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Backstage now offering free casting director submission labels


Actors who are familiar with Backstage know that it is one of the top resources out there for professional and aspiring actors. Now actors are being given the opportunity to receive a free subscription to Backstage Daily, and also receive a free set of casting director and talent agency mailing labels. Actors can use these labels to submit their headshots and resumes to top entertainment industry casting directors to be considered for films, television shows, and commercials that they are casting, and also to submit to top industry talent agencies for possible representation. The Backstage Daily email newsletter lists casting notices, auditions information, etc. Both are exclusively available when actors sign up by visiting http://goo.gl/nX8qDn

Tip: Actors are not located within the United States can simply leave the "State" drop-down box empty, and not choose a state.

Talent that is not familiar with Backstage can read about it at the following Wikipedia page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backstage_(magazine)

If the mailing labels are not received within a week, please contact the Backstage customer service team and let them know you have not received the labels - customers@backstage.com

Chicago casting call for feature film 'Captive State'


Focus Features and Amblin Partners are set to begin shooting the feature film "Captive State" in Chicago, IL beginning in early March, 2017. Casting needs for extras and actors are posted below.

"Captive State" is a sci-fi thriller set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after it has been occupied by an extraterrestrial force. Captive State uses a grounded sci-fi setting to shine light on the modern surveillance state and the threats to civil liberties and the role of dissent within an authoritarian society.

Starring in "Captive State" is Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga, Golden Globe Award winner John Goodman, also Ashton Sanders and Machine Gun Kelly. Saturn Award nominee Rupert Wyatt is directing from an original screenplay that he wrote with Erica Beeney. Wyatt will also produce with David Crockett. Executive producers are two-time Christopher Awards winner Jonathan King, Primetime Emmy Award winner Ron Schmidt, and Primetime Emmy Award winner Jeff Skoll. 1st AD is Jonas Spaccarotelli.

"Captive State" Chicago Casting Call Details

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in Chicago, Illinois. You can find eligibility and work permit information in the Chicago Actors Resource Guide eBook.

The feature film "Captive State" is now casting in Chicago, Illinois. Background actors are now being hired to work on the project. Producers are looking for background extras to work on a HUGE stadium scene filming in April, 2017. They are shooting an outdoor, night shoot in a stadium venue in Chicago on or around Monday, April 3rd to Thursday, April 6th. They will start later morning and shoot until sunrise the next day. They are searching for approx 500 paid extras for the first day and then about 300 the next three days. If you can work all 4 days send a recent color photograph with your height, weight, age, phone number, city and state, clothing size and shoe size to the following:

xtracstate@gmail.com

Put "500" in the subject line.

Principal Actor Casting Directors

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:

Sheila Jaffe Casting
6671 Sunset Blvd.
Building 1509, Suite 104
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Chicago:

Christal Karge
Marisa Ross
Karge + Ross Casting
1501 N Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60642

NOTE:

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.

Crew Members

Experienced film crew members available to work in Chicago can submit resumes only to the following:

captivestatefilmchicago@gmail.com



Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).

Executive Producers:

Jeff Skoll
Jonathan King
Ron Schmidt

Producers:

Rupert Wyatt
David Crockett

Writers:

Rupert Wyatt
Erica Beeney

Director:

Rupert Wyatt

Starring:

Vera Farmiga
John Goodman
Ashton Sanders
Machine Gun Kelly
Kevin Dunn

Story:

Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and dissidents.