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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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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.

Open casting call scheduled for feature film 'Sing Street' produced by U2's Bono

The feature film Sing Street has scheduled an open casting call seeking a boy and girl to play the Lead Roles in the film.

 Sing Street tells the story of Cosmo, a 14-year-old growing up in 80’s Dublin who must break free of a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, deal with his drop-out older brother’s antics, and survive a new public school where the kids are rough and the brothers are tougher. So he writes a song, forms a scrappy band with some school mates, writes more songs, and shoots some wicked music videos. How to shoot pop videos in a recession ridden country? Beg, borrow and steal. And steal. But when he realizes he can’t save his family, he must make a family of his own. What better way than to start than to run away with 15-year-old wannabe model girlfriend across the sea to London, the Emerald city, where their shared dreams might, or might not come true.

Open Casting Call Details

ALL talent MUST be legally eligible to work in London and in the United Kingdom.

The 2014 London 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 London and the United Kingdom:

• London Child Actor Information
• London Child Actor Chaperone Information
• London Bylaws on the Employment of Children
• London Child Stage Performance Application Form
• London Child Work Permit Application
• United Kingdom Foreign Actors Visa Information
• United Kingdom Entertainer Visitor Application Form
• United Kingdom Employment Application Form

In addition to the following London Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• London Casting Directors List
• London Extras Casting Directors List
• London Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• London Actors Headshot Photographers
• United Kingdom Acting Schools
• London Performers Unions and Organizations
• Miscellaneous London Actors Resources
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.


We are looking for the LEAD BOY and GIRL plus other supporting roles in a
MAJOR IRISH FEATURE FILM.
Director: John Carney (Once, Begin Again) is searching for the cast of his new movie SING STREET. It may be you!
We are looking for the following:
BOYS AGE 13-17 from Dublin and Surrounding Areas.
MUSICAL ABILITY IS A PLUS!
GIRLS AGE 14-18 from Dublin and Surrounding Areas
SUNDAY 18th MAY
11am till 4pm.
FILMBASE Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin.
BOYS: If you play an instrument, please bring it along and be ready to play. Otherwise, please have a short song prepared.
TEENAGERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN
NO ACTING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. FULL OPEN FILM CASTING – GET THERE EARLY & TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

If you are unable to attend the open casting call but are willing to work in London, please submit a hardcopy photo and contact information to the following:

Louise Keily Casting
25 Hampton Wood Avenue
St. Margaret's Road
Dublin, Ireland
UK

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.
Example:
"Point Break"
"Role of GENERAL ACTOR SUBMISSION"
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.

A Likely Story/Distressed Films
175 Varick Street
Second Floor
New York, NY 10014

Merced Media Partners
601 Carlson Parkway
Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Palmstar Media Capital
14622 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 755
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Filmwave
27 Margaret Street
London, England
United Kingdom, W1W 8RY

Filmnation Entertainment
345 N. Maple Drive
Suite 202
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Producers:

Anthony Bregman
Kevin Frakes
Raj Brinder Singh
Paul Trijbits
Christian Grass

Director:

John Carney

Starring:

To Be Cast

Story:

Sing Street centers on a 14-year-old who must break free of a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, deal with his drop-out older brother’s antics and survive in a new public school. He forms a  band and runs away to London with his 15-year-old girlfriend.



Talent search seeking overweight boy for feature film 'Weightless'

talent search

The feature film Weightless is seeking a boy who can play 8-12 years of age for the lead role starring opposite Jason Clarke.

Kingsgate Films and Smuggler are in pre-production on the indie film Weightless, which will begin shooting in August, 2014. The role up for grabs requires a boy who is very overweight. Weightless centers on a father whose quiet life gets thrown upside down when he answers a call to take care of his son Will, who’s affected by childhood obesity, after Will's mother goes missing. Filming will take place in New York with additional filming in Pennsylvania.

Starring in Weightless is Chicago Film Critics Association Award winner Jason Clarke, and 3-time Academy Award winner Nick Nolte. Canadian filmmaker Jaron Albertin will direct from an original screenplay written by BAFTA Awards nominee Enda Walsh. Academy Award winner Greg Shapiro will produce Weightless along with Smuggler execs Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody.

Weightless Talent Search Details

The casting directors for the feature film Weightless are conducting a Talent Search seeking the role below. Submissions are being accepted from all areas of Canada and the United States. If cast, the boy and a parent/legal guardian will receive transportation and accommodations to the shooting locations in New York and Pennsylvania. This is a fully paid role at SAG-AFTRA scale, and there is no prior acting experience necessary to submit or be considered. No union membership is required. Shooting will take place in August, 2014. The deadline to submit is June 15, 2014.

[WILL] Male, must be able to portray 8-12 years of age. Weights approximately 150 - 250 lbs or more. Quiet and shy until you get to know him. No acting experience is necessary! LEAD ROLE

To be considered, submit a recent color photo along with the following:

Name:
Age:
Current Location:
Parent/Guardian Name:
Parent/Guardian Email:
Parent/Guardian Phone:

Send your submission to WeightlessAudition@gmail.com

Minors must be legally eligible to work in the states of New York and Pennsylvania, and in the United States.

The 2014 New York Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 New York and the United States:

• New York Child Performer Information Sheet
• New York Child Performer Permit Combined Application
• New York Child Performer Trust Accounts Information
• New York Verification of Satisfactory Academic Performance
• New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements - State Statues
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following New York Actors Resources:

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

Both the New York and Pennsylvania 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.

Richard Hicks
5225 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 736
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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

To Be Announced

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.

Kingsgate Films
7024 Melrose Ave.
Suite 420
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Producers:

Greg Shapiro
Patrick Milling Smith
Brian Carmody

Director:

Jaron Albertin

Starring:

Jason Clarke
Nick Nolte

Story:

About a young boy growing up in difficult surroundings.