National Talent Search for Paramount Pictures feature film ‘First Glance’

JoJo Ryder Untouchable J Productions

The film’s producer and writer, JoJo Ryder, will play the role of Troy.
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Untouchable J Productions and Paramount Pictures are conducting a national talent search for co-starring roles in the upcoming comedy horror feature film “First Glance”. Nine roles are up for grabs with ages from 10 – 20 years old. The film will shoot in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, PA. The head of casting for Paramount Pictures is looking for new unknown talent to fill the roles, and no experience is required to be considered. In addition, talent does not have to be represented by a talent agent. Filming will take place this Summer, 2012.

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Open casting call for Nickelodeon action-comedy series ‘Supah Ninjas’

Gracie Dzienny Amanda McKay Supah Ninjas

Toleda, Ohio native Gracie Dzienny shines in the role of Amanda McKay.
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Empire City Productions is set to begin production on the second season of the action-comedy series “Supah Ninjas” for Nickelodeon. The lead, guest starring, and recurring roles are being cast in Los Angeles, while smaller roles and extras are cast in Pittsburgh where filming will take place. An open casting call is scheduled for people ages 18-40 who are experienced martial artists, dancers, and gymnasts to work as stunt people and featured extras. In addition, the casting director is seeking young actors ages 14-19 with theatre experience for speaking roles on the show. Also being cast are teen girls with cheerleading experience. “Supah Ninjas” is also looking for a few interns for the summer to work in the Camera/Production/Art/Costume departments.

Casting going full steam ahead for new roles on ‘American Horror Story’ Season 2

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.

Open casting call for major feature film ‘Promised Land’ near Pittsburgh

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The beautiful and talented rising star Sara Lindsey will play Claire Allen.
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The Matt Damon starring vehicle “Promised Land” is holding an open casting call for extras in the Pittsburgh area. The casting director also needs volunteers to help out at the open casting call, which is expected to have a large turnout. Filming will take place in Apollo, Avonmore and other surrounding areas in Pennsylvania from late April to early June, 2012. Email submissions are also being accepted for people who can not attend the open casting call. This casting director loves casting people who are new to the business, so there is no concern about not having any acting experience.

Indie film “Pasadena” casting two boys in Los Angeles for supporting roles

The beautiful and talented actress/musician Alicia Witt plays the lead role of Nina.
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The casting director for the upcoming indie comedy-drama film “Pasadena” is currently auditioning actors in Los Angeles for supporting roles, as well as day-player roles. Among the roles being cast are two boys, one who can play a shy 7-year old and another to play a high-strung 10-year old. They will be playing the roles of brothers and kids of actress Sonya Walger. Shooting will take place in a beautiful mid-century home in Pasadena, CA beginning early May.

2012 Actors Resource Guide eBooks – A must have for both established and aspiring actors alike!

2012 Actors Resource Guide eBooks

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.

Film and Television Extra Work Beneficial To Aspiring Actors

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Megan Fox was an extra on “Bad Boys 2” before becoming a famous actress.
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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.