High Desert Talent Agency & Casting


Come to the High Desert and find out why more than 100 production companies per year choose Ridgecrest and the Indian Wells Valley for their shooting locations.

Only a 2-hour drive North of downtown Los Angeles, the Indian Wells Valley offers all natural scenic backgrounds free from man made development. With more than 300 days of excellent weather per year, you can count on sunny days with no weather delays. Visibility on most days exceeds 50 miles. The Talent Agency offers complete production support including casting, talent, technical crew support, medical, craft services, teachers, catering, specialty items, and a Film Commission that can help you with locations and permits.


Elena has been casting for theater and films since 1971 and has placed people in roles for over 200 shows. For a period of 5 years she was casting 15 shows per year. Her film credits include Pet Shop, Woman Undone, The Breakup, Nevada, The Brave, Trial and Error, GI Jane, and the Planet of the Apes Sequel. Her casting for commercials include, Suburu, Toyota, Citron, and Heinekin. She has cast for music videos including, Kathy Matea, Corrs, and The Backstreet Boys. Most recently, she supplied talent for the television show, The Event.

Elena P. Vitale

Stage & Film Director



The Agency provides a variety of entertainment possibilities for hire. Our actors, both union and non-union are available for speaking roles, as stand-ins and photo doubles for film, television and commercials. We also provide models for print work. If background is needed, we have a file of extras that can help you create your desired atmosphere, as well as a listing of Technical people to handle P.A., Grip, and Second Ad responsibilities.