The hit NBC science fiction television drama series “Revolution” has been renewed for a full 22-episode second season, and the show has moved shooting locations from Wilmington, North Carolina to Austin, Texas. The series casting directors are auditioning actors for new recurring, guest starring, and day player roles. In addition, the local Austin casting director is seeking talent to work as series regular extras for the entire second season. Shooting will take place from July 5, 2013 through April 30, 2013.
The casting director for the upcoming feature film “Sweet Cheeks” is holding open casting calls and accepting email submissions for a boy to star in the film. The role is for an African American male, age 6-8, with a great imagination and natural wit for the lead role. He should be an extroverted kid who is full of ideas, comfortable around new people and environments, likes hearing, telling, or creating stories. Kids with interesting faces and timeless, non-modern looks similar to those in “The Little Rascals” are especially encouraged to attend the open call or submit by email. No acting experience is necessary, and this is fully paid position on the scale of professional actors. Shooting will take place in August, 2013.
FOX 21 Television is in pre-production on a new series pilot for Lifetime titled “Cinnamon Girl“. Auditions are being held in Los Angeles and New York for starring, co-starring, guest starring, and day player roles. Shooting will take place beginning November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas where additional casting for speaking and non-speaking roles will take place. Especially needed will be people who can portray late 1960s Los Angeles music scene types.
The primetime television soap opera “Dallas” is heading back into production on its second season, which has been renewed for a 15 episode run by TNT. The casting directors in Los Angeles are auditioning for two new series regulars – one is a blonde female in her early 20s and the other is a Hispanic male in his early-mid 30s. Additional guest starring and recurring roles will be cast in L.A., while smaller speaking roles will be handled by the Texas casting director. All of the extras are cast in Texas, where shooting will begin on September 24, 2012.
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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.
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ATL-NYC Productions, in association with UnXpected Development, LLC, is in pre-production on the upcoming reality show, “Hey, I Want to be Discovered!”. Beginning December 1, 2011, fresh talent of all ages is encouraged to submit online audition videos that showcase unique ability. Producers are searching for everything from actors to singers, dancers to cheerleaders, inventors to athletes, comedians to tightrope walkers. Whatever your unique talent is, they want to see it.
A casting call was issued for extras in the Santa Cruz area to work on the film “Mavericks”. However, the production is not paying the extras. They are only offering “drawings for prizes”. I do not post unpaid casting notices, and I think it should be illegal in all states to do this. I see this more and more often in different states, and I see it as being an extremely unsettling trend.
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Warner Horizon and Alloy Entertainment are now in production on a new drama television series for ABC Family titled “The Lying Game”. The show is filmed in Austin, Texas and there is an open casting call scheduled for extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles. The show centers on twin identical sisters separated at birth – one rich and one poor. When the rich one goes missing the poor sister sets out to find her.
Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Walt Disney Pictures are gearing up for an October, 2011 filming start date on the feature film “Lone Ranger” starring Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger, and Johnny Depp as Tonto. The film’s main stars are being cast in Los Angeles, and smaller speaking roles, extras, stand-ins, and photo-doubles for the film’s stars are being cast in New Mexico and Texas, where shooting will take place.