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Calling on the #ABQ Rockabilly scene

Posted by on January 7, 2015 | 2 comments

Casting ABQ  Rockabilly types OHIImage via VintageBrighton

From Sirens Media Casting Producer:

Sirens Media, a television production company with offices in New York City and Washington D.C., owned by ITV and Leftfield Entertainment, two of the largest non-fiction programming powerhouses in the world, is currently casting a new television series for a major cable network all about the Albuquerque rockabilly scene!

Locals interested in this exciting opportunity are encouraged to apply. If you or anyone you know is in a car club, rockabilly band or is just a part of the scene are encouraged to submit.

To get more information about the project, and discuss if you know anyone who would be a good fit, call Carley at 212-564-2607 x.2496, or you can respond/msg. here with your number for a call back.

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Inspired Call: Uplifting reality TV series NOW casting in #ABQ

Posted by on July 12, 2014 | Comments Off on Inspired Call: Uplifting reality TV series NOW casting in #ABQ

Everybody Loves Tim Casting in Albuquerque New Mexicoimage via Facebook


From the Producers of the hit CBS reality show, “Undercover Boss” comes “Everybody Loves Tim.” This new groundbreaking docu-series explores the epic life of Tim Harris, a pioneering individual with Down Syndrome who realized his dream to own his own restaurant in Albuquerque, NM named Tim’s Place. Besides offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, Tim doles out hugs and unconditional acceptance. We are currently searching for people seeking to live a more confident and inspired life, who are interested in working alongside Tim. As an employee at Tim’s restaurant you will experience his contagious optimism learning how to live more like he does, with supreme confidence and the ability to live life to the fullest.

If this sounds like you and you are ready to change your life for the better please email casting director, Faith Hibbs-Clark, CSA at 1goodcasting[at]gmail.com with a recent picture, your contact info and a brief bio telling us the struggles you are currently facing in life and why you would be perfect for the show.



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Vocal competition submission deadline extended in NM

Posted by on July 8, 2014 | Comments Off on Vocal competition submission deadline extended in NM

The Producer New Mexico Vocal Competition

As we’ve followed for you here and here, reality series, “The Producer” will follow New Mexico talent over 13 weeks of filming while 20 finalists compete to reach the show finale, when one winner will be awarded a recording deal.

Submissions opened on June 1 and were set to close July 7, now a source inside the production says, “they are actually giving a few [more] days to still submit because Jean Michel is viewing them all and taking detailed notes so he won’t be through with them for a few days.”

To submit your last minute audition video within the next few days click here.

This contest is only for New Mexico vocalists. All competition filming will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The show will air on an undisclosed, national cable channel in the Spring of 2015.

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Fox reality show casting in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Posted by on April 30, 2014 | Comments Off on Fox reality show casting in Albuquerque, New Mexico


New Mexico PA, Bryan Benning is NOW recruiting in Albuquerque and surrounding areas for the new Fox reality TV series, “Utopia”. The show is looking for pioneers to create a “Whole New World”.

Do you have the ideas, skills, and determination to create and run an ideal society? If you or anyone you know who is 21 or over want to be potentially cast in this exciting, new show, please contact Bryan ABQ ENTRIES FOR UTOPIA ARE NOW CLOSED. Click here for other local casting opportunities.

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Vocal competition show, “The Producer” to film in New Mexico

Posted by on April 30, 2014 | Comments Off on Vocal competition show, “The Producer” to film in New Mexico

singing competition in Albuquerque New Mexico

New talent search series to shoot full 13 episode season in Albuquerque this summer.

“The Producer” will invite New Mexican vocal talents to compete for the chance to be given a recording deal with Producer Jean Michel Soupraya and signed to the Management team of Phil Shapiro who is famously known for representing the Jackson Family including Michael and Corey Feldman.

Corine Lewis of Life Beyond the League and Making the Cheerleader will host this contest of vocal talents. Talents from around the state who may have been over looked by larger casting calls due to the sheer volume of contestants might have slipped through the cracks. Jean Michel wants to discover the hidden gem in the heart of small town New Mexico.

Contestants will submit online auditions as well as make live appearances to meet and perform for Corine Lewis and Jean Michel with the top 20 best vocalist in the state being chosen to move through the coaching portion of the TV show. Jean Michel will take each of these top 20 and take them under his wing to learn the ins and outs of not just singing, but self promotion, live performances, and the business of selling tickets and albums. The finalist will perform live in front of New Mexico fans and the final winner will be taken to LA to record a full length album.

This contest is only for New Mexico vocalists, and will be shot entirely in the state of New Mexico.

A JM West Creation, Produced by: UPublic TV and Corine Lewis Enterprises in conjunction with 6 Guns Production Services. A Jim Burleson Production.

More information to follow on: www.theproducershow.com

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‘Space Race’ America Headed to NM

Posted by on October 5, 2013 | One comment

Spaceport, NM

NBC’s drama series, The Night Shift is currently in production at Albuquerque Studios in central New Mexico, and it looks like one of their upcoming reality shows will be heading south in the near future to shoot the first ever American space travel competition.

Uber producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice) is making the move into out-of-this-world reality, by offering contestants a chance at space travel in a “groundbreaking, elimination competition series”, based out of New Mexico’s own Spaceport America – Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic commercial space travel facility.

Teaming with Branson will bring Burnett’s long-time quest of taking reality competition into the stratosphere to fruition. After successfully selling NBC on the idea of space competition and subsequently building two grounded show premises around the concept over ten years ago, the project will finally take flight from New Mexico.

“I am thrilled to be part of a series that will give the everyday person a chance to see space and that NBC has come on board too so that viewers at home will have a first class seat.” Burnett said in a recent statement.

The prospective air date for the show has been revealed, but the commercial space travel flights, going for up to $250,000.00 each, are scheduled to begin launching from Spaceport America in 2014. Advance ticket deposits are reported to have been purchased by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Ashton Kutcher, Brad Pitt, Simon Cowell and over 600 more buyers to the tune of over $80M.

Revised 6:50 p.m. (MST)

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Reality Series “Race to the Scene” Now Casting

Posted by on July 29, 2012 | Comments Off on Reality Series “Race to the Scene” Now Casting

New Mexico based Reelz Channel is producing its first non-scripted competition series, Race to the Scene, hosted by action-movie star Dolph Lundgren.

In Race to the Scene, pairs of contestants race to and from actual movie locations as they compete in challenges and stunts inspired by memorable movie moments. Race to the Scene is set to debut in spring 2013. The Hochberg Ebersol Company will produce Race to the Scene. The series is created and executive produced by Justin Hochberg, Charlie Ebersol and REELZ.

“Race to the Scene will transport movie lovers off their couch and into their favorite action scenes,” said Charlie Ebersol, co-founder, The Hochberg Ebersol Company. “Mark my words, Dolph Lundgren will change non-scripted television forever… or at least until he does it again. He is the perfect iconic action star to lead this fast-paced, adrenalin-filled adventure that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats week after week.”

Race to the Scene is currently casting. Email: racetothescene@reelz.com.

The show will shoot primarily at west coast locations.

Full Press Release here.

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NM Reality TV hits on local TV “Guess who’s pregnant at KOB TV”

Posted by on May 10, 2012 | Comments Off on NM Reality TV hits on local TV “Guess who’s pregnant at KOB TV”

So long as this isn’t followed by a Mary Povich style, “Who’s the Daddy” segment, KOB is set to deliver on the reality TV trend with the following ingredients: beautiful women, a tease and a REVEAL!

This Sunday, Mother’s Day KOB-TV will announce which one of their own is expecting…

Nicole is the safest and most PC guess, I guess. An Antoinette offspring probably has the most ratings power, as her wedding to fellow KOB cutie, Jeremy Fine is rapidly approaching.

Well we’ll all know come Sunday…it just better not be that Stucker is getting a new dog. Whomp, whomp, whomp…

Here you go New Mexico: MTV Now Casting Season 28 of The Real Word

Posted by on April 13, 2012 | Comments Off on Here you go New Mexico: MTV Now Casting Season 28 of The Real Word

“The Real World” still exists and they’ll be casting the 28th installment right here in Nuevo México.

Our beloved Las Cruces Sun News Reports:

LAS CRUCES — Casting directors from Bunim/Murray Productions, creators of the perennial hit MTV show “The Real World,” will hold an open casting call from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 at The Game Sports Bar & Grill, 2605 S. Espina St.

The directors are looking to cast the 28th season of “The Real Wold,” the longest running reality series on television.

“We look for characters from real life; people with strong personalities who are unafraid to speak their minds,” said Jonathan Murray, executive producer of “The Real World.”

Casting directors will be on the lookout for applicants who have challenges living an everyday life that most take for granted, struggling with weight issues, affected by a natural disaster, products of home or alternative schooling, followers of unrecognized or non-mainstream belief systems, elite athletes, recent graduates affected by the economic downturn, those involved with goth, emo, or punk subculture, members of a pro-abstinence organization, those who are recently single due to a tragedy, someone who has recently gotten out of the foster care system, and individuals who want to bring the spotlight of “The Real World” to a cause, condition, or social issue they care deeply about or are personally affected by. According to a news release, these qualities are not a requirement.

Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves (which will not be returned) and photo identification. Applicants must be 21 years or older by March 1, 2013, and appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24.

For those who can’t make it to the open call, applications are still being accepted via email. Visit bunim-murray.com/rwcasting for complete casting details.

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Now Casting: EXTREME Family Values

Posted by on September 28, 2011 | Comments Off on Now Casting: EXTREME Family Values


The following is a nationwide casting call from familycasting.tv:

(NATIONWIDE) Major TV Network Casting Parents with Crazy Hobbies/Weird Jobs

Are you a parent with a bizarre hobby, strange job or crazy obsession?

A major television network wants to celebrate the weird world that is your family!

Do you Cosplay or spend weekends going Goth or dressing rockabilly? Are your kids afraid to be seen with you because you are obsessed with body-building, paranormal activity or even square dancing?

Do the kids avoid inviting friends over because of your wacky habits? Whoever you are (we’re up for any oddity you throw at us), whether you’re freegans in a folk band, die-hard hippies, circus performers, obsessed Twilight fanatics or American Kennel Club enthusiasts, and it’s NOT what your kids are into, we want to hear from you!

Send an email to info@familycasting.tv and describe what it is that makes you weird and wacky to your kids — attach any photos that help illustrate. Please include your name, contact info, the city you live in and a current photo of yourself.

Tell ’em OHI sent ya!
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Extreme Home Makeover, NM

Posted by on August 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Extreme Home Makeover, NM

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is casting for its next season and YOU can take part! Casting agents are focusing on New Mexico as they search for the next deserving family. If you’d like to nominate a family or submit your family’s story, you must send an e-mail including:

Family Name Family Story Photos of Family/Home Contact Information

Send the e-mail to: ExtremeLasCruces@emhe.tv or ExtremeSantaFe@emhe.tv, depending on which city you’re closest to. The deadline is Aug. 31.

Read more: http://www.koat.com/news/28704596/detail.html#ixzz1UGqaiwm4

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Karaoke Battle USA, New Mexico Style

Posted by on August 5, 2011 | Comments Off on Karaoke Battle USA, New Mexico Style

Donna Svennevik/ABC News

From ABC News:

BRIAN SCOTT (Judge): Brian Scott is a country singer/ songwriter and restaurateur from New Mexico who found global fame when he won the 2009 Karaoke National Championship USA title with a rendition of Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” that some judges claim was better than the original. He went on to place sixth in the world championships and has been tapped to be a judge at the worlds this year in Ireland.

Our “cowboy karaoke” judge, Brian has first-hand experience of the pressure our contestants are under. He has recorded many of his own original songs and mentors other singers including the past two karaoke world champions. He has hosted and judged local, state and national contests. He also created and produced a two-man show called Two for the Road (2008) in Palm Springs, California where he was nominated for best male singer.

He is now a successful restaurateur of The Blue Goose Cafe in Ruidoso, New Mexico.

Karaoke Battle USA “shines the spotlight on the best karaoke singers across the country.”

Joey Fatone (Backstreet Boys) will host, Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) and Joe Levy (Commentator/Journalist) also serve as judges.

The show premieres Friday August 12 at 7 p.m. MST!

Thanks Angel

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Posted by on June 14, 2011 | 5 comments

Annnnnd the crazy train continues…as the bride and groom make bank for their spectacle special occasion…here.

Okay, I half liked this tramp because when she and her over-glorified, self indulgent, fame-seeking family hit the already overly populated reality TV airwaves she scampered away with much of the obscenely mind polluting, morally offensive media spotlight and unearned millions of that other eccentric, useless whore Paris Hilton, plus she’s ~ethnic and her obnoxia seemed more tolerable than even more of the media darling, idiots who are committing felonies and achieving job tally zero…while offering even less to overall social consciousness and much, much less to the humanity of this world…

HOWEVER I think this latest show of f’d-uppery nonsense is the noose around the neck of acceptance for this leader of the pack of infamous morons that pop-culture reveres.

Here are some samples of a list of excess for the ages, from the ~woman who got famous for the broadcast of her backing-up into a D-list rap star, whose earnings came in at over $60M in 2010, upon this the blessed occasion of her being betrothed to a multi-million dollar contracted professional athlete:

* Extra large Baccarat crystal vase, $7,850
* Baccarat crystal jam jar, $380
* Two Baccarat crystal ashtrays, $840 each (Puff puff? Tsk, tsk)
* Black Lalique desk clock, $1,150
* Black Lalique vase tourbillon vase, $6,500
* 18 Hermes Balcon du Guadalquivir black cereal bowls, $155 each
* 18 Hermes Balcon du Guadalquivir platinum presentation plates, $670 each
* 24 Hermes American dinner plates, $225 each
* Six Buccellati butter servers, $520 each
* Four Buccellati torchon salad serving spoons, $880 each
* Two Buccellati torchon sterling silver vegetable spoons, $1,250 each
* Five sets of four L’Objet gold napkin rings with crystal, $150 each
* Christopfle 1925 coffee pot, $1,650 (creamer and sugar bowl an addition $1,710)
* Baccarat Harmonie pitcher, $925- Baccarat round whiskey decanter, $680
via msnbc

The total for this gift registry, from the first of SEVERAL retailers at which the couple is expected to register, comes in at just over $172,000.

Well, when your sense of reality is skewed from the point of infamy I’m sure this display on top of flaunting a $2M engagement rink is no bother while concepts such as appropriateness, talent, and civics are as foreign to us as whole as an honest politician.

With that, I’ll leave you with this – a true quote of/for these times, and I’ll add a, “REESE for President!” ;)

“I get it, girls, that it’s cool to be a bad girl. But it is possible to make it in Hollywood without doing a reality show. When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed and you hid it under your bed. And if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hide your face, people! Hide your face!” – Reese Witherspoon


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Auditions: Reality Actually

Posted by on May 9, 2011 | Comments Off on Auditions: Reality Actually

On Location Casting is currently scheduling AUDITIONS for a another episode of a TruTV Reality television show to be filmed in ALBUQUERQUE, NM on 5/27/11, 5/28/11 and 5/29/11.

Seeking the following “real people” types:

– BIG Tough Looking Guys, all ethnicities, ages 20s-40s

– Geeky Wimpy Guys, all ethnicities, ages 20s-40s

– Angry Girlfriends, all ethnicities, ages 20s-40s

– Talent with interesting Physical Features – really skinny, very heavy, super tall, extremely short, odd hairstyles, different facial structures, etc. If you stand out in a crowd for being different, we’re looking for you.

– Eccentric Crazy One-of-a Kind Characters, all ethnicities, all ages

TruTV is looking for some really CRAZY and interesting characters who are not afraid to get ANGRY on camera.

Pay rate for this project varies between $75 – $100 for the day depending on the role.

In order to be scheduled for audition, you MUST be available for the entire shoot dates of 5/27/11, 5/28/11 AND 5/29/11.

Auditions will be scheduled for TUESDAY 5/10/11 and WEDNESDAY 5/11/11 (NO EXCEPTIONS!) and final choices will be made sometime next week. Auditions will take place at our Albuquerque office.

If you are a crazy, interesting character with A LOT of personality and want us to call you for an audition, please submit here with your full name as listed in our database and we will call to schedule your audition.

MUST be talent registered in the OLC database!

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Do You Look Like This Man? – TX/NM

Posted by on April 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Do You Look Like This Man? – TX/NM

From On Location Casting:

On Location Casting is currently casting for the Animal Planet series “Fatal Attractions” for filming in EL PASO, Texas.

Looking for talent in the general El Paso vicinity or willing to self travel from New Mexico. Work date is TBD.

We are seeking a DOUBLE who looks like the man in the attached [above] photo:

Male, Caucasian, Long brown hair, hazel/green or blue eyes, facial hair that you are willing to cut into the shown style or are able to grow quickly.

Pay rate if selected is $250.00 per day. Gas expenses will be reimbursed if traveling from outside of El Paso (New Mexico or other reasonably close Texas locations ONLY!). If needed, accommodation will be provided.

If you look enough like the guy in the photo and are interested in this project – please email us 2-3 RECENT photos of yourself that we can see you clearly in (NO sunglasses, hats, masks, other people, etc.) ASAP to: onlocationcastingnm@yahoo.com with the subject line ANIMAL PLANET. – OLC

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Reality Casting

Posted by on February 19, 2011 | Comments Off on Reality Casting

Locally, casting rolls on for the new Face of Fox Kasa 2 and voting is in progress for the finalists of the Santa Ana Star Search.

Next-up nationally, reality TV series’ The Biggest Loser and Bravo’s Top Chef + are looking to cast their upcoming cycles.

Hopefully the national submission process will not serve-up big or rather little surprises like the Top Model ~debacle here in the Q a few weeks ago.

To help insure you give it your best and applicable shot please be sure to read all entry requirements, rules and deadlines thoroughly and – GOOD LUCK!

If these calls aren’t your bag or not the right fit keep up with our metro/state casting updates here and visit the following regional links to meet & greet your calling with your passion!

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Santa Fe Re-Bound

Posted by on January 31, 2011 | Comments Off on Santa Fe Re-Bound

Only a “chick” could truly appreciate the epic meltdown that surely spewed forth from the mind of the exquisite flower that is Camille Grammer (a.k.a. what Michael K. looks like in his mind) when her estranged cheating, cross dressing, pretentious husband (he is still her husband) regaled Not Regis and Kelly about his pending road trip/love fest with the childlike version of herself he’s itching to make his bride.

My own chick ears perked-up further when Kelse went so far as to name Fanta Se specifically (and by that I mean passive aggressively) on his long list of United States road trip must see destinations – I thought surely that’s a stab aimed direct toward Camille’s perfectly silicone framed heart…because a few years back Kelse was in rare prick form when he so obnoxiously berated his ride up NM’s Own WORLD RENOWNED Sandia Peak Tram, arranged by the exquisite flower herself while Kelse was here filming Swing Vote to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

That footage was surely lost in the mega fubar that was NBC’s late night shake-up. But maybe some YouTube whiz could dig that up for us…the gist of it was he hated and berated calling it a tram ride up “a hill”.

Well now that Kelsey has found “enhanced love in his life” (surely his children are none the better for such flippant statements, but any-a-hole takes a trip) maybe Grammer will find the City Different to his liking this time out.

I only hope Kelsey’s stick is promptly removed or that he’d at least wear the Scarlet DB on his prominent forehead and embrace his true self the way Camille proudly wears the authentic awesomeness that is her exquisite-flower and nothing else self!

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ANTM Looking for You in the Q

Posted by on January 28, 2011 | Comments Off on ANTM Looking for You in the Q

UPDATE/Escándalo 2/8/11: According to the Daily Lobo, the America’s Next Top Model ~auditions held on the UNM Campus yesterday did not go off without a hitch and a heaping bowl of disappointment for dozens that were turned away.

This year’s cycle has upped the proverbial ante by only accepting beauties 5′ 7″ and over which obviously puts Nuevo Mexico at a height-disadvantage, now I don’t know if it was spelled out in the prerequisite we ourselves linked you to below, but we sure are sorry to hear that anyone was disappointed with their experience (or lack there of) at the auditions.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it a million times more – New Mexico’s got talent, young, old, short, & tall! Please do keep checking in with us for casting, crew and other local opportunities – Dirt off your shoulders beauties!

ANTM Cycle 17 is casting now!

The hit CW Series will be in New Mexico next month, on its first stop in the whirlwind tour of the country to cast its upcoming season.

From the home of Top Model Fo Porter, Esquire’s reigning Sexiest Woman Alive, High Fashion’s runway darling and so many more beauties may come America’s Next Top Model.

Get on with your fierce self and strut it NM Style!

Monday, February 7
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
University of New Mexico’s Student Union
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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MTV to Albuquerque

Posted by on October 1, 2010 | 3 comments

Long before the Jersey Shore or even the Kardashians…Memmer this? You know you do…you know you tuned in back in the day to “see what happens when people stop being polite…and start getting real…”

And there we were, a camera eye in the lives of total strangers for the first time (circa 1992) in this new American way of television – reality. Well now it’s time…for season XXV, if you can “believe d’at” – in Eric Nies wigga voice.

I only watched season one and honestly wish the whole genre woulda died right about there, but it is here to STAY and now MTV is coming to Albuquerque as part of its multi city tour to cast the 2011 season which will be The Real World 25 in Las Vegas…woot!

These select cities are invited to get with the production co. that spawned it all, Benim/Murray for the full schedule of stops for casting cities and all the deets on how to submit for this, what is sure to be a historic season, of the original reality show here.

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Casting, asting, asting Latin Talent, NM

Posted by on August 2, 2010 | Comments Off on Casting, asting, asting Latin Talent, NM
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Are you an incredibly talented and dynamic “HISPANIC” person doing something unique and amazing? Have you ever dreamed of being a TV STAR??

Whether you possess the talent of George or Jennifer Lopez we WANT YOU! Powderhouse Productions is looking for dynamic Hispanic talent for a major TV network.

If you are interested in sharing your story, here is what we need from you:

• BRIEF BIO: In a short write-up, tell us about you and what you do. Tells us what you could offer in a TV show.

• PHOTO: Send us a photo of your face, or a head shot.

• 5-MINUTE VIDEO (Max). Talk to the camera: introduce yourself; show us what you do that’s you special. If you can sing, belt your heart out, if you can cook, teach us how to whip up a family favorite.

Please email/mail documents to Casting Producer, Stephanie Carter:



Powderhouse Productions Casting

212 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144

Casting Location: NYC, Miami, Boston, Texas, New Mexico, LA, Puerto Rico + ALL United States
Contact email: stephaniecarter@powderhouse.net

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