Universal Cable Productions in association with Hypnotic are now in pre-production on an exciting new drama series pilot for USA Network, currently using the working title of "Untitled Falacci/Heuton Pilot". Casting notices have gone out in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Miami for principal actor speaking roles. In addition, the local extras casting director in Miami is holding an open casting call for featured and general background performers of all ages. Although the open casting call is for people 18 years of age and older, minors can submit via email for consideration. Shooting will take place entirely in Miami, FL beginning January 14, 2013.
The show is based on a short story from Elmore Leonard’s anthology "When the Women Come Out To Dance," the book that also features the short story "Fire In The Hole" that FX’s series "Justified" is based on. The project centers on Miami businessman Billy Whitley who, contemplating a run for political office, tries to increase his chances of being elected by marrying a Colombian woman named Lourdes Nieves who is on the run from a her troubled past. What starts as a marriage of convenience quickly escalates into much more as his new wife proves to be more resourceful at "fixing" any problem the corrupt, South Miami political scene throws at her husband.
Starring in "Untitled Falacci/Heuton Pilot" is actor and musician Bryan Greenberg as Billy Whitley; Mexican model and actress Stephanie Sigman plays the role of Lourdes Nieves; professional ballet dancer and actress Amanda Schull portrays Melody, an extremely beautiful daughter of a wealthy former U.S. senator who also used to date Billy, and is now married to the fast-rising Miami district attorney Mario Morales; Cotter Smith will play Senator Paul Pruit, Melody's father; MTV Movie Awards nominee Stephen Root plays political power broker and campaign manager Avery Boomer; Manolo Cardona plays University of Miami Professor Andres Vargas.
Film, television, commercial and music video director Kevin Bray will direct from an adapted teleplay written by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, based on an Elmore Leonard short from his anthology "When The Women Come Out To Dance". Bray has directed such TV series as "Cold Case," "The Vampire Diaries," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Burn Notice," and "Suits". The husband and wife creative team of Nicolas Falacci and Heuton Heuton created the television series "Numb3rs," and served as executive producers and head writers. Executive producing is Heuton and Falacci, along with Hypnotic's Doug Liman, David Bartis, Gene Klein, and Lindsay Sloane.
Open Casting Call Details
The extras casting director in Miami, FL is seeking people of all ages ages and types to work as fully paid background performers on USA Network's upcoming drama television series pilot currently being called "Untitled Falacci/Heuton Pilot". The following types are especially needed (this is shooting as present day Miami):
• Very upscale country club/yacht club types.
• Owners of Yachts and employees who are familiar with Yachts.
• Current or former law enforcement.
• Colombian appearing men and women.
• People with AMAZING Suits, for instance, Lawyer's, Realtors' Politicians, etc.
• Gorgeous Men and Women in bathing suits.
• Real waitstaff.
• Real valet staff.
• Real hotel staff.
• Real gardeners.
• Kids soccer coaches.
Please bring your best high class party outfits and arrive with hair and makeup to match. If you are comfortable appearing on-camera in a bathing suit, please bring it with you and be prepared to have your photo taken in the swimwear. Women can wear a sexy sundress over a two piece if desired. If you have a headshot and/or resume, feel free to bring it along. Be prepared to fill out a form with ALL of your stats including height, weight, pant, shoe, hat, coat, etc. You MUST also bring two forms of legal ID to the open casting call, such as Passport or Drivers License and Social Security Card.
For parents who wish to submit their minor teen or child, please submit a recent color snapshot, all clothing sizes, and contact information to the following: firstname.lastname@example.org
Put "Minor Extras Submission" in the subject line of your email.
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Florida and in the United States.
The 2013 Miami Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 Florida 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 Miami 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 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are 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.
5225 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
All Areas (Hispanic Roles):
606 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Marinella Casting Inc.
3663 NW 21st street
Miami, FL 33143
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.
"Untitled Falacci/Heuton Pilot"
1444 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
12233 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Universal Cable Productions
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
USA Network (distributor)
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Director: Kevin Bray
Bryan Greenberg - Billy Whitley
Stephanie Sigman - Lourdes Nieves
Stephen Root - Avery Boomer
Amanda Schull - Melody
Manolo Cardona - Andres
Cotter Smith - Paul Pruit
Seeking a fresh start, a young woman leaves Colombia to marry a politician in Florida.