"The Conjuring" has a 2013 release date.
AB Media Publishing, LLC
New Line Cinema, Safran Company, and Evergreen Media Group, LLC are ready to begin principal photography on the upcoming thriller feature film "The Conjuring" in February, 2012. Shooting will take place entirely in North Carolina at Wilmington's spectacular EUE/Screen Gems Studios and other locations in and around the Wilmington area. The film's main stars are being cast in Los Angeles
"The Conjuring" focuses on the life story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, famous 1950s paranormal investigators involved with the real-life Amityville investigation that inspired the movie "The Amityville Horror." The Warrens claimed to investigate more than 10,000 hauntings during their careers. They founded the New England Society for Psychic Research and the Occult Museum, both in Connecticut.
Australian filmmaker James Wan will direct "The Conjuring" from a screenplay written by twin brothers Chad and Carey Hayes. Wan, who is known for making brutally violent horror films, has directed and/or produced such films as "Saw I - VI," "Saw 3D: The Final Chapter," "Dead Silence," and "Death Sentence". He will also be directing "Spectre" starring Nicole Kidman after filming wraps on "The Conjuring".
Summit Entertainment was originally attached to the project back in June, 2009, however the film went into turnaround and New Line Cinema took over the rights for the movie, which includes life rights to the Perron family, whose experiences in their Rhode Island home informs the film, and Ed and Lorraine Warren, experts in paranormal activities who investigated and battled the activities occurring in the Perron household and did the same in the cases that inspired "The Amityville Horror" and "The Haunting in Connecticut." Ghosts and demonic possession are at the center of "The Conjuring" plot.
Peter Safran will produce under his Safran Company banner. In addition to producing films, Safran is also a talent manager whose clients include Djimon Hounsou, David Hyde Pierce, and Paul Reiser. Although not a client, Paul Walker has starred in the last two as yet to be released Safron Company films. Tony DeRosa-Grund will produce via the Evergreen Media, LLC banner. Senior Vice President of Production Walter Hamada will oversee for New Line Cinema.
A major component of attracting films such as "The Conjuring" to North Carolina has been the first class production space, studios, and technological infrastructure provided by EUE/Screen Gems. Their lot offers 50 acres, 10 stages and 150,000 square feet of clear-span production space. Combine this with the additional incentives of a 25% refundable tax credit (effective January 1, 2010) and an accommodations tax exemption, and it is easy to see why film and television production is booming in North Carolina.
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of North Carolina and in the United States.
The 2012 North Carolina Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for minors and foreign talent who would like to audition for "The Conjuring" or work as an extra on the film:
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• North Carolina Child Performer Labor Law Information
• North Carolina Youth Employment Certificate Instructions
• North Carolina Youth Approval To Work Late Hours Form
• North Carolina Minor Intention To Employ Form
• North Carolina Dept. of Labor Rules and Regulations Relative to Employment of Children under 16 Years of Age.
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• Links for Child Labor Information
In addition to the following Louisiana Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Casting Directors List
• Extras Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
• Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Mass Printing Photo Labs
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• General Talent Agent Information
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Resources
• PDF Users Guide
The 2012 North Carolina Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.
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.
Engine Media Group
PO Box 1859
Venice, CA 90291
Lisa Mae Fincannon
Fincannon & Associates, Inc
Point Harbor Marina
1560 Point Harbor Road
Wilmington, NC 28401
2202 Plaza Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
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.
"The Conjuring" Production Office
EUE/Screen Gems Studios
1223 23rd Street North
Wilmington, NC 28405
New Line Cinema
116 N. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
8748 Holloway Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Evergreen Media Group, LLC
923 High Meadow Ranch Drive
Magnolia, TX 77355
Producers: Peter Safran, Tony DeRosa-Grund, Walter Hamada
Director: James Wan
Supernatural thriller concerning the Perron family, whose experiences in their Rhode Island home informs the film, and Ed and Lorraine Warren, experts in paranormal activities who investigated and battled the activities occurring in the Perron household and did the same in the cases that inspired "The Amityville Horror" and "The Haunting in Connecticut."