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Staircase – Casting Core Prisoner Extras

Hylton Casting is currently casting Core Prisoner Extras for the HBO Max series Staircase. This series is based on the true story of Michael Peterson. The Prisoners will play an integral role in the series as they are featured in multiple episodes and will be required to work multiple dates during the filming of the series September – November, 2021. This recurring role will require professionalism, some acting experience, and a flexible schedule to commit for the duration of filming. Please review the breakdown below for more information and to submit.

 

Project:

Staircase – HBO Max Limited Series

 

Core Extra Role:

Prisoner Extras
-Caucasian, Hispanic, and Native American Men, ages 18 and older, all ethnicities
-May have facial hair. The makeup department has full authority to approve or ask to shave.
-Visible tattoos may be allowed. No logos, recognizable characters, or symbols.
-This role will work in various scenes throughout the filming of the series.
-Must have a flexible schedule

 

Filming Dates:
-Must be available for various dates throughout the filming of the series September – November, 2021. You must have a flexible schedule as this role will work in various scenes throughout the filming of the series.
-If you are selected, we will provide you with the specific work dates and dates that you will be required to sequester.

 

Filming Location:
Atlanta, GA

 

Hotel Quarantine:
-The Core Extras that are cast to work in these scenes will be required to sequester in a hotel for an extended period of time.
-Extras will check in 3 nights before their first filming date and stay through the entire duration of their filming dates.
-The hotel accommodations would be provided by the production. You will not have to pay for the hotel or parking.
-Extras will receive a quarantine bump of $232 each day + $53.50 per diem each day that they are sequestered. This bump and per diem will be applied to an extras voucher. You would receive payment 2-3 weeks from the date.

-You will be responsible for paying for your 3 meals a day since your per diem will not be added until you work. The per diem is provided based on the following breakdown of meals – Breakfast = $9.50, Lunch = $14, Dinner = $30. This will not be cash, but will be applied to your extras voucher on the date that you work. You would be responsible for ordering and paying for your own food during your quarantine. This can include delivery from a restaurant or a food app. You must eat in your room and not in the restaurant or bar area.
-You must quarantine alone in your room and not leave. There will be no visitors allowed including other quarantined extras. No use of the hotel gym, pool, or spa.
-You must quarantine in the hotel. Extras will not be permitted to quarantine at home. This will be required regardless of your vaccination status.
-COVID-19 testing will be required daily at the hotel.
-You will be required to bring multiple wardrobe options with you to the hotel in preparation for your filming date. You must bring all necessities with you to the hotel.
-Please only submit if you have open flexibility.

 

COVID-19 Testing Dates:
-If you are selected for this extra role, you must be willing to quarantine for a minimum of 3 days prior to shoot date, quarantine at a hotel in a production “bubble” before and during the shoot, and submit to testing cadence before and during the shoot, which may include multiple COVID-19 tests prior to shoot.
-The test performed is a Covid-19 PCR (nasal swab) Test.
-While at the test facility and on set, PPE must be worn.
-All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing these tests.
-You may not provide test results from another outside source. You MUST be tested by the STAIRCASE Health and Safety team.

 

Rate if Hired:
-Quarantine:  You will receive a quarantine bump of $232 each day + $53.50 per diem each day that you are sequestered.
-Background performer services:  $104/8 hrs ($13/hour, you are guaranteed 8 hours, with applicable overtime).
-You will only receive the $104/8 rate on the dates that you work on set as an extra.

 

Call Time:

TBA
-You must be available for a 12 hour filming day or longer on set each day that you are booked to work.
-Call time will not be provided until the day before the filming date. Please do not submit if you do not have open availability for the time frame listed above.

 

Submission Requirements:
-On the submission form below, please make sure to submit recent, clear, color photos.
-The photos that you submit should reflect your current look – hair color, cut, etc.
-Please take these photos standing against a solid wall with good lighting. You may use a camera phone.
-Please submit a head shot and a full length body shot.
-Do not submit photos with snapchat filters, black and white photos, photos where you are wearing hats or sunglasses, and photos that do not reflect your current look, hair style, etc.
-Please attach your video slate. Please say your first and last name, age, height, weight, and the city/state that you currently reside in. This does not have to be a professional video, you can use your camera phone. This is a requirement to submit. Please do not complete the form below until your have recorded your video slate.

 

Casting Submission Form:
-Please do not complete this form until you have recorded your video slate and are ready to upload. 
-If you are selected to work as an extra in these scenes, we will contact you to provide you with all quarantine and filming details for the date/dates that you are booked to work. Please note, submitting on this page does not guarantee that you will be booked to work as an extra in these scenes, it only places you under consideration.

 

-Background actors will work in Zone A on this production and will not wear PPE while in front of the camera. In order to confirm whether background actors qualify for certain production protocols applicable to individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19, “Staircase” (North Center Productions, Inc.) is asking for background actors to provide their vaccination status. Should producers elect to implement a mandatory vaccination policy in Zone A, background actors may be required to submit proof of vaccination status, such as a vaccination card.

 

I have a valid Government issued ID and Social Security number *
Have you already worked previously on Staircase? Are you booked to work in any upcoming scenes on Staircase? *
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB
Please attach a recent color photo of yourself (full body shot). *
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB
Please attach your video slate. Please say your first and last name, age, height, weight, and the city/state that you currently reside in. This does not have to be a professional video, you can use your camera phone. *
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB