3 Arts Entertainment and Scott Rudin Productions are set to begin production on the new HBO single-camera comedy series “Silicon Valley”. Casting directors are auditioning talent for recurring, guest starring, and day player roles. Extras will be cast throughout season one. Shooting will take place in Los Angles and Northern California in the city of Palo Alto. The pilot episode was filmed in March, 2013 and HBO announced that the series was picked up for a full season shortly after executives viewed the pilot.
Silicon Valley is set in the high tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Josh Brener will play Big Head, Thomas’ (Thomas Middleditch) friend and confidant. He doesn’t really have that big of a head but the grade school nickname stuck. His claim to fame is getting himself into the Hacker Hostel incubator with his App idea “Nip Alert”. Erlich (T.J. Miller), the owner of the Hacker House, loves him. Lindsey Broad will play Tandy. Attractive in a friendly, slightly sloppy way, she is a loyal friend who would never have sex with her girlfriend’s boyfriends. Although a realist about wanting to marry into a comfortable life she has a bit of the romantic in her.
Primetime Emmy Award winner Mike Judge directed the pilot and is executive producing the series along with Primetime Emmy Award winners John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The three are also head writers for the show. Judge is best known for his animated television series “Beavis and Butt-head” and “King of the Hill”. He also wrote, produced and directed the hugely popular feature film “Office Space”. Also executive producing “Silicon Valley” is Academy Award winner Scott Rudin, and 3 Arts Entertainment’s two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Michael Rotenberg. Rounding out the executive producing team is Tom Lassally. Primetime Emmy Award winner Chrisann Verges produced the pilot episode.
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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.
1750 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Rich King Casting
Cross Roads of the World
6671 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Send recent 5×7 color snapshot with all contact information and clothing sizes written on the back of the photo.
If located near Palo Alto, CA put “PALO ALTO EXTRAS” on the outside of the envelope.
If Located in Los Angeles, CA put “SILICON VALLEY EXTRAS” on the outside of the envelope.
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.
3 Arts Entertainment, Inc.
9460 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
1010 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701
Media Rights Capitol
1800 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Scott Rudin Productions
120 W. 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Executive Producers: Scott Rudin, Michael Rotenberg, Mike Judge, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky
Producers: Chrisann Verges
Mike Judge (Pilot Episode)
Note: Various directors work different episodes during the season. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director’s role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer(s) with creative control is called the showrunner (in this case John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky).
T.J. Miller – Erlich
Thomas Middleditch – Richard
Josh Brener – Big Head
Lindsey Broad – Tandy
Christopher Evan Welch – Peter Gregory
Amanda Crew – Monica
Angela Trimbur – Langdon
Zach Woods – Jared
Kumail Nanjiani – Dinesh
The show is set in the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.