Open casting call scheduled for Coen Brother’s ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’


Ethan and Joel Coen are set to begin shooting their first ever television miniseries “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”, and there is now an open casting call scheduled for Sunday May 21, 2017. The project needs men, women, and children of all types and any of any ethnicity, to work as fully paid background extras. Especially needed are men with facial hair, women with long hair, and Native American, Hispanic, and Caucasian horse riders. To be considered, all talent must have legal eligibility to work on television productions in the state of New Mexico, where filming will take place beginning in July, 2017. Mainly in the Santa Fe area. That information can be found in the New Mexico Actors Resource Guide eBook, available here. To be considered, you must attend the following open casting call in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Be prepared to have your photo taken, and bring a pen to fill out a registration form, with all of your stats and clothing sizes including shoe and hat.


Far Horizon Studios
304 Washington SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Between Central and Zuni on Washington.
Enter on the Zuni side as Central is torn up because of the ART project.


Sunday May 21, 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is an anthology of six short films that take place in the 19th century post-Civil War era during the settling of the old west.

Principal Actor Casting

Primetime Emmy Award nominee Ellen Chenoweth is the principal actor casting director for “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”, and lead and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents in Los Angeles. 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. Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes. Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.


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In 2002, Alan became interested in working on committees at the Screen Actors Guild, and has served on the Background Actors Committee and the Native American Committee. On February 26, 2008, Alan Baltes became "A United Journey For Humanity's Creative Innovators Advocating A Global Difference Honoree." Alan Baltes founded his company, AB Media Publishing LLC in 2007, which publishes the "Actors Resource Guides" for actors among others. His company also publishes a network of casting calls and auditions information websites. Alan is also an IMDb Pro News Desk Partner. In 2014, Alan Baltes opened a PR Services division of his company, providing publicity services for entertainment industry professionals. Alan is also a film and television casting director, with credits ranging from extras to lead role actors. Alan Baltes is the proud parent of two amazing young daughters, and strives to educate young actors about the trials and tribulations of an entertainment industry career. You can follow Alan Baltes at his Verified Facebook Profile ( and his Verified Twitter Page (

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