The Get Down is a new Netflix series that is set to premiere this year. The series is described as “a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco”. It takes in Bronx tenements, the SoHo art scene, CBGB, Studio 54 and the then newly built World Trade Center. The series stars Justice Smith,Herizen Guardiola, Shameik Moore, Skylan Brooks and T.J. Brown Jr.
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Grant Wilfley Casting is looking for men and women to portray the following roles. This is for paid work as extras on the Netflix series that is produced by Baz Luhrmann. They are looking for big, muscular African American men and young (over 18 but play younger) African American and and Latino men and women. They need African American or Latino Bronx residents for scenes set in 1970s New York City for various shoot dates.
In general the casting team is looking for men with longer or shaggy hair and women with natural-looking hair (no shaved heads, extensions, braids, edging, etc.). If you would like to be on the set of the show, you must be okay working around smoke. This is for Filming Fall/Winter scenes through April 2016 in New York City. If you would like to be considered, email the following to email@example.com: your name, your phone number, union status (SAG-AFTRA or NonUnion), current snapshot, your height, weight, and clothing sizes. Write “Web Submission: Bronx Resident or 18 TLY” in the subject in of your email.