Open casting call for Sony Pictures updated feature film version of 'Annie'

Sony Pictures Annie Online Open Casting Call

"Annie" is scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas Day, 2014.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment in association with Overbrook Entertainment and Olive Bridge Entertainment are in pre-production on the new modern version of the classic Broadway musical "Annie", set in contemporary New York City. The award winning casting director is conducting a talent search for 4 lead roles, girls 8-12 years of age who are located on the east coast. This is an open casting call that allows talent to upload an audition video directly to the official casting website. Shooting on "Annie" will take place in New York City beginning August, 2013.

Playing the title role of Annie is Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, who was the youngest actress ever to receive a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. That nomination came for her role as Hushpuppy in the 2012 Fox Searchlight Pictures feature film "Beasts of the Southern Wild". Wallis recently completed filming "12 Years a Slave" starring alongside Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch. She is currently voicing the role of Almitra in the animated feature film "The Prophet" with Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson. Also starring in "Annie" is four-time Golden Globe Awards nominee Cameron Diaz playing the role of Miss Hannigan.

Filmmaker Will Gluck is directing "Annie" from an adapted screenplay written by Aline Brosh McKenna based on Thomas Meehan's book for the musical. Gluck is known for directing such hit comedy feature films as "Easy A" starring Emma Stone and Penn Badgley, and "Friends with Benefits" starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. Gluck will also produce with his production company Olive Bridge Entertainment. Two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith and his wife Jada are producing "Annie" under the banner of their production company Overbrook Entertainment. Five-time Black Reel Awards nominee James Lassiter will also produce for Overbrook. Eight-time Grammy Awards winner Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will also produce.

Open Casting Call Details

Two-time Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director Kathleen Chopin is currently conducting an open talent search seeking 4 girls who can play roles between 8-12 years of age. Any ethnicity is welcome to submit via an official online website that allows talent to upload a homemade audition video. There are NO FEES whatsoever to submit for this project.

Important Note - This casting call is for talent located in the state of New York and surrounding states (NY, NJ, CT, PA, etc.) ONLY.

The following roles are currently being cast:

[ISABELLA] 11 years old, female. All ethnicities welcome. A cute, girly foster kid. Her dreams of a better life involve a no-limit credit card and shopping sprees galore.

[PEPPER] 12 years old, female. All ethnicities welcome. Tough. Years in the foster system have made her angry and resentful. She has built up a defensive front and is quick to criticize the other girls' dreams of a better life. When Annie invites the girls to share in her new life, even Pepper begins to soften and experience the possibility that things can get better…

[TESSIE] 10 years old, female. All ethnicities welcome. Cute, sweet, the worrier of the bunch. Always concerned for her foster siblings and afraid of Miss Hannigan's wrath.

[MIA] 8 years old, female. All ethnicities welcome. Still has a little bit of a lisp or speech impediment. She is the baby of the group. Prone to crying, she seeks comfort from her older foster sisters.

An audition video is required for consideration. The official Sony Pictures "Annie" casting website provides the audition script and instructions on how to record your audition, as well as how to upload it to the site.

This talent search is being hosted by Cast It Talent, which is a subsidiary of Cast It Systems. You can read about Cast It in the following New York Times Article:

Digital Casting, Poised for a Role Beyond Hollywood

To Submit for "Annie", CAREFULLY follow the instruction on the following casting website:

Minors and foreign 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.

Principal Actor Casting

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

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Kathleen Chopin
12 W. 32nd Street
Suite 12
New York, NY 10001

Extras Casting

New York:


The extras will be cast closer to the start of filming. Casting calls will be posted here as available.

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.

"Annie" Production Office
355 Lexington Avenue
16th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Overbrook Entertainment
450 N. Roxbury Drive
4th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Olive Bridge Entertainment
10202 West Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Sony Pictures Entertainment
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Producers: James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Shawn Jay-Z Carter, Will Gluck

Writers: Will Gluck, Aline Brosh McKenna

Director: Will Gluck


Quvenzhané Wallis - Annie
Cameron Diaz - Miss Hannigan


In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Benjamin Stacks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Stacks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger.

Open casting call for the NBC supernatural drama series 'Grimm'

NBC Grimm Open Casting Call

The third season of "Glimm" will premier on Friday October 25, 2013 at 9/8c.
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Universal Television and Hazy Mills Productions are getting ready to begin production on the third season of the hit NBC supernatural drama television series "Grimm". The extras casting director has scheduled an open casting call for people who would like to work on the show as fully paid extras and featured background actors. There is no experience required, and all types are needed, ages 18 and over. The series is a single-camera setup that shoots in the Portland, Oregon and surrounding area.

Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police Bureau learns he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world called Wesen. In season three Nick remains in a zombified state with no quick fix or rescue in sight. Monroe and Rosalee tie the knot while Sergeant Wu sees too much in his first direct encounter with a Wesen and turns a bit psycho. Hank falls deeply for his physical therapist — also a Wesen — and her meddling parents don't like it one bit.

Starring in "Grimm" is David Giuntoli playing the central character Nick Burkhardt; Black Reel Awards nominee Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin; Reggie Lee portrays Sgt. Wu; Silas Weir Mitchell plays the role of Monroe; Sasha Roiz plays Captain Renard; Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Bitsie Tulloch plays Juliette Silverton; Bree Turner portrays Rosalee Calvert; and Claire Coffee is Adalind Schade.

Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt are creators and executive producers of "Grimm". Six-time Golden Globe Award nominee Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner executive produce under the banner of their production company Hazy Mills Productions. The two founded Hazy Mills in 2004 to develop and produce projects for various studios, including NBC/Universal, CBS/Paramount, UPN, Bravo, CW, Showtime, SyFy, F/X, FOX and TV-Land. Three-time ALMA Awards nominee Norberto Barba also executive produces.

Open Casting Call Details

The extras casting team in Portland, Oregon is seeking hundreds of local people to work on the hit NBC series "Grim". All ages and types are needed. Must be over 18 years of age. The pay rate for general extras is minimum wage plus overtime. Featured background actors pay rate is $150 for the day plus overtime.


Doubletree Lloyd Center
Willamette Room
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland OR 97232
Click Here for directions.


Sunday July 21, 2013
12:00pm - 6:00pm

Pre-registration information: 503-299-4776

Online Registration: Grimm Extras Registration (use the project code "Grimm")

Principal Actor Casting

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

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Donna Rosenstein
Marlo Tiede
100 Universal City Plaza
Trailer 6123
Universal City, CA 91608


Lana Veenker Casting
1430 SE 3rd Avenue
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97212

Extras Casting


Danny Stoltz
Extras Only
635 NW 16th Avenue
Suite A
Portland, OR 97209

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.

"Grimm" Production Office
Open for Business, LLC
2127 NW 26th Avenue
Portland, OR 97210

"Grimm" Writers Office
4024 Radford Avenue
Roy Rogers Building
Studio City, CA 91604

Hazy Mills Productions
4024 Radford Avenue
Building 7
2nd Floor
Studio City, CA 91604

Universal Television
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 1360
3rd Floor
Universal City, CA 91608

Executive Producers:

Sean Hayes
David Greenwalt
Jim Kouf
Todd Milliner
Norberto Barba


Steve Oster


Note: Various directors work different episodes during the season. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director's role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer with creative control is called the showrunner (in this case Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt).


David Giuntoli - Nick Burckhardt
Russell Hornsby - Hank Griffin
Reggie Lee - Sgt. Wu
Silas Weir Mitchell - Monroe
Sasha Roiz - Captain Renard
Bitsie Tulloch - Juliette Silverton
Bree Turner - Rosalee Calvert
Claire Coffee - Adalind Schade


"Grimm" follows homicide detective Nick Burkhardt as he works to keep the balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world.

Open Casting Call for Dancers, Artists, DJ's, and Models!

Calling all Dancers, Artists, DJ's, and Models!

Looking for creative individuals that are driven and prefer out-of-the-box living and thinking. Urban Elegance, a cutting edge dance studio/ nightclub located in Conshohocken, PA, is holding auditions to join Philly's newest Entertainment/Production Company. You will be auditioning for a panel of critically acclaimed actors, singers, choreographers, and photographers that have all worked with MAJOR names in the entertainment industry. These include but are not limited to MTV, Atlantic Records, Jingle Ball, NBC, FOX, and numerous artists known worldwide. Open call attendees must be at least 18 years old.
A word from the owner, Frank Laurenzi, “I want to create a new image for what innovation looks like. That image starts with helping as many people as I can succeed.”
Dancers: All styles are needed (Latin/ Ballroom, Hip-Hop/B-boy, Lyrical/Contemporary).  Latin/Ballroom dancers may audition as singles or couples. Dancers will be hired for club gigs, back-up for music artists, charity, video shoots, birthday parties, and club events.
Artists: (Visual Art) You will be hired to work a range of events from corporate to birthday parties.
DJs: You will be hired for corporate events, birthday parties, and club events.
Models: Experience is needed. You will be hired do corporate events, club gigs, and parties.

Sunday, July 7, 2013
Dancers: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Artists and Models: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
DJs: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Urban Elegance Innovation and Dance
110 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA 19428
Second Floor

What to bring:
Be prepared with a sample of your work and general personal information. Headshot, resume and portfolio are optional. Bring a standard picture if you do not have a headshot. Expect all materials to be left with the panel.
Dancers: A short sample of choreography. Supply your own music (IPods, CDs).
Artists: A portfolio of your work.
DJs: A sample and/or a small rig.
Models: A headshot and portfolio. Experience is required.
Please call or email ahead to confirm your audition at (610)-834-7563 or State your name and desired position with Urban Elegance, and provide a contact number. Any questions or concerns can also be directed to this number or email. 

Thank you!
See you then!