The PJ5 Club National Talent Search in Atlanta, GA seeking girls 9 - 17

Christopher B. Pearman - Producer, Director, Founder, Creator of the Pajama 5 Project and critically acclaimed author of the book "Dream So Big", has partnered with legendary Director/Producer, Oz Scott, who has worked on projects such as Disney Channel's "The Cheetah Girls" as well as episodes of "CSI: New York", to create "The PJ5 Club". Christopher B. Pearman is also father and former manager of Raven-Symone, of the hit Disney Channel TV show “That’s So Raven”.

The PJ5 Club is designed to bring international exposure, and accessibility, where girls are looked after and mentored by women who are very successful in their given fields. Each girl will be presented with challenges to exercise and expand her problem-solving ability, imagination, creativity, to nurture her confidence, create her own identity and express her individual ideas. At the same time, each girl will be encouraged to work together to accomplish the goals as a team. The PJ5 Club members will perform and entertain while enlightening and educating the audience.

The PJ5 Club casting directors will begin a five city talent search starting June 8th in Atlanta to discover five multi-talented and multi-cultural girls ranging in age from 9 - 17 to be a part of the PJ5 project. These young girls will highlight and use their talents in music, television and movies as part of the PJ5 Project Initiative. This is a chance to become one of the original members of the PJ5 Club.

Talent search open casting call details:


Lenox Square Mall
3393 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30326
Click Here for directions.


Tuesday June 8, 2010
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Please bring an 8x10 color photo and a short bio. All materials will become property of the PJ5 Club. You also MUST bring a completed consent form to be considered.

Click Here to download the consent form.

Click Here to download the rules and regulations form.

This talent search is brought to you by Rayblaize3 Entertainment, LLC and The Machine Group.

National talent search now underway for Footloose male teen dancers

*** Casting is now complete for Footloose ***

The big screen remake of the popular 1984 film Footloose is finally moving forward after Paramount Studios has hired writer/director Craig Brewer to helm the film. Shooting will take place beginning July 12, 2010 in Tennessee and Georgia. Newcomer Kenny Wormald will play the leadrole opposite Dancing With The Stars alum Julianne Hough.

Casting director Laray Mayfield has launched a national talent search seeking teen males 18 years of age and above who can play high school seniors. You don't have to be a trained dancer but you should possess natural rhythm and feel comfortable dancing. Also, being a quick learner is a huge plus.

To be considered for the film, you must submit a self-made audition video via email in QuickTime format.

Here are the details on how to submit:

● Please learn the scene and read the role of Steve.
● You do not need to memorize it but the more familiar you are, the better.
● Have someone read the other character’s lines off camera.
● Please do the audition in a medium close up (shoulder up) and keep the camera stationary.
● Please make sure they can see your face and hear you clearly (it’s best to have your main source of light behind the camera.)
● Please say your first and last name, height and where you are from before you begin the scene
● At the end please say your first and last name again clearly or print your full name on a sheet of paper and hold it up to the camera so they can read it clearly.
● Please include a dance audition after you’ve read the scene. This portion of the audition should be done in a full body shot and incorporate some basic dance moves. The music should be up-tempo but not metal or punk.
● Please do not put a certified delivery if using “”.
● Please compress your movie to the smallest size possible.
● Please do not follow up with emails regarding receipt of the audition. Due to the volume of submissions received, they cannot individually answer everyone.

Click Here to download the audition scene.

The Scene Setting: The South, Present Day

The QuickTime file that you are attaching to the email MUST be labeled with the name of the person auditioning. In other words, do NOT simply name the file "Footloose Talent Search".

All auditions should be labeled with the auditioner's name and sent via email in Apple Quicktime (.mov) format to the following:

DO NOT send any streaming video links such as Vimeo, YouTube, etc., as they need to be able to download the clip. If your file is too large for email, you can send it via an auxiliary website like

You MUST also download the two following documents, fill them out, scan them and attach to your submission email:

Click Here
to download the Footloose Talent Search consent and release form.

Click Here to download your contact information form.

The submission deadline is June 9, 2010.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions and conduct the free acting auditions.

Footloose Production Office
c/o Paramount Studios
5555 Melrose Ave.
Schulberg Building
Suite 206
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Weston Pictures
5555 Melrose Ave.
Lucille Ball Building
Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Storyline Entertainment
8335 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 207
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Unique Features
116 N. Robertson Blvd., 9th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Southern Cross The Dog
496 S. Main Street
Suite 101
Memphis, TN 38103

Principal Actor Casting (Los Angeles):

Laray Mayfield Casting
5620 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Principal Actor Casting (Los Angeles):

Tara Rubin Casting
570 7th Ave.
Suite 401
New York, NY 10018

Extras Casting:

To be announced.
The extras will be cast in Tennesse and Georgia.


Brad Weston
Craig Zadan
Neil Meron
Dylan Sellers.


Craig Brewer


Kenny Wormald
Julianne Hough
Dennis Quaid
Miles Teller


Fundamentalist minister Shaw Moore has spearheaded a ban on dancing in his community. The local teenagers, including Moore's daughter Ariel, chafe against the restriction, but there isn't much that they can do about it within city limits. Enter Chicago expatriate Ren, who likes to dance and doesn't like to take orders.

Transformers 3 holding open casting calls for extras in Chicago

Paramount Pictures feature film Transformers 3 is now in production and director Michael Bay has signed on to direct his third installment of the franchise. Transformers 3 is the working title for the third film in the live action Transformers series, and is the sequel to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The filming locations are set for Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Florida, Texas, Africa, Moscow and China.

Pre-shoots took place starting on April 12, 2010 in Indiana, which will portray Ukraine in the film. Filming will continue in Chicago starting in July, and then will move to Florida in September where extras will also be hired.

The extras casting director in Chicago is holding open casting calls for people who are interested in working as background actors in the film starting in July. Both SAG and non-union extras are welcome to attend. All shapes, sizes, and people of any disability and ethnicity are needed but must be 18 years of age or older.

Open Casting Call Details


The Chicago Academy for the Arts
1010 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
Click Here for directions.


Friday June 4, 2010
9:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday June 5, 2010
9:30am - 4:30pm

Your photo will be taken at the open call.
Please bring a pen to fill out a registration form and take notes.

Principal Actor Casting (Los Angeles):

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

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

Denise Chamian
"Transformers 3" Casting
c/o DW Studios Productions LLC
Raleigh Studios Playa Vista
5600 Campus Center Drive
Playa Vista, CA 90094

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

DW Studios Productions LLC
Raleigh Studios Playa Vista
5600 Campus Center Drive
Playa Vista, CA 90094

Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Di Bonaventura Pictures
5555 Melrose Ave.
DeMille Building
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Bay Films
631 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

100 Universal City Plaza
Building 5171
Universal City, CA 91608

Director: Michael Bay

Producers: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci


Shia LaBeouf
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Tyrese Gibson
Frances McDormand
John Malkovich
Ken Jeong


Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky in "Transformers 3". A darker more introspective journey into the Transformers universe and their origins on Cybertron. Peter Cullen also returns as the voice of Optimus Prime. This 3rd installment in the series "won’t be as robot-heavy and there will be fewer explosions, as the film gets more into the robot character. The last time (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) you kind of met a few of the robots. In 'Transformers 3' you’re gonna get a much cooler landscape" according to director Michael Bay. There is also preview footage of the possibility of Unicron, the planet eater, in this sequel.

Oprah Winfrey open casting calls seeking the Next Big TV Star

Oprah Winfrey is teaming up with reality show super-producer Mark Burnett for a new series on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. Mark Burnett Productions has produced such hits as The Apprentice, Survivor, and Shark Tank among many others.

There will be open casting calls in four cities across the country seeking someone with great talent, a great personality, a great sense of humor, and dream to host their own talk show on The Oprah Winfrey Network.

The open casting calls will be held at Kohl's department stores. Here are the dates and locations:

New York Area - June 5, 2010
1900 E. Linden Ave.
Linden, NJ 07036
Click Here for directions.

Dallas Area - June 12, 2010
4708 W. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75093
Click Here for directions.

Los Angeles Area - June 19, 2010
27380 Heather Ridge Rd.
Laguna Niguel, CA. 92677
Click Here for directions.

Atlanta Area- June 26, 2010
620 W. Crossville Rd.
Roswell, GA. 30075
Click Here for directions.

The following applies to all of the open casting calls:

At 8:00am wristbands will be distributed, and the casting calls begin at 9:00am. Only the first 500 people are guaranteed to be seen; additional people will be seen only if time allows. Some contestants may be invited to a call-back the following day for an on-camera audition. You must bring a completed application form with you to the open call. Click Here for the application form.

If you are unable to attend one of the open casting calls, you can upload a three minute audition video online. You should submit a three minute video of you selling them on one of five different Talk Show categories. You can focus your talk show on a Traditional Talk Show, Cooking, Interior Design and Fashion, Health and Wellbeing, or a Wildcard - any other topic that you are passionate about - AND would have big ratings!

The original series will feature a “host boot camp” as contestants compete in various challenges relevant to hosting and developing a television show. Challenges will range from booking interviews and researching story ideas, to successfully completing an actual screen test. At the end of the series, the person selected to be the winner will receive a commitment for his or her own show, executive produced by Mark Burnett, and scheduled to premiere on OWN in 2011.

Make very careful to follow the submission guidelines. They do not want logos and brands, or copyrighted music used in your video. They don't want you to include your contact information in the video.

You are allowed to attend an open casting call AND upload an audition video on the website.

You can also help decide who gets their own show. Go to the official Your OWN Show Website frequently to view the audition videos and vote for your favorites.

For all of the details and rules, please visit

Production Companies:

Mark Burnett Productions
640 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network
5700 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 120
Los Angeles, CA 90036

OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network is a cable channel network and joint venture between Discovery Communications and Harpo.

Universal Pictures Ron Howard film "Heartless" open casting call in Chicago

Ron Howard is gearing up to direct a Universal Pictures feature film starring Vince Vaughn, Winona Ryder, and Kevin James. Shooting will take place from May 25, 2010 to August 6, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Release date is scheduled for January 14th 2011.

The film has been in pre-production under the working titles of "Your Cheating Heart" and "Cheaters", but the production office address in Chicago is called "Heartless Productions, LLC".

There will be an open casting call on May 22, 2010 for extras to appear in the film. The extras casting directors is seeking all types of people, any ethnicity, from children to senior citizens. They are also seeking people who are Chicago Blackhawk fans to show up wearing Chicago Blackhawks gear (official NHL licensed jerseys, T-shirts, hats, sweaters, foam fingers, etc.). They would prefer the red home jerseys. A photo will be taken in your fan attire.

Open Call Details

18+ years only (for minors see below)


The Chicago Academy for the Arts
1010 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
Click Here for directions.


Saturday, May 22, 2010
11:00am - 4:00pm

Please bring a recent 4x6 color photo or your headshot/resume and make sure you have a pen to fill out forms. If you have a child and would like them to be considered for work on the film, please submit their information via email:

In the subject line please put 'Untitled Ron Howard Project Child Submission'.

Include the following information in the email:

Your name, child's name, phone number, e-mail address, age and date of birth, ethnicity, hair color, eye color, height, weight, your child's clothing sizes and attach a photo (.jpg format only, no files larger than 1MB).

To work on the show, your child will need a valid Illinois Dept. of Labor Employment Certificate, also know as a "work permit".

Click Here to download the forms and instructions on how to obtain a permit.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Imagine Entertainment
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
7th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Wild West Picture Show Productions
100 Universal City Plaza
Bungalow 4144
Universal City, CA 91608

Scarlet Fire Entertainment
561 28th Ave.
Venice, CA 90291

(Production Office)
Heartless Productions, LLC
8120 Lehigh Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Principal Actor Casting:

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

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

Jane Jenkins
The Casting Company
12750 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 102
Studio City, CA 91604

Extras Casting (Chicago):

Jonathan Kinnas
Atmosphere Casting of Chicago
P.O. Box 802629
Chicago, IL 60680-2629


Brian Grazer
Kim Roth


Ron Howard


Vince Vaughn
Kevin James
Winona Ryder


When Ronny Valentine (Vaughn), who has idealized his best friend and business partner Isaac Backman's (James) marriage for years, discovers that Isaac's wife is cheating, his faith in relationships is shattered. Burdened with the knowledge, Ronny becomes unhinged, and his increasingly erratic behavior begins to jeopardize his own relationship with his loving and patient girlfriend Beth.

2010 NBC Universal “Stand-Up for Diversity” comedy talent search

The dates and locations are now set for the 2010 NBC Universal “Stand-Up for Diversity” comedy search. Comedians of diverse backgrounds are welcome to attend the open auditions. Every year NBC Universal chooses several cities across the USA and holds both auditions and live showcases of the best diverse stand-up comedians from that area. At the conclusion of the comedy talent search, a select group of comedians are flown to Los Angeles to perform for top industry players at NBC Universal and industry-wide.

Many of the comics from the NBC Universal Stand-Up for Diversity program have signed with top Hollywood agents, met with the entertainment industry's leading casting directors and executives, and launched new career milestones.

There is no specific age limit, however most of the comedy clubs that the showcases are held only allow admission to people 21 and older, and that includes the comedians. You can contact the club to find out their age limit for comedians.

Open Auditions Details

New York, NY

Auditions - Monday, June 28, 10:00am-1:00pm
Live Showcase - Tuesday, June 29, at 8:00 pm

Comix Comedy Club
353 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10014
Click Here for directions.

San Antonio, TX

Auditions - Sunday, August 1, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
618 N.W. Loop 410,
San Antonio, Texas 78216
(Loop 410 @ Blanco)
Next to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in the Park North Entertainment Complex, behind A Loft Hotel and south of La Madeleine.
Click Here for directions.

Live Showcase - Monday, August 2, 8:00pm

Rivercenter Comedy Club
849 East Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
(located in Rivercenter Mall)
Click Here for directions.

San Francisco, CA

Auditions - Monday, September 13, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Live Showcase - Tuesday, September 14 at 8:00 pm

Punch Line Comedy Club
444 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Click Here for directions.

The following applies to all regional open calls and live showcases:

Only the first 100 comics who arrive will be seen. Comics will have one minute at the initial audition. A handful will be invited back later that day to perform a longer set and the top comics will be selected to perform in the showcase the next evening.

This is not a show that will air on NBC, but rather an opportunity to be showcased for agents, casting directors, and television executives in consideration for future casting and development opportunities.

This open call is for comics of diverse backgrounds who are serious about being funny. Comics must have five minutes of polished material.

Any questions regarding the program can be directed to the NBC Universal Stand-Up for Diversity program at:

Paramount Vantage open casting call for feature film lead roles

Paramount Vantage and Gran Via Productions are in pre-production on a David Chase feature film and will be holding an open casting call on Saturday, May 8, 2010. David Chase is known for being the Creator/Executive Producer/Chief Writer of The Sopranos, and he will serve as Producer/Writer/Director of this film. Mark Johnson of Gran Via Productions will co-produce.

Paramount Vantage is the specialty film division of Paramount Pictures, charged with producing, purchasing, distributing and marketing films that are generally those with a more "art house" feel than films made and distributed by its parent company. One recent success of Paramount Vantage was "No Country for Old Men" which won an Academy Award for Best Picture at the 80th Academy Awards. Mark Johnson's Gran Via has produced such films as Dragonfly, The Notebook, and My Sister's Keeper.

Here is what the casting director, Ellen Chenoweth, is seeking:

Males between the ages of 18 and 25.

DOUGLAS: A high school student of Italian heritage. Douglas isn't athletic, very much in the background at school. He is heavily influenced by the blues and by bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Yardbirds. He becomes the drummer and back up vocalist of his buddy's band.

WELLS: An artistic, upper class guitar player for the band. Wells is probably the most intelligent of the group.

RONNY: Much different from Douglas, Ronny is very athletic, unpredictable and the "King Rocker" in his small town. He is the lead singer of their band.

Open Call Details

Prior acting experience is welcome, but not required. Musical experience is a plus. Those interested in auditioning should bring ID and a recent photo (and resume if available) with contact information (name, phone number, email, etc.) written on the back. The photo will not be returned.

Filming will begin late summer or early Fall 2010.


Ripley-Grier Studios
520 Eighth Avenue
(Between 36th and 37th Street)
Room 17D
New York, NY 10018
Click Here for directions.


Saturday, May 8, 2010
1:00pm - 5:30pm

If you can not make it to the audition, the following is the casting directors information:

Principal Actor Casting (New York):

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

Please submit photos and resumes by mail or email only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Ellen Chenoweth
David Chase Project Casting
Ripley-Grier Studios
520 Eighth Avenue
Room 17D
New York, NY 10018

Email: Geoffrey Miclat

Extras Casting:


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Paramount Vantage
5555 Melrose Ave.
Ball/Lasky Buildings
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Gran Via Productions
1888 Century Park East
14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Producers: Mark Johnson, David Chase

Writer/Director: David Chase


To Be Cast


Set on the East Coast during the 1960s, a coming of age story that follows the lives of Douglas, Wells and Ronny, members of a young rock n’ roll band trying to make it.

YTV open casting calls for The Next Star in Canada

Open auditions for the third season of YTV's singing contest The Next Star are taking place throughout May across Canada. The Top 16 contestants picked from the cross-Canada audition tour will gather in Toronto to vie for a spot in the Top 6 at the end of June and the winner is selected in mid-August.

You must prepare two songs, one chosen from the song list and the other chosen by yourself.

Click Here to download the song list.

Click Here to download the release form.

A parent or legal guardian must read and sign the Regional Release Form as well as the Rules and Procedures. However, you must be accompanied to the audition by an adult - someone at least 18 years of age. If, you are accompanied by an adult who is not your legal guardian, you must have all paperwork completed and signed by the parent or legal guardian and brought with you to the audition.

The competition is only open to Canadian citizens, Canadian Permanent Residents, and Aboriginals Resident in Canada aged 15 years old or younger on September 1, 2010. Your age on that date will determine your eligibility.

Open Call Details

Pre-Registration at all open calls is from 7:00am - 9:00am. If you arrive after 9:00am, you will not be guaranteed an audition spot. People who show up before 6:00am will be turned away by security guards. Expect long lineups.

You must bring identification. You need at least one piece of recent and valid identification when you register that clearly indicates who you are, what you look like, and how old you are. It must be photo ID. Examples include: a valid passport, student card with picture together with a birth certificate, government-issued health card or other government-issued photo-ID card that identifies you.

You can accompany yourself with a musical instrument in your audition, but you must bring and play your own instrument. You are allowed to bring any type of instrument you wish as long as you are able to sing and play at the same time. You must be able to carry your instrument into the audition and manage your instrument throughout the entire process. You will not be at any disadvantage in the audition process if you choose to sing without instrumental accompaniment.

Dates and Locations:

Doubletree by Hilton - Toronto Airport
655 Dixon Road
Toronto, ON
Click Here for directions.
Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9, 2010
Line up begins at 7:00am

Delta Bessborough
601 Spadina Crescent East
SK S7K 3G8
Click Here for directions.
Saturday May 15, 2010
Line up begins at 7:00am

Mayfield Inn and Suites
16615 109 Avenue Northwest
Edmonton, AB
T5P 4K8
Click Here for directions.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Line up begins at 7:00am

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC
V6C 0C3
Click Here for directions.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Line up begins at 7:00am

Please plan accordingly with respect to travel and accommodation arrangements. The audition process can take several days if you continue to advance through the competition.