There has been a change in PAYROLL/EMPLOYER for background extras for the NBC's Chicago Series. Please note that Tail Sticks Casting will still be the CASTING agents handling Chicago PD's casting needs. But, as a result of the new payroll company/employer of extras, new paperwork is needed to permit your children for this season of NBC's Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago Justice.
ALL work permits from the previous season are now null and void, even if they are not technically expired.
These new work permits must say “Empire Casting Company” as the issuing employer on them (see sample below). So, past permits that says Tail Sticks, Joan Philo, 4 Star, etc. CANNOT be used for any of the four “Chicago” series shows. The only exception to this is if your child is permitted through a major talent agency (i.e. Lily’s, Shirley Hamilton, Gray, Stewart, Ford, etc.)
***Keep in mind we will be looking to cast children (some as young as 3 years old) for the first episode of Chicago PD who may need to work as early as Thursday July 21st!*** So, get your permits NOW!
Please follow the link below for all instructions and to access the updated four (4) documents needed to obtain a Minor Work Permit.
"CHILD'S NAME_EMPIRE CASTING MINOR WORK PERMIT 2016-17".
Upon obtaining an updated work permit, your child will be covered for all four of the NBC "Chicago" shows for the duration of this 2016/2017 season!
DISCLAIMER: The fact that the work permits will say “Empire Casting Company” has nothing to do with the Fox TV show “Empire.”
*Below is an example of what the official permit should look like (filled in with your child's respective information):