The hit FX Network Golden Globe Nominated horror-drama series American Horror Story has been renewed for a second season and the award winning casting team is now holding auditions in Los Angeles for new series regulars. The show’s format is anthology based, whereas the story, characters, and location for each season is different. The show’s guest stars and extras will be cast throughout the season, which begins shooting July, 2012. The second season of “American Horror Story” will take place in an East Coast asylum for the criminally insane, although filming will take place in Los Angeles.
Comprehensive Los Angeles actors resource guide that include listings of talent agents and casting directors, sample actors resumes, Los Angeles acting classes, headshot photographers, extras casting agencies, child work permits, and many more resources and tips.
The 2012 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are published by industry expert Alan Baltes.
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Comprehensive actors resource guide eBooks that include listings of talent agents and casting directors, sample actors resumes, Los Angeles acting classes, headshot photographers, extras casting agencies, child work permits, and many more resources and tips. The 2012 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are now available for Los Angeles, New York, Baltimore/Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, Orlando, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Michigan, Vancouver, New Zealand, Australia, and London.
Anyone who has ever worked as a background performer (generally referred to as “extras”) on a film set or television show in Los Angeles has probably heard other extras talking about the stigma attached to people who do extra work on any kind of regular basis. The logic behind this stigma is based on the idea of directors associating extras as simply non-actors who fill the background of a given scene. There is a very common belief in Hollywood that if someone is recognized by a director as a person that was seen working as an extra, the director will only view that person as an extra, and will not take them seriously and hire them as a principal actor. But doing extra work can be of great benefit to aspiring actors.
Ken Romer of MFT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Swamp Daddy Productions LLC, is currently seeking look-a-likes for President Barack Obama and several other country’s leaders to appear in a national commercial for Pizza Hut. Candidates selected from emailed photo submissions will be invited to attend a casting call in the Detroit, Michigan area. The shoot will take place in the Charter Township of Clinton, MI on a weekday around noon. This is expected to be a relatively short one-day shoot based on the directors estimation.
Casting calls will be taking place to interview potential candidates Monday and Tuesday, January 16th and 17th, 2012 for a national Harley-Davidson television commercial. Interviews and filming will take place in Austin, TX. Both male and female riders are being cast. The casting directors are looking for people who own a Harley and are willing to use it for the commercial shoot. They also want real riders, not actor types, who have great stories to tell about their jobs, hobbies, experiences, etc.
ShopNBC is hosting an open casting call seeking male and female adult candidates for on-air talent positions. The ShopNBC network – which is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota – reaches 73 million homes in the United States. ShopNBC hosts and on-air talent are among the best in the home shopping business.
Supplemental insurance provider Aflac Incorporated, winner of the Ethisphere Award for “World’s Most Ethical Company” for the fifth year in a row, is currently conducting a massive national talent search to discover the new voice of the hugely popular Aflac Duck. Aflac announced on March 14, 2011 that it has severed ties with comedian Gilbert Gottfried.
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The casting director for Disney Channel’s “Leo Little’s Big Show” is holding auditions for an African American boy who can play a role of an 11 year old. The show is under AFTRA contract and began airing on February 26, 2009. “Leo Little’s Big Show” is a Disney Channel interstitial series.
The casting directors for a national television commercial for Dunkin’ Donuts is holding an open casting call in Boston, Massachusetts. They are seeking people between the ages of 18 – 40 years who really love their Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.