Open casting call seeking teens for brand new MysticArt Pictures docu-series 'Senior Year'

Senior Year Casting Call

MysticArt Pictures has announced a national talent search for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 17 and 18 year olds to take part in a landmark documentary series. Those chosen will have the opportunity to be flown to New York City to learn filmmaking from Academy Award and Primetime Emmy Award winning entertainment industry leaders in the documentary field. This is an incredible opportunity for teens from all walks of life to have their story told from their own point of view. In addition, the teens chosen will be paid for their footage and be given video equipment to keep.

ALL talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States.

The 2013 New York 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 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 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

To be considered and fill out an application for "Senior Year", go to the following official website and carefully fill out the online form:

MuzArt World Foundation global talent search seeking student musicians for nationally televised 'The Virtual Symphony Orchestra'

MuzArt World Foundation The Virtual Symphony Orchestra Auditions Website

MuzArt World Foundation is seeking kids for world’s first Global Virtual Symphony Orchestra.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Mark Wood, founder of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, will be directing the world’s first Global Virtual Symphony Orchestra on November 9, 2013 at the We Are Hope concert in Salt Lake City, Utah in front of more than 20,000 people. The event will be later broadcast on national television. MuzArt World Foundation is looking for electronic submissions from any talented kid in the world that can play a string instrument. This will be an amazing opportunity for student musicians to perform together in perfect harmony with other kids from countless countries around the world.

Kids and teens of all ages from anywhere can submit a talent release form and upload an audition video of up to 20 MB in size to the official website for the event. The sheet music can also be obtained at the website. Director Mark Wood has arranged two brand new original songs, "Paris" and "Each One Teach One". He has also created tutorial videos in which he personally conducts, allowing talent to follow his direction when rehearsing and recording the audition video. Musicians can perform one or both of the songs.

To be considered and upload an audition video, go to the following site and carefully follow all directions:

MuzArt World Foundation "The Virtual Symphony Orchestra" Auditions Website

About Mark Wood

Mark Wood is an electric violinist and Emmy Award winning composer and a former member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He has performed with Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Steve Vai, Westworld, and Lenny Kravitz. As a solo performer he has released seven CDs featuring his own versions of popular rock songs. His music and strings education program has been featured on news programs nationwide. Wood is also the founder of Mark Wood Music Productions, a company that creates music for the use in film and television. Wood received his Emmy award for the music of CBS-TVs coverage of the 2002 Tour de France. Wood travels to over 60 schools annually all over the United States with his music education program Electrify Your Strings. The program brings together classical music with contemporary styles such as rock, jazz, and blues in order to provide a custom, hands-on learning experience. While Wood works primarily with the stringed instrument portion of the band, his wife, Laura Kaye works with the choir and son, Elijah, the rhythm section, in order to invigorate interest for the school's entire music program within both the community and student body.

About Muzart World Foundation

The MuzArt World Foundation was assembled by some of the top leaders in entertainment and education. The foundation provides an extensive far reaching educational program for kids and teens attending public schools, not just in the United States, but globally. The program encompasses the areas of arts and entertainment, human development, entrepreneurship, international business, and intellectual property. The organization's goal is to guarantee that creative arts and music are always taught in public schools throughout the United States and beyond.

Muzart World Foundation, Inc
PO Box 71653
Salt Lake City, UT 84171

New open casting call this Saturday, October 5th for Universal Pictures feature film 'Get On Up'

Get On Up Mississippi Open Casting Call

"Get On Up" will film in Mississippi beginning November 4, 2013.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Update 10-1-2013: NEW open casting call scheduled for October 5, 2013. Details below.

Imagine Entertainment in association with Jagged Films and Wyolah Films are in pre-production on the Universal Pictures James Brown biopic feature film "Get On Up", and casting continues in Los Angeles and New York for lead roles such as "Young James Brown" and others. Now casting directors have set up an open casting call seeking actors and extras for both speaking and non-speaking roles in Mississippi. All ages and types are needed, especially people who have musical skills. The film takes place from 1930s to the 1980s, so people who can portray any looks from those periods are a big plus. Shooting gets underway on November 4, 2013 in the Natchez and Jackson, Mississippi areas.

"Get On Up" is based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul. The story charts a young boy’s rise from extreme poverty and violence to become one of the most influential black artists in history whose career spanned six decades. The film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

Starring in "Get On Up" is Hollywood Black Film Festival Jury Award winner Chadwick Boseman playing the role of James Brown. Boseman, who graduated from the British American Dramatic Academy at Oxford, is no stranger to playing iconic figures - he recently starred in the Warner Bros. Pictures feature film "42" portraying the legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson. Boseman has just completed the feature film "Draft Day" starring alongside Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner.

Mississippi native and BAFTA Award nominee Tate Taylor will direct "Get On Up" from a screenplay written by Writers Guild of America WGA Award winners Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Taylor last directed and wrote the Academy Award winning film "The Help". Academy Award winner Brian Grazer will produce for Imagine Entertainment, while Tate Taylor will produce under the banner of his Mississippi based Wyolah Films. Jagged Films partners Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman will also produce. Executive producers are Imagine Entertainment's Erica Huggins and Wyolah Film's John Norris. "Get On Up" scheduled to be released on October 17, 2014.

"Get On Up" Open Casting Call Details


Actors, musicians and extras of all ethnicities and ages.


Casting directors are searching for performers and extras to audition for an upcoming drama about the life of James Brown. All types of men and women, all ages from 0 - 80! The film will need to recreate a large variety of scenes from the 1930's up until the early 1990's. There are several concert scenes, both city and rural, Hollywood scenes, Military scenes, etc. They need ALL walks of life and various social settings.. Arrive in your "Sunday Best" or wearing an outfit from one of these time periods, with your hair styled to its real, natural length. Please, no wigs. If you currently shave your head, allow your hair to begin to grow before the casting call.

Also are the following special needs:

[AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSICIANS] Need trumpet, trombone, drums, and more. Ages 20 - 35.

[AFRICAN AMERICAN TWIN BOYS] 5-8 years of age.


Mississippi Department of Education
359 N West Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Click here for directions.


Saturday October 5, 2013
10:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Please bring a non-returnable recent color snapshot that show your current hair style and length.

If you are unable to attend the open call, you may email your current photo—along with name, contact information (phone number and email), height, weight and availability to the following:

Filming will take place in Natchez and Jackson, Mississippi beginning early November, 2013.

ALL talent including minors and foreign actors MUST be legally eligible to work in the United States.

The 2013 Los Angeles 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 the United States:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permit Information
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application

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• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Casting Directors List
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• Headshot Photographers List
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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.

Los Angeles:

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

New York:

Kerry Barden
Barden/Schnee Casting
150 West 28th Street
Suite #402
New York, NY 10001


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


Film Crew Members:


Crew members MUST list themselves on the following crew directory to be considered:

Experienced film crew members and production staff located in Mississippi can email resumes to:

In the subject line of your email, please indicate that it is a Crew resume and the department you are seeking to work in. For example, "Crew – Camera Department".

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.

Imagine Entertainment
9465 Wilshire Boulevard
7th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Jagged Films
110 E 57th Street
New York NY 10019

Wyolah Films
805 Church Hill Road
Natchez, MS 39120

Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Executive Producers:

John Norris
Trish Hofmann


Brian Grazer
Mick Jagger
Victoria Pearman
Erica Huggins


Jez Butterworth
John-Henry Butterworth


Tate Taylor


Chadwick Boseman - James Brown


A biopic about the legendary singer, performer and Godfather of Soul.

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