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Netflix Series Mindhunter Is Casting Extras In Pittsburgh

"We need about 1000 background actors"

Larry Richert and John Shumway
October 18, 2018 - 8:49 am

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - If you always wanted the chance to be in a movie, you now have the opportunity.  

The popular Netflix series "Mindhunter" is casting extras in the Pittsburgh area.

The show goes inside the mind of a serial killer through the eyes of the FBI.

“We are filming for two more months and we need about 1000 background actors,” Assistant Casting Director, Kristina Peterson said.

She tells listeners the city of Pittsburgh is used for all different kinds of cities.

“We play Pittsburgh for all different areas of the country. New York, California, and Florida. All different places with different geography,” Peterson explains.

“The Pittsburgh area has everything, it has all the different looks, all the different places, and all the people that live here can work in those different universes.”

The show needs a lot of participants so characters are not seen twice in different places.

“That would throw the audience. If they suddenly were to see somebody walking through that they recognize from two scenes or an episode ago, their brain would go, what?” Peterson tells KDKA Radio.

They want to hire individuals portraying a person in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.

“We need men who have hair over their ears and ladies whose hair is not overly processed or treated,” Peterson added.

If a person has a tattoo on their arms or somewhere visible, they will most likely not be hired.

“We really have a problem with tattoos. The artwork isn’t owned by the person wearing the tattoo, it’s owned by the tattoo artist,” Peterson explains.

If you get the job, you will receive one free meal, maybe even two. They pay is also better than minimum wage.

“Our standard rate is $10.00 an hour, with overtime after eight hours. Most people go home with about a hundred dollar check coming,” said Peterson.

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