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If you’re looking for your moment of fame, ABC’s show, “Women of the Movement,” is making its way to television and looking in Memphis for cast members. The show reflects the life and story of Emmitt Till, the 14-year-old Black child who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 after being accused of offending a white woman with his alleged flirtations.

You’ll likely recognize some of the celebrity names who are producing and acting in this limited series: Will Smith, Jay-Z, Aaron Kaplan, Ray Fisher, Adrienne Warren, and Niecy Nash.

If you’re interested in auditioning to be in the series, keep reading for details.

Women of the Movement: A limited series on ABC

“Women of the Movement” is set to air on ABC, and they are looking in Memphis for supporting actors. Image: Code Black

What type of people are they looking for?

Men and women of all ethnicities, ages 18-65, fitting the 1950s persona. Men must have short hair and no facial hair, and women must have natural colored hair, no braids and no extensions.

What are the dates?

January 27-29, 2021

Any other info to know?

Testing takes place January 22-23, and fittings take place January 25-26. Compensation is $16 for the test and $16 for the fitting. The pay rate is $64 for guaranteed eight hours of work, and time-and-a-half beyond eight hours. You must be available for the entire time on shoot days, regardless of the call times.

How do I sign up?

Email [email protected] and in the subject line write, WOTM Memphis. Include your name, age, location, height, dress size, cellphone number and a few current photos. Also, include the date you are available to work on those three days.

Emmett Till, pictured here with his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, is an important person in the United States’ civil rights discussion. Image: Vital Thrills

For more information, see the latest post here from The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.


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