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Open casting call for lead role in thriller feature film 'Lost In The Sun' starring Josh Duhamel

Lost In The Sun Austin Casting Call

"Lost In The Sun" will begin shooting in February, 2014.
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Floren Shieh Productions and Two Ton Films are now in pre-production on the indie thriller film "Lost In The Sun" and the casting directors have scheduled an open casting call for this weekend December 14, southeast of Austin, Texas for a lead role in the movie. They are seeking a teen who can play between 13 and 16 years of age. Any ethnicity is welcome to attend. The casting directors are open to seeing both experienced and non-experienced talent. Shooting will commence in February, 2014 in Texas.

The film tells the story of small-time crook who kidnaps a teenage orphan boy named Louis, and develops a very strong bond with the youngster as they set out on a string of robberies. Starring in "Lost In The Sun" is Daytime Emmy Award winner Josh Duhamel playing John, the two-bit crook. Duhamel recently completed filming on the upcoming drama feature film "You're Not You" starring opposite two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe Award nominee Emmy Rossum. He also recently wrapped shooting on the feature film "Strings" starring alongside two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Maria Bello.

Filmmaker Trey Nelson will direct "Lost In The Sun" from his own original screenplay. This will be Nelson's first full length non-documentary feature film directorial credit. He produced, wrote, and directed the short films "Raccoon" and "Maybe Means No". Nelson has directed four feature length documentaries and dozens of television series. Clay Floren and Aimee Shieh will produce for Floren Shieh Productions. Floren and Sheih will next produce the major feature film "Bone Tomohawk" starring Jennifer Carpenter and Kurt Russell. Clay Pecorin will also produce "Lost In The Sun" under the banner of his production company Two Ton Films.

Lost In The Sun Open Casting Call Details

The local casting director in Austin, Texas is holding an open casting call for a lead role in the feature film "Lost In The Sun". All talent must have the proper paperwork to be considered. All talent must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The following role is being cast:

[LOUIS] Male, ages 13-16. Teenage orphan. Any ethnicity.

Where:

Smithville Recreation Center
106 Royston Street
Smithville, Texas 78957
Corner of NW 1st Street and Highway 95 (Royston Street) in Smithville, Texas.
Click Here for directions.

When:

Saturday December 14, 2013
10:00am - 2:00pm

Prior to attending the audition, please email the casting directors at the following to request the script pages (sides) that talent will be reading at the audition:

thecaststation@gmail.com

All talent, including minors and foreign actors, must be legally eligible to work in Austin, the State of Texas, and in the United States.

The Austin 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 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.

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you can send a hardcopy photo and resume to the following:

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.

Austin:

John Williams
Karmen Leech
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Suite 120
Austin, TX 78752

Los Angeles:

The Casting Station
Silver Layne Studios
6660 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA. 90038

NOTE:

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.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

TBA

Casting calls and extras registration information will be posted here when available. Please check back.

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.

Floren Shieh Productions
20 West 22nd Street
Suite 415
New York, NY 10010

Two Ton Films
375 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013

Cargo Entertainment
440 Lafayette Street
6th Floor
New York, NY

Producers:

Clay Floren
Aimee Shieh
Clay Pecorin

Director:

Trey Nelson

Starring:

Josh Duhamel

Story:

About a small-time crook who kidnaps a teenage orphan and develops a powerful bond with the youngster as they embark on a string of robberies.

Paramount Pictures casting call November 8, 2013 in Los Angeles for lead role in 'The Gambler' starring Mark Wahlberg

Paramount Pictures Open Casting Call Los Angeles

Mark Wahlberg produces and stars in Paramount Pictures "The Gambler".
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Winkler films and Chartoff Productions are in pre-production on the Paramount Pictures major feature film "The Gambler" starring Mark Wahlberg. Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director Sheila Jaffe has scheduled an open casting call in South Los Angeles on November 8, 2013 seeking tall African American male basketball player for lead role in Paramount Pictures feature film 'The Gambler' starring Mark Wahlberg. Sheila Jaffe has recently cast such hit films as "Secretariat," "The Fighter," "Contraband," "The Call," and the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures feature film "Million Dollar Arm". Shooting on "The Gambler" begins January 20, 2014 in Los Angeles.

"The Gambler" centers on an English professor and gambling addict who is headed for certain ruination, and is mercifully rocked by a dose of reality before he loses everything. Saturn Award winner Rupert Wyatt is directing from an original screenplay written by Academy Award winner William Monahan. Academy Award winner Irwin Winkler and David Winkler are producing under the banner of their production company Winkler Films. Academy Award winner Robert Chartoff is producing for Chartoff Productions. Five-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg will also produce. David Crockett will serve as executive producer.

Paramount Pictures Los Angeles Open Casting Call Details

The following information was given to me directly by Sheila Jaffe's casting assistant Ann Trimble. -Alan Baltes

An open casting call will take place this Friday November 8, 2013 seeking an early to mid 20s, 6'0" or taller, African American male who can play basketball and has strong acting skills. This is NOT an extras call. This is for a lead role starring opposite Mark Wahlberg in the Paramount Pictures feature film "The Gambler". There are NO fees to attend the open call or to be considered for this role.

[LAMAR HAMPTON] Early 20s; at least 6'0". A UCLA student, African American, with a baby face, he is the top-rated player on the basketball team. Though hardly collegiate material, he's a smart kid, savvy, practical and realistic, ready to go pro now because he needs the money. MUST PLAY BASKETBALL... LEAD

DO NOT attend this open casting call unless you are:

Early to mid 20s, 6'0" or taller, African American male who can play basketball well and has acting ability.

Where:

Bradley Milken Family Source Center
1773 E. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90002

When:

Friday November 8, 2013
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Bring a recent color photo.

Talent must be legally eligible to work in Los Angeles and 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Sheila Jaffe
6671 Sunset Blvd.
Building 1509
Suite 104
Los Angeles, CA 90028

NOTE:

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.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

TBA

The stand-ins and extras will be cast closer to the start of filming. Check back for details.

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.

Winkler Films
190 N. Canon Drive
Suite 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Chartoff Productions
1250 6th Street
Suite 101
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Leverage/Closest To The Hole
3030 Pennsylvania Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Producers:

Mark Wahlberg
Stephen Levinson
David Winkler
Irwin Winkler

Director:

Rupert Wyatt

Starring:

Mark Wahlberg

Story:

A literature professor with a gambling problem runs afoul of gangsters.

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.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

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 pbdaudition@gmail.com


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.

Austin:

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

NOTE:

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.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

TBA

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

Producers:

Helen Estabrook
Jason Reitman

Writers:

Jason Reitman
Erin Cressida
Chad Kultgen (Novel)

Director:

Jason Reitman

Starring:

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

Story:

A look at the sexual frustrations that young teenagers and adults face in today's world.

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Open casting calls now scheduled for Walt Disney Pictures feature film 'McFarland'

Disney Open Casting Call McFarland

Walt Disney Pictures "McFarland" will film in San Joaquin Valley, California.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Update 10-16-2013: NEW open casting call in Santa Clarita, CA has been scheduled for October 17, 2013 seeking athletes. Details below.

Update 9-9-2013: NEW open casting call in Los Angeles has been scheduled for September 15th. Details below.

Mayhem Pictures is now set to begin filming the Walt Disney Pictures sports drama feature film "McFarland" in Bakersfield and Los Angeles beginning in October, 2013. Top industry casting veteran Dixie Webster-Davis has scheduled a new open casting call in Los Angeles seeking latino men and women ages 18 and above to work as general extras and possible featured background actors. The production also needs people who have 1980's era vehicles. Mark Ellis, the sports coordinator for the film, is looking for about 100 men, ages 18 to about 28, to serve as extras in the film playing cross country runners. An open casting call is scheduled for October 17, 2013 in Santa Clarita, CA. These are fully paid non-union positions, no is experience required. As in all legit Disney casting calls, there are no fees whatsoever to attend or be cast.

The film "McFarland" tells the true story of Jim "Blanco" White, a high school track and field coach who inspired his team to greatness on and off the field. Gary Smith of Sports Illustrated wrote, "No one can figure it out, how the runners with the shortest legs and the grimmest lives began winning everything once Blanco took over the program in 1980. Jim and his wife Cheryl invested endless time and love in the youth. They did much more than was required of them so the boys could receive what they otherwise would not. They were always there for them, pushing them on and always taking them on trips, to movies in a town with a theater, and on fishing trips.

Jim White's students all were from families who were from Mexican farm worker families, and faced tremendous challenges in their personal and academic lives. McFarland, population 8,011 in 1990, is something closer to a village transplanted from south of the border. Nine in 10 residents are of Mexican descent. One-third come from the village Huanusco, in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico.

Starring in "McFarland" is two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Costner playing the role of Coach Jim White. Costner has seen a career revitalization starting with the miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys", for which he garnered a Primetime Emmy Award. He then played Jonathan Kent in "Man of Steel". He recently completed starring roles in "Jack Ryan" with Keira Knightley and Cris Pine, "Draft Day" with Jennifer Garner, and "Three Days to Kill" with Amber Heard and Hailee Steinfeld. Costner is no stranger to sports related films, having starring in "Bull Durham," "Field of Dreams," "For Love of the Game," and the previously mentions "Draft Day". Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Maria Bello will also star in "McFarland" playing Coster's wife Cheryl.

Critically acclaimed New Zealand filmmaker Niki Caro is directing "McFarland" from a screenplay written by Grant Thompson, based on the 1997 Los Angeles Times article titled "A Labor of Love for Boys of McFarland". Caro wrote and directed the Academy Award nominated film "Whale Rider" starring Keisha Castle-Hughes, and also directed the Warner Bros. Pictures film "North Country" starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, and she wrote/produced/directed the fascinating romantic film "The Vintner's Luck" starring Academy Award nominated actors Vera Farmiga and Keisha Castle-Hughes. Caro also penned the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film "The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky," based on the true story of a boy who died in the 1988 Pam Am Flight 103 airline terrorist bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Mayhem Pictures' Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray are producing "McFarland". Ciardi and Gray previously produced three Disney sports drama feature films - "Miracle," "Invincible," and "Secretariat". They also produced the Walt Disney Pictures films "The Game Plan," "The Rookie," and the upcoming film "Million Dollar Arm" and "Wish List". The sports film productions by Mayham Pictures is in part due to the fact that Mark Ciardi is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played one major league season for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1987.

'McFarland' Open Casting Call Details (new 10-17-2013 open casting call details below)

The following was given to me directly by the casting director Dixie Webster-Davis.

A major studio feature film inspired by the true story of the McFarland High School cross country team from a predominantly Latino town that won nine state championships in the 1980s. Seeking Latino Men and Women ages 18 and over, No experience necessary!

Specific types we are looking for are:

• Migrant workers and their families
• 1980s cars

Filming in the McFarland area in October.

**BRING PHOTO ID- Driver’s license, State ID, etc.

There are NO SIGN-UP FEES!

Where:

The Moose Lodge of Glendale
357 West Arden Avenue
Glendale, CA 91203
Click here for directions.

When:

Sunday September 15, 2013
9:00am - 6:00pm

NEW Disney Feature Film "McFarland" Open Casting Call Details

Mark Ellis, the sports coordinator for "McFarland" has scheduled an open casting call seeking approx. 100 men, ages 18 to about 28, to serve as extras in the film to play the opponent cross country runners that will run against the McFarland teams. It is NOT a requirement to be cross country or track runners, however they do want athletes especially with running experience. There will be a lot of running scenes. Athletes under college scholarship for cross country or track should not try out for the film, since the compensation they would receive could present a compliance problem as far as the NCAA is concerned.

Where:

Pete Reese Athletic Field
The Master’s College
21726 Placerita Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Click here for directions to Pete Reese Athletic Field.

When:

Thursday October 17, 2013
9:00am - 1:00pm

All talent including minors and foreign actors 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles & Bakersfield:

Vanessa Rodriguez
Walken/Jaffe Casting
6671 Sunset Blvd.
Building 1509
Suite 104
Los Angeles, CA 90028

NOTE:

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.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

Los Angeles & Bakersfield:

Dixie Webster-Davis
Dixie Casting
4924 Balboa Blvd.
Suite 432
Encino, CA 91316
Registration Line: (818) 920‐9900
www.dixiecasting.com
Register as "inactive" for free account.

www.facebook.com/mcfarlandextras

Film Crew and Production Staff

Experienced film crew members and production staff available to work in the Bakersfield area can submit a resume to the following:

mcfarlandresumes@gmail.com

ABSOLUTELY NO ACTOR OR EXTRAS SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. This is for crew and production staff only.

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.

McFarland Production Office
5K Productions
27420 Avenue Scott
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Mayhem Pictures
725 Arizona Ave
Suite 302
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Walt Disney Pictures
500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Producers: Gordon Gray, Mark Ciardi

Writer: Grant Thompson

Director: Nikki Caro

Starring:

Kevin Costner - Jim White
Maria Bello - Cheryl White

Story:

Football coach Jim White has hit rock bottom in his volatile career, and gets a gig at McFarland, a wretched, ill-equipped school in a rural area of central California, where the student body is dirt poor and 100 percent Mexican-American. Jim soon realizes that while his students are too slender for either football or basketball, they have near-infinite physical endurance and can run like whippets. Sensing that cross-country might be a path out of his exile, Jim starts to coach an all brown team in a state where the champions have traditionally been all-blond.

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:



Open casting calls for 'The Gambler' starring Mark Wahlberg

Visit the following for the new updated post:


The Gambler Open Casting Calls

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
800-355-8721

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

Who:

Actors, musicians and extras of all ethnicities and ages.

What:

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.

Where:

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

When:

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:

GetOnUpExtras@gmail.com

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

In addition to the following Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Casting Directors List
• Extras Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors
• Headshot Photographers List
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous 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 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

NOTE:

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.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

Mississippi:

GetOnUpExtras@gmail.com

Film Crew Members:

Mississippi:

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

http://ms.reel-scout.com/crew_login.aspx

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

jamesbrownprojectresumes@gmail.com

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

Producers:

Brian Grazer
Mick Jagger
Victoria Pearman
Erica Huggins

Writers:

Jez Butterworth
John-Henry Butterworth

Director:

Tate Taylor

Starring:

Chadwick Boseman - James Brown

Story:

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

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Open casting call now scheduled in Los Angeles for feature film 'Sin Her Scared' lead and supporting roles

Sin Her Scared Los Angeles Open Casting Call

"Sin Her Scared" is based on a video by electronic musician Skrillex.
Wonder Works Films

Wonder Works Films and Horrorflix Entertainment are in pre-production on the suspense horror feature film "Sin Her Scared", and the producers have announced an open casting call on September 22nd for lead roles through extras. Wonder Works and Horrorflix are also in pre-production on a second horror feature film titled "Must Love Horror", which will be filmed back-to-back with "Sin Her Scared. Roles in both films are up for grabs at the open casting call, where selections will be made that same day. The film is scheduled to be release on Netflix and at all Redbox locations. Wonder Works Films and Horrorflix Entertainment are affiliated with three-time Academy Award nominee Ridley Scott's production company Scott Free Productions, with a one year deal for two films per month and a renewal option after one year.

"Sin You Scared" is a story inspired by the music video First of the Year by six-time Grammy Award winner Skrillex. The video has gone viral with over 133 million views. The plot for "Sin You Scared" is described as follows: "Marianne and Kane look like your average couple. She's a FBI agent and he does movies. Life couldn't be better. All that is missing is children... Be careful what you wish for... you might just get it. Sometimes its better to miss them".

Filmmaker Ed Nyahay will direct "Sin You Scared" from an original screenplay that he wrote himself. Yossi Bechor and Mekaiela Rey will executive produce "Must Love Horror". Yossi is CEO of Wonder Works Films And HorrorFlix Inc. He handles the rights to approximately 340 Licensing. He is also a feature film producer and distributor. He was recently labeled The Most Unlikely Movie Mogul by The Hollywood Reporter. His career has taken to him to all corners of the earth, and producing over 300 films in 20 years. Melaiela Rey is an very talented actress and executive producer at Wonder Works Films and Horrorflix Entertainment. She recently served in the casting department on the Walt Disney Pictures feature film "The Lone Ranger', and as a location assistant on the Universal Pictures feature film "Lone Survivor". Rey is also CEO of Communications and Public Relations at Youth Seeking Change, and also supports a number of other humanitarian organizations and environmental protection groups. The beautiful Mekaiela Rey has also joined the cast playing news anchor Leidly Sakura.

"Sin Her Scared" Los Angeles Open Casting Call Details

The following open casting call information was given to me directly by the film's Executive Producer, Mekaiela Rey.

The producers for the suspense horror feature film "Sin You Scared" are holding an open casting call in Los Angeles. Both SAG-AFTRA members and non-union actors are welcome. The following roles are available:

[KANE TANNER] Male, 20's-30’s. Filmmaker. He is married to FBI Agent, Marianne Tanner, for 10 years. Lead role.
[MARIANNE TANNER] Female, 20's-30’s. FBI Agent, married to Kane Tanner. Lead role.
[BRETT TROVONE] Male, late 30’s. FBI Agent, Marianne’s Partner, African American, good looking-athletic built, is
needed to help her crack her case. Supporting role.
[EMILY CHASEN] Female, early 20's. Younger version of Marianne, dressed in wedding dress similar to Marianne's. Long dark hair, hazel eyes. Supporting role.
[BUDDY BROXTON] Male, 40's. Pickaxe killer, wears overalls, go-tee.
[JENNA McQUEEN] Young girl. Victim of Buddy Broxton.
[JUDAS] Killer Male. Age open.
[EMILY CHASEN'S MOM] Early 50's. Speaks on TV with News Anchor.
[EMILY CHASEN'S DAD] Mid 50’s. Stands next to Emily Chasen's mom while she speaks on TV.
[YOUNG MARIANNE] Victim of child molestation and of the occult by 'Cult Leader', who is also Kane’s Uncle.
[YOUNG KANE] Young Kane Tanner seen participating in the occult.
[CULT LEADER] Kane Tanner’s Uncle, seen leading ceremonies among his chosen cult followers.
[CULT MEMBERS] Dressed in long black hooded gowns, participate in Cult Leader’s ceremonies.

In addition to the above roles, the following roles are available for the horror feature film "Must Love Horror" which will be filmed back-to-back with "Sin Her Scared":

[EDGAR] Man in his late 20's. Lead role.
[ANNABELLE] Girl in her late 20's - early 30's. Edgar's girlfriend. Supporting role.
[ELI] Older gentlemen 40-50. Supporting role.
[LEE] Male, late 20's. Annabelle's brother. Supporting role.

Extras of all types and any ethnicity are also needed. Must speak english.

Where:

Expressions Unlimited
13317 Ventura Blvd.
Studio G
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Click here for directions.

When:

Sunday September 22, 2013
Starting at 12:00pm sharp.

Sides will be provided upon arrival. The open call will begin with a cold reading. Selections will be made same day, and you MUST remain present for a second table read.

Talent can submit a headshot and resume in advance to be placed on an invitation list to avoid waiting line. Email to the following:

SinHerScaredMovie@gmail.com

Put "ATTN: MEKA REY & YOSSI BECHOR" in the subject line of your email.

All talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 and Extras 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:

Yossi Bechor
Mekaiela Rey
9641 Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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.

Horrorflix Entertainment
9000 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90012

Wonder Works Films
9641 Sunset Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210

Executive Producers:

Yossi Bechor
Mekaiela Rey

Writer/Director:

Ed Nyahay

Starring:

Mekaiela Rey - Leidly Sakura


Story:

The story of a married couple, Kane and Marianne. Kane is a filmmaker and Marianne is an FBI agent. They appear to be living a happy, normal life as a married couple in love. The only thing missing is the kids.

Open casting call for lead roles scheduled for feature film 'Must Love Horror' in Los Angeles

Must Love Horror Los Angeles Open Casting Call

"Must Love Horror" is by the writing team of Christopher Coffel and Brett O. Walker.
Wonder Works Films

Wonder Works Films and Horrorflix Entertainment are in pre-production on the suspense horror feature film "Must Love Horror", and the producers have announced an open casting call on September 22nd for lead roles, supporting roles, and extras. Wonder Works and Horrorflix are also in pre-production on a second horror feature film titled "Sin Her Scared", which will be filmed back-to-back with "Must Love Horror". Roles in both films are up for grabs at the open casting call, where selections will be made that same day.

"Must Love Horror" centers on avid horror film fanatic Edgar who makes plans to spend Halloween night at home watching scary movies with his girlfriend Annabelle. As the two watch the horror films, the gory, macabre worlds of the movies that he loves suddenly come crashing into reality. "Must Love Horror" promises to walk the line between traditional slasher horror genre and alter-states reality of early David Cronenberg films.

Independent filmmakers Brett O. Walker and Christopher Coffel have written the original screenplay for "Must Love Horror". The two made their feature film debut in 2012 when they wrote and produced the extremely entertaining action comedy feature film "On the Count of 3" which featured the legendary International Horror and Sci-Fi Hall of Fame inductee actor Lloyd Kaufman.

Yossi Bechor and Mekaiela Rey will executive produce "Must Love Horror". Yossi is CEO of Wonder Works Films And HorrorFlix Inc. He handles the rights to approximately 340 Licensing. He is also a feature film producer and distributor. He was recently labeled The Most Unlikely Movie Mogul by The Hollywood Reporter. His career has taken to him to all corners of the earth, and producing over 300 films in 20 years. Melaiela Rey is an very talented actress and executive producer. She recently served in the casting department on the Walt Disney Pictures feature film "The Lone Ranger', and as a location assistant on the Universal Pictures feature film "Lone Survivor". Rey is also CEO of Communications and Public Relations at Youth Seeking Change, and she also supports a number of other humanitarian organizations and environmental protection groups.

"Sin Her Scared" Los Angeles Open Casting Call Details

The following open casting call information was given to me directly by the film's Executive Producer, Mekaiela Rey.

The producers for the suspense horror feature film "Must Love Horror" are holding an open casting call in Los Angeles. Both SAG-AFTRA members and non-union actors are welcome. The following roles are available:

[EDGAR] Man in his late 20's. An avid horror film fanatic. Lead role.
[ANNABELLE] Girl in her late 20's - early 30's. Edgar's girlfriend. Supporting role.
[ELI] Older gentlemen 40-50. Supporting role.
[LEE] Male, late 20's. Annabelle's brother. Principal extra role.

Extras of all types and any ethnicity are also needed. Must speak english.

In addition to the above roles, the following roles are available for the horror feature film "Sin Her Scared" which will be filmed back-to-back with "Must Love Horror":

[KANE TANNER] Male, 20's-30’s. Filmmaker. He is married to FBI Agent, Marianne Tanner, for 10 years. Lead role.
[MARIANNE TANNER] Female, 20's-30’s. FBI Agent, married to Kane Tanner. Lead role.
[BRETT TROVONE] Male, late 30’s. FBI Agent, Marianne’s Partner, African American, good looking-athletic built, is
needed to help her crack her case. Supporting role.
[EMILY CHASEN] Female, early 20's. Younger version of Marianne, dressed in wedding dress similar to Marianne's. Long dark hair, hazel eyes. Supporting role.
[BUDDY BROXTON] Male, 40's. Pickaxe killer, wears overalls, go-tee.
[JENNA McQUEEN] Young girl. Victim of Buddy Broxton. Principal extra role.
[JUDAS] Killer Male. Age open. Extra role.
[EMILY CHASEN'S MOM] Early 50's. Speaks on TV with News Anchor.
[EMILY CHASEN'S DAD] Mid 50’s. Stands next to Emily Chasen's mom while she speaks on TV.
[YOUNG MARIANNE] Victim of child molestation and of the occult by 'Cult Leader', who is also Kane’s Uncle.
[YOUNG KANE] Young Kane Tanner seen participating in the occult.
[CULT LEADER] Kane Tanner’s Uncle, seen leading ceremonies among his chosen cult followers.
[CULT MEMBERS] Dressed in long black hooded gowns, participate in Cult Leader’s ceremonies.

Where:

Expressions Unlimited
13317 Ventura Blvd.
Studio G
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Click here for directions.

When:

Sunday September 22, 2013
Starting at 12:00pm sharp.

Sides will be provided upon arrival. The open call will begin with a cold reading. Selections will be made same day, and you MUST remain present for a second table read.

Talent can submit a headshot and resume in advance to be placed on an invitation list to avoid waiting line. Email to the following:

SinHerScaredMovie@gmail.com

Put "ATTN: MEKA REY & YOSSI BECHOR" in the subject line of your email.

All talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 and Extras Casting

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Yossi Bechor
Mekaiela Rey
9641 Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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.

Wonder Works Films
9641 Sunset Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Horrorflix Entertainment
9000 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90012

Executive Producers:

Yossi Bechor
Mekaiela Rey

Writers:

Brett O. Walker
Christopher Coffel

Director:

TBA

Starring:

TBA

Story:

An avid horror film fanatic plans to spend Halloween night watching scary movies with his girlfriend when the gory, macabre worlds of the films he loves come crashing into reality.

Open casting call scheduled for feature film 'The Girl in the Lake' seeking adults and children in Maine

The Girl In The Lake Open Casting Call Maine

"The Girl in the Lake" will film in California, Colorado & Maine.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Élan Entertainment and Lobit Sisters Productions are getting ready to begin shooting the indie feature film "The Girl in the Lake", based on the novel June Bug by Chris Fabry. The producers have announced an open casting call in Bangor, Maine seeking adults and children to appear in the film as fully paid general extras and possible featured background actors. Shooting will take place in California, Colorado, and Maine.

"The Girl in the Lake" centers on 9-year-old Katie, who has spent her life traveling the country in an RV with her single father. Then one day, she sees her own portrait on a missing child poster and realizes that the man she thinks is her loving father may in fact be her kidnapper - and that her real name is actually Natalie. Meanwhile, small-town Sheriff Hadley, and the girl's grandfather, tries to figure out the truth when new evidence surfaces.

Two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Thomas Hildreth will produce and star in "The Girl in the Lake", playing the role of Katie's "father" John. Grammy Award nominee Ian McCrudden will produce and direct from an adapted screenplay that he wrote with Thomas Hildreth. McCrudden and Hildreth first worked together in 2000, when Hildreth was featured in "Mr. Smith Gets a Hustler", a play directed by McCrudden that was later made into a movie. This is the third collaboration between Mr. Hildreth and Ian McCrudden, and the second feature filmed in Maine where Hildreth has strong roots. His grandfather, Horace Hildreth, was Maine’s governor from 1945-1949 and signed on Maine's first TV station in 1953.

"The Girl in the Lake" Open Casting Call Details

The production companies for the feature film "The Girl in the Lake" have announced an open casting call seeking men, women, and children to appear in the movie as general extras and possible featured background actors. These are fully paid positions and there is no previous experience required. They need people who are located in Maine at this time.

• Adult Males and Females, 18-90. Any ethnicity. All types needed.
• Boys and Girls, 5-12 years of age. Any ethnicity. All types needed.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will need to sign permission waivers.

Where:

Seasons Grille & Sports Lounge
427 Main Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
Click here for directions.

When:

Saturday September 14, 2013
11:00am - 4:00pm

Filming will be taking place in various locations in Maine through October 31, 2013.

All talent 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

In addition to the following Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Casting Directors List
• Extras Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors
• Headshot Photographers List
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous 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 to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

McCorkle Casting Ltd
575 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

NOTE:

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.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

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.

Élan Entertainment/Lobit Sisters Productions
816 Wilson Place
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Producers:

Athena Lobit
Ian McCrudden
Thomas Hildreth

Writer:

Willie J. Hagan
Ian McCrudden

Director:

Ian McCrudden

Starring:

Thomas Hildreth - John Johnson
James Parks - Graham Walker

Story:

Katie believed everything her daddy told her. That is, until she saw her face on a missing child poster. The discovery begins a quest for the truth about her father, the mother he rarely speaks about, and ultimately herself. A modern interpretation of Les Miserables, the story follows a dilapidated RV rambling cross-country with Katie and her father, a man running from a haunted past.

Open casting call for lead roles September 14 & 15 in New Mexico for feature film 'La Vida Robot'

La Vida Robot Open Casting Call New Mexico

"La Vida Robot" will shoot in New Mexico beginning October, 2013.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Pantelion Films and Circle of Confusion are in pre-production on the true-story feature film "La Vida Robot" based on four undocumented Mexican American high school students who form a robotics club and defeat MIT in the National Underwater Robotics Competition at UC Santa Barbara. The casting director has announced two open casting calls seeking two male Latino actors between 14 and 20 years of age. The actors will be portraying high schoolers. Film crew and production staff are also needed, and resumes are being accepted at the email listed below. Shooting will take place in New Mexico beginning October, 2013.

"La Vida Robot" tells the story of four Latino high school students - Lorenzo Santillan, Cristian Arcega, Luis Aranda, and Oscar Vazquez - who were from the mean streets of Phoenix. The boys were undocumented immigrant high-schoolers that belonged to a 92 percent Latino school district with a per capita income of approximately $9,000. They ended up taking part in a national underwater robot-building competition at the University of California Santa Barbara, where they were pitted against well respected universities. The boys ended up beating the highly touted MIT University, and won the entire Competition.

Starring in "La Vida Robot" is ALMA Award winner George Lopez playing the role of Dr. Allan Cameron, the computer science teacher who sponsored Carl Hayden High's robotics program. Lopez has received several honors for his work and contributions to the Latino community, and Time Magazine recognized him as one of "The 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America". Harvard University honored his artistic work and charitable endeavors with its "Artist of the Year and Humanitarian Award". Also starring in "La Vida Robot" is two-time Golden Globe Award winner Jamie Lee Curtis in an unspecified role.

Primetime Emmy Award nominee Sean McNamara will direct "La Vida Robot" from an adapted screenplay written by UCLA Extension 2010 Screenplay Competition winner Elissa Matsueda. McNamara has been very busy since directing the 2011 TriStar Pictures feature film "Soul Surfer". He has directed five films and a video. He is currently directing the feature film "Field of Lost Shoes" and is set to direct the Paramount Pictures film "True Spirit", and the football themed film "The Hail Mary". McNamara is also a long time Disney Channel television series director. Independent Spirit Awards nominee Ben Odell will produce "La Vida Robot" for Pantelion Films, where he serves as head of production. David Alpert will produce for the production company Cirlce of Confusion. Rick Jacobs and Leslie Small will also produce.

"La Visa Robot" Open Casting Call Details

Casting director JC Cantu, one of the minds behind "Spy Kids" and "Machete", is holding open auditions for the upcoming feature film La Vida Robot starring George Lopez and Jamie Lee Curtis. The following SPEAKING ROLES are available, to play high school students:

[LATINO MALE #1] 14 - 20 years of age. Huge "gentle giant" type with football players build. He's sweet on the inside, but his looks intimidate.

[LATINO MALE #2] 14 - 20 years of age. The "smartest kid in school" type. Very skinny, short, and nerdy.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Where:

Pharr San Juan Alamo High School
805 W Ridge Road
San Juan, TX 78577
Click here for directions.

The casting call will be in the PSJA High School Theater

When:

Saturday September 14, 2013 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday September 15, 2013 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

For additional information or to get the audition sides, email lavidarobot@gmail.com

You can read more about the real-life high school students that this film is based on and see a photo of them at the following website:

http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2006/today06-03-20.html

Those attending the open call would also be wise to read the following Wired Magazine article that details the true story that this film is based on (the article is 5 pages long, be sure to read the entire article):

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.04/robot.html

All talent including minors and foreign actors must and be legally eligible to work in New Mexico and the United States.

The 2013 New Mexico 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 the State of New Mexico and the United States:

• New Mexico Work Permit Requirements
• New Mexico Child Employment Entertainment Law Sheet
• New Mexico Child Labor Laws Brochure
• New Mexico Child Performer Pre-Authorization Certificate
• New Mexico Child Extras Pre-Authorization Certificate
• New Mexico Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following New Mexico Actors Resources:

• New Mexico Casting Directors List
• New Mexico Extras Casting Directors List
• New Mexico Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New Mexico Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• New Mexico Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New Mexico Actors Resources
• 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 to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

JC Cantu
Rising Phoenix Casting
350 S Beverly Dr
Ste 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

NOTE:

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.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

New Mexico

TBA

Film Crew and Production Staff

New Mexico:

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

lavidarobotresumes@gmail.com

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

ABSOLUTELY NO ACTOR OR EXTRAS SUBMISSIONS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS, THEY WILL BE DISCARDED.

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.

Pantelion Films
2700 Colorado Avenue
Suite 100
Santa Monica 90404

Circle of Confusion
8548 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Brookwell-McNamara
Raleigh Studios
1600 Rosecrans Blvd.
Building 7
4th Floor
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Producers: Ben Odell, David Alpert, Rick Jacobs, Leslie Small

Writer: Elissa Matsueda

Director: Sean McNamara
Starring:

George Lopez
Jamie Lee Curtis

Story:

La Vida Robot centers on a group of Latino high school students who compete in the National Underwater Robotics competition despite the fact that they are undocumented.

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NEW open casting call scheduled this Saturday October 6th for Warner Bros. Pictures 'Midnight Special' lead roles

Midnight Special New Orleans Open Casting Call

"Midnight Special" begins shooting in February, 2014.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Update 10-1-2013: NEW open casting call scheduled for Saturday October 6, 2013 in Baton Rouge, LA for lead roles. Details below.

Automatik Entertainment and Sarah Green Film Group are in pre-production on the Warner Bros. Pictures sci-fi adventure film "Midnight Special", and the casting director is holding an open casting call in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for boys to play lead roles in the movie. The open casting call is part of a nationwide search for spirited, interesting, smart and creative boys ages 6-10. Shooting will commence in February, 2014. The location where filming will take place is Austin, Texas and possibly in Louisiana.

"Midnight Special" is a present day sci-fi chase film, and centers on a father and his 8-year old son who go on the run when dad realizes the boy has some kind of special powers. Starring is Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon and Australian actor Joel Edgerton. Golden Globe Award nominee Kirsten Dunst has also joined the cast playing the female lead. Two-time Independent Spirit Awards nominee Jeff Nichols will direct from an original screenplay that he wrote himself.

Academy Award nominee Sarah Green will produce "Midnight Special" under the banner of her production company "Sarah Green Film Group". Green earned her Oscar nod in the category of Best Motion Picture of the Year for "The Tree of Life" in 2011. She previously collaborated with Jeff Nichols when she produced "Mud", for which Nichols directed and wrote. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones will also produce for Automatik Entertainment. FilmNation Entertainment CEO Glen Basner will executive produce along with Christos V. Konstantakopoulos. Warner Bros. will handle domestic distribution.

"Midnight Special" New Orleans Open Casting Call Details

Sarah Dowling Casting is conducting a nationwide search for boys who can portray the 6-10 year old age range to be considered for lead roles in the Warner Bros. Pictures feature film "Midnight Special". The following open casting call is seeking the following:

• Caucasian Boys, ages 6-10. Spirited, interesting, smart and creative personalities. With a particular wisdom, intelligence or "old soul" quality. Boys who are in gifted and talent programs are encouraged to apply. All looks and body types are welcome. The casting director is especially looking for a boy with large or unique eyes. If your child speaks Spanish or another second language, please let them know at the time of your interview.

While acting experience is not necessary, the production will provide compensation on the scale of professional actors.

Where:

The Crowne Plaza
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Click Here for directions.

There is free parking at the hotel.

When:

Sunday, October 6, 2013
10:00am - 4:00pm

All talent MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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

The 2013 Austin 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 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.

Sarah Dowling
1617 S. 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78704

MidnightSpecialCasting@gmail.com

NOTE:

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.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

TBA

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.

Sarah Green Film Group
451 Greenwich Steet
7th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Automatik Entertainment
8322 Beverly Blvd.
Suite 303C
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522

Executive Producers: Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Glen Basner

Producers: Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones

Writer/Director: Jeff Nichols

Starring:

Kirsten Dunst
Joel Edgerton
Michael Shannon

Story:

A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.