Roth Films/Real Heaven, Inc. in association with Wheelhouse Entertainment are in pre-production on the Sony Pictures true-story feature film “Heaven is for Real” based on the New York Times best-selling book written by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. The book has over 7 million copies in print, and has sold over 1 million eBooks. Casting directors across the United States and Canada are conducting a massive talent search for a 6-8 year old boy to play the role of Colton Burpo. They are considering new talent with no experience or training required. Filming will take place this summer in Canada, so as not to interfere with schooling.
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Disruption Entertainment are in pre-production on the huge big-budget epic feature film “Godzilla”, and shooting is scheduled to begin on March 14, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The film’s casting directors in Los Angeles and Canada are holding auditions for several starring roles. These roles are for boys ages 3 – 11 years of age. The youngest is a Caucasian boy to play a 4 year old, the middle one is a Japanese boy to play 6 years of age, and the oldest is another Caucasian boy to play 10 years old. The actors do not have to be these exact ages, but can be a year older or younger. The extras will be cast in Vancouver close to the start of filming, which will run through June 22, 2013.
Freedom Films in association with Nome Productions are now in pre-production on the upcoming true story adventure feature film “Race to Save Nome,” based on the Great Race of Mercy – also known as the 1925 serum run to Nome. An open casting call is scheduled for all types, ages 8 – 70, males and females. There are some speaking roles being cast, as well as numerous extras. Shooting will take place from January 14, 2013 through April 4, 2013 in the Morley, Alberta area of Canada which is about 30 miles from Calgary. Second-unit production filming will also take place in Alaska.
Dark Toy Entertainment and ABC Family is producing a new one-hour scripted drama called “Bunheads”, and casting calls have gone out to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and also Canada. The producers are seeking a variety of teen girls who have strong Ballet Experience. They prefer girls who are 18 and above who can play 14 – 17 years of age, or girls under 18 who are emancipated, but it is not absolutely required. They want girls with a small-town attitude. Shooting begins mid-November in Los Angeles. The original title of this show was “Strut”.
The upcoming Universal Pictures Vin Diesel science fiction thriller film “Riddick” is set to begin filming in Montreal, Canada in mid-October, 2011. The films casting directors in Los Angeles and Canada are auditioning principal actors for supporting and day player roles, while the extras casting director in Monteal, Canada will be casting extras throughout filming. Additional shooting locations scouted include Regina, Saskatchewan in Canada.
Canadian born supermodel Cindy Crawford is one of many stars represented by Factor Women Creative Commons
Jane Stewart, former President of Elite Model Management in Chicago and Atlanta, is now owner of the model management company “Factor Women” with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine and Factor Women Model Management are looking for their next star.