VIN MORREALE CASTING – a division of ACADEMY ARTS ENTERTAINMENT, has been hired as Casting Director for a new stage play by David S. Traub. We are seeking THREE ACTORS for WOODFORD PLACE – a period piece about growing up in Louisville in the late 1940’s. The play will be presented in Louisville, KY on November 1-4th, with rehearsals throughout the month of October. These will be paid roles, though not at Actor’s Equity levels.

MRS. SCHMIDT – 30’s, cultured, but good with children. We are trying to match another actress who will play the role in present day. Caucasian, preferably 5’2 – 5’6 (but willing to make an exception on height for a strong actress)
BRIAN BENSON – 60’s, successful writer for the Times. Caucasian.
DELBERT STRATTON – 10 years old. Boy in 1949. Caucasian
These actors will have to match other actors playing the same characters in a different time period.

If interested, and you have a somewhat flexible schedule for rehearsals in October, emailVIN@ACADEMYARTS.COM and include the following information:


please also attach a photo and resume.

If you are selected for further consideration, we will send you sides for a video audition. As always, please inform your agent (if you have one) of your submission.

You can find more casting details for upcoming projects on our Facebook Business Page

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More Casting News

VIN MORREALE CASTING just completed casting a series of commercials for Kentucky One Health in August.

We also handled local casting for a SAG-AFTRA feature film under the working title FARM RESCUE MOVIE (title sure to change). We placed seven actors in Major Speaking Roles, as well as a number of Featured and Background Actors, earning SAG qualifying vouchers.
Congratulations to the cast and crew on these exciting projects.
Recent Movie Releases

In the last few years alone, VIN MORREALE CASTING – (formerly VSM) has placed more than 7,000 actors in paid roles in 32 films and TV episodes in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and California. Here are a few currently screening, streaming or available for sale.

BETTER START RUNNING (original title: Monumental)
Starring Jeremy Irons, Maria Bello, Alex Sharp and Annaleigh Tipton. Screened at the recent Flyover Film Festival, Louisville, KY, and is available on iTunes.

A faith-based TV Series from Rare Bird Productions, recently completed an 8-Episode run on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network). You can sign up to watch the entire series for free at

HER WORST NIGHTMARE (original title: Trigger Warning)
Starring Claire Blackwelder, Bryan Lills, Tim Bensch, is playing on Lifetime.

FAMILY BLOOD (original title: Addicted)
Starring Vinessa Shaw, James Ransome. Currently available on Netlflix, iTunes and Amazon Prime.

Starring Nicholas Cage, Selma Blair. Currently available on Netlflix, iTunes and Amazon Prime.

Congratulations to all cast & crew who helped make these projects come to life!

Casting & Auditions


Apply to be on your favorite ABC show!

The Bachelor
The search is on for eligible men and women who are looking for true love on the new season. Do you have the charm, style, class and culture to be our next star or know someone who does? If so, APPLY NOW!

The Bachelorette
There’s a new Bachelorette coming to town, and she’s looking for love! Know someone who’d make a good match for her?

Interested and eligible men can learn more about upcoming casting events and the application process for The Bachelorette by going to

Family Food Fight
Are YOU America’s No. 1 Food Family? We are on a nationwide search for talented FAMILIES OF THREE OR MORE to go head-to-head in high pressure cooking challenges inspired by real home cooking and family food traditions. The hit Australian TV show, FAMILY FOOD FIGHT, is coming to America! If you think your family has what it takes to become America’s #1 Food Family and compete for $100,000 then apply now!

There are three ways to apply: Attend our Chicago casting call on August 11, Attend our NYC casting call on August 18, or Apply online. Casting info and apply at

*All family members must be at least 18 years old by October 1st, 2018 and legal U.S. residents. See application for full eligibility requirements.

The $100,000 Pyramid
Producers for The $100,000 Pyramid are now casting for Season 3! We are looking for energetic and outgoing people who have a great sense of the game and are ready to put their skills to the test to compete for up to $150,000! We recommend watching recent episodes on or on the ABC app to get a feel for how the game is played. APPLY NOW!

The Gong Show
NOW CASTING SEASON 2 OF THE GONG SHOW! The producers of The Gong Show and MysticArt Pictures are searching the nation for zany, creative and one-of-a-kind acts for the iconic variety show. On this stage, anything goes! If you have an outrageous, unexpected and original act that you want to perform for a panel of celebrity judges, visit to learn how to apply and submit a video for consideration.

Match Game

Producers are searching nationwide for clever and charismatic personalities to play the ultimate version of “fill-in-the-blank” on the classic game show Match Game!

Play to WIN up to $25,000 with some of your favorite celebrities!

Before applying we highly recommend watching recent episodes on or on the ABC app to get a feel for how the game is played.

Visit our website at to learn how to apply today.

Shark Tank
The producers of the ABC reality series Shark Tank are on a nationwide search to discover the next successful (and possibly wealthy) entrepreneurs, inventors, businesspersons, creators and innovators. In each episode, budding entrepreneurs are given the unprecedented chance to make their business grow immediately.

Whether you just have a fantastic idea, are a start up or already operating successfully and looking to expand, if you feel you have a lucrative business or product and could use financial backing, then Shark Tank is just the show for you. Casting is looking for entrepreneurs who can pitch their breakthrough business concepts, products, properties and services to moguls in hopes of landing investment funds. If selected, five self-made, brilliant but tough investors (the Sharks) could be willing to part with their own hard-earned cash to give you the funding you need to jumpstart your venture. But the Sharks aren’t just out to invest; they too have a goal — to own a piece.

Your business or product should be top-notch and something the Sharks will really want to sink their teeth into. It might even spark a bidding war between them. Who knows? You could be the fortunate entrepreneur who gets the Sharks to reveal their true level of interest and to bid up the price of your investment!

Apply now for your chance to enter the Shark Tank and see if your idea is good enough for a Shark investment.

There are two ways to apply.

1. Send us an email
2. Attend an Open Call

The Great Christmas Light Fight
If you or someone you know has a unique Christmas Light Display, please CLICK HERE to apply or to nominate someone else for the next season of The Great Christmas Light Fight!

Call IMAGES at 859-273-2301 for more information

Upcoming Events in Kentucky

Want to be on TV or in a movie? Here are three chances in Kentucky

Three casting calls have gone out for Kentucky sites!

 “Family Feud” The nationally syndicated game show, hosted by comedian Steve Harvey, will be in Louisville for a round of auditions on Sept. 22nd-23rd. You have to apply to receive further details. You have to gather five family members who are related by blood, marriage or adoption, and you need to be enthusiastic, according to casting materials.

To apply, go to the Family Feud audition website.

“Survivor” The powerhouse CBS series will be casting in Kentucky for seasons 39 and 40.

Those who want the chance to outwit, outplay and outlast their TV colleagues can attend an open casting call from 4-8 p.m., September 25th, in Bowling Green. You need only bring your identification. You will be taped on-site.

The Bowling Green casting call will be held at the Bowling Green Athletic Club-South location at 121 Flex Park Drive in Bowling Green. For more information, go to the Survivor casting website.

Harlan will be hosting an open casting call for “The Evening Hour,” a feature film based on a novel by Carter Sickels. This film is about a man who finds his life in a rural Appalachian town upset by the return of an old friend.

The casting call says the production is looking for Harlan residents and people who live in surrounding areas — including older adults, boys 7-10 years old, nurses, veterans, police officers, restaurant owners, youth pastor and teachers. No acting experience is necessary. The casting call is from 2-5 p.m. September 8th, at the Village Center Mall in Harlan.

For more information, go to the film’s casting website