Open casting calls for FOX TV series ‘Shots Fired’

I am personally assisting the entertainment industry leading casting team of Bill Marinella and Andrea Hume to invite you to attend two open casting calls scheduled for the 20th Century Fox television series “Shots Fired”. The show needs thousands of extras of all ages and types. Shooting is taking place through July, 2016 in the Charlotte, NC area. Television crew members are also needed, and can submit to the production office email address below. To be considered, all actors, extras, and crew members MUST have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in North Carolina. Details below.

Storyline: When a black officer shoots a white teen in a racially charged Tennessee town, the country is suddenly buzzing. Meanwhile, outrage over police brutality has been going unheard for awhile. Considering the unusual circumstances of this case, however, two out-of-town, black prosecutors are brought in to sort through the evidence and find out what really happened. Preston Terry and Ashe Bell have different ways of doing things, but both seek justice all the same. As new evidence surfaces and the community grows anxious, Terry and Bell must keep personal bias and suspicions to themselves as they seek the truth.

“Shots Fired” has a large and talented cast that includes BET Awards winner Sanaa Lathan, Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss, and Academy Award winner Helen Hunt. Two-time Daytime Emmy Awards nominee Gina Prince-Bythewood executive produces and co-writes the series with her husband, four-time Black Reel Awards winner Reggie Rock Bythewood. Also executive producing is Imagine Television’s Francie Calfo and Academy Award winner Brian Grazer.

Shots Fired Open Casting Call Details

All talent are required to be legally eligible to work in North Carolina and in the United States. The North Carolina Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the 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 North Carolina. All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Casting directors Bill Marinella and Andrea Hume have scheduled two open casting calls for the Fox TV series “Shots Fired”. The open calls are open to anyone who is over the age of 18, any ethnicity, all types. Minors can register for the show online, see below. This show is shooting all over the Charlotte, NC area through July, 2016. There is immediate work available and people will be booked on-the-spot at these open casting calls. Thousands of extras will be needed. There is no previous experience required.

Prior to attending one of the following open casting calls, please set up a free profile at the casting director’s official website here (talent under 18 can also register online): Marinella Hume Casting Charlotte

Please show up for the open casting calls wearing upscale attire such as business outfits, formal wear, tuxedos, etc. Come “camera ready”. Men should use hair products. Women please have your hairstyle and natural makeup applied.

Open Casting Call #1:

Wednesday May 4, 2016
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Amelie’s French Bakery
2424 N Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205

Open Casting Call #2:

Saturday May 7, 2016
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Central Piedmont Community College
Worrel Gymnasium
1228 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204

If you are unable to attend one of the open casting calls listed above, you can register online at the website link above, and then email your full name, age, 3 photos and contact information to the following:

Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

North Carolina:

Fincannon & Associates
1560 Point Harbor Road
Wilmington, NC 28401

Los Angeles:

Aisha Coley Casting
7336 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 611
Los Angeles, CA 90046


Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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Crew Members

Crew members and vendors can submit resumes and info to the following:

Absolutely NO actor or extras submissions to this email address, they will be discarded.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).

“Shots Fired” Production Office
6935 Reames Road
Suite A
Charlotte, NC 28216

Undisputed Cinema
2120 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Writers Room
14242 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 300
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Imagine Television
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
7th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Twentieth Century Fox Television
10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Executive Producers:

Gina Prince-Bythewood
Reggie Rock Bythewood
Francie Calfo
Brian Grazer


Howard Griffith


Gina Prince-Bythewood
Reggie Rock Bythewood

Production Cooordinator:

Evelyn Chafin


Gina Prince-Bythewood


Sanaa Lathan
Helen Hunt
Richard Dreyfuss
DeWanda Wise
Conor Leslie
Stephan James
Tristan Wilds
Aisha Hinds
Stephen Moyer
Will Patton


A black officer shoots a white teen in a racially charged Tennessee town. Considering the unusual circumstances of this case, two out-of-town black prosecutors are brought in to sort through the evidence and find out what really happened. As the community grows anxious and the country is buzzing, Preston Terry and Ashe Bell must keep personal bias and suspicions to themselves to seek the truth…

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