20th Century Fox comedy film 'Call Me Artie' casting children and adults

Atlanta Call Me Artie Us and Them Open Casting Call

"Call Me Artie" will shoot in Atlanta, GA through December 7, 2011.
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Chernin Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation will begin shooting the family comedy feature film "Call Me Artie" on October 10th, 2011 in the Atlanta, GA area. The casting directors are casting supporting roles and smaller speaking roles in Atlanta, and the extras casting director, Bill Marinella, is holding an open casting call for kids and adults to work on the film. These are fully paid positions.

The film stars three-time Golden Globe nominated actor Billy Crystal, Academy Award winning actress Marisa Tomei, two-time Academy Award nominated actress Bette Midler, 2011 Young Artist Award winning 11-year-old actress Bailee Madison, and experienced television commercial/voice over child actor Joshua Rush. Rush's credits also include stints on NBC's "Heroes" and "Chuck".

Andy Fickman is directing "Call Me Artie" from a script originally written by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse. Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel re-wrote the final script. Billy Crystal came up with the story behind the film. Samantha Sprecher and Billy Crystal will produce for his company Face Productions, Peter Chernin will produce for Chernin Entertainment.

"Call Me Artie" will film from October 10, 2011 through December 7, 2011 in the Atlanta, GA area.

Open Casting Call Details


2000 Powers Ferry Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30067
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Sunday October 2nd, 2011
4:00pm - 8:00pm


• All ages 5 yrs and up, male and female, any ethnicity.
• Seeking Violin playing girls and boys 11-14.
• Little League referees, umpires, and coaches.
• Really good BMX and Skateboard Adults 18-33.
• Upscale resort types in beachwear ages 30-40 yrs.
• Specifically seeking Asian, Russian, Latino, and International Guests.
• Seeking real Symphony musicians and conductors.
• Actors with real bartending and waitress skills for featured bit roles.

Adults must bring two forms of legal ID with you - Passport or Drivers License and Social Security Card. Children must bring birth certificate. This job guarantees a minimum pay of $100/12hrs. Please wear your best upscale looks and bring a few color snapshots wearing different upscale wardrobe. The best wardrobe always gets booked.

Parents MUST bring recent color snapshot(s) of your kids. Height, weight, all wardrobe sizes, age, date of birth, parents name and contact number MUST be written on the back of the photo(s), or stapled on the photo(s).

Note: "Call Me Artie" has been using the working title of "Us & Them". A working title is the temporary name of a film used during its development. Working titles are used primarily for two reasons - the first being that an official title has not yet been decided upon and the working title is being used as a filler for naming purposes, the second being to intentionally disguise the production of a high profile film. In some cases a working title may ultimately be used as the official title. This "title ruse" is now a very common practice by which these high-profile films or television series is given a fake working title to keep its production a secret, and to prevent price gouging by suppliers, casual theft and undesirable attention. It this case, the production office and company in Atlanta is named Call Me Artie, LLC. In addition, the crew members are using "Call Me Artie" as their current position on their resumes.

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.

Los Angeles:

Marcia Ross Casting
4444 Riverside Drive
Suite 103
Burbank, CA 91505
(studio level casting only)

New York:

Kathleen Chopin
12 W. 32nd Street
Suite 12
New York, NY 10001

Extras Casting


Bill Marinella Casting
500 Bishop Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318-4366
Click Here to pre-register with Bill Marinella Casting Atlanta.

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.

"Us & Them" Production Office
c/o Call Me Artie, LLC
1888 Emery Street NW
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30318

Chernin Entertainment
1733 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Walden Media
1888 Century Park East
14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Face Productions
335 N. Maple Drive
Suite 175
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
10201 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035


Peter Chernin
Samantha Sprecher
Billy Crystal


Andy Fickman


Billy Crystal
Bette Midler
Marisa Tomei
Bailee Madison


Explores the differences in parenting philosophies between the last two generations, or how "parent" morphed from a noun into a verb. In the film, Billy Crystal plays Fresno AAA baseball broadcaster Artie Decker, a grandfather forced to take care of his grandchildren (Joshua Rush, Bailee Madison), by the 21st century rules of his estranged daughter (Marisa Tomei), their mother (Bette Midler), who has gone on a weeklong work vacation. In the process, he is confronted with what seems to him an absurd world of negotiating with kids, Little League games where everyone gets a hit, tailored meals and "feelings". Ultimately, he reverts to an old-school justice style of discipline.