements to go into the database at

Standard pay is $80 for eight hours, and time-and-a-half for every hour that exceeds the eighth. There will be some speciality rates for featured background actors.

Everyone booked for the series will be required to receive a mandatory Covid test ahead of their fitting and prior to filming. All extras will receive a $50 bump per Covid test taken off set and a minimum $20 fitting bump.

Specifics on roles, fittings and testing commitments can be found at

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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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