Open casting call for feature film '20th Century Woman'

Annapurna Pictures and Modern People, LLC in association with Archer Gray Productions and Epoch films will be shooting the feature film "20th Century Woman" in the Santa Barbara area during the month of October, 2015 and there is now an open casting call scheduled seeking men and women to appear in the film as paid extras and featured background actors.

"20th Century Woman" is set in Santa Barbara, Calif. during the summer of 1979. It tells the story of a mother who’s trying her best to raise her teenage son and looks for answers from two other remarkable women in her life. Starring in the film is Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Award winner Elle Fanning, four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening, Golden Globe Award nominee Greta Gerwig, and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Billy Crudup.

The project is written and directed by three-time Independent Spirit Awards nominee Mike Mills. Producers are three-time Academy Award nominee Megan Ellison, Primetime Emmy Award nominee Anne Carey, and Youree Henley. Executive producer is Chelsea Barnard.

"20th Century Woman" Open Casting Call Details

The casting directors for the feature film "20th Century Woman" are looking for males and females, 18 years of age and older, to appear in the film as fully paid extras and featured background actors. Shooting will take place in Santa Barbara, CA beginning the week of October 19, 2015. The scenes take place in 1979, so more natural looks for ladies, and shaggier hair for men - facial hair is also good. But ALL shapes and sizes are welcome to attend the open casting call. Also needed are men who can portray migrant workers - ages 18 to 75 years old. If you have a car from 1979 or older, your vehicle is also needed, so bring the car with you to the open casting call, or bring photos of your car.


Butler Events Center
5555 Hollister Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117
Enter through the rear of the building only.


Saturday September 26, 2015
11:00am - 4:00pm

To be considered, you MUST be legally eligible to work in the United States, and bring I9 paperwork (either a valid Drivers License AND Social Security Card, or Passport, or Birth Certificate, or Current work authorization Visa).

Principal Actor Casting (for speaking roles)

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:

20th Century Woman
Mark Bennett Casting
5225 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 217
Los Angeles, CA 90036

New York:

20th Century Woman
Laura Rosenthal Casting
225 Broadway
Suite 200
New York, NY 10007

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.

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Extras Casting

Creative Extras Casting
2461 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite #501
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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.

Modern People, LLC
1917 Hillhurst Avenue
Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Archer Gray Productions
142 Greene Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10012

Epoch Films
9290 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Annapurna Pictures
9536 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 206
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Executive Producer:

Chelsea Barnard


Anne Carey
Megan Ellison
Youree Henley


Mike Mills


Annette Bening
Greta Gerwig
Elle Fanning
Billy Crudup


Three women explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.