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
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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.