CBS Open Casting Call "Swagger"

Hello & Happy 2019! 

 

CBS TV OPEN CASTING CALL NOTICE "SWAGGER" from Executive Producer
KEVIN DURANT

CBS Television Studios & Imagine Television announce a nationwide casting call for the upcoming series, SWAGGER, the basketball-themed drama series from Imagine Television’s Oscar & and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer (“Empire,” “Friday Night Lights”), Francie Calfo (“Empire”), Kevin Durant, writer/director Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Notorious,” "Shots Fired") & Rich Kleiman (Partner, Thirty Five Ventures). Inspired by NBA Superstar Kevin Durant’s experiences as a young basketball player, the series will explore the world of AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball in the nation’s capital - its players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption.

Casting Directors: Lauren Grey & Debbie DeLisi 

This is an incredible opportunity for direct submissions!   

Please SUMBIT, REFER or SHARE w/YOUR COMMUNITY far & wide!

IF YOU'D LIKE DIGITAL OR PAPER FLYERS TO SHARE,
please email us at swaggercasting@gmail.com

 

ROLES/CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

 

JACE: 13-16 yrs old TO PLAY 14. African-American, male. MUST BE 6'0” OR TALLER. Jace, a six-foot-three man-child struggles to deal w/the pressures of being one of the top ranked basketball players in the country. As cocky as he is competitive, Jace has to learn to be a leader in addition to a baller. MUST HAVE INNATE ATHLETIC ABILITY; BASKETBALL A PLUS.

OTHER LEAD ROLES:

NICK: 13-16 yrs old TO PLAY 14. Puerto Rican, male. MUST BE 5’11” OR TALLER. Eye on the prize, even being displaced by Hurricane Maria, won’t stop Nick’s drive to be the best basketball player in the country. MUST HAVE INNATE ATHLETIC ABILITY; BASKETBALL A PLUS.

DREW: 13-16 yrs old TO PLAY 14. Caucasian, male. MUST BE 5’8” OR TALLER. From a much more affluent part of town, but has no trouble fitting in on the team. The only thing more impressive than his jump shot is his trash talking. MUST HAVE INNATE ATHLETIC ABILITY; BASKETBALL A PLUS.

MUSA: 13-16 yrs old TO PLAY 14. African American, male. MUST BE 5’8” OR SHORTER. The point guard & emotional leader of the team. With a killer sense of humor, he’s the one on the team that can always break the tension. MUST HAVE INNATE ATHLETIC ABILITY; BASKETBALL A PLUS.

ROYALE: 13-16 yrs old TO PLAY 14. African American, male. NO HEIGHT REQUIREMENT. Plays for rival team: Hoops For Life. His struggle to fit in is only matched by his struggle to live up to his father’s expectations. MUST HAVE INNATE ATHLETIC ABILITY; BASKETBALL A PLUS. 

CRYSTAL JEFFERS: 13-16 yrs old TO PLAY 14. African American, female. She is attractive & athletic. One of the top female ball players in the city, she won’t hesitate to play against the boys.

PHIL: 13-16 yrs old TO PLAY 14. African American, male. MUST BE 6’ OR TALLER. Phil is the enforcer for rival team: Hoops For Life. We never quite know if Phil thinks he’s playing football or basketball. His gruff demeanor & quick temper hide a troubled home life. MUST HAVE INNATE ATHLETIC ABILITY; BASKETBALL A PLUS.

 

INTERESTED? THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO SUBMIT:

                    1. ATTEND AN OPEN CALL IN PERSON* (select cities below)
                                                                     OR
                    2. SUBMIT ONLINE (see below)

 

LOS ANGELES OPEN CALL

SUN, MARCH 10
10am - 6pm* 

Rush Municipal Gymnasium
1651 W 162nd St, Gardena, CA 90247
(entrance on LaSalle, blue doors) 

  • *Come ANYTIME during these hours; wait time determined by turnout. Bring non-returnable photo, if you can.

  • You may PRE-REGISTER (not necessary, but saves time & helps us get to know you!) by emailing us at swaggercasting@gmail.com (send name & guardian name, role you're interested in, email/phone, city/date/desired time; no guarantee re time, but we'll be in touch). 

  • Bring only one guardian w/you, please.

  • Free event. No prior acting experience necessary.

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NYC OPEN CALL

SAT, MARCH 23 OR SUN, MARCH 24
10am - 6pm* 

South Shore High School
6565 Flatlands Ave
 Brooklyn, NY 11236
(event partner BTG Athletics: Battle on the Belt) 

  • *Come ANYTIME during these hours; wait time determined by turnout. Bring non-returnable photo, if you can.

  • You may PRE-REGISTER (not necessary, but saves time & helps us get to know you!) by emailing us at swaggercasting@gmail.com (send name & guardian name, role you're interested in, email/phone, city/date/desired time frame; no time frame guarantee, but we'll be in touch). 

  • Bring only one guardian w/you, please.

  • Free event. No prior acting experience necessary.

 

If attending a casting call is impossible, submit online: 

https://www.castittalent.com/Swagger_Open_Call 

Email inquiries to swaggercasting@gmail.com

 

There is NEVER a fee to audition or submit!
Any such claim is fraudulent & should be reported.