Pages






Huge casting call for feature film 'Kill The Messenger' starring Jeremy Renner

Kill The Messenger Casting Call

"Kill The Messenger" will film in Atlanta July/August, 2013.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Bluegrass Films and Harlan Films in association with Nick Wechsler Productions and The Combine are getting set to begin shooting the Focus Features true-story drama feature film "Kill The Messenger", which is based on Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist Gary Webb's series of articles. The principal actor casting directors are busy auditioning talent for many speaking roles, and now the extras casting director has issued a large casting call for all types of people interested in working on the film as fully paid background performers. Filming will take place beginning mid-July in Atlanta, GA.

"Kill The Messenger" centers on investigative reporter Gary Webb, who made a splash with his brilliant reporting on the clandestine CIA-backed Nicaraguan contra rebellion, which was funded by massive amounts of crack cocaine flooding into this country. Though the story was true, the CIA effectively discredited Webb and his reporting, ultimately silencing Webb, who "committed suicide" with two bullets to the head, only a few years before the CIA quietly released their own admission of their complicity.

Starring in "Kill The Messenger" is two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner playing the lead role of Gary Webb. Renner has starred in such hit films as "The Hurt Locker" for which he earned an Oscar nod, "The Avengers," "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," "The Bourne Legacy," and "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters". He recently wrapped filming on "American Hustle" starring alongside Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Also starring in Messenger is two-time Independent Spirit Awards nominee Rosemarie DeWitt portraying Gary Webb's wife Sue. Spanish actress Paz Vega has joined the cast playing Coral Baca, the girlfriend of wealthy drug dealer Raffie Cornejo.

Golden Globe Award winning filmmaker Michael Cuesta will direct from an adapted screenplay written by Peter Landesman based on Gary Webb's series of articles written for the San Jose Mercury News, and Nick Schou's novel. Cuesta's previous feature film directorial credits are "L.I.E.," "Twelve and Holding," "Tell Tale," and "Roadie". He is also an accomplished television series director. Producing "Kill The Messenger" is BAFTA Award nominee Nick Wechsler, Scott Stuber, and Naomi Despres. Don Handfield will executive produce under the banner of "The Combine", a production company that he partners with Michael Cuesta. Michael Bederman will also exec produce.


All talent must and be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and the United States.

The 2013 Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 the State of Georgia and the United States:

• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:

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

The 2013 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.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

New York/Los Angeles:

Avy Kaufman
180 Varick Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10014

Extras Casting

Atlanta:

Jamie Lynn Catrett
Jennifer Rose Locke
CL Casting
1525 Whitfield Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

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.

Harlan Films, LLC
3110 Maple Drive NE
Suite 300
Atlanta GA 30305

Bluegrass Films
100 Universal City Plaza
Bungalow 4171
Universal City, CA 91608

The Combine
1660 Euclid Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Artina Films
1416 North La Brea Avenue
Building B, Suite 115
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Nick Wechsler Productions
1437 7th Street
Suite 250
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Focus Features
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 9128
Universal City, CA 91608

Executive Producers:

Don Handfield
Peter Landesman

Producers:

Scott Stuber
Naomi Despres
Nick Wechsler

Director:

Michael Cuesta

Starring:

Jeremy Renner - Gary Webb
Rosemarie DeWitt - Sue Webb
Paz Vega - Coral Baca

Story:

The true story of investigative reporter Gary Webb, who made a splash with his reporting on the clandestine CIA-backed Nicaraguan contra rebellion, which was funded by massive amounts of crack cocaine flooding into this country.

Casting call for feature film 'Stretch' starring Chris Pine and Brooklyn Decker

Stretch Los Angeles Casting Call

"Stretch" is set for a March 21, 2014 release date.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Universal Pictures and Defender Entertainment in association with Blumhouse Productions and IM Global are now in production on the action comedy feature film "Stretch". The extras casting director has issued a casting call seeking people to work as background performers in an upscale high-end nightclub scene. Shooting will be taking place in Los Angeles starting June 30, 2013. In addition to the extras casting call, the principal actor casting director is auditioning talent for speaking roles. "Stretch" is scheduled to hit theaters on March 21, 2014.

"Stretch" centers on limo driver Stretch, who is trying to climb out of a tailspin over the loss of his girlfriend, but at least he's gotten clean from his drug/alcohol/gambling addictions. After messing up at work, nearly getting fired, and having the screws put on him for the six grand he owes his bookie, Stretch decides to take things into his own hands, and winds up chauffeuring around a certifiable nut job in the hopes that he'll receive $6,000 as a tip. Things go from bad to worse - involving enforcers, FBI agents, crazy celebs, and vindictive rival limo drivers - but Stretch somehow manages to find the moxie to survive and even triumph.

Starring in "Stretch" is Critics Choice Award nominee Chris Pine playing the lead role of limo driver stretch. Pine, a Los Angeles native, has enjoyed a very successful career starring in such films as "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement," "Smokin' Aces," "Star Trek," "Unstoppable," and "Star Trek Into Darkness". He is also set to star alongside Johnny Depp in the Disney feature film "Into The Woods". Also starring in "Stretch" is Teen Choice Awards nominee Brooklyn Decker, Golden Globe Award nominee Patrick Wilson, and Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Ed Helms.

Independent Spirit Awards nominee Joe Carnahan will direct from an original screenplay written by himself. Carnahan previously directed Chris Pine in the film "Smokin' Aces". Other directing credits include "Narc," "The A-Team," and "The Grey". Upcoming projects include the feature films "White Jazz," "Undying Love," "Nemesis," "Killing Pablo," and "Continue". Carnahan also wrote the screenplay for the feature film remake of the 1974 crime thriller film "Death Wish". Producing "Stretch" is Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum and Tracy Falco. Jerry Corley, Rob Rose and Charles Layton will executive produce.

"Stretch" Extras Casting Call Details

The extras casting director is seeking adults 18-30 years of age and older to work as background performers in a very high-end nightclub scene. This will shoot sometime in July, 2013 in Los Angeles. Talent must provide their own transportation and wardrobe. To be considered email full name, phone number, age and recent color photo wearing Hollywood nightclub attire to: stretchcasting@gmail.com

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

The 2013 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 Los Angeles and the United States:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• California Child Actor Permit Application
• California Minors Summary Chart
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• California Division of Labor Standards Offices
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Los Angeles Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Los Angeles Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Extras Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Los Angeles Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors in Los Angeles
• Los Angeles Headshot Photographers List
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Los Angeles Resources
• Actors Unions
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 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.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Dixie Webster-Davis
4924 Balboa Street
Suite 431
Encino, CA 91316

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.

Blumhouse Productions
2401 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Defender Entertainment
100 Universal City Plaza
Bungalow 5165
Universal City, CA 91608

IM Global
8322 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Executive Producers:

Jerry Corley
Rob Rose

Producers:

Jason Blum
Tracy Falco

Director:

Joe Carnahan

Starring:

Chris Pine
Brooklyn Decker
Patrick Wilson
Ed Helms
Matthew Willig
Ryan O'Nan
Ben Bray
Rad Daly
Kaleti Williams

Story:

A chauffeur takes a job for a billionaire who makes his life hell.

Casting call for extras to work regularly on NBC hit series 'Revolution'

NBC

"Revolution" season two premiers on September 25, 2013 at 8/7c on NBC.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

The hit NBC science fiction television drama series "Revolution" has been renewed for a full 22-episode second season, and the show has moved shooting locations from Wilmington, North Carolina to Austin, Texas. The series casting directors are auditioning actors for new recurring, guest starring, and day player roles. In addition, the local Austin casting director is seeking talent to work as series regular extras for the entire second season. Shooting will take place from July 5, 2013 through April 30, 2013.

"Revolution" takes place in a post-apocalyptic world 15 years after a technological blackout causes computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights to stop working. The show centers on a "family" - both biological and chosen - that struggles to reunite with one another. Charlotte "Charlie" Matheson is a strong-willed young woman who's brother Danny is kidnapped by Monroe Republic Militia and eventually killed by random helicopter gunfire. Charlie must team with a rogue band of survivors to overthrow the militia, and attempt to re-establish the Unites States of America. The underlying mystery is always there... why did the power fail, and will it ever return?

Returning for season two of "Revolution" is the beautiful and talented Saturn Award nominated Greek-Canadian actress Tracy Spiridakos playing the role of Charlie Matheson. Also starring in the series is Saturn Award nominee Billy Burke in the role of former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant Miles Matheson; Primetime Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Mitchell plays Ben's wife and Charlie and Danny's mother Rachel Matheson; Zak Orth portrays the character Aaron Pittman, a former Google executive and friend of Charlie's father Ben; Primetime Emmy Award nominee Giancarlo Esposito is Major Tom Neville; Imagen Award nominee JD Pardo plays the role of former Monroe Militia Lieutenant Jason Neville; and Logie Award nominee David Lyons plays President/General Sebastian "Bass" Monroe.

Eric Kripke serves as executive producer and showrunner. Also executive producing is two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee J.J. Abrams, Primetime Emmy Award winner Bryan Burk, and Rockne S. O'Bannon. Co-executive producing is Hugo Award nominee Anne Cofell Saunders, Kathy Lingg, David Rambo, Phil Sgriccia, and Trey Callaway. Producers are Athena Wickham, Bob Williams, Charles Beeson, Paul Grellong. The production companies behind "Revolution" are Bonanza Productions, Bad Robot, and Kripke Enterprises.

Extras Casting Call Details

The extras casting director in Austin, Texas is casting background performers and stand-ins to work on the second season of the hit NBC series "revolution". Selected talent will work regularly on the show on various dates between July 5, 2013 and April 30, 2014. You MUST be available EVERY DAY from monday-friday, and ALL DAY/NIGHT on the dates booked. The shoots typically run from very early in the morning and often go into the night and even the following morning. The pay rate is $125.00 for 12 hours, with overtime pay after 12 hours. Shooting takes place in the Austin, Bartlett, Martindale areas. Occasionally shooting takes place in other locations in Texas.

To be booked talent must register with the following extras casting database:

"Revolution" Extras Registration

Note:

There is NO FEE REQUIRED to be booked, and you do NOT need a paid level membership on the extras registration database to be booked on "Revolution". If you already have a profile, it MUST have been updated within the last 6 months in order to be booked.

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

The 2013 Austin Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 Texas and the United States:

• Child Labor Laws in Texas
• Summary of the Texas Child Labor Law
• Texas Child Labor Law FAQ
• Texas Limitations on Employment of Child Actors
• Texas Application for Child Actor - Performer Authorization
• Texas Application Exceptions for Child Extras
• Texas Workforce Commission Teen Application for Certificate of Age
• Texas Child Labor Complaint Form
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Austin Actors Resources:

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

The 2013 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.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Erica Silverman
April Webster & Associates
2600 W. Olive Avenue
6th Floor
Burbank, CA 91505

Extras Casting

Austin:

Tina Kerr

On Location Casting

"Revolution" Extras Registration

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.

Bonanza Productions
3727 Magnolia Blvd
Suite 255
Burbank, CA 91505

Bad Robot
1221 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Kripke Enterprises
1880 Century Park E
Suite 950
Los Angeles CA 90067

Warner Bros. Television
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522

Executive Producers:

J.J. Abrams
Bryan Burk
Eric Kripke
Rockne S. O'Bannon

Co-Executive Producers:

Jon Favreau (pilot episode)
Kathy Lingg
David Rambo
Anne Cofell Saunders
Phil Sgriccia
Trey Callaway

Producers:

Athena Wickham
Bob Williams
Charles Beeson
Paul Grellong

Directors:

Various directors work different episodes during the season. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director's role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer with creative control is called the showrunner (in this case, Eric Kripke).

Starring:

Billy Burke - Miles Matheson
Tracy Spiridakos - Charlie Matheson
Giancarlo Esposito - Captain Neville
Tim Guinee - Ben Matheson
Maria Howell - Grace
David Lyons - Bass/Sebastian Monroe
Elizabeth Mitchell - Rachel Matheson
Zak Orth - Aaron
J.D. Pardo - Nate
Graham Rogers - Danny Matheson

Story:

Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet culde-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman’s (Tracy Spiridakos) life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously – and unbeknownst to her – had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.

Feature film 'Beware the Night' casting extras in New York through August, 2013

Beware the Night New York Casting Calls

"Beware the Night" will hit theaters on January 16, 2015.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Jerry Bruckheimer Films is now in production on the Screen Gems supernatural thriller feature film "Beware the Night", and casting for day player actors and background performers is ongoing. Filming is taking place in the New York City area through August, 2013. All ages and types are being cast as extras. Principal actor casting has been taking place in both Los Angeles and New York. "Beware the Night" is based on the novel of the same name written by sixteen-year NYPD veteran, Ralph Sarchie.

"Beware the Night" centers on Irish Catholic NYPD detective Ralph Sarchie, who works out of the 46th Precinct in South Bronx. He also works with his partner investigating cases of demonic possession and assisting in the exorcisms of humanity's most ancient, and most dangerous, foes. While working on a murder case, Sarchie runs into a renegade priest who is convinced that a demonic element is at play, and finds himself targeted by the devil in the form of a possessed soldier.

Starring in "Beware the Night" is multiple award winning Australian actor Eric Bana playing the role of detective Ralph Sarchie. Bana recently completed shooting the feature film "Lone Survivor" starring alongside Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, and Ben Foster. The stunningly beautiful model and actress Olivia Munn is playing Bana's girlfriend, while Joel McHale plays Bana's partner. Golden Globe Award nominee Edgar Ramirez is on board as a Jesuit priest, and Sean Harris plays the role of a possessed soldier.

Filmmaker Scott Derrickson is directing from an adapted screenplay that he wrote along with Paul Harris Boardman. Derrickson also wrote and directed the Screen Gems courtroom drama horror film "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" which had a budget of $20 million and has raked in $131 million at the box office. He then directed the sci-fi remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" which has taken in over $233 million on an $80 million budget. He directed and wrote the thriller "Sinister" on a $3 million budget, bringing in over $48 million in the USA alone.

Nine-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Jerry Bruckheimer is executive producing under the banner of his company Jerry Bruckheimer Films along with Chad Oman and Mike Stenson. Bruckheimer has an impressive list of film producing credits that includes "Top Gun," "The Rock," "Con Air," "Pearl Harbor," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," and "The Lone Ranger".

"Beware the Night" Extras Casting

Central Casting New York is currently hiring extras to work on the film through August, 2013. Registration details for kids and adults is as follows:

First download the Registration Packet.

Bring a pen and arrive on time. Show up camera ready and be prepared to have your photo taken. You should wear upscale attire and know all your measurements and clothing sizes (in numbers, not Small, Medium or Large) including hat and shoe. Non-US citizens may register with proper documentation (see below). Union members must also bring a paid-up SAG-AFTRA card.

Non-Union Extras Registration

Non-Union Background Actors, age 18 and over, may register in person during the following hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Men - Starts at 11:00am
Women - Starts at 12:00pm
Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to registration.

875 Sixth Avenue
Suite 2411
New York, NY 10001

Union Extras Registration:

SAG members, age 18 and over, may register in person during the following hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays
Both Men and Women - Starts at 11:00am.
Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to registration.

875 Sixth Avenue
Suite 2411
New York, NY 10001

Minors Extras Registration

Minors, background talent under age 18, may register in person at the following times:

Mondays
Males and Females - Starts at 3:00pm
Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to registration.

875 Sixth Avenue
Suite 2411
New York, NY 10001

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

The 2013 New York Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 New York and the United States:

• New York Child Performer Information Sheet
• New York Child Performer Permit Combined Application
• New York Child Performer Trust Accounts Information
• New York Verification of Satisfactory Academic Performance
• New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements - State Statues
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following New York Actors Resources:

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

The 2013 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.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Liz Ludwitzke
Denise Chamian Casting
1438 N. Gower Street
Building 35
Suite 270
Box 15
Los Angeles, CA 90028

New York:

Michael Rios
Julie Schubert Casting
330 W. 38th Street
Suite 170
New York NY 10018

Extras Casting

New York:

Central Casting New York
875 6th Avenue
Suite 2411
New York, NY 10001

Registration Information: (646) 473-9033

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.

Beware the Night Production Office
3412 36th Street
Third Floor
Astoria, NY 11106

Jerry Bruckheimer Films
1631 Tenth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Screen Gems
W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Executive Producers:

Jerry Bruckheimer
Chad Oman
Mike Stenson

Producers:

Melissa Reid

Director:

Scott Derrickson

Starring:

Eric Bana
Olivia Munn
Joel McHale
Edgar Ramirez
Sean Harris
Dorian Missick - Gordon
Antoinette LaVecchia - Serafina
Rhona Fox - Zookeeper
Ben Livingston - Physician
Mike Houston - Nadler
Joseph Basile- Psych Ward Mental Patient
Valentina Rendón - Claudia
Lulu Wilson - Christina 

Story:

New York street cop Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) teams up with a priest who believes demonic forces are involved in a series of murders.

Filmmaking Schools

Disney casting extras for feature film 'Million Dollar Arm'

Disney Casting Extras Million Dollar Arm

"Million Dollar Arm" is based on the true story of sports agent J.B. Bernstein.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Roth Films in association with Mayhem Pictures is now in production on the Walt Disney Pictures true-story live-action feature film "Million Dollar Arm," about a sports agent who discovered baseball pitchers amongst cricket players in India by staging a reality show to discover new talent. The Primetime Emmy award winning casting director is casting various roles for film. Also being cast are extras available to work in Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta portion of filming will begin in June, 2013. Filming is also been taking place in Mumbai, India.

"Million Dollar Arm" is based on the true story of how sports agent J.B. Bernstein discovered professional pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel through a reality show he staged in India with cricket players. Bernstein noticed how similar the game's throwing motion was to that of baseball pitchers and created the reality show "Million Dollar Arm" to audition 40,000 cricket players. Not only did he have to teach Singh and Patel the rules of baseball, but he also had to teach them about American culture and speaking English. Bernstein's work paid off when the duo became the first Indian players to sign with pro baseball teams when they got contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Disney casting executives have cast Golden Globe Award winner Jon Hamm to portray the lead role of sports agent J.B. Bernstein. Hamm became a household name when he was cast as advertising executive Don Draper in the AMC drama series Mad Men, a role that earned him five Golden Globe Award nominations with one win. He has also been nominated nine times for Primetime Emmey Awards, and ten times for Screen Actors Guild Awards with two wins. Hamm is no stranger to sports as he was a member of the football, baseball, and swim teams while attending the private John Burroughs School in Ladue, Missouri. Hamm is lined up to produce the film "Dusty and the Big Bad World" starring Jennifer Westfeldt.

Directors Guild of America DGA Award winning Australian filmmaker Craig Gillespie is directing "Million Dollar Arm" from a screenplay written by Academy Award winning scribe Tom McCarthy. Prior to directing feature films, Gillespie worked for fifteen years as a commercial director, earning the Directors Guild of America Award category for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials". Gillespie's television series directing credits include the pilot episode of Steven Spielberg's television show "The United States of Tara," and the pilot episode of the ABC show "My Generation". Writer Tom McCarthy has received critical acclaim for his writing/direction work for the independent films "The Station Agent," "The Visitor," and "Win Win".

Primetime Emmy Award nominee Joe Roth and Palak Patel are producing "Million Dollar Arm" for Roth Films, the company that produced such epic Disney films as "Alice in Wonderland," "Oz the Great and Powerful" starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams. Roth also produced the upcoming "Maleficent" starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray are producing for Mayhem Pictures, who also produced another true-story Disney film, "Invincible" based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976. Mayhem also produced the Disney films "Miracle," "The Game Plan," "Secretariat," and the upcoming Reese Witherspoon starring vehicle "Wish List".

Extras Casting Call Details

The extras casting director in Atlanta is seeking people who appear to look like they are from India, Sri Lanka or Nepal, as well as twins and cricket players. Both adults and kids are needed.

Interested adult talent should email three photos, as well as their name and stats — height, weight age, and clothing sizes. And cell phone number. There should be one head shot, one shot showing from the waist up, and one full-size shot. Photos should be clear, but they don’t need to be professional.

Parents/Guardians of minors should email one photo, a full-length shot. Children should submit a cute picture - well lit, wearing something cute.

Photos and information should be sent to the following:

Adults: CricketTAtl13@gmail.com

Under-18: KidCastATL@gmail.com

Talent must and be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and the United States.

The 2013 Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 the State of Georgia and the United States:

• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:

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

The 2013 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.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Tineka Becker
Sheila Jaffe
Crossroads of the World
6671 Sunset Blvd.
Building 1509
Suite 104
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Extras Casting

Atlanta:

Bill Marinella Casting

Atlanta Extras Registration

Film Crew and Production Staff:

Experienced film crew members and production staff in the Atlanta area can submit resumes to the following:

milliondollarprods@gmail.com

ABSOLUTELY NO ACTOR OR EXTRAS SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.

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.

Million Dollar Productions, Inc.
725 Arizona Avenue
Suite 302
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Mayhem Pictures
725 Arizona Avenue
Suite 402
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Roth Films
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
David Lean Building
Suite 119
Culver City, CA 90232

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

Executive Producer:

Kevin Halloran

Producers:

Mark Ciardi
Gordon Gray
Palak Patel
Joe Roth

Director:

Craig Gillespie

Writers:

Mitch Glazer
Thomas McCarthy

Starring:

Jon Hamm - J.B. Bernstein
Allyn Rachel - Theresa
Aasif Mandvi - Ash Vasudevan
Alan Arkin - Retired Baseball Scout

Story:

Based on a true story. Struggling sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) and his partner Aash Shah face shutting down their office until Bernstein gets a brainstorm, a reality TV show called "Million Dollar Arm". A show in the vein of "American Idol," but with baseball - with the goal of finding the first major league baseball player from India, a virtually non-baseball country.

'Dawn of The Planet of The Apes' casting call for fully paid extras in New Orleans

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Casting Call

Extras for 'Dawn of The Planet of The Apes' will be hired throughout production.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," Twentieth Century Fox's sequel to its blockbuster 2011 hit feature film "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," is set to begin shooting the Louisiana portion of filming in mid-May, 2013. The extras casting director has sent out a casting call for extras to work on the film. With a $93 million budget and over $483 million at the box office, this second film in the reboot series of films is being highly anticipated. Principal actor casting for the film's lead roles co-starring roles are being cast in New Orleans. New Orleans production will run through July, 2013.

The extremely talented and necessary actor returning is Golden Globe winner Andy Serkis as the ultra-intelligent genetically altered ape Caesar. Serkis is the most highly respected and critically acclaimed motion capture actor in the entertainment industry, and has won many awards for that type of work including a Screen Actors Guild Award. Some of his credits include Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies, Universal Pictures' "King Kong," Captain Haddock in Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin," and Caesar in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes". Also starring in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is Golden Globe Award winner Keri Russell; Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman; Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Judy Greer; and "Zero Dark Thirty" star Jason Clarke.

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" director Rupert Wyatt was set to direct "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" but exited in mid-September due to his concerns about having a movie ready by the May 23, 2014 release date. Fox drew up a shortlist of possible replacement directors, and chose Matt Reeves, who recently struck a TV development deal at 20th Century Fox TV. He will create, write and direct broadcast and cable projects as well as supervise other writers. Reeves will direct "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" from a screenplay originally written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, with rewrites by Mark Bomback. Reeves' feature film directorial credits include "The Pallbearer," "Cloverfield," and "Let Me In". He also co-created the TV series Felicity with J.J. Abrams and directed the pilot and 5 episodes.

Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark are producing for Chernin Entertainment. Chernin is one of the most powerful media executives in the world. Under Chernin’s leadership, Twentieth Century Fox Film produced the two top-grossing movies of all time, Titanic and Avatar. Chernin Entertainment currently has a film production deal with Fox. In addition to writing the original draft for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," husband and wife Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are also producing.

"Dawn of The Planet of The Apes" Extras Casting Call

The following types are being sought in the New Orleans area-

• Male and Females, 18 year of age and above.
• Must be physically fit and/or athletic. Running will be involved.

Additional hair and makeup info -

• Afros or grown out ethnic hair ok.
• Natrual greying hair on younger people ok.
• Some dread locks on ethnic hair ok.
• Grown out looking hair cuts on men ok.
• Bald heads or even grown out evenly from bald ok.
• Beards, mustaches, 2-3 day of beard growth for Men ok.
• Missing and/or stained teeth a plus.
• NO blown out hair. Must be natural clean curly or wavy state.
• NO faded clipper cuts.
• NO hair that appears colored.
• NO chemically straightened hair.
• NO visible hair products.
• Women should have natural eye brows, no makeup, cleaned face, no nail polish.
• Women should have no veneers, colored contacts, or artificial nails.
• NO Tattoo Eye Brows or Eyeliner.

To be condidered, submit a recent color snapshot with all clothing sizes and contact information to the following:

info@bathersoncasting.com

Put "DAWN EXTRAS" in the subject line of your email.

The casting director does NOT want clean-cut headshots! Natural photos with one of the above looks only.

Talent must and be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and in the United States.

The 2012 Louisiana Resource Guide eBook includes the following documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work on films and television shows in Louisiana and the United States:

• Louisiana Child Performer Law Information Sheet
• Louisiana Child Performer Trust Act Sheet
• Louisiana Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• Louisiana Minor Intention To Employ Form
• Louisiana Employment of Minors Informational Booklet
• Louisiana Film, TV, and Commercials Minor Labor Law Summary

In addition to the following Actors Resources:

• New Orleans Casting Directors List
• Baton Rouge Casting Directors List
• Shreveport Casting Directors List
• Louisiana Actors Unions and Resources
• General Talent Agent Information
• Louisiana Talent Agents List
• Louisiana Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• 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 Actors Resources
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permit Information
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• PDF Users Guides

The 2012 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.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

New Orleans:

Fincannon & Associates
2717 Ridgelake Drive
Metairie, LA 70002

Extras Casting

New Orleans:

Batherson Casting
920 Poey Farre Street
Penthouse
New Orleans, LA 70130 

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.

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"
Los Angeles Production Office
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Building 29
Room 209
Los Angeles, CA 90035

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"
New Orleans Production Office
13800 Old Gentilly Road
New Orleans, LA 70129

Chernin Entertainment
1733 Ocean Avenue
Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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

Producers:

Peter Chernin
Dylan Clark
Rick Jaffa
Amanda Silver

Director:

Matt Reeves

Starring:

Andy Serkis
Judy Greer
Gary Oldman
Keri Russell
Jason Clarke

Story:

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" continues the story of how ultra-intelligent simian Caesar (Andy Serkis) presides over the fall of human civilization. After the apes break out of their facility, a virus breaks out that causes the collapse of human society. The new project is taking the story to the next level, with the apes on the path to emerge as society’s new rulers.

'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' casting formal wear extras for April 25

Anchorman: The Legend Continues Casting Call

"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is scheduled to hit theaters on December 20, 2013.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Apatow Productions and Gary Sanchez Productions are in production on the feature film sequel "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" for Paramount Pictures. The extras casting directors in Atlanta, GA are seeking local people who have floor-length gowns and tuxedos or very nice black suits to work on April 25, 2013. Female talent must also either have a 1970s style haircut or be able to style their hair in a 70s manner. For this formal event scene, the casting directors only want people who have not previously worked on the film. Note: "Anchorman 2" aka "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is going by the working title "Teaching Manheim".

The original film "Anchorman" had a budget of $26 million and grossed more than $90 million worldwide. It starred Will Ferrell as Ronald Joseph Aaron "Ron" Burgund, the ignorant, egotistical, misogynistic, and narcissistic main anchorman for the KVWN Channel 4 News Team from 1964 to 1977. Christina Applegate played the ambitious aspiring network anchor Veronica Corningstone. Paul Rudd was the arrogant field reporter Brian Fantana. Steve Carell shined as Brick Tamland, the not so smart weatherman for the KVWN news team. MTV Movie Awards nominee David Koechner played the KVWN sportscaster. All are returning for the sequel. Kristen Wiig has joined the cast for "Anchorman 2" playing Steve Carell's wife. Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman, and Greg Kinnear all will make cameo appearances.

Two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Adam McKay is directing "Anchorman 2" from a screenplay written by himself and Will Ferrell. McKay and Ferrell, along with Kevin J. Messick and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Jessica Elbaum, are producing under the banner of their production company Gary Sanchez Productions, a film production company spearheaded by Paraguayan entrepreneur and financier Gary Sanchez. Also producing is Judd Apatow of Apatow Productions. Paramount Pictures will distribute.

Current Casting Needs for "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" aka "Teaching Manheim"

• Males with tuxedos or very nice black suits.
• Females with nice formal floor-length gowns.
• Females must have or be able to style 1970s looking hair.
• Males must not be completely bald.
• Everyone must be available to work April 25, 2013.
• Must be located within reasonable driving distance of Atlanta, GA.
• Must be available for wardrobe fitting one day between April 8 - 12.

To be considered, submit 3 recent color photos preferably wearing dresses or tuxedos, height, weight, age, all contact information including phone number. Also specify the days between April 8th and April 12th that you are available for a fitting. Submit to the following ASAP:

CLCFormal@gmail.com

In the SUBJECT LINE of your email,put the following:

Females - "GOWN"
Males - "TUX" or "SUIT"

Talent must and be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and the United States.

The 2013 Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 the State of Georgia and the United States:

• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:

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

The 2013 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.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Allison Jones Casting
1438 N. Gower Street
Mailbox #3
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Extras Casting

Atlanta:

Jamie Lynn Catrett
Jennifer Rose Locke
CL Casting
1525 Whitfield Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

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.

Anchorman 2 Production Office
2300 Defoor Hills Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Gary Sanchez Productions
729 Seward Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Apatow Productions
11788 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Producers:

Will Ferrell
Judd Apatow
Jessica Elbaum
Kevin J. Messick

Director:

Adam McKay

Starring:

Steve Carell - Brick Tamland
Will Ferrell - Ron Burgundy
Paul Rudd - Brian Fantana
Kristen Wiig - Mrs. Tamland
Christina Applegate - Veronica Corningstone
Harrison Ford - Legendary News Anchor
Luke Wilson - Frank Vitchard
David Koechner - Champ Kind
Nicole Kidman - Cameo Appearance
Greg Kinnear - Cameo Appearance

Story:

Anchorman 2 takes place during the rise of the 24-hour news cycle and will follow our favorite San Diego news team as they try to keep up with the times.

Open casting call for two new Network TV series pilots in Atlanta


Bill Marinella Atlanta Casting Director

Bill Marinella has a collective 30 years of casting expertice from all over the USA.
Creative Commons

Marinella Casting is holding an open casting call in Atlanta, GA for people 18 years of age and above to work as general and possible featured background extras on two series pilots, one for ABC and the other for CBS.

The following types are needed:

• Males and Females, average real people types.
• Lawyers
• Nurses
• College Students
• Blue Collar Types
• Waiters and Waitresses
• Military Types
• Law Enforcement
• Upscale Types

Marinella Casting Inc. has joined a new system for extras to register online. Talent can fill in their own specialized calendar with availability in order to help the casting directors book the roles. There is no fee to register.

Extras Registration Form

After filling out the registration form, attend the following open call:

Where:

Roswell United Methodist Church
814 Mimosa Blvd.
Roswell, GA 30075
Click Here for directions.

When:

Monday February 25, 2013
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Please come to the open casting call well groomed, dressed to impress, upscale looks are encouraged. Be prepared to fill out an additional form with all of your measurements and sizes including shoe and hat.

In addition to the photo you upload on the registration form, be prepared to have an additional photo taken at the open call. You will then be ready to be booked directly for roles and wardrobe fittings.

Talent must and be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and the United States.

The 2013 Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 the State of Georgia and the United States:

• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:

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

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

About Bill Marinella

Bill started his film career as an actor, performing at the Cleveland school of the arts. It was there he was cast in the film Teachers, a three-week acting job at the age of 16 years old, as Paller, the nemesis to Crispin Glovers character. The film starred Nick Nolte, and soon after he was cast in Paul Schraders' Light of Day with Michael J Fox, and continued to work on features and commercials all over Ohio. Many years and many jobs later, he moved to Hollywood and became a casting director,casting background first then progressed into principal casting and producing, where he continues to learn and work his craft on low budget features and high end short films. He had two films two years in a row appear in Cannes and win sequentially the Remi Platinum Award at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival, first in 2006 and then in 2007, both of which he associate produced and cast, both of which have won a lot of recognition among their peers. In 2009, Bill leaped to Iowa to cast several full length features in 2009 for After Dark Films, and while there picked up 3 other films. Now currently in Atlanta Georgia, Marinella opened a new casting office and has several employees helping build a new foundation in the Southeast.