Casting Football Players for “Necessary Roughness” Pilot | Atlanta auditions


Atlanta, GA open call for football players for a USA network Pilot

TV Pilot casting call

Sports Studio announces that that they will be hosting auditions and tryouts to cast for an upcoming USA Networks television pilot, Necessary Roughness, to be filmed in the Atlanta area in November and December 2010. They will be casting for football players, referees and coaches on November 4, 2010 at James R. Hallford Stadium (formerly Memorial Stadium) in Clarkston, GA.

Necessary Roughness is the story of Dr. Dani Santino, a tough, sexy Long Island divorcee who becomes the therapist for a pro football team – a huge career coup which wreaks havoc with her personal life. The cast is headed up by Callie Thorne (“Rescue Me,” “ER,” “The Wire” and “Prison Break”), Marc Blucas (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Knight and Day” and “We Were Soldiers”), and Scott Cohen (“NYPD Blue,” “Gilmore Girls,” and “Law & Order: Trial by Jury”).

Sports Coordinator and Head of Production of Sports Studio, Mark Ellis will be conducting the tryouts. Mark Ellis has been the leader in coordinating sports action in Hollywood productions for over 17 years. He has directed and coached Oscar winning actors and Hall of Fame athletes over countless feature films, television shows and commercials including The Game Plan, We Are Marshall, Invincible and The Longest Yard. In addition, Ellis has been a critical component in films honored with nine ESPY nominations for “Best Sports Movie of the Year”, including three award winning films, The Rookie, Miracle and Semi-Pro.

Anyone interested in trying out for this upcoming television pilot will be required to pre-register at, and create a profile under “Football TV show.” The casting location and exact casting times for the November 4th try outs will then be emailed directly to each interested participate. Timing is limited for this one day try outs and spots will fill up quickly.

FOOTBALL PLAYER REQUIREMENTS: Age 18-35 and have extensive football experience. Players should not be seeking NCAA eligibility through a college program. Selected player positions are paid positions.