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Casting call: how to be an extra on 'Sleepy Hollow'

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Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison star in 'Sleepy Hollow' - source: Brownie Harris, FOX Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison star in 'Sleepy Hollow' - source: Brownie Harris, FOX

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Sleepy Hollow's first episode aired tonight on FOX Wilmington.

While the pilot was not shot locally, the show is being filmed in the Port City, which means hundreds of locals are getting in on the action.

Missy Brancifort and Susan Cunningham work behind the scenes of the show, casting those who want to be in front of the camera.

The two women are in charge of finding background actors for scenes.

Brancifort said because Sleepy Hollow includes scenes that are present day and flashes back to 200 years ago, there's a chance for folks of all ages, shapes and styles to be part of the show.

But be warned, it's not easy being an extra.

"It can be long hours," she said. "It can be 18 hours. Usually, it's 12 hours but they have to be in it for the long haul and stay in it for the whole day and keep their energy up."

Brancifort said to be a good extra, you have to be dependable and able to follow direction.

It may not sound very glamorous but for some, being an extra can open doors and actually lead to a career in the film industry.

Cunningham started in the biz by being an extra after realizing a career as an assistant principal at a school wasn't for her.

"It can definitely lead you to something else in the film industry," she said. "It can lead you to acting in front of the camera. It can open a whole new range of interests for people."

Cunningham said from carpenters to set designers, many started as extras.

To become a background actor for the show, all you need is a headshot.

Email your picture to Brancifort and Cunningham at sleepyhollowbackground@gmail.com with the following information:

 

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Age
  • Pant size
  • Shirt size
  • Jacket size
  • Shoe size

 

The two will add you to their database of extras. Also, visit this Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/RevoCastingCalls

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