New Line Cinema casting new extras for 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again'

"The Hobbit: There and Back Again" will shoot through June, 2012.
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New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and WingNut Films are currently in production on J.R.R. Tolkien’s "The Hobbit: There and Back Again". Shooting has wrapped on "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", and the extras casting directors are hiring new general background actors throughout filming on "The Hobbit: There and Back Again", which will continue into June, 2012. Those interested must be located in the Wellington area and must be available to work with 12-hours notice.

Peter Jackson directed all three "Lord of the Rings" films, which earned a total of 30 Academy Award nominations and 17 Academy Award wins. Jackson is shooting "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" in Digital 3-D, using the latest camera shooting and audio recording technology. The budget for the two Hobbit films is estimated to be between $300 – $500 million. Although principal photography will wrap in June 2012, Peter Jackson has confirmed that some scenes for "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" may be shot sometime during 2013. Filming is taking place at Stone Street Studios sound stages and other locations in and around Wellington, New Zealand.

The production companies for "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" are New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line handling production management. Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired worldwide theatrical distribution rights, with select international territories. MGM will handle all international television licensing. Carolynne Cunningham of Peter Jackson's WingNut Films is producing, along with three time Academy Award winner (and Peter Jackson's wife) Fran Walsh.

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, better known by its abbreviated title The Hobbit, was first published by independent Australian publishing company Allen & Unwin in 1937. It has been a perennial bestseller since starting life with a very modest 1,500-copy print run. Since then, it has gone on to sell many millions of copies in more than 50 languages, and 2012 is the 75th anniversary year of its publication.

• "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is currently slated to hit theaters 14 December 2012.

• "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" is currently slated to hit theaters 13 December 2013.

"The Hobbit: There and Back Again" Extras Registration Details

All extras MUST be located near Wellington, New Zealand.

Download and fill out the following form:

"The Hobbit: There and Back Again" Extras Registration Form

Submit the form along with the following:

• One 6 x 4" head and shoulders photo looking into camera with strait face.
• One 6 x 4" full body photo looking into camera.

Attach the photos to the registration form and send to the following:

Extras Casting 3 Foot 7 Ltd
P.O. Box 15-104
Miramar 6243
New Zealand

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the country of New Zealand.

The New Zealand 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 in New Zealand:

• New Zealand Actors' Employment Information
• New Zealand Performing Artists and Entertainers Requirements
• New Zealand Guide To Applying For a Work Visa
• New Zealand Actors Work Visa Application
• Immigration New Zealand Office Locations
• New Zealand Youth Employment Information
• Massachusetts Teen Work Permit Application

In addition to the following New Zealand Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• New Zealand Casting Directors List
• New Zealand Extras Casting Directors List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New Zealand Talent Agents List
• New Zealand Acting Classes, and Schools List
• New Zealand Headshot Photographers List
• New Zealand Headshot Duplication Photo Labs
• New Zealand Actors Unions and Organizations
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New Zealand Actors Resources
• PDF Users Guides

The 2012 New Zealand 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.

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

New Zealand:

Liz Mullane Casting
17 Taipakupaku Road
Karaka Bay
Wellington, New Zealand 6022


Ann Robinson
Mullinars Casting
"The Hobbit"
226 Liverpool Street
Sydney, NSW 2010


Amy and John Hubbard
Hubbard Casting
"The Hobbit"
14, Rathbone Place
LondonW1T 1HT

Los Angeles:

Victoria Burrows
Scot Boland
333 W. Washington Blvd.
PO Box 309
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

New York:

Ellen Lewis
"The Hobbit"
161 Sixth Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions and hold the acting auditions.

3 Foot 7 Limited
PO Box 15-208
Miramar Wellington 6003
New Zealand

10250 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522-0001

New Line Cinema
116 N. Robertson Blvd.
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Executive Producers:

Ken Kamins
Callum Greene
Zane Weiner


Peter Jackson
Carolynne Cunningham
Philippa Boyens
Fran Walsh


Peter Jackson
Frank Walsh
Philippa Boyens
Guillermo del Toro


Peter Jackson


Martin Freeman - Bilbo Baggins
Andy Serkis - Gollum
Benedict Cumberbatch - Smaug/The Necromancer
Ian McKellen - Gandalf
Richard Armitage - Thorin Oakenshield
Evangeline Lilly - Tauriel
Elijah Wood - Frodo Baggins
Luke Evans - Bard the Bowman
Cate Blanchett - Galadriel
Hugo Weaving - Elrond
Christopher Lee - Saruman


The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever... Gollum (Andy Serkis). Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities... a simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.