Open casting call for Paramount Network event series 'WACO'

There is an open casting call scheduled for Sunday, April 9th for the Paramount Network event series "WACO". Filming on the six-part series will take place in the Santa Fe, NM area from April 17, 2017 through June 29, 2017.

"WACO" is based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of the religious sect in Waco, Texas, that resulted in the deadly shootout and fire. The 51-day siege ended with an FBI assault on the compound, which was burned down and ultimately killed 76 people inside — including David Koresch. The event series will explore the true-life events leading up to and chronicling the 51-day siege between the FBI, ATF and Koresch's sect, the Branch Davidians. It will be told from several perspectives of those who were involved, from both sides of the conflict.

Starring in "WACO" is CinemaCon Award winner Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh, leader of the Branch Davidians religious sect; Golden Globe Award nominee John Leguizamo as ATF agent Robert Rodriguez; two-time Academy Award winner Michael Shannon as FBI hostage negotiator Gary Noesner; Primetime Emmy Award nominee Paul Sparks as Koresh's top aide Steve Schneider; Screen Actors Guild Award winner Andrea Riseborough as Judy Schneider; three-time Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Shea Whigham as Richard Rogers, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team; and Young Artist Award winner Rory Culkin as Branch Davidian survivor David Thibodeau.

John Erick Dowdle is directing the mini-series, and also wrote along with his brother Drew Dowdle. The Dowdle brothers are also executive producing along with Academy Award winner Harvey Weinstein, fourteen-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Bob Weinstein, and Humanitas Prize winner Salvatore Stabile, and David Glasser.

WACO Open Casting Call Details

The following open casting call is open to people of all ages and types, to be considered for FEATURED/CORE BACKGROUND TALENT. These are paid positions, and there is no experience necessary. Filming will take place from April 17, 2017 through June 29, 2017 in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area. You must have legal eligibility to work on television productions in the state of New Mexico, and that information can be downloaded from the New Mexico Actors Resource Guide available here.


Santa Fe University of Art and Design - Garson Studios
1600 Saint Michaels Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505


Sunday April 9, 2017
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Please bring a pen to fill out a registration form. Bring a headshot and resume if available.

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you can submit two recent color snapshots (1 shoulders up photo, and one from the knees up, only you in the photo, no hats or sunglasses), your full name, height, weight, location where you live, all clothing sizes, and all contact information to the following:

Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)

Rachel Tenner Casting
5657 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA 90036


Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents in Los Angeles. 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. Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes. Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

Film Crew Members

Experienced film crew members available to work in the Santa Fe, NM area can email resumes to the following:

Production Companies:

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

WACO Production Offive
1 Santa Fe Studios Road
New York, NY 10014

Weinstein Television
9100 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 700W
Beverly Hills CA 90212

Brothers Dowdle Productions
20700 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 328
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Executive Producers:

Harvey Weinstein
Bob Weinstein
David Glasser
Drew Dowdle
John Erick Dowdle
Salvatore Stabile

Production Executives:

Jennifer Malloy
Megan Spanjian


John Erick Dowdle
Drew Dowdle
Salvatore Stabile


John Erick Dowdle


Taylor Kitsch – David Koresh
Michael Shannon – Gary Noesner
Andrea Riseborough – Judy Schneider
Shea Whigham – Richard Rogers
John Leguizamo – Robert Rodriguez
Rory Culkin – David Thibodeau
Paul Sparks – Steve Schneider


The FBI and ATF seize religious leader, David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in the spring of 1993.

'King of the South' Talent Search Information

The feature film "King of the South" has scheduled an open casting call on April 4th for lead and supporting roles. The film is the Percy Miller (Master P) biopic, and will be directed by Tyler Perry. Academy Award nominee Dana Owens, (Queen Latifah) and Independent Spirit Award nominee, Wendell Pierce of the Wire have joined the cast.

Master P changed the music game in the 90's with an eighty-twenty distribution deal with Priority records, the first of its kind. Selling over one hundred million records independently, making No Limit one of the most successful Hip Hop labels to date. The story is very compelling and encouraging. From his very humble beginnings in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country, The Calliope Projects, to making it on the Forbes top one hundred list. The King of the South will take you on Percy's journey.

To be considered, all actors and extras must be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in New Orleans, Louisiana. You can find eligibility and work permit information in the 2017 Louisiana Actors Resource Guide eBook.

There will be an open casting call in New Orleans, Louisiana for lead and supporting roles in the Tyler Perry feature film "King of the South". The film is looking for talent to play Master P, Silkk The Shocker, C-Murder, Mia X, and others. To be considered, submit your full name, photo, and contact information to the following:

If selected, you will be given the location of the open casting call, which will be taking place in Gretna, Louisiana on Tuesday, April 4th at 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Production Companies:

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

No Limit Films
5420 Corporate Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Executive Producers:

Percy Romeo Miller


Pardé Bridgett Writer
Wayne Conley
Percy Miller
Romeo Miller


Tyler Perry


Queen Latifah
Wendell Pierce
Romeo Miller
Percy Miller
Charlamagne Tha God


Biopic of master p, hip hop mogul, Ceo and founder of no limit records

Casting call for lead and supporting roles in feature film 'A Winter Love'

Navajo filmmaker Rhiana Yazzie is set to begin shooting the feature film 'A Winter Love'.

The indie feature film "A Winter Love" is now casting lead and supporting roles. Shooting will get underway in February, 2017 in in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota. The film is being written and directed by the talented Navajo filmmaker Rhiana Yazzie. Yazzie is a playwright, producer, director, artistic director, and actor based in Minnesota. She is a 2016/2017 Playwrights' Center McKnight Fellow, a two-time Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellow, and was a Playwrights' Center Core Member for three years. Yazzie is the three time winner of the Native Radio Theatre annual new play contest; her radio play "The Best Place To Grow Pumpkins" received an Honorable Mention at the ImagiNative Film Festival in Toronto for Best Radio.

The following are the roles available for the indie feature film "A Winter Love":

EDDIE – Native American male, 20s. Lead character. A law-school drop out; short hair, big hearted but troubled man struggling to understand his place in the world and what it means to be a man. Has a deep emotional landscape punctuated by sabotaging self-doubt. This role requires momentary nudity.

RUBEN – White male, 50-60 years old. A handsome baby-boomer, Grammy award winning folk-singer with a penchant for younger women. Runs his own mini real estate empire, a flawed liberal.

CHERYL – Native American female, 20s. A naturally blonde Native mean girl who loves family and would bend the rules to keep them safe; has her own strong sense of what it means to be an urban Indian.

CHRIS – White male, 20s. Handsome striking blue eyes, frat boy, good hearted but like his fraternity brothers he over does the partying and drinking.

PARI – South Asian, 20s. Handsome, striking eyes, frat boy with a big career ahead of him if he doesn’t sabotage himself with his drug addiction and confused sexuality.

LUCINDA – White female, 20s. Blonde sorority mean girl, parties too much, stands up for herself and her sisters in her own flawed way.

SHERRY – White Female, 20s, sorority sister, mean girl, parties too much, is quite judgmental.

APRIL – Native American, female, 20s. Huge attitude, trying to kick her ex to the curb but he won’t go away.

CYN – Female, 20s, any ethnicity, sorority sister, astounded by everything happening around her, parties too much.

EDITH – African American, female, 50s, has married into and works in the Native community, protective of her flawed family.

YOUNG GIRL – Native American, female, 10 years old, super smart, wants to be a song writer one day, loves taking guitar lessons, sassy attitude and very observant.

LUCAS – Native American, male, 30s/40s. A narcissistic, bonehead, tough guy.

To be considered, send headshot and resume with the subject CASTING + the character you are interested in) to

Casting turn around very quick, shoot schedule to begin February 2nd possibly go until February 18th in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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