2017 Toronto Actors Resource Guide eBook is now available!

The brand new 2017 Toronto Actors Resource Guide eBook is now available! This is the 22nd location in the series, and the eBook contains the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive resources available for actors in Ontario, Canada. There is now a very large amount of major studio feature films and network television series in production in Toronto. The Toronto 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 Toronto, Ontario and in Canada:

• Toronto Casting Directors
• Toronto Extras Casting Directors
• Toronto Talent Agents
• Toronto Acting Schools and Coaches
• Toronto Headshot Photographers
• General Talent Agent Information
• Miscellaneous Toronto Actor Resources
• Audition Tips
• How to make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letter Casting Directors
• Sample Cover Letter Talent Agents
• Glossary of Entertainment Industry Terms
• Canadian Work Permit Overview
• Applying for a Work Permit outside Canada
• Canada Work Permit Information for Foreigners
• Canadian Document Checklist for a Work Permit
• Temporary Canadian Foreign Worker Program
• Canadian Application for Temporary Resident VISA
• Canadian Visa Photo Specifications
• Information for Parents of Child Performers
• Canadian Family Information Form
• Canadian Use of a Representative Form
• Guide To Canadian Child Labor Laws

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Casting call for Steven King AT&T/DirecTV series 'Mr. Mercedes'

Production is set to begin on January 17, 2017 on the new AT&T/DirecTV television series "Mr. Mercedes", and people of all ages (including children) and types can submit by email to be considered for work as a paid extra. The show is based on the Stephen King novel about a psychopathic killer who drives his Mercedes into a crowd. He later sends taunting emails to a retired cop who becomes obsessed with bringing the killer down. Shooting will take place in the Charleston, SC area through June 2, 2017.

Three-time Golden Globe Award nominee Brendan Gleeson plays the role of Bill Hodges, the retired cop. British Independent Film Award nominee Harry Treadaway plays Mr. Mercedes/Brady Hartsfield. Primetime Emmy Award winner Jack Bender is executive producer, and will also direct episodes. Also executive producing is two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Stephen King, ten-time Primetime Emmy Award winner David E. Kelley, Black Reel Awards nominee Wyck Godfrey, two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Tony Mark, Marty Bowen, and Gene Stein. David E. Kelley will serve as showrunner. "Mr. Mercedes" is slated to debut in 2018.

Mr. Mercedes Casting Call Details

The new AT&T/DirecTV series "Mr, Mercedes" is currently accepting email submissions from people of all ages and types to appear on the show as fully paid background performers. In addition to the general extras needed, the show also is seeking people who are currently or have previously worked as police officers, military, firefighters, paramedics, or EMT's. Also needed is a set of twins or infants between 1-3 months old. There is also a need for people who have 1990-2009 vehicles. You MUST be available to work in the Charleston, SC area beginning on January 17, 2017. Shooting will continue through June 2, 2017. To be considered, please carefully follow these submission instructions.

Email the following to the casting email address provided below:

• Two current color photos, snapshots/cell phone photos are ok. One full length photo, and one close-up headshot. Only you in the photos, no hats or sunglasses.

• Your first and last name (if submitting for a minor, parents name should be included as well), age, cell phone number, height, weight

• All clothing sizes
- MEN -Jacket, Dress Shirt -Neck & Sleeve, Casual Shirt -such as T-shirt or Polo, Pants -Waist & Inseam, Shoe.
- FEMALES - Measurements -Chest/Waist/Hips, Dress, Shirt, Pants, Shoe

• Vehicle photo and information if between 1990-2009 model- Color/Make/Year/Model.

If you are submitting for the police officers/military/firefighters/paramedics/EMT roles, please include a description of your experience.

You MUST put the following in the SUBJECT LINE of you submission: AGE, ETHNICITY, GENDER, CITY/STATE YOU RESIDE (for example - 28, Caucasian Female, Charleston, SC).

Send all of the above to:

Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)

Denise Chamian Casting
606 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. 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.

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

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

Production Companies:

Temple Hill Productions
9255 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 801
West Hollywood, CA 90069

David E. Kelly Productions
2900 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Sonar Entertainment
2121 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 2150
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Executive Producers:

Stephen King
Jack Bender
Marty Bowen
Wyck Godfrey
David E. Kelley
Tony Mark
Gene Stein


Tom Lesinski
Jenna Santoianni
Tom Patricia

Production Manager:

Christian Clarke


David E. Kelley
Stephen King (novel)


Jack Bender


Brendan Gleeson – Bill Hodges
Harry Treadaway – Brady Hartsfield


In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges (Gleeson) is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy. Brady Hartfield (Treadaway) lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.