Auditions and Open Casting Call for HBO Mini-Series ‘Mildred Pierce’ starring Kate Winslet

*** Filming on this project has wrapped ***


John Wells Productions is currently holding auditions for the upcoming Home Box Office Mini-Series Mildred Pierce to be filmed from April 12, 2010 through June 1, 2010 in the New York city area. In addition to the principal actor auditions, the extras casting company will be holding an open casting call in Peekskill, New York for background actors to appear in numerous scenes in the film that will be shot there.

Open Casting Call Details

This open call is for residents of the Peekskill, NY and surrounding areas ONLY.

Seeking SAG and Non-Union men and women who have a 1930s, classic look. Women must have hair that is shoulder length or shorter and natural colored – no highlights. Men must be willing to have their hair cut in a 1930s period style.


Paramount Center for the Arts
1008 Brown Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
Click Here for directions.


Saturday, March 27, 2010
11:00am – 2:00pm

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you may email your photo and contact information to the following:

Please write “Peekskill Extras” in the subject line.

Additional Roles Being Cast (New York City area):

SAG or Non-Union Latino and Caucasian men, ages 25-50 with actual restaurant kitchen experience. Specifically busboy and short order cook experience. This is a diner setting so no need for fancy French restaurant background experience. This is a period show set in the 1930s so you must be comfortable allowing production to give you a period appropriate haircut.

Email a current photo and contact info to the following:

Write “Real Restaurant Kitchen Staff” in the subject line. Please also include your experience – number of years and types of restaurants or diners you have worked in. This will be a multiple day commitment so you must have a flexible schedule. If you are NON-SAG you may be eligible for SAG waivers.

Principal Actor Casting:

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

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

Laura Rosenthal
401 Broadway
Suite 711
New York, NY 10013

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions and call the actors for auditions.

John Wells Productions
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 1
Burbank, CA 91522

Killer Films, Inc.
526 W. 26th Street
Suite 715
New York, NY 10001

Pie Wagon Pictures, Inc.
15 Washington Ave.
Suite 2602
Brooklyn, NY 11205


Christine Vachon
Pamela Koffler
John Wells
Ilene Landress


Todd Haynes


Kate Winslet
Guy Pearce
Evan Rachel Wood


Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a divorce and poverty and to claw her way out of the lower middle class. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men, and an unreasoning devotion to a monstrous daughter.