Thursday, January 26, 2012

Now casting DOUBLE FOR JADEN SMITH

V"After Earth" will hit theaters June 7, 2013.
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Sony Pictures in association with Overbrook Entertainment are set to begin production on the major sci-fi epic thriller feature film "After Earth" which had previously been titled "1000 A.E." Shooting will take place in Philadelphia and some out of town locations starting on February 6, 2012 and continue through mid May, 2012. The casting director is seeking both photo-doubles and stand-ins for Jaden Smith, as well as numerous extras to work on the film.


Starring with Jaden Smith in "After Earth" is none other than his dad, two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith. The story is set in a future in which humans no longer live on Earth after it becomes inhospitable. The elder Smith is playing a hero, while Jaden is his son, considered a failure as a warrior. When the two crash-land on Earth, it's up to the son to save the dad. Hunger Games star Isabelle Fuhrman has joined the cast and will play Jaden Smith character’s friend Rayna. Zoe Kravitz plays Will Smith's daughter, and Academy Award nominee Sophie Okonedo plays his wife in the film.


Indian-born American filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan will direct "After Earth" from a screenplay written by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana) and Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli). Shyamalan said he is not shooting "After Earth" in 3D, however he stated that he is "planning something technically special" for the film, and Shyamalan did assist in writing the screenplay. Shyamalan and his family live on an estate in Willistown, Pennsylvania, thus his frequent shooting in nearby Philadelphia.


M. Night Shyamalan will also executive produce under the banner of his production company, Blinding Edge Pictures, which is located in Berwyn, PA. Overbrook Entertainment will produce "After Earth". Overbrook is a leading entertainment production company which is run by producer James Lassiter, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and former CAA agent Ken Stovitz. Sony Pictures Entertainment will handle distribution.


Here is what the casting directors are seeking:

Photo-double for actor Jaden Smith


A photo-double portrays a double of the lead actor for the director. A double will be seen on camera during the movie. Some of these many double-acted scenes could be long or wide establishing shots, complicated over-the-shoulder main lead actor's dialogue sequences or in quick insert close-up shots involving only showing actor's body parts. The photo-double must say the dialogue lines in the same lead actor timing and also reproduce the exact physical actions in co-ordination with the other principal actors in that scene to make this scene suitable for the final cut.


• Male, African-American, 12-14 years of age.

• Must be 5'3 in height.

• Must weight between 105-110 lbs.

• Must be thin, but in excellent physical condition.

• Can be either union (SAG) or non-union.

• Must be located within reasonable driving distance of Philadelphia.


Boy and his guardian must be available to travel with the production. Screen Actors Guild pay rate, travel expenses and tutoring will be provided. To be considered, submit the following information:


• Child’s Name

• Age

• Height

• Weight

• Name of school and grade level

• Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) names

• Phone numbers

• 2 photos: A close-up and A full body shot (both in jpg format)

Email to:

Exelmanagement@gmail.com


Put "BOY PHOTO DOUBLE" in the subject line on your email.

Stand-in for actor Jaden Smith


A stand-in for film and television is a person who substitutes for the actor before filming each scene. A stand-in works under the director of photography to light the set and help the camera department to light and focus scenes. The director will often ask stand-ins to deliver the lines and walk through the scenes to be filmed. Stand-ins do not appear on-camera, and are part of the crew's "second unit".


• Male or Female, African American, over 18 years of age.

• Must be 5'3 in height.

• Must be in excellent physical condition.

• Can be either union (SAG) or non-union.

• Must have your own transportation and housing in the Philadelphia area.


To be considered, submit the following information:


• Your Name

• Age

• Height

• Weight

• Phone numbers

• 2 photos: A close-up and A full body shot (both in jpg format)

Email to:

Exelmanagement@gmail.com


Put "BOY STAND IN" in the subject line on your email.

Military Types


• Males and Females, Any Ethnicity, 18-40 years of age.

• Must be in excellent physical condition.

• Can be either union (SAG) or non-union.

• Must have your own transportation and housing in the Philadelphia area.


To be considered, submit the following information:


• Your Name

• Age

• Height

• Weight

• All clothing sizes including hat and shoe.

• Phone numbers

• 2 RECENT COLOR photos: A close-up and A full body shot (both in jpg format)

• SAG status and SAG membership number (if applicable)

Email to:

Exelmanagement@gmail.com


Put "MILITARY TYPES" in the subject line on your email.

Principal Actor Casting


See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.


Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

New York:


Douglas Aibel

Henry Russell Bergstein

Douglas Aibel Casting

108 E. 15th Street

New York, NY 10003

Philadelphia:


Diane Heery, CSA

Jason Loftus, CSA

Heery Casting Inc.

2618-22 East Cumberland Street

Philadelphia, PA 19125

Extras Casting

Philadelphia:


Heery Casting Inc.

2618-22 East Cumberland Street

Philadelphia, PA 19125
heeryproject@gmail.com

No Phone Calls!