Sony Pictures talent search for boy to play lead role in ‘Heaven is for Real’

Heaven is for Real Talent Search

“Heaven is for Real” stars Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly as Colton’s Parents.
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Roth Films/Real Heaven, Inc. in association with Wheelhouse Entertainment are in pre-production on the Sony Pictures true-story feature film “Heaven is for Real” based on the New York Times best-selling book written by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. The book has over 7 million copies in print, and has sold over 1 million eBooks. Casting directors across the United States and Canada are conducting a massive talent search for a 6-8 year old boy to play the role of Colton Burpo. They are considering new talent with no experience or training required. Filming will take place this summer in Canada, so as not to interfere with schooling.

Sony Pictures feature film ‘Grown Ups 2’ casting calls for kids and adults

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Taylor Lautner has joined the cast of “Grown Ups 2″ as a frat boy.
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Happy Madison Productions and Sony Pictures Entertainment are set to begin filming “Grown Ups 2” starting mid-May, 2012 in Massachusetts. The casting directors are holding two open casting calls seeking a very large number of kids, teens, and adults of all ages and types to work as extras in the movie. Anyone in Boston, New Hampshire or Rhode Island can attend. Shooting will continue through August 9, 2012. No prior experience is required, and both union and non-union extras are welcome.

Casting teens in Philadelphia for Sony Pictures feature film ‘After Earth’

Will and Jaden Smith After Earth

“After Earth” stars Will and Jaden Smith once again playing father and son.
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Sony Pictures in association with Overbrook Entertainment are set to begin production on the major sci-fi epic thriller feature film “After Earth” which had previously been titled “1000 A.E.” Shooting will take place in Philadelphia and some out of town locations beginning at the end of February and run thru April 2012. The casting director is seeking teens ages 14-19 in the Philadelphia area to appear in the film as background performers playing military cadets. No prior acting or background performing experience is required, and both union and non-union talent will being considered.

Feature film ‘After Earth’ casting young actor to play Jaden Smith at age 3

Jaden Smith Kitai After Earth

Casting directors are seeking boy 3-4 years of age to play young Jaden Smith.
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Sony Pictures in association with Overbrook Entertainment are set to begin production on the major sci-fi epic thriller feature film “After Earth” which had previously been titled “1000 A.E.” Shooting will take place in Philadelphia and some out of town locations through mid May, 2012. The casting director is seeking a young African American actor to play Jaden Smith at age 3. No prior acting experience is required, and both union and non-union talent will being considered.

Sony Pictures extras casting call for ‘Sparkle’ starring Jordin Sparks

American Idol Jordin Sparks Sparkle Williams

American Idol season six winner Jordin Sparks plays the starring role of Sparkle Williams.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment will be shooting a remake of the music-themed 1976 film “Sparkle” inspired by the story of The Supremes. The extras casting director needs to hire over 3,000 background actors to work on the film in the Detroit, Michigan area this Fall, 2011. All ages and types are needed, no experience is necessary, this is fully paid employment, and there no fees to apply or work on the film. Columbia TriStar Pictures will distribute.