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Movies and TV shows currently casting in California

The glitz and glamour of Hollywood captures the attention of Americans from a young age. Beyond the celebrity Instagram stories and red carpet poses, there are actors who are doing their part and honing their craft to pursue a sustainable career or fulfilling side hustle. Attending auditions is a big part of that journey.

Whether you're already an actor or you're looking to get into acting, you may be curious about what movies and TV shows are casting roles in your area. Backstage has compiled a list of projects currently casting in California, neighboring states, and across the country, and the roles they're looking to fill.

“Background Extras”

– Project type: Feature film
– Roll:
— Background (Background extra, 25-35)
– Average hourly rate: $26
– Casting locations: Los Angeles
– Find out more about the film here

“The Later Show”, “Extras”

– Project type: scripted show
– Roll:
— Spectators (background extras, 18-100)
— Sketch participants (leadership, 18-100)
– Average hourly rate: $30
– Casting locations: Los Angeles
– Find out more about the script show here

“Thriller of the 1980s”

– Project type: Feature film
– Roll:
— Police officers of the 1980s (Background) (Background Extra, 18-100)
— Biker of the 1980s (extra in the background, 18-100)
– Average hourly rate: $26
– Casting locations: Van Nuys, Los Angeles
– Find out more about the film here

'Drown'

– Project type: Short film
– Roll:
— Kurt (main role, male, 18-38)
– Average hourly rate: $62
– Casting locations: Los Angeles
– Learn more about the short film here

“Detective White”

– Project type: Short film
– Roll:
— Detective Grant (supporting role, male, 27-38)
— Street criminal (extra, 18-40)
— Demonic Child (supportive, female, 8-100)
– Average hourly rate: $62
– Casting locations: North Hollywood, Los Angeles
– Learn more about the short film here

'Inner City Bus'

– Project type: Feature film
– Roll:
— Dominic (supporting actor, male, 24-40)
— Nurse Renuka (support, female, 24-40)
— Louis (supporting actor, male, 28-50)
– Average hourly rate: $54
– Casting locations: Glendale, Burbank, West Hollywood, North Hollywood, Los Angeles
– Find out more about the film here

“Unnamed Horror Short Project”

– Project type: Short film
– Roll:
— Protagonist (main role, female, 24-34)
— Antagonist (supporting role, male, 35-55)
– Average hourly rate: $38
– Casting locations: Los Angeles
– Learn more about the short film here

“Love is incredible”

– Project type: Short film
– Roll:
— Isabella Bianchi (main role, female, 18-31)
— Best friend (supportive, female, 18-33)
— Sister (supportive, female, 18-33)
– Average hourly rate: $100
– Casting locations: Anaheim, Newport Beach
– Learn more about the short film here

'You devil'

– Project type: Short film
– Roll:
— GEMMA (main role, female, 25-33)
— LAKE (supporting role, female, 25-35)
— MAE (secondary employment, female, 23-30)
– Average hourly rate: $25
– Casting locations: Los Angeles
– Learn more about the short film here

“Fantasy short film”

– Project type: Short film
– Roll:
— Bombastic supporting characters (supporting roles, 20-45)
— Humorous voiceover characters (Voiceover, 18-100)
— Protagonist (main role, male, 25-35)
– Average hourly rate: not available
– Casting locations: Los Angeles
– Learn more about the short film here

'The calling'

– Project type: Feature film
– Roll:
— Jen (main role, female, 18-100)
— Tanner (main role, male, 18-35)
— Nick (main actor, male, 18-100)
– Average hourly rate: $87
– Casting locations: nationwide
– Find out more about the film here

'Chaos'

– Project type: Feature film
– Roll:
— Brandi (main role, female, 18-26)
— Krystal (main role, female, 18-26)
— Aunt Beth (day player, female, 35-55)
– Average hourly rate: $12
– Casting locations: nationwide
– Find out more about the film here

“Senior prank”

– Project type: Feature film
– Roll:
— Hannah Robinson (main role, female, 18-30)
— Officer Wyatt (part-time job, male, 30-60)
— Charlie (supporting role, 18-30)
– Average hourly rate: $30
– Casting locations: nationwide
– Find out more about the film here

“American Mythology – Ghost Bridge”

– Project type: Short film
– Roll:
— Sarah – Paranormal Investigator (leader, female, 21-35)
— David – Paranormal Investigator (main role, male, 21-35)
— The Lady in White (main role, 21-40)
– Average hourly rate: not available
– Casting Locations: Portland, Oregon
– Learn more about the short film here

“Documentation, PA/Grip, Utah”

– Project type: Documentary
– Roll:
— Production Assistant/Grip (Crew)
– Average hourly rate: $50
– Casting Locations: Las Vegas, Nevada
– Learn more about the documentation here

'Mother is big'

– Project type: Short film
– Roll:
— The Kid (main role, male, 18-20)
— Mother (main role, female, 30-45)
— Father (main actor, male, 30-45)
– Average hourly rate: $31
– Casting Locations: Portland, Oregon
– Learn more about the short film here

This story was produced by Behind the scenes and reviewed and distributed by Stacker Media.