Production will begin soon on the reboot feature film Ghostbusters based on the blockbuster 1984 film, and the casting director is auditioning talent for starring and supporting roles.Slap Jack Productions and Feigco Entertainment in association with Pascal Pictures and The Montecito Picture Company, will begin shooting the sci-fi-fantasy comedy live-action feature film Ghostbusters on June 8, 2015 in Boston Massachusetts. The Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director is auditioning actors in Los Angeles for lead and supporting roles. Extras will be cast throughout production beginning in June. Shooting will run through the end of August, 2015. Film crew members can submit resumes by email to the production company. Full details below.
Ghostbusters centers on a group of female ghost hunters... Erin, Abby, Jillian, and Patty. Erin Gabler, is an academic on the tenure track at Columbia. Her former colleague and co-author is Abby Bergman, who’s more on the pop parapsychology side of things, and pursues ghosts for a living. Jillian is Abby’s ghost hunting partner. Patty is an MTA employee who comes across the main ghost. The villain will be a convicted murderer, who turns into a ghost after his execution is hit by a supercharged electrical storm. This gives him the power to raise an army of other ghosts, which could be made up of famous villains throughout history.
Starring in Ghostbusters is Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy playing the role of Patty; Academy Award nominee Kristen Wiig as Erin Gabler; two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Kate McKinnon playing ghost hunter Jillian; and WGA Award nominee Leslie Jones in the role of Abby Bergman.
Four-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Paul Feig will direct Ghostbusters from a screenplay that he wrote with Writers Guild of America WGA Award winner Katie Dippold. Producers are Academy Award nominee Ivan Reitman and Hollywood Film Awards winner Amy Pascal.
Katie Dippold will co-produce. Executive producers are Michele Imperato and Jessie Henderson. Academy Award nominee Dan Aykroyd will also serve as executive producer. The film is slated for a $154 million budget. Ghostbusters is scheduled to hit theaters on Jul 22, 2016.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
All actors and extras must be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in Boston, MA. The information and work permit details are available in the following:
2015 Boston Actors Resource Guide
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Allison Jones Casting
601 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, 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.
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The extras will be cast throughout production beginning in late May, 2015. The casting calls and registration information for both Boston and New York will be posted here as soon as available.
Film Crew Members
Experienced film crew members available to work in New York and/or Boston can submit resumes to the following:
ABSOLUTELY NO ACTOR OR EXTRAS SUBMISSIONS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS, THEY WILL BE DISCARDED.
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.
Slap Jack Productions
3500 Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
Ghostbusters Production Office
1 Edgewater Drive
Norwood, MA 02062
3500 W. Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
The Montecito Picture Company
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
10202 W Washington Blvd.
Culver City CA 90232
10202 W. Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Melissa McCarthy - Patty
Leslie Jones - Abby
Kristen - Erin
Kate McKinnon - Jillian
A reboot of the 1984 blockbuster sci-fi-fantasy comedy film "Ghostbusters".