Danni Productions and Ole’ Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Production are now in pre-production on the brand new science fiction romance series “Star-Crossed”, and casting calls will be going out for series regulars, guest starring, and recurring roles. Additional casting for smaller speaking roles will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana where shooting on the series will take place from August 18th through December 1st, 2013. The show’s extras will be cast locally throughout production on the first season.
The ABC Family “Pretty Little Liars” spinoff series “Ravenswood” is set to begin production on it’s first season and casting directors will be holding auditions in Los Angeles and New Orleans for series regulars, recurring roles, guest starring roles, and day players. Shooting will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana starting this coming August, 2013. The show’s extras and stand-ins will all be hired throughout production in New Orleans. “Ravenswood” will premier on ABC Family in late October, 2013 after the “Pretty Little Liars” Halloween episode.
The hit FX Network Golden Globe Nominated horror-drama series American Horror Story has been renewed for a third season and the award winning casting team is now holding auditions for new series regulars and guest stars. The show’s format is anthology based, whereas the story, characters, and location for each season is different. The show’s guest stars and extras will be cast throughout the season. After two seasons shooting in Los Angeles, the series moves to The Big Easy for it’s third season. Filming begins in July, 2013 in New Orleans, LA.
Warner Bros. Television in association with Bonanza Productions and Alloy Entertainment are in pre-production on a new series titled “The Originals”, which will be a spinoff from the hit CW series “The Vampire Diaries“. Casting directors in Los Angeles and New York are holding auditions for the series regulars, which include an over 18 actress who can play a 16 year old witch, an early 20’s female student who is intrigued by the deviance of the French Quarter, a late 20s early 30s female witch, and Klaus’ diabolical former protégé Marcel who is late 20s early 30s. Shooting begins March 6, 2013 and will take place in New Orleans and Atlanta.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” Twentieth Century Fox‘s sequel to its blockbuster 2011 hit feature film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” is in pre-production and gearing up for a March, 2013 filming start date in New Orleans, Louisiana. With a $93 million budget and over $483 million at the box office, this second film in the reboot series of films is being highly anticipated. Principal actor casting for the film’s lead roles co-starring roles will be cast in Los Angeles, with additional casting in New Orleans. All extras, photo doubles, and stand-ins will be cast throughout filming in New Orleans.
The Millennium Films action thriller feature film “Homefront” is in production in Louisiana, and casting for day player speaking roles and extras will be ongoing through November 21, 2012. The movie, written and produced by Sylvester Stallone, is based on author Chuck Logan‘s crime drama series of novels featuring the character Phil Broker. Filming is taking place in New Orleans, the Westbank suburban area of New Orleans, Thibodaux, among other locations in Louisiana. All types and ages of people are needed to work as background performers, both union and non-union.
The independent feature film “Something Whispered” is filming around the New Haven, Connecticut area and Northeastern Connecticut from late September to mid-November, 2012. There are two open casting calls scheduled for locals to work as fully paid background performers on the shoot. The casting director in Connecticut is seeking Caucasians, African Americans or Africans at least 18 years of age and able to portray ages 18 to 60. Both SAG-AFTRA members and non union people are welcome to attend. No prior experience working as a film extra is necessary.
An open extras casting call has been scheduled in New Orleans, Louisiana for the Alcon Entertainment supernatural love story feature film “Beautiful Creatures”, which will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film is the first is a series of possibly four releases for the studio based on the New York Times bestselling fantasy young adult novel by authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and the first book in the Caster Chronicles series.
Universal Pictures is currently holding an open casting call for extras to work on a major feature film with a $100 million dollar budget starring Tom Cruise. Background performers who wish to be considered should attend the casting call, however emailed submissions are being accepted also. Shooting will take place mostly in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Additional filming will take place in Los Angeles, New York, and the country of Iceland. Principal photography will begin on March 19, 2012 and continue through August 12, 2012.
The star-studded major feature film “Django Unchained” is currently in production and an open casting call for African American men, women, and children in being held near New Orleans, Louisiana on February 15, 2012. Additional casting calls will take place for other ethnic groups and types at a future date. “Django Unchained”, which has been shooting in Mammoth Lakes and Santa Clarita, California and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will be moving to New Orleans for the duration of filming. Principal photography will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana through April 27, 2012.