Credit info for In Plain Sight
Title: In Plain Sight
Role: Guest Star – Alex
Production Company: Pirates’ Cove Entertainment, Universal Media Studios (UMS), Universal Cable Productions
Casting Director: various
My audition for the role of Alex in In Plain Sight
This is my audition for the role of Alex in In Plain Sight. In Plain Sight is a television show about Mary Shannon who is a U.S. Marshal in the witness protection program who spends her time relocating federal witnesses. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mary works with her partner, Marshall Mann, to place criminals and innocent witnesses into new lives. When not putting her life on the line to protect federal witnesses, Mary attempts to manage her dysfunctional family, including overly dependent mother, Jinx, and younger sister, Brandi, both of whom live with her. Between work and family, Mary has little time for boyfriend Raphael Ramirez who plays minor league baseball.
In Plain Sight is shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico – a short drive from Las Vegas.
Trailer for In Plain Sight
This cheeky drama revolves around Mary Shannon, a sexy but formidable U.S. Marshal whose job is to ensure the safety of people in the Federal Witness Relocation Program as they attempt to start new lives in the Southwest. Helping on the job is Mary’s fellow marshal, Marshall Mann, who isn’t a lot of help, however, when it comes to Mary’s high-maintenance mother, Jinx, and sister, Brandi.
Synopsis of In Plain Sight
In Plain Sight is an American dramatic television series that premiered on the USA Network on June 1, 2008. The series revolves around Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack), a Deputy United States Marshal attached to the Albuquerque, NM, office of the Federal Witness Security Program (WITSEC), more commonly known as the Federal Witness Protection Program. Shannon must find ways to balance her professional life of protecting witnesses, her professional relationship with her work partner, US Marshal Marshall Mann, and her problematic personal life. The show was filmed on location in Albuquerque, New Mexico. On May 4, 2012, In Plain Sight concluded with its fifth season.
Development and Production
In Plain Sight was originally scheduled to premiere on Thursday, April 24, 2008, but USA Network held the series back when the WGA strike delayed production of the summer series Burn Notice. It instead made its debut on Sunday, June 1, 2008. It was renewed on July 21, 2008, for a second season with a 16-episode run, which began April 19, 2009.
Then, following creative differences with Executive Producer David Maples, USA Network made the decision to use the season’s 15th episode, the first part of a planned two-part season-ender, as the show’s season finale. Series creator David Maples and co-producer Paul Stupin subsequently stepped down as executive producers at the end of season 2, although they remained as consulting producers, and were replaced by John McNamara.
Todd Williams’s and Lesley Ann Warren’s roles were changed to guest stars, and a retooling of scriptwriting was designed to place greater emphasis on Mary’s cases and less on her personal life, while retaining its character-driven storytelling. According to USA executive Jeff Wachtel, the shift in producers also reflects the network’s desire that the show remain upbeat rather than overly dark.
In Plain Sight was renewed for a third season of 16 episodes on August 2, 2009. Although the previously planned 16th episode of season 2 was set to be the opening episode of season 3, the episode was shelved and replaced by a new opening episode, written by new showrunner, John McNamara. The season was later reduced to 13 episodes when McNamara took a leave of absence for medical reasons. In a statement released exclusively to The Futon Critic, the producer of Universal Cable Productions said, “John Romano assumed executive producer responsibilities for the remaining episodes. Given the unexpected change, we decided to end the season at a natural spot—with the surprising cliffhanger of episode 13.”
After the conclusion of season 3, USA Network ordered two more seasons of In Plain Sight. The fourth season premiered on May 1, 2011, in its original time slot. The fifth and final season began on March 16, 2012, and consisted of eight episodes. The series finale aired on May 4, 2012.
Jeff Beal composed the theme song for the series. W. G. Snuffy Walden composed the music for the first season, followed by Tree Adams for the second season. Evan Frankfort, Liz Phair, and Marc Dauer composed the music for the remainder of the series.