Michelle Vanegas was one of 11 selected from over 7,000 who submitted for the N.Y. Showcase. Creative Commons
Disney ABC Television Group’s highly coveted Casting Project is accepting headshots and resumes through July 2, 2012 for consideration to audition for the ABC Talent Showcase. Participants for each talent showcase must be at least 18 years old. Actors should have some training or experience in Television, Film or Theater, but it is not required that you have representation to apply or participate in the showcase.
The hit FX NetworkGolden Globe Nominated horror-drama series American Horror Story has been renewed for a second season and the show is now casting extras in Los Angeles. 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 a 1960’s East Coast asylum for the criminally insane, although filming will take place in Los Angeles.
Twentieth Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment are teaming up for a comedy feature film currently being called “Untitled Female Buddy Cop Movie”. Shooting will take place in the Boston, Massachusetts area from July 5 through September 5, 2012. The extras casting director is holding an open casting call for people who are interested in working as paid background performers on the film. At this time, only non-union extras 18 years of age and older are being sought.
Leonardo DiCaprio‘s film production company Appian Way is set to begin shooting the major feature film “Runner, Runner” – and an open casting call is scheduled for June 16th, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico where filming will take place. The movie’s starring and co-starring roles are being cast in Los Angeles, with additional principal actor casting taking place in Puerto Rico. All types of people 18 years of age and older are needed to work as extras, and those interested are encouraged to attend the open casting call.
The new drama series “Chicago Fire” has been picked up for season one by NBC, which made the announcement in May, 2012. The show follows the lives of the firefighters and paramedics working at the Chicago Fire Department – firehouse of Engine 55, Truck 81, Squad 3, Medic 61, and Battalion 25. The show’s starring, co-starring, and guest starring roles are being cast out of New York, with additional principal actor casting in Chicago where shooting will take place. All of the stand-ins and extras will be hired in the Chicago area. The show begins production in July, 2012.
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.
Canadian actress Stana Katic will play rock singer and producer Genya Ravan. Creative Commons
The indie film company Unclaimed Freight Productions is gearing up to start shooting the true story film “CBGB The Movie” in Savannah, GA and New York beginning on June 25, 2012. The casting director in Savannah is holding an open casting call seeking people interested in working on the film. They are looking for all types with a focus on music lovers, musicians, motorcyclists, 70′S car owners, & people with a 70′s look. Email submissions are also being accepted.