Dear Parents and Young Actors,
For an updated report on casting news in Hollywood,
here you go. Right now is the “in between” time for
TV, with only 50 or 60 shows going, and 25 or so
Pilots. FEATURE FILM Casting is ROCKING!
First, for those shows the networks LOVE and have
picked up (but not announced yet) we are already in
“REPLACEMENT PILOT SEASON”, where they are recasting
characters in shows that they have already or are going
to pick up to series.
This means replacing some characters and adding new ones,
so it’s busy for those who excelled during pilot season,
and you’ll maybe get a second look. Plus this is a
super LUCKY time for those who live in HOLLYWOOD.
REPLACEMENT PILOT SEASON gets even busier in MAY and JUNE
and climaxes in JULY when the the EPISODIC SEASON gets in
We are down to only 25 or 26 pilots currently casting in
Hollywood now. So PILOT casting will continue
at this pace through out the year, with 20 to 25 pilots being
cast at any given time, because most of these are for CABLE
networks, like USA, TNT, SYFY, MTV, HBO, DISNEY, NICK,
CARTOON NETWORK, etc…
There are always a few BROADCAST NETWORK pilots all year
around now too, for mid season replacement purposes, etc.
For episodic shows, here goes:
For 1/2 HOUR COMEDIES: There are about 30 shows currently
casting and it will be like this until SUMMER when they
gear up again to about 80 shows shooting in Los Angeles.
Many of these shows are for DISNEY and NICK and now
there is at least one for the CARTOON NETWORK that uses a
ton of youth characters.
For TV DRAMAS: There are about 26 shows currently casting
and it will be like this until SUMMER when they gear up
again to about 85 to 90 TV DRAMAS at any given time.
Feature films: Currently there are about 200 feature films
currently casting that are on SAG contracts. This is a
BUSY film season until JULY when it slows a little, but never
that much, since they cast and shoot features all year ’round.
For non-union and other projects, depending on they types of
projects, there are probably 300 or more at this time, there are
always TONS of these projects shooting in Hollywood.
For a full list of the UNION projects shooting in LA, you
can check castingabout.com and imdb.com. For the non union projects, check
actorsaccess.com, backstage.com, nowcasting.com, castingnetworks.com,
and other casting websites.
So this is your HOLLYWOOD REPORT!
Work on SKILLS, since if you fail to prepare, you prepare to
Remember, ACTING IS A MUSCLE, YOU HAVE TO WORK IT OUT!
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All the best,