"Clear History" will film in North Shore of Massachusetts through November 1, 2012.
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The HBO Films semi-improvised comedy movie "Clear History" is in production and casting for the film's extras will be ongoing throughout the shoot which will continue through early November, 2012. The casting director in Boston is seeking children and teen extras, as well as adults. They are also casting teens and adults who are great water skiers. These are fully paid positions, and no prior experience working as a background performer is necessary. Filming is taking place in the North Shore region of Massachusetts.
The cable television movie "Clear History" tells the story of Nathan Flomm, a former marketing executive at a start-up electric car company. After losing a fortune due to a petty argument with his boss Will Haney, Nathan is publicly humiliated for walking away from his 10 percent of a company which is now worth billions. Ten years later, his marriage in ruins and his reputation destroyed, Nathan has changed his identity so he can live a simple life on a small island as Rolly DaVore. But when his former boss shows up to renovate his summer mansion, Nathan vows to seek his revenge and drive his nemesis off the island.
The production has assembled an impressive cast starting with three-time Golden Globe Award nominee Larry David as Nathan Flomm. Golden Globe Award winner Jon Hamm plays Will Haney; Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson plays Mrs. Haney; two-time Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Philip Baker Hall portrays a Quarry owner named McKenzie; Primetime Emmy Award winner Bill Hader plays McKenzie's friend and henchman, Rags; Golden Globe Award nominee Michael Keaton is cast as the quarry operator Joe Stumpo; five-time ALMA Award nominee Eva Mendes plays a character named Jennifer; Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan is Nathan Flomm's ex-girlfriend; and Teen Choice Award nominee Danny McBride plays the role of Nathan's best friend.
Filmmaker Greg Mottola is directing "Clear History" from a screenplay written by Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer. Mottola has directed such hit films as Columbia Pictures "Superbad" starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera, Universal Pictures "Paul" starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and Miramax Films "Adventureland" starring Jesse Eisenberg. The writing team are all series writers for the HBO television series "Curb Your Enthusiasm", which stars Larry David. Berg, Mandel, Schaffer, and David are also executive producing "Clear History" along with Bradley Thomas. Monica Levinson is producing, with Laura Streicher serving as associate producer.
Extras Casting Details
The extras casting director for "Clear History" is casting kids, teens, and adults who are located within reasonable driving distance of the North Shore area of Massachusetts. The following are some of the specific needs:
• KIDS, Boys and Girls, age 6-8. The child MUST be available all day into the evening (they will school on the set) with no conflicts. Shoots on Monday, September 24, 2012. If you do not submit the following info, your submission will be deleted - submit a CURRENT color photo, name of child, age of child, city you live in, name of parent and phone number of parent to: SandeAlessiCastingBoston@gmail.com
- Put "SWING SET" in the subject line of your email.
• KIDS, Boys and Girls, age 9-12 and age 13-15. The child MUST be available all day into the evening (they will school on the set) with no conflicts. Shoots on Monday, September 24, 2012. If you do not submit the following info, your submission will be deleted - submit a CURRENT color photo, name of child, age of child, city you live in, name of parent and phone number of parent to: SandeAlessiCastingBoston@gmail.com
- For age 9-12, put "YOUNGER KID" in the subject line of your email.
- For age 13-15, put "OLDER KID" in the subject line of your email.
• WATER SKIERS, Men and Women, age 16-50. MUST be a great water skier. Shoot date is To Be Determined. Please submit a current color photo, your name, your age range, the name of the city in which you live, your phone number, your union status (whether you are SAG-AFTRA or NON-UNION) and your water skiing experience level to: SandeAlessiCastingBoston@gmail.com
- Put "SKI" in the subject line of your email.
Please follow the following rules when submitting:
Always include your name, a picture, your height, weight, age range and a phone number. Your email will be deleted if it doesn’t have all of that information. Use a good picture of yourself, not with anyone else in the picture or a picture of you from a mirror holding a camera phone in your hand. Dress appropriately. If they are looking for an executive type, don’t send a picture of you in a bathing suit. A good background artist should have a variety of pictures to submit. Do not send links. Please insert or attach your resume and/or picture. Only one submission per role.
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Massachusetts and in the United States.
The Boston 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 Boston and the United States
• Child Labor Laws in Massachusetts
• Massachusetts Application for Waiver of Child Labor Restrictions
• Massachusetts Child Entertainment Contract Application
• Massachusetts Child Entertainment Contract Approval Instructions
• Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Locations
• Massachusetts Child Labor Complainant Form
• Massachusetts Teen Work Permit Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following Boston Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Boston Casting Directors List
• Boston Extras Casting Directors List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Boston Talent Agents List
• Boston Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
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• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
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Principal Actor Casting
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Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
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Work Hotline: (818) 779-9224
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Executive Producers: Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer, Bradley Thomas
Producers: Monica Levinson, Laura Streicher
Director: Greg Mottola
Larry David - Nathan Flomm/Rolly DaVore
Jon Hamm - Will Haney
Kate Hudson - Mrs. Haney
Michael Keaton - Joe Stumpo
Bill Hader - Rags
Phillip Baker Hall - McKenzie
Eva Mendes - Jennifer
JB Smoove - Jennifer's ex-boyfriend
Danny McBride - Nathan Flomm's best friend
Amy Ryan - Nathan Flomm's ex-girlfriend
Centers on Nathan Flomm (Larry David), a former marketing executive at a start-up electric car company who, after losing a fortune due to a petty argument with his boss Will Haney (Jon Hamm), is publicly humiliated for walking away from his 10 percent of a company now worth billions. Ten years later, his marriage over and reputation ruined, Nathan has changed his identity and lives a simple life on a small island off the coast of Massachusetts under the new name of Rolly DaVore. But when his former boss shows up to renovate his summer mansion, Nathan vows to seek his revenge and drive his nemesis off the island. Bill Hader will play Rags, the friend and henchman of an eccentric local quarry owner named McKenzie (Phillip Baker Hall) who agrees to help Nathan settle the old debt. Kate Hudson is set as Will Haney's glamorous wife. Michael Keaton will portray Joe Stumpo, the erratic and eccentric operator of the quarry. Danny McBride is taking on the role of Nathan Flomm's best friend. Eva Mendes is set as an islander named Jennifer who takes an off-handed suggestion from David's character a bit too seriously, causing him no end of trouble. JB Smoove will play the ex-boyfriend of Mendes' character. Amy Ryan is on board as the ex-girlfriend of Nathan, who has been hiding an explicit secret since before they dated.