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'Taken 3' casting calls for actors and extras in Los Angeles and Atlanta

Taken 3 casting calls

Production is now underway on the action thriller feature film Taken 2, and casting calls are now taking place for both principal actors and extras.

Major Europe and French production company Europacorp Films has begun production on the third installment of the Taken film franchise. Shooting will start in Los Angeles, and will move to Atlanta in late April. The two-time Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director in Los Angeles has sent out casting calls and is holding auditions for actors to fill co-starring and supporting roles. The extras will be cast in Atlanta beginning on April 24th, and registration is now taking place. Experienced film crew members in Atlanta can email resumes to the production company. Additional filming will take place in Paris and Spain. Shooting will run through July 9, 2014.

Starring in Taken 3 is Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson reprising his role as former CIA operative Bryan Mills. The Taken films have changed Neeson's image, and he is now a bonafide action film star. He recently starred opposite Amanda Seyfried and Charlize Theron in Universal Pictures' A Million Ways to Die in the West. Other recent films include A Walk Among the Tombstones and the Warner Bros. film Run All Night. Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Maggie Grace also returns as Neeson's daughter Kim, and Famke Janssen plays his ex-wife Lenore. Three-time Teen Choice Awards nominee Jon Gries will again play the role of Casey, while Leland Orser is back playing Neeson's best friend Sam. I have also confirmed that Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker has signed on to return as Inspector Dotzler. Casting calls did indeed go out to all talent agents in Los Angeles for the role of Neeson's daughter Kim, and for Inspector Dotzler, however Maggie Grace and Forest Whitaker successfully negotiated contracts shorty after to return in those roles.

European Film Awards nominee Olivier Megaton returns to direct Taken 3 from an original screenplay written by BAFTA Film Awards nominee Luc Besson and Hugo Awards nominee Robert Mark Kamen. Megaton directed Taken 2, which was made for $45 million and raked in over $140 million at the box office. Luc Besson is producing Taken 3 along with EuropaCorp Films CEO Christophe Lambert. Taken 3 will hit theaters on January 9, 2015.

Taken 3 Extras Casting Call Details

Tammy Smith Casting in Atlanta is casting the extras for Taken 3, and local people can now register with her online database. All ages and types are welcome to apply, and there is no experience necessary.

Those interested should fill out the following talent registration:

Taken 3 Extras Registration

Atlanta filming will begin on April 24, 2014.

IMPORTANT

All talent including children and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and the United States.

The 2014 Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in the State of Georgia and the United States:

• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:

• Atlanta Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Extras Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Atlanta Acting Classes and Schools List
• Atlanta Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Atlanta Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

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

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles and Atlanta:

Deanna Brigidi-Stewart
John Papsidera
Automatic Sweat
5243 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

NOTE:

I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

Atlanta:

Tammy Smith Casting
2870 Peachtree Rd #818
Atlanta, GA 30305

Crew Members

Atlanta:


Experienced television crew members and production staff in Atlanta, GA can submit resumes to the following:

taken3inc@gmail.com

In the subject line put the position you are submitting for, and location. Example - "ATLANTA FILM CREW: MAKUP ARTIST"

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.

Taken 3 Production Office
Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Avenue
East Building
Suite 307
Los Angeles, CA 90038

EuropaCorp Films
345 North Maple Drive
Suite 103
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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

Producers:

Luc Besson
Christophe Lambert

Director:

Olivier Megaton

Starring:

Liam Neeson - Bryan Mills
Maggie Grace - Kim Mills
Famke Janssen - Lenore "Lenny" Mills
Jon Gries - Casey
Leland Orser - Sam
Forest Whitaker - Inspector Dotzler

Story:

TBA

Adults and children casting call for 'Boychoir' starring Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates


The futuristic action sci-fi film Boychoir is nearing the start of filming, and casting calls for extras and crew calls for experienced production staff and film crew members are underway.

Informant Media and Carol Baum Productions in association with Goldenring Productions and Embankment Film will begin shooting Boychoir on February 24th in the Stamford and Greenwich, CT areas. Connecticut production will run through March 28th, then will move to New York. The film stars Academy Award winners Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, and Sissy Spacek.

Boychoir tells the story of 10 year old small town hellion Stet Cates, who seems bound for a life of trouble and delinquency - except for the fact that he has an angelic singing voice that comes along once in a generation. When Stet's single mother Debbie is killed in a car wreck, his biological father Gerard, whom he has never met, is ready to relegate him to the foster care system without a thought - until Stet's middle school principal Ms. Steele urges Gerard to place Stet in Mr. Carvelle's boys' choir, (fashioned after the actual American Boychoir School) - the top in the country. But whether the renegade Stet can conform to Carvelle, Drake’s And The Headmaster’s rigid discipline and do honor to his innate talent is a very open question, especially when Devon, the top singer in the choir, decides to sabotage his rival in any way he can... Wooly is the one ally at the school who knows the real reason Stet should stay at the school – it's not about the music, it's about becoming a little man, who can face any challenge or foe.

Grammy Award winner Francois Girard is directing Boychoir from an original screenplay written by Ben Ripley. Primetime Emmy Award winner Judy Cairo will produce for Informant Media, Carol Baum will produce for her company Carol Baum Productions, and Jane Goldenring produces for Goldenring productions. Executive producers are Informant Media's Michael A. Simpson and Eric Brenner, Darrel Casalino, and Jarod Becker.

Boychoir Extras Casting Call Details

The casting director in Alabama for the feature film Boychoir is seeking the following for paid background extras to work various dates between February 24th and March 28th:

• Boys and Girls, 11-13 years of age. Latino. Union or Non-union. Shoot is Thursday 2/27.
• Males and Females. All ages. Union or Non-union.

Shooting primarily in the Stamford and Greenwich, CT

To be considered, submit a clear recent color snapshot (no hats or glasses, no one else in the photo), age, location, and all contact information to:

BoychoirNUcasting@gmail.com

For NY filming, all talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States.

The 2014 New York Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in New York and the United States:

• New York Child Performer Information Sheet
• New York Child Performer Permit Combined Application
• New York Child Performer Trust Accounts Information
• New York Verification of Satisfactory Academic Performance
• New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements - State Statues
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following New York Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• New York Casting Directors List
• New York Extras Casting Directors List
• New York Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New York Acting Classes List
• New York Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New York Resources
• PDF Users Guides

The 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

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

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Deanna Brigidi-Stewart
Automatic Sweat Casting
2656 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

NOTE:

I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Crew Members

Connecticut:

Experienced film crew members and production staff available to work in Connecticut can email resumes to:

boychoir2014@gmail.com

In the subject line of your email, please indicate that it is a Crew resume and the department you are seeking to work in. For example, "Crew – Camera Department".

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.

Boychoir Production Office
12 Peveril Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Informant Media, Inc.
10866 Wilshire Blvd.
4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Carol Baum Productions
8899 W. Beverly Blvd.
Suite 712
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Goldenring Productions
11271 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 506
Studio City, CA 91604

Embankment Film
Westbourne Studios
WE 020, 242 Acklam Road
London W10 5JJ
UK

Executive Producers:

Jarod Becker
Eric Brenner
Darrel Casalino
Michael A. Simpson

Producers:

Judy Cairo
Carol Baum
Jane Goldenring

Director:

Francois Girard

Starring:

Dustin Hoffman - Master Carvelle
Eddie Izzard - Drake
Kathy Bates - Headmistress
Sissy Spacek - TBA

Story:

Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who recognizes a unique talent in this young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.

Extras casting call and crew call for Feature film 'Vice' starring Bruce Willis

casting call

The sci-fi action film Vice has sent out a casting call for extras, and a crew call for film crew members.

Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Aperture Entertainment in association with Grindstone Films will begin shooting the futuristic movie on March 15th in the Mobile, Alabama area. Auditions for starring and co-starring roles are taking place in Los Angeles, with additional casting for smaller roles in Alabama. All of the extras are being cast locally in Mobile, and film crew members are also being hired in Alabama.

Vice is set on a futuristic resort where synthetic humans serve the rich who live out their darkest fantasies. The 'humanoids' are reset every night by the resort’s owner Julian, but one female employee Kelly malfunctions and retains every terrifying memory. Realizing what the tourists are doing to the staff members, she sets out to exact revenge. Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis stars in Vice playing the resort owner Julian, while the amazingly beautiful and talented Ambyr Childers will plays Kelly. Three-time Golden Globe Award nominee Thomas Jane has also joined the cast in an unnamed role.

Brian A Miller will direct Vice from an original screenplay from the writing team of Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore. Producers are George Furla, Randall Emmett, Adam Goldworm, Barry Brooker, Stan Wertlieb, Tim Sullivan, Oliver Simon, and Daniel Baur. Wayne Marc Godfrey will executive produce.

Vice Extras Casting Call Details

The local extras casting director in Mobile, AL is seeking people of all ages, union and non-union, to work as fully paid extras on the feature film Vice.

To be considered, submit a clear recent color snapshot (no hats or glasses, no one else in the photo), age, location, and all contact information to:

viceextras@gmail.com

Principal Actor Casting

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

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Anne McCarthy
Engine Casting
PO Box 1859
Venice, CA 90291

NOTE:

I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Film Crew Members

Alabama:

Experienced film crew members and production staff available to work in the Mobile, Alabama area can email resumes to:

viceresumes@gmail.com

In the subject line of your email, please indicate that it is a Crew resume and the department you are seeking to work in. For example, "Crew – Camera Department".

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.

Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films
8200 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Aperture Entertainment
agasst@aperture-ent.com

Grindstone Films
K5 Konradinstr 5
Munich, 81543
Germany

Executive Producer:

Wayne Marc Godfrey

Producers:

George Furla
Randall Emmett
Adam Goldworm
Barry Brooker
Stan Wertlieb
Tim Sullivan
Oliver Simon
Daniel Baur

Director:

Brian A. Miller

Starring:

Bruce Willis - Julian
Ambyr Childers - Kelly
Thomas Jane - TBA

Story:

Vice is set in a near-future at a resort for the rich where synthetic humans are used as slaves for the wealthy guests to live out their darkest fantasies.

Casting notice for indie feature film 'Car Dogs' adult, teen, and child actors and extras

Car Dogs Casting Calls Arizona

"Car Dogs" will film in Phoenix, AZ beginning on November 8, 2013.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Production is now set to begin on the indie feature film "Car Dogs" beginning on November 8, 2013. The award winning casting director is auditioning actors for co-starring, supporting, and day-player roles. The extras casting department is also now taking submissions from people of all ages including children and seniors, to appear in the film as fully paid general extras and featured background actors. Shooting is taking place in the Phoenix, Arizona area and will run through December 4, 2013.

"Car Dogs" takes a rare look at the funny and intensely dramatic world that is the car business. The drama in "Car Dogs" centers on a powerful father-son battle between the owner of a car dealership, John Chamberlain, and his son, Mark. John is a brilliant, callous businessman who is a vicious, overbearing father. Mark is the sales manager at Chamberlain Auto, the dealership that promises to do "Whatever IT Takes" to put you in a new car. But on a scorching hot Saturday in the middle of the Phoenix summer, Mark has a chance to get his own dealership, and out from under his father's thumb. But there is a catch - Mark has to sell thirty-five cars by the end of the day. The question is, will Mark do whatever it takes, including betraying his sales team and himself to get what he wants?

Starring in "Car Dogs" is Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Patrick J. Adams playing the role of Mark Chamberlain. Adams is a series regular on the hit USA show "Suits" playing Mike Ross. Also starring in "Car Dogs" is Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer playing the role of Sharon. Spencer recently completed shooting the feature film "Black and White" starring opposite Kevin Costner and Jennifer Ehle. Grammy Awards nominee George Lopez has joined the cast playing the role of Christian, Gotham Awards nominee Dash Mihok will play Scott, and Josh Hopkins has been cast as Mike Reynolds.

Filmmaker Adam Collis is directing "Car Dogs" from an original screenplay written by Mark Edward King, based partially on his experiences working at car dealerships in the Scottsdale, AZ area. Collis is Visiting Professor of Film Directing at Arizona State University and Founder, CEO at The Director's Perspective Acting Studio. He has received awards and nominations from the Aspen Shortsfest, Austin Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, New York Comedy Festival, and Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films. Collis will also produce "Car Dogs" along with Adam Robinson and F. Miguel Valenti. David Breschel will co-produce. Timothy P. Haskins is executive producer.

"Car Dogs" Principal Actor Casting Call Details

Casting Society of America Artios Award winning casting director John Jackson is auditioning actors for union and non-union males and females of all races between the ages of 18 and 80 to be cast in both speaking and featured non-speaking roles in the indie feature film "Car Dogs". Jackson's casting credits include such projects as the Academy Award nominated film "About Schmidt" starring Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates, the Academy Award winning film "Sideways" starring Paul Giamatti, and the Academy Award winning film "The Descendants" starring George Clooney and Shailene Woodley.

To be considered for principal actor speaking roles, submit the following ASAP:

• current photos (snapshots are acceptable)
• height
• weight
• hair color
• eye color
• date of birth
• contact phone numbers

If interested, casting director John Jackson will contact you to schedule an audition/interview. YOU MUST BE WILLING TO WORK IN THE PHOENIX AREA AS A LOCAL HIRE during the production dates (November 8th - December 4th). This means that transportation and accommodations to Phoenix will not be provided.

Email your submission to the following:

cardogscastingla@gmail.com

"Car Dogs" Extras Casting Call Details

The extras casting department is now hiring extras and stand-ins of all shapes, sizes, and types. Both men and women, children and teens, 5-70 years of age, any ethnicity. Filming is taking place in Phoenix from November 8th through December 4th. You must be located within a reasonable driving distance to Phoenix. You can be available to work as little as one day, or multiple days. These are fully paid positions with overtime after 8 hrs, possibly up to 12-13 hour shooting days. The production is also seeking people who have newer cars and trucks to also be used in the film, with additional compensation.

To be considered, submit the following:

• recent color snapshot (does not need to be professional)
• name
• height
• weight
• hair/eye color
• shirt size
• waist size
• shoe size
• all contact info including phone number

If you have a newer car or truck and are interested in also using it in the film, include the following additional info with your submission:

• make
• year
• model
• color
• include a recent color snapshot of your vehicle

Email your submission to the following:

cardogsbackground@gmail.com

Put "ATTN: BRAD" in the subject line of your email.

ALL talent including minors and foreign actors MUST be legally eligible to work in the United States.

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks include the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in the United States:

• Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Child Actor Permit Application
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Casting Directors Lists
• Extras Casting Directors Lists
• Talent Agents Lists
• General Talent Agent Information
• Acting Classes Lists
• Headshot Photographers Lists
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Resources
• Actors Unions
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

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

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

John Jackson, CSA
19588 Birdsley Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

NOTE:

I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

cardogsbackground@gmail.com

Production Company:

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.

Stefanie Epstein Productions, Inc.
427 N. Canon Drive
Suite 206
Beverly Hills, CA 90266

Executive Producer:

Timothy P. Haskins

Producers:

Adam Collis
Stefanie Epstein
F. Miguel Valenti
Adam Robinson
David Breschel

Writer:

Mark E. King

Director:

Adam Collis

Starring:

Patrick J. Adams - Mark Chamberlain
Octavia Spencer - Sharon
Dash Mihok - Scott
George Lopez - Christian
Josh Hopkins - Mike Reynolds

Story:

Car Dogs tells the story of a young man trying to survive in the cut throat world of auto dealers and car salesman. Mark Chamberlin has just one day to hit his sales goals in order to get his own dealership and out from under the thumb of relentlessly brutal father. The Chamberlin Auto motto: "WHATEVER IT TAKES". But the question remains: Will Mark do whatever it takes, even if it means selling his soul, in order to get what he wants.