Premier Talent Group President James J. Jones recently released his annual “Hollywood Pilot Report,” which includes statistic-based information on the 2011 television pilot season.
As Jones writes in the report, there were 92 pilots green-lit and 613 major roles cast during the most recent period. Male actors were cast in 339 (55 percent) of those parts, with females taking up the remaining 274 (44 percent). While the majority of hired actors (19 percent) fell in the 30-39 age range, most females cast (16 percent) were between 20 and 29 years of age.
More roles went to “Known” actors, who are those with low “Q” scores, than “Named” actors, defined as stars with high scores. “Knowns” such as Without a Trace’s Poppy Montgomery and The Unit’s Scott Foley grabbed 50 percent of all roles while established “Named” actors like Ashley Judd and Tim Allen got 21 percent.
Meanwhile, Jones also found that while 2010 saw many film stars crossing over to the small screen, this somewhat tailed off in 2011. “In 2011, while there was still a number of the more traditional “film stars‟ in the mix there was a strong movement of booking former Series Regulars from previous TV shows,” he writes.
The full report is available here.