Additional ‘Jurassic World’ open casting call scheduled in New Orleans

Universal Pictures ‘Jurassic World’ is now in production and a new open casting call has been scheduled in New Orleans, Louisiana for April 26th seeking adults, children and senior citizens of any ethnicity.

Ebb Tide Films and Amblin Entertainment are in pre-production on the fourth installment of the Universal Pictures extremely popular and successful science fiction adventure Jurassic Park film series. Filming is currently taking place on the islands of Oahu and Kauai in Hawaii, and will move to Louisiana in June. Principal actor casting director contact information, and extras open casting calls are posted below. Film crew members in Louisiana can submit resumes to the email addresses listed below.

Starring in Jurassic World is the beautiful and talented Golden Globe Award nominee Bryce Dallas Howard playing a corporate scientist who clashes with a “rugged ex-military dude” played by Choice Awards nominee Chris Pratt. Also starring in Jurassic World is teen actor Ty Simpkins, who recently starred opposite Robert Downey, Jr. in the feature film Iron Man 3. Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, and Omar Sy are also rumored to have joined the cast.

Independent Spirit Awards nominee Colin Trevorrow will direct Jurassic World from an original screenplay that he co-wrote with fellow Independent Spirit Awards nominee Derek Connolly. Early script drafts were written by the husband and wife writing team of Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Producers are Legendary Pictures Chairman Thomas Tull, five-time Academy Award nominee Frank Marshall, and BAFTA Awards nominee Patrick Crowley. Three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg will executive produce for his production company Amblin Entertainment. Spielberg directed Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and served as executive producer on Jurassic Park III. Universal Pictures will handle domestic distribution, while Universal Pictures International will distribute overseas. Jurassic World is scheduled to hit theaters on June 12, 2015.

Jurassic World Open Casting Call Details

Casting directors are seeking men and women, and children between the ages of 5-85. Military types are being encouraged to apply. No experience is necessary and there are no fees whatsoever to attend the open casting calls or to be hired on Jurassic World. If selected, you will be fully paid, and meals are provided.


Grace King High School Cafeteria
4301 Grace King Place
Metairie, LA 70002

There is free parking.


Saturday April 26, 2014

9:00am – 6:00pm

You will be filling out an I-9 form. Bring a pen to fill out a brief registration form. Also bring a book or quiet activity to do while waiting. Leave your tank tops at home.

If you can not make it to the open casting call, you can still be considered. Submit a clear recent color snapshot of yourself (no hats or sunglasses, and no one else in the photo), along with age, height, weight, location, and all contact information including phone number to:


All talent including minors and foreign actors must and be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and in the United States.

The 2014 Louisiana Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following 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 Louisiana and the United States:

• Louisiana Child Performer Law Information Sheet
• Louisiana Child Performer Trust Act Sheet
• Louisiana Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• Louisiana Minor Intention To Employ Form
• Louisiana Employment of Minors Informational Booklet
• Louisiana Film, TV, and Commercials Minor Labor Law Summary

In addition to the following Actors Resources:

• New Orleans Casting Directors List
• Baton Rouge Casting Directors List
• Shreveport Casting Directors List
• Louisiana Actors Unions and Resources
• General Talent Agent Information
• Louisiana Talent Agents List
• Louisiana Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Actors Resources
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permit Information
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• PDF Users Guides

The 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

John Papsidera
Automatic Sweat
5243 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016


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.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


“Project Name”
“Role of _______”

Crew Members


Experienced film crew members and production staff located in Louisiana can email resumes to:

In the subject line of your email, please indicate that it is a Crew resume and the department you are seeking to work in. For example, “Crew – Camera Department”. Also make sure to state your location in the body of your email.


Production Companies:

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

Ebb Tide Films
12233 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 332
Los Angeles, CA

Ebb Tide Films
225 Kaiulani Avenue
18th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96815

Ebb Tide Films
13800 Old Gentilly Road
New Orleans, LA 70129

Kennedy/Marshall Company
619 Arizona Avenue
Second Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Amblin Entertainment
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 5121
Universal City, CA 91608

Legendary Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 76
Burbank, CA 91522

Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Executive Producer:

Steven Spielberg


Frank Marshall
Patrick Crowley
Thomas Tull


Colin Trevorrow

Paleontology Consultant:

Jack Horner


Ty Simpkins
Bryce Dallas Howard
Irrfan Khan
Jake Johnson
Omar Sy
Chris Pratt


Jurrasic World will be set in present day Isla Nublar, and will take place 22 years after the events of the first film.


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