Casting Calls for Film in East Providence, Rhode Island

Two Sisters’ Productions Inc. will conduct a casting call Dec. 19 and Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kay Studios in East Providence, Rhode Island.

To schedule an appointment, send contact information, headshot and resume to Also, those who have an appointment are asked to bring a headshot or picture with their resume to the casting call. Auditions will be held for two films, both are non-union and SAG. All races and nationalities are needed.

A short film, Second Job, which is affiliated with the Rhode Island Film Collaborative, is specifically looking for girls 8- to 12-years-old and young adults, ages 16 to 20 (must look young) and adult men and women that look under age 20. The production company is also looking for a 10 to 15-year-old BMW automobile (bring a picture).

A feature-length romantic comedy, Three Kisses, written by Paul A. Roselli and Toni-Ann, is specifically looking for 20- to 40-year-old women, 20- to 40-year-old men, 10- to 12-year-old boys and 45 to 55 year-old men and women.


Kay Studios
62 Valley St.
East Providence, RI 02914


December 19, 2008
4:00pm - 8:00pm

December 20, 2008
10:00am - 3:00pm

Extras Open Call in Newton, Iowa

The producers of "Ticket Out", starring Ray Liotta and Alexandra Breckenridge, are seeking people in Iowa to work as extras in the film.

Storyline - Jocelyn (Alexandra Breckenridge) flees with her children to protect them from an abusive father / ex-husband. Jim (Ray Liotta) helps her evade those who wish to stop her.

Sunday December 14, 2008 - Noon to 5:00

Newton-Jasper County Community Center
2401 1st Avenue E (former Aldi's)
Newton, Iowa 50208

Various locations in Iowa for shooting include (but not limited to): Newton, Perry, Des Moines, Adel.

Later date will be scheduled for towns west of Des Moines.

Click Here to submit by email if you live in these area and can not make it to the open casting calls.


- Extras are paid minimum wage. If your car is used, you will be paid an additional sum. Meals are provided on set (always good food!)

- Kids - we will likely not book children under the age of 10. If you are submitting for your child, you might as well submit yourself, as you'll be required to be on set with them.

- Time - plan for a 10+ hour day.

Casting Call for extras near Denver, Colorado

Producers are holding an open casting call near Denver in Longmont, CO for extras for a full-length feature film. The extras will be cast in several group scenes in what’s being billed as a “psychological thriller/comedy”.

The casting call is set for 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Sunday December 14th, and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 17th.

The location is the Twin Peaks Mall.

Extras may have varied levels of experience, ranging from none to professional acting training. There’s no pay for this work.

The producers are looking for all ages, types, sizes, children, male and female. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you have photos and resumes, you may bring them, but they aren’t necessary. All extras chosen must submit to law enforcement background checks.

Shooting is set to begin in 2009 in Colorado. This film, produced by Gracemar Entertainment, is the first full-length feature to be shot in the state in more than three years.

Sunday December 14, 2008
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday, December 17, 2008
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Twin Peaks Mall
Community Room
1250 S. Hover Road
Longmont CO 80501

Click Here for directions.

Filming Locations

To be considered at all for a role in a television show or film, you should either look for productions casting in your area or move to a city where they are being cast, in order to be a local.

Even if you're willing to pay for travel to the shooting locations for a few days to work, no one wants to take the risk on an out-of-town actor. (What if you miss your flight? What if the shoot keeps getting delayed and you have to replace your plane ticket five times? What if they change the schedule and need you RIGHT NOW for a wardrobe fitting - and you're 1000 miles away? What if they fly you all the to the location and it turns out you're not right for the role or you're crazy or irresponsible?)

Yikes! Too much stress in an already stressful business. It's safer to hire actors they know and love, and who live within the vicinity of the shoot. There is no shortage of willing and available talent in their own backyard. The casting directors job is to reduce the risk of problems for their producers, not increase it. So get to know your local casting directors and start there.

Source: Lana Veenker Myspace Blog

Background Actors Photos

Film and television extras use a color 4"x6" snapshot with a white background, from the waist up. On the back of the photos, you should have the following listed:

Hair Color
Eye Color
Contact Phone Number
Shirt Size
Pant Size/Dress Size
Coat Size
Shoe Size
Hat Size

On the vast majority of open casting calls for extras, they will take your photo at the casting call. But it is best to be prepared and bring your own photo with several different "looks". One wearing something upscale such as a tuxedo or suit & tie, one wearing something casual such as jeans & t-shirt, and something specialized such as a police uniform. Keep in mind that you should own whatever clothes you wear in the photos in case they want you to wear the same outfit on the shoot. Just make sure that your photos are updated and actually represent what you currently look like.

Click Here for sample photos used for extra work (photos courtesy of Rich Hogan Photography).

Note About Extra Work From Casting Director Lana Veenker:

This is one thing you can do without acting experience, but keep in mind that you can only work as an extra in the region where you live. If there's a movie you want to be in and it's shooting halfway across the world, you need to either move there or have a place to stay for a few weeks (and even then, there's no guarantee you'll definitely be needed). Also, you need to be able to legally work in the country where the film is shooting. The production company won't hire you without a valid work permit or proof of citizenship. Unfortunately, those are the breaks!

Actors Headshots

You can go to the following website and check out the exact types of photos that are being used today for actors:

You should have your photographer take those type of photos.

You should have two good color headshots (not "retouched", unless only to clean up a loose hair, etc), one "serious" and one "smiling". But it doesn't hurt to have 3-4 "looks". Try to portray the best possible image of your "brand". In other words, the type of personality and look that you would best portray. Sometimes it is best to ask several other people who know you, like teachers, friends, classmates, etc. Sometimes beginning actors do not see themself as portraying the "type" that they really should be. Here are some of the primary "types" for young actors:

Young Females:

ingénue/innocent muse

Young Males:

bad boy
nerdy kid/future genius
paste-eater/super uncool

You should also put your name on the bottom of the photo either in a margin, or directly on the photo. Both the photo and resume should be exactly 8x10" and stapled back-to-back on all four corners. Get the original 8x10 prints from the photographer, then have that duplicated.

Here is a great photo duplicating service that offers service through mail:

Sample Beginners Acting Resume

Savannah Starlet

Date of Birth: 06/15/1998
Height: 4'11"
Weight: 92 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
(your email address here)
(your phone number here)

Acting & Modeling Objectives:

TV Shows
Commercial Print


Class Skits: Anne Frank-Mrs. & Mr. Van Dann.


High School Drama Club

Special Skills & Talents:


Sports & Hobbies:

Ballet, Soccer, Ice Skating, Basketball, Swimming, and Cheerleading. Like to hang out with friends, and volunteer for things to help people and animals.