Many people have asked how they can be in or an extra in a film. For this particular blog, I will focus on New Orleans. To be cast for a film in NOLA you will need to get your info to casting directors. There are several ways to do this. I happen to think that the best way is to apply to Casting Websites or directly through the feature or series:
Many casting directors have their own websites. You will need to email your photos and measurements, or fill out an application or “Talent Registration.” Websites will also include information on what films are currently being cast. If you are hired, they will also be used to let you know when and where to show up, and other specifics concerning your clothing and appearance. Sign up with each of these websites, and check in regularly, as new movies begin casting all of the time. Here are a few of the Casting Websites in NOLA and surrounding areas:
Applying to specific films. You can contact films currently shooting and ask to be put in touch with their extras casting directors. When emailing a specific film for the first time, always put “Extras Casting” in the subject line. When calling ask if you can speak with “Extras Casting.” I recommend emailing. These are the two largest projects in productions now:
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Wraps: January 29
NCIS New Orleans Season 2
Wraps: April 2016
Up and coming features:
Billionaire Boys Club
Begin Principal: December 11
Begin Principal: November 28
Begin Principal: January 11
Always remember: NEVER bring a camera on set!!! Personal cameras are strictly forbidden and if you get caught taking cell phone pictures, you will be asked to delate them, may have your phone confiscated and may be kicked off set. A film’s producers have a right to protect the images that are being created on set. You shouldn't even have your cell phone with you since you cannot have them on. Super pet peeve of mine... this is why I never post set photos unless its my film or no one is on set!!!
People keep asking me where everything is being filmed. This is pretty much everything I could think of in the last 12 months. Remember movies take a long time in post usually. Most TV series are being filmed in NYC. There is so much more in Louisiana and Pennsylvania but I am drawing a blank! Also Louisiana just added a position (I forget what they are calling it, for my blog I will refer to this person as the tax czar!) The tax czar will start reviewing budgets starting 2016 for production approval for tax credit. They are adding an extra hassle!
Here's a breakdown by State where things are being filmed. This is only off the top of my head and not a complete list! Many movies are filmed in multiple States and locations. I have to say... I didn't realize how much content is on prime time! There is a lot of TV out there! Also, there is much much more being filmed in many of the states listed (i.e.: Utah) but again, I just put the known productions and what I could think of.
If you have questions, feel free to leave comments or email me.
Law and Order: SVU, Limitless, Madam Secretary, Blindspot, Elementary, The Affair, Shades of Blue, The Good Wife, Royal Pains, The Blacklist, Gotham, Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, Mr. Robot, Orange is the new Black, Mysteries of Laura, Bloodline, Broad City, Person of Interest, Roadies, Billions. Movies: John Wick 2, The Get Down, The Boy Downstairs, The Bleeder, High Maintenance, The Path, The Girl On The Train, Daredevil, Boss, The Americans, Deuce, As You Are, Vinyl, Going In Style, Shudder, Benders, The Family, Why Did I Say Yes, The Get Down, How To Be Single, Wizard of Lies, The Character, Falling Water, Mozart in the Jungle, Joey Smuggler, Scareacon, Divorce, The Family, 50 Years of Get Smart, It Doesn't Have To Rhyme, Don't Think Twice, Girls, Rock and Roll, Silent Treatment, Tramps, Breakable You, Silent Treatment, Crime, American Dresser, Iconoclast, Insomniac, Custody, B Real, Good Girls Revolt, Jessica Jones, Search Party, Nice Guys, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid, Heaven Sent, Youth In Oregon, The Get Down, Girls, Madoff, 37, Ringside, Wiener Dog, Silent Treatment, Fireworks, Hand Of God, Tallulah, Antonio, Outlaws.
Scandal, Criminal Minds, Extant, Revenge, Aquarius, CSI: Cyber, NCIS, New Girl, Scorpion, Grey's Anatomy, Major Crimes, Rosewood, Supergirl, Castle, Arrow (in-studio, I think!) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Jane The Virgin, Teen Wolf, True Detective, Glee, True To The Game, Secrets & Lies, The Player, Modern Family, Agent X, Wicked City, Grace & Frankie, Face Off, Shameless, Shades of Blue, Legends, Rizzoli & Isles, Planet of the Apes (yes, another one!) Crash Pad, True to The Game, Stitchers, Togetherness, Silicone Valley, Officer Downe, The Fosters, Grandpa, Desolation, LA LA Land, 20th Century Women, House Of Lies, Pale Horse, Just Jillian, Angel from Hell, The King of 7B (pilot), Sunset, Rush Hour (yup, another one!) Nerdist, Abolionists, The League, Outlaws, Marry to the West, Westworld, Alvin & The Chimpmunks 4 (ya.. I didn't know they did a 3 either!) What Now, Act 252, Chasing Life, The Weatherman, The Runaround, Arms and the Dudes, You're The Worst, Baskets, Colony, So You Think You Can Dance, Swiss Army Man, Truck'd Up, It's Always Sunny, Bar Rescue, From Zero To I Love You, Grandfathered, Blackish, Switched At Birth, You Were Never Here, Fear of the Walking Dead, Boys in Blue, Kingdom, Awkward, YOLO, Shot Caller, I saw The Light, Hand Of God, Jekyll & Hyde, Uncle Buck, Message from the King, The Secret in their Eyes, Rob Zombie 31, Lucifer, Gippy Grewal Project, JOY, Hail Cesar, Funny or Die
Originals, Quantico (pilot), Containment, Bolden, Constantine, The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hallow, Vampire Diaries, Live By Night (new Affleck movie), Satisfaction, Game of Silence (pilot), Reserrection, Red Band Society, Fist Fight, The Detour, Stone Diaries, Archer, Birth of a Nation, Dish Nation, Powers, Married At First Sight, Gifted, Island Life, 7 Little Johnstons, Bastards, Neighbors 2, Sully (Clint Eastwood), The Phenom, Passengers, What Josiah Saw, 5th Wave, Mother's Day, Greenleaf, Mena, Hindsight, Allegiant(Divergent Series), Devious Maids, Zoe Ever After, King Maker, Party, Coat of my Colors, Down South, Rectify, The Accountant, Survivors Remorse, The True Memoirs of an International Assassin, Stranger Things (Netflix), 2Fat2Fly, Married to Medicine, Dying Kind, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Like a Boss, Halt & Catch Fire, Captain America, Sleepless Nights, Confirmation, Sunday's Best, Barber Shop 3, The Red Road, The Game, Complications, Quantum Break, The Founder, The Do-Over, Hot Summer Nights, Christmas in the Smokies, Zelda, Siren, Home Free, Miracles from Heaven, Offer and Compromise, Cordon (Pilot), Folk Hero and Funny Guy, The Revised Fundamental of Caregiving
Nashville (of course) Quarry
Empire, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, AAnonymous Content, Chiraq
Creed, Let It Snow, Game Brain & Concussion, The Last Witch Hunter, Downward Dog, Love The Coopers, In My City, Southpaw, Outsiders, The Burgh, American Pastoral, Out of the Furnace.
Scream Queens, NCIS: Nola, Magnificent 7, Bad Moms, Jack Reacher: Never Go back, Roots, The Tale, Camera Store, American Horror Story: Freak Show, Astronauts Wives Club, I saw The Light, Maggie, Zoo, The Long Night, Our Brand is Crisis, Big Life, Peeks Kill, Salem, American Ultra, Jurrasic World, When The Bough Breaks, Julia X 3D, Trumbo, Elvis & Nixon, Joe Dirt 2, Vincent & Roxxy, Fantastic Four, Daddy's Home, Geostorm, American Ultra, Hap & Leonard, Don't Mess With Texas, Kamp Kool Kids, Navy Seals vs. Zombies, Gracias, Desolation, Pitbulls & Parolees Season 7
Blood & Oil
The Dome, The Suicide Note
Suits, Hero's Reborn, Hannibal (exteriors in Florence Italy), The Strain
Quantico (Pilot was filed in Atlanta but the production moved to Canada)
Arrow, The Flash, Warriors Gate, iZombie, X-Files (YEAH!) Man in the High Castle,
Boston: Ghost Busters, Central Intelligence, Black Car,
Kong: Skull Island