Open casting call for ‘The Magnificent Seven’

An open casting call for ‘The Magnificent Seven’ on April 24, 2015 has been announced by the casting team for the film.

MGM Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment in association with Roger Birnbaum Productions and M7 Productions, will begin production in May, 2015 on the western feature film The Magnificent Seven. There has been an open casting call scheduled for Saturday April 24, 2015. The production needs men, women, and children to portray old wild west townsfolk. There are no requirements as far as prior experience, however everyone must be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana (see below). Film crew members are also needed and can submit resumes, email address is posted below. Shooting will run through August, 2015.

The Magnificent Seven tells the story of a town that is taken over by a ruthless gold mining baron and his thugs. Starring in The Magnificent Seven is four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, Critics Choice Award nominee Chris Pratt, and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Vincent D’Onofrio. Also joining the cast is Haley Bennett, who plays the widow of a man who was murdered, and hires a bounty hunter to get rid of the baron and his thugs, and gives the bounty hunter enough money to pay six gunmen to help him in the cause.

Black Reel Awards winner Antoine Fuqua will direct The Magnificent Seven from an adapted screenplay written by BAFTA Awards nominee John Lee Hancock and two-time Primetime Emmy Awards nominee Nic Pizzolatto. Daytime Emmy Awards winner Roger Birnbaum will produce under the banner of his production company Roger Birnbaum Productions. Also producing is Black Reel Awards winner Todd Black. The Magnificent Seven is scheduled to be released in theaters on Jan 13, 2017.

The Magnificent Seven Open Casting Call Details

The casting team for The Magnificent Seven is holding the following open casting call seeking people to work as fully paid featured background actors and general extras. No prior experience is necessary. This will be shooting north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (St. Francisville and Zachary areas) between May 18, 2015 and August, 2015. Transportation and accommodations are NOT provided to the area for shooting. These are fully paid positions, 10 hrs per day pay guaranteed. Amazing catered meals will be provided.

• Seeking men and women to portray townsfolk from the Wild West 1800’s. Especially seeking men with facial hair. Women and children should have rugged, non-contemporary looks. This is a classic Western, so anyone with those looks are welcome.


Celtic Media Centre
10000 Celtic Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Click here for directions.

Enter the studio lot and tell them that you are there for Central Casting. They will direct you to the proper location on the studio lot. You MUST bring proper valid ID. You will be filling out an I-9 form, so bring the necessary documents (see below).


Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00am – 4:00pm

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you can submit a clear recent snapshot (only you in the photo, no hats or sunglasses, full length, with a white background), along with full name, age, weight, height, location where you live, and all clothing sizes including shoe and hat. Email to the following:

You can also register in-person at any time at the following:

Central Casting
1450 Poydras Street
Suite 1420
New Orleans, LA 70112

Note: All talent must and be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and in the United States. The 2015 Louisiana Actors Resource Guide eBook 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 2015 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting Director (for speaking roles)

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

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

Lindsay Graham
Mary Vernieu
Betty Mae Casting
13375 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

(Liz Coulon is the principal actor casting director in Louisiana)


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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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 _______”

Film Crew Members

Experienced film crew members can submit resumes to the following:


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.

M7 Productions, LLC
9489 Interline Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Roger Birnbaum Productions
9000 W. Sunset Blvd.
Penthouse Suite
West Hollywood, CA 90069

MGM Studios
245 N. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Sony Pictures Entertainment
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232


Roger Birnbaum
Todd Black


John Lee Hancock
Nic Pizzolatto


Antoine Fuqua


Chris Pratt
Vincent D’Onofrio
Ethan Hawke
Denzel Washington
Haley Bennett
Luke Grimes


Set in the old West, a bounty hunter and six guns for hire try to overthrow an amoral mining boss and save a small mining town.

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