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If you are serious about your acting career, you need to land a talent agent to represent you. You also need to submit your photos and resumes to casting directors who audition actors. You need to study acting with the best coaches. You need the proper paperwork and permits to be able to work in the many locations that filming takes place these days. You need the best headshots that you can afford, because your headshots are your calling-card to the industry. I highly recommend getting the 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks which have comprehensive listings of the top talent agents, casting directors, acting teachers and schools, headshot photographers and photo duplication services, work permits and visa information and applications, and much more important lists and information. The eBooks are available for many locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

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URGENT casting call for Paramount Pictures feature film 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' extras southwest of Seattle, WA

Transformers: Age of Extinction casting call near Seattle

Director Michael Bay will be shooting near Seattle, WA in October, 2013.
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"Transformers: Age of Extinction" is now filming outside of Seattle, WA and extras are needed immediately for two all day shoots on October 8th and October 9th, 2013. Details posted below.

Di Bonaventura Pictures and DreamWorks SKG in association with Hasbro are filming the Paramount Pictures science fiction action film "Transformers: Age of Extinction" (aka Transformers 4), and the casting director is seeking people available to work southwest of Seattle, WA as fully paid general extras and possible featured background actors. This is for people over 18 years of age, any ethnicity. No prior experience working as an extra or actor is required. The shooting dates are October 8th and October 9th, 2013.

As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.

Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Michael Bay has returned to direct his fourth installment of the film series from a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger, who also wrote "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon". Bay has said that this will be his final installment in the franchise, however Hasbro has stated that they would like to continue making additional Transformers films with or without Michael Bay. Writer Ehren Kruger's other credits include "Arlington Road," "Scream 3 & 4," "The Ring," "The Skeleton Key," and "The Brothers Grimm".

Three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg is again executive producing, along with Mark Vahradian for Di Bonaventura Pictures, and Brian Goldner for Hasbro. Producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, and Academy Award nominee Ian Bryce. Spielberg and Bryce have collaborated on other films including "Saving Private Ryan," for which they both won Golden Globe Awards. Bryce also worked as assistant director on the Spielberg directed film "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom", and production manager on Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". More recently Bryce and Michael Bay both produced the Paramount Pictures feature film "Pain & Gain", on which Bay also directed.

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia Casting Calls Details

The following casting information was given to me directly by the "Transformers: Age of Extinction" Paramount Pictures Casting Coordinator Maryellen Aviano:

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" is seeking people who are available to work as fully paid extras and possible featured background actors in the Elma, Washington area on October 8 and 9, 2013. Elma, Washington is southwest of the Seattle/Tacoma area. The following are the casting needs:

• Males and Females, 18 years of age and older. Any ethnicity. Casting clean cut, athletic, military, business types.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Transportation and accommodations are NOT provided. You MUST either be located in the Elma, Washington area, or be located within a reasonable driving distance of the area. DO NOT submit if you are unable to work as a LOCAL HIRE in the Elma, Washington area.

To be considered, submit ASAP - current picture, cell phone, age range, height, clothes sizes to:

trans4washington@gmail.com

In the SUBJECT LINE of your email, put "TS4 - your location" - example: "TS4 - ELMA" or "TS4 - OLYMPIA" or "TS4 - ABERDEEN" or "TS4 - SEATTLE". This will help the casting director immensely in hiring local people, which is of the utmost importance!

ALL talent including minors and foreign actors MUST be legally eligible to work in the state of Washington and in the United States.

The 2013 Seattle 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 on film and television productions in Seattle and the United States:

• Seattle Child Work Permit Information
• State of Washington Parent-School Authorization Form
• State of Washington Variance Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant USA Visa Application

In addition to the following Seattle Actors Resources:

• Seattle Casting Directors List
• Seattle Extras Casting Directors List
• Seattle Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Seattle Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Duplication Services
• Seattle Area Acting Schools and Classes
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Seattle Resources
• Seattle Performers Unions and Guilds
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 Seattle 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.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Denise Chamian Casting
1438 N Gower Stret
Building 35
Suite 270
Hollywood, CA 90028

NOTE:

I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

All Locations:

Maryellen Aviano

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.

Di Bonaventura Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
DeMille Building
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90038

DreamWorks SKG
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 10
Universal City, CA 91608

Hasbro
1027 Newport Avenue
PO Box 1059
Pawtucket, RI 02862-1059

Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Mark Vahradian, Brian Goldner

Producers: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Ian Bryce, Don Murphy

Director: Michael Bay

Starring:

Mark Wahlberg - Flynn Vincent
Jack Reynor - Shane
Nicola Peltz - Tessa
Kelsey Grammer - Harold Attinger
Sophia Myles - Scientist
T. J. Miller - Flynn's Best Friend
Peter Cullen - Optimus Prime
Han Geng - TBA
Stanley Tucci - TBA
Li Bingbing - TBA
Lucas Black - TBA

Story:

Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) returns with a new group of robot characters, and new male and female leads in "Transformers 4". The story will take off where the last film left off in Chicago, and expand on the history of the first three films in the series.