Open Casting Calls for new ABC series ‘Off The Map’ in Hawaii

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ABC Studios in association with Shondaland are in production on the new medical drama ‘Off the Map’, which will be filmed in Hawaii beginning on August 30th. There will be two open casting calls for both AFTRA members and Non-Union talent for speaking roles and extras.

The series is being executive produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers who are partners in the production company Shondaland. They are producers of the ABC shows Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, and they also bring their Primetime Emmy nominated Principal Actor Casting team of Linda Lowy and John Brace. Jenna Bans, who inked a two-year deal with ABC, will serve as head writer/co-executive producer. Laurie Foi will be casting principal actors and extras in Hawaii.

This ensemble drama is set in a South American Amazon village. Here is what Laurie Foi is seeking:

People of all ages from children to seniors, male and female to portray roles of inhabitants of a tiny town in the South American jungle region. Spanish and Portuguese speaking abilities are a plus. Laurie is also looking for lots of children and boys who can play soccer. Applicants must have a United States SSN# and work visa. No acting experience is necessary.

Off The Map will air in midseason behind Desperate Housewives on Sundays.

Open Casting Call #1

Where:

100th Infantry Battalion Memorial Building
520 Kamoku St
Honolulu, HI 96826
Click Here for directions.
Parking will be across the street at Iolani School.

When:

Saturday, August 7, 2010
9:00am – 2:00pm

Open Casting Call #2

Where:

Turtle Bay Resort
57-091 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii 96731
Click Here for directions.

When:

Sunday, August 8, 2010
11:00am – 2:00pm

DO NOT call the Turtle Bay Resort or the 100th Infantry Battalion Memorial Building, as they have no additional information regarding these casting calls.

Production Companies:

DO NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

ABC Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Shondaland
c/o The Prospect Studios
4151 Prospect Avenue
Producer’s Building 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Principal Actor Casting (Los Angeles):

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for principal acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Linda Lowy
John Brace
Off The Map Casting
c/o The Prospect Studios
4151 Prospect Avenue
Cottages, Room 105
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Principal Actor Casting (Hawaii):

Laurie Foi
Off The Map Casting
510 18th Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
offthemapcasting@gmail.com

Extras Casting (Hawaii):

Laurie Foi
Off The Map Extras Casting
510 18th Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
offthemapcasting@gmail.com

Executive Producers:

Shonda Rhimes
Betsy Beers

Writer/Executive Producer:

Jenna Bans

Directors:

Randy Zisk
Daniel Minahan

Starring:

Martin Henderson
Caroline Dhavernas
Enrique Murciano
Mamie Gummer
Jason George
Valerie Cruz
Jose Julian
Rachelle Lefevre

Story:

An uplifting medical drama that explores how far you have to go to truly heal. Welcome to “la ciudad de las estrellas” (the city of stars), a tiny town in the South American jungle which has one understaffed, under-stocked medical clinic. That’s where idealistic young Dr. Lily Brenner just landed, along with fellow doctors Mina Minard and Manny Diaz. All of these young doctors are running away from personal demons, but they aren’t the only ones with emotional baggage. Take the legendary and enigmatic Ben Keeton, who was the youngest Chief of Surgery at UCLA. He walked away from it all to found the clinic. Together with his right-hand doctor, Otis Cole, he’ll teach these newcomers how to save lives in the most challenging environment they’ve ever worked in.

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