HBO Open Casting Call for new series "Treme" in New Orleans

Casting directors for the HBO syndicated series "Treme" are conducting an open casting call on November 7, 2009. They are seeking local talent to work as background extras, stand-ins, and possible day-player speaking roles.

David Simon co-created the project with longtime New Orleans resident Eric Overmyer, after the two former "Homicide" writers had discussed doing a show set in the Big Easy for years.

Filming begins in mid-November, 2009. Only people local to the New Orleans area should submit or attend the open casting call. Accommodations and transportation is not provided to people outside the greater New Orleans area. If you are interested in working on the show, please follow the guidelines below.

Click Here
to download the size card, fill it out and either bring it to the open call along with an 8x10 photo, or mail it to the casting office.

Open Casting Call Details


Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Armstrong Ballroom
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Click Here for directions.


Saturday, November 7, 2009
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Principal Actor and Extras Casting (New Orleans):

Meagan Lewis
RPM Casting
843 Carondelet Street
Suite #3
New Orleans, LA 70130

Please note no one will be seen at the RPM casting office. Only mail will be accepted at the office.

Production Company:

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

Blown Deadline Productions
1231 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

in association with

1041 N. Formosa Ave.
Pickford Bldg. Room 199
West Hollywood, CA 90046


Home Box Office (HBO)
2500 Broadway
Ste. 400
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Producers: Carolyn Strauss, David Simon, Eric Overmyer, Nina Kostroff


Wendell Pierce
Clarke Peters
Khandi Alexander
Steve Zahn
Kim Dickens
Melissa Leo


A post-Katrina-themed drama that chronicles the rebuilding of New Orleans through the eyes of local musicians. Pierce will play Antoine Batiste, an accomplished jazz trombonist who is now scratching for gigs, trying to support a live-in girlfriend and a new baby, while still carrying a torch for a failed marriage to Ladonna Batiste (Alexander), the mother of his two children, who is single-handedly keeping her bar afloat. Peters will play Albert Lambreaux, a big chief of the White Feather Nation trying to bring the tribe's members home.


For those looking for technical work on the set, resumes are being accepted by e-mail at:

Casting for Singers and Dancers for Major Retailer TV Commercial

A Major Retailer is currently casting singers and dancers who know how to do "The Twist". This is a period spot, recreating the look from the 60’s. Those auditioning should come with wardrobe and hairstyles reflecting the look.

Character Breakdowns:

LEAD SINGER: (Pays $1,000) Male, age 30’s-40's. Kind of a coolster look, pompadour, etc. Think Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, Kaiser George. No long hair/beards. MUST BE ABLE TO TWIST AND LIP SYNC! It's all about the showmanship of the lead.

TWIST DANCERS: (Pays $650) Men and women age 30’s to early 40’s. MUST BE ABLE TO TWIST.

The commercial will shoot for 1 day in Portland, Oregon between November 4th, 2009 - November 6th, 2009.

The auditions will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 and on Wednesday, October 28, 2009.
To make an appointment to audition, please email a current photo and contact information to:

The casting directors will contact you if they are interested.

If you are not available to audition on those dates, but are interested: please e-mail photo, contact info, experience, and mention that you can not make the audition dates.

Open Call for Female Models 18 - 30 all ethnicities in Midtown New York

There will be an open call on Tuesday, October 20, for models of all ethnicities, ages 18-35 to be featured on a popular hair and beauty website. Shoot will be all natural, everyday makeup, natural hair. They need fun, cute, spunky girls with great hair to be featured on their website.

All models welcome, commercial to high fashion. Kinky curls, pin straight, long hair, short hair, bangs, braids, big hair, frizzy hair, wavy, dyed. As long as you can look like you love that hair of yours, they want you! Please come with everyday makeup and natural hair. They will take your photo and your contact information for a possible callback the next day.

If you have pictures of yourself or a portfolio, you may bring them, but this is not required. Pictures should be clear and give a good indication of what you really look like: a close-up of your face with little to no makeup and a profile shot. It is best to come to the open call wearing little to no makeup and dressed in something comfortable and casual.

Feel free to email your portfolio prior to the call, but this is not a requirement:

You must be available on Wednesday, October 21st for the shoot in their Midtown offices.

Open Call Details


Folica Inc
315 Madison Ave
12th floor
New York NY 10017
Click Here for directions:


Tuesday, October 20, 2009
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Photo Shoot Details


Folica Inc
315 Madison Ave
12th floor
New York NY 10017
Click Here for directions:


Wednesday, October 21, 2009
9:00am - 6:00pm

Each model will not need to be present for the entire day, we will schedule your piece beforehand and it shouldn't last more than an hour. Models called back for the shoot on Wednesday who participate in the shoot will be compensated for their time.

NBC Universal and Telemundo Open Casting Call for Bilingual and Spanish Speaking Actors

This is an exiting opportunity for bilingual and Spanish speaking actors, both males and females, all ages and types. NBC Universal and Telemundo studios - NBC’s Spanish-language network, are looking to expand their talent pool for bilingual and Spanish speaking actors at this time for consideration to perform in future television productions.

At the open call will be Kendra Carter, who joined NBC Universal in May 2008 as Director of Talent Diversity Initiatives. In that role, Carter develops, produces, and supervises initiatives to promote and sustain on-camera diversity for NBC. She has previously served as a member of Nickelodeon Network's West Coast Diversity Team. She will be assisted by Tracette Hillman, who will continue working on diversity projects alongside Kendra for NBC Universal, according to Marc Hirschfeld, Executive Vice-President, Casting for NBC Universal Television Entertainment.

Also attending will be Alfredo Richard, SVP Communication & Talent Development for Telemundo. Mr. Richard oversees the network's talent development and cross promotions initiatives, as well as being responsible for directing all corporate, internal and crisis communications, as well as community affairs and programming publicity efforts for Telemundo Communications Group. He reports directly to Telemundo's President, Don Browne. Since Richard joined Telemundo, the multi-platform Group has enjoyed growing visibility among advertisers, Hispanic opinion leaders and viewers, as well as talent and the industry in general.

NBC's roster of scripted series includes critically acclaimed comedies like Emmy winners The Office, starring Steve Carell, and 30 Rock, starring Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey; award-winning dramas including the Law & Order brand, Heroes, and Chuck; daytime drama Days of Our Lives; and the Saturday-morning Qubo block of programming for kids, including the award-winning 3-D animated series Veggie Tales.

Telemundo is a U.S. Spanish-language broadcast television network committed to broadcasting unique and outstanding national and local entertainment, news, and sports programming; Telemundo reaches 93% of U.S. Hispanic viewers through 16 owned-and-operated stations, 45 broadcast affiliates, and distribution to nearly 800 cable systems in more than 210 markets.

So as you can see, this is an amazing opportunity that should be taken advantage of by actors regardless of, age, sex, and type - as long as you are a bilingual and Spanish speaking actor.

Open Casting Calls Details

New York:


Manhattan Center Studios
Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street
New York NY 10001
(The Hammerstein Ballroom is located on 34th street between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Click Here for directions.


Saturday October 24, 2009
Beginning at 9:00am

Los Angeles:


California Market Center
110 East Ninth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90079
Click Here for directions.


Saturday, November 14, 2009
Beginning at 9:00am

For BOTH New York and Los Angeles Open Calls:

Callbacks will be held in the afternoon. If you are called back, you will be given a scene to prepare and read. Come prepared with multiple copies of your pix & resumes (stapled together). Sign up for an audition time slot as early in the day as possible after arriving

Universal Pictures Online Open Casting Call for Major Animated Feature Film

Universal Pictures is currently casting the lead roles for an upcoming animated feature film. The studio heads of casting are looking for young, natural, good voices of boys between 8 and 14 who need to sound young in the age range of 8 to 10. Those who fit the age and voice requirements should submit a video or audio audition reading the specified scene available for download at the following website:

The above website,, a division of Cast It Systems, is the ONLY website that is assisting Universal Pictures casting directors in the casting this film. No experience is necessary and both SAG and non-union talent from all areas are being considered.

The submission deadline is October 30, 2009.

Principal Actor Casting:

Do not send unsolicited photos and resumes to the casting directors. Only those who upload the video or audio audition to the site above will be considered.

Jeffrey Gelber - Executive Director of Casting
Julie Hutchinson - SVP Features Casting
Universal Studios
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Online Open Casting Call for new FOX Television Teenage Comedy Pilot

Casting is now underway for a multicamera 1/2 hour AFTRA television pilot for FOX television tentitively titled "The Rednecks & Romeos". The show is being Executive Produced by 2-time Primetime Emmy nominated Mark Brazill. Based somewhat on Brazill's own experiences, it's about a family trying to get by after the father loses his dealership business and the family home to bankruptcy.

Casting Director Marc Hirschfeld is seeking young actors ages 18 - 22 who are able to play 16 - 17 year old teenagers. Talent interested in submitting an audition video can do so by visiting the following website:

This is the ONLY website that the casting director is using to cast this show. They are accepting submissions from AFTRA and non-union talent from any area, and you are not required to have a talent agent to submit.

Shooting begins in November, 2009.

Principal Actor Casting:
DO NOT submit unsolicited photos, resumes, or videos to Marc Hirschfeld. The casting office is only accepting direct submissions from talent agents OR through the website listed above.

Marc Hirschfeld
6767 Forest Lawn Drive
Suite 100
Los Angeles CA 90068

Extras Casting:

Seeking 18+ to play younger.

Central Casting
220 S. Flower St.
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755
(do not send photos to Central Casting, you must register in person)

Production Company:

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

Good Humor Television
9255 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

in association with

Warner Bros. Television
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522


Fox Television
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Executive Producers:

Mark Brazill, Mike Clements, Tom Werner


A good-guy student must adjust to his parents' bankruptcy and that his best friend had a fling with the girl of his dreams.