“South Side” Season 1 – Comedy Central


South Side Season 1 - Comedy Central

TV Show Casting Call for Kids & Adults

Are you interested in appearing on a Comedy Central TV show? Are you wondering how you can get your child started in acting? A new opportunity is here for you! The new series “South Side” is filming its first season. There is a 2017 kids casting call available here for you to apply to! The television audition is looking for both children and adults to be background extras. Casting directors are searching for boys and girls who ages 9 to 11 and adults ages 20’s through 60’s. This paid acting job will compensate extras $88.00 for 8 hours. There is a child actor featured role available as well. They are looking for an African American boy ages 9 to 11 to play young Simon. This role will compensate the selected talent $250.00. Filming will be in Chicago, Illinois Wednesday July 12th through Sunday, July 16th. If you are ready to be on TV, sign up for the TV show casting call today!

About South Side

Written by Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle and Sultan Salahuddin, this workplace comedy is set in and around a rent-to-own business on the South Side of Chicago (where the Salahuddins grew up). All three writers will have roles on the show.

What They Are Looking For

1) SHAW’S CREW: Rate: $88/8
Male/Female, African American, Age range: 18+
YOU MUST: be comfortable portraying a gang member. We are looking for the following types: intimidating, scary, mean looking individuals to play gang members.

2) POLE DANCERS: Rate: $500/8
Female, African American, Age Range: 30s AND 40s
We are looking for individuals who are able to pole dance. You must give us a brief description on your dancing experience. There is no nudity, but you will need to wear an outfit that would be appropriate for the performance.

3) STRIPPERS: Rate: $150/8
Female, African American, Age Range 20s
We are looking for attractive females who are comfortable being portrayed as strippers. You must be comfortable with touching the male patrons in the scenes, such as massaging shoulders, etc, and even sitting in their laps (but not lap dancing). There is no nudity, but you will need to wear an outfit that would be appropriate as if you were performing, you will likely end up in a bikini.

4) RENT-TO-OWN EMPLOYEES: Rate: $88/8
Male/Female, African American, Age range: 20s to 40s
We are looking for individuals to play minimum wage employees at a company that rents tech, appliance and furniture.

5) SIMON’S KID: Rate: $150/8
Male/Female, African American, Age range: 4 TO 11
We are looking for individuals to play the kids of one of the main characters. Your child must have a current, valid Illinois work permit with either a talent agency or 4 Star Casting. You must include a scan or photo of your child’s work permit in the submission.

6) SIMON’S EX-GIRLFRIENDS (MOTHER OF HIS KIDS): Rate: $88/8
We are looking for one female, who is in her 20s, who is half African American and half Asian
We are looking for one female, who is in her 30s, who is African American, size 16+ (the character is a postal worker)

7) SIMON’S MOTHER: Rate: $88/8
We are looking for a female, who is in her 60s, who is half African American to play main character’s mother

8) POLICE OFFICERS: Rate: $88/8
Male/Female, Any Ethnicity, Age 25 to 60
If you own a CPD uniform, please let us know in your submission.

9) 1980s FLASHBACK GANG MEMBERS: Rate: $88/8
Male, African American, Age 20s to 40s
We are looking for scary characters to play gang members in a flashback scene that takes place in the 1980s

10) YOUNG SIMON: Rate: $250/8
Male, African American, Age 9 – 11
We are looking for a child to play a younger version of one of the main characters Simon. Your child must be able to ride a bike. Production is also looking for a child who has gymnastic ability. Please include in your submission if you have gymnastic/tumbling experience.
Your child must have a current, valid Illinois work permit with either a talent agency or 4 Star Casting. You must include a scan or photo of your child’s work permit in the submission.

How to Apply

If you are interested and have open availability during these dates, send an email with the following to extras4southside@gmail.com
1) In the subject line of the email write the name of the role you are submitting for. i.e. SIMON’S KIDS, SHAW’S CREW, ETC
2) In the body of the email include your: name, age, height, weight, phone number, email, and zip code in which you currently reside.
3) Include your measurements: MEN: JACKET, NECK/SLEEVE (your sleeve is measured from the back of your neck, down the length of your arm to your wrist), PANTS (waist/inseam), SHOES
WOMEN: DRESS, PANTS, SHOES, and BUST (CUP SIZE, TOO)/WAIST/HIPS
4) Confirm that you are comfortable portraying a gang member and all that it entails (doing drugs, being violent, etc) if you are submitting for this role.
5). Confirm your dance experience if you are applying for the pole dancer. If you have any specific pole tricks, please describe. Let us know if you have any video.
6). Confirm that you have filled out the SURVEY pinned to the top of our Facebook page. (If you have not done so then fill it out now).
7) The exact shooting date is TBD – please list your availability during the given time frame: WED., 7/12 – SUN., 7/16. We are only filming Wednesday through Sunday.
8) Attach (2) two current photos, 1 close up and 1 full body taken in good lit lighting. Do not cover your face. No hats, no sunglasses, no filters, etc. Please include photos that reflect the role you are submitting for.
We will let you know if you are in consideration!



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