With no jobs in sight in North Carolina for any film crew members, it was been a mass exodus to California and Georgia. Most are leaving permanently, but a few are commuting for now.
Marty Siu of Marty Siu Casting is one of those commuters. She has been named extras casting director for season two of WGN’s Underground. Season one was shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, however since the state totally reworked their film incentives, the production left the state for Savannah, Georgia.
Production for the 10 episode season begins August 29th and will film through December 1st.
North Carolina background actors who are looking for work and can work as a local in Savannah, please visit Marty Siu Casting‘s Facebook page tomorrow for details.
Just four short years ago, North Carolina was one of the most sought after states to film on the East Coast. During that time, the North Carolina General Assembly along with Governor Pat McCrory made many changes to state law and state budgets. Currently, there are no productions lined up for North Carolina.