Open casting call in Georgia for Warner Bros. Pictures feature film 'Prisoners'

Conyers Prisoners Open Casting Call

"Prisoners" begins production January, 2013 in Georgia.
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Alcon Entertainment in association with 8:38 Productions and Madhouse Entertainment are currently in pre-production on the crime thriller feature film "Prisoners" for Warner Bros. Pictures. Filming will begin in January, 2013 in Conyers, GA which is twenty four miles east of Atlanta. The local casting director is holding an open casting call seeking men and women of any ethnicity, ages 18 and over, with or without experience working as a movie extra. There are also some speaking roles being cast locally. The film is scheduled to be released on September 20, 2013.

"Prisoners" tells the story of a carpenter named Keller Dover living in a small town whose six year old daughter is kidnapped along with her best friend. There are a series of "prisoners" who are suspects in the abductions, such as a creepy wannabe named Bob Taylor who enjoys dressing up child-size mannequins, dredging the clothing in pig's blood and burying the "remains; and a priest named Father Dunn who admits to killing a man who had confessed to murdering many children. After Dover becomes jaded by the police, especially brash Detective Loki, he takes another man prisoner and pushed the limits trying to force the man to give up the location of his daughter, all the while he begins to lose his own soul.

Starring in "Prisoners" is Golden Globe Award nominee Hugh Jackman in the lead role of Keller Dover; Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal playing Detective Loki; two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Maria Bello portrays Grace Dover, the wife of Jackman's character. Academy award winner Melissa Leo has joined the cast as well as BAFTA Film Award nominee Paul Dano, and two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis.

BAFTA Film Award nominee Denis Villeneuve will direct from an original screenplay written by Aaron Guzikowski. Villeneuve is a Canadian filmmaker whose 2011 Sony Pictures feature film "Incendies" was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. This will be his second film in a row directing Jake Gyllenhaal, as they recently wrapped filming the thriller "An Enemy". Aaron Guzikowski's lone previous writing credit was Universal Pictures "Contraband" starring Mark and Robert Wahlberg.

Executive producing is five-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Stephen Levinson, who also produced writer Aaron Guzikowski's film "Contraband". Also executive producing is Madhouse Entertainment's Robyn Meisinger, along with John H. Starke and Edward McDonnell. Academy Award nominees Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove will produce for Alcon Entertainment. Also producing is Kira Davis of 8:38 Productions, and Adam Kolbrenner will oversee production for Madhouse Entertainment.

Open Casting Call Details

The local casting director in Atlanta, GA is holding an open casting call for people located within reasonable driving distance of Conyers, Georgia. Filming will take place mostly in the Conyers area from January 16, 2013 through March 26, 2013. The following is needed:

• Men and Women, Any Ethnicity, ages 18 and over
• Experienced Extras and NON-experienced are both welcome.
• Middle class men and women. Suburban and rural community looks.
• Police precinct men and women. Cops, detectives, precinct staff, etc.
• Hospital / E.R. staff types. Nurses, doctors, orderlies, techs, etc.

Note: Real experience and/or uniforms or scrubs, etc., is a plus for the precinct and hospital types, but not mandatory.


Rockdale Career Academy
1064 Culpepper Drive
Conyers, GA 30094

Click Here for directions.

Turn down Business Center Dr SW off of Culpepper and it dead ends at the Career Academy. Use the main entrance on the Parker Road side. There will be signs.


Sunday, December 9, 2012
12:00pm - 6:00pm

Come to the open casting call dressed as one of the types as your photo WILL be taken. You may also bring photos if you have them as well. The suburban/rural types should just be medium casual, Winter colors, and the other types can come in any uniform and/or scrubs, if you can, but again, not mandatory. The key is to look natural and not downscale or upscale or a forced look. BRING PHOTO ID and you must be legal to work in the U.S., with a working Social Security Number or proper paperwork. You are encouraged to bring your acting resumes IF you have one, as there will be several featured acting roles.

The director and producers of this film value the look of the extras more so than usual. The look is extremely important to them, and this is very intense story. The casting directors will be submitting your photos and putting picture boards together for approval, and they CANNOT be professional or touched up photos. REALISM is the key on this film, and they will be hesitant to present or book anyone they either have not seen in person at some point in the past year, or if the photos you submit are only professional photos with an unnatural look. They also need to see at least 3/4 of your body frame and not just your face in one photo. This film requires that you look NATURAL and EVERYDAY REAL, therefore your photos should reflect how you really look, no matter what your look is.

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you can register at the following website:

Warner Bros. Pictures "Prisoners" Extras Registration

Talent must and be legally eligible to work in the State of Georgia and the United States.

The 2013 Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 the State of Georgia and the United States:

• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:

• Atlanta Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Extras Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Atlanta Acting Classes and Schools List
• Atlanta Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Atlanta Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 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.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Rich Delia
Barden/Schnee Casting
1513 6th Street
Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401

New York:

Allison Estrin
Barden/Schnee Casting
150 W. 28th Street
Suite 402
New York, NY 10001

Extras Casting


Tammy Smith Casting
2870 Peachtree Road
Suite 818
Atlanta, GA 30305

Georgia Extras Registration

Crew Members


The production company is accepting crew resumes for all positions.
Please submit resumes to:


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.

Captive Productions
1445 Rock Mountain Blvd.
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Alcon Entertainment
10390 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90025

8:38 Productions
10390 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Madhouse Entertainment
8484 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 640
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522

Executive Producers: Ed McDonnell, John Starke, Robyn Meisinger, Stephen Levinson

Producers: Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, Kira Davis, Adam Kolbrenner

Director: Denis Villeneuve


Hugh Jackman - Keller Dover
Maria Bello - Grace Dover
Jake Gyllenhaal - Detective Loki
Melissa Leo - Nancy Birch
Paul Dano - Alex Jones


After his six-year-old daughter and her friend are kidnapped, a small town carpenter butts heads with a young, brash detective in charge of the investigation. Feeling failed by the law, he captures the man he believes responsible, holding him captive in a desperate attempt to find out what he did with the girls, whom he’s convinced are still alive. But the further he’s forced to go to get the man to confess, the closer he comes to losing his soul.