There is an open casting call scheduled for Sunday December 18, 2016 for the hit AMC television series "TURN: Washington Spies". The show, going into the 4th season, needs Caucasian, African American and Native American men and women of all ages to play various characters from the American Revolutionary War. This open casting call is only for paid-up SAG-AFTRA members, however non-union talent can submit by email. Shooting will take place in Central Virginia and the greater Richmond, Virginia area from January to May, 2017.
"TURN: Washington Spies" is based on the Alexander Rose book "Washington's Spies", and takes place in Colonial New York, Long Island, and Connecticut, when a band of young soldiers and civilians come together to form America's first top secret spy ring, and help to turn the tide against the British. Along the way, they create the foundation of the espionage trade through trial and error, and great personal sacrifice. The show tells the unknown story of the Revolution that has never appeared in the history books - the murderous intelligence war, gunrunning and kidnapping, defectors and executioners. But "Turn" is also a spirited, touching account of friendship and trust, fear and betrayal, amid the dark and silent world of the spy.
Starring in "TURN: Washington Spies" is BAFTA Film Award winner Jamie Bell playing the role of New York farmer Abe Woodhull. Australian actress Meegan Warner plays Mary Woodhull; English actor Kevin McNally has been cast as Richard Woodhull; Australian Film Institute AACTA Award winner Daniel Henshall plays the role of Caleb Brewster; L.A. Outfest Grand Jury Award winner Seth Numrich plays Ben Talmadge; British raised actor Burn Gorman plays Major Hewlett; Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Heather Lind plays Anna Strong; Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen plays Robert Rogers; and JJ Feild plays John Andre.
Craig Silverstein serves as head writer and executive producer. Silverstein has executive produced and written such hit series as "Bones," "Terra Nova" and "Nikita". Barry Josephson is also executive producing "Turn" under the banner of his production company Josephson Entertainment. Josephson also exec produced "Bones", as well as such shows as "Fantasy Island" and "Secret Agent Man".
"TURN: Washington Spies" Open Casting Call Details
To be considered, you must be legally eligible to work in the state of Virginia, as this show shoots in the Richmond, area. The information can be found in the Baltimore/Richmond/DC Actors Resource Guide eBook.
4300 Carolina Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
Sunday December 18, 2016
12:00pm - 4:00pm
This in-person open casting call is for SAG-AFTRA members ONLY who are interested in Background work or Stand-In work. Non-union can submit to the email address below. SAG-AFTRA members who are unable to attend in-person please send your submission via email.
Email Submission Instructions:
SEND THREE CURRENT PHOTOS:
Send 3 current photos, one close-up of face and two full body photos.
(Make sure your current hairstyle and length is clearly shown)
ALONG WITH ALL REQUESTED INFO BELOW:
2. Phone Number:
3. Email Address:
4. City you Currently live in:
5. Are you a SAG / AFTRA member?: Yes or No
6. Age or Age Range:
9. All Clothing Measurements:
(MEN: Suit Jacket, Pant, Waist, Shirt, Shoe)
(WOMEN: Dress, Pant, Shirt, Bust, Waist, Hip, Shoe)
10. Are you willing to be Clean Shaven? (Facial Hair):
11. Do you have any tattoos?: Briefly list location and size.
12. Do you have any Military Experience? If yes, briefly describe.
13. Have you worked on TURN before? If so, please list the Character(s) and Season(s).
14. Tell a bit about your Availability Mon-Fri: (Pick One)
- Wide Open, Available Anytime
- Can be available at short notice
- Can be available with advanced notice
- Occasionally Available
- Not Available (or very difficult for me to be available)
In addition to the required the three current photos, if you have a Headshot and Resume please include them in your submission. Please note if you have any previous Stand-In experience and list the actor/production.
*Men, please include your waist measurement (this is taken directly around the the middle of the torso), in addition to the Pant: waist/Inseam measurement that you currently wear*
Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
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.
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Experienced television crew members available to work in Richmond, VA can submit resumes to the following:
Stalwart Films, LLC
4300 Carolina Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
501 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
AMC Studios 11
New York, NY 10001
Jamie Bell - Abe Woodhull
Meegan Warner - Mary Woodhull
Daniel Henshall - Caleb Brewster
Seth Numrich - Ben Talmadge
Burn Gorman - Major Hewlett
Heather Lind - Anna Strong
Kevin McNally - Richard Woodhull
Angus Macfadyen - Robert Rogers
JJ Feild - John Andre
A band of patriots in colonial New York form the first spy ring, battling the British during the Revolutionary War.