Will Smith plays veteran grifter Nicky Spurgeon in “Focus”.
Di Novi Pictures and Zigtag Films are ready to begin shooting the Warner Bros. Pictures comedy feature film “Focus”, and the extras casting director has begun sending out casting calls for local New Orleans people who would like to work as fully paid general extras and possible featured background actors. Filming will begin mid-September and run through November, 2013. Principal actor casting has been taking place in New York City, and continues for day player speaking roles. Additional filming will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina after New Orleans shooting wraps.
“Neckpee Island” is one of two new Disney pilots for actor Jacob Bertrand.
Disney XD has given the green light to begin production on a brand new half-hour comedy series pilot titled “Neckpee Island”. The casting directors have now sent out casting calls for series regulars and guest starring roles, for both child roles between 12-14 years old, and for adults of various ages. The extras will be cast throughout production, which will begin in mid-October, 2013. There will be a fairly large amount of kids cast as extras to play middle school students. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles.
Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill will play Batman and Superman in “Man of Steel 2”.
Syncopy and Atlas Entertainment in association with DC Entertainment and Batfilm Productions are now in pre-production on the Warner Bros. Pictures action adventure sci-fi feature film “Man of Steel 2”. This is the current working title of the film. Two tentative titles for the new film were suggested by the writer – “Batman vs. Superman” or “Superman vs. Batman”. Studio-level casting is underway for the lead roles in the film. Additional casting will take place at a later date with an independent contracted casting director. The stand-ins for the lead actors, as well as general extras and featured background actors will be cast throughout production in the locations where filming will take place.
Jessica Lange returns for her third season on “American Horror Story”. Creative Commons
The hit FX Network Golden Globe Nominated horror-drama series American Horror Story has been renewed for a third season and the award winning casting team is now holding auditions for new series regulars and guest stars. 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. After two seasons shooting in Los Angeles, the series moves to The Big Easy for it’s third season. Filming begins in July, 2013 in New Orleans, LA.
Marvel Studios and Arad Productions in association with Columbia Pictures are shooting the sequel to “The Amazing Spider Man” in New York. The extras casting director is seeking adult extras 18-80 years of age. These are fully paid positions. Both union and non-union.
Extras for ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’ will be hired throughout production. Creative Commons
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” Twentieth Century Fox’s sequel to its blockbuster 2011 hit feature film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” is set to begin shooting the Louisiana portion of filming in mid-May, 2013. The extras casting director has sent out a casting call for extras to work on the film. With a $93 million budget and over $483 million at the box office, this second film in the reboot series of films is being highly anticipated. Principal actor casting for the film’s lead roles co-starring roles are being cast in New Orleans. New Orleans production will run through July, 2013.
Marvel Studios and Arad Productions in association with Columbia Pictures are shooting the sequel to “The Amazing Spider Man” in upstate New York from April 30, 2013 through May 9, 2013. The extras casting director is seeking adult extras 18-80 years of age, as well as people who have vehicles that they would like to use in the film. These are fully paid positions and extras who appear in scenes with their vehicles receive additional compensation. Action sequences that include car chases and other special effects will be filmed in Rochester, NY during this period.
From the producers of the mega-hit ABC Family series “Pretty Little Liars” comes a brand new spin-off series titled “Ravenswood”. Alloy Entertainment and Warner Horizon Television will begin production this summer on the show, and casting directors in Los Angeles and New York are casting the first three main lead roles consisting of three teens. The roles include brother and sister twins, and another teen female. There will be two additional main lead roles cast as well as numerous co-starring and guest starring roles. The extras will be cast in Los Angeles throughout the season which begins shooting in Los Angeles this coming August, 2013.
Warner Bros. Television in association with Bonanza Productions and Alloy Entertainment are in pre-production on a new series titled “The Originals”, which will be a spinoff from the hit CW series “The Vampire Diaries“. Casting directors in Los Angeles and New York are holding auditions for the series regulars, which include an over 18 actress who can play a 16 year old witch, an early 20’s female student who is intrigued by the deviance of the French Quarter, a late 20s early 30s female witch, and Klaus’ diabolical former protégé Marcel who is late 20s early 30s. Shooting begins March 6, 2013 and will take place in New Orleans and Atlanta.
The Millennium Films action thriller feature film “Homefront” is in production in Louisiana, and casting for day player speaking roles and extras will be ongoing through November 21, 2012. The movie, written and produced by Sylvester Stallone, is based on author Chuck Logan‘s crime drama series of novels featuring the character Phil Broker. Filming is taking place in New Orleans, the Westbank suburban area of New Orleans, Thibodaux, among other locations in Louisiana. All types and ages of people are needed to work as background performers, both union and non-union.