Danni Productions and Ole’ Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Production are now in pre-production on the brand new science fiction teen 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.
“Star-Crossed” centers on a teen human girl named Emery, and a teen alien boy named Roman who develop an attraction that causes a violent encounter between their two families – and races. Emery is a beautiful, sensitive girl who has recently rallied from a serious illness, and is now attending her local high school for the first time. Roman is a handsome and typical looking boy, but is actually a member of the alien species Orion that crash-landed on Earth 10 years ago. Now, for the first time, a group of Atrian teens will enroll in a suburban human high school, with the goal of testing the feasibility of human/alien integration.
Starring in “Star-Crossed” is Young Hollywood Awards winner Aimee Teegarden in the lead role of Emery Whitehill. Teegarden is best known for her role as Julie Taylor on the NBC series “Friday Night Lights”. She recently starred opposite Liam Hemsworth in the feature film “Love and Honor”, and is currently starring opposite AnnaSophia Robb in the feature film “Life at These Speeds”. Also starring in “Star-Crossed” is actor and model Matt Lanter playing the lead role of the Orion alien Roman. Lanter has enjoyed a very successful career in a short time. He is best known for his role of Liam Court in the CW series 90210. He also has been playing the role of Flash Thompson/Harry Osborn in the Disney XD series “Ultimate Spider-Man”.
Two-time Writers Guild of America WGA Award nominee Meredith Averill is the show’s creator and executive producer. Also executive producing is Bryan and Sean Furst, Daniel Gutman, BAFTA Film Award nominee Scott Rosenberg, Writers Guild of America WGA Award nominee Josh Appelbaum, and Writers Guild of America WGA Award nominee André Nemec. Primetime Emmy Award winner Richard Shepard will also executive produce for Olé productions. Meredith Averill will serve as the series showrunner.
All talent must and be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and in the United States.
The 2013 Louisiana Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 Louisiana and the United States:
• Louisiana Child Performer Law Information Sheet
• Louisiana Child Performer Trust Act Sheet
• Louisiana Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• Louisiana Minor Intention To Employ Form
• Louisiana Employment of Minors Informational Booklet
• Louisiana Film, TV, and Commercials Minor Labor Law Summary
In addition to the following Actors Resources:
• New Orleans Casting Directors List
• Baton Rouge Casting Directors List
• Shreveport Casting Directors List
• Louisiana Actors Unions and Resources
• General Talent Agent Information
• Louisiana Talent Agents List
• Louisiana Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Actors Resources
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permit Information
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• PDF Users Guides
The 2013 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.
Jennifer Cooper Casting
4605 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Fincannon & Associates
3017 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002
The local New Orleans casting will begin closer to the start of production in mid-August.
The extras will be cast beginning in August, 2013.
Casting calls will be posted here. Check back soon.
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.
Danni Productions, LLC
800 Distributors Row
New Orleans, LA 70123
8954 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Warner Bros. Television Production
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
CBS Television Studios
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
Gary Fleder (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 with creative control is called the showrunner (in this case Meredith Averill).
Aimee Teegarden- Emery
Matt Lanter – Roman
Grey Damon – Grayson
Natalie Hall – Taylor
Malese Jow – Julia
Titus Makin, Jr. – Lukas
Chelsea Gilligan – Teri
Greg Finley – Drake
When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Whether they came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn’t matter: a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien species called the Atrians. In the midst of the conflict, Roman, a 6-year-old Atrian boy, found his way to a shed behind Emery’s house, where she protected him from harm, bringing him food, comfort – and friendship. In their brief time together, Emery and Roman forged a deep bond, but the authorities wasted no time tracking Roman down and capturing him in a violent confrontation. Emery has grown up believing that Roman was killed that day. Ten years later, the Atrians have been acclimated to life on Earth, but they are interned in a heavily-guarded camp known as the Sector to keep them separate from humans. Now, for the first time, a group of Atrian teens will enroll in a suburban human high school, with the goal of testing the feasibility of human/alien integration. The eyes of the nation and the whole world are fixed on this historical social experiment, an endeavor fraught with suspicion and fear. In the mayhem of the first day, Emery is amazed to learn that Roman was not killed by the authorities and is, in fact, one of the Atrian students. Their childhood bond is quickly rekindled – in a school and a society that distrusts everything about the Atrians, Emery and Roman have found each other again. However, their relationship is threatened by the small-mindedness of their respective communities and the political agendas of people in power. While the world around them rages with anger and prejudice, their bond becomes increasingly strong and increasingly dangerous. As an epic Romeo and Juliet romance unfolds, a violent encounter between Roman’s father and Emery’s father occurs in the Sector. Can Roman and Emery’s love – and peace between the species – survive?