New open casting call in Miami for Starz network series 'Magic City'

Starz Magic City Miami Casting Calls

Starz renewed 'Magic City' for a second season on March 20, 2012.
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The Starz original series "Magic City" has been picked up for a second season and there will be a new open casting call for talent to work as "core" background actors on multiple days per episode. The casting director will be booking paid wardrobe fittings and workdays on the spot. All types 18 years of age and older are needed especially people with a late 50s - early 60s look. Principal actor casting takes place in Los Angeles and New York, with additional smaller speaking roles cast in Miami. All extras and stand-ins are cast in Miami.

Miami Beach High School alumni Mitch Glazer is creator, executive producer, and head writer of "Magic City". Glazer wrote the series around his experiences growing up in Miami, and many of the incidents that Glazer relates in the series are based on stories his family told him about what was happening in the lobbies of hotels in late 1950s and early 1960, and also from extensive research while working as a journalist prior to becoming a screenwriter. The powerful management company and production company Media Talent Group's CEO Geyer Kosinski is also executive producer, along with co-executive producer Ed Bianchi.

In "Magic City," Jeffrey Dean Morgan portrays Ike Evans, the cool, visionary force behind Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa and a man with dangerous secrets. Olga Kurylenko plays Ike’s wife Vera, a former Havana Tropicana showgirl who is deeply loyal to her husband and family. Steven Strait portrays Steven "Stevie" Evans, a womanizing bartender and Ike's son. Christian Cooke plays Ike's younger son Danny Evans, a law school student at the University of Miami. Taylor Blackwell plays Ike's youngest child, teenager Lauren Evans. Danny Huston plays Miami’s most dangerous mobster Ben "The Buthcher" Diamond, and Jessica Marais plays his third wife. The wife of "Magic City" creator Mitch Glazer, Kelly Lynch, plays Ike's former sister-in-law Meg Bannock.

Open Casting Call Details

The show takes place in in 1959 - 1960 Miami, Florida. In addition to classic late 50's - early 60's looks, the casting directors are looking for all types of talent, ages 18 and over, for background and "core" extras to work multiple days per episode. They will be booking paid fittings and workdays at the open call.


309 N 21st Avenue
Hollywood, FL 33020
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**Free parking**


Saturday, October 6, 2012
9:00am - 12:00pm

Please bring the following to the open call:

• Two forms of legal ID (Passport or drivers license and social security card)

• A recent photo with all your contact and wardrobe info written on the back including height, weight, and sizes for costuming purposes. (Women: dress, bust, waist, hips, shoe and hat size. Men: Waist, hips, jacket, neck, sleeve, collar, pants and shoes)

Additional information:

• Please cover any tattoos and remove any lip/facial/belly piercings before coming.

• Feel free to dress the part. If you have a favorite hat, shirt or outfit that has a late 50’s/early 60’s vibe to it, wear it.

• Since the show is a period piece, you must be flexible in allowing your hair to be cut if you are selected for work. They are looking for natural hair colors only. Additional hair notes will be given at the open call.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Florida and in the United States.

The 2013 Miami Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Miami and the United States:

• Links for Child Labor Information
• Florida Child Labor Laws
• Employment of Minors by the Entertainment Industry
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant USA Visa Application

In addition to the following Maimi Actors Resources:

• Miami Casting Directors List
• Miami Extras Casting Directors List
• South Florida Talent Agents
• Florida Talent and Modeling Agency Information
• General Talent Agent Information
• Miami Acting Schools and Classes List
• Miami Headshot Photographers List
• Miami Performers Unions
• Miscellaneous Miami Resources
• Miami Sound Stages
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 Miami Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

Principal Actor Casting

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:

Cathy Sandrich Gelfond
Mackey/Sandrich Casting
3000 W Olympic Blvd
Bldg 3, Rm 2323
Santa Monica, CA 90404

New York:

Amanda Mackey Johnson
Mackey/Sandrich Casting
3000 W Olympic Blvd
Bldg 3, Rm 2323
Santa Monica, CA 90404


Lori Wyman Casting
16499 N.E. 19th Ave
Suite 203
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Extras Casting


Bill Marinella
Marinella Casting Inc.
3663 NW 21st Street
Miami, FL 33143

Miami Area Extras Casting Pre-Registration Form

Production Companies:

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

Starz Miami Productions
3663 NW 21st Street
Miami, FL 33142

Starz Entertainment
2950 N Hollywood Way
3rd Floor
Burbank, CA 91505

Media Talent Group
9200 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 550
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Mitch Glazer
Geyer Kosinski


Nick Gomez
Ed Bianchi
Simon Cellan Jones
Carl Franklin


Ike Evans - Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Vera Evans - Olga Kurylenko
Ben Diamond - Danny Huston
Stevie Evans - Steven Strait
Danny Evans - Christian Cooke
Lily Diamond - Jessica Marais
Meg Bannock - Kelly Lynch
Victor Lazaro - Yul Vazquez
Mercedes Lazaro - Dominik Garcia-Lorido
Judi Silver - Elena Satine
Arthur Evans - Alex Rocco
Jack Klein - Matt Ross
Bel Jaffe - Michael Rispoli
Lauren Evans - Taylor Blackwell


Miami Beach, 1958-1959. As Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) rings in the New Year at his luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, Havana falls to Castro’s rebels. It’s a turbulent time in Miami, but it’s THE place to be. The Kennedys, the mob and the CIA all hold court here. And Ike, he’s the star of his hotel. But everything comes at a price. To finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond (Danny Huston). Ike’s wife Vera (Olga Kurylenko), a former Tropicana showgirl from Havana, and his three kids think he’s an honorable man, but he can’t break his pact with the devil. His life is a facade. In fact, nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems. By day, it’s diving clowns and cha-cha lessons. By night, escorts have secret liaisons with husbands in the family cabanas, while Miami’s seedier residents and the law drift together to hear legendary singers, musicians and comics. As Ike’s world threatens to implode, he fights for his family, and the Miramar Playa, in the Magic City.