National talent search for teen male to star in Paramount Pictures film 'Men, Women and Children' with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner

Men, Women, and Children Open Casting Call

"Men, Women and Children" will shoot in Austin, TX beginning December, 2013.
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Update 10-24-2013: Director Ivan Reitman is accepting email submissions for the lead role of Tim (see below)

Right of Way Films is currently in pre-production on the Paramount Pictures comedy feature film "Men, Women and Children" based on the novel by Chad Kultgen. An open casting call has been announced for Saturday October 19, 2013 seeking high school age actors to play lead roles in the film. Talent can email a headshot and resume in advance of the open casting call, however it is not required. The extras will be cast at a later date closer to the start of production. Shooting on the film begins in December, 2013 in Austin, TX.

"Men, Women and Children" focuses on the Truby family, who have high school students, and deals with the navigation of sexual awakenings in a digital age where the Internet has made pornography, blogs and social networking just a few clicks away. Starring is Golden Globe Award nominee Adam Sandler playing the role of Don Truby, and Golden Globe Award winner Jennifer Garner as Rachel Truby. Two-time Independent Spirit Awards nominee Rosemarie DeWitt has also joined the cast playing the role of Patricia Beltmeyer.

Four-time Academy Award nominee Jason Reitman is directing "Men, Women and Children" from an adapted screenplay that he wrote with Independent Spirit Awards winner Erin Cressida Wilson. Reitman has directed such hit films as "Juno," "Up in the Air," and "Labor Day". Reitman will also produce with Helen Estabrook under the banner of their production company Right of Way Films. Estabrook started with Reitman as an assistant and has grown to become his creative partner. They opened the company in 2009, and signed a development partnership with Indian Paintbrush, the financing and production company headed by billionaire Steven Rales.

Paramount Pictures "Men, Women and Children" Casting Call Details

Talent can email a homemade audition video for the lead role of Tim. A smartphone video is fine.

[TIM] 15-17 years old; tall and athletic. Ideally, over 6 feet tall with broad shoulders. Quiet, handsome and thoughtful. A kind of broken heart. Rarely speaks and surprisingly witty. Has a tender romance with Brandy, an alternative girl. Lives alone with his father after his mother left for California. Quit football and now plays World of Warcraft exclusively.

Email you video, location, and contact information to

Minors and foreign talent MUST be legally eligible to work in the state of Texas and in the United States.

The 2013 Austin 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 Texas and the United States:

• Child Labor Laws in Texas
• Summary of the Texas Child Labor Law
• Texas Child Labor Law FAQ
• Texas Limitations on Employment of Child Actors
• Texas Application for Child Actor - Performer Authorization
• Texas Application Exceptions for Child Extras
• Texas Workforce Commission Teen Application for Certificate of Age
• Texas Child Labor Complaint Form
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Austin Actors Resources:

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

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.


Vicky Boone Casting
1901 E 51st Street
Red Building, Suite #106
Austin, TX 78723

Los Angeles:

Deanna Brigidi-Stewart
John Papsidera
Automatic Sweat Casting
5243 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016


I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


"Project Name"
"Role of _______"

Extras Casting


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.

Right of Way Productions
9028 W. Sunset Blvd.
Suite 200
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038


Helen Estabrook
Jason Reitman


Jason Reitman
Erin Cressida
Chad Kultgen (Novel)


Jason Reitman


Adam Sandler - Don Truby
Jennifer Garner - Rachel Truby
Rosemarie DeWitt - Patricia Beltmeyer


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