Amy Smart plays a passenger on her honeymoon in the thriller “Flight 7500”. Creative Commons
CBS Films in association with Vertigo Entertainment and Ozla Pictures are set begin principal photography on the supernatural thriller film “Flight 7500”. The casting directors are auditioning actors for supporting and day player roles, and the extras are being cast throughout filming. There will be many featured background actor roles for airport personnel and passengers, as well as passengers on the plane that the film takes place in. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles beginning October 31, 2011.
It’s a Laugh Productions is currently in pre-production on a new series pilot for Disney XD called “Crash And Bernstein”. The casting director is casting the series regulars, guest stars, and day players. The extras, photo-doubles, and stand-ins will be hired soon after the principal actors are cast. Many kids and teens will be cast. “Crash And Bernstein” is a multicamera comedy and shooting will take place in Los Angeles this Fall, 2011.
Everyman Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures are teamed up for a political comedy feature film titled “Dogfight”. The main starring roles are being cast in Los Angeles, and smaller supporting and day player roles are being cast in Louisiana. The extras, stand-ins, and photo-doubles for the films principal actors will all be cast in Louisiana. In Louisiana, there are over 58 speaking roles being cast and the extras casting director has issued a casting call for thousands of paid extras roles.
Lindsay Pearce from Modesto, CA was runner up on Season 1 of “The Glee Project” Creative Commons
Although Oxygen Media has not made an official announcement that “The Glee Project” has been picked up for a second season, the hugely popular reality show has announced open casting call cities and begins accepting online video auditions. The reason Oxygen has not officially stated that “The Glee Project” has the green light for season two, is because the series “Glee” has not officially been picked up for a season 4. It is widely accepted that “Glee” will be given a pick up for a fourth season.
Chernin Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation will begin shooting the family comedy feature film “Call Me Artie” on October 10th, 2011 in the Atlanta, GA area. The casting directors are casting supporting roles and smaller speaking roles in Atlanta, and the extras casting director is holding an open casting call for kids and adults to work on the film. These are fully paid positions.
The sequel to the mega-hit ensemble action film “The Expendables” is nearing the start of filming in October, 2012. The casting director is currently casting supporting roles and smaller speaking roles, and the extras casting company is registering extras to work on the film. The original film had a budget of $80 million and made over $274 million dollars at the box office.
There is a disturbing trend in films asking extras to work for free. AB Media Publishing, LLC
A casting call was issued for extras in the Santa Cruz area to work on the film “Mavericks”. However, the production is not paying the extras. They are only offering “drawings for prizes”. I do not post unpaid casting notices, and I think it should be illegal in all states to do this. I see this more and more often in different states, and I see it as being an extremely unsettling trend.