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Spotlight on Regional Casting

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Spotlight on Regional Casting
Why cling to the major hubs when there's work to be had from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters?

Sure, actors want to work in L.A. and New York. But other areas across the nation offer vibrant opportunities in film, television, commercials, and theater, for actors willing to step away from the coastal hubs and plant a few roots in homier soils. Back Stage checked out a few regions to see what's available to actors of all stripes.

Chicago

Detroit has been a hotbed of film and TV production, including the movie "Gran Torino" and the series "Detroit 1-8-7." The boom has been attributed to terrific tax incentives—which may disappear.

Detroit


Detroit has been a hotbed of film and TV production, including the movie "Gran Torino" and the series "Detroit 1-8-7." The boom has been attributed to terrific tax incentives—which may disappear.

Pacific Northwest

The region offers a wide variety of shooting locations, and production companies are discovering a wealth of good talent in the area.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is more than its cheesesteaks. Recently it has been home to many major studio films, such as "Limitless," "The Lovely Bones," "The Last Airbender," and "Law Abiding Citizen."

The Southeast

Opportunities for local actors are growing significantly in Miami and central Florida, Atlanta, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., and throughout North Carolina.

Texas

Texas is home to studio films, independent films, television series, commercials, industrials, and educational videos.

The Southwest

It's easier to get cast in a SAG project in a smaller market like Arizona or New Mexico than in L.A. or New York.

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