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Open casting in Schenectady for feature film 'How I Live Now' seeking girls 14-19


How I Live Now Open Casting Call Schenectady

The film "How I Live Now" is based on best-selling young adult novel by Meg Rosoff.
Penguin Publishing

Casting Society of America Artios Award winning cating director Cindy Tolan is conduction an open casting call in Schenectady, NY for the feature film "How I Live Now". The open call is open to Caucasian girls between the ages of 14 and 19 for the lead role of Daisy in the film. The producers are hoping to find an unknown talent with no previous acting experience. This is a role that could easily launch an acting career. Shooting will take place in the United Kingdom starting in late Spring or early Summer 2012.

The story centers on of a 15-year-old girl from Manhattan named Daisy who goes to spend an idyllic summer in the English countryside with cousins she has never met. Young love blossoms. But a world war breaks out and the kids are suddenly not alright. They're thrust into the terrifying atmosphere of an occupying military force and Daisy becomes an unlikely heroine.

Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald will direct "How I Live Now" from an adapted screenplay written by Jeremy Brock and Tony Grisoni. Macdonald's directorial credits include Fox Searchlight Pictures' "The Last King of Scotland," Universal Pictures' "State of Play," Focus Features' "The Eagle," among numerous award winning documentaries. Tony Grisony is the writer of the "Red Riding Trilogy".

Alasdair Flind and Charles Steel are producing for London's Cowboy Films, the same company the produced "The Last King of Scotland" also directed by Kevin Macdonald. Andrew Ruhemann and Charles Steel will produce Passion Pictures. Ruheman won a 2011 Academy Award for Passion Pictures animated short film "The Lost Thing".

The open casting call will take place at the same Erie Boulevard location in Schenectady, NY where more than 2,000 hopefuls snaked around the block and waited for hours on June 4, 2011 during an open casting call for "A Place Beyond the Pines." That film, which hired more than 1,500 local people as extras, wrapped Saturday September 24th after 10 weeks of shooting in the city and across the Capital Region.

You must be legally able to be employed in the United Kingdom to work as an actor or extra in the feature film "How I Live Now". The following is available in the 2012 London Actors Resource Guide eBook:

• United Kingdom Entertainer Visitor Application Form
• Foreign Actors United Kingdom Visa Information Sheet
• Foreigner United Kingdom Employment Application Form
• London Child Actor Information Sheet
• London Child Actor Chaperone Information
• London Child Stage Performance Application Form
• London Child Work Permit Application Form
• London Employment of Children Bylaws Sheet

The 2012 London Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

Open Casting Call Details

Where:

Ellis Hospital School of Nursing
1473 Erie Boulevard
Schenectady, NY 12305
Click Here for directions.
Parking is in the rear of the building off Front Street.

When:

Sunday September 25, 2011
Sign-in from 12:00pm noon - 2:00pm

Teen girls who come to Sunday's casting call for "How I Live Now" will need to bring a photo or publicity shot, although acting experience is not a requirement. Each girl should also bring a resume with name, date of birth, address and contact information, including the names and contact information for parents or guardians of minors. Those who are cast will need a U.S. passport. The film is expected to be shot in England during late Spring or early Summer 2012. Some shooting may also be done in New York.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

New York:

Cindy Tolan Casting
27 W. 20th Street
Suite 606
New York, NY 10011

United Kingdom:

Nina Gold Casting
117 Chevening Rd
London NW6 6DU
UK

Extras Casting

United Kingdom:

Casting Collective
Olympic House
317-321 Latimer Rd.
London W10 6RA
UK

Production Companies:

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

"How I Live Now" Production Office
c/o Cowboy Films
26 Nassau Street
London W1W 7AQ

Cowboy Films
40 Langham Street
London W1W 7AS
UK

Film4
124 Horseferry Rd
London SW1P 2TX
UK

Passion Pictures
County House
33 - 34 Rathbone Place
London W1T 1JN

Momentum Pictures1
184-192 Drummond Street
2nd Floor
London NW1 3HP
UK

Prontagonist Pictures
4th Floor
Waverley House, 7
12 Noel Street
London W1F 8GQ
UK

Producers:

John Battsek
Andrew Ruhemann
Charles Steel
Alasdair Flind

Director:

Kevin Macdonald

Starring:

To Be Cast

Story:

Daisy is sent from New York to England to spend a summer with cousins she has never met. They are Isaac, Edmond, Osbert and Piper. And two dogs and a goat. She's never met anyone quite like them before - and, as a dreamy English summer progresses, Daisy finds herself caught in a timeless bubble. It seems like the perfect summer. But their lives are about to explode. Falling in love is just the start of it. War breaks out - a war none of them understands, or really cares about, until it lands on their doorstep. The family is separated. The perfect summer is blown apart. Daisy's life is changed forever - and the world is too. Based on the award-winning novel by Meg Rosoff.

20th Century Fox comedy film 'Call Me Artie' casting children and adults



Atlanta Call Me Artie Us and Them Open Casting Call

"Call Me Artie" will shoot in Atlanta, GA through December 7, 2011.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Chernin Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation will begin shooting the family comedy feature film "Call Me Artie" on October 10th, 2011 in the Atlanta, GA area. The casting directors are casting supporting roles and smaller speaking roles in Atlanta, and the extras casting director, Bill Marinella, is holding an open casting call for kids and adults to work on the film. These are fully paid positions.

The film stars three-time Golden Globe nominated actor Billy Crystal, Academy Award winning actress Marisa Tomei, two-time Academy Award nominated actress Bette Midler, 2011 Young Artist Award winning 11-year-old actress Bailee Madison, and experienced television commercial/voice over child actor Joshua Rush. Rush's credits also include stints on NBC's "Heroes" and "Chuck".

Andy Fickman is directing "Call Me Artie" from a script originally written by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse. Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel re-wrote the final script. Billy Crystal came up with the story behind the film. Samantha Sprecher and Billy Crystal will produce for his company Face Productions, Peter Chernin will produce for Chernin Entertainment.

"Call Me Artie" will film from October 10, 2011 through December 7, 2011 in the Atlanta, GA area.

Open Casting Call Details

Where:

AMTC
2000 Powers Ferry Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30067
Click Here for directions.

When:

Sunday October 2nd, 2011
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Who:

• All ages 5 yrs and up, male and female, any ethnicity.
• Seeking Violin playing girls and boys 11-14.
• Little League referees, umpires, and coaches.
• Really good BMX and Skateboard Adults 18-33.
• Upscale resort types in beachwear ages 30-40 yrs.
• Specifically seeking Asian, Russian, Latino, and International Guests.
• Seeking real Symphony musicians and conductors.
• Actors with real bartending and waitress skills for featured bit roles.

Adults must bring two forms of legal ID with you - Passport or Drivers License and Social Security Card. Children must bring birth certificate. This job guarantees a minimum pay of $100/12hrs. Please wear your best upscale looks and bring a few color snapshots wearing different upscale wardrobe. The best wardrobe always gets booked.

Parents MUST bring recent color snapshot(s) of your kids. Height, weight, all wardrobe sizes, age, date of birth, parents name and contact number MUST be written on the back of the photo(s), or stapled on the photo(s).

Note: "Call Me Artie" has been using the working title of "Us & Them". A working title is the temporary name of a film used during its development. Working titles are used primarily for two reasons - the first being that an official title has not yet been decided upon and the working title is being used as a filler for naming purposes, the second being to intentionally disguise the production of a high profile film. In some cases a working title may ultimately be used as the official title. This "title ruse" is now a very common practice by which these high-profile films or television series is given a fake working title to keep its production a secret, and to prevent price gouging by suppliers, casual theft and undesirable attention. It this case, the production office and company in Atlanta is named Call Me Artie, LLC. In addition, the crew members are using "Call Me Artie" as their current position on their resumes.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

New York:

Kathleen Chopin
12 W. 32nd Street
Suite 12
New York, NY 10001

Georgia:

"Call Me Artie"
Samy Burch
Jackie Burch Casting
c/o Call Me Artie, LLC
1888 Emery Street NW
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30318

Extras Casting

Atlanta:

Bill Marinella Casting
500 Bishop Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318-4366
Click Here to pre-register with Bill Marinella Casting Atlanta.

Production Companies:

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

"Us & Them" Production Office
c/o Call Me Artie, LLC
1888 Emery Street NW
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30318

Chernin Entertainment
1733 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Walden Media
1888 Century Park East
14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Face Productions
335 N. Maple Drive
Suite 175
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
10201 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Producers:

Peter Chernin
Samantha Sprecher
Billy Crystal

Director:

Andy Fickman

Starring:

Billy Crystal
Bette Midler
Marisa Tomei
Bailee Madison

Story:

Explores the differences in parenting philosophies between the last two generations, or how "parent" morphed from a noun into a verb. In the film, Billy Crystal plays Fresno AAA baseball broadcaster Artie Decker, a grandfather forced to take care of his grandchildren (Joshua Rush, Bailee Madison), by the 21st century rules of his estranged daughter (Marisa Tomei), their mother (Bette Midler), who has gone on a weeklong work vacation. In the process, he is confronted with what seems to him an absurd world of negotiating with kids, Little League games where everyone gets a hit, tailored meals and "feelings". Ultimately, he reverts to an old-school justice style of discipline.

Open auditions announced for Lythgoe Family Productions of "A Snow White Christmas"



Lythgoe Family Productions Los Angeles Open Casting Call Snow White
A Snow White Christmas Los Angeles Open Auditions

"A Snow White Christmas" runs November 29 - December 18, 2011 at the El Portal Theatre.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Lythgoe Family Productions has announced open auditions for "A Snow White Christmas", with Radio Disney covering the event and celebrity judges participating. The production's casting directors are searching for 14 Child Performers (2 casts) to play the 7 Dwarfs and other dancing ensemble members. Must be between the ages of 6 - 16 years. Strong dancing, great physicality/acting for interpreting the Dwarf roles, and singing is a major plus!

"A Snow White Christmas" will be starring Neil Patrick Harris as "The Magic Mirror", Marina Sirtis as "The Wicked Queen", and Lindsay Pearce as "Snow White". The play is a new and exciting version of the age old fairy tale with modern music and comical twist.

The play is being directed by Bonnie Lythgoe, a British dancer who has became a very successful producer, director, and choreographer of various theatre productions. Lythgoe produced/directed and choreographed the Christmas 2006 version of "Peter Pan" starring Henry Winkler, and "Cinderella" starring Patrick Duffy. Bonnie came to American public attention as a producer on the first three series of American Idol, and then producer and judge on the reality television series "So You Think You Can Dance".

The choreographer is Mark Ballas of "Dancing with the Stars" fame. Musical Director is Michael Orland, who worked as associate musical director on 62 episodes of "American Idol". Songs in "A Snow White Christmas" include "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga, "YMCA" by Village People, and "Thriller" by Michael Jackson.

Rehearsals on "A Snow White Christmas" begin early November, 2011 and the show opens November 29, 2011. It will run through December 18, 2011 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA.

Open Auditions Details

Celebrity Guest Judges TBD.

Where:

Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City CA 90230-6482
Click Here for directions.

Sign up will be on Level 1, Center Court near Macy's.

Click Here for Westfield Culver City Mall Map.

When:

Friday September 30, 2011 - 8:00am sign-in.
(Good LA, Radio Disney and others will be covering the event on this day.)

Saturday October 1, 2011 - 10:00am sign-in.

Please bring a picture and resume. Come prepared to learn a group dance combination at 8:00am if you are coming in as an individual. If you are part of a dance group, team or company, you may come prepared with a 60 second routine of your choice in groups of 4-10. Please email the casting producer at casting@mpient.com to specify this and your group name, they will set a time for your audition. CD player will be provided, and they will then make cuts within the groups from there. Music and Sides will be provided for callbacks. Please be prepared to stay for a few hours.


Production Companies:

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

Magic Pictures International
c/o Josh Pyatt
William Morris Endeavor
9601 Wilshire Blvd
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Lythgoe Family Productions
7800 Beverly Blvd
Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Producers:

Kris Lythgoe
Bonnie Lythgoe,
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Becky Baeling

Director:

Bonnie Lythgoe

Choreographer:

Mark Ballas

Musical Director:

Michael Orland

Casting Producer:

Mario Mosley

Starring:

Lindsay Pearce - Snow White
Marina Sirtis - Wicked Quenn
Neil Patrick Harris - Magic Mirror
David Figlioli - Herman The Huntsman
Erich Bergen - Prince Harry
Jonathan Scott Meza - Muddles

Story

The wicked Queen discovers that Snow White has become the fairest in the Kingdom. Knowing she must get rid of Snow White incase she meets the Prince, The Queen orders Herma, her huntsman and her court jester Muddles to kill Snow White in the forest. Not being able to do the deed, Herman and Muddles direct Snow White to the Young Miners Cottage Annex where the seven Dwarves live. She can hide there while they pretend to the Queen they killed her. Unfortunately their plan is scuppered when the Mirror tells the Evil Queen Snow White is still alive. Disguised as an old lady the Queen enters the Dwarves cottage and hands over a poisonous apple to Snow White. She takes a bite and falls into a deep sleep. Muddles and Herman knowing that Snow White is in trouble, discover that a true loves kiss is the only thing that can save her. They find the Prince to take him to Snow White. Once they are all at the castle the Prince kisses Snow White, bringing her back to life and Herman breaks the Mirror taking all the Queens evil powers away. Snow White and the Prince marry and live happily ever after.

Open casting call announced for 'Heartland' starring Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham



Untitled Ramin Bahrani Heartland Casting Call

"Heartland" is casting children through seniors as actors and extras.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Casting directors for the independent feature film "Heartland" are holding an open casting call in DeKalb, Illinois on Sunday September 18, 2011. They are seeking local talent for small speaking roles, extras, and stand-ins for the film's stars. All ages and types are needed, no experience is necessary. Shooting is taking place in the DeKalb area which is approximately 60 miles east of Chicago.

The film has a fantastic cast that includes Dennis Quaid, Heather Graham, Zac Efron, and Kim Dickens. The main starring roles are being cast out of New York by casting director Douglas Aibel. For 20 years he has been the artistic director of the Vineyard Theater, a small downtown New York company known for producing world premieres of plays. The smaller speaking roles are being hired by Casting Society of America member Jennifer Rudnicke of Paskal Rudnicke Casting in Chicago. Extras are being cast by Erin Stewart of Chicago's Atmosphere Casting.

Independent Spirit Award winning Ramin Bahrani will direct "Heartland" from a screenplay that he wrote with Hallie Elizabeth Newton. Bahrani's 2007 film "Chop Shop" was named as the 6th best film of the decade by film critic Roger Ebert, who also hailed Bahrani as "the director of the decade". His first feature film in 2005, "Man Push Cart," premiered at the Venice Film Festival and screened at the Sundance Film Festival. The film won over ten international prizes, was released theatrically around the world, and was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards.

Open Casting Call Details

Where:

The Egyptian Theatre
135 North 2nd Street
DeKalb, IL 60115-3203
Click Here for directions.

When:

Sunday, September 18, 2011
2:00pm - 6:00pm

The following types are being cast:

One-line speaking roles

• Young men ages 18 to 28.
• Males and Females ages 30s to 70s.
• Married couple, ages 50s to 70s.

Featured extras (non-speaking roles)

• Young men ages 14 to 28.
• Males and Females ages 30s to 70s.

Church background extras (non-speaking roles)

• All ages welcome.
• Congregation needed for scripted church scene.

Sycamore Speedway extras (non-speaking roles)

• All ages and types. Typical auto racing fans.

• Although not required, it's always a good idea to bring a pen or pencil and be prepared to fill out a form with your clothing sizes, physical stats, and contact information.

If you are unable to attend this open casting call, you can submit a recent color snapshot or headshot/resume and the following information:

• Name, phone number, e-mail address, age, ethnicity, hair color, eye color, height, weight.

• Women also include your: dress and shoe size, bust/waist/hip measurements.

• Men include your: Coat/suit, shoe, shirt (neck/sleeve), and pants (waist/inseam) sizes.

• If submitting via email, attach your photo - jpg format only, no files larger than 1MB.

Submit to:

"Untitled Ramin Bahrani Project"
c/o Atmosphere Casting
PO Box 802629
Chicago, IL 60680-2629

or

farmfilmextras@gmail.com

If you have a child (under the age of 16) and would like him/her to be considered for work on 'Heartland', please register them via email: farmfilmextras@gmail.com.

Include name, phone number, e-mail address, age and date of birth, ethnicity, hair color, eye color, height, weight, your child's clothing sizes and attach a recent photo (jpg format only, no files larger than 1MB). The photo does not have to be professional, it can be a color snapshot.

Your child will also need a valid Illinois Department of Labor Employment Certificate, also known as a "work permit". The paperwork needed to obtain a child work permit is available in the 2011 Chicago Actors Resource Guide eBook. The following is included:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Illinois Child Labor Laws Information Sheet
• Illinois Child Employment Certificate Application
• Illinois Teenage Employment Certificate Application
• Illinois Night Hours Waiver Certificate Application
• Illinois Parent/Guardian Approval Form
• Illinois Child Statement of Physical Fitness
• Illinois Child Labor Complaint Form

Note: This "Untitled Ramin Bahrani Film" has been using the working title of "Heartland". A working title is the temporary name of a film used during its development. Working titles are used primarily for two reasons - the first being that an official title has not yet been decided upon and the working title is being used as a filler for naming purposes, the second being to intentionally disguise the production of a high profile film. In some cases a working title may ultimately be used as the official title. This "title ruse" is now a very common practice by which these high-profile films or television series is given a fake working title to keep its production a secret, and to prevent price gouging by suppliers, casual theft and undesirable attention. It this case, it is unknown if the film will be titled "Heartland" or will have a different title to be named at a later date.

Filming will continue through mid-late October, 2011 in DeKalb. "Heartland" is due to be released in theaters sometime in 2012.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

New York:

Douglas Aibel
"Heartland" Casting
c/o Vineyard Theatre
180 E. 15th St.
New York, NY 10003

Chicago, IL:

Jennifer Rudnicke
"Heartland" Principal Actors
c/o Paskal Rudnicke Casting
10 W. Hubbard Suite 2-N
Chicago , IL 60610

Extras Casting:

Illinois:

Erin Stewart
"Heartland" Extras
Atmosphere Casting
P.O. Box 802629
Chicago, IL 60680-2629

Production Companies:

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

"Heartland" Production Office
1600 E. Lincoln Hwy
Dekalb, IL 60115

Bankside Films
3 Richmond Buildings
4th Floor
London W1D 3HE
UK

Black Bear Pictures
185 Franklin St
4th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Killer Films
18 E. 16th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Benaroya Pictures
311 N. Robertson Blvd.
Suite 686
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Producers:

Christine Vachon
Pam Koffler
Michael Benaroya
Justin Nappi
Brian Young
Andrew Levitas
Phil Hunt
Rose Ganguzza
Moe Al Turki
Ron Curtis

Writer/Director:

Ramin Bahrani

Starring:

Dennis Quaid - Henry Whipple
Heather Graham - Meredith Crown
Zac Efron - Dean Whipple
Kim Dickens - Irene Whipple
Maika Monroe - Cadence Farrow

Story:

The story is about Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) an ambitious farmer with 3,700 acres and is a salesman for Liberty Seed Company. Whipple wants to expand his empire but gets caught up in the genetically modified foods debate with a company called AgriWarrior, and has a rivalry with Liberty Seeds top sales team of Jim Johnson and Sons. Zac Efron plays Dean Whipple, his rebellious son who would rather be a race car driver. Heather Graham plays Meredith Crown, who is having an affair with Henry behind his devoted wife's (Kim Dickens) back. Newcomer Maika Monroe will play Zac Efron’s girlfriend named Cadence Farrow.
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