Universal Television and Hazy Mills Productions are getting ready to begin production on the third season of the hit NBC supernatural drama television series “Grimm”. The extras casting director has scheduled an open casting call for people who would like to work on the show as fully paid extras and featured background actors. There is no experience required, and all types are needed, ages 18 and over. The series is a single-camera setup that shoots in the Portland, Oregon and surrounding area.
The hit NBC science fiction television drama series “Revolution” has been renewed for a full 22-episode second season, and the show has moved shooting locations from Wilmington, North Carolina to Austin, Texas. The series casting directors are auditioning actors for new recurring, guest starring, and day player roles. In addition, the local Austin casting director is seeking talent to work as series regular extras for the entire second season. Shooting will take place from July 5, 2013 through April 30, 2013.
Universal Television and TBD Productions are in pre-production on a new 1/2 hour multi-camera hybrid 1/2 hour comedy series pilot titled “Holding Patterns”. Casting directors in both Los Angeles and New York are conducting auditions for the series regulars. Possible recurring, guest starring and day player roles will be cast after the main roles are filled. The show will shoot in Los Angeles beginning in April, 2013. The extras casting director will be hiring general background performers throughout production.
Film Life, Inc. has announced that the 2013 NBC Universal ABFF Star Project acting competition is now open. Aspiring actors, who are serious about their craft, will once again have an opportunity of a lifetime to breakthrough and get discovered. Launched in 2009 as part of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), the goal of the Star Project is to provide a platform to spotlight talented, yet undiscovered actors, while supporting their career advancement. Each year, one male and one female thespian are selected as Grand-Prize winners.
Canadian actress Tracy Spiridakos plays the central character on “Revolution”.
Bonanza Productions, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television are set to begin production on a new and exciting television series on July 16, 2012 in Wilmington, NC. The show is called “Revolution”, and is about a group of survivors who have banded together in a land where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist. Casting for principal actors is ongoing in Los Angeles and North Carolina. The extras casting director is now taking email submissions from people interested in working on the show.
The new drama series “Chicago Fire” has been picked up for season one by NBC, which made the announcement in May, 2012. The show follows the lives of the firefighters and paramedics working at the Chicago Fire Department – firehouse of Engine 55, Truck 81, Squad 3, Medic 61, and Battalion 25. The show’s starring, co-starring, and guest starring roles are being cast out of New York, with additional principal actor casting in Chicago where shooting will take place. All of the stand-ins and extras will be hired in the Chicago area. The show begins production in July, 2012.
The casting director for “The Hunger Games” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” is currently auditioning actors for co-starring and supporting roles in the NBC 1/2 hour single-camera comedy sitcom “1600 Penn”. Additional principal actor casting is taking place in New York. Shooting will take place beginning April 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, where all of the extras and stand-ins will be hired. The show features an all-star cast and can be described as a White House Washington political comedy.
Universal Media Studios and Hazy Mills Productions are shooting a new fantasy crime drama series titled “Grimm” in the Portland, Oregon area. The local casting director is holding an open casting call for Portland area talent 18 and older, males and females, who can pass for late teens in an upcoming episode. Actors who are not chosen for this particular episode may be kept on file for future episodes, as the casting directors is expanding her roster of the over-18 to play younger category.
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The mega hit NBC reality talent show “The Voice” is holding open casting calls and accepting audition video DVD‘s for season 2, which will begin production in mid-October, 2011. Auditions for season 2 of The Voice will be sweeping the nation beginning July 2011. Applicants must be willing to travel to Los Angeles, CA for up to one week in September/October, 2011 for the final selection process.
NBC has ordered a first season of episodes for the new musical-drama pilot “Smash,” which follows a cross-section of characters who come together to put on a Marilyn Monroe musical on Broadway. The show’s casting directors are now casting guest stars, day players, dancers, extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles in New York.