Universal Pictures open casting call for 'Pitch Perfect' starring Anna Kendrick

Baton Rouge Pitch Perfect Open Casting Call

"Pitch Perfect" is casting people of all types and ages especially college age.
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Gold Circle Films in association with Universal Pictures are hosting an open casting call for their feature film "Pitch Perfect," which is based on a true story. In addition to general background extras, there are featured extra roles and stand-in roles for the film's stars that will be up for grabs. All ages and types are needed, especially college age people. Shooting begins October 17, 2011 in Baton Rouge Louisiana. These are fully paid positions.

"Pitch Perfect" takes a behind-the-scenes look at the bizarre, inspiring, and hilarious world of competitive collegiate a cappella. Universal Pictures will be hoping to capitalize on the recent success of the similarly themed "Glee" television series that has garnered cult status worldwide, and the popularity of the hit reality competition series "The Sing Off".

Jason Moore will direct his first feature film from an adapted screenplay written by two-time Primetime Emmy nominated Kay Cannon. Moore has directed various episodes of the television shows "Dawson's Creek," "One Tree Hill," "Everwood," and "Brothers & Sisters". Moore also has a background directing Broadway Theatre, and was nominated for a Tony Award for the musical "Avenue Q". "Pitch Perfect," is based on GQ Magazine writer Mickey Rapkin's non-fiction book "Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory".

Primetime Emmy Award nominated actress Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman are producing "Pitch Perfect" with their company, Brownstone Productions. President of Gold Circle Films, Paul Brooks, will also produce. Executive Producer will be Scott Niemeyer, also of Gold Circle Films. Jeff Levine, who started out in the business working as Nicolas Cage's assistant, will co-produce "Pitch Perfect".

Open Casting Call Details


Pitch Perfect Productions, LLC
1885 Wooddale Blvd.
Wooddale Towers
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
No phone calls or emails please.
Click Here for directions.


Saturday Oct 15, 2011
10:00am - 2:00pm

They will take your photo and personal information. For example: all clothing sizes, contact information, any special skills you have, etc. You will be put in the "Pitch Perfect" Database to work as a background performer.

If you are located within reasonable driving distance of either Baton Rouge or New Orleans and are unable to attend the open casting call, or you are under the age of 18, you can still be considered to work on "Pitch Perfect" by registering with Caballero Casting on the following website:

Caballero Casting "Pitch Perfect" Extras Registration

Pay rate for this film varies between $80-$150/day depending on the hours worked. The pay is higher for stand-ins and photo-doubles. Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and United States. Candidates must also be available for production from October 17, 2011 through December 16, 2011.

The 2012 Louisiana Actors Resource Guide includes the following information and documents for minors and foreign talent who would like to audition for "Pitch Perfect" or work as an extra on the film:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Louisiana Child Performer Law Information Sheet
• Louisiana Child Performer Trust Act Sheet
• Louisiana Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• Louisiana Minor Intention To Employ Form
• Louisiana Employment of Minors in Theatrical Performances or Exhibitions
• Louisiana Film, TV, and Commercials Minor Labor Law Summary
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Louisiana Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
• Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• General Talent Agent Information
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Resources
• PDF Users Guide

The 2012 Louisiana Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

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:

Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee
Barden/Schnee Casting
1513 6th Street
Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401

New York:

Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee
Barden/Schnee Casting
150 West 28th Street
Suite 402
New York NY 10001

Extras Casting

Baton Rouge:

Brent Caballero
Caballero Casting
9522 Brookline Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
No Phone Calls!

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.

Pitch Perfect Productions, LLC
1885 Wooddale Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Gold Circle Films
233 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 650
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Producers: Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Jeff Levine


Jason Moore


Anna Kendrick - Beca
Brittany Snow - Chloe
Rebel Wilson - Fat Amy
Alexis Knapp - Stacie
Utkarsh Ambudkar - Donald
Brock Kelly - Howie
Anna Camp - Aubrey
Hana Mae Lee - Lilly
Adam DeDine - Jesse
Skyler Astin - Benji


A romantic comedy set in the world of competitive collegiate a cappella groups. Fiercely competitive UMass undergraduate a capella groups Divisi (all girls) and Treblemakers (all boys) practice and perform throughout the year in the quest for the a capella nirvana: winning the "International Championship of Collegiate A Capella" (ICCA) that's held each spring at Carnegie Hall. With Divisi undergoing some intense interpersonal strife - most of their members have graduated, singer Chloe (Brittany Snow) has vocal chord nodes and their leader Aubrey (Anna Camp) insists on keeping the group in its same old groove - the stakes are high, particularly with the inclusion of freshman-with-a-bad-attitude, Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick), whose good ideas are routinely shot down by Aubrey. Beca's also trying hard not to fall in love with fellow freshman Jesse (Adam DeDine), a nice guy and a new member of the Trebles - whose guys are, according to the age-old Divisi tradition, off-limits to the Divisi girls.