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.
Two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams will executive produce “Revolution” under the banner of his and Bryan Burk’s production company Bad Robot. Abrams and Burk have executive produced such hit shows as “Lost,” “Person of Interest,” and “Fringe” among many others. Also executive producing is Eric Kripke, creator of WB Television Network’s “Supernatural”. Primetime Emmy nominated filmmaker Jon Favreau directed the pilot episode, and will also produce the series with Anne Cofell Saunders, and Bad Robot’s Kathy Lingg.
The current cast that shot the pilot episode may very well change quite a bit. “Revolution” suffers character causalities early in the pilot episode, and the show does not seem to be hesitant of killing off most of the primary players without much hesitation. One character that sounds long term is Charlie Matheson, played by the talented and beautiful actress Tracy Spiridakos. She is a teen girl who sets off to find her brother, who has been kidnapped by a villainous rogue militia. She has to find her uncle (Billy Burke) for help, who, incidentally, may have the key as to why “all the lights went out”.
The extras casting director in Wilmington, NC is hiring local people to work as stand ins, photo doubles and general background on the show. For those interested in working as stand ins, photo doubles and general background, submit the following information:
(Men) Jacket size
(Women) Bust Size
Email along with a recent color snapshot to:
Put “Revolution Extras” in the subject line of the email.
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of North Carolina and in the United States.
The North Carolina Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in North Carolina and the United States:
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• North Carolina Child Performer Labor Law Information
• North Carolina Youth Employment Certificate Instructions
• North Carolina Youth Approval To Work Late Hours Form
• North Carolina Minor Intention To Employ Form
• North Carolina Dept. of Labor Rules and Regulations Relative to Employment of Children under 16 Years of Age.
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• Links for Child Labor Information
In addition to the following North Carolina Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• North Carolina Casting Directors List
• North Carolina Extras Casting Directors List
• North Carolina Talent Agents List
• North Carolina Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• North Carolina Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Mass Printing Photo Labs
• Miscellaneous North Carolina Resources
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• General Talent Agent Information
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guide
The Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
April Webster & Associates
1666 Euclid Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Fincannon & Associates, Inc.
Point Harbor Marina
1560 Point Harbor Road
Wilmington, NC 28401
Wilmington, NC 28403
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
Bonanza Productions, Inc.
3700 US Highway 421
North Wilmington, NC 28401
Warner Bros. Television
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
1221 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Anne Cofell Saunders
Jon Favreau (pilot)
Tracy Spiridakos – Charlie Matheson
Morgan Hinkleman – Young Charlie
Billy Burke – Miles Matheson
Graham Rogers – Danny Matheson
Andrea Roth – Rachel Matheson
Tim Guinee – Ben Matheson
Anna Lise Phillips – Maggie
Zak Orth – Aaron
J.D. Pardo – Nate
Giancarlo Esposito – Captain Neville
Maria Howell – Grace
Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet culde-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman’s (Tracy Spiridakos) life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously – and unbeknownst to her – had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.