Casting call for Sony Pictures Television series pilot ‘Zombieland’

Zombieland Open Casting Call

“Zombieland” is a continuation of the 2009 comedy film of the same name.
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Sony Pictures Television and Pariah Entertainment Group are set to begin production on the new television series pilot “Zombieland” in Atlanta, Georgia. The extras casting director is holding an open casting call for local people 18 years of age and older to work as general and possible featured background performers on the film. Shooting begins on February 25, 2013. The series is a continuation of the 2009 American zombie comedy film of the same name starring Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin. “Zombieland” is also accepting resumes from experienced production staff and television crew members.

“Zombieland” centers on four surviving humans who come together to persevere through the Zombie Apocalypse. Their attempts to join up with other remaining remnants of the human race who have also survived the zombie plague end up being plagued by laughable calamity. The main four characters are Columbus, a 20ish timid guy who meets up with his gorgeous ex-girlfriend Witchita and her chip-off the-block sister Little Rock. They end up banding with Columbus, a 40ish man who was the world’s most gifted zombie slayer and takes it all in humorous stride. And then there is Fred and Ainsley, two office workers who are incognizant to the pandemonium just outside their office window, until a massive zombie comes bashing through the window and attacks.

Starring in “Zombieland” is 23-year-old Tyler Ross in the role of Columbus, played by Jesse Eisenberg in the film version. Ross was discovered in Chicago after he was cast there in two indie films, “Nate and Margaret,” and “The Wise Kids”. The super-talented actress, singer, and philanthropist Maiara Walsh – who easily fits the character description of “absolutely gorgeous” – is playing the role of Wichita, played by Emma Stone in the film. Izabela Vidovic is portraying the character Little Rock, played by Abigail Breslin in the film.

Multiple film-festival award winner Eli Craig will direct the pilot episode of “Zombieland” from a teleplay written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Craig, who is Sally Field’s son, started out in the entertainment industry as an actor in a few small bit parts. He made his feature film directorial debut with the low-budget horror comedy “Tucker & Dale vs Evil” in 2010. That film was a financial success with a budget of $53 thousand and over $224 thousand in ticket sales at the box office. “Zombieland” writers Wernick and Reese also wrote the screenplay for the feature film version. The two will executive produce with Gavin Polone.

“Zombieland” is a product of Amazon Studios, which develops movies and television shows from online submissions and crowd-sourced feedback. Although scripts for television and film are submitted through the web, there is a separate submission method for professional writers, i.e. Writers Guild of America members, with separate rules where the writers agent directly contacts the Los Angeles-based production company, Amazon Studios, Inc. For feature film scripts, Amazon Studios has a first-look deal with Warner Bros. Pictures, which means that Amazon will be presenting the top projects to Hollywood’s biggest studio for consideration.

Sony Pictures Television “Zombieland” Open Casting Call Details

Marinella Casting Inc. has joined a new system for extras to register online. Talent can fill in their own specialized calendar with availability in order to help the casting directors book the roles. There is no fee to register:

Extras Registration Form

After filling out the registration form, attend the following open call:


Roswell United Methodist Church
814 Mimosa Blvd.
Roswell, GA 30075
Click Here for directions.


Monday February 25, 2013
12:00pm – 3:00pm

In addition to the photo you upload on the registration form, be prepared to have an additional photo taken at the open call. You will then be ready to be booked directly for roles and wardrobe fittings.

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

The 2013 Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 the State of Georgia and the United States:

• 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 2013 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.

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

Los Angeles:

Deborah George
Scott Genkinger
14945 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 220
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


Fincannon & Associates, Inc.
500-D Amsterdam Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306

Extras Casting


Bill Marinella Casting
500 Bishop Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318-4366

Production Staff/Crew Members:

Experienced production staff and television crew members in the Atlanta, GA area can submit resumes to the following:

[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.

Production Office
1 Falcon Drive
Suite B
Peach Tree City, GA 30269

9744 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 205
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Amazon Studios, Inc.
21068 Bake Pkwy
Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Sony Pictures Television
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Fox Broadcasting Company
10201 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Executive Producers:

Gavin Polone
Rhett Reese
Paul Wernick


Eli Craig


Tyler Ross – Columbus
Maiara Walsh – Wichita/Krista
Izabela Vidovic – Little Rock


A colorful band of four surviving humans rally together to survive the Zombie Apocalypse. They’re trying to hook up with yet more survivors of the zombie plague, but so far their various encounters have been beset by comical disaster.