Mark Wahlberg film "Broken City" casting call for extras in New Orleans

Broken City New orleans Casting Call

"Broken City" hits theaters on January 18, 2013.
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Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation's feature film "Broken City" is currently shooting in the New Orleans area and the extras casting director is seeking people to work on the film in December and January. This is fully paid work and no prior experience working as a background performer is necessary. Candidates must be located within reasonable driving distance of New Orleans.

"Broken City" is a political thriller with a very impressive cast that includes two-time Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg in the lead role of of a detective contracted by a corrupt Mayor to learn the identify of his wife's lover. Academy Award winner Russell Crowe plays the corrupt Mayor with Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones as his wife. Golden Globe nominee Barry Pepper has been cast to portray a rival Mayoral candidate and Primetime Emmy winner Kyle Chandler plays his right hand man. Rounding out the cast is Golden Globe winner Jeffrey Wright, Griffin Dunne (After Hours), James Ransone (Inside Man), Justin Chambers (Grey’s Anatomy), Natalie Martinez (Death Race), and the stunning beauty Alona Tal (Supernatural) as Katy.

Filmmaker Allen Hughes will produce and direct "Broken City" from a screenplay written by Brian Tucker. Hughes has been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, Image Award, Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award, and three Black Reel Awards one of which he won for directing "Book of Eli" with his brother Albert Hughes. The Hughes Brothers are also known for directing the 2001 film "From Hell" starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham.

Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce for Emmet/Furla Films, Stephen Levinson will produce for his company Leverage, and Teddy Schwarzman is producing for Black Bear Pictures. Sakonnet Capital Partners' Michael Corso and Anthony Gudas are executive producing and financing. Co-Executive Producers are Daniel Wagner and Fredrik Malmberg of Paradox Entertainment, along with Spencer Silna and Adi Shankar.

Current Casting Call

Here is what the extras casting director is currently seeking:

• Men and Women (21 years and older) to play a Midtown Lunch Crowd for a restaurant scene and a YMCA Audience Scene.

• Pay rate is $80 for 10 hours plus overtime.

• No costume fitting required.

Film Date: Monday January 23, 2012 (NOTE: This will be a split day/night shoot, meaning they will film some scenes during the day and some at night).

Once the casting directors receive your email they will contact you to confirm that you have been booked for this scene if you have been selected. If you are not selected for this role, they will consider you for future dates and roles.

If you live within reasonable driving distance of New Orleans, Louisiana and would like to be considered, submit a recent color snapshot and all contact information to the following:

Please state that you are available for the "Broken City January 23rd Shoot".

Once they receive your email, they will contact you to confirm that you have been booked for this scene if you have been selected. If you are not selected for this role, we will consider you for future dates and roles.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and United States.

The 2012 Louisiana Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for minors and foreign talent who would like to audition for "Broken City" or work as an extra on the film:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Louisiana Child Performer Law Information Sheet
• Louisiana Child Performer Trust Act Sheet
• Louisiana Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• Louisiana Minor Intention To Employ Form
• Louisiana Employment of Minors in Theatrical Performances or Exhibitions
• Louisiana Film, TV, and Commercials Minor Labor Law Summary
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Louisiana Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
• Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• General Talent Agent Information
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Resources
• PDF Users Guide

The 2012 Louisiana Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

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:

Sheila Jaffe
Walker/Jaffe Casting
43 Oyster Bay Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560

Extras Casting

New Orleans:

Jason Landry
Batherson Casting
"Broken City" Extras
920 Poeyfarre Street
New Orleans LA 70130

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.

"Broken City" Production Office
Georgia Film Fund Seven, LLC
935 Gravier Street
5th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

New Regency
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Building 12
Los Angeles, CA 90035

3030 Pennsylvania Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Underworld Entertainment
6404 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1505
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Black Bear Pictures
185 Franklin Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Emmet/Furla Films
8200 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


Allen Hughes
Randall Emmett
George Furla
Stephen Levinson
Teddy Schwarzman


Allen Hughes


Mark Wahlberg
Russell Crowe
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Kyle Chandler
Michael Beach
Alona Tal
Natalie Martinez
Barry Pepper
Justin Chambers
James Ransone
Griffin Dunne
Jeffrey Wright


Seven years after being forced to resign in a scandal for a questionable shooting, former New York City police detective turned private investigator Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg), is hired by the city’s Mayor, Nicholas Hostetler (Russell Crowe), the same man who ended his police career, to investigate his wife’s (Catherine Zeta-Jones) suspected infidelity. When the wife’s lover turns up dead things become more twisted than Taggart could have ever predicted. As he begins to question Hostetler’s motives, Taggart is courted by both the mayor’s wife and his old police chief to turn the focus of his investigation on the Mayor. Taggart quickly discovers that he has been a pawn in a larger game, and seizes the opportunity to make up for his past mistakes, as he navigates the dark intersection between the criminal, political and business worlds, playing all sides to take down the mayor.