Thursday, June 18, 2015

Casting Call

Donald Trump had to pay to have people show up at his presidential announcement kick-off.

Donald Trump‘s big presidential announcement Tuesday was made a little bigger with help from paid actors — at $50 a pop.

New York-based Extra Mile Casting sent an email last Friday to its client list of background actors, seeking extras to beef up attendance at Trump’s event.

“We are looking to cast people for the event to wear t-shirts and carry signs and help cheer him in support of his announcement,” reads the June 12 email, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. “We understand this is not a traditional ‘background job,’ but we believe acting comes in all forms and this is inclusive of that school of thought.”

As they say, there are no small parts, just small actors.

3 barks and woofs on “Casting Call

  1. You forgot and small fees! $50, cheap Republican! I am surprised he didn’t ask them to do it for nothing.

  2. Wow. Not even Equity rate. Was this a SEG/AFTRA gig? Just curious.

    Trump is unique here – in that he got caught. How many others have employed professional performers as scenery?

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