Casting call in Miami, FL for feature film 'Parker' starring Jennifer Lopez

Miami Casting Call Jennifer Lopez Parker

Jennifer Lopez will play a reporter in "Parker" opposite Jason Statham
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The thriller feature film "Parker" starring Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham, is seeking more than 200 Miami area locals to work as background extras during three days of shooting at the The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Miami. The scene to be shot is a fundraising event for the very wealthy, supposedly taking place in Palm Beach. The casting agents are in need of “elegant guests” — 100 women and 100 men — as well as others to play catering staff, musicians, security guards, police officers and firemen.

Academy Award winner Taylor Hackford will direct the film from an adapted screenplay written by John J. McLaughlin. The screenplay is based on Donald Westlake’s crime novel “Flashfire". Hackford's producing and/or directorial credits include "An Officer and a Gentleman," "Against All Odds," "White Nights," "La Bamba," "Everybody's All-American," "The Devil's Advocate," "Ray," and "Love Ranch". He is also attached to direct the upcoming Foxxhole Productions 2012 Mike Tyson Biopic starring Jamie Foxx as Mike Tyson.

Sidney Kimmel is producing for Kimmel International, Steve Chasman is producing for Current Entertainment, Les Alexander will produce for Alexander, Enright & Associates, and director Taylor Hackford will co-produce. “Parker” is scheduled to be released on October 12, 2012.

Casting Call Details

The extras casting directors in Miami are seeking the following:

• Males and Females, 30-70, high-end, wealthy-looking Palm Beach types.
• 12 attractive women and 12 handsome young men, to play cat
• 12 preferably real musicians, to play members of an orchestra.
• 8 men with strong looks to represent firemen.
• An assortment of fit, clean cut men to play security guards and policemen.

People interested in participating must be available for three days of shooting from September 28 - 30, 2011. Must be able to supply appropriate specified wardrobe of their own. Women are required to supply colorful full length gowns (no white) and carry glittery handbags and shawls. Men with tuxedos are encouraged to apply, though those without may be fitted for a rental tuxedo by supplying their height and weight, as well as suit, shirt, waist, inseam and shoe size.

To be considered for extra work on "Parker", download the following form:

RJ's Casting Size Card

Fill out the form, and send it along with a recent color snapshot to the Miami extras casting director:

R.J. Istvan
R.J.’s Casting, Inc.
398 West Amelia Street
Orlando, Fl 32801

You can email the same information and attach your photo to:

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.

Los Angeles:

Nancy Klopper Casting, Inc.
867 Iliff Street
Pacific Palisades, CA

New Orleans:

Meagan Lewis
RPM Casting
800 Richard Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


Ed Arenas
Unique Casting
1825 West Avenue
Suite 8
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Extras Casting


R.J. Istvan
RJ's Casting
656 Bellhurst Court
Orlando, FL 32835

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.

Flash Fire Productions
800 Distributors Row
Suite 204
New Orleans, LA 70123

Current Entertainment
9200 W. Sunset Blvd.
10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
9460 Wilshire Blvd.
5th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

230 Park Avenue
Suite 964
New York, NY 10169

Sierra Pictures
9378 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 210
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Alexander, Enright & Associates
201 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Les Alexander
Steve Chasman
Taylor Hackford
Sidney Kimmel
Jonathan Mitchell


Taylor Hackford


Jennifer Lopez - Leslie
Jason Statham - Parker
Michael Chiklis - Melander
Clifton Collins Jr. - Ross
Nick Nolte - Parker's Mentor


Revolves around a thief named Parker (Jason Statham) who, though at times is forced to be a killer, still lives by a code of honor that includes never stealing money from people who need it. His word is his bond, and if he is crossed he will strike back relentlessly. Based on the book series by Donald Westlake.

Sony Pictures extras casting call for 'Sparkle' starring Jordin Sparks

Sony Pictures Sparkles Extras Casting Call

"Sparkle" will film in the Detroit, MI area for six weeks in October and November, 2011.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment will be shooting a remake of the music-themed 1976 film "Sparkle" inspired by the story of The Supremes. The extras casting director needs to hire over 3,000 background actors to work on the film in the Detroit, Michigan area this Fall, 2011. All ages and types are needed, no experience is necessary, this is fully paid employment, and there no fees to apply or work on the film. Columbia TriStar Pictures will distribute.

"Sparkle" stars the beautiful and talented singer-songwriter, model and actress Jordin Sparks. Jordin stars in the lead role of the youngest daughter of three, a music prodigy named Sparkle Williams, and her struggle to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. Whitney Houston will play the not-so encouraging mother of Sparks' character. Mike Epps will play a wealthy comedian named Satin, who woes one of the sisters into a drug filled abusive relationship.

Two-time Image Award nominee Salim Akil will direct from a screenplay written by his beautiful and talented wife, BET Comedy Award winning producer/writer/actress Mara Brock Akil. Salim Akil's directing credits include the recent TriStar comedy feature film "Jumping the Broom" (which Mike Epps also acted in), 13 episodes of the Primetime Emmy nominated series "Girlfriends," and 52 episodes of the popular TV series "The Game". Mara Brock Akil is creator, executive producer, and head writer of "The Game" which will begin it's fifth season in 2012. Mara was also consulting producer on the Golden Globe nominated series "Cougar Town," executive producer and writer of "Girlfriends," supervising producer of "The Jamie Foxx Show," and producer of the series "Moesha" among others. Salim and Mara Akil will also produce "Sparkle".

Two-time Primetime Emmy nominated Debra Martin Chase and Gaylyn Fraiche will produce "Sparkle" for Sony Pictures under the banner of her company Martin Chase Productions. TDJ Enterprises' T.D. Jakes and Curtis Wallace will also produce. Scott Putman of Stage 6 Films will executive produce. Stage 6 Films is a label created by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and takes its name from the location of its main office, the Stage 6 building at Sony Pictures Studios - originally an actual soundstage used for such films as The Wizard of Oz. Howard Rosenman will co-executive produce.

Casting Call Details

Over 3,000 extras will be needed to work various days over a 6 week period from October 10, 2011 through November 18, 2011. All ages (see note below regarding minors) and types are needed, any ethnicity. Michigan residents will get first consideration for roles. These are fully paid roles.

To be considered for background work on "Sparkle", submit the following information:

• A recent color snapshot. Does not have to be professionally taken.
• All clothing sizes.
• Complete contact information.
• Your location.

Email to the following:

Put "Sparkle Extras" in the subject line of your email.

Note: A separate casting notice will be posted for teens and children under 18 yrs old.

Shooting on "Sparkle" will take place in the Detroit, Michigan area from October 10, 2011 through November 18, 2011.

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.

Los Angeles:

Twinkie Byrd
"Sparkle" Actor Submission
c/o Twink of an Eye Casting
10202 West Washington Blvd.
Clark Gable Building
RM 205
Culver City, CA 90232

Extras Casting


Ryan Hill Casting
"Sparks" Extras
28782 Everett Street
Southfield, MI 48076

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.

"Sparkle" Production Office
Stage 6 Films, Inc.
400 Monroe Street
Suite 690
Detroit, MI 48226

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

Martin Chase Productions
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Stage 6 Films
10202 W Washington Blvd
Stage 6 Bldg
Culver City, CA 90232

TriStar Pictures
10202 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232


Debra Martin Chase
TD Jakes
Curtis Wallace
Howard Rosenman
Gaylyn Fraiche
Salim Akil
Mara Akil


Salim Akil


Jordin Sparks - Sparkle Williams
Mike Epps - Satin
Whitney Houston - Effie


1960s Detroit: Despite their religious mother Effie's (Whitney Houston) strict instructions to stay away from anything reeking of fame, singer/songwriter Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) convinces her sisters to form a singing group. As the trio's popularity grows, Sparkle loses one sister to drugs and an abusive relationship with a man named Satin (Mike Epps), and the other sister to medical school, prompting Sparkle to find the confidence to strike out on her own. Remake of the 1976 film directed by Sam O'Steen.

Top New York extras casting agency 'Grant Wilfley Casting' holding open call

Grant Wilfley Casting Open Casting Call

Grant Wilfley is one of the industry's most highly respected extras casting directors.
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One of the largest and most prestigious New York City extras casting companies, Grant Wilfley Casting, is holding an open casting call for AFTRA and non-union adults and children to work on current projects. Television shows and films that they are casting include Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Over/Under (USA), Pan Am (ABC), Person of Interest (CBS), Royal Pains (USA), The Dictator (feature film), and Marcher (feature film).

Originally named Joy Todd Casting, and later Todd/Wilfley, the company has been at the top of the New York extras casting scene for over 20 years. Founder Joy Todd is now a principal actor casting director in Los Angeles. Grant Wilfley Casting has an endless list of credits and was voted the best Film/TV casting director in New York by the readers of Backstage in 2006. Grant Wilfley Casting also does extras casting in Boston and Connecticut.

Aside from owning his casting company, Grant Wilfley's other business ventures include partnership with Salvatore Piazzolla in the suncare/skincare/fragrance company Hampton Sun Care. Their products are of the highest standards and quality, inspired by the breathtaking aroma of the Hampton's signature privet hedges. More information about their line can be found on the following website: Hampton Sun Care

Open Casting Call Details:


Our Lady of Guadalupe
328 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10014
Click Here for directions.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

AFTRA Members - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Non-Union - 1:00pm to 4:00pm


Men, Women, and Children. Any ethnicity. All types, shapes and sizes. Must be located within reasonable driving distance of New York City.

Your photo will be taken. Bring a pen or pencil and be prepared to fill out a form listing your age, physical stats, all clothing sizes, and contact information. If you are an AFTRA member, bring your paid-up membership card.

Union members who are unable to attend this open casting call can still register with Grant Wilfley Casting. Open registration is held the first Wednesday of every month for SAG and AFTRA members from 11:00am to 4:00pm at their New York office.

Non-Union background artists can still be considered for film and television projects by mailing in a headshot and resume.

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

Registration with Grant Wilfley casting is free.