Acting, Extras, and Crew casting calls for ‘Catching Fire’ aka ‘The Idiom’

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Jennifer Lawrence will film “X-Men: Days of Future Past” immediately following “Catching Fire”.
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The second film in a super-popular trilogy, “Catching Fire”, is now in pre-production and casting calls for the film’s extras have now gone out. Casting has been underway in Los Angeles for new co-starring and supporting roles. The day players, extras, photo doubles, and stand-ins will be hired in the Atlanta, GA area where shooting take place. Additional casting will take place on the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu and Kauai, and possibly in North Carolina.

Casting and production information for major feature film sequel ‘Artemis 2’

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Artemis 2″ must wrap by December, 2012 due to Jennifer Lawrence‘s schedule.
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The second film in a super-popular trilogy, “Artemis 2”, is gearing up for pre-production and casting will soon be underway in Los Angeles for new co-starring and supporting roles. The day players, extras, photo doubles, and stand-ins will be hired in the Wilmington, North Carolina area as the beginning of filming approaches. The studio is fast tracking this project because Jennifer Lawrence has a contract commitment with 20th Century Fox for a sequel to “X-Men: First Class” which starts shooting in January 2013. Filming on “Artemis 2” will begin in August, 2012. “Artemis” took 4-1/2 months to complete principal photography.

Casting begins on Steven Spielberg sci-fi epic feature film ‘Robopocalypse’

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The robots of “Robopocalypse” were inspired by real-world robotics research.
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DreamWorks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox are in pre-production on the feature film “Robopocalypse”, based on the New York Times best selling science fiction novel of the same name by Daniel H. Wilson. Principal actor casting is taking place in Los Angeles, and additional casting will take place in Montreal, Canada where shooting will take place beginning in July, 2012. All of the film’s extras, stand-ins, and photo-doubles will be hired in Canada.

‘The Hunger Games’ sequel ‘Catching Fire’ to be directed by Francis Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence is committed to filming “Untitled X-Men Sequel” in January, 2012.
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The next film in The Hunger Games trilogy, “Catching Fire“, will begin filming in North Carolina this coming Fall, 2012 with new director Francis Lawrence. Four-time Academy Award nominee Gary Ross announced that he will not be returning to direct Catching Fire, and there is a good chance that a different casting director will also be hired. It is most often the director who chooses the casting director, and three-time Casting Society of America Artios Award winner Debra Zane has cast every film that Gary Ross has directed or produced since 1998 including “Pleasantville”, “Seabiscuit”, and “The Tale of Despereaux“. Zane would likely cast Ross’ next project instead of “Catching Fire”.

Open extras casting call for ‘Iron Man 3’ in Wilmington, North Carolina

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Scarlett Johansson is not returning to “Iron Man 3“.
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Extras casting calls and registration is underway for the Marvel Studios superhero feature film “Iron Man 3”, which will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Shooting will take place in the Wilmington, NC area and other locations in North Carolina from May 21, 2012 through January, 2013. The film’s main stars are being cast out of Los Angeles, however many supporting and day player acting roles are being cast in North Carolina. All of the extras, photo-doubles and stand-ins for the films stars will be cast in North Carolina. An open extras casting call will take place on April 21st, 2012 in Wilmington, NC.

Auditions and casting information for ‘Timeless’ starring Liam Hemsworth

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The Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth will play a time traveler in “Timeless”.
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The search is on for the next leading ladies to star opposite Liam Hemsworth in the romantic thriller feature film “Timeless”. In addition to Hemsworth’s wife, and a new love interest, all of the starring and supporting roles are up for grabs in this time-travel movie where Liam’s character Rory builds a machine in order to visit his beloved late wife one last time. The powerhouse production company Relativity Media will begin shooting “Timeless” in Manhattan this coming July, 2012 after Liam Hemsworth wraps filming on “Empire State”.

Casting director Debra Zane may exit ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy with Gary Ross

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Catching Fire” to film Fall, 2012 in North Carolina with a new director.
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The next film in The Hunger Games trilogy, “Catching Fire”, will begin filming in North Carolina this coming Fall, 2012. With four-time Academy Award nominee Gary Ross announcing that he will not be returning to direct Catching Fire, there is a good chance that a different casting director will be hired. It is most often the director who chooses the casting director, and three-time Casting Society of America Artios Award winner Debra Zane has cast every film that Gary Ross has directed or produced since 1998 including “Pleasantville”, “Seabiscuit“, and “The Tale of Despereaux“. Zane would likely cast Ross’ next project instead of “Catching Fire”.

Casting underway for major feature film ‘Empire State’ starring Liam Hemsworth

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The Hunger GamesLiam Hemsworth will star opposite Emma Roberts and Dwayne Johnson.
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Based on true events, the upcoming major feature film “Empire State” is auditioning actors in Los Angeles and New York for starring and supporting roles. Shooting will take place in New York City, and New Orleans where additional casting for smaller speaking roles and extras will take place. The three starring roles cast so far have been filled by The Hunger Games’ Liam Hemsworth, Young Artist Award winner and six-time Teen Choice Award nominee Emma Roberts, and Teen Choice Award winner Dwayne Johnson.

Auditions underway for major feature film “Serena” starring Jennifer Lawrence

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The Hunger Games” star, Jennifer Lawrence, plays the lead role in “Serena”.
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“The Hunger Games” star and Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence is reteaming with “The Silver Linings Playbook” co-star Bradley Cooper in the upcoming major feature film “Serena”. Casting for the film’s co-starring and supporting roles is currently underway in Los Angeles. Filming on “Serena” begins in Prague, Czech Republic on March 26, 2012. The movie’s extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles will all be hired in the Czech Republic.

2012 Actors Resource Guide eBooks – A must have for both established and aspiring actors alike!

2012 Actors Resource Guide eBooks

The 2012 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are published by industry expert Alan Baltes.
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