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If you are serious about your acting career, you need to land a talent agent to represent you. You also need to submit your photos and resumes to casting directors who audition actors. You need to study acting with the best coaches. You need the proper paperwork and permits to be able to work in the many locations that filming takes place these days. You need the best headshots that you can afford, because your headshots are your calling-card to the industry. I highly recommend getting the 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks which have comprehensive listings of the top talent agents, casting directors, acting teachers and schools, headshot photographers and photo duplication services, work permits and visa information and applications, and much more important lists and information. The eBooks are available for many locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

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Two open casting calls for major feature films 'The Dressmaker' and 'Ant-Man'

The Dressmaker Kate Winslet

There are two open casting calls scheduled on Saturday August 16, 2014 for two major motion pictures. One is in Atlanta, GA and the other is in Jerilderie, NSW Australia.

THE DRESSMAKER OPEN CASTING CALL

The Universal Pictures feature film The Dressmaker will be shooting in several locations around Victoria, Australia beginning on October 13, 2014. An open casting call will take place on August 16, 2014. The following is needed:

[AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL PLAYERS] Men 20-35, any ethnicity. Must be able to convincingly portray footy players.

[SPECTATORS] Males and Females, all types from 12-90 years of age.

[WEDDING GUESTS] Males and Females, all types from 12-90 years of age.

[MOVIE THEATER GOERS] Males and Females, all types from 12-90 years of age.

[FUNERAL ATTENDEES] Males and Females, all types from 12-90 years of age.

[THEATRE ACTORS] Males and Females, all types and ages. To play actors in a play.

[COUNTRY FACES] Men and Women to play shearers, farmers, etc.

[GENERAL EXTRAS] All types and ages.

When:

Saturday August 16, 2014
9:00am - 12:30pm

Where:

Jerilderie District Hospital
Corner of Newwell Hwy and Conargo Road
Jerilderie NSW 2716
Australia

All actors and extras must be legally eligible to work in Victoria, Australia. The information and documents can be found in the 2014 Australia Actors Resource Guide.

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you can send a recent color snapshot along with your location and contact information to the following:

Charlotte Seymour
c/o Screen Australia
Level 1 140 William Street
Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
Australia

Principal Actor Casting Director:

Christine King
Suite 1.10
46A Macleay Street
Potts Point Sydney, NSW 2011
Australia

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

NOTE:

It is highly recommended that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

The Dressmaker stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet, Teen Choice Awards winner Liam Hemsworth, and two-time Academy Award nominee Judy Davis. Australian Film Institute AFI Award winner Jocelyn Moorhouse will direct The Dressmaker from her own adapted screenplay based on the novel by Rosalie Ham. AFI Award winner Sue Maslin will produce.

Story:

Tilly (Winslet) is beautiful, talented and distinctly unique. Burdened by guilt she returns to her hometown to find her mother, Mad Molly, demented. Tilly is an outsider, accused of murder and turned upon by insular locals. Whilst there is pain in the past and Tilly remains accused, the landscape is populated by a host of formidable characters who do the funniest, surprising and sometimes unsavory things; and who elevate reality into a warm - hearted Cohen’esque human comedy. Tilly is a genius with haute couture and armed with fabric and a needle she transforms and liberates the women in the town; and ultimately exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. She is a femme fatale who falls unexpectedly in love, which also leads her to her greatest loss and most destructive deed.

ANT-MAN OPEN CASTING CALL

The Marvel feature film Ant-Man needs people to work on the film as fully paid extras and featured background actors. If interested, please attend the open casting call on August 16, 2014. Here are the details:

[BUSINESS TYPES] Males and Females, ages 18 and above.

[SCIENTIST TYPES] Males and Females, ages 18 and above.

[MILITARY TYPES] Males and Females, ages 18 and above.

[RAVER TYPES] Males and Females, ages 18-23.

[GENERAL EXTRAS] Males and Females, all types ages 18 and above.

When:

Saturday August 16, 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm (do not show up before 10am)

Where:

Studio Café in the Production Centre
503 Sandy Creek Road
Fayetteville, GA 30214

This is the school building across from the Pinewood Atlanta Studios, DO NOT attempt to enter the studio lot.

Enter the building through the side entry in bus parking (Veterans Parkway side of the Centre).

Pre-register for the open casting call here.

You will have your photo taken, but also bring a headshot and resume if you have one. Please bring a pen to the open casting call.

All actors and extras must be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA. The information and documents can be found in the 2014 Atlanta Actors Resource Guide.

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you can register at the following website:

Ant-Man Extras Registration

Principal Actor Casting Director

Los Angeles:

Sarah Finn
588 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90004

Atlanta:

Jackie Burch
1819 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

NOTE:

It is highly recommended that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Ant-Man stars Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Paul Rudd, Golden Globe Award Nominee Evangeline Lilly, Academy Award winner Michael Douglas, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Michael Peña. CableACE Awards nominee Peyton Reed will direct Ant-Man from a screenplay written by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari. Producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, and Brad Winderbaum. Additional filming will take place in San Francisco. Ant-Man will hit theaters July 17, 2015.

Story:

Biochemist Dr. Hank Pym uses his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size - altering
formula. Though his first self - test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects.

Open casting call for 'A Country Called Home' lead roles

Texas Casting Calls

The independent feature film A Country Called Home is now casting lead and supporting roles, and an open casting call has been scheduled for August 17, 2014.

Ironwood Entertainment will begin shooting A Country Called Home this fall in Texas. Anna Axster will direct the film from her own original screenplay. Axster has been making films and music videos for more than 10 years, many of which have screened in festivals around the world and have been viewed more than 2.5 million times online. Nicolas Gonda will produce A Country Called Home. Gonda co-produced the Academy Award nominated film The Tree of Life, and is set to produce the upcoming feature film Candy Store starring Keira Knightley and Robert De Niro.

A Country Called Home follows Ellie, a 27-year old whose life is far from where she imagined it to be. Filled with annoying friends, a self-involved boyfriend, and a career that she can’t bring herself to pursue, Ellie feels detached from her life. When she learns that her estranged alcoholic father has died, her world is disrupted and she begins a journey that takes her to a small town in Texas. While dealing with the logistical arrangements of her father’s death, Ellie has to confront what happens when the structures and safety nets we build for ourselves come undone. She eventually is able to find family and friendship in this most unexpected place and so a world that she saw as two-toned starts to appear in many different shades. When things come to a head at her father’s wake, Ellie must take charge and decide if she can steer through the sometimes blurry difference of being an adult and growing up.

Starring in A Country Called Home is British Independent Film Awards winner Imogen Poots playing the starring role of Ellie. Poots recently starring Need for Speed. She also recently completed shooting on the feature films She's Funny That Way starring opposite Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, and Knight of Cups starring alongside Christian Bale and Natalie Portman. Also starring in A Country Called Home is Academy Award Winner Ryan Bingham and Genie Awards nominee Mackenzie Davis.

Open Casting Call Details

The casting director for the feature film 'A Country Called Home' is holding an open casting call on August 17, 2014. She is seeking men, women, and kids for various lead and supporting roles. She is also casting extras for the film. There is no experience necessary, and there are no fees whatsoever to attend the open casting call or to be cast in the film. Shooting will take place in the Austin and Smithfield areas this Fall, and all talent must be legally eligible to work in Texas. The following is being sought:

[BOYS] Caucasian, 4-5 years of age. LEAD ROLES

[PLUS SIZE WOMEN] Caucasian, 40-55 years of age. This character is likely 225+ lbs. MAJOR SUPPORTING ROLE

[OLDER MEN AND WOMEN] Caucasian, 75-85 years of age. LEAD ROLES

[ALL TYPES AND AGES] EXTRAS

Where:

Smithville City Hall
317 Main Street
Smithville, TX 78957

When:

Sunday August 15, 2014
1:00pm - 5:00pm

The open casting call will consist of a brief interview with the casting director and a possible on-camera interview.

People interested in the lead and supporting roles listed above may email two pictures in advance to:

vbcfeatures@gmail.com

Please also include your phone number and age. However, all are welcome at the open call and no appointments are necessary for any role. Everyone will be seen on a first-come, first-seen basis.

Compensation will be on the scale of professional actors.

All talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in the state of Texas and in the United States.

The 2014 Austin Actors Resource Guide eBook 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 Texas and the United States:

• Child Labor Laws in Texas
• Summary of the Texas Child Labor Law
• Texas Child Labor Law FAQ
• Texas Limitations on Employment of Child Actors
• Texas Application for Child Actor - Performer Authorization
• Texas Application Exceptions for Child Extras
• Texas Workforce Commission Teen Application for Certificate of Age
• Texas Child Labor Complaint Form
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Austin Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Austin Casting Directors List
• Austin Extras Casting Directors List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Austin Talent Agents List
• Austin Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• Austin Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Mass Printing Photo Labs
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Austin Resources
• PDF Users Guide

The 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

Vicky Boone Casting
1901 E 51st Street
Red Building
Suite 106
Austin, TX 78723

If you can not attend the open casting call, you can submit by mail.

NOTE:

It is highly recommended that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Ironwood Entertainment, LLC
825 West 11th Street
Suite 188
Austin, TX 98701

Producer:

Nicolas Gonda

Writer/Director:

Anna Axster

Starring:

Imogen Poots
Mackenzie Davis
Ryan Bingham

Story:

A compelling coming of age story.

Major feature film 'Sicario' open casting call for extras


An open casting call is scheduled this Saturday July 12, 2014 seeking Hispanic adults and children to work as fully paid extras in the thriller feature film Sicario starring Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro. 

The casting director is looking for people that are willing to work as Albuquerque, NM local hires. Union and non-union actors are welcome to attend the open call. The casting directors have stated that newcomers are welcome.

Sicario centers on a female cop from Tucson, Arizona who heads to Mexico with two mercenaries tasked with hunting a very rich but cowardly drug kingpin named Fausto. Once they cross the border, all hell breaks loose as they must deal with a corrupt Mexican cop who is also a drug-runner and participates in other illegal activities. Golden Globe Award winner Emily Blunt plays the lead role opposite Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro.

BAFTA Film Award nominee Denis Villeneuve will direct Sicario from an original screenplay written by Taylor Sheridan. Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill of Black Label Media will produce along with Molly Smith. AFI Award winner Basil Iwanyk will also produce. Executive Producers are Erica Lee and Ed McDonnell.

Sicario Open Casting Call Details

The casting director is holding an open casting call seeking the roles below. Both union and non-union talent are welcome to attend. No acting experience is necessary.

Seeking:

[HISPANIC MEN]
[HISPANIC WOMEN]
[HISPANIC CHILDREN]
[ACTIVE AND FORMER MILITARY]
[BEAT UP OLD CARS]


When:

Saturday July 12, 2014
2:00pm – 4:30pm

Where:

Los Padillas Community Center
2117 Los Padillas Rd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105

All talent including minors and foreign actors must and be legally eligible to work in New Mexico and the United States.

The 2014 New Mexico Actors Resource Guide eBook 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 New Mexico and the United States:

• New Mexico Work Permit Requirements
• New Mexico Child Employment Entertainment Law Sheet
• New Mexico Child Labor Laws Brochure
• New Mexico Child Performer Pre-Authorization Certificate
• New Mexico Child Extras Pre-Authorization Certificate
• New Mexico Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following New Mexico Actors Resources:

• New Mexico Casting Directors List
• New Mexico Extras Casting Directors List
• New Mexico Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New Mexico Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• New Mexico Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New Mexico Actors Resources
• PDF Users Guides

The 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

New Mexico:

Angelique Midthunder
Jennifer Schwalenberg
Midthunder Casting
Garson Studios
1600 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Los Angeles:

Melissa Kostenbauder
Francine Maisler Casting
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Sidney Poitier Building
Room 3200
Culver City, CA 90232

NOTE:

I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

Elizabeth Gabel Casting
304 Washington SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Thunder Road Pictures
1411 5th Street
Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Black Label Media
9301 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 604
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Maple Shade Films
4000 Warner Boulevard
Building 133, Room 88
Burbank, CA 91522

Executive Producers:

Erica Lee
Ed McDonnell

Producers:

Basil Iwanyk
Molly Smith
Trent Luckinbill
Thad Luckinbill

Writer: Taylor Sheridan

Director:

Denis Villeneuve

Starring:

Emily Blunt
Benicio del Toro

Story:

An officer from Tucson, Arizona travels across the border to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries to track down a drug lord.

Open casting calls seeking all ages and types for feature film 'Southpaw'


The major feature film Southpaw is seeking men and women of all ages and types to appear in the film as extras and featured background actors.

The Weinstein Company and Hope Films in association with Richie Productions, Escape Artists, and Fuqua Films are now prepping to shoot the feature film Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, and Forest Whitaker. The casting directors have scheduled open casting calls on June 3, 4, and 7 in Indiana, Pennsylvania which is about 1-hour east of Pittsburgh. Film crew members can can submit resumes to the production office. Filming will take place in both Pittsburgh and Indiana from mid-June through early-August.

Southpaw centers on cocky, aggressive, volatile middleweight champion Billy Hope. He expects to ride out his career with his massive winnings, his adoring fans, his beloved wife Maureen and their 10 year old daughter Leila. When Billy's temper triggers a fight, and then a shootout that leaves Maureen dead, Billy finds his life spiraling out of control. He takes to drinking and doing drugs, ignores the heart-broken Leila, and ignores his finances. When he loses his house, his money and finally Leila, who winds up in a group foster home, he begins to find his way back to some kind of balance with the help of amateur trainer Titus "Tick" Willis, who has his own demons but who turns out to be the perfect trainer for Billy.

Starring in Southpaw is Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role of Billy Hope. Also starring is Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Rachel McAdams, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, and Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker. Black Reel Awards winner Antoine Fuqua will direct from an original screenplay by Primetime Emmy Award nominee Kurt Sutter, with rewrites by Richard Wenk. Producers are Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, Steve Tisch, Alan Riche and Peter Riche.

Southpaw Open Casting Calls

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Pennsylvania and in the United States.

The 2014 Pittsburgh Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the 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 Pennsylvania and in the United States:

All 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

The feature film Southpaw will be filming in Pittsburgh, PA and Indiana, PA from mid-June through early-August. The film is seeking adults 18 years of age and older, all types, any ethnicity, to appear in the movie as fully paid background actors. No experience is required, however all talent must be legally eligible to work in the State of Pennsylvania. There are NO FEES to attend the open calls or to be considered. The following open casting calls have been scheduled:

Indiana, PA

Where:

Indiana Mall
2334 Oakland Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701

Please use the South Entrance. DO NOT call the venue, as they have no additional information.

When:

Tuesday June 3, 2014 – 4pm to 7pm
Wednesday June 4, 2014 – 4pm to 7pm
Saturday June 7, 2014 – 10am to 3pm

If you are unable to attend the open casting calls, you can download the following form, fill it out completely and mail or email it to the casting team:

Southpaw Extras Registration Form

Southpaw
Attn: Extras Casting
c/o Hope Films, Inc.
701 Rodi Road
Suite 102
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

southpawextras@gmail.com

You MUST include a clear recent color snapshot (against a white background, no hats or sunglasses, only you in the photo).


Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Mary Vernieu
Lindsay Graham
Betty Mae, Inc.
13375 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

NOTE:

I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Film Crew Members

Pittsburgh:

Experienced film crew members who are available to work in the Pittsburgh and Indiana, Pennsylvania areas can submit resumes to the following:

southpawfilm@gmail.com

In the subject line put the position you are submitting. Example - "FILM CREW: MAKUP ARTIST"

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Hope Films, Inc.
701 Rodi Road
Suite 102
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Richie Productions
9336 W. Washington Blvd.
Above Stage 3 West
Room 305
Culver City, CA 90232

Escape Artists
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Astaire Bldg.
3rd Floor
Culver City, CA 90232

Fuqua Films
12424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Weinstein Company
99 Hudson Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Producers:

Jason Blumenthal
Todd Black
Steve Tisch
Alan Riche
Peter Riche

Writer:

Kurt Sutter

Director:

Antoine Fuqua

Starring:

Jake Gyllenhaal
Rachel McAdams
Lupita Nyong'o
Forest Whitaker

Story:

Gyllenhaal is set to play Billy "The Great" Hope, a left-handed prizefighter who wins a title but suffers a tragedy soon after and must put his life back together to earn the respect of his young daughter. Whitaker will play Titus "Tick" Willis, a former fighter who was forced to retire after losing an eye and now trains amateur fighters.