Vanessa Williams signed a “talent holding deal” with ABC, as will a winner of Make Me a Star. Creative Commons
ABC has launched the first ever digital talent outreach contest in the United States, where actors and comedians can submit a video of their acting or stand-up comedy performance for a chance to be seen by ABC Casting executives. The contest is called “ABC Make Me a Star,” and will consist of two components. One is a private competition where ABC will select the winner, and the other will be a publicly voted competition where the public votes for the winner out of ten finalists chosen by ABC.
Hollywood’s most beautiful actress Elizabeth Banks plays District 12 chaperone Effie Trinket
Principal photography on “The Hunger Games” began on May 19, 2011. According the the Screen Actors Guild, shooting will continue through September 3, 2011. Locations include the North Carolina communities of Hildebran, Charlotte, Asheville, and Wilmington among others. Casting for the films extras, stand-ins and photo doubles will continue throughout filming. Some small speaking roles will also be cast as minor script changes occur during the shoot.
Jennifer Lawrence will play the role of Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” Creative Commons
The extras casting director for the Lionsgate feature film “The Hunger Games” are holding open casting calls in Concord, NC and Shelby, NC for local area residents to work as background performers on the film. The production will be hiring over one thousand extras throughout filming, in addition to stand-ins and photo doubles for the film’s stars. There is a special need for Children and adults with interesting character faces, but all types will be needed.
Tamara Braun takes over the role of Taylor Walker in April, 2011 Creative Commons
The second longest-running scripted television program on television in the United States is the NBC’s “Days of Our Lives”. The principal actor and under-fives casting director regularly auditions talent in Los Angeles for roles ranging from contracted series regulars to small under-5 lines day players. The extras casting director casts extras on a daily basis year round.
Scarlett Johansson will play Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow in ‘The Avengers’. Creative Commons
Walt Disney Company owned Marvel Studios is currently in pre-production on the upcoming superhero blockbuster film “The Avengers”. The film’s main roles were cast in Los Angeles, and smaller speaking roles as well as extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles will be cast in New Mexico, Cleveland, and New York. The first official open casting call is being held in Albuquerque, NM late March 2011.
Lindy Booth will play Professor Monica Ashton in “Brain Trust”
The new TBS 1-hour comedic detective series pilot titled “Brain Trust” is now in production in the Portland, Oregon area and the film’s extras casting will be holding an open casting call for local people interested in working on the show as background. The series regulars for this series are cast out of Los Angeles.
An all star cast is lined up for filming on the Arclight Films independent thriller feature film “The Power of Few” in New Orleans, Louisiana. The extras casting director is seeking people of all ages and types, and specifically some men who can play Russian Villagers and Peasants in the year 1200 AD.