Universal Pictures Ben Stiller action comedy 'Tower Heist' casting call in New York

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The extras casting director for the feature film "Tower Heist" is seeking people in the New York City area to work on the movie as background on December 4th and 5th, 2010 in a parade scene. The film stars Ben Stiller, Tea Leoni, Eddie Murphy Casey Affleck, and Matthew Broderick. The release date for the film has been scheduled for November 4, 2011.

The production will be filming a recreation of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and need people to portray Parade Spectators and Vendors. The scenes will be all day exterior shoots in Manhattan which will be be matching work for both Saturday AND Sunday, December 4th and 5th, so it is very important that all extras be available BOTH days of filming.

The casting director is seeking both SAG and non-union extras. Non-union pay rate is $101.50 for 11 hours plus overtime. A typical day of filming usually lasts 10 to 12 hours long. You must be available all day with no conflicts, and remain on set for the entire shoot each day.

Those interested please submit ALL of the following:

● Current, clear color photo. Non-professional snapshot.
● Full Name.
● Age and date of birth.
● All contact information.
● Height and weight.
● Specify if you are an SAG member or Non-Union.

Email to:

You MUST put “Parade Goer Avail 12/4+12/5" in the SUBJECT LINE of your email to be considered.

You are required to be at least 18 years old and legally able to work in the United States in order to work on this film. If you do not have ID that proves you are legally able to work, you will be turned away.

Acceptable Identification:

● Drivers License/State ID AND Social Security Card
● US Passport
● Work Visa
● Green Card.

Principal Actor Casting:

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

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

New York:

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

Extras Casting

New York:

Grant Wilfley Casting
123 West 18 Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10011

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.

Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Imagine Entertainment
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
7th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Heist Productions LLC
1619 Broadway
11th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Rat Entertainment
100 Universal City Plaza
Bungalow 5196
Universal City, CA 91608

Producers: Brian Grazer, Kim Roth, Karen Kehela

Director: Brett Ratner


Ben Stiller
Tea Leoni
Eddie Murphy
Casey Affleck
Matthew Broderick
Dave Chappelle
Gabourey Sidibe
Alan Alda


Ben Stiller plays Josh Kovaks, the devoted building supervisor at The Towers, an upscale New York City condo complex, catering to the needs of the wealthy residents who call The Towers home. Josh spearheads a heist after learning that he and his fellow employees have been bilked out of their pensions and life savings in a Ponzi scheme by the pretentiously self-serving Arthur Shaw, the billionaire Wall Street titan who lives in the building's penthouse.