Please read this post from Open Casting Calls publisher Alan Baltes

I have been providing free casting and auditions information for many years, free of charge. I never asked for anything in return, I simply want to help actors realize their dreams. But I now am in a horrible situation of having to drop all of my pride and reach out for help. My family (we have 2 daughters, 5 & 7 years old) is going through an extremely difficult struggle, and we desperately need help. Were also facing having our electricity and gas shut of if we do not pay the regular monthly payment and also the payment on our installment agreement for the past due amount. Our older daughter's birthday is coming up and we have nothing to give her. I have been in tears and extremely distraught. I have been working very hard and long hours to get caught up, and it is extremely humiliating to have to ask for help like this. I can offer my publicity and promotional service for anyone who can help, by writing an article for you, and do a huge social media blast for you, press release, etc. I can also offer help with advice, casting information, mentoring, resources, and more. We have set up a fundraiser that pays the donations out daily. Here is the link -

The fund raiser pays out the donations daily, it takes a few days to post to my bank account.

If you wish to help directly, please please contact me at I can provide proof of our situation if necessary. I can also speak with you on the phone.

Please find it in your heart to help my family in any way possible. God Bless you in advance.


Alan Baltes & Family

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In order to be get booked in film and television roles, you need to be seen by the casting directors who cast the projects. The Actors Resource Guide eBooks have the necessary resources to get you seen by the top casting directors and talent agents in the world. The information and documents include casting director contacts for both speaking roles and extras, talent agent contacts, top headshot photographers, where to get your photos duplicated, top acting schools and coaches, entertainment industry work permit applications, foreign actor work Visa applications, child actor resources, sample resumes for beginners and experienced actors, sample cover letters to send casting directors and agents, information about how to join SAG-AFTRA, how to make an audition video, auditioning tips, and a ton of other resources. Each one of these eBooks are specialized for a certain location and contain resources specific to that eBook location. The eBooks have locations all over the United States, as well international locations such as London, Vancouver, New Zealand, and Australia. As a casting director, I highly recommend the Actors Resource Guide eBooks. They give you the ability to submit yourself directly to casting directors and talent agents.

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Open casting call for Netflix series 'Mindhunter'

I am assisting the casting directors for the Netflix series "Mindhunter" to invite talent to attend an open casting call on Saturday August 6, 2016 in Moundsville, WV. All ages and types are needed including children. This series is based on the novel "Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit" written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the show centers on the inquisitive and skilled FBI Agent Bill Tench. Along with fellow serial killer investigator in the behavioral science unit, FBI agent Holden Ford, Tench interviews serial killers to help them solve current murders.

Starring in "Mindhunter" is Holt McCallany as Bill Tench, and Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford. Also starring is Cotter Smith as Shepard, Unit Chief of FBI National Training Academy; and Anna Torv as Wendy, a psychologist. "Mindhunter" is executive produced by Academy Award winner Charlize Theron and two-time Academy Award nominee David Fincher. Also executive producing is Jennifer Orme Erwin, who acquired the television rights to the novel. "Mindhunter" will air on Netflix in 2017.

Mindhunter Open Casting Call Details

This open casting call is for David Fincher's "Mind Hunter" series for Netfix. The series shoots primarily in the Pittsburgh area, however there will be shooting in the Moundsville, WV area. This is a PERIOD PIECE that is set in the late 1970's. Long and full hair, sideburns, afros, character types a plus. We also need law enforcement and prisoner types.


Sleep Inn of Moundsville
8 Wal Mart Drive
Moundsville, WV 26041


Saturday August 6th, 2016
10:00am - 4:00pm

• Children must apply online before arrival.

• ALL ages welcome, we need kids!

• Please wear classic 1970's style clothing such as Levis 501 / Pencil Skirts / Blue Collar/White Collar / Working Class Men & Women.

• Come hair & makeup ready.

Prior to attending this open casting call, fill out the free registration form at the following (please select Pittsburgh as the "Metro Area):

Netflix Mindhunter Talent Registration

Note: It is recommended that you use the Google Chrome browser when registering. You must use a laptop or PC to load photos.

You photos should be color, recent, and only you in the photos. No hats or sunglasses, against a plain light colored wall. Must be well lit and clear, in focus. There is a photo cropping tool on the website database, please use it.

Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Laray Mayfield Casting
5631 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite B
Los Angeles, CA 90028

New York:

Julie Schubert Casting
330 W. 38th Street
Suite 170
New York NY 10018


Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

Crew Members

Crew members and vendors in Pittsburgh can submit resumes and info to the following:

Absolutely NO actor or extras submissions to this email address, they will be discarded.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).

Mindhunter Production Office
40 24th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15522

Denver and Delilah Films
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Panic Pictures/No. 13
5620 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90405

Jen X Productions, Inc.
16601 Marquez Avenue
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

345 North Maple Drive
Suite 300,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Executive Producers:

Jennifer Erwin
David Fincher
Charlize Theron


John Douglas
Joe Penhall


David Fincher (pilot episode)


Jonathan Groff - Holden Ford
Holt McCallany - Bill Tench
Anna Torv - Wendy
Cotter Smith - Shepard


Based on the book by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker about Douglas, a former FBI agent who pursued some of the most notorious serial killers and rapists, developing profiling techniques to catch them.

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