‘American Horror Story: Coven’ casting information for actors and extras

American Horror Story season 3 casting calls and auditions

Shooting on “American Horror Story: Coven” is taking place in New Orleans.
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The hit FX Network Golden Globe Nominated horror-drama series American Horror Story is in production on it’s third season and the show’s casting director in New Orleans is accepting headshots and resumes from actors for various speaking roles. An email address has been set up for talent to submit. In addition to the New Orleans casting, additional casting takes place in Los Angeles for recurring and guest starring roles. The show’s extras are being cast throughout the season in New Orleans. Crew members can submit resumes via email also, details below. Filming takes place in New Orleans and will continue through January, 2014. “American Horror Story: Coven” airs 10pm ET Wednesdays on FX.

“American Horror Story: Coven” centers on witches and voodoo. It’s been around 300 years since the Salem witch trials. Those who remain are almost extinct and in danger again. A school has opened in New Orleans to teach protection to the young. The long-absent Supreme, Fiona, arrives to also protect the coven and their secrets. Fiona’s daughter, Cordelia, teaches at the school. Events reveal a long-held rivalry between the witches of Salem and the Voodoo practitioners of New Orleans, as well as a historic grudge between Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and socialite serial killer Delphine LaLaurie. The primary theme of the season is oppression; specifically, the oppression of marginalized groups by other marginalized groups. Other themes include witchcraft, Voodoo, racism and family, such as the relationships between mothers and daughters. The season is set in modern day and the 1830s.

Primetime Emmy Award winners Ryan Murphy and Dante Di Loreto are executive producing for Ryan Murphy Productions. Murphy’s good friend and co-creator of “American Horror Story”, four-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Brad Falchuk, is also executive producer. Other notable television series and films produced by Ryan Murphy Productions include “Nip/Tuck,” “Glee,” “The New Normal”, and the recently completed feature film “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” starring Addison Timlin and the late Ed Lauter. This was Lauter’s final film before his passing on October 16, 2013.

ALL talent including minors and foreign actors/extras MUST and be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and in the United States.

The Louisiana Actors Resource Guide eBook 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 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.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Eric Dawson
Eric Souliere
4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Suite 301
Valley Village, CA 91607


I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


“Project Name”
“Role of _______”

Extras Casting

New Orleans:

Batherson Casting
920 Poeyfarre Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Crew Members

New Orleans:

Crew resumes can be sent to:

[email protected]


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.

American Horror Story
5555 Melrose Avenue
Building 213
Suite 320
Los Angeles, CA 90038

20th Century Fox Television
10201 W Pico Blvd
Building 103
Room 5286
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Ryan Murphy Productions
5555 Melrose Avenue
Modular Building
1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Executive Producers:

Brad Falchuk
Ryan Murphy
Tim Minear


Jessica Lange

Season 3 Directors (through episode 8):

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Michael Rymer
Michael Uppendahl
Jeremy Podeswa
Bradley Buecker

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 Ryan Murphy).


Jessica Lange – Fiona Goode
Sarah Paulson – Cordelia Foxx
Kathy Bates – Delphine LaLaurie
Evan Peters – Kyle Spencer
Lily Rabe – Misty Day
Angela Bassett – Marie Laveau
Gabourey Sidibe – Queenie
Taissa Farmiga – Zoe Benson
Frances Conroy – Myrtle Snow
Emma Roberts – Madison Montgomery
Denis O’Hare – Spalding
Patti LuPone – Joan Ramsey


An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum and a witch coven.

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