TBS open casting call in Portland for series pilot "Brain Trust"

Lindy Booth Professor Monica Ashton Lindy Booth will play Professor Monica Ashton in "Brain Trust"
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The new TBS 1-hour comedic detective series pilot titled "Brain Trust" is now in production in the Portland, Oregon area and the film's extras casting will be holding an open casting call for local people interested in working on the show as background. The series regulars for this series are cast out of Los Angeles.

Dean Devlin will produce and direct under the banner of his production company, Electric Entertainment. Devlin has co-written and produced some of the most successful feature films of all time. He co-wrote and produced Stargate, Godzilla and Independence Day - which grossed over $800 million worldwide. Just prior to forming Electric Entertainment Devlin produced the Mel Gibson period drama, The Patriot, which was nominated for three Academy Awards.

Electric Entertainment founding partner Marc Roskin will co-produce along with Marco Schnabel, John Rogers, and Kearie Peak. Roskin produced Electric’s $60 million dollar World War I aviation action-thriller Flyboys starring James Franco, Martin Henderson, and Jean Reno, released by MGM. He also served as producer on New Line’s release of Cellular, starring Kim Basinger and Jason Statham.

The producers made the decision to re-write this pilot for Portland. The original script for "Brain Trust" had set the pilot in Washington D.C. Electric Entertainment also produces the Portland based series "Leverage".

The "Brain Trust" plot centers around a detective whose life hits the skids after he inadvertently ends his partner’s career, gets some unorthodox help on a homicide case from three gifted super-intelligent Professors from a private research organization.

Extras casting director is casting over 700 real people to be extras in the show but has urgent needs to specifically cast 250 of the following types:

● Male or Female.
● Athletic types who work our on a regular basis.
● Must be comfortable on camera in workout attire.● Must be over 18.
● Must be located in the greater Portland, Oregon area.

Shooting begins December 8, 2010. Extras cast for these scenes will work 1 or 2 nights Friday December 10, and Saturday December 11, 2010. The show is under AFTRA contract, however non-union people are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Open Casting Call Details


Extras Only
633 Northwest 16th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Click Here for directions.


Monday, December 6, 2011
12:00pm - 2:00pm
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Extras Casting


If you can't make it to the open casting call, you may also register online at the Extras Only website below.

Danny Stoltz
Extras Only
633 Northwest 16th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Principal actor casting has been completed.

Barbara Stordahl
Angela Terry
121 W. Lexington Drive
Suite 410
Glendale, CA 91203

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Electric Entertainment
940 N. Highland Avenue
Suite A
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Brain Trust Production Office
14911 SE 82nd Drive
Clackamas, OR 90028

Turner Broadcasting Systems (Distributor)
14 North Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303

Producers: Dean Devlin, Marc Roskin, Marco Schnabel, John Rogers, Kearie Peak

Writer: Marco Schnabel

Director: Dean Devlin


D.B. Sweeney - Detective Billy Doyle
Michael Urie - Professor Franklin Gordon
Jed Rees - Professor Nelson Kirby
Lindy Booth - Professor Monica Ashton


About Detective Billy Doyle (D.B. Sweeney), whose career and life have hit rock bottom after he accidentally ends his partner’s career. Doyle’s life gets turned around, however, when a recent murder case gets unexpected and unconventional help from three gifted super-intelligent Professors from a research facility called "Logos Think Tank". If Doyle can survive the chaos and keep these new partners in line, they just may be the antidote to resurrect his career and, ultimately, his life.