On February 11, 2013, The CW renewed "The Vampire Diaries" for a fifth season.
Alloy Entertainment and Bonanza Productions have begun production on the fifth season of the hit CW supernatural drama series "The Vampire Diaries", which has been given a full 22 episode order. The show's casting directors in Los Angeles are auditioning actors and actresses for new recurring and guest starring roles. Smaller day-player roles and extras will be cast throughout the season by the local casting directors in Atlanta, GA where shooting takes place beginning on July 11, 2013. The series is based on the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith.
The series boasts an impressive cast that stars four-time Teen Choice Awards winner Nina Dobrev in dual roles as Elena Gilbert and as Katherine Pierce. During the break in shooting, she has been starring in the Twentieth Century Fox feature film "Let's Be Cops" in Atlanta. Also starring in "The Vampire Diaries" is Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Ian Somerhalder in the role of Damon Salvatore. Two-time Teen Choice Awards winner Paul Wesley plays Stefan Salvatore.
Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson executive produce and are the series head writers, with Plec serving as showrunner. Alloy Entertainment CEO Leslie Morgenstein also executive produces. Caroline Dries and Pascal Verschooris are co-executive producers. In addition to Alloy Entertainment, Bonanza Productions is also one of the production companies behind "The Vampire Diaries". Kevin Williamson's company Outerbanks Entertainment is the third production company.
'The Vampire Diaries' fifth season premiers on October 10, 2013.
Details on how talent can submit for acting roles, and registration information for extras can be found on the following casting post:
Minors and foreign talent must and be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and the United States.
comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in the State of Georgia and the United States:
• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:
• Atlanta Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Extras Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Atlanta Acting Classes and Schools List
• Atlanta Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Atlanta Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides
The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available link