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
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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.