The popular hit A&E Network drama television series “The Glades” Los Angeles casting director is accepting submissions from Los Angeles based male and female actors of all ages and types for Season 3. They are building their files of L.A. talent who are willing to work as “local hire” in the Miami or Ft. Lauderdale areas. This is for co-starring and guest starring roles. In addition to the speaking roles, the extras casting director in Miami is hiring numerous locals, all types from children to senior citizens, for general background performer work on the show. Shooting on Season 3 will take place through early July, 2012.
Note about Local Hire Union Rules: Although SAG and AFTRA have merged to form the new union SAG-AFTRA, all current television contracts will remain in force until the next contract is negotiated and signed. “Local Talent” or “Local Hire” means that you live in the area, or that you have a place to stay in the area and will travel there at your own expense. When producers hire an actor from outside the area, they are usually required to pay for housing and transportation. Current AFTRA contract (“The Glades” is under AFTRA contract) requires that you have an address of record with them in the area for which you wish to work as a local hire. “In Miami” means the production will take place in the Miami area. If you submit, you will be assumed to be local talent unless you clearly specify otherwise. This applies to speaking roles only. All extras are hired locally.
“The Glades” centers on the life of Chicago detective Jim Longworth (Matt Passmore) taking a South Florida job with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement after being falsely accused of sleeping with his Captain’s wife. He assumes it will afford him a more relaxing lifestyle, but he finds things are more complicated than he had imagined. Kiele Sanchez plays Callie Cargill, who is a registered nurse simultaneously attending medical school, and a love interest of Longmore. Carlos Gomez plays Dr. Carlos Sanchez – Longworth’s friend and colleague, a forensic pathologist who works the crime lab, supervising toxicology screens and autopsies. Colleen Manus (Michelle Hurd) is the smart, tough regional director who reluctantly hired Jim Longworth. Jordan Wall plays Daniel Green, who’s expertise of all things science-related comes in handy in surprising ways for Longworth as he helps him crack cases.
President of Innuendo Productions, Clifton Campbell, is executive producer of “The Glades” along with Grand Productions President and Owner Gary A. Randall. Randall has also directed episodes. TVM Productions’ Lori-Etta Taub is co-executive producer, as is Lois Johnson. Clifton Campbell created the show and is head writer. Lois Johnson is also one of the series writers. The series was originally titled “Sugarloaf,” and then “Florida Straits,” and was set to take place in the Tampa Bay metro area. It is filmed in a converted sound stage that was an old carpet warehouse in Pembroke Park, Florida in the Fort Lauderdale metro area.
“The Glades” debuted with 3.6 million viewers in Season 1, breaking A&E’s records for most-watched and highest-rated original drama series telecast ever for the cable network. The show has enjoyed steady ratings growth and a faithful audience – Season 2 of “The Glades” averaged 3.9 million total weekly viewers, with 1.6 million in the coveted 18-49 age group (up 12 percent from the show’s first season). Renewing the series for a third season was an easy decision for the network.
In addition to the principal actors, “The Glades” averages 250-400 background roles cast per episode. All extras are hired in the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale areas. The extras casting director is seeking talent of all ages and any ethnicity, from infants through adults.
To be considered for extra work on “The Glades” please email a recent color snapshot, your date of birth, and all contact information to:
Put “GLADES EXTRAS” in the subject line of your email
If you are part of a family that is submitting, please email a full family photo. All children’s submissions should include their date of birth as well. Parents or legal guardians MUST submit for ANY and ALL minors.
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Florida and in the United States.
The Miami 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 Miami and the United States:
• Links for Child Labor Information
• Florida Child Labor Laws
• Employment of Minors by the Entertainment Industry
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant USA Visa Application
In addition to the following Miami Actors Resources:
• Miami Casting Directors List
• Miami Extras Casting Directors List
• South Florida Talent Agents
• Florida Talent and Modeling Agency Information
• General Talent Agent Information
• Miami Acting Schools and Classes List
• Miami Headshot Photographers List
• Miami Performers Unions
• Miscellaneous Miami Resources
• Miami Sound Stages
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• 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.
Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Susan Edelman Casting
13273 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
“The Glades” Extras
5036 Dr Phillips Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
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.
Comerica Bank Building
15303 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
1925 Century Park E
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Fox Television Studios
10201 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
A&E Television Networks (distributor)
235 E 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Producers: Gary Randall, Clifton Campbell, Lori-Etta Taub, Lois Johnson
Note: Additional directors work various episodes. 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.
Matt Passmore – Jim Longworth
Kiele Sanchez – Callie Cargill
Carlos Gomez – Carlos Sanchez
Michelle Hurd – Colleen Manus
Jordan Wall … Daniel Green
Uriah Shelton – Jeff Cargill
Centers on Jim Longworth (Matt Passmore), an ex-Chicago cop who gets kicked off the force after being shot by his ex-captain, who wrongfully accused him in having an affair with his wife. After receiving a payout, Longworth, an observant detective with a sly sense of humor, moves to a small Florida town and joins the state police, where sunshine and golf are plentiful and crime is seemingly at a minimum. But Longworth soon finds out this town isn’t quite as idyllic as he originally thought, when murders keep piling up. Each case pulls Longworth off the golf course and reluctantly into his element as one of the sharpest homicide detectives to wear a badge.