CBS holding open casting calls and accepting online applications for mega hit series 'Big Brother 14'

Big Brother 14 Application Open Casting Calls

Shooting on Big Brother 14 is scheduled for July through mid-late September, 2012.
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The hit Teen Choice Awards nominated CBS reality series "Big Brother 14" is currently holding open casting calls and accepting online applications. This is the first season with the new application process. In addition to casting for the new Houseguests, extras will be cast throughout the season from July through mid to late September, 2012. The extras are audience members in the studio when evicted guests are interviewed by Julie Chen. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, and be a United States Citizen to apply. Big Brother 13 posted its largest audience and highest adults 18-49 rating since 2004.

The Big Brother 14 casting director is looking for a compelling group of people who are intelligible, interesting and display passion for the show as well as a broad-mindedness to share their most private thoughts in a setting of strangers. This group of individuals, while meeting the technical prerequisites of the broadcast, must also possess adequate physical, psychological, and mental capacity to endure approximately 100 days in a monitored house under extraordinary conditions.

The Big Brother House, located in Los Angeles, will be heavily equipped with video and audio recording devices which will record, broadcast and display the Houseguests' actions and voices at all times, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week in every room of the house for the span of the participation in the contest. Contestants will be observed at all times by the Producers as well as the general public viewing on television, the internet, mobile devices, etc.

Applicants who are selected by the Producers for an interview in the final selection process will be brought to Los Angeles - all expenses paid for travel, hotel accommodations and per diem by the Producers. One winning Houseguest will receive the grand-prize of $500,000. Except for the two finalists who will receive prize money, a weekly financial allowance will be provided for each participant for each week that he or she remains in the Big Brother House. Financial allowance payments and prize winnings will not be paid until after the broadcast of the final episode of the show.

Big Brother casting has basically been the same for the past 13 seasons. Big Brother 14 casting director Robyn Kass stated that the new application system will be much more user friendly than sending in a DVD, and she is hoping to get more applicants this way. You will be able to fill out a small application online, upload a video, and the rest is history. The goal is to go completely paperless.

Big Brother 14 Application Process

First, download the following eligibility requirements form:

Big Brother 14 Eligibility Requirements

Fill out an online application and upload a current photo and video at the following website:

Big Brother 14 Online Casting Application

The application deadline is May 11, 2012 but is subject to possible change. The casting director will contact applicants who are chosen to be interviewed. Call backs will be made throughout May 2012 and June 2012.

Big Brother Open Casting Calls

The following are the locations and dates for Big Brother 14 open casting calls.

Odessa, TX

Saturday April 21, 2012
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Music City Hall - Carousel Stage
4101 East 42nd Street
Odessa, TX 79762
Click here for directions.

Auburn, WA

Saturday April 28, 2012
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Muckleshoot Casino - Club Galaxy
2402 Auburn Way South
Auburn, WA 98002
Click here for directions.

Columbus, GA:

Saturday April 28, 2012
11:00am - 2:00pm
Rivertown Ford
1680 Whittlesey Road
Columbus, GA 31904
Click here for directions.

Topeka, KS

Monday April 30, 2012
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Washburn University
Memorial Union, Washburn Room A
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621
Click here for directions.

Boise, ID:

Friday May 4, 2012
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Liquid Lounge
405 South 8th Street #110
Boise, ID 83702
Click here for directions.

Atlanta, GA:

Friday May 4, 2012
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Fado Irish Pub
273 Buckhead Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Click here for directions.

Miami, FL

Friday May 4, 2012
7:00pm - 9:00pm
1445 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach FL 33139
Click here for directions.

Laredo, TX

Friday May 4, 2012
600pm - 9:00pm
Lavish Grill & Lounge
1701 Jacaman Road
Laredo, TX 78405
Click here for directions.

Pittsburgh, PA

Monday May 7, 2012
200pm - 8:00pm
Rivers Casino
777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Click here for directions.

Big Brother Casting Director

The odds of being cast on Big Brother 14 are best by attending an open casting call, however you can also apply for Big Brother 14 along with additional reality shows directly to the casting director. Download the following form, fill it out completely and carefully, and submit it along with at least two recent photos that represent you best. They prefer a close up - either a head shot or a shot from the waist up - and also a full body shot.

Kassting Reality Show Application Form

Send to:

Robyn Kass
Kassting Inc.
6380 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1015
Los Angeles, CA 90048

By submitting your application you will automatically be added to the casting director's email list so that she can easily update you on new projects, casting sessions, open calls and general casting information throughout the year. If you need to change anything on your application after it has been submitted, or decide at any time that you no longer want to be part of their database, you can easily make changes by emailing Robyn at the following email address:

Specify the purpose of the request subject line of your email (add photo, cancel application, upload video, change stats, general questions, etc.)

Extras Casting

The audience members who are in the studio when evicted guests are interviewed by Julie Chen are extras cast by Central Casting. You must be registered with Central if you would like to be an audience member for the eviction interviews.

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

Production Companies:

Endemol USA
9255 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Columbia Broadcasting System
7800 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036


John de Mol
John Platt
Jerry D'Alessandro
Rich Meehan
Dan Sameha
Darren J. Paletz


Anthony Gonzales
Quinn Saunders
Philip Abatecola


Julie Chen

Show Premise:

A group of people live together in a large house, isolated from the outside world. They are continuously watched by television cameras. Each series lasts for around three months, with 12-14 contestants entering the house. In order to win the final $500,000 cash prize, all the contestants have to do is survive periodic evictions and be the last one standing. The contestants are confined to a specially designed house where their every action is recorded by cameras and microphones at all times and they are not permitted any contact with the outside world. Besides living together under continuous observation, which is the major attraction of the contest, the program relies on four basic props: The stripped-bare back-to-basics environment in which they live, the evictions, the weekly tasks and competitions set by Big Brother and the "Diary/Confession Room," in which the housemates individually convey their thoughts, feelings, and frustrations and reveal their nominees for eviction. House guests are not allowed to sing or state movie quotes due to copyright, or talk about the production of the show or any diary room session. Normally producers will warn them and the feeds will temporarily cut off.

Each week, there is a Head of Household challenge, where all of the players compete for the power in the house. The Head of Household then nominates two other Houseguests for eviction. Several days later, a Power of Veto competition is held, where six players attempt to win the Golden Power of Veto, which gives the bearer the power to "veto," or cancel, one of the Head of Household's nominations, forcing the Head of Household to nominate someone else for eviction. Then, in the weekly live eviction, the Houseguests vote to evict someone from the house for good. Along the way are food competitions - which, if the Houseguests do not win, results in them eating "Slop" for the week - and the occasional luxury competition, all leading up to the show's finale, where a panel of sequestered jurors vote for a winner, who receives half a million dollars.