Open Casting Call for Two Fan Commentators to Appear on Auction Network's Live Coverage of the "Battlestar Galactica" Auction

Casting Call Will Take Place from 10 AM to 3 PM December 30 at Universal CityWalk Live Auction for The Award-Winning SCI FI Channel Series "Battlestar Galactica" Set for January 17 and 18 in Pasadena, California.

The Auction Network is conducting an open casting call and looking for two enthusiastic Battlestar Galactica fans to be on-air commentators. The open casting call will take place December 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Universal CityWalk in Universal City, California. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the patio outside of CityWalk's "Tu Tu Tango" restaurant.

Auction Network will announce the two lucky winners on Jan. 7, 2009, on Winning fan commentators will receive travel, hotel expenses and one-day per diem compliments of Auction Network. The ambrosia is on you.

Auction Network is giving interested fans two ways to audition:

1. Show up to the live open casting call which will take place on Dec. 30, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PST) on the patio of the Café Tu Tu Tango Restaurant located on the Universal CityWalk at 100 Universal City Plaza in Universal City, CA 91608. You will be able to fill out release forms at the casting call. Registration begins at 10 am (PST). Bring a photo ID to participate.

2) Can't make it to the open casting call? Interested applicants can create and submit an original video with a maximum running time of five minutes (0:05:00) in a digital file format (.AVI, .MOV, .WMV or .MPG). Post the video to your YouTube channel and send an e-mail to Or, submit the video through the Auction Network Battlestar Galactica contest group channel (

The casting directors will check it out and if it blows their fraking minds, they will add your audition video to the YouTube favorites section along with all the videos Auction Network collected during the on-site casting call.

The judges will rate the videos on a 1-10 point scale rating with 1 point being the lowest score and 10 points being the highest score, based on the following equally weighted criteria: (1) expertise in BSG trivia and all other matters BSG, (2) ability to articulate your thoughts and deliver commentary clearly, (3) capability to express yourself with brevity, and (4) good camera presence (audience appeal).

All video submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 5, 2009.

Send any contest questions to: Must be at least 18 to participate.


Auction Network is proud to announce the two winners of the open casting call:

  • Ryan Keeton - Leesville, La.
  • Lauren Osborne - San Diego, Calif.
To check out all the casting videos that made the cut, visit: AuctionNetwork YouTube

American DJ Idol Open Casting Calls

Coast to coast from the South of Florida to the North of Oregon Academy DJs is seeking DJs for its first annual American DJ Idol! Academy DJs, Inc the nation's largest Disc Jockey company announces the American DJ Idol Contest. The owner Richard Barker who came originally from London, England is known already as the Simon Cowell of DJs in the entertainment world. An American DJ Idol project and talent search for DJs in America has never been done before in this country.

Starting in Mid February casting directors will be holding DJ Idol open casting calls in these Locations:

Specific DATES TBA: (please contact Academy DJs to get on the mailing list)

East Cost Leg One:

Looking for:

Miami, Florida DJs

West Palm Beach,Florida DJs

Orlando,Florida DJs

Atlanta, Georgia DJs

Jacksonville, Florida DJs

Charlotte, North Carolina DJs

Virginia Beach, Virginia DJs

Richmond, Virginia DJs

Washing D.C. DJs

Leg Two : TBA

Leg Three: TBA

We will provide DJs who win their city or region work and employment and featured profile on the Academy DJs website in their home town. For example the winner of Orlando, Florida will get a preferred DJ in Orlando Florida position on our website that ranks very high on the search engines.

Please go to our contact Academy DJs page for more information or fill out an application:

Open Casting Call in Central Texas

Red C Television will hold an open casting call at the Waco Civic Theater for their new television series and Webisode series: "Cowboy & Lucky" and "Hamlet's Cove". The director and producer are looking for actors ages 12 and up. Experience is always great, but it is by no means required. Red C Television encourages novice actors and those who have never acted before to come by as well. Headshots are not required.

Principal photography has already started for "Cowboy & Lucky": a dramatic comedy that follows two maladjusted brothers thrown together after their father's death to run a family-owned private investigation firm. "Cowboy & Lucky" will air on starting in January.

"Hamlet's Cove" is a horror Webisode series about five teenage vampire hunters left alone after a ravenous hord of vampires wipes out most of their town. The 10-minute series will air on the company's Website starting in January.

You can learn more by visiting the Red C Television Website at There you can view the company's award-winning television series, "The Unjust", and numerous other shows and movies.


Waco Civic Theater
1517 Lake Air Drive
Waco TX 76710


Saturday, December 20th, 2008
9:00am to 4:00pm

Open Casting Call for Minor League

The feature film Minor league (working title), a football story is seeking additional cast for lead, primary, and supporting roles. This is a comedy/drama film currently in the beginning stages of pre-production.

Casting directors are looking to secure primary characters as well as potentially adding minor or name talent for small parts. They are only able to bring on a small number of SAG (Union) talent due to the budget but are open to considering any talent for either Lead Roles or Name Talent for Minor Supporting Characters in Cameos. They will consider out of state talent and SAG talent for other roles if you have a solid working resume.

There will be an open casting call date for all roles. Casting prefers in person cast readings but are open to digital casting (script reading through web cam/video file as well as U Tube and other such sources) for out of state talent.

Michigan or local based talent is preferred for these roles but will consider out of state talent if you are able to secure travel. Lodging will potentially be available based on the role.

COACH WHISTLER - Age Range 40-60 - Co-Male Lead, Former football coach getting his second chance. Must look the part of an "aged" adult male over 5'7. Must be in shape in contrast to the role of "Hogsworth." A Hard Nosed Straight Arrow type with a hidden soft side.

COACH HOGSWORTH - Age Range 40-60 - Former Head College Coach. Heavy Set. (Should appear near the age of, or older than, the role of "Whistler." A Comical look at a Coach. A "happy go lucky" type of guy who is far more jolly than expected for a down on his luck former coach.

BRAD - AGE RANGE 24-35 - Stocky Build Attractive CO-Male Lead, has extensive dialog scenes. Must be 5'8 or taller with dark features (hair/eyes) Should have a "Linebacker" build but capable of looking like an undersized Defensive Lineman and/or fullback. A do everything type whose love for football propells him to go beyond the call of duty.

ANDY - Age Range 24-35 - Attractive, Athletic Male, Tall. Egotistical Ladies Man
who is a former College QB that isn't exactly a team leader and cares about himself first and foremost.

JOEY - Age Range 20-28 - Very Heavy Set Lineman, Similar to the Billy Bob role in Varsity Blues. A Large and comical role that is great for the right person.

JAMAL - Age Range 18-24 - Must be African American, Athletic Wide Receiver build. Must be able to add a comedy feel to egotistical based role lines.

ROB - Age Range 30-45 - Any ethnicity, well built "linebacker" type. Can play both aggressive and passive character roles. Should be able to portray a mean guy on the field and a meek guy off of it.

BARTENDER - Age Range 30-40 - Attractive, Slightly Older Looking Athletic Build. Must be able to portray a QB on field. A former stand out working at the bar who becomes the team's second chance. Should be charasmatic even when not in dialog

GRANT - Age Range 18-24 - 6'2 or Taller - Medium Larger Build. Any European Accent is a plus. Important update to consider. This is a Lineman looking character who is impressive in terms of size but shocking to find out he is a kicker and doesn't like contact.

BAR OWNERS (2) - Age Range 30-60 - Bar Owner's one is more business classy, the other an every guy's Joe.

DAD - Age Range 40-60 - Father of the Brad Character.

CHRISTINA - Age Range 18-26 - Attractive, Slender, CO Female Lead, A Good Girl turns bad girl style of character. Must be able to fit both the appearance of a "book worm" style role and then transfer to more of a sex appeal image.

LISA - Age Range 20-35 - Attractive, Slender, must have some Dance Experience, brief nudity is required. Type Cast prefers Blonde but will consider other with right experience. The antagonist love interest of Brad who competes with Christina, her friend, for his affection.

MOM - Age Range 40-60 - Brad's Mom

NUN - Age Range 20-30 - Physically Fit, Slender, Dark Haired, becomes part of the Cheer Team.

HEAVY SET CHEERLEADER - Age Range 20-30- Heavier Woman comfortable in spandex for one scene.

OLDER WAITRESS - Age Range 30-40 - Older Waitress looking for the right person to make the role. Either classically unattractive or aged yet attractive

If interested, please send an email to and include your head shot, full figure photos, resume. PLEASE include the CHARACTER NAME in the subject line of the email you send.

Special Note - Please take into consideration they are just entering pre-production. You may not be contacted for a period of time based on the character you are applying to read for.

Worldwide Open Casting Call For Independent Feature Film

EMILY LAZARUS is an independent film about a 17 year old, aspiring actress who flees her alcoholic and soul-crushing mother for the dream of creative and artistic success and independent adulthood in New York City.

Along for the ride is her broke boyfriend Drew, an aspiring filmmaker, who can only see life through the lens of his camera. This uniquely New York coming-age-story follows our heroine as she meets her future manager, a 19 year old Jewish boy who lives with his mother... her real father who turns out to be a porn director and heroin addict... and her step cousin Justin (a former concert pianist turned business man) who must come to terms with his own internal struggle, and hopeless love for her.

The movie is about growing up, becoming independent and struggle.

It's a real life drama that doesn't use a "heavy" story telling technique but a funny, ironic one.

The first casting session is being held online and therefore you can be located anywhere in the world. Casting deadline is December 22nd.

The casting directors are looking for all actors of AGES 16-70, both SAG and non-union.

Please visit the following website where you can find more information about the project and register (for free) to audition:

America's Got Talent Open Casting Calls

From America's Got Talent Casting Department:

With a talent search open to any act of any age, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing the hottest performers from across the country. Each week, the show features a colorful array of hopeful stars, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage in front of a panel of celebrity judges in the hopes they’ll be chosen a winner by the viewing audience. For season four America’s Got Talent is currently planning a massive nationwide audition tour. The auditions will be traveling across America to over eight major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Seattle. They will be taking place in January through April of next year, so GET READY!

For the last 3 seasons this series has truly changed the lives of its’ contestants in ways they never dreamed of. Last year, insurance salesman/opera singer Neal Boyd from Missouri won the $1,000,000 grand prize and achieved his lifelong dream to headline a show in Las Vegas.

What makes this show unique is that any talent goes. We want to see anything and everything…No matter how zany, bizarre or unusual others may think your talent is, on our show, it could make you a star!

To register and for more information regarding the open call dates and locations please visit our website at:

Casting Calls for Film in East Providence, Rhode Island

Two Sisters’ Productions Inc. will conduct a casting call Dec. 19 and Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kay Studios in East Providence, Rhode Island.

To schedule an appointment, send contact information, headshot and resume to Also, those who have an appointment are asked to bring a headshot or picture with their resume to the casting call. Auditions will be held for two films, both are non-union and SAG. All races and nationalities are needed.

A short film, Second Job, which is affiliated with the Rhode Island Film Collaborative, is specifically looking for girls 8- to 12-years-old and young adults, ages 16 to 20 (must look young) and adult men and women that look under age 20. The production company is also looking for a 10 to 15-year-old BMW automobile (bring a picture).

A feature-length romantic comedy, Three Kisses, written by Paul A. Roselli and Toni-Ann, is specifically looking for 20- to 40-year-old women, 20- to 40-year-old men, 10- to 12-year-old boys and 45 to 55 year-old men and women.


Kay Studios
62 Valley St.
East Providence, RI 02914


December 19, 2008
4:00pm - 8:00pm

December 20, 2008
10:00am - 3:00pm

Extras Open Call in Newton, Iowa

The producers of "Ticket Out", starring Ray Liotta and Alexandra Breckenridge, are seeking people in Iowa to work as extras in the film.

Storyline - Jocelyn (Alexandra Breckenridge) flees with her children to protect them from an abusive father / ex-husband. Jim (Ray Liotta) helps her evade those who wish to stop her.

Sunday December 14, 2008 - Noon to 5:00

Newton-Jasper County Community Center
2401 1st Avenue E (former Aldi's)
Newton, Iowa 50208

Various locations in Iowa for shooting include (but not limited to): Newton, Perry, Des Moines, Adel.

Later date will be scheduled for towns west of Des Moines.

Click Here to submit by email if you live in these area and can not make it to the open casting calls.


- Extras are paid minimum wage. If your car is used, you will be paid an additional sum. Meals are provided on set (always good food!)

- Kids - we will likely not book children under the age of 10. If you are submitting for your child, you might as well submit yourself, as you'll be required to be on set with them.

- Time - plan for a 10+ hour day.

Casting Call for extras near Denver, Colorado

Producers are holding an open casting call near Denver in Longmont, CO for extras for a full-length feature film. The extras will be cast in several group scenes in what’s being billed as a “psychological thriller/comedy”.

The casting call is set for 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Sunday December 14th, and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 17th.

The location is the Twin Peaks Mall.

Extras may have varied levels of experience, ranging from none to professional acting training. There’s no pay for this work.

The producers are looking for all ages, types, sizes, children, male and female. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you have photos and resumes, you may bring them, but they aren’t necessary. All extras chosen must submit to law enforcement background checks.

Shooting is set to begin in 2009 in Colorado. This film, produced by Gracemar Entertainment, is the first full-length feature to be shot in the state in more than three years.

Sunday December 14, 2008
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday, December 17, 2008
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Twin Peaks Mall
Community Room
1250 S. Hover Road
Longmont CO 80501

Click Here for directions.

Filming Locations

To be considered at all for a role in a television show or film, you should either look for productions casting in your area or move to a city where they are being cast, in order to be a local.

Even if you're willing to pay for travel to the shooting locations for a few days to work, no one wants to take the risk on an out-of-town actor. (What if you miss your flight? What if the shoot keeps getting delayed and you have to replace your plane ticket five times? What if they change the schedule and need you RIGHT NOW for a wardrobe fitting - and you're 1000 miles away? What if they fly you all the to the location and it turns out you're not right for the role or you're crazy or irresponsible?)

Yikes! Too much stress in an already stressful business. It's safer to hire actors they know and love, and who live within the vicinity of the shoot. There is no shortage of willing and available talent in their own backyard. The casting directors job is to reduce the risk of problems for their producers, not increase it. So get to know your local casting directors and start there.

Source: Lana Veenker Myspace Blog

Background Actors Photos

Film and television extras use a color 4"x6" snapshot with a white background, from the waist up. On the back of the photos, you should have the following listed:

Hair Color
Eye Color
Contact Phone Number
Shirt Size
Pant Size/Dress Size
Coat Size
Shoe Size
Hat Size

On the vast majority of open casting calls for extras, they will take your photo at the casting call. But it is best to be prepared and bring your own photo with several different "looks". One wearing something upscale such as a tuxedo or suit & tie, one wearing something casual such as jeans & t-shirt, and something specialized such as a police uniform. Keep in mind that you should own whatever clothes you wear in the photos in case they want you to wear the same outfit on the shoot. Just make sure that your photos are updated and actually represent what you currently look like.

Click Here for sample photos used for extra work (photos courtesy of Rich Hogan Photography).

Note About Extra Work From Casting Director Lana Veenker:

This is one thing you can do without acting experience, but keep in mind that you can only work as an extra in the region where you live. If there's a movie you want to be in and it's shooting halfway across the world, you need to either move there or have a place to stay for a few weeks (and even then, there's no guarantee you'll definitely be needed). Also, you need to be able to legally work in the country where the film is shooting. The production company won't hire you without a valid work permit or proof of citizenship. Unfortunately, those are the breaks!

Actors Headshots

You can go to the following website and check out the exact types of photos that are being used today for actors:

You should have your photographer take those type of photos.

You should have two good color headshots (not "retouched", unless only to clean up a loose hair, etc), one "serious" and one "smiling". But it doesn't hurt to have 3-4 "looks". Try to portray the best possible image of your "brand". In other words, the type of personality and look that you would best portray. Sometimes it is best to ask several other people who know you, like teachers, friends, classmates, etc. Sometimes beginning actors do not see themself as portraying the "type" that they really should be. Here are some of the primary "types" for young actors:

Young Females:

ingénue/innocent muse

Young Males:

bad boy
nerdy kid/future genius
paste-eater/super uncool

You should also put your name on the bottom of the photo either in a margin, or directly on the photo. Both the photo and resume should be exactly 8x10" and stapled back-to-back on all four corners. Get the original 8x10 prints from the photographer, then have that duplicated.

Here is a great photo duplicating service that offers service through mail:

Sample Beginners Acting Resume

Savannah Starlet

Date of Birth: 06/15/1998
Height: 4'11"
Weight: 92 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
(your email address here)
(your phone number here)

Acting & Modeling Objectives:

TV Shows
Commercial Print


Class Skits: Anne Frank-Mrs. & Mr. Van Dann.


High School Drama Club

Special Skills & Talents:


Sports & Hobbies:

Ballet, Soccer, Ice Skating, Basketball, Swimming, and Cheerleading. Like to hang out with friends, and volunteer for things to help people and animals.