The Paramount Network is casting supporting roles for the new television series “Yellowstone”.
“Yellowstone” is the name of the new series, which is the first original scripted series greenlighted by the new Paramount Network. The casting directors are currently seeking Native American talent to portray several supporting roles. Shooting is taking place in Utah beginning in mid-August, 2017 and running through December 14, 2017. There will be additional shooting in Montana. Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan is writer and director on the project. Sheridan will also executive produce along with two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, Art Linson, and John Linson. Production Companies are Linson Entertainment and The Weinstein Company.
“Yellowstone” is a sweeping, cinematic family drama that follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders — land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park. It is an intense study of a violent world far from media scrutiny, where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world’s largest oil and lumber corporations. Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news: they are a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.
Starring in “Yellowstone” is two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Costner as John Dutton, the family’s patriarch who leads the charge in preserving his family’s holdings and way of life; British Independent Film Awards nominee Kelly Reilly as John’s daughter Beth Dutton, a smart and powerful woman who is always prepared to fight alongside her father; BAFTA Film Award nominee Wes Bentley as John’s son Jamie Dutton, a polished lawyer considering a career in politics who continues to seek approval from his father despite his love for the limelight; Luke Grimes as John Dutton’s youngest son Cory, an emotionally reserved former Navy SEAL who lives with his Native American wife and seven-year-old son on a reservation; Kelsey Asbille as Monica, the Native American wife of Cory Dutton; and Young Hollywood Awards winner Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler, a tough and merciless wrangler from Yellowstone Ranch who will stop at nothing to get the job done.
“Yellowstone” is a 10-episode series that will premiere on the Paramount Network in Summer, 2018.
Paramount Network “Yellowstone” Casting Call Details
The Paramount Network television series “Yellowstone” is seeking Native American actors to portray the following supporting roles. These are principal actor speaking roles. All talent must be willing to work as a local hire in Utah, meaning that you do not have to live in Utah, however you will be responsible for travel to Utah, and accommodations. Both union and non-union talent are welcome to submit, and the pay is a minimum of $900 per day.
BIG BELLY – Male, Native American, 30’s. Has a big belly and even bigger rifle, as well as a dry, snarky wit, he thinks the cattle should stay on the reservation.
SAMANTHA LONG – Female, Native American, 33. She is a lean, fierce woman, Monica’s sister-in-law.
VEDRA YELLOW BIRD – Female, 29, Native American. Has happy eyes set in a round face.
DRIVER – Male, Native American, 50. He’s the driver/chauffeur for Thomas and Geraldine Rainwater. He sees a coyote looking at them and views it as a bad omen. He’s right.
To be considered for one of the above roles, please submit a current color photo showing what you look like today, selfies are ok. Include a resume if you have one, but not required. Include all contact information, where you live, and state that you are willing to work as a local hire in Utah. Send to the following:
Put “Native American Submission” in the subject line of your email, and include the character that you are submitting.
Principal Actor Casting Director’s Mail-In Submission Addresses (speaking roles only)
Automatic Sweat Casting
2656 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Jeff Johnson Casting
2150 South Main Street
Salt Lake City UT,
Other than the specific open casting call roles posted above, the other 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. Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes. Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.
Experienced crew members and production assistants who are available to work in Utah can submit resumes only to the following (no actor or extras submissions to this email address):
Check back for extras casting call details soon.
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the
films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).
Yellowstone Production Office
4001 Kearns Blvd.
Park City, UT 84060
1113 Electric Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
The Weinstein Company
375 Greenwich Street
3rd Floor New York, NY 10013
Kevin Costner – John Dutton
Kelly Reilly – Beth Dutton
Wes Bentley – Jamie Dutton
Cole Hauser – Rip Wheeler
Luke Grimes – Cory Dutton
Kelsey Asbille – Monica
A ranching family in Montana face off against others encroaching on their land.