Paramount Pictures ‘Terminator: Genesis’ casting calls

Filming on the Paramount Pictures feature film Terminator: Genesis is now officially underway in New Orleans, Louisiana and the local casting director is seeking men 18-20 years of age to play soldiers and cops.

The Casting Society of America Artios award winning casting director in Los Angeles has been sending out casting calls for actors to play lead and supporting roles in the Paramount Pictures feature film reboot Terminator: Genesis, and now the local casting director in New Orleans has begun casting actors and extras. This will be the first film in a new stand-alone trilogy. Extras and film crew member submission details are now posted below. Shooting runs through August 1, 2014. Additional filming will take place in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Golden Globe Award winner Arnold Schwarzenegger returns once again playing the role of a superhuman protector of the Connor family. Schwarzenegger recently wrapped filming Maggie with Abigail Breslin, and The Expendables 3. Primetime Emmy Award nominee Emilia Clarke has been cast to play Sarah Connor. Clarke is an extremely popular actress from her role as Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. Chicago Film Critics Association Awards nominee Jason Clarke has been cast to play John Connor. Divergent star Jai Courtney will play Kyle Reese. Five-time Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee J.K. Simmons will play an alcoholic detective who has been following the case of Sarah Connor and her son John since 1984. The Hunger Games actor Dayo Okeniyi will play the role of Danny Dyson. Sandrine Holt and Byung-hun Lee have also joined the cast.

Primetime Emmy Award winner Alan Taylor will direct Terminator: Genesis from an original screenplay written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier based on characters by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd. Taylor confirmed he was selected by the studio to direct Terminator on November 6, 2013 when he spoke at Franklin & Marshall College’s Department of Theatre, Dance & Film. Taylor garnered his Emmy Award for executive producing the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. He has also directed episodes of the show. Taylor most recently directed the Marvel Entertainment feature film Thor: The Dark World. The casting of Emilia Clark was due to Alan Taylor’s working relationship with her.

Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake will executive produce for Skydance Productions. Skydance is based at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, California and co-produces and co-finances films with Paramount. Credits include True Grit, Jack Reacher, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Star Trek Into Darkness, and World War Z. Three-time Academy Award nominee Megan Ellison will also executive produce along with Primetime Emmy Award nominee Bill Carraro. David Ellison will produce for Skydance. Paramount Pictures will handle domestic distribution for Terminator: Genesis, scheduled to hit theaters in July, 2015.

Terminator: Genesis Casting Call Details

The local casting director in New Orleans is currently seeking LOCAL people to work as fully paid general extras and possible featured background actors:

[SOLDIER TYPES] Men, 18-50 years of age. Any ethnicity. MUST be physically fit to play soldiers. There may be running involved in some of the days filming because there is a war taking place. So do not respond if you can’t handle physical activity.

If you have previously been booked on this film as a soldier, DO NOT submit. This is for people who have not been booked as soldiers yet.

Work Dates:

Tuesday May 20 – ALL SOLDIERS
Thursday May 22 – 40 SOLDIERS
Tuesday May 27 through Thursday May 29 (3-day call) – 35 SOLDIERS

You MUST state the days you are available in your submission. Dates are subject to change. EVERY SOLDIER CAST HAS TO WORK THE FIRST DAY on May 20.

Wardrobe Fitting:

ALL men cast MUST attend a paid wardrobe fitting in New Orleans at the production office on one of the following dates: April 23, 24, 25, 28, and 29. The exact location and time will be given to those cast.

Pay Rates:

Daily Pay for Filming: $101.50 for 12 hours.
Wardrobe Fitting Pay Rate: $22.50 for 2 hours.

If cast, you will be asked to begin growing out your hair and facial hair. If you are bald that is ok.

Many of the same people cast as soldiers will also be used to play cops in the film at later dates.

To be considered, fill out the following registration form:

Terminator Genesis New Orleans Casting

THEN submit a recent color photo, your name, age, phone number and the DATES you are available to:

You ABSOLUTELY MUST put the following in the SUBJECT LINE of your email: “Re: “TERMINATOR” – MEN TO WORK AS SOLDIERS”



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

All 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.

New Orleans:

Coulon Casting
2926 Canal Street
2nd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70119

Los Angeles:

Hannah D’Angerio
Ronna Kress Casting
333 S. Beverly Drive
Suite 109
Beverly Hills, CA 90212


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 _______”

Extras Casting

New Orleans:

Coulon Casting
2926 Canal Street
2nd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70119

Crew Members

New Orleans:

Experienced film crew members located in New Orleans can submit resumes to the following:

In the subject line put the position you are submitting. Example – “FILM CREW: MAKUP ARTIST”


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.

Terminator: Genesis
Production Office
5555 Melrose Avenue
Bung. 7
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Skydance Productions
The Studios at Paramount
5555 Melrose Avenue
Dean Martin Building
Hollywood, CA 90038

Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Executive Producers:

Dana Goldberg
Paul Schwake
Bill Carraro
Megan Ellison


David Ellison


Laeta Kalogridis
Patrick Lussier


Alan Taylor


Emilia Clarke – Sarah Connor
Jai Courtney – Kyle Reese
Arnold Schwarzenegger – Terminator
Jason Clarke – John Connor
J.K. Simmons – Detective
Dayo Okeniyi – Danny Dyson
Sandrine Holt – TBA
Byung-hun Lee – TBA


The first in a stand-alone trilogy.


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