HBO Open Casting Call for new series "Treme" in New Orleans

Casting directors for the HBO syndicated series "Treme" are conducting an open casting call on November 7, 2009. They are seeking local talent to work as background extras, stand-ins, and possible day-player speaking roles.

David Simon co-created the project with longtime New Orleans resident Eric Overmyer, after the two former "Homicide" writers had discussed doing a show set in the Big Easy for years.

Filming begins in mid-November, 2009. Only people local to the New Orleans area should submit or attend the open casting call. Accommodations and transportation is not provided to people outside the greater New Orleans area. If you are interested in working on the show, please follow the guidelines below.

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to download the size card, fill it out and either bring it to the open call along with an 8x10 photo, or mail it to the casting office.

Open Casting Call Details


Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Armstrong Ballroom
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Saturday, November 7, 2009
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Principal Actor and Extras Casting (New Orleans):

Meagan Lewis
RPM Casting
843 Carondelet Street
Suite #3
New Orleans, LA 70130

Please note no one will be seen at the RPM casting office. Only mail will be accepted at the office.

Production Company:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Blown Deadline Productions
1231 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

in association with

1041 N. Formosa Ave.
Pickford Bldg. Room 199
West Hollywood, CA 90046


Home Box Office (HBO)
2500 Broadway
Ste. 400
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Producers: Carolyn Strauss, David Simon, Eric Overmyer, Nina Kostroff


Wendell Pierce
Clarke Peters
Khandi Alexander
Steve Zahn
Kim Dickens
Melissa Leo


A post-Katrina-themed drama that chronicles the rebuilding of New Orleans through the eyes of local musicians. Pierce will play Antoine Batiste, an accomplished jazz trombonist who is now scratching for gigs, trying to support a live-in girlfriend and a new baby, while still carrying a torch for a failed marriage to Ladonna Batiste (Alexander), the mother of his two children, who is single-handedly keeping her bar afloat. Peters will play Albert Lambreaux, a big chief of the White Feather Nation trying to bring the tribe's members home.


For those looking for technical work on the set, resumes are being accepted by e-mail at: