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Movies and TV shows casting in California

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June 12, 2024
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Movies and TV shows casting in California

The glitz and glam of Hollywood captures the attention of Americans starting from an early age. Beyond celebrities' Instagram Stories and red carpet poses, there are actors out there paying their dues and honing their craft in pursuit of a sustainable career or a fulfilling sideline. Submitting to casting calls is a big part of that journey.

Whether you're a working actor or an aspiring one, you might be curious to know which movies and TV shows are casting roles near you. Backstage compiled a list of projects casting right now in California, neighboring states, and nationwide, and which roles they're looking to fill.

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'Drowning'

- Project type: short film
- Roles:
--- Kurt (lead, male, 18-38)
- Average hourly rate: $63
- Casting locations: Los Angeles
- Learn more about the short film here

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'Sea of Conquest' Game Commercial Ad'

- Project type: feature film
- Roles:
--- Bride (lead, 18-24)
--- CEO (lead, male, 26-35)
- Average hourly rate: $75
- Casting locations: Los Angeles
- Learn more about the feature film here

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'The League of Warriors'

- Project type: short film
- Roles:
--- XC (supporting, female, 24-36)
--- Alex (supporting, male, 27-36)
--- Cody (day player, male, 26-35)
- Average hourly rate: not available
- Casting locations: Los Angeles
- Learn more about the short film here

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'Hearts Uncharted,' Vertical Films Casting'

- Project type: scripted show
- Roles:
--- Emily Carter (lead, female, 18-25)
--- Alexander Blake (lead, male, 18-25)
--- Camera Operator and Gaffer/Lighting Director (crew)
- Average hourly rate: $62
- Casting locations: Los Angeles
- Learn more about the scripted show here

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'The House Before Us'

- Project type: feature film
- Roles:
--- Josh (lead, male, 20-27)
- Average hourly rate: $15
- Casting locations: Los Angeles
- Learn more about the feature film here

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'Real Work'

- Project type: short film
- Roles:
--- Mak (lead, male, 27-35)
--- Cashier (day player, female, 18-25)
--- Rosa (day player, female, 18-25)
- Average hourly rate: $25
- Casting locations: West Hollywood, Sacramento, Los Angeles, North Hollywood
- Learn more about the short film here

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'Downtown Bus'

- Project type: feature film
- Roles:
--- Dominic (supporting, male, 24-40)
--- Nurse Renuka (supporting, female, 24-40)
--- Louis (supporting, male, 28-50)
- Average hourly rate: $54
- Casting locations: North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, West Hollywood
- Learn more about the feature film here

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'The Veil'

- Project type: feature film
- Roles:
--- Theresa (lead, female, 25-35)
--- Selena (lead, female, 22-35)
--- Sheriff Malone (supporting, male, 45-60)
- Average hourly rate: not available
- Casting locations: Los Angeles
- Learn more about the feature film here

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'1980s Thriller'

- Project type: feature film
- Roles:
--- 1980s Police Officers (Background) (background extra, 18-100)
--- 1980s Bikers (background extra, 18-100)
- Average hourly rate: $26
- Casting locations: Van Nuys, Los Angeles
- Learn more about the feature film here

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'Beat 'em Up Buffet'

- Project type: feature film
- Roles:
--- Brad (lead, male, 25-40)
--- Cherry (lead, female, 25-40)
--- Gina (lead, female, 25-35)
- Average hourly rate: $68
- Casting locations: Los Angeles
- Learn more about the feature film here

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'School Spouses'

- Project type: feature film
- Roles:
--- Amelia (lead, female, 24-32)
--- Mark (lead, male, 24-32)
--- Jason (supporting, male, 24-32)
- Average hourly rate: $37
- Casting locations: nationwide
- Learn more about the feature film here

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'Asherah: The TV Series'

- Project type: scripted show
- Roles:
--- Asherah (lead, female, 18-24)
- Average hourly rate: not available
- Casting locations: nationwide
- Learn more about the scripted show here

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'Throwing Stones'

- Project type: feature film
- Roles:
--- Maddy Walker (lead, female, 13-21)
- Average hourly rate: $20
- Casting locations: nationwide
- Learn more about the feature film here

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'Logistics Professional, Seattle'

- Project type: short film
- Roles:
--- Logistics Professional - Seattle (models, male, 27-30)
- Average hourly rate: $58
- Casting locations: Portland, Oregon
- Learn more about the short film here

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'Continuation'

- Project type: short film
- Roles:
--- Casey (lead, 26-38)
- Average hourly rate: $25
- Casting locations: Eugene, Oregon
- Learn more about the short film here

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'Untitled Horror Film'

- Project type: short film
- Roles:
--- Lead Teen Hero (lead, female, 16-30)
--- Vengeful Spirit (lead, female, 18-100)
- Average hourly rate: $20
- Casting locations: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Learn more about the short film here

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