Background Extras Casting Call for feature film "Blackbeard" in Des Moines, Iowa area

Casting Directors will begin casting extras for the feature film "Blackbeard" in mid-August. They will be needing both kids and adults in the Des Moines, Iowa region.

What the casting directors are looking for:

They use nearly all types and ages, and need to make the scenes look like real places, so that means everyone. Because of the nature of film - long days and a lot of waiting - they will likely only use kids aged 10 and older. A parent or guardian must be with a child on set. Which means it's a good idea for a parent to also submit themselves.

Special Needs:

If you look like a hardened, biker-gang type (or can turn yourself into one), they are interested in you! Please send a .jpg photo of yourself (and your bike if you have one).

How To Submit For Extras (on-going general extras list):

You will need to email your information with an attached .jpg photo to the casting directors.

Criteria For The Photo:

It MUST meet the following parameters or your submission will be rejected-

1) .jpg format
2) under 150 kb
3) attached to your email

If you do not know how to make your photo small enough, click on your photo software HELP button and ask how to "resize". It must look like you do NOW. A head & shoulder shot is fine. It does NOT need to be a professional photo. Please send separate emails for each person if you are subitting more then one person.(Do NOT combine family members into one email.)

Include the following information in the body of your email:

Parents Name (if under 18):______
street address:______
City / State:______
cell ph:______
day ph:______
work ph:______
dress / pant size:______
shirt/sweater: S / M / L / XL
----MEN ONLY-----
shirt neck x sleeve:______ x ______

BRIEF description of experience:______
Special Skills (sports, music, hobbies, etc.):______
Anything else we should know about you:______

Email the information with the subject line "EXTRAS - YOUR NAME" to:

Stand-Ins and Photo Doubles:

Information will be posted at a later date.

Click Here for information regarding principal actor auditions for Blackbeard in Iowa.

Production Company:

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.

GigaPix Studios
9333 Oso Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Director: Kern Konwiser

Producer: Kip Konwiser


Steve Coogan - Blackbeard
Jimmy Bennett - Cole
Connor Price - Tyler
Christopher Lloyd - Gramps”
John Leguizamo - “Principle McKeever


A pair of brothers Cole and Tyler, stumble upon the ghost of a famous pirate during a much-anticipated school field trip to the museum’s pirate exhibit. The visit erupts into an adventure beyond Cole and Tyler's wildest fantasy.

Additional Open Casting Calls in Michigan for The Genesis Code

A production company filming a movie in Kent County is looking for hundreds of extras for two different scenes.

America Saga Productions will begin filming The Genesis Code in the next few weeks. The leading roles include a college hockey star who develops a relationship with a fellow college student. Together, they study the connection between faith and science.

The movie will be filmed through the end of August.

"We need several hundred people. One for the church scene and another more importantly for the hockey scene. The Patterson Ice Arena sits about 800 people," says Jerry Zandstra, Vice President of American Saga Productions.

Zandstra has already cast the leading roles, and while he wouldn't name names, he says the cast includes two Academy Award winners and even a former presidential candidate.

New Open Casting Call Info

July 30, 2009
Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce
113 Riverwalk Plaza Drive
Lowell, MI 49331

August 1, 2009
Woodland Creek Clubhouse in Kentwood
3300 E Paris Ave SE
Kentwood, MI 49512-2907

Please bring a photo of each person who is applying for a role.

The Vampire Diaries seeking Standins for Lead Actors and also holding open call for Extras

The casting director for the CW Network series "The Vampire Diaries", Marty Cherrix, is looking for standins for the lead actors, as follows (all have dark brown/black hair):

Nina Dobrev - 5'6-1/2"
Paul Wesley - 5'11"
Ian Somerhalder - 5’9"

Marty is also looking for young men and women, age range 18-25, who would like to be considered as re-occurring featured extras.

Rate of pay: $67 day/8 hr day; overtime after 8 hrs.

Please submit photo/headshot with contact information immediately to:

There will also be an open casting call for general extras, all ages and types needed, to work throughout the series.

Open Casting Call Details


Holiday Inn Express
9159 Access Road NW
Covington, GA 30014


Sunday July 19, 2009

Interested parties don’t need to have any experience but should bring a recent photo of themselves. Photo should be no bigger than 4" x 6".Applicants will be required to fill out a form with contact and other general information; they will also receive a document describing all of the details of being an extra. The show will premiere September 10 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

If you are unable to make it to the open casting call, please mail a recent photo, along with your name, all phone numbers, email address, height, weight, age and all your clothing sizes to the following address:

Marty Cherrix
931 Monroe Dr., NE
Suite A-102
Atlanta, GA 30308

Production Company:

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.

Alloy Entertainment
6300 Wilshire Blvd.
Ste 2150
Los Angeles, CA 90048-5107

in association with

CW Television Network
3300 W. Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91505

The show is about a high school girl torn between two vampire brothers.

Casting for real Stenographer in Portland to appear on the TV Series 'Leverage'

Extras Only is looking for a real Stenographer to appear as an extra in the TV Series 'LEVERAGE'. They are looking for someone who is available this Thursday 7/16/2009. Let them know if you have your own machine or have access to one.

Pay is a guaranteed $67.20/day (based on 8hrs, time and half after 10hrs.)

Season two of TNT's thrilling, action packed hit TV series 'LEVERAGE' which stars Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton, is a drama about a team of thieves, hackers and grifters who act as modern-day Robin Hoods, taking revenge against those who use power and wealth to victimize others. The series is produced by Dean Devlin ("Independence Day," TNT's "The Librarian"), John Rogers ("The Cosby Show") and Chris Downey ("The King of Queens").

If you are interested in being considered, please send the following ASAP to:

Contact Info

For questions and more information, please call 503-227-6055, ask for Anami.

Casting Call For Extras - Sony Screen Gems Straw Dogs

Sony/Screen Gems (Obsessed, Quarantine, Underworld, Rise of the Lycons) announces the movie “Straw Dogs,” written and directed by Rod Lurie, is slated to begin filming in Shreveport, LA on August 17, 2009.

Glorioso Casting, LLC (Harold & Kumar 2, The Mist, The Expendables) is conducting the local casting for the film. People of all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to register as there is a need for more than 1,000 extras in several of the scenes as well as featured extras. (See Special Needs Below). Casting director Ryan Glorioso says this is the largest casting call ever in Shreveport.

Applicants may also register a photo of their car to be considered for the film.

Special Needs:

Everyone should register! However they do have a strong need for:

FOOTBALL PLAYERS: 18 - 23 years to look high school age. Real football players are encouraged to attend.

CHEERLEADERS: 18 - 23 years to look high school age. Real cheerleaders are encouraged to attend.

REFEREE’S: REAL football referees are encouraged to attend.

TOWNSPEOPLE: Adults, 18 and over. Children may sign up as well but parents/guardians must be present on set.

Go to if you are interested in playing a role in the movie.

Extras Casting for Eric Roberts / Stephan Baldwin film 'Power and Pride'

Julianne Gabert, the production coordinator for a feature film called 'Power and Pride', starring Eric Roberts, Stephan Baldwin, and Helen Slater is looking for extras! You must be over the age of 16. Filming is in the Sacramento, California area.

Here is what they are looking for:

Thursday, July 23rd, this is for a church service scene.

Friday, July 24th, this is for a basketball game and reception.

Please email me headshots and resumes if you’d like to be a part of it to:

Production Company:

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.

315 Entertainment Group
11230 Gold Express Drive
Suite 310-325
Gold River, California 95670


Senator David Fletcher is a popular politician and family man, whose rapid ascent to power has astonished critics. However, his fast-track career has not come without cost: his family life is strained and he's drifted from his faith as he's begun to compromise his values in his quest for more power and influence. When a top political consultant convinces David to run for Governor his decision sets him on a course that will further tear apart the fabric of his family, and engulf him in the midst of a political scandal that threatens to destroy him, his family, and everything he's worked for.

Casting Extras in New York for Fox Searchlight Feature Film starring Queen Latifah

The casting directors for the upcoming Fox Searchlight feature film 'Just Wright', starring Queen Latifah is seeking men and women for background extra work. Shooting starts in late - July, 2009 in New York for a release next year.

They are seeking the following:

Men and women who own 35mm cameras with extremely long telephoto lenses (the type used at sporting events). Please send a photo of you with your camera.

Seeking Sag men who can portray and have experience as basketball coach and/or referee. Must know your way around a basketball court. Please send picture and resume to address below and include specific experience that you have. Mark envelope: Sag- Coach or Referee

Seeking Sag men and women (non-union or SAG) who are: young 20-30's, cool, hip, edgy, east village types. If you you fit this description, please send a picture and resume to address below. Mark envelope: East Village.

Seeking a SAG stand in for the rapper, Common. He is bald, light skinned African American, with a goatee, 6'1", average build, and age is late 30's. If you fit this description email a picture and resume to our mailing address below. Mark envelope: Sag-Common stand-in

If interested, please send a picture and resume to:

Kee Casting
P.O. Box 3175
Guttenberg, NJ 07093

The office has a no call in policy and at this time and will not accept photos submitted via email.

Production Company:

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.

Fox Searchlight Pictures
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Bldg. 38
Los Angeles, CA 90035

in association with

Flavor Unit Prodictions
155 Morgan St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302

The film is a romantic comedy which centers on a sports trainer who falls for basketball player while she's helping him get over a bad injury.

Gossip Girls Extras Casting

Central Casting New York is seeking SAG actors to work at CW rates ($108.00 for 8 hour day) for background work on the popular television show Gossip Girl.

Seeking The Following:

• SAG males who are able to portray 20s-30s, Japanese Hibachi Chef w/ real experience. Shoot dates are TBD. Flexible for possible work between Thursday July 9 – Monday July 20th. All day no conflicts. For consideration, please submit current photos of yourself with contact information and resume to:
Submit with subject heading “Attention Sara - Hibachi Chef”. Please submit as soon as possible.

• SAG Males and Females able to portray Hip, Young, College student type DJs w/ real experience. Shoot dates are TBD. Flexible for possible work between Thursday July 9 – Monday July 20th. All day no conflicts. For consideration, please submit current photos of yourself with contact information and resume to:
Please indicate if you have your own DJ equipment. Submit with subject heading “Attention Sara - Gossip DJ”. Please submit as soon as possible.

SAG Members Please Note: One day of background work on “Gossip Girl” qualifies for one day SAG Pension & Health day.

Sigourney Weaver / Jason Bateman feature film 'Paul' seeking drivers in Las Vegas

The Universal Pictures film 'Paul' is looking for people that live in Las Vegas to drive their cars in several scenes. This is a paid position. The film is about two British comic-book geeks travel across the USA together, and has an all-star cast including Jason Bateman, Sigourney Weaver, Seth Rogen, and Blythe Danner.

Please send a photo of you and your vehicle to:

Extras Casting (New Mexico):

Filming Locations:

Locations: Albuquerque, Chimayo, Galisteo, Las Vegas, Madrid, Moriarty, Pecos, Santa Fe, Taos

Filming Dates: Through August 2009

Producion Company:

Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

in association with

Big Talk Productions
London, England:
26 Nassau St.
LondonW1W 7AQ


Paul is a comedy about two sci-fi geeks who make a pilgrimage to the center of UFO heartland — America's infamous Area 51. In the middle of the desert they have a bizarre encounter with an alien called Paul, which leads to a road trip that will change their lives forever.

Columbia Pictures film 'How Do You Know' casting 2 featured extras

'How Do You Know' is the new Columbia Pictures film, directed by James L. Brooks and starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson. The story sees Witherspoon as a professional softball player torn between two men, a solid guy played by Rudd and a charming ball player with a 94-mile an hour fastball played by Wilson.

Needed are:

Latino Man, age 25-50
Latina woman, age 45-60

Must be available for shooting multiple days in the Philadelphia area July 27 through August 7. These are SAG positions, but will waiver the right people. Please email a current snapshot (as a .jpg) and your contact info to:

Filming Locations

Drexel University - 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DuPont Circle, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
(street scenes)

Principal Actor Casting:

Francine Maisler & Associates
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Tri Star #207
Culver City, CA 90232