NOW CASTING: Disney+ series looks for background actors in Georgia

MACON, Ga — Looking to kick off a career in acting? A Disney + show is filming in Macon later this month and is looking for background actors.

The Macon Film Commission says it is currently looking for background actors for season four of GENIUS, which is currently streaming on Disney+. This season of Genius focuses on the stories of Civil Rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X.

The show is looking to fill the roles of protestors, onlookers, press, and civil rights leaders for historic Selma and New York protest scenes.

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The show is looking for people 18 and up “with period-appropriate looks...” natural hair, clean-shaven.” The show says it is looking for women who wear up to dress size 8, and men up to chest measurement 44″

Filming will take place on Jan. 30 and 31 in Macon.

Pay will be $140 for 12 hours of work plus time-and-a-half for any overtime accrued, as well as 35$ for a COVID-19 test, according to a news release.


The show warns that anyone hired to work should be aware that there may be scenes that contain actions that are triggering. The show says it will have a sensitivity coordinator onsite to help talent work through these difficult scenes.

To apply, you are asked to submit a headshot, current sizes, and contact info to genius@centralcasting.com (subject line: MACON).

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