*** This project has been put on hold ***
"Jersey Boys" will film in New York and New Jersey starting January, 2013.
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The powerhouse film production company GK Films is in pre-production on the major feature film "Jersey Boys" based on the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons". The two-time Primetime Emmy winning casting director for the film is conducting a national talent search, as well as holding open casting calls for the lead roles of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. Filming begins in January, 2013 and will take place in New York and New Jersey.
Primetime Emmy nominated filmmaker Jon Favreau will direct Graham King's bigscreen adaption of the Tony Award winning Broadway documentary-style musical. This will be Favreau's first directing job after three straight on-screen acting roles. Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice wrote the book that the play was based on, and three-time Academy Award nominated writer John Logan has written the adapted screenplay. Some of Logan's credits include "Gladiator," "The Aviator," "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Rango," and "Hugo".
Academy Award winning executive of GK Films, Graham King, will produce "Jersey Boys" with Tim Headington. Also producing is Jon Favreau. Frankie Valli and fellow The Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio are executive producing. Sony will distribute the film. "Jersey Boys" will use much of the music from the Broadway play, with such songs as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," Oh What a Night," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You".
"Jersey Boys" tells the story of Frankie Vallie and the other members of the pop sensation group The Four Seasons" during their rise to superstardom. The stage musical opened on Broadway in 2005, and has since had a North American National Tour, along with productions in London's West End, Las Vegas, Chicago, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Philadelphia, Auckland and Brisbane. It has held more than 200 performances to date.
Open Casting Call Details
The following lead roles are being cast:
[FRANKIE VALLI] 20-29 yrs old. 5'8" or under. Italian-American. A small, tenacious, scrappy kid from a tough neighborhood with an unusually high, clear falsetto. He is talented, hardworking and determined to succeed. ABILITY TO SING TENOR PART AND FALSETTO UP TO TREBLE G A PLUS.
[BOB GAUDIO] 20-29 yrs old. 5'10" or taller. Boyish, fresh-faced Bob is the keyboardist. Something of a boy genius, he is smart and savvy beyond his years. ABILITY TO SING TENOR/BARI-TENOR PART IN TIGHT HARMONY AND KEYBOARD SKILLS A PLUS.
[TOMMY DEVITO] 25-35 yrs old. Italian-American. A handsome, charismatic, smooth-talking operator with a quick temper, Tommy is a born hustler from a tough neighborhood and the essence of Jersey cool. ABILITY TO SING TENOR/BARI-TENOR PART IN TIGHT HARMONY AND GUITAR SKILLS A PLUS.
[NICK MASSI] 25-35 yrs old. Italian-American. A steady, sturdy, lumbering man of few words with a police record and a strong musical talent. ABILITY TO SING BASS/BARITONE PART IN TIGHT HARMONY AND BASS GUITAR SKILLS A PLUS.
These characters are members of the American rock and pop band The Four Seasons who became a global success in the mid-1960s. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame has stated that the group was the most popular rock band before The Beatles.
The Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Saturday August 18, 2012
Check In Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
New York, NY
The Ailey Studios
405 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
(at 9th Avenue)
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Saturday August 25th, 2012
Check In Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
If you are unable to attend the open casting calls, you can upload an audition video for free at the following official casting website hosted by Cast It Talent:
Jersey Boys Movie Casting
Talent from all areas are welcome to submit.
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States.
The New York Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in New York and the United States:
• New York Child Performer Information Sheet
• New York Child Performer Permit Combined Application
• New York Child Performer Trust Accounts Information
• New York Verification of Satisfactory Academic Performance
• New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements - State Statues
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following New York Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• New York Casting Directors List
• New York Extras Casting Directors List
• New York Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New York Acting Classes List
• New York Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New York Resources
• PDF Users Guides
The Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Ellen Lewis Casting
161 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10013
ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS OR PERSONAL DROP OFFS
New York and New Jersey:
Grant Wilfley Casting
123 W 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
Extras will be cast closer to the start of filming in January.
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.
1540 Second Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Sony Pictures Entertainment
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
To Be Cast
An adaptation of the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons." The story dramatizes the forming, rise and eventual break-up of the original four members of The Four Seasons, tracing their rise from small time crimes on the streets of Newark, through the height of their popularity, all the way to the turmoil caused when one of their own got too close to the mob.