Universal Television and TBD Productions are in pre-production on a new 1/2 hour multi-camera hybrid 1/2 hour comedy series pilot titled “Holding Patterns”. Casting directors in both Los Angeles and New York are conducting auditions for the series regulars. Possible recurring, guest starring and day player roles will be cast after the main roles are filled. The show will shoot in Los Angeles beginning in April, 2013. The extras casting director will be hiring general background performers throughout production.
The independent feature film “Something Whispered” is filming around the New Haven, Connecticut area and Northeastern Connecticut from late September to mid-November, 2012. There are two open casting calls scheduled for locals to work as fully paid background performers on the shoot. The casting director in Connecticut is seeking Caucasians, African Americans or Africans at least 18 years of age and able to portray ages 18 to 60. Both SAG-AFTRA members and non union people are welcome to attend. No prior experience working as a film extra is necessary.
The major thriller espionage feature film “A Most Wanted Man – Marionette” is set to begin shooting on September 19th in Hamburg, Germany. The production is casting local actors and numerous extras to work on the film, which is based on the novel “A Most Wanted Man” by British author John le Carré. The novel is loosely based on the true War on Terror story of Murat Kurnaz. Especially needed by the extras casting director is a large group of male Turks and Arabs. However, many different types and ages, any ethnicity, will be needed throughout filming which will run from September 19th through November 23, 2012. Casting for the film’s lead and supporting roles have taken place in London and Berlin.
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Award winning American indie film screenwriter and director Kelly Reichardt is gearing up to start shooting the thriller film “Night Moves” on October 16, 2012 in Southern Oregon. Casting directors in New York and Los Angeles are auditioning actors for supporting roles, featured roles, and day players. Extras, photo-doubles, and stand-ins will be hired in Oregon during filming, in addition to some speaking roles. There are roles for children, teens, and adults. “Night Moves” will be released in theaters sometime in 2013.
The directors (Bandito Brothers) and casting director for the major feature film “Unknown Soldier” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger are conducting a national talent search for African, African-American, or mixed ethnicity – African-American and another. They are seeking kids 6-10 tears of age, and adults 18-80, both males and females. No acting experience is necessary, but some dance, theatre or acting experience may be helpful. Those interested can attend a scheduled open casting call or submit via email. Filming on The Unknown Soldier is set to begin in June.
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Marvel Comics‘ writer and artist Kaare Andrews has signed on to direct the upcoming feature films “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero” and “Cabin Fever: Outbreak”. Casting is now underway for at least 8 lead roles and several smaller roles ranging from early 20s males and females to 30s and 40ish males. Shooting will take place beginning late April 2012 in the Dominican Republic, however casting for the main roles is taking place in Los Angeles. Extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles will be cast in Santo Domingo. Both films will be shot back-to-back.
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The upcoming independent dark teen comedy feature film “Spring Breakers” is currently auditioning actors in Los Angeles for lead roles and supporting roles. Smaller roles and extras will be cast in Florida where shooting will take place beginning in February, 2012. The movie is about four female college students who attempt to pay for their spring break trip by robbing a restaurant, and end up getting busted. Academy Award nominated actor James Franco plays a rapping drug dealer who bails the girls out and persuades them to help him kill his rival dealer.
New Line Cinema in association with Warner Bros. Pictures are currently filming “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” in the Wellington, New Zealand area through late March, 2012. The casting directors are holding an open casting call for folks who live within reasonable driving distance of Wellington and would like to appear in the film as paid background performers. Shooting will take place at Stone Street Studios and various locations around Wellington.