"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is scheduled to hit theaters on December 20, 2013.
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Apatow Productions and Gary Sanchez Productions are in production on the feature film sequel "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" for Paramount Pictures, and the casting directors are holding an open casting call in San Diego on May 11, 2013. They are seeking hundreds of people of all types, ethnicities, above 18 years of age to work as fully paid extras. Both SAG-AFTRA and non-union are being hired, and no previous experience is required.
The original film "Anchorman" had a budget of $26 million and grossed more than $90 million worldwide. It starred Will Ferrell as Ronald Joseph Aaron "Ron" Burgund, the ignorant, egotistical, misogynistic, and narcissistic main anchorman for the KVWN Channel 4 News Team from 1964 to 1977. Christina Applegate played the ambitious aspiring network anchor Veronica Corningstone. Paul Rudd was the arrogant field reporter Brian Fantana. Steve Carell shined as Brick Tamland, the not so smart weatherman for the KVWN news team. MTV Movie Awards nominee David Koechner played the KVWN sportscaster. All are returning for the sequel. Kristen Wiig has joined the cast for "Anchorman 2" playing Steve Carell's wife. Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman, and Greg Kinnear all will make cameo appearances.
Two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Adam McKay is directing "Anchorman 2" from a screenplay written by himself and Will Ferrell. McKay and Ferrell, along with Kevin J. Messick and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Jessica Elbaum, are producing under the banner of their production company Gary Sanchez Productions, a film production company spearheaded by Paraguayan entrepreneur and financier Gary Sanchez. Also producing is Judd Apatow of Apatow Productions. Paramount Pictures will distribute.
Open casting Call Details
The largest extras casting company in the Unites States, Central Casting, is seeking people who are located withing commuting distance of the San Diego area to work as fully paid performers on the Paramount Pictures feature film 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'. All types and ages of any ethnicity are welcome to attend, but must be 18 years of age and older.
DoubleTree San Diego Mission Valley
Shutters Room #2
7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
Free street parking (hotel parking is $3.00/hr)
Saturday May 11, 2013
12:00pm – 4:00pm (doors open for SAG-AFTRA members 11:00am)
SAG-AFTRA members please bring your current membership card. Everyone must bring proper ID.
If you live withing commuting distance of San Diego and can not attend the open casting call, you can submit a recent color snapshot along with all clothing sizes, all contact information, and state if you are union or non-union. Send to the following:
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.
The 2013 Los Angeles 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 California and the United States:
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• California Child Actor Permit Application
• California Minors Summary Chart
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• California Division of Labor Standards Offices
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Los Angeles Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Extras Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Los Angeles Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors in Los Angeles
• Los Angeles Headshot Photographers List
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Los Angeles Resources
• Actors Unions
• 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.
Allison Jones Casting
1438 N. Gower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Jamie Lynn Catrett
Jennifer Rose Locke
1525 Whitfield Street
Smyrna, GA 30080
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.
Anchorman 2 Production Office
2300 Defoor Hills Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Gary Sanchez Productions
729 Seward Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
11788 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Kevin J. Messick
Steve Carell - Brick Tamland
Will Ferrell - Ron Burgundy
Paul Rudd - Brian Fantana
Kristen Wiig - Mrs. Tamland
Christina Applegate - Veronica Corningstone
Harrison Ford - Legendary News Anchor
Luke Wilson - Frank Vitchard
David Koechner - Champ Kind
Nicole Kidman - Cameo Appearance
Greg Kinnear - Cameo Appearance
Anchorman 2 takes place during the rise of the 24-hour news cycle and will follow our favorite San Diego news team as they try to keep up with the times.