Open extras casting call for 'Iron Man 3' in Kenansville, North Carolina

Kenansville Iron Man 3 Casting Call

"Iron Man 3" is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2013.
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Extras casting calls and registration is underway for the Marvel Studios superhero feature film "Iron Man 3", which will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Shooting will take place in the Wilmington and Kenansville, North Carolina areas and other locations in North Carolina from May 21, 2012 through January, 2013. The film's main stars are being cast out of Los Angeles, however many smaller and day player acting roles are being cast in North Carolina. All of the extras, photo-doubles and stand-ins for the films stars will be cast in North Carolina. An open extras casting call will take place on May 10, 2012 in Kenansville, North Carolina.

Multi talented actor, screenwriter and film director Shane Black has taken over the directing duties from Jon Favreau, who directed the first two films in the "Iron Man" series. Black also is writing the screenplay for "Iron Man 3". Black has said not to expect "Iron Man 3" to feature any other heroes from Marvel's universe saying that after "The Avengers" the plan is to go back to self-contained single-character stories. Shane Black has directed Robert Downey Jr. before - in Black's last feature film directing job "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" in 2005.

Louis D'Esposito will executive produce for Marvel Studios. Former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, will also executive produce along with Golden Globe Award nominated independent producer Charles Newirth. Avi Arad will produce the film with Kevin Feige. Arad has served as producer or executive producer on every Marvel film since 1998's Blade. He is former CEO and the founder of Marvel Studios.

North Carolina has become a hotbed of filming major motion pictures as well as smaller independent films, thanks to the state's generous 25% production credit. Although Marvel reportedly considered shooting "Iron Man 3" at Marvel Studios in California, or in New Mexico - North Carolina's EUE/Screen Gems Studios sealed the deal. The Studio boasts 10 sound stages and a large local crew base with experience that can handle up to five productions simultaneously. Films recently shot in North Carolina include "The Hunger Games," "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "The Conjuring" starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, "The Roommate" starring Leighton Meester, and New Line Cinema's "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island".

Kenansville, North Carolina Open Casting Call Details

The extras casting director in North Carolina is looking for all types of people of all ages. There is a special need for military men and women as well as young professional types with high end vehicles.

All open casting call attendees MUST bring a non-returnable recent color snapshot. It does not have to be a professional photo, but you are welcome to bring an 8x10 headshot if you have one. The photo can be a cell phone picture printed off your computer, as long as it accurately represents what you currently look like. No audition or monologue will be required. You will fill out a casting form which will be provided, and attach your photo(s). They will chat with you for a minute or two when you get to the front of the line, and that's all there is to it. It is advisable to bring a couple of pens or pencils of your own.


Kenan Memorial Auditorium
424 N. Main Street
Kenansville, NC 28349
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Thursday May 10, 2012
4:00pm - 7:00pm

The best way to be cast as an extra on Iron Man 3 is to attend the open casting calls. However, if you are located within reasonable driving distance of Kenansville but are unable to attend the open casting call, you can submit via email. Send a current snapshot and all of your information (name, age, height, weight, city and state you reside in, and phone number) ASAP to the following:

The sooner you submit, the better your chances of getting cast to work on the film.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of North Carolina and in the United States.

The North Carolina 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 North Carolina and the United States:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• North Carolina Child Performer Labor Law Information
• North Carolina Youth Employment Certificate Instructions
• North Carolina Youth Approval To Work Late Hours Form
• North Carolina Minor Intention To Employ Form
• North Carolina Dept. of Labor Rules and Regulations Relative to Employment of Children under 16 Years of Age.
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• Links for Child Labor Information

In addition to the following North Carolina Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• North Carolina Casting Directors List
• North Carolina Extras Casting Directors List
• North Carolina Talent Agents List
• North Carolina Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• North Carolina Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Mass Printing Photo Labs
• Miscellaneous North Carolina Resources
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• General Talent Agent Information
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guide

The Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Los Angeles:

Tamara Hunter
Sarah Halley Finn
588 N. Larchmont Blvd.
1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90004

North Carolina:

Craig Fincannon
Fincannon & Associates, Inc.
1560 Point Harbor Road
Wilmington, NC 28401

Extras Casting

North Carolina:

Tona B. Dahlquist Casting
P.O. Box 4427
Irmo, SC 29063

Crew Members

North Carolina:

Experienced film crew members in North Carolina can send a resume 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.

Marvel Studios
1600 Rosecrans Ave.
Building 7
Suite 110
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Walt Disney Pictures
500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Producers: Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Stan Lee, Avi Arad

Writer/Director: Shane Black


Robert Downey Jr. - Tony Stark/Iron Man
Gwyneth Paltrow - Virginia "Pepper" Potts
Don Cheadle - War Machine
Guy Pearce - Aldrich Killian
Ben Kingsley - TBA


In this third installment of the Marvel Studios film adaptation of "Iron Man", the storyline is going back to the exploration of the character of Tony Stark and reigning in the cocky attitude of the genius playboy Tony Stark. "Iron Man 3" will be about "getting Tony back into his world."