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Open casting call in Pittsburgh November 14, 2015

I am assisting entertainment industry leading casting director Bill Marinella in announcing an open casting call in Pittsburgh, PA on November 14, 2015. This is for a project that will begin shooting in early 2016. They are seeking people of all ages and types, however only adults 18+ years of age may attend the following open casting call. Minors can be registered online here.


Pittsburgh Studios
1310 Beulah Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Click here for directions.

Parking is free.


Saturday November 14, 2015
10:00am - 2:00pm

Currently Seeking: 

Experienced Stand-Ins and general extras of ALL types!

Must be located withing a two-hour drive to the Pittsburgh area.

They will be taking your photo so follow these guidelines closely:

Wardrobe:  Please arrive dressed in your best: party outfits, dresses, suits, tux and gowns. Ladies come hair and makeup ready, men well groomed.

Please know your measurements. If you cannot attend please create a profile here or email

You can start early registration prior to the open casting call at the official Marinella Hume Casting website - Be sure to upload at least one photo (use the photo below as a guide for exactly the format they need it shot as). You can use the photo cropping tool on our site when you upload. NO sunglasses, hats, or other people in the photo. Also add your CAR or TRUCK profile, they do pay more for vehicles and it only takes an extra minute.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All talent, including minors and foreign actors, must be legally eligible to work in Pittsburgh, PA and in the United States. The Pittsburgh Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following documents and information for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work on films and television productions in the Pittsburgh area:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Pennsylvania Child Entertainment Work Permit Application
• Pennsylvania Application for Minors In Performances
• Pennsylvania Parental Acknowledgement of Minor's Duties and Hours of Employment Form
• Pennsylvania Minors Waiver Request Form for Entertainment Performances
• Pennsylvania Child Labor Complaint Form
• Pennsylvania Child Labor Act Details
• Pennsylvania Child Labor Act Hours Rules for Performances By Minors
• Pennsylvania Regulations Governing Employment of Minors
• Pennsylvania Child Labor Law Prohibitions
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Pittsburgh Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Pittsburgh Casting Directors List
• Pittsburgh Extras Casting Directors List
• Pittsburgh Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Pittsburgh Acting Schools and Teachers List
• Pittsburgh Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Reproduction Services List
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director Cover Letter
• Sample Talent Agent Cover Letter
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Pittsburgh Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• PDF Users Guides

All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Two open casting calls for feature film 'Peekskill' actors and extras

Production company Turbo Orange Films has put out a casting call for actors and extras alike for the feature film "Peekskill", which is shooting during January and February, 2016. The open casting calls will take place in Peekskill, NY on consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 10 and 17, from 12 to 6 p.m. Both acting roles and extras are being cast for the film.

"Peekskill" is about a married photographer who develops a relationship with a young woman after they connect on Instragram. It is a morality tale that revolves around social media. Colin Bemis is directing, from a screenplay that he wrote himself.


1008 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566


October 10th, 2015 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm
October 17th, 2015 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Please RSVP a spot at the open casting call by e-mailing a request to

Roles Available:

Male; 27 – 37 years old.
Ellis is a complicated man. Single and layered but more introverted than his producing and directing partner, Errol, he is the cinematographer on a documentary that he and Errol have embarked on shooting together. At times quiet but defensive when needed, Ellis doesn’t shy away from confrontation and is always sure to express himself when the occasion calls for it.

Female; 25 – 35 years old
Absolutely ESSENTIAL role. Mikala is a flawed, beautiful, vulnerable but headstrong woman who was once romantically involved with our lead character. Mother to Gabriella (see below.) More in person!

Female; 5 – 8 years old
This is a great role. The daughter of Mikala, Gabriella is a brave, loud and endlessly happy little girl. A few major scenes for this little one.

Male; 55 – 70 years old.
An old school, rough and tumble type with medium intelligence and a huge mouth. Kind at heart but a loud presence, Norman’s interactions with those around him always spark either comedic outrage or downright laughter.

Male; 35 – 45 years old.
Franklin is the type of solid, stocky, hard-working co-worker we all have worked with at one point or another. He got his job young at the packing and carting plant with Norman, and is a career man there, never to stray. He does what he’s told but has his own opinions, even while keeping his head down and a smile on his face the whole time.

Male; 25 – 40 years old.
The ever-necessary and always important sound person on the film with Errol and Ellis, Mark is almost always behind the scenes. He is also adept at film technology, usually being the one to assist Ellis in rigging cameras, mounting equipment, and many other odds and ends.

Male Senior Citizen
Male; 70 + years old
This is a delightful little walk-on role for someone who would love the chance to be on-screen in a film!

Female Senior Citizen
Female; 70+ years old
This is a delightful little walk-on role, just as above!

Popcorn Lady
Female; 18 – 60 years old
Age does not matter! Two lines of dialogue. Another great, fun role albeit a minor one.

Cleaning Man
Male; 18 – 60 years old
One line of dialogue. Good chance to be on screen!

Young Boy (Jeffrey)
Male; 7 – 13 years old
While he hasn’t any dialogue, this is a particularly funny scene that will long be remembered. I can’t say more than that right now, but this is a worthy one!

Boy’s Mother
Female; 25 – 45 years old
See above description.

Middle-Aged Woman
Female; 35 – 65 years old
This role has no dialogue, but requires a bit of violence. If you want to be a part of a brutal (but totally safe!) moment in a dramatic part of a film, here’s your chance! (No more spoilers, though!)

Female; 30 – 40 years old
This is a truly unique and very essential role for our film. Lana is an absolutely fire-hearted, strong woman whose firm moral grounding and unalterable focus is never in question. She is a proud mother of two, husband to Errol (KEY SUPPORTING), but the driving force of the family, sans question.

Female; 7 – 12 years old
Maggie is Lana and Errol’s daughter. A few key scenes!

Male; 7 – 12 years old
Jake is Lana and Errol’s son. Also a few key scenes!

Smacking Man
Male; 18 – 50 years old
Odd character title, I’m well aware! This is a dialogue-less role but one that interacts briefly with our main character.

Mrs. Tanner
Female; 25 – 45 years old
A woman who becomes an unsuspecting victim (though survives!) to a random act of terror. Emotionally charged and thrilling scene. For adrenaline junkies and those who want to be part of a truly horrifying scene!

Tanner Boy
Male; 7 – 15 years old
The son of Mrs. Tanner who has a brief encounter in the same scene as listed above with our lead character.

Female; 25 – 40 years old
A friend to our main character (though she doesn’t recognize him at first, generating a particularly harrowing scene before we cut the tension), she shares some reminiscing lines of dialogue with the lead. Great scene.

Female or Male; 40 – 70 years old
A very dialogue-heavy scene, this character has several pages of back-and-forth with our lead character. She/he is wise, stern and serious. A fun role with lots of lines.

Male; 30 – 55 years old
A work friend of our lead character. Several lines of dialogue.

Female; 65 – 80 years old
Another character who is unfortunately at the wrong place at the wrong time when a menacing character comes calling. A mildly physical but truly fun scene to play!

Open casting call for lead role in Josh Brolin film

A major feature film starring Josh Brolin is holding an open casting call on Saturday October 3, 2015 as part of a national talent search seeking a boy between 11-13 years of age to play a lead role in the project. The film is currently using the working title as simply "Untitled Jody Hill Project", and is listed at IMDb as "The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter". The film centers on a young boy named Jaden who reluctantly accompanies his dad, a nationally known hunter, on a hunting trip. The film stars Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin and two-time MTV Movie Awards nominee Danny McBride. Writers Guild of America WGA Award nominee Jody Hill is directing from a screenplay that she wrote along with John Carcieri and Danny McBride. Shooting will take place in Asheville, North Carolina from late October through late December, 2015.

"Untitled Jody Hill Project" National Talent Search Details

Casting directors for the "Untitled Jody Hill Project" are conducting a national talent search seeking the following LEAD ROLE for the Scott Rudin Productions feature film "The Legacy of the Whitetail Deer Hunter":

• JADEN - Male 10-13 years of age. No acting experience is necessary, as are looking for very real young talent who have a gift for telling stories and being themselves in front of the camera. A great sense of humor helps as well. Jaden is confident and considers himself to be pretty cool, while having a sixth-grade real boy quality. He is supposed to be bonding with his father on a hunting trip, but Jaden wants to do anything but that. LEAD ROLE


Brown Lane Studios
1499 Regal Row #503
Dallas, TX 75247


Saturday October 3, 2015
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids will be seen on a first-come, first-seen basis. No acting experience is necessary and no appointment required. If cast, compensation will be on the scale of professional actors.

No acting experience is necessary and no appointment required. If cast, compensation will be on the scale of professional actors.

For story purposes, we are looking for a male, Caucasian kid, age 11-13, that fits the following description:


IMPORTANT NOTE: All talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in North Carolina and in the United States. The North Carolina 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 North Carolina and the United States:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• North Carolina Child Performer Labor Law Information
• North Carolina Youth Employment Certificate Instructions
• North Carolina Youth Approval To Work Late Hours Form
• North Carolina Minor Intention To Employ Form
• North Carolina Dept. of Labor Rules and Regulations Relative to Employment of Children under 16 Years of Age.
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• Links for Child Labor Information

In addition to the following North Carolina Actors Resources:

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

All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

If you are unable to attend the open casting call above, you can submit headshots and resumes to the following:

Principal Actor Casting

Charlene Lee
Rachel Tenner Casting
5657 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA 90036


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.

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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.

Scott Rudin Productions
120 W. 45th Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Rough House Pictures
1722 Whitley Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

IAC Films
22 Elysium Gate 126-128
New Kings Road
London UK


Scott Rudin
Eli Bush
Jody Hill


John Carcieri
Jody Hill
Danny McBride

Production Manager:

Georgie Marquis


Jody Hill


Danny McBride
Josh Brolin


A nationally known deer hunter takes his young son along on a hunting trip.