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I have been providing free casting and auditions information for many years, free of charge. I never asked for anything in return, I simply want to help actors realize their dreams. But I now am in a horrible situation of having to drop all of my pride and reach out for help. My family (we have 2 daughters, 5 & 7 years old) is going through an extremely difficult struggle, and we desperately need help. Were also facing having our electricity and gas shut of if we do not pay the regular monthly payment and also the payment on our installment agreement for the past due amount. Our older daughter's birthday is coming up and we have nothing to give her. I have been in tears and extremely distraught. I have been working very hard and long hours to get caught up, and it is extremely humiliating to have to ask for help like this. I can offer my publicity and promotional service for anyone who can help, by writing an article for you, and do a huge social media blast for you, press release, etc. I can also offer help with advice, casting information, mentoring, resources, and more. We have set up a fundraiser that pays the donations out daily. Here is the link -

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If you wish to help directly, please please contact me at I can provide proof of our situation if necessary. I can also speak with you on the phone.

Please find it in your heart to help my family in any way possible. God Bless you in advance.


Alan Baltes & Family

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About the Actors Resource Guide eBooks:

In order to be get booked in film and television roles, you need to be seen by the casting directors who cast the projects. The Actors Resource Guide eBooks have the necessary resources to get you seen by the top casting directors and talent agents in the world. The information and documents include casting director contacts for both speaking roles and extras, talent agent contacts, top headshot photographers, where to get your photos duplicated, top acting schools and coaches, entertainment industry work permit applications, foreign actor work Visa applications, child actor resources, sample resumes for beginners and experienced actors, sample cover letters to send casting directors and agents, information about how to join SAG-AFTRA, how to make an audition video, auditioning tips, and a ton of other resources. Each one of these eBooks are specialized for a certain location and contain resources specific to that eBook location. The eBooks have locations all over the United States, as well international locations such as London, Vancouver, New Zealand, and Australia. As a casting director, I highly recommend the Actors Resource Guide eBooks. They give you the ability to submit yourself directly to casting directors and talent agents.

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Casting call for Lionsgate feature film 'Granite Mountain'

The Lionsgate feature film "Granite Mountain" is filming in New Mexico and the casting director is looking for adults, teens, and kids to work in a large scene filming on August 5th. The film also needs people with dogs and cats, horses and horse trailers, cars, and boats. "Granite Mountain" is a true story based on the elite crew of men who battled a wildfire in Prescott, Arizona in June 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 of their members. To be considered, you must have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. Details below.

Joseph Kosinski is directing "Granite Mountain" from a screenplay written by Academy Award nominee Eric Warren Singer and Writers Guild of America WGA Award winner Ken Nolan. Producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Erik Howsam, Jeremy Steckler, Dawn Ostroff, Mike Menchel, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, and Thad Luckinbill. Erik Howsam and Ellen H. Schwartz are executive producers. The cast includes Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Taylor Kitsch, Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, and Andie MacDowell.

"Granite Mountain" Casting Call Information

All talent are required to be legally eligible to work in New Mexico. The New Mexico Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the 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 Mexico and the United States. All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

The Lionsgate feature film "Granite Mountain" is shooting a large scene in the Los Alamos area of New Mexico on August 5, 2016. The following is needed for fully paid work as extras and possible featured roles:

• Adult Males and Females.
• Teen Males and Females.
• Male and Female Children.
• People with cars and boats.
• People with dogs, cats, and horses.
• People with horse trailers.

Those chosen will be playing police officers, firefighters, and families fleeing their homes during a wildfire.

To be considered, please send a current color photo (snapshots are ok, only you in the photo, no hats or sunglasses), full name, age, height, weight, location where you live, and phone number. If you have a car, boat, pets, horses, horse trailer, please include photo(s) and year/make of car or boat. Email the above to the following:

Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)

Chelsea Ellis Bloch
10201 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035


Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, 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.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).

No Exit Film, LLC
2968 Rodeo Park Drive West.
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Di Bonaventura Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
De Mille Building
2nd Floor
Los Angeles CA 90038

Black Label Media
9301 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 604
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Primary Wave Entertainment
10850 Wilshire Blvd.
6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Conde Nast Entertanment
6300 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90048

2700 Colorado Avenue
Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Executive Producers:

Erik Howsam
Ellen H. Schwartz


Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Erik Howsam
Jeremy Steckler
Dawn Ostroff
Mike Menchel
Molly Smith
Trent Luckinbill
Thad Luckinbill


Ken Nolan
Eric Warren Singer


Joseph Kosinski

1st Assistant Director:

Bruce Franklin


Miles Teller
Jennifer Connelly
Taylor Kitsch
Josh Brolin
Jeff Bridges
James Badge Dale
Andie MacDowell


Always a Tier Two team cleaning up after the elite Tier One "Hotshots" who follow the wildfires during the season, the Prescott Wildland Firefighters, under the tireless training and perfectionism of their supervisor Eric Marsh, become the first municipal firemen to become Tier One themselves. A tight family of twenty, they are the lead when lightning ignites the dry tinder on the hills beyond Yarnell. When a storm moves in and the wind shifts, the fire reverses course and picks up incredible speed. By luck, one of the young Hotshots, Brendan makes it out, but Eric and the other nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots tragically perish.