Mark Harmon’s production company Wings Productions, Inc. has been given the green light for a pilot for a possible new CBS spinoff television show “NCIS: New Orleans”. This coming spring “NCIS” will air a two-part sweeps episode that will also double as a pilot episode for this new exciting series. Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director Susan Bluestein and Jason Kennedy will continue their roles as casting directors on the pilot, and they have now sent out casting calls for series regulars. Shooting begins on February 11, 2014 and will take place in Los Angeles and New Orleans.
“NCIS: New Orleans” is obviously set in New Orleans, and centers on the NCIS New Orleans office which handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle. New Orleans was picked as a backdrop for the show because of its pedigree of a rich setting of music, fun and debauchery that makes it a magnet for military personnel on-leave. And with fun comes trouble. .
Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee Mark Harmon will be executive producing “NCIS: New Orleans” under the banner of his production company Wings Productions. Harmon stated that he wasn’t crazy about the idea of “NCIS: Los Angeles” four years ago, however he is excited about this new spinoff. Asked what made the difference this time Harmon replied, “Gary Glasberg. That’s my answer!” Glasberg has served as executive producer and showrunner on NCIS since the show began production in 2003. NCIS has seen it’s ratings steadily increase from over 11 million viewers the first season, to over 21 million viewers for the 10th season. Since 2009, NCIS has been the most watched scripted show on American television. In 2011, NCIS was voted America’s favorite television show.
All talent, including minors and foreign actors, must be legally eligible to work in New Orleans, 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 to casting directors for acting roles.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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.
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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.
“Role of _______”
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
Extras casting and registration information for New Orleans will be posted here. Check back.
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.
Wings Productions, Inc.
2236 Encinitas Blvd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
CBS Television Studios
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
James Whitmore, Jr.
Note: Episodic television series utilize various directors throughout a given season. A television series director has a different role from that of a feature film director in that he or she might only work on some individual television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In television series productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show, where in films it is the director. The television producer with creative control is called the showrunner (in this case Gary Glasberg). It is often the show’s creator/head writer/executive producer.
To Be Cast
A new NCIS crew is on duty in the Big Easy.