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Casting call in Chicago for indie film 'Unexpected'

Casting Call In Chicago

The independent film Unexpected has sent out a casting call in Chicago seeking people who want to work on the film as extras.

The casting director is seeking Chicago area people to work tomorrow (September 10, 2014) and this weekend (September 13 & 14, 2014). They will also be casting additional days through the first week of October, 2014. The film has a wonderful storyline and an extremely talented cast of actors.

All ages and types are needed including adults, seniors, teens, children and babies, however all talent must have the correct work permits and legal eligibility to work in the state of Illinois. Information on obtaining all of the correct work permits can be found in the Chicago Actors Resource Guide eBook available for download here.

Minors must be able to get registered with the production's casting department and have a minor work permit submitted.

The following is needed:

[GENERAL EXTRAS/FEATURED BACKGROUND ACTORS] Males and Females, ages from newborn babies through 70 years of age. No experience is necessary, and there are no fees whatsoever to be cast in the film.

There are both paid and also "volunteer" spots for extras since there will be some extras only needed for 2-4 hours on some scenes and since this is not a huge budget, production is using volunteers for some scenes and then they will of course book the same people if at all possible on another scene that is paid. If you are only interested in the paid days, please let them know in your email submission.

Regardless of whether or not you work on the paid days only, this will be a wonderful and super-fun film to be a part of.

Submission Details:

Please send 2 clear current color snapshots (only you in the photo, no hats or sunglasses). One should be from the waist up, the other should be a full body shot.Please do not submit professional photos unless you also include the 2 current color snapshots also. In your submission, include all stats including height, weight, clothing sizes. Also include all contact information including cell phone.

Submit asap to extrascasting@gmail.com and put in subject line "unexpected"


Major feature film 'Ride Along 2' open casting call scheduled for June 27, 2014

Miami Casting Calls

Universal Pictures feature film Ride Along 2 will hold an open casting call this Friday in the Miami, Florida area.

RA2 Productions and Will Packer Productions in association with Rainforest Films and MBST Entertainment will begin production in July on the Universal Pictures comedy feature film Ride Along 2. The casting team has scheduled an open casting call seeking people of all ages and types to appear in the film as paid background extras. In addition to the extras, experienced film crew members can submit resumes to the production. Details posted below.

Ride Along 2 is the sequel to Ride Along, which was released on January 17, 2014. Ride Along was produced on a $25 million budget, and grossed over $153 million at the box office. Ride Along 2 centers on Ben and James, who head to Miami on a case that involves the slick and wicked Serge Pope. While in Miami, they team up with Maya, a smart and beautiful Miami Police Department Detective. Ben is excited about proving himself to be the best detective ever and hoping all goes smoothly so he can make it back to Atlanta in time for his wedding.

Starring in Ride Along 2 is two-time Image Awards winner Kevin Hart returning as Ben Barber, and Chicago Film Critics Association Awards winner Ice Cube reprising his role as James Payton. Also returning is Image Awards nominee Tika Sumpter as Angela Payton. Three-time Black Reel Awards nominee Tim Story will again direct from an original screenplay by Santa Barbara International Film Festival Audience Choice Award winners Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Producers are Matt Alvarez, Larry Brezner, Ice Cube, and William Packer. Nicolas Stern will executive produce. Universal Pictures will handle domestic distribution. Ride Along 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on January 15, 2016.

Ride Along 2 Open Casting Call Details

Marinella Hume Casting will be holding an open casting call in Miami, Florida on Friday June 27, 2014. They are seeking all types of people to work as fully paid extras, and no experience is necessary. There are no fees whatsoever to attend the open casting call or to be cast in the film.

Where:

Hollywood Rotary Club
2349 Taylor Street
Hollywood, FL 33020

When:

Friday June 27, 2014
1:00pm - 7:00pm

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, but are able to make yourself available to work in the Miami area, you can submit to the following:

RA2MHC@gmail.com

You MUST include the following:

Full Name
Age
Location
Contact Information (including phone number and email address)
Three Recent Color Snapshots, Headshot, Waist Up, and Full Length (no hats, no sunglasses, no side shots)

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Florida and in the United States.

The 2014 Miami Resource Guide eBook includes 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 Miami and the United States:

• Links for Child Labor Information
• Florida Child Labor Laws
• Employment of Minors by the Entertainment Industry
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant USA Visa Application

In addition to the following Miami Actors Resources:

• Miami Casting Directors List
• Miami Extras Casting Directors List
• South Florida Talent Agents
• Florida Talent and Modeling Agency Information
• General Talent Agent Information
• Miami Acting Schools and Classes List
• Miami Headshot Photographers List
• Miami Performers Unions
• Miscellaneous Miami Resources
• Miami Sound Stages
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

All 2014 Miami Actors Resource Guide eBook 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.

Felicia Fasano Casting
3000 W. Alameda Avenue
California Bldg.
Suite 5367
Burbank, CA 91505

NOTE:

It is highly recommended 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.

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

Crew Members

Miami:

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

ra2productionresumes@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". Also make sure to state your location in the body of your email.

ABSOLUTELY NO ACTOR OR EXTRAS SUBMISSIONS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS (OR POSTAL 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.

RA2 Productions
166 16th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30363

Will Packer Productions
6525 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Rainforest Films
323A Edgewood Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30312

MBST Entertainment, Inc.
345 N. Maple Drive
Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Producers:

Will Packer
Matt Alvarez
Larry Brezner

Director:

Tim Story

Starring:

Kevin Hart – Ben Barber
Ice Cube – James Payton
Tika Sumpter – Angela Payton

Story:

Ben and James head to Miami to deal with a dangerous criminal....

Extras casting call for feature film 'Tulip Fever'


The extras casting company for the feature film Tulip Fever has scheduled an open casting call on Saturday April 26 seeking extras of all ages and types.

Ruby Films and Filmwave in association with Mark Gordon Company and Blumhouse Productions are getting ready to begin filming the project in June and July. Tulip Fever will be directed by Primetime Emmy Award nominee Justin Chadwick from an adapted screenplay written by two-time BAFTA Film Awards nominee Peter Chelsom. The film is based on the novel by Tinker Lindsay and Deborah Moggach, and is a 17th century romance in which an artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.

Tulip Fever Open Casting Call details

The extras casting company for the major feature film Tulip Fever is holding an open casting call seeking for males and females ages 17 - 75 to take work as fully paid extras on the film.

Requirements:

● You must be aged 17+
● You must have the right to work in the UK.
● You must be able to take direction well.
● No experience necessary.
● This production has a number of roles for males with facial hair, so that is a plus.

TULIP FEVER IS FILMING IN ROCHESTER and TILBURY ON VARIOUS DATES IN JUNE & JULY 2014
(exact dates for filming will depend on the specific role you are cast for)

PLEASE COME TO THE OPEN CASTING on
SATURDAY 26TH APRIL 2014 (arrive at any time from 10am – 4pm)

LOCATION:
Midkent College,
Medway Road,
Gillingham, Kent
UK
ME7 1UR (sat nav postcode)
Parking: limited parking is available

Feel free to bring any friends or family with you (they will need to be aged 17+ to register).

What happens at the casting? You will be asked to provide some basic information about yourself before they take your costume measurements and photos so that they can cast you in a suitable role within the production.

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you can still register at the following:

United Kingdom Extras Casting

IMPORTANT

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

The 2014 London 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 London and the United Kingdom:

• London Child Actor Information
• London Child Actor Chaperone Information
• London Bylaws on the Employment of Children
• London Child Stage Performance Application Form
• London Child Work Permit Application
• United Kingdom Foreign Actors Visa Information
• United Kingdom Entertainer Visitor Application Form
• United Kingdom Employment Application Form

In addition to the following London Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• London Casting Directors List
• London Extras Casting Directors List
• London Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• London Actors Headshot Photographers
• United Kingdom Acting Schools
• London Performers Unions and Organizations
• Miscellaneous London Actors Resources
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

All 2014 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.

United Kingdom:

Shaheen Baig

Manchester Talent - manchesterfilmcasting@gmail.com

Leeds Ralent - leedsfilmcasting@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.

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

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

United Kingdom:

Uni-versalEXTRAS Limited
Pinewood Studios
Pinewood Road, Iver Heath
Buckinghamshire, SL0 0NH
UK

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.

Ruby Films
26 Lloyd Baker Street
London WC1X 9AW
UK

Filmwave
27 Margaret Street
London W1W 8RY
UK

Mark Gordon Company
12200 West Olympic Blvd.
Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Blumhouse Productions
2401 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Producers:

Alison Owen
Paul Trijbits
Mark Gordon
Faye Ward
Jason Blum

Writers:

Peter Flannery (screenplay)
Tom Stoppard (novel)
Peter Chelsom (novel)

Director:

Justin Chadwick

Starring:

Dane DeHaan – Jan Van Loos
Christoph Waltz – Cornelis Sandvoort
Holliday Grainger – Maria
Alicia Vikander – Sophia

Story:

In 1630s Amsterdam, tulip fever has seized the populace. Everywhere men are seduced by the fantastic exotic flower. But for wealthy merchant Cornelis Sandvoort, it is his young and beautiful wife, Sophia, who stirs his soul. She is the prize he desires, the woman he hopes will bring him the joy that not even his considerable fortune can buy. Cornelis yearns for an heir, but so far he and Sophia have failed to produce one. In a bid for immortality, he commissions a portrait of them both by the talented young painter Jan van Loos. But as Van Loos begins to capture Sophia's likeness on canvas, a slow passion begins to burn between the beautiful young wife and the talented artist. As the portrait unfolds, so a slow dance is begun among the household's inhabitants. Ambitions, desires, and dreams breed a grand deception—and as the lies multiply, events move toward a thrilling and tragic climax.

Open casting call for biopic feature film 'Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story'

Midnight Rider Casting Call

UPDATE 2-24-2014: This project has been put on hold indefinitely. New casting calls will be posted here as soon as filming resumes.

UPDATE: The Open Casting Call Scheduled for Sunday, February the 23rd has been cancelled at this time. Due to the tragic train accident that occurred on Thursday, the Open Call scheduled for Sunday, February 23rd has now been CANCELLED. Thank you to those that wished to come out and for your understanding at this time.


Film Allman, LLC and Unclaimed Freight Productions are getting ready to begin shooting a biopic feature film about the life of Gregg Allman called Midnight Rider.  The production has scheduled an open casting call seeking extras, and featured background actors. Experienced film crew members can submit resumes via email. Filming is set to begin on February 24th and run through March 27th in the Savannah, GA area.

Midnight Rider is a biopic on Gregg Allman, who was part of the Southern rock group the Allman Brothers, whose heyday was in the '60s and '70s with such songs as Ramblin' Man, Midnight Rider, Whipping Post and Jessica. Despite the success, Gregg Allman found himself beset by tragedy: His brother Duane Allman died in a motorcycle crash only two weeks after the band’s third album went gold. Less than 13 months later, bassist Berry Oakley was killed in another motorcycle accident. The hand of death followed him to his relationships: two girlfriends committed suicide after Allman broke up with them. Allman also married six times (once to Cher) and spent years in and out of rehab.

Starring in Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story is Academy Award winner William Hurt playing the role of present-day Gregg Allman. Hurt recently wrapped shooting on the feature films Days and Nights starring opposite Allison Janney and Katie Holmes, and Winter's Tale starring alongside Russell Crowe, Will Smith, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Jennifer Connelly. Also starring in Midnight Rider is singer-songwriter Tyson Ritter playing the younger version of Gregg Allman. Vampire Academy star Zoey Deutch will play a groupie named Mae, and rising star Wyatt Russell will play Duane Allman.

Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Randall Miller will direct from a screenplay that he wrote with three-time Daytime Emmy Award nominee Jody Savin. The screenplay is based on Gregg Allman's autobiography "My Cross to Bear", which made the New York Times Bestseller list and Rolling Stone Magazine's 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time list. William Hurt actually helped director Randall Miller's career in the beginning. Hurt made an anonymous financial donation to Miller's American Film Institute thesis film. And when Hurt's identity was revealed, he even agreed to do the voice-over on Miller's film. This is the first collaboration since for Hurt and Miller.

Randy Miller and Jody Savin will also produce under the banner of their production company Unclaimed Freight. Co-producing is Brad Rosenberger and Andre Danylevich. Greg Allman and his manager Michael Lehman are working closely with the production and will both serve as executive producers. Also executive producing is the same team behind the feature films CBGB and Savannah - Nick Gant, Don Mandrik, Jay Sedrish. Jim Tharpe rounds out the exec producers. Open Road Films will handle domestic distribution, while The Exchange will handling international sales.

Midnight Rider Open Casting Call Details

The extras casting director in Savannah, GA is seeking people of all ages and types who are available to work in the Savannah, GA area on the upcoming feature film Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story as general extras and possible featured background actors. Stand-ins for the film's stars are also needed. Union and non-union welcome, no experience necessary. An open casting call is now scheduled.

Seeking All Ages & Types, and pre-1970s Vehicles.

Where:

Meddin Studios
2315 Louisville Road
Savannah, 31415

Click Here for directions.

When:

Saturday, February 15th, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, February 16th, 12pm - 4pm


If you cannot make it to the open casting call, submit a recent color snapshot (no one else in the photo, no hats or sunglasses), location, age, and all contact information including phone number, and  general availability between February 24th and March 27th. Email to:

MidnightRider@BelleCasting.com


All talent must and be legally eligible to work in the State of Georgia and in the United States.

The 2014 Atlanta 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 State of Georgia and the United States:

• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:

• Atlanta Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Extras Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Atlanta Acting Classes and Schools List
• Atlanta Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Atlanta Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2014 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:

Rick Pagano
3815 Hughes Avenue
4th Floor
Culver City, CA 90232

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.

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

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

Savannah, GA:

Abba Carmichael
Belle Casting
Casting@BelleCasting.com

Crew Members

Savannah, GA:

Experienced film crew members and production staff available to work in the Savannah, GA area can email resumes to:

GreggAllmanMovie@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.

Film Allman, LLC
c/o Meddin Studios
2315 Louisville Road
Savannah, GA 31415

Unclaimed Freight Productions
556 S. Fair Oaks Avenue
Suite 101-212
Pasadena, CA 91105

Open Road Films
12301 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Exchange
4500 Wilshire Boulevard
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90010

Executive Producers:

Gregg Allman
Nick Gant
Michael Lehman
Don Mandrik
Jay Sedrish
Jim Tharpe

Producers

Brad Rosenberger
Andre Danylevich
Randall Miller
Jody Savin

Director:

Randall Miller

Starring:

William Hurt - Gregg Allman
Tyson Ritter - Young Gregg Allman
Zoey Deutch - Mae
Wyatt Russell - Young Duane Allman

Story:

Shooting in Georgia beginning in February. With William Hurt.