‘The Vampire Diaries’ now casting for 4th season in Los Angeles and Atlanta

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The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Casting Auditions

“The Vampire Diaries” returns Thursday Oct. 11, 2012 at 8/7c on The CW
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CW Television Network’s mega hit supernatural drama television series “The Vampire Diaries” is now in production on season number 4 in Atlanta, GA. The casting directors are auditioning actors for guest starring, recurring and day player roles in both Los Angeles and Atlanta. In addition to the acting roles, extras are being hired in Atlanta throughout the season. The network has ordered a full 22 episodes that will begin airing in October, 2012. “The Vampire Diaries” is based on the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith.

The series has an impressive cast that stars Nina Dobrev in a double role as Elena Gilbert, a beautiful young girl caught between two vampire brothers, and as Katherine Pierce, the ruthless vampire the brothers knew and loved in the nineteenth century. Ian Somerhalder plays Damon Salvatore, the elder of the two vampire brothers, and Paul Wesley is Stefan Salvatore, the younger brother. Dobrev, Somerhalder and Wesley have each won Teen Choice Awards for their roles, among other award nominations and/or wins.

“The Vampire Diaries” is from Bonanza Productions, Alloy Entertainment and Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. The executive producers are Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy. Williamson and Plec created the series based on L. J. Smith’s books which were initially commissioned by Elise Donner, editor of Alloy Entertainment in 1990. Canadian film and television director Chris Grismer has been at the helm on several episodes of “The Vampire Diaries”, and also serves as the show’s Supervising Producer

After the final volume of The Vampire Diaries books was released in March 2011, L. J. Smith’s involvement was terminated by the publisher and the episode was revised by a ghostwriter. Her termination was due to a dispute regarding a pivotal plot twist in the next installment of the series, “The Hunters: Phantom”. Consecutive Vampire Diaries installments have also been ghostwritten. She was also replaced on The Secret Circle series, by ghostwriter Aubrey Clark.

The CW Television Network premiered “The Vampire Diaries” on September 15, 2011. The show’s pilot episode attracted the largest audience of any series premiere since the network began in 2006, resulting in a full, 22-episode order on October 21, 2009. On February 16, 2010, The CW announced that it had renewed the show for a second season, which premiered on September 9, 2010. On April 26, 2011, The CW renewed the show for a third season. The third season premiered on September 15, 2011. On May 3, 2012, The CW renewed the series for a fourth season, which began filming the first episode on July 10, 2012.

Currently Casting

• An early to late 20s male who will appear in flashback scenes from the early 12th century. Should be a dapper, tough, compelling Vampire Hunter. Prefer British actor who can portray an old-world style. This is for a recurring guest-starring role.

Talent must and be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and the United States.

The Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work on film and television productions in the Atlanta area:

• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:

• Atlanta Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Extras Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Atlanta Acting Classes and Schools List
• Atlanta Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Atlanta Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Extras Casting Information

If you are located within reasonable driving distance to the Atlanta area, mail a recent photo, along with your name, all phone numbers, email address, height, weight, age and all your clothing sizes to the following address:

Marty Keener Cherrix
“The Vampire Diaries” Extras
931 Monroe Drive NE
Suite A-102
Atlanta, GA 30308

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:

Greg Orson
Lesli Gelles-Raymond
GO Casting
6464 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 970
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Atlanta:

Marty Keener Cherrix
“The Vampire Diaries”Casting
931 Monroe Drive NE
Suite A-102
Atlanta, GA 30308

Extras Casting

Atlanta:

Marty Keener Cherrix
“The Vampire Diaries” Extras
931 Monroe Drive NE
Suite A-102
Atlanta, GA 30308

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.

Alloy Entertainment
6300 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 2150
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Bonanza Productions
3727 Magnolia Blvd
Suite 255
Burbank, CA 91505

Outerbanks Entertainment
9000 Sunset Blvd
Suite 1001
West Hollywood, CA 90069

CW Television Network
3300 W Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91505

Producers:

Julie Plec
Kevin Williamson
Bob Levy
Leslie Morgenstein
Chris Grismer

Directors:

Lance Anderson

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 Julie Plec).

Starring:

Nina Dobrev – Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce
Paul Wesley – Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder – Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen – Jeremy Gilbert
Kat Graham – Bonnie Bennett
Candice Accola – Caroline Forbes
Zach Roerig – Matt Donovan
Michael Trevino – Tyler Lockwood
Joseph Morgan – Klaus
Torrey DeVitto – Dr. Meredith Fell

Story:

Returning for its fourth season, “The Vampire Diaries” is the story of two vampire brothers, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) who are obsessed with the same girl, Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev). As the narrative develops in the course of the series, the focal point shifts on the mysterious past of the town involving Elena’s malevolent doppelgänger Katherine Pierce and the family of Original Vampires, all of which have an evil agenda of their own. In season 4, Elena dies as a human and awakens a vampire. Damon has always been trying to be something he’s not in order to please those around him, but in Season 4 he will not be a nice guy. Since Mystic Falls has a deficiency of adults now, Meredith (Torrey DeVitto) will be staying in town. Katherine Pierce will not be around much – if at all – until until Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is no longer a threat.

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