Movie extras needed in Savannah, Pooler

Tyler Perry film, Netflix series start filming in May

Productions of films and series that will be shot in the southeast Georgia area are ramping up in the coming weeks and need extras.

Bill Marinella, who was the casting director for Devotion, needs to cast extras as soon as this week for Tyler Perry’s “A Jazzman’s Blues,” and for the middle of May for a new Netflix series about vampires that will begin filming in Savannah in the middle of May.

“We are looking for all ages for both productions,” Marinella said. “It’s a great way to earn some extra money and get behind the scenes of how movies and major productions are made.”

To learn about the productions Marinella is casting for and the specific extras that are needed, go to If you have not registered to be an extra, the link will guide you on how to register. If you are registered, you can click on the links and apply to become an extra.

Information also is available on Marinella’s Facebook page – Bill Marinella Casting in Savannah.

Filming for the productions will take place in Pooler and Savannah, as well as Midway, Hinesville and Ludowici. Extras for the Tyler Perry production will earn $200 per day. The Netflix series will pay at least $154 per day for an extra. “One of the keys to be an extra is to be flexible with your schedule and we know it can be tough to take a day off from work,” he said. “But, at $200 a day, that may get a few more people to make it worth their while to take a few days off. Plus, you get to be in a movie, which is a lot of fun.”

As a casting director, Marinella’s job is to find what are commonly known as extras that are seen in the background of most movies.

“I’m hired by a production company to find people who want an opportunity to be in the movies,” he said.


Noelle Wiehe

Noelle Wiehe is a dream-chasing journalist from Ohio. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a focus in journalism from the University of Cincinnati and attended the United States Army's Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Maryland. A U.S. Army veteran, Wiehe has a passion for sharing stories of local heroes,...
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