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Posted September 29, 2016

Arvold Holding Open Casting Call for 'Wrinkle In Time' Disney Film - Oct. 9 - Richmond, VA

Arvold Casting is holding an open casting call for 5-9 year old boys to play a character of mixed race for the Disney feature A Wrinkle in Time on Sunday, October 9th. The open auditions will be from 1pm to 5pm at WCVE Video Productions located at 23 Sesame Street in Richmond, VA.

“We are searching for an intelligent, confident and exuberant actor to play the lead role of Charles Wallace, a young boy of mixed race, in this classic story,” says Virginia based casting director Erica Arvold, CSA. “Being comfortable in front of a camera while holding a natural conversation is important, but the essence of this character is what grabs me, and that’s what we look forward to seeing.”

Directed by Ava DuVernay (two-time Academy Award nominee), A Wrinkle in Time stars Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. The Disney film is based on the beloved children's book by Madeleine L'Engle.


More information regarding auditions and the open call can be found at www.arvold.com.

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Casting Call For Short Film: African American Males Only!!

Talent Auditions in person: Sunday, October 16 Noon - 4pm

LOCATION: JHU/MICA Film Center 10. E North Avenue, Baltimore MD, 21218

We are seeking fit males ages 45-65 as the lead character

We are seeking skinny to fit males ages 18-25

Bring a cover letter, headshot, list of availability, and best method of contact to audition.
(pictures will be taken on site)

For questions and information about sides, email: beckhamsvilleproductions@gmail.com

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522 Productions ISO: Talent

522 Productions is looking to contract 2 actors for a Kickstarter video shooting in the metropolitan DC area.

TALENT 1: Female, white or Asian. Late 20's early 30s. Teleprompter experience a plus.
TALENT 2: Male, white, late 20's early 30s. Teleprompter experience a plus.

Non-union talent is preferred.

Details include --

Date: TBD but most likely Friday the 30th
Duration: up to 6 hours, call time TBD
Compensation: This is a paid gig!
Details: Please come camera ready in professional business casual wardrobe.

To be considered and contracted, please send head shots, reels and resumes as soon as possible: casting@522productions.com

 

 

Posted September 22, 2016

CASTING CALL: In search of Non-Union on camera principal, bit and extra talent for a series of public sector training films to be shot in and around the Washington DC Metropolitan area

(Please no out of towers there is no travel/lodging budget for talent)

Several filming dates from now through October 2016.

Age range 18 – late 20’s, military fit persons only, all ethnicities both male and female. Males must be willing to cut hair to meet military standards.

Day rates for a 10-hour day are: Extras $150, Bit/supporting $350 and Principal $500.

Those submitting for Bit/Supporting or Principal roles MUST provide a reel or sample of work.

Please submit the following to casting@rocketmediagroup.com with the subject line - SHARP Casting:

Name, contact phone and email, resume and in lieu of professional photos please provide 2 NON-PROFESSIONAL photos taken within 30 days 1 head shot and 1 full body no odd angles or colorations please.

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Casting Call - BOY age 6-9

STEVEN SPIELBERG CASTING SEARCH: LEAD ROLE "EDGARDO" – BOY age 6-9 (to play 6). This is a unique & very challenging part for a truly special boy. The story deals w/the complexity of an extremely intelligent & gifted child's situation – his desire to return to his family & the faith of his ancestors, pitted against his ability to learn the Catechism & engage w/the Pope on a level far beyond his years. HE SHOULD APPEAR TO BE A JEWISH ITALIAN child (not looking for any kind of Italian accent).


SUBMIT— https://www.castittalent.com/TKOEM. PLEASE FOLLOW STEPS on website (especially step #2 to receive taping instructions & sides!). Deadline: ASAP or by 9/24 (check for possible extensions; no guarantees). The video clip should be of him reading the sides (scene), slate & introduction -- ALL EXPLAINED in document you'll receive via the site, once you enter your email (via website, #step 2). Please, no other clips or acting reels.

STORY LINE "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara"– Steven Spielberg is making a film about the true story of EDGARDO MORTARA, a 6 yr old Jewish boy from Bologna who was reported to have been secretly baptized by a maid & was deemed by the Catholic church therefore to be Christian. Pope Pius IX (to be played by Mark Rylance) decreed the boy could not remain w/his Jewish family. He was seized by the Papal State & taken to the Vatican where his indoctrination into Catholicism began. This was a cause célèbre of mid-nineteenth century European politics & the domestic & international outrage against the pontifical state's actions may have contributed to its downfall amid the unification of Italy. This is an incredible story of real historical relevance.

NOTE: Several CD’s are covering this project, per overall CD Ellen Lewis (Nina Gold in UK). We're all on the same team! If you've already auditioned for this role, it's unnecessary to resubmit.

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Casting for AMERICA'S MOST DESPERATE LANDSCAPE due Oct 14

For the first time ever, DIY Network's Jason Cameron is looking for dreadful, chaotic, overgrown, absolutely hopeless and desperate backyards for America's Most Desperate Landscape.

Jason and his team will bring a massive two-day transformation to your backyard. Think building decks and pergolas, fences and walkways, and much more. Got a pathetic pool? Jason would love to tackle that, too!  Is your backyard desperate enough for a total transformation? DIY Network wants to hear from you.

To apply, follow the guidelines below and send info to: amdl@fogedgemedia.com

Entry Guidelines:
1. In your email, include your name, contact info and short explanation about yourself, your yard and why they should select you for AMDL.
2. Three pictures of your back yard - make sure they are wide shots (25MB email limit on the pictures.)
3. Brief video* showcasing your yard and your personality. Post it on YouTube and send them a link.
You need to show them your desperation... your desperate yard and show them your personality and why they should bring the AMDL team to your home for the biggest backyard landscape invasion of the year.

Entries accepted until October 14, 2016.

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Casting Call for Short Film -- Richmond, Virginia *PAID*

SYNOPSIS: The first portion of a two-part short film-- a young man holds out all night for a last chance to explain his shortcomings to an ex-partner before his departure to a new city the next morning.

PRODUCTION
TITLE: Right Now a Moment
TYPE: Super 16mm short film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union, Paid
FORMAT: 16mm Film

KEY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Maurice Vellas
PRODUCER: Hyekang Shin

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATES: October 21-23, 2016, (2-3 days of that weekend)
LOCATION: Richmond, Virginia

SEEKING TALENT
Principle Cast

Rahim - Male. 40s to early 50s. Middle Eastern ethnicity, fluent in Farsi language. The film’s main protagonist. He emigrated to the United States shortly before the precipitation of the Iranian Revolution and studied to obtain a Master’s in Physics. However, with few prospects for work in that field he turned to odd jobs until settling on driving taxis. He is stern, reserved, observant, and thoughtful. He has fallen into a steep depression after losing his 13 year old son to leukemia years earlier, and finds himself unprepared for and distant from his newborn daughter, Mahnaz. Communication with his wife steadily worsened since the birth of their children and has hit a low in the past few years.

Minah - Female. late 30s to 40s. Middle Eastern ethnicity, fluent in Farsi language. The wife of the Rahim. From a slightly wealthier family in Iran, she emigrated around the same time as Rahim and met him during her studies in the States. She is now a professor of World Literature and Persian Literature, but has taken maternity leave to care for her baby at the time of the film. Practical, and more expressive of her emotions than Rahim, she has often felt like she’s not being listened to in their relationship. Her child has given her new life, but she is still concerned with her husband’s attitude.

Arman - Male. Early 20s. Middle Eastern ethnicity. A young man who has recently had to take time away from school to earn more money. The son of an Armenian immigrant, Arman is American-born and culturally considers himself American. He frequently experiences depression and social anxiety both of which have been tied to his recent coming out as gay and his struggle to find an accepting and supportive community. He is not too certain about his future and sees his primary concern as finding supportive partners or friends. He currently sees Joseph, who is not out and still presents as straight. Their relationship often drains Arman, but he feels unable to let go of it.

Extras
Coworker at the convenience store where Arman works - Male or Female
Concert goers - Male and Female. 20s to 30s

COMPENSATION
DAILY RATE
OTHER: 1 Meal per 6 hours, Film Credit, Copy of Film

TALENT AUDITIONS IN-PERSON
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: September 27, 2016
SEND EMAIL TO: rightnowafilm@gmail.com (SUBJECT LINE should have: Casting_charactername(s)_lastnamefirstname)
Please send copies of headshot and resume if you have them, thank you!

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: September 30, 2016
SEND EMAIL TO: rightnowafilm@gmail.com (SUBJECT LINE should have: Casting_charactername(s)_lastnamefirstname)
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Link to Video of Line Read (youtube.com link or wetransfer.com link)

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Seeking young female for a short monologue in an upcoming film (PAID).

MUST BE/HAVE:
-Female
-Between 5-15 years old
-Mixed Race
-Blue or Green eyes
-Some acting experience
-Non-union

Please send headshot, a current photo and any video references to lisa@mozellfilms.com ONLY IF YOU MEET THE SPECS ABOVE - enter "Imagine Submission" in the subject line.

 

 

Posted September 2, 2016

SEEKING PAID STAGE PERFORMERS FOR A "HUMOROUS MUSICAL STAGE PLAY"

Synopsis: A humorous adventure of Abby, an eight year old, who is determined to find a wife for her stalling dad before the mother's day, mother/daugter school dance.

Non - Union
Any talented kid from ages 8 - 10
And talented adults from ages 20 - 50
Singing will be a plus

Send an email of intreast and a head shot to wwsproduction@yahoo.com, then a character read will be sent to you.

Audition date and time, Oct 15th and 22nd, 2 pm - 6 pm

Location: 5617 54th Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20737

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Leftfield Entertainment http://leftfield-entertainment.com/ is a full-scale television production company that creates a number of programs for various cable networks, such as The History Channel, Discovery, A&E and FYI – including the new "Tiny House Nation" and international smash hit, "Pawn Stars." We are currently working with a major cable network on a NEW home transformation series about families across the nation who are about to move back into the homes they grew up in. Each episode will follow outgoing families moving back into their childhood homes and then renovating them to their liking. At the same time, we’ll follow their parents as they move out of their old home and hunt for a new perfect home to start the next chapter of their lives in, whether that's downsizing, moving into a 55 and over community, or whatever that looks like for them. We are looking for families that have stories similar to this and would be interested in having their renovation done on our show!

Download casting notice here.