Jerry Weintraub Productions and Everyman Pictures have been given the green light to begin production on the HBO series pilot episode of the epic dark comedy titled “The Brink”. The Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director is now casting co-starring and possible recurring roles. The auditions are being held in Los Angeles, where shooting will take place beginning January, 2014. The general extras, featured background actors, and stand-ins will be hired throughout production. “The Brink” is based on J.C. Hutchins and Jordan Weisman’s book Personal Effects: Dark Art.
The series focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander, a man of big appetites and little patience for the war mongers in the Situation Room; Alex Coppins, a lowly Foreign Service officer reluctantly caught on the ground in the middle of it all; and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Callahan. These three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War III.
Starring in “The Brink” is Academy Award winner Tim Robbins playing the role of U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander, two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Jack Black as Foreign Service officer Alex Coppins, ALMA Award nominee Esai Morales as President of the United States Julian Navarro, and Tony Award nominee Pablo Schreiber in the role of ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Callahan. Other cast members include Gotham Awards nominee Aasif Mandvi, Geoffrey Pierson, Mimi Kennedy, Maribeth Monroe, and Ryan Cutrona.
Four-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Jay Roach will direct the pilot from a script written by Primetime Emmy Award nominee Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim Benabi. Roach will also executive produce under the banner of his production company Everyman Pictures. Two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Jerry Weintraub will exec produce for Jerry Weintraub Productions. Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabi are also executive producers.
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Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
145 S. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.
“Role of _______”
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755
Do not send photos to Central Casting.
You must register in person.
Crew Members and Production Staff
Experienced crew members and production staff located in the Los Angeles area can submit resumes to the following:
or hardcopy submissions to:
The Brink Resumes
12233 W. Elk Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064
ABSOLUTELY NO ACTOR OR EXTRAS SUBMISSIONS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. THEY WILL BE DISCARDED.
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.
The Brink Production Office
12233 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Jerry Weintraub Productions
190 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
1512 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
A dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three different and desperate men; the Secretary of State, a Navy pilot and a Foreign Service officer; who to save the planet from destruction.