New DC Comics series ‘Arrow’ auditions and casting calls underway

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DC Comics Arrow Auditions Casting Calls

“Arrow” will premiere on Wednesday October 10, 2012 at 8/7c on The CW.
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Bonanza Productions in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television are now in production on the long awaited DC Comics superhero television series “Arrow,” and auditions are taking place for guest starring, recurring, and day player roles in Los Angles and Vancouver. The show’s extras and stand-ins are being hired in Vancouver, where shooting is taking place through December 4th, 2012. “Arrow” is based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, more specifically “Green Arrow”.

The casting directors and producers have put together an amazing cast. Canadian actor Stephen Amell plays Oliver Queen, an irresponsible playboy who gets taken to an island and then comes back as a killing machine known as Arrow; the talented Katie Cassidy (who has had roles on The CW series “Melrose Place,” “Supernatural,” and Gossip Girl) plays Oliver’s ex-girlfriend Laurel, who becomes superheroine Black Canary; Broadway Theatre actor Colin Donnell plays Queen’s best friend Tommy Merlyn; and Screen Actors Guild Award nominated actor David Ramsey plays Queen’s devoted chauffeur/bodyguard John Diggle.

Executive Producing “Arrow” are Greg Berlanti of Berlanti Productions (Berlanti was briefly attached to direct the 2011 Green Lantern film, whose screenplay he co-wrote); television writer-producer and a writer for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, Marc Guggenheim; Andrew Kreisberg, who has written the comic book series Green Arrow and Black Canary and Batman Confidential; and David Nutter, who is known in the television industry as “the pilot whisperer” due to his great success in directing pilot episodes for television series (he also directed the pilot episode of “Arrow”). Melissa Berman, who is President of Berlanti Productions will co-executive produce.

The CW Television Network announced that they picked up the series on May 11, 2012 with a premiere date of October 10, 2012. To promote the series, DC Comics released a 10-page preview comic for the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, written by Andrew Kreisberg, illustrated by Omar Francia, and featuring a cover by artist Mike Grell. The comic is regarded by the television production crew of “Arrow” as sharing the same concept as the series, with Kreisberg commenting, “anyone who grabs a copy, hold onto it and as the series progresses, you’ll appreciate it more and more”.

The show is scheduled to air on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central.

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.

Los Angeles:

David Rapaport
Lyndsey Baldasare
1438 North Gower Street
Building 5, Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Vancouver:

Heike Brandstatter
Coreen Mayrs
555 Brooksbank Ave
Bldg 4, Ste 210
North Vancouver, BC V7J 3S5
Canada

Extras Casting

Vancouver:

Lisa Ratke
Hannah-Rachel Production Services Ltd.
SL4 2.02 & CONC
6228 Beresford St.
Burnaby, BC V5J 1K2
Canada

Click Here for the extras casting process information for Vancouver, BC.

Production Companies:

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.

Oliver Queen Films/Bonanza Productions
3500 Cornett Road
Building X
Vancouver, BC V5M 2H5

Berlanti Television
4000 Warner Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91522

Warner Brothers Television
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522-0001

DC Entertainment
1700 Broadway
7th Floor
New York, NY 10019

CW Television Network
3300 W Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505

Producers:

Greg Berlanti
Marc Guggenheim
Andrew Kreisberg
David Nutter
Melissa Berman

Directors:

Guy Bee
John Behring
Vince Misiano
David Barrett
David Nutter

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(s) – in this case Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Marc Guggenheim.

Starring:

Stephen Amell – Oliver Queen / Arrow
Katie Cassidy – Dinah ‘Laurel’ Lance / Black Canary
Colin Donnell – Tommy Merlyn
David Ramsey – John Diggle
Willa Holland – Thea Queen
Susanna Thompson – Moira Queen
Paul Blackthorne – Detective Quentin Lance
Michael Rowe – Deadshot
Kelly Hu – China White

Story:

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira (Susanna Thompson), much-beloved sister Thea (Willa Holland), and best friend Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell) welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle (David Ramsey) – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.

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