Immediate casting call for series regular extras on hit BET series ‘The Game’ in Atlanta

BET The Game casting call in Atlanta

“The Game” moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta in 2010.
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Grammnet Productions and Akil Productions are gearing up to begin shooting season 7 of the CBS Television Studios hit BET comedy-drama series “The Game” on October 1st in Atlanta, GA. Auditions for guest starring and recurring roles are being cast out of the Los Angeles casting office, with additional casting for supporting and day player roles being done in Atlanta. Now the extras casting director has sent out a casting call for extras, featured background actors, and upscale female model types. The show has been renewed for 22 episodes that will begin airing in 2013.

“The Game” follows the lives of professional football players on the San Diego Sabres and their significant others as they navigate fame, family and friends. The “Girlfriends” series spinoff originally aired on The CW, but was cancelled after three seasons in May, 2009. Then BET signed a deal with The Game’s parent company CBS to develop new episodes of the series, and relocated taping of the show from Los Angeles to Atlanta. In January 2011, the BET premiere for the fourth season attracted a record breaking 7.7 million viewers. When the sixth-season finale aired on September 3, 2013 it became the season’s No. 1 comedy series telecast on all of cable among women 18-49.

Starring in “The Game” is nine-time NAACP Image Awards nominee Wendy Raquel Robinson playing the role of Tasha Mack, mother of football player Malik Wright, played by Image Awards nominee Hosea Chanchez; Coby Bell plays Jason Pitts, team captain and star wide receiver of the San Diego Sabres, while Grammy Award winner Brandy plays his wife Chardonnay Pitts; Black Movie Awards nominee Lauren London plays Keira Whitaker, a former child star actor struggling to transition into an adult star; and Jay Ellis rounds out the main characters playing Bryce “The Blueprint” Westbrook

“The Game” was created by Image Awards winner Mara Brock Akil, who is also executive producer and head writer. Her husband Image Awards winner Salim Akil also is executive producer and has directed the majority of episodes. The two also serve as showrunners. Three-time Image Awards nominee Kenny Smith Jr. executive produces along with Erica Montolfo-Buro and three-time Golden Globe Award winner Kelsey Grammer.

BET “The Game” Atlanta Extras Casting Call Details

Heather Hylton Bivens, owner and creative director of Hylton Casting in Atlanta, is currently casting models and extras to appear in the hit BET comedy-drama television series “The Game”. These are fully paid positions and no previous experience is required. Both general extras and featured background actors are being cast. The following is needed in Atlanta, GA for season 7:

[FEMALE MODELS] Exotic, curvaceous models and runway models, all ethnicities, ages 18-35 to work as extras. Filming will take place in Atlanta, GA, October-November 2013. The speciality extra rate for models ranges from $175.00-$200.00 for 12 hours.

To be considered, fill out the following online registration form:

“The Game” Models Submission Form

[UPSCALE FEMALES] Upscale Asian, Caucasian, Brazilian, Hispanic, and exotic multiracial female extras, ages 21-35.

To be considered, fill out the following online registration form:

“The Game” Upscale Female Extras Submission Form

[GENERAL EXTRAS] Male and female extras of different looks and ethnicities. The extras rate is $75.00 for 8 hours (overtime after 8 hours).

To be considered, fill out the following online registration form:

“The Game” General Extras Submission Form

ALL talent including minors and foreign actors MUST and be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and also in The State of Louisiana.

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 to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Ty Harman
Suzanne Goddard-Smythe
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 9128
Suite E
Universal City, CA 91608


Alpha Tyler
175 Lakewood Way SW
Build 4, RM 306
Atlanta, GA 30315


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


Heather Hylton Bivens
Hylton Casting
887 West Marietta ST NW
Suite M103
Atlanta, GA 30318

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.

CBS Television Studios
4024 Radford Ave
Studio City, CA 91604

Grammnet Productions
2461 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 521
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Akil Productions
10250 Constellation Blvd
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Filming Locations:

EUE/Screen Gems Studios Atlanta
175 Lakewood Way SW
Atlanta, GA 30315

Executive Producers:

Mara Brock Akil
Salim Akil
Kenny Smith Jr
Erica Montolfo-Buro
Kelsey Grammer


Salim Akil

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(s) with creative control is called the showrunner(s) (in this case, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil).


Wendy Raquel Robinson – Tasha Mack
Hosea Chanchez – Malik Wright
Coby Bell – Jason Pitts
Brandy Norwood – Chardonnay Pitts
Lauren London – Keira Whitaker
Jay Ellis – Bryce “The Blueprint” Westbrook


A spin-off of “Girlfriends” featuring a group of women who all have relationships with professional football players.

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