Casting call for 'Independence Day Forever: Part I' featured roles

The feature film "Independence Day Forever: Part I" is now officially in production, and the film needs featured extras to appear in a "Moon Base" scene. Electric Entertainment and Centropolis Entertainment will be filming these scenes for "Independence Day Forever" in June, 2015 in New Mexico. The featured roles and extras casting call details are posted below. To be considered, all actors, extras, and crew members must have legal eligibility to work in New Mexico.

Independence Day Forever takes place twenty years after USAF Captain Steven Hiller and satellite technician David Levinson flew a repaired alien attacker vessel into the mothership and introduced a computer virus, planted a nuclear missile on board, and ultimately allowed for the defeat of the alien invaders. But before the aliens were completely destroyed, they were able to send out a distress call that took 15 years to travel across the vast distance of space to the alien planet. Now, once again traveling through wormholes, the extraterrestrial invaders are back to launch a new second wave of attacks. Although earthlings have spent the last 15 years since the botched invasion using the alien tech for our own advancement, the extraterrestrial invaders are still far more advanced and much better prepared this time around.

Starring in Independence Day Forever is Jessie Usher playing the role of Captain Steven Hiller's step son Dylan Dubrow, who was a small boy in the first film (played by Ross Bagley, who was nominated for a Young Artist Award for the role). Jessie Usher is best known for his role as Cam Calloway on the Starz! television series Survivor's Remorse. Also starring in Independence Day Forever is People's Choice Awards winner Liam Hemsworth, Young Artist Awards Joey King, Golden Globe Award nominee Sela Ward, Saturn Award nominee Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Maika Monroe. Returning in their roles from "Independence Day" is Academy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum, Saturn Award nominee Bill Pullman, two-time BET Awards nominee Vivica A. Fox, Academy Award nominee Judd Hirsch, and Saturn Award nominee Brent Spiner.

Saturn Award winner Roland Emmerich will direct Independence Day Forever from an original screenplay written by Carter Blanchard. Electric Entertainment President Dean Devlin will produce along with BMI Film & TV Awards winner Harald Kloser and Roland Emmerich. Roland Emmerich's sister Ute Emmerich will executive produce under the banner of their production company Centropolis Entertainment. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation will handle theatrical distribution, while DreamWorks Distribution will handle all media. Independence Day Forever is scheduled to be released in theaters on Jun 24, 2016. The original Independence Day film grossed over $817 million at the box office worldwide.

'Independence Day Forever' Casting Call

The director Roland Emmerich is accepting submissions for the following roles to work as fully paid featured extras in the Albuquerque, NM area in June, 2015. No experience is required. You must be able to make yourself available to work locally, no exceptions. Will be shooting at the Albuquerque Studios.

• MOON BASE TECHS - Males and females, any ethnicity, 21-35 years of age, clean-cut, conservative, reasonably attractive, scientist & engineer types. FEATURED EXTRAS.

• MOON BASE GROUND CREW - Males and females, any ethnicity, 21-35 years of age, clean-cut, conservative, reasonably attractive, scientist & engineer types. FEATURED EXTRAS.

• MOON BASE PILOTS - Males and females, any ethnicity, age range 21-29, clean-cut, good looking, fit, athletic, confident. FEATURED EXTRAS.

• RUSSIAN ASTRONAUTS & RUSSIAN SPACE CREW - Male and female, Caucasian. RUSSIAN and/or Eastern European, age range 19-50, clean-cut, conservative, reasonably attractive, scientist & engineer types. (*Please specify if you speak Russian and your Russian/Eastern European ethnic origin)

All men MUST be willing to allow a short or military style haircut. Unless you already have very short hair, everyone WILL be given haircuts and will be paid $20 for the haircut. Ladies, as long as your hair is natural you will be fine without haircuts.

Work Dates: TUESDAY 6/2/15, WEDNESDAY 6/3/15, THURSDAY 6/4/15, FRIDAY 6/5/15, MONDAY 6/22/15, TUESDAY 6/23/15 with a few possible additional dates still TBD. MUST be available on ALL dates – NO EXCEPTIONS!

We do not have call/wrap times so you would need to be fully 100% available on each work date. You MUST have open/flexible availability if submitting so that you can work WHATEVER the call times & wrap times end up being. If not, please DO NOT SUBMIT!

Pay rate for EXTRAS is $72.00 for 8 hours ($9.00/hour with a 8 hour guarantee). Overtime will be paid after 8 hours. You will receive a check in the mail usually 10-14 business days AFTER you work.

To be considered, email your submission ASAP to the following:

You MUST put "MOON BASE" in the subject line of your email. You MUST include first & last name and a valid contact number, and include two photos (1 closeup and 1 full body). The director will be hand picking these roles, so be sure to have photos that best portray the above roles.

All actors, extras, and crew members must be legally eligible to work in New Mexico and the United States. The 2015 New Mexico Actors Resource Guide eBook has the documents and information for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film productions in the State of New Mexico and the United States:

• New Mexico Work Permit Requirements
• New Mexico Child Employment Entertainment Law Sheet
• New Mexico Child Labor Laws Brochure
• New Mexico Child Performer Pre-Authorization Certificate
• New Mexico Child Extras Pre-Authorization Certificate
• New Mexico Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following New Mexico Actors Resources:

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

All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting for Speaking Roles

Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents in Los Angeles and Albuquerque. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, 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.

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Film Crew Members

Experienced film crew members can submit resumes to the following:


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.

Independence Day Forever Production Office
5650 University Blvd. SE
Building C, First Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Electric Entertainment
940 N. Highland Avenue
Suite A
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Centropolis Entertainment
1445 N. Stanley Avenue
3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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

Executive Producer:

Ute Emmerich


Dean Devlin
Harald Kloser
Roland Emmerich

Line Producer:

Larry Franco

Production Manager:

Carsten Lorenz


Roland Emmerich


James Vanderbilt
Carter Blanchard


Liam Hemsworth - Actor
Jessie Usher – Dylan Dubrow
Jeff Goldblum – David Levinson
Bill Pullman - Thomas Whitmore


Independence Day Forever: Part One takes place 20 years after the first event, and centers on the return of the alien invaders.