500 extras sought for filming of "Selma" - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

500 extras sought for filming of "Selma"

An opening casting call was held on Alabama State University's campus Monday. An opening casting call was held on Alabama State University's campus Monday.
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

If you're interested in trying out for one of the 500 extras positions in the upcoming feature file "Selma", being produced by Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey, here's how to sign up.

There are two casting calls, one in Montgomery and one in Selma. The casting call in Montgomery was held Monday, June 9 at the Ralph David Abernathy Auditorium on Alabama State University's campus.

The casting call in Selma is Tuesday, June 10 from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center located at 1000 Selma Avenue.

Before trying out, you'll need to make sure you fit the criteria the production company is looking for. Organizers say those trying out must be male or female between 17 and 70 years old. Candidates should be either African American or Caucasian, have a valid photo ID with a recent photo and be eligible to work in the U.S.

Casting is seeking background as marchers, troopers, onlookers and national guards.

Those chosen must be willing to work 12-14 hours in vintage wardrobe and be available and have a way to get to wardrobe fitting in Selma between June 17 and 21st.

Those selected will be paid $64 for eight hours.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on filming days.

"Selma" is the story of Martin Luther King, Jr's voting rights struggle that culminated with the march from Selma to Montgomery and enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The film is set for release in Spring 2015.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:16 AM EST2018-02-25 07:16:08 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:57 PM EST2018-02-25 19:57:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>
  • Search warrant executed in 20-year-old cold case of Traci Kegley

    Search warrant executed in 20-year-old cold case of Traci Kegley

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:55 PM EST2018-02-25 19:55:02 GMT
    Traci Kegley. (Source: Kegley family)Traci Kegley. (Source: Kegley family)

    Law enforcement officials are securing 300 acres of land in rural Elmore County Sunday morning to begin a massive operation connected to the 1998 disappearance of Traci Pittman Kegley. 

    More >>

    Law enforcement officials are securing 300 acres of land in rural Elmore County Sunday morning to begin a massive operation connected to the 1998 disappearance of Traci Pittman Kegley. 

    More >>
  • 3 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

    3 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-02-25 07:25:46 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:47 PM EST2018-02-25 19:47:44 GMT
    (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River  Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati.  Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...(Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati. Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    More >>

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly