Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Walking Dead Companion Series: official casting director information

The hit AMC post-apocalyptic horror drama television series ‘The Walking Dead’ now has a companion series going into production this month, and casting for the series regulars is underway.


IMPORTANT NOTE: There has been widespread reporting across the world wide web and social media sites claiming that the ‘Untitled Walking Dead Spin-Off’ series will be shooting in Pennsylvania, and a bogus Craigslist as has been cited by many websites and media outlets. I have personally spoken today with the top casting directors in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and they have assured me that the show will not be shooting in Pennsylvania, and that the Craigslist ad being quoted is false and likely a hoax. If there is indeed shooting to take place in Pennsylvania, the casting offices that I spoke with either do not know about it, or they are not telling me that they know about it. However, sources do indicate that Philadelphia is involved at some level. The casting directors I spoke with are legit and the top industry people who cast in that state, and they would very much be in-the-know about such a high profile project. With that said, I do now have the OFFICIAL lead casting director submission details posted below. This information is CONFIRMED and VERIFIED with the production company and AMC.

The new series is being called ‘The Walking Dead Companion Series’ by the official casting directors, and also ‘Untitled Walking Dead Spin-Off’ by IMDb Pro. AMC officially announced in September, 2013 that there will be a spinoff series to ‘The Walking Dead’. The new series is being executive produced by Independent Spirit Awards winner Gale Anne Hurd, Writers Guild of America WGA Award nominee Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson, and David Alpert. Kirkman and Dave Erickson are the head writers.

‘The Walking Dead Companion Series’ Official Casting Director Information
The new AMC post-apocalyptic horror drama television series spinoff series aka ‘Untitled Walking Dead Spin-Off’ is going into production this month, and casting for the series regulars, recurring roles, guest starring roles, and day players is underway.

To be considered, all talent must be available to audition in Los Angeles, California. This is for principal actor speaking roles, not extras. Talent should submit a hardcopy headshot and resume to the following:
The Walking Dead Companion Series
Jeffrey Gafner
Wendy O’Brien
2233 Barry Avenue
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90064

For all filming in Atlanta, talent must be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in the State of Georgia. The information and documents are available for download here.

The following roles have already been cast:

[CODY CABRERA] 16. The angriest kid in town. 1/2 Latino. Whip smart and rebellious…SERIES REGULAR

[NICK TOMPKINS] 19. F*** up. Too old to stay home, too scared to leave. A young man at a crossroads…SERIES
REGULAR

[ASHLEY TOMPKINS] 17. Ashley wants the hell out of town. Her ambition is in direct proportion to her older brother’s
failures. She loves her mother but it’s time to escape…SERIES REGULAR

[NANCY TOMPKINS] Late 30s. Juggling two kids. Nancy looks like the girl next door but there’s an edge that comes into
her eyes that speaks to hardships in her past. Open to all ethnicities…SERIES REGULAR

[SEAN CABRERA] Late 30s – early 40s. Latino. A good man trying to do right by everyone in his life…SERIES REGULAR

[ANDREA CHAPMAN] 40s. A somewhat wilted flower child. She’s retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a bad
marriage. She’s moved on — but Andrea doesn’t really feel as though her new life has started. Not yet…RECURRING

NOTE:
Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents in Los Angeles. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for Los Angeles talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.
Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.
Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.
Example:
“Project Name”
“Role of _______”
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting
To Be Announced.
Please check back soon for extras casting call details.
Production Companies:
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
AMC Studios
11 Penn Plaza
15th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Executive Producers:
Dave Erickson
Robert Kirkman
David Alpert
Gale Anne Hurd

Writers:
Robert Kirkman
Dave Erickson

Starring:
To Be Announced

Story:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Americas Next Top Model: Any HEIGHT...Male or Female! Cycle 22 Casting!



Have U been left out of #TopModel because U R **ahem** shorter — or taller — than most? 

Well Tyra has REALLY GOOD #ANTM news for U…There is NO HEIGHT REQUIREMENT for #Cycle22 CASTING! 

To apply: http://www.cwtv.com/thecw/topmodel-cycle22-casting



DOWNLOAD APPLICATION




ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS


The Official ANTM Casting Team has started its search for ANTM Cycle 22! We are casting men and women on Top Model! If you feel you have what it takes to be our next top model, then email the casting team at the address below to be considered for the upcoming cycle! This could be the year you come out on top!

To be considered for ANTM cycle 22, please send an email including your name, age, height, weight, email, phone number, alternate phone number, city you live in, and three (3) photos of yourself (close up, full body, and swimsuit photo).

Please email the casting team at: ANTMCasting22@gmail.com 

In the email subject line please write your information as follows:
"Your first and last name, The City & State You Currently Live In"
Subject Line Example – "Carrie Smith, Los Angeles, CA"

For more information about the auditions and how to possibly set up a Skype interview with the official ANTM Casting Team, please email our official casting department at: ANTMCasting22@gmail.com

You can contact us directly at our Michelle Mock Casting Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MichelleMockCasting), to get more audition information and/or follow @MichelleMockTV on Twitter.

***IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING EMAIL: ANTM22Casting@gmail com. This email addre

ss has no affiliation with The CW Network or America's Next Top Model!!!***

Casting Calls

Fort Smith, AR
Saturday, December 6
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Central Mall
5111 Rogers Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72903


San Diego, CA
Saturday, January 3
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Paul Mitchell - The School
410 A Street
San Diego, CA 92101

San Francisco, CA
(Date & Time TBA)
Graton Resort & Casino
288 Golf Course Drive W
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Columbus, GA
Thursday, December 18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peachtree Mall
3131 Manchester Expy.
Columbus, GA 31909


Cincinnati, OH
Friday, December 19
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Northgate Mall
9501 Colerain Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45251


Moosic, PA
Wednesday, December 10
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Shoppes at Montage
1035 Shoppes Blvd.
Moosic, PA 18507

Cleveland Film Casting

Dec 1-Dec 6th I need Lots of BG! If you are interested please submit, you may submit the role you are interested I have listed some below but I will place you where I feel best fit. i will try and accommodate what you want if I can and if it fits. Dec 3rd and 4th there are kids spots available 9-15year and 3-5year old. One featured 14 year old boy.

I also need lots and lots of cars the first week, they should be 1991-2002 no red or white no logos. If you are traveling I can probably book you multiple days one day driving one day not.

Some BG Roles: Patrons, Pedestrians, Paramedic, customers, News Crew, Police, Attorneys, media, parents of kids in park, Vigil Walkers, ect….

Please submit in the following way. Send Email to Boehm.ang@gmail.com

Subject: Date or dates available, part you would like
Email Message: Picture, name, phone, dates available again, age if you are under 18

Please follow instructions. PLEASE keep questions to a minimum.

This is for the film “Cleveland Abduction” name changed from “Missing in Cleveland” filming in Cleveland.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Characters for Children Events; Super heroes, Princesses, Pirate, Monster

We are seeking characters from the movie Frozen for childrens events.  We are also in need of super heroes, pirates and other popular children characters.  Free training in magic, face painting and running group activities.
Must have great people skills.  Must have transportation.  The costume studio is in Montgomery County Md.  Events take place around the DC area.
A plus if you sing.  Also a plus if you have lead children in group activities.
Email a bio and recent picture to info@fairytaleprincessevents.com  Put "Casting" in subject heading

Also seeking dark skinned character for Princess and Monster High character.
Dresses are between size 2 and 8/10


Contact Info:
Email a biography of experience with children and acting experience. No resume needed. Email a recent picture. Put "Casting" in Subject Heading

Sunday, November 2, 2014

8 Principal [CO-STAR] Roles (3 RECURRING) U and Non-U may Apply



AMC’s television series TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES is filming in the Central Virginia area, and Arvold Casting is seeking actors who look authentically from the Revolutionary War period for speaking roles. TURN is adapted from the nonfiction book Washington’s Spies by Alexander Rose. The story is centered on a band of young soldiers and civilians who were part of the secret spy ring during the Revolutionary War.

TURN: Washington’s Spies, Ep. #205
Episodic
AMC
1 Hour
SAG-AFTRA
Rate: SAG-AFTRA scale

Executive Producers: Craig Silverstein & Barry Josephson
Producer: Henry Bronchtein
Writer: Mitchell Akselrad
Director: Keith Boak
Casting Director: Erica Arvold
Casting Associate: Jen Ingulli

Audition Dates: 11/3/14 – 11/5/14
Shoot Dates: 11/12/14 – 11/21/14
Location: Richmond, VA

NOTE: Actors must be available for their fittings in Richmond, VA no less than 24 hours prior to their first scheduled work date. Preferably where possible 48 hours before.

All principal (speaking) roles are either local hires (within 60 miles of Richmond, VA) or modified local hires (within 500 miles of Richmond, VA).

Seeking the following speaking roles for episode 205:

[BILLY LEE] Male, late 20s, African American. General George Washington’s stocky, powerfully built personal valet. Has been Washington’s right hand man for 10 years and can manhandle a horse as well as Washington. A Virginia-born slave, his accent should have a period southern flavor. [CO-STAR, RECURRING]

[SUTHERLAND] Male, 30s, Caucasian. Handsome, confident Irishman with a mellifluous voice. Polished and suave, he tries to pass as a second class citizen. Authentic Irish accent required. [CO-STAR, RECURRING]

[LIFE GUARD] Male, 20s – 30s, Caucasian. Guard for the Continental army. His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations. [CO-STAR]

[SOLDIER] Male, 20s, Caucasian. A soldier in the Continental army with important news. His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations. [CO-STAR]

[SHANKS] Male, 20s-40s, Caucasian. A nervous, unkempt civilian with an important message for the Continental army. Sympathetic with an odd demeanor. His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations. [CO-STAR, POSSIBLE RECURRING]

[HOMELESS MAN] Male, 30s-50s, Caucasian. Character faces welcome. A drunk man in the streets of New York. His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations. [CO-STAR]

[REDCOAT] Male, 20s-30s, Caucasian. A British soldier in the streets of New York. Authentic British accent required. PHYSICAL AGILITY A PLUS. [CO-STAR]

[OFFICER YATES] Male, 40s-early 50s, Caucasian. A confident officer (warden-like) who conducts an interrogation. His accent should have a heavier British flavor to it, but remain somewhere between an English and an American accent. [CO-STAR, RECURRING]

TO SUBMIT:
If you are appropriate for this project, please select ONE of two ways to submit:

Option 1: If you have an agent, your agent may submit you for this project through Breakdown Express and include your home base in the notes section.

Option 2: If you do not have an agent, follow the instructions below to fill out our online form.
Please fill in the form at the following link: TURN EP205 FORM

Please send your headshot and resume in PDF format to arvoldcasting.turn.s2@gmail.com (also copy the resume into the body of the email if possible, please do not worry about formatting) ASAP.

Use the following SUBJECT HEADING for your submission (personalized to YOU):
YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME, ROLE, Turn – Ep. 205
For example:
JOHN SMITH, LIEUTENANT, Turn 205

If you are able to email your headshot & resume AND fill out this form successfully, your submission is considered complete!

If you are NOT able to fill out this form, please include the following information at the top of your email submission IN THIS ORDER:

Name:
Height:
Age or Age Range:
Union Status (SAG-AFTRA, Non-Union, SAG-eligible, etc):
City, State:
Email:
Cell Phone:
Agent (if using for this project) and agent contact info (email and phone):
If under 18 only, list birthdate:
If under 18 only, list Guardian name:

Do you have your own Agency Pro for CDs account with us which is current and updated (answer YES or NO or explain):

Are you willing to work as a modified local hire? (YES or NO):

Confirm FULL AVAIL here, or answer LIMITED AVAIL and provide detailed availability info below (answer FULL AVAIL or LIMITED AVAIL here):

If LIMITED AVAIL only, are you available to attend an audition in Charlottesville November 3rd – November 5th?:

If LIMITED AVAIL only, what is your availability for the wardrobe/shoot dates from November 10th – November 21st? (list dates/timeframe NOT avail):

Use the following SUBJECT HEADING for your submission (personalized to YOU):
YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME, ROLE, Turn – Ep. 205
For example:
JOHN SMITH, LIEUTENANT, Turn 205

Thanks so much for following our instructions! We will be having auditions by appointment ONLY. Submitting does not automatically get you an audition, but it does get you considered for one. We are only able to respond to those submissions we select for auditions, but we sincerely appreciate your interest!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

MAKEUP ARTIST EXPERIENCE A MUST!! FOR FASHION CATALOGUE ALL ETHNICITIES



Must be available for November 9th about 3 to 4 hours. Must be very proficient with makeup application, no amateurs!!!!

Sens your hourly or half day rate and clear shots of your work......

Email: creativeartists@live.com if you do hair make a note of that!!

PAT MORAN CASTING IS SEEKING UNION MALES AND FEMALES ALL ETHNICITIES FOR A COMMERCIAL (MARYLAND)

Pat Moran Casting is seeking Union Males and Females All

Ethnicites for a commercial

Speaking 

Males and Females 22 to 37 yrs old

Auditions Wednesday 11/5 in Baltimore

Shoots Tuesday 11/11 in Baltimore

Include age range in you submission

Rate SAG Scale

See below for submission policies:

ATTACH & SEND PHOTO AND RESUME A.S.A.P
to PatMoranTalent@Gmail.com 

SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL TO READ "CARE-DK"

INCLUDE A CURRENT 3/4 to full lenght “Selfie”, DIGITAL SNAPSHOT
or CELL PHONE PIx - (Its Very Important), resume and your age range.

YOUR PHOTO MUST BE SAVED WITH YOUR NAME & PHONE
NUMBER AS FOLLOWS: FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME_PHONE#.JPG (NOT .GIF, .BMP, .TIF,etc) 

RESUME FORMAT MUST BE .PDF (NOT A WORD DOC., ETC) SO WECAN OPEN AND READ IT!!
PROVIDE MORE THAN ONE CONTACT NUMBER IF POSSIBLE. 

ALSO SUBMIT A HARD COPY OF PHOTO TO OUR ADDRESS.
Write "CARE-DKon the outside of envelope: Do not mail a hard copy
if you have sent on in the last 3 months 

Urgent Extras Needed Sunday, Nov. 2nd…yes, that is tomorrow! (VIRGINIA)

extras casting call – coming through the rye

Want to be on the big screen? Calling all extras for a fun-filled movie shoot on Sunday, Nov. 2nd…yes, that is tomorrow!
Coming Through the Rye is an independent film shooting in Orange, VA and we here at arvold. are helping spread the word that your participation is needed to fill the theatre for a staged play scene in the movie.
Hours will be approximately 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and pay is our gratitude, snacks on set and your witnessing a film being made…and there are giveaways too! To be clear, this is a crowd scene, where you will be seated for most of the day and it is purely voluntary, however, it is important that if you choose to participate, you are fully available for the hours needed.
If you are interested in participating on Sunday, November 2, 2014, you may arrive at Woodberry Forest School, 898 Woodberry Forest Rd., Woodberry Forest, VA 22989 at 12:45 p.m. for check in.
And, you may dress like you’re living in the year 1969!
Please DO NOT call the arvold. office as all extras casting is being helmed by Tracia Austin traciaeaustin@aol.com  and not arvold. We are sharing this information as a courtesy to Tracia’s extras department.
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
Extras casting is seeking 2 photo doubles for this Monday, Nov. 3rd. Both photo doubles are male and play teens to early 20s with thick dark curly hair. Both thin, 5’10″ and approx. 130 lbs. Email traciaeaustin@aol.com a photo and your contact information ASAP if you are interested. These two doubles are PAID positions.
Other days for extras remain a possibility and some are paid union rates! For more information and to submit for any extra role onComing Through the Rye through November 18th, 2014 please email Tracia at traciaeaustin@aol.com 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CASTING CALL: Feature Film - Doppleganger




Roles:
Co-workers : (speaking roles)
Age Range 21-28
Male 
Sides to prepare with: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s580gfiqslxyq8x/coworkerside.pdf?dl=0


CHILDREN (speaking roles)
SETH - Boy Age to play 7yrs old  (download sides so your child can be prepared https://www.dropbox.com/s/npbcmylrgj2qxqi/sethside.pdf?dl=0 )

LILY - Girl Age to play 4yrs old (download sides so your child can be prepared https://www.dropbox.com/s/p26hdnz7a45jhhp/lilyside.pdf?dl=0 )

EXTRAS:
All ages/sex/race

Auditions will be on
October 19th, 2014


Sunday
at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
AT
Panara Bread 41793 Nicole Lane, Monroeville PA 15146


Directed by: Elwood Brant
Casting: Exel Management Castings - Alan Lee


LINKS:
http://www.brantpictures.com/doppelganger.html
https://www.facebook.com/doppelgangerpgh
http://www.exelmanagementonline.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/714563838619599/

Monday, October 6, 2014

NOW CASTING URGENT:

AG Docu Series is in production ~

Inventors in America c. 1800 through 1980s

Great historic costuming, Great experience ~

Bulletin!!! needed immediately ~

Recruiting NonUnion, Reenactment, Real People

Many Secondary and Extra roles to fill
Male & Female – ages 20 to 65yrs
Minimum Pay $100/day~ and up depending on role ~
(at discretion of production)

“A great filming experience...a pleasure to work with.
Thanks for giving me this opportunity” Frank M.

LOCATION:

Martinsburg is 35 Minutes from Frederick MD via US-340 W -  WV-9 W

1 Hour 20 Minutes from Baltimore MD via I-70 W - US-340 W - WV-9 W

1 Hour 10 Minutes from Rockville MD via I-270 N - US-340 W - WV-9 W

1 Hour 30 minutes from Harrisburg PA via I-81 S

RSVP with availability Mon through Fri
Week 3 Oct. 6 – Oct 10
Week 4 Oct 13 – Oct 17
Week 5 Oct 20 - 21

Submit to: Independentcasting@verizon.net

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Will Smith movie NOW CASTING


A new movie starring Will Smith will start filming in October, and you have a chance to score a role.
Men who are between the ages of 18 and 30 and have football experience are needed as paid extras in the yet-to-be-named movie. Current high school or college football players are not eligible.
A casting call is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 4 at Bethel Park High School. Anyone who's interested should show up with cleats and athletic wear for running drills. If hired, the pay is $250 for one rehearsal day and $400 for one day of filming.
More men and women of at least age 18 are needed as background extras to play the following types of roles:
  • Lawyers
  • Press
  • Ballroom attendees
  • Pedestrians
  • Office types
  • Pro football administration
  • Pittsburgh pro football fans
  • Dance club patrons
  • Men who appear to be ex-football players in their 30s-50s (tall, bigger build)
  • African-American church congregation
Go to movieextraspittsburgh.com for full details about tryouts and online registration to be an extra.
The movie is about NFL players and head injuries, and is based on a story called "Game Brain" that appeared in GQ magazine in 2009. Smith will play Dr. Bennet Omalu, a former Allegheny County forensic pathologist who was the first to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a pro football player.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Will Smith Movie Now CASTING!

Looking for Football player Types... W/ Experience! (at least Highschool experience)


Friday, September 5, 2014

Casting Feature Film: Devils Night

Casting ASAP for August 29th, 2014
One principle role:
Male, 18-25 yrs old. , Caucasian, 
3 Male dayplayers, age range 18-25
6 Female dayplayers , age range 18-25
To submit: exelcastings@gmail.com subject SATURDAY

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

CASTING FOR COMMERCIAL

CASTING FOR COMMERCIAL
Vinegar Hill is casting for a commercial that will be filmed in Pittsburgh PA or Indiana PA and Washington DC July 15-18 2014.

We are casting the following roles:

1. EMPLOYEE
mid 20s to late 30s latino or asian woman
$500 including travel
July 15 or 16 in Indiana PA or Pittsburgh PA

2. SOLDIER
mid twenties to fifties, male
$500 including travel
July 15 or 16 in Indiana PA or Pittsburgh PA
will be a night shoot

3. FAMILY
man, woman, 2-3 children
$1500 total including travel
July 15 or 16 in Indiana PA or Pittsburgh PA and July 18 in DC

All rates include travel. Please send a headshot to jen@vinegarhillcreative.com

Friday, June 20, 2014

Casting NOW: Chubby pre-teen boy

NOW CASTING: We are looking for a chubby boy, 10-12 years old or appearing to be, who would be able to use foul language and eat during each scene.

PAID
amount of days TBD but will be less than 11 days and will be shot this Fall



If this fits you/yourchild, please submit an image and contact info to exelcastings@gmail.com  with subject: CHUBBY BOY

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Casting asap

SEEKING ONLINE SUBMISSIONS FOR BACKGROUND ACTORS FOR

the Gymnastics feature film
"THE BRONZE".

If you are interested in being B/G for "The Bronze" please send an email to exelcastings@gmail.com--include your picture, phone number, and days available between July 7-July 26.

These are PAID positions!! This film is shooting in Amherst, Ohio.

Children and minors must have parents submit their information.

Casting: Newborn Babies and their Parents Needed for TV commercial

Newborn Babies and their Parents Needed for TV commercial filming in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, June 24th or Wednesday June 25th. Babies must be less than 1 month old on the shoot date. Must be available both days, but you will shoot one day.
Non-Speaking Part, no experience necessary!
Pay will be $500 plus per person if chosen and filmed for the commercial.
Looking for Newborn Caucasian and African American babies less than one month old by June 24th and also will need the babies' parents in the commercial. The parents should be 27-35 years old.
If interested please email a recent snapshot of baby and parents to: mossercasting.babies@gmail.com as soon as possible. Please include: Names, phone numbers, age of parents and age and date of birth of the infant. If the client is interested in you for the commercial, we will call you for a videotaped interview for this Monday, June 16th.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

CASTING SPEAKING ROLES ONLY: THE BRONZE", starring The Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch

There will be 2 OPEN CALLS for the feature film, "THE BRONZE", starring The Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch. 

This film will be shot in Amherst, Ohio. 

THESE AUDITIONS ARE FOR SPEAKING ROLES ONLY!! 

We will only audition experienced and established actors for speaking roles, and will be very selective. Please bring a headshot and resume--we will not audition anyone without it. Again, experienced actors ONLY!! 

You will not be selected to audition if you are not experienced so please have discretion before coming if you are not experienced and can prove it with an extensive resume. 

Novice actors will have their opportunity later to sign up to be BackGround Actors (or Featured Extras if needed).

EXPERIENCED ACTORS ONLY: We'll be very selective in audition process!!
There will be one audition this 
Saturday June 14 from 11am-6pm in Chagrin Falls at The Chagrin Valley Little Theatre (in the Red Barn)
The second audition will be 
Tuesday, June 17 at Tri-C West (Health & Technology Center) from 11am-6pm. 

Must bring professional headshot and extensive or you will not be considered.

No phone calls please! Please visit lillianpylescasting.com (news) for details.

Friday, June 6, 2014

CASTING: HOUSE OF CARDS - Open Call in Maryland - June 7th

THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, GROUND BREAKING NETFLIX SERIES HOUSE OF CARDS HAS RETURNED TO MARYLAND TO FILM THEIR THIRD SEASON. 


THEY ARE LOOKING FOR ALL TYPES, AGES, SIZES AND ETHNICITIES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR UNION AND NON-UNION EXTRA AND DAY PLAYER ROLES.   
KIMBERLY SKYRME CASTING WILL BE HOLDING AN OPEN CASTING CALL FOR UNION AND NON-UNION EXTRAS AND DAY PLAYERS ON SATURDAY,JUNE 7TH  AT:
THE BEL AIR ARMORY
41 NORTH MAIN STREET
BEL AIR , MARYLAND
ON
SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH
10AM-2PM
PLEASE NOTE: SAG/AFTRA MEMBERS WILL HAVE A SEPARATE LINE, AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED FOR THIS SEASON.
PLEASE COME DRESSED TO SHOWCASE YOUR DC POLITICAL LOOK. BRING A CURRENT HEADSHOT/RESUME. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A HEADSHOT/RESUMEA CURRENT PHOTO IS SATISFACTORY! We would also like to see a photograph of you in DC Black-Tie Attire!
Please Print and Fill out the form Below and Bring it with you to the Open Call

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

So you think you can write? - Literary Agents, and what they do

What is a literary agent?
The key that you need to unlock the mysterious world of publishing.
That’s because most publishing houses no longer accept book submissions or book ideas directly from authors. Publishers will only consider your book or manuscript if it’s submitted to them by a literary agent.
So, what is a literary agent?
What is a book agent but a gatekeeper?
A gatekeeper.
* * *

What Is a Literary Agent for Authors?

Literary agents (also known as book agents or publishing agents) act primarily as authors’ representatives for the sale and/or licensing of their books with large domestic publishers like Random House and Simon & Schuster, and sometimes small- or medium-sized domestic publishers like Peachtree Publishing.
Book agents also sometimes act as authors’ representatives for the sale and/or licensing of books with foreign publishing houses, theatrical producers, film and TV producers, and magazine publishers (interested in publishing an excerpt from an author’s book).
What is a book agent but a salesperson?
What is a literary agent in just one word?
A salesperson.
Many book agents do more than simply find the best publisher for your book and negotiate the best contract. But, having the desire and ability to sell your book to a publisher is the only thing that all publishing agents have in common.
* * *
What is a literary agent?
To some authors, book agents are a necessary evil.
That’s because it can sometimes seem harder to get a literary agent than a publisher. It can also be difficult to find a book agent interested in representing you, one that’s also competent and a pleasure to work with. You might think of finding the perfect book agent as something akin to finding your soul mate.
What is a book agent but a soul mate?
Does it matter what genre your book is?
Nope.
Book agents represent authors of fiction, nonfiction, children’s book, graphic novels, short story collections, screenplays, etc.
* * *
What else does a literary agent do?
What is a book agent and job responsibilities
A lot…
Like I said a moment ago, most agents do more than just find the best publisher for your book and negotiate the best contract.

What Does a Literary Agent
Do for Authors?

That depends. That’s because there are just as many types of book agents in the world, as there are books. Okay, not exactly. But it’s true that the only thing all agents have in common is their desire, and ability, to sell your book and negotiate the best contract. That’s just the tip of the iceberg…
What does a book agent do for authors?
Most agents bring a lot more to the table.
Let’s take a closer look…
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What Does a Literary Agent Do for Authors?

Book agents can be involved in every stage of the book development, publication, and publicity process. Here are some of the things that I helped my authors with during my time as a publishing agent.
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What does a book agent do for book development?
Book Development - What Does a Literary Agent Do? A book agent can help you find the perfect title/subtitle or even the best style/structure for your book to give it the most bestseller or commercial potential. Some book agents (especially those who are former editors) will even help you edit your book.
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What does a book agent do for your platform?
Book Development - What Does a Literary Agent Do? A book agent can help you find the perfect title/subtitle or even the best style/structure for your book to give it the most bestseller or commercial potential. Some book agents (especially those who are former editors) will even help you edit your book.
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What does a book agent do for your pitch?
Pitch Development - What Does a Literary Agent Do? A book agent can help you edit your book synopsis and proposal (if you’re pitching a nonfiction book). He can even help you research and better understand your competition, and differentiate your book from “similar” titles.
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What does a book agent do to get a deal?
Get a Book Deal - What Does a Literary Agent Do?
Of course a book agent will also “shop” your book to publishers. He might do this by email, phone, courier, postal mail, and/or face-to-face (or using a combination of all these methods). Then he will negotiate the best terms for your contract.
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What does a book agent do during publication?
The Publication Process - What Does a Literary Agent Do?After your book is sold to a traditional publisher, your book agent will monitor your book’s progress through the editing, cover design, and production processes. If you have any difficulties, your agent will help you solve them.
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What does a book agent do for publicity?
Book Promotion - What Does a Literary Agent Do? Your book agent might also help you strategize (and implement) promotion strategies with your publisher: website and/or blog development, social media, working with publicists, securing blurbs and reviews, distributing press releases, book tours, etc.
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What does a book agent do for subsidiary rights?
Subsidiary Rights - What Does a Literary Agent Do? Some book agents take a primary role in exploring (and negotiating) the sale of subsidiary rights for books such as: foreign editions, translations, book clubs, licensing, merchandising, stage, TV, feature film, serial rights for magazines, etc.
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What does a book agent do for your career?
Writing Career Development - What Does a Literary Agent Do? If you’re interested in writing and publishing more than one manuscript, your book agent can help you determine which manuscripts have the most bestseller or commercial potential… and tell you which one you should try to sell first.
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What does a book agent do for your brand?
Brand Development - What Does a Literary Agent Do? If you and/or your book have enough potential, your publishing agent might help you turn your book (or series of books) into a brand. This basically means building a business around your book(s) with multiple streams of income.
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What does a book agent do for support?
Emotional Support - What Does a Literary Agent Do? Although book agents aren’t therapists, many agents are highly skilled at telling their authors what they need to hear (when they need to hear it) to keep them focused, positive, and productive.
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Conclusion – What Does a Literary Agent Do? Maybe I should answer that question by asking… what doesn’t a literary agent do for his or her authors? You can be sure of one thing. Good literary agents do a lot more than just get book deals and negotiate book contracts!

Literary Agents Pros and Cons for Authors

If you want to get a traditional publisher, you really
only have two choices:
  1. You can get a literary agent who will approach publishers for you
  2. You can attempt to approach publishers yourself
To help you decide which option is best for you and your book,
let’s take a look at some literary agents pros and cons.
Starting with…
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The Pros

Literary agents pros and cons target
Agents Know Exactly Who to Send Your Book To
Book agents are familiar with individual publishers and their lists. Agents are also intimate with the preferences, strengths, and weaknesses of individual editors at publishing houses. That knowledge will allow your agent to submit your book to the perfect editors at the best publishers for you.
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Literary agents pros and cons publishers
More Publishers Will Review Your Book
Most publishers don’t accept unsolicited submissions from authors. That means you’re not allowed to submit your query or manuscript directly to publishers. You need a literary agent to submit your work on your behalf. Although some publishers accept submissions directly from authors, most don’t.
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Book agents pros and cons urgent
Publishers Will Take Your Work More Seriously
Top agents have access to senior editors and executives, due to the agent’s track record of success. This allows agents to pitch books face-to-face (sometimes with the author present), submit books to publishers simultaneously, hold auctions, and get deals done faster.
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Book agents pros and cons contract
You’ll Get Better Contract Terms
Book agents are skilled negotiators who can get you larger advances and higher royalty rates, multi-book deals, bonuses for any awards or special recognition that your book gets, a bigger promotional budget, hardcover and paperback edition commitments, an earlier publication date, etc.
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Book agents pros and cons problems
Your Agent Will Troubleshoot Any Problems
Agents handle any challenges that come up during the publication or post-publication process, so you don’t have to. For example: editors that are difficult, fired, laid-off, or retire; title changes or bad book cover design; bad reviews or publicity; poor book sales; changes in the industry or marketplace; etc.
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Book agents pros and cons deal
Your Agent Might Bring You Extra Book Ideas & Book Deals
You might not be aware of this, but top book agents often bring their authors ideas for new books. Sometimes those book ideas are something the agent came up with. Other times, those book ideas are something that an editor with a publishing house came up with. There’s never been an easier way to get a book deal.
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And now…
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The Cons

Book agents pros and cons control
Sharing Control
You might not be comfortable having someone (like an agent) speaking on your behalf. But your book agent can serve as a buffer, and deal with challenging situations (see above). That will allow you to maintain a positive and productive relationship with everyone at your publishing house.
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Literary agents pros and cons commission
Commission
Book agents earn every bit of their 15% agent commission. Most agents will get you at least that much more of an advance, but they’ll also get you better royalties. That means you’ll make more money than you would representing yourself. Plus your agent will manage any crises (see above).
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Literary agents pros and cons waiting
Waiting
One of the most difficult things to do as an author is wait, but you better get used to it. Once you have a literary agency representing you, you’ll have to wait for him to get you a publisher. Then you’ll have to wait for your publisher to publish your book. But I promise you the wait will be worth it.
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Conclusion – Literary Agents Pros and Cons

These literary agents pros and cons should make it easy for you to decide on the best way to approach publishers. Take advantage of all the resources on this website to help you get the best book agent possible… so you get a major publisher and a major book deal.
Conclusion literary agents pros and cons