Primetime Emmy winner Lucy Barzun Donnelly is currently executive producing the indie film "Friends with Kids" in New York. Donnelly owns Locomotive, the company behind the HBO film "Grey Gardens". "Gardens" was nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards and won multiple categories, in addition to winning several Golden Globe awards. Next up for Locomotive is the feature film "Mommy & Me" which will star Meryl Streep and Tina Fey.
The multi-talented Jennifer Westfeldt, who played the role of "Lauren Stone" as a series regular on ABC's "Notes from the Underbelly," is directing from a script that she wrote herself. Westfeldt also co-stars along with her long-time boyfriend Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" fame.
Rounding out the cast is Saturday Night Live cast member Kristen Wiig and Adam Scott, who played the role of Henry Pollard in the Starz comedy series "Party Down" for which he received a Primetime Emmy nod, and the 24 year old two time Teen Choice Award winner Megan Fox. Sources working on the set of "Friends with Kids" have said that Megan Fox has been showing some serious acting skills while filming scenes with Jon Hamm. "Megan has obviously taken a huge step forward talent wise with this role, no surprise since she has been training in drama and dance since age five".
The extras casting director for the film in New York is currently casting the following for background roles:
• Babies and Kids
• Both Boys and Girls
• Children up to five years of age
• Caucasian twins and triplets especially needed
• Both union and non-union kids are needed
To have your baby kid(s) or baby(s) considered for this film, please go to the casting directors photo and contact information upload page and register:
Barbara McNamara Friends with Kids Child Casting
There is no fee or charges to sign up. You can also email a current snapshot of your kid(s) or baby(s), along with their age, union status, sex, ethnicity, and your contact information to:
Put "Friends with Kids Child Submission" in the SUBJECT line of your email.
Shooting runs through mid-February in NYC.
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.
Telsey & Company
311 W 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Friends with Kids Casting
249 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
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.
555 W. 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
New York, NY 10018
96 Morton Street
New York, NY 10014
Producers: Lucy Barzun Donnelly, Jon Hamm, Mike Nichols, Jake Kasdan, John Sloss
Director: Jennifer Westfeldt
A couple of thirty-something best friends observe the toll that having kids has taken on the couples they know, so they resolve to bypass the stress by having a child and then dating other people. Scott and Westfeldt are playing the lead couple Jason Fryman and Jen Keller. Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm play Missy and Ben, another couple. Megan Fox plays a love interest of Adam Scott after she begins to date him.