HBO open casting call for season 2 of the Golden Globe winning 'Boardwalk Empire'

The extras casting director for HBO's high budget hit series "Boardwalk Empire" is holding an open casting call for both union and non-union extras to work on the show during the upcoming second season.

The series was adapted by Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter of "The Sopranos" from a chapter in Nelson Johnson's book, "Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City".

The costs for the entire first season of "Boardwalk Empire" have been estimated to range upwards of $65 million. In addition to interior shooting at Steiner Studios, the largest film studio on the East Coast, a 300-foot period-perfect rendition of Atlantic City in the early 1920s has been recreated on a vacant lot in the Greenpoint district of Brooklyn, New York.

Martin Scorsese serves as one of the executive producers on "Boardwalk Empire," along with Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, and Tim Van Patten. Scorsese also directed the 80-minute pilot episode, and has stated that he would like to direct addition episodes in the future.

Open Casting Call Details


Metropolitan Pavilion
110 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Click Here for directions.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Screen Actors Guild Members
10:00am - 12:30pm

2:00pm - 4:30pm

Seeking Irish, German, Eastern European, Italian, Chinese and African American men and women of all ages. Since the series is set in the 1920s, all men must be willing to get their hair cut short. Women must have natural looking hair, at least shoulder-length. Everyone must be willing to work around smoke.

If you can not make it to the open casting call, email a recent color photo and contact information to:

This is for New York City area people. Local hires only, there is no transportation and/or overnight accommodations provided to and in New York City. It is the sole responsibility of the extras to arrive on-set at the location and time specified.

Extras Casting:

Melissa Braun
Grant Wilfley Casting
123 West 18th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Child Extras Casting:

Jamie Jacobson
31 Valley Road
2nd Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042
(This is the new address as of February 15, 2011)
No walk-ins please, email for registration details.

Principal Casting:

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

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

Meredith Tucker
Boardwalk Empire Casting
330 West 38th Street
Suite 710
New York, NY 10018

Production Companies:

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

Home Box Office
2500 Broadway
Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Leverage Management
3030 Pennsylvania Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Closest to the Hole Productions
3030 Pennsylvania Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Filming Locations:

Steiner Studios
15 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn Navy Yard
New York, NY 11205

Brooklyn College
School of Cinema
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210

1920's Atlantic City Boardwalk Set
3 Dupont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11212

Producers: Martin Scorsese, Timothy Van Patten, Gene Kelly, Lawrence Konner, Mark Wahlberg, Terence Winter, Stephen Levinson

Directors: Martin Scorsese, Timothy Van Patten, Alan Taylor, Allen Coulter, Jeremy Podeswa


Steve Buscemi - Enoch "Nucky" Thompson
Michael Pitt - James "Jimmy" Darmody
Gretchen Mol - Gillian
Kelly Macdonald - Margaret Schroeder
Michael Shannon - Agent Nelson Van Alden
Dabney Coleman - Commodore Louis Kaestner
Shea Whigham - Elias "Eli" Thompson
Anthony Laciura - Eddie Kessler
Stephen Graham - Al Capone
Aleksa Palladino - Angela Darmody
Michael Stuhlbarg - Arnold Rothstein
Vincent Piazza - Lucky Luciano
Paz de la Huerta - Lucy Danziger
Paul Sparks - Mickey Doyle
Michael K. Williams - Chalky White


Covers the life of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson of Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was the flamboyant undisputed "boss" of the Republican political machine that controlled the Atlantic City and Atlantic County governments. His rule encompassed the Roaring Twenties, when Atlantic City was at the height of its popularity. The organization he led was also involved in bootlegging during Prohibition, gambling and prostitution, and he derived substantial income from those activities.