Open Casting Call for Native American Actors in Great Falls, Montana

Primetime Emmy Award nominated and Artios Award winning Casting Director Rene Haynes (The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and Directors Andrew and Alex Smith (who together co-wrote and co-directed the award-winning feature film, The Slaughter Rule, starring Ryan Gosling, David Morse, and Amy Adams) will be conducting an Open Casting Call April 10th and April 11, 2010 for the upcoming feature film “Winter in the Blood".

Shooting will take place this summer starting in June at The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in north-central Montana, and along the Montana Hi-Line region. The film will be featuring a large cast of American Indians.

Here is what they are seeking:

● Native American BOYS (ages 10-17) for PRINCIPAL LEAD speaking roles. No acting experience necessary.

● Native American MEN and WOMEN (mid 20's through mid 50's) for both speaking and non-speaking roles.

To help you prepare for your audition, the following scenes have been provided:

1. Two brothers (ages 12 & 14) are caught in the rain. Click Here to download.

2. Two lovers (20's to 30's) who haven't seen each other in awhile catch up in a bar. Click Here to download.

3. A rancher (40's to 60's) woos a widow (40's to 60's) and teases her elderly mother. Click Here to download.

Open Casting Call Details


Great Falls Civic Center
2 Park Drive South
Great Falls, MT 59401
Click Here for directions.


Saturday, April 10th, 2010 - Commission Chambers
Sunday, April 11th, 2010 - The Rainbow Room

11:00am-3:00pm both days.

Casting Calls can take time. Please be prepared to wait if necessary. If you have attended another Winter in the Blood Casting Call, you need not audition again.

“Winter in the Blood” is written in the first person by an Indian man of 32, who straddles the “rez” world with the world of self-doubt, addiction and a deep, foreboding identity crisis. He is a modern Indian in a modern world, struggling to find his roots. Set on the Fort Belknap Reservation, the novel shows with stark, unromantic and unflinchingly realistic imagery life on the reservation and one man’s struggle to find his identity through a haze of alcohol, anger and meaningless sex. It is partly based on the life that Author James Welch knew and saw while growing up.

Click Here to download the complete film synopsis.

NBC TV Pilot "Next" Online Open Casting Call

*** This casting is now complete ***

The casting director for a new 1/2 hour NBC TV Pilot is looking for kids who are physically challenged and use a wheelchair to play Paul Reiser’s 11-year-old son. The TV pilot shoots in Los Angeles, starting April 7, 2010 for roughly one week.

To be considered for the show, go to the following website and upload your audition video:

ALL ActorCast submissions will be reviewed by the show's casting director. It is free to audition. is the ONLY website that you can upload your audition video for this project, so beware of any other website's claims of casting for this pilot.

Production Companies:

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.

NBC Universal Television
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Bonanza Productions Inc. / Nuance Productions
4000 Warner Blvd.
Bldg. 36
Burbank, CA 91522-0001

Executive Producers:

Paul Reiser
Jonathan Shapiro


Merri Howard
Craig Knizek


Bryon Gordon

Principal Actor Casting:

Marci Liroff
Please do not contact Marci's casting office about this online open call.

Extras Casting:

Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755

Starring: Paul Reiser


Paul has a very comfortable life. He starred in a big hit TV comedy a few years back and has since been enjoying his wife and kids - and his lovely home which he doesn't like to leave. But life continues to throw what it will his way - including the group of friends he seems to have: a random selection of the husbands of his wife's friends, and fathers of his kids' schoolmates.

NBC Open Casting Calls for Americas Next Great Restaurant

*** This casting has expired as of 5-2010 ***

NBC has announced the new alternative-competitive series Americas Next Great Restaurant – from Magical Elves the Emmy Award-nominated producers of “Project Runway” and "Top Chef” - that will allow contestants to vie for arguably the biggest prize in reality show history - the opportunity to open a new restaurant chain in four cities across America.

The contestants’ fate will be decided by a panel of real investors who fund the chain of restaurants with their own money. As the competitors chase their American dream, viewers will also be fully engaged with interactive elements online at

The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios. "This is the first time the culinary and business worlds have come together in a big event series where the prize is one of the largest in reality TV history," said Telegdy. "Not only will viewers get to watch the competition unfold, they'll be able to eat at the winning restaurant immediately after the show's finale."

“This show is going to make the American Dream come true for someone out there - all they need is one great idea,” said executive producer Dan Cutforth. Added executive producer, Jane Lipsitz, “With a prize of this magnitude, we believe this show will bring together everything we love about reality TV; creative passionate contestants, a dynamic panel of experts, and fierce competition.”

Americas Next Great Restaurant challenges its creative and ambitious contestants to realize their dream of opening the next great restaurant. However, achieving that goal requires substantial financial backing and business connections that few people can claim.

The winner will be selected by a panel of some of the most important names in both the dining and business worlds who will invest their own money in the final restaurant chain and have a huge stake in the game’s winner. Thousands of ideas will be narrowed down as each week the investors will put the chosen few through rigorous challenges to discover whose plan has the greatest potential for success. The stakes have never been higher for the contestants and the investors. The series will showcase larger-than-life personalities who will offer the hopeful restaurateurs expertise, support - and the kind of tough love it will take to overcome great odds. Ultimately, after a much-heated debate, the panel will choose the winning concept and decide whose idea will be America’s newest restaurant.

In 2009, the U.S. restaurant industry was a $566 billion business. “Americas Next Great Restaurant” will offer a lucky American who has a great idea the chance to be a vital part of that industry.

Prospective competitors can apply for a chance to be a contestant can log on to:

There will be a National Talent Search bus tour with open casting calls, or you can apply online by uploading a video here. Visitors also can follow the bus tour on Twitter @magicalelves with photos and video.

Open Casting Calls for Season 12 of Big Brother

The hit CBS Reality TV Series Big Brother is now accepting video auditions and holding open casting calls for season 12. Casting director Robyn Kass is seeking people who are outgoing, interesting, competitive, ambitious, and entertaining.

If you are over the age of 21 and think that you would be the perfect Big Brother Season 12 Houseguest, then read on.

First download and read the Big Brother Season 12 Eligibility Requirements from

Next, download and complete the Big Brother Season 12 Houseguest Application from

Then bring the application to one of the open casting calls listed below, or create and send in an audition video.

Send your application and videotape submission to the following address (region numbers are listed on the eligibility requirements form:

Big Brother (Region #___)
P.O. Box 520
11271 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

The deadline to send in an audition video has been extended indefinitely. Here are some tips from the show's casting director, Robyn Kass:

● Unless specifically asked by producers, there's no need to submit multiple home tapes. We watch every tape. One is good.

● Do not send original birth certificate or driver license with your home video submission. A photocopy is all we need.

● Make sure you label your actual DVD/tape as well as packaging. We've received quite a few with no name on them.

● Only use the Big Brother Season 12 application provided at Older application forms will not be accepted.

Big Brother Open Casting Call Details

650 North La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Saturday, March 27, 2010
11:00am - 3:00pm
Click Here for directions.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
777 W. Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK 74015
Saturday, March 27, 2010
11:00am - 3:00pm
Click Here for directions.

Hill Country Galleria Amphitheater
12700 Hill Country Blvd.
Bee Cave, TX 78738
Thursday, April 1, 2010
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Click Here for directions.

The Dubliner Irish Pub - South Tampa
2307 Azeele St.
Tampa, FL 33609
Saturday, April 3, 2010
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Click Here for directions.

Battleground Kia
2927 Battleground Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27408
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Click Here for directions.

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
Pueblo Ballroom
30 Buffalo Thunder Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87506
Saturday, April 10, 2010
10:30am - 4:00pm
Click Here for directions.

McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon
134 Second Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37201
Friday, April 30, 2010
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Click Here for directions.

You may also apply and upload an audition video directly at the Big Brother production company, Endemol USA, website:

Endemol USA Big Brother Season 12 Audition Application

Click on "Submissions" at the top of the page, then click on "Submit for Casting" and choose Big Brother.

Big Brother is the summer series that follows a group of strangers sharing a house - a house equipped with cameras and microphones to record their every move, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Big Brother is an exciting, fierce, dramatic competition that will require players to use brain, brawn and charm to win. In the end, one houseguest will walk away with the cash grand prize.

Open Auditions for The Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan is ready to restart Smashing Pumpkins with a brand new line up. He is holding OPEN auditions for a bassist and keyboard player. You could be jamming with Billy Corgan. You could be a Smashing Pumpkin. This is legit. Billy Corgan is the frontman of the successful band The Smashing Pumpkins and organized the band.

Why is Billy holding an open audition to novice musicians? Here's why, last year Billy was successful in finding a drummer through this kind of open audition process. So when his bassist, Ginger Pooley, left the band to raise her new baby with her husband, Billy decided to try it again. And let's face it, we have all heard the stories of Billy being a creative control freak so it is probably easier for him to mold someone fresh as opposed to someone seasoned.

In Billy's own words:

"Although I am heartbroken that Ginger is leaving the group, I really respect her decision to put her family first. I appreciate everything that she has contributed to The Smashing Pumpkins, and I'm proud of her for being such a great musician and friend. We were lucky enough to find drummer Mike Byrne through an open audition process, so why not open the doors again to anyone who might be interested for the bass or keyboard position. As you can see from our past and present, age, race, or a person's background is not an issue. Everyone is truly welcome to audition.”

Until a new bassist is found, Mark Tulin of The Electric Prunes - with whom BILLY toured last year in Spirits In The Sky - will fill in on an interim basis. Look for The Pumpkins to soon announce a world tour including dates in the U.S.

If you think you have what it takes to be in The Smashing Pumpkins, you can send background info (including age, a resume of any bands/recorded work), photos and performance web links via email only:

Bass Players -

Keyboard Players -

Note: only musicians with video clips can be considered. type posts are perfect--that's how drummer Mike Byrne was found.

March 31, 2010 deadline.

CBS Television Series Pilot Open Casting Call in Wilmington, NC

The producers of a new CBS television pilot shooting in Wilmington are looking for people to be on the show. Casting directors are seeking seeking all types and ethnicity's of people to make up the residents of a small Southern community. Of particular interest are people with any medical-related professional life experience: EMTs, paramedics, nurses, doctors, etc.

Open Casting Call Details


Fincannon & Associates Casting
EUE-Screen Gems Studios
1235 23rd Street North
Wilmington, NC 28405
Click Here for directions.


Saturday, March 13, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010

10:00am - 5:00pm both days.

Please bring a recent photo of yourself. If you don’t have a recent photo, one can be taken for a fee of $2. No acting experience is necessary. All background actors must be 18 years of age or older. Those hired will work at some time between March 22, 2010, and April 9, 2010.

Production Companies:

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.

Bonanza Productions, Inc.
1223 N. 23rd Street
Suite C
Wilmington, NC 28405

John Wells Productions
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 1
Burbank, CA 91522

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

Producer: John Wells

Director: Christopher Chulack

Principal Actor Casting (Los Angeles):

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for principal acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

John Frank Levey
CBS Untitled Medical Pilot
4000 Warner Blvd.
Bldg. 17, Room 106
Burbank, CA 91522


Amy Smart
Rachelle Lefevre
Janeane Garofalo


Led by driven visionary, Dr. Adrian Nourse, an amazing team of volunteer doctors, nurses and various other willing workers takes a massive portable hospital into areas where indigent people are in dire need of health care.

Wilhelmina Modeling Agency National Children’s Model Competition

From now until March 15, 2010, Next Direct Children’s Model Competition invites US parents or legal guardians to submit pictures of their children or legal wards for public online voting. The fifty contestants who amass the most votes by the closing date will be flown to Los Angeles, California for a fun-packed two-day finals event at Universal Studios on April 24 and 25, 2010.

At this event, the overall winner will be selected by a judging panel drawn from top executives at Wilhelmina and Next on the basis of photographs taken during the program of activities, together with an ability to represent the spirit of the Next brand as well as work confidently in front of a camera within a fashion setting.

Up for grabs is an exceptional prize: a $100,000 college scholarship fund, plus a one-year modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models. In addition, the winner will participate in a fashion photo shoot for Next.

Next is one of Britain's leading fashion names, specializing in quality, stylish but affordable clothing and accessories for men, women and children. In addition to over 500 stores in the UK, and 170 others in Europe and Asia, Next is already the biggest fashion e-tailer in Europe.

To enter please visit the following website:

Wilhelmina Models is celebrated as the agency that helped launch the careers of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Katherine Heigl, Natalie Portman and Amanda Seyfried. This competition presents a unique opportunity to find America's next "it" boy or girl for the children's division, Wilhelmina Kids.