The new ABC musical drama television series “Nashville” is in production and casting directors in Los Angeles and Tennessee are auditioning talent for guest starring and recurring roles. The larger roles are cast in Los Angeles, with additional casting for smaller roles in Tennessee. The extras casting director in Nashville is hiring people throughout season one, which continues shooting through December 10, 2012. All ages and types of people are needed for fully paid background work, and no prior experience working as an extra is required.
The show stars three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Connie Britton as Rayna James, a legendary country music superstar, whose star begins fading. Three-time Teen Choice Award winner Hayden Panettiere plays the mean and manipulative, young and sexy future of country music. Primetime Emmy Award winner Powers Boothe portrays Rayna’s powerful and controlling father Lamar Hampton. Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Eric Close plays Teddy Conrad, Rayna’s husband who is now living on his wife’s salary. The beautiful rising star Clare Bowen has been cast as the undiscovered songwriter Scarlett O’Connor.
Academy Award winning Callie Khouri created “Nashville” and serves as head writer and executive producer. Also executive producing is R.J. Cutler, who is a Primetime Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee. In addition to being a top producer, Cutler is an accomplished director, and he directed the pilot episode of “Nashville”. Cutler is President and Founder of Actual Reality Pictures. Rounding out the executive producing team is Senior Vice President, Media and Entertainment of Gaylord Entertainment, Steve Buchanan. Buchanan is also the Country Music Association (CMA) President of the Board.
Extras Casting Information
“Nashville” is filmed entirely in the state of Tennessee, and the local extras casting director is hiring people who are located within reasonable driving distance of the Nashville area to work as paid general background performers. All ages and types are needed. To be considered, submit the following:
• Current color 5×7 3/4 length photo or snapshot.
• Your full name.
• City and State you are located.
• Phone number and email address.
• Height and Weight.
• Shirt, pant, and shoe sizes.
• Your occupation.
• State whether or not you have a flexible schedule.
• List any special abilities (dancing, singing, musical instruments, etc.)
• List any automobiles available: Model/Year/Color/Condition
Email the above to: [email protected]
Note: Tina Kerr of On Location Casting has taken over hiring extras on “Nashville”
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.
“Nashville” Casting Office
1630 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Fincannon & Associates
500-D Amsterdam Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306
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.
Music City Productions
612 10th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203
One Gaylord Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Actual Reality Pictures
16030 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91436
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Producers: RJ Cutler, Steve Buchanan, Callie Khouri
Directors: RJ Cutler, Paul McCrane
Connie Britton – Rayna James
Hayden Panettiere – Juliette Barnes
Powers Boothe – Lamar Hampton
Clare Bowen – Scarlett O’Connor
Eric Close – Teddy Conrad
Jonathan Jackson – Avery Barkley
Sam Palladio – Gunnar Scott
Robert Wisdom – Coleman Caldwell
Charles Esten – Deacon
Chart-topping Rayna James (Connie Britton) is a country legend who’s had a career any singer would envy, though lately her popularity is starting to wane. Fans still line up to get her autograph, but she’s not packing the arenas like she used to. Rayna’s record label thinks a concert tour, opening for up-and-comer Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), the young and sexy future of country music, is just what Rayna needs. But scheming Juliette can’t wait to steal Rayna’s spotlight. Sharing a stage with that disrespectful, untalented, little vixen is the last thing Rayna wants to do, which sets up a power struggle for popularity. Could the undiscovered songwriting talent of Scarlett O’Connor (Clare Bowen) be the key to helping Rayna resurrect her career? Complicating matters, Rayna’s wealthy but estranged father, Lamar Hampton (Powers Boothe), is a powerful force in business, Tennessee politics, and the lives of his two grown daughters. His drive for power results in a scheme to back Rayna’s handsome husband, Teddy Conrad (Eric Close), in a run for Mayor of Nashville, against Rayna’s wishes.