What is the Holding Tent?



The Holding Tent - Casting Calls

​Click on this link! A one-stop shop for casting opportunities in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.  

The Holding Tent is a Resource Page with 23,000 plus members; A group of growing talent in the Louisiana Film Industry. The page has been successful because of the understanding and cooperation of our members with the way the page is maintained.

We keep tangent comments and questions off the page, which allows work opportunities to be found quickly, easily and is a much more efficient way to maintain the page to find work information. It also keeps the Casting Directors posts prominent without them getting buried in conversations unrelated to the opportunities they have posted. Only Casting Directors and our Administrators have security to make posts on The Holding Tent Page.

We started this page to create a group of people that were reliable, professional & well informed of what is required of them to work in the Film Industry. And to provide a one stop, as opposed to having to search the web. Feedback from Extras and Casting Companies has been very encouraging. We love to hear that, and it is truly what keeps us and the page running, growing & successful.

Our mission was to have a group that the Casting Directors felt they could find people they could depend on to do what is asked of them, be there when booked and be knowledgeable, professional & fully informed; to show Production Companies that Louisiana talent is just as capable of filling roles they might have booked in Los Angeles or New York. We want our local talent to have the knowledge, talent & savvy so they cast more in Louisiana, and keep the jobs here. Not just background, but also cast, principle, featured, speaking & special featured roles.

We told our members if they have a question to send a direct email to the casting company or they can private message our Administrators and we will answer their question as soon as possible. If they have a comment, question or concern that they would like to ask their fellow colleagues, they should go to The Holding Tent Discussion Page and post their comment there, as it was specifically created for all members to share ideas, concerns & thoughts so that The Holding Tent could remain for work postings only. 

Looking forward to seeing you on set!


If you're in Production or Casting & would like to post on our page for background artists, stand-ins, or actors,

please email: theholdingtent@gmail.com

to have your projects submitted to our members.

Contact Me

Contact Bill Rainey

-Casting Liaison, The Holding Tent

-Producer, New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project. 

-Executive Director of Extras Accounts, RABS