Mark Bennett Casting (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, Infinity Pool)
Seeking young actors for multiple roles in an upcoming feature film being distributed by Warner Bros. Performers must fit the following descriptions:
ACTRESSES (Female) AGED 18+ who can believably play characters age 14-15
ACTORS (Male) who can believably play characters aged 13
Performers must be available March - June 2024 and able to travel. Acting experience is preferred but not essential.
Interested performers (or their parents) should submit a headshot, acting resume, and any other relevant materials, acting demo reels, etc., to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working Title: Traffic Lights
Concept: Serial killer meets
Serial KillerGenre: Thriller/Suspense Comedy
Role: Latina Influencer
On-Screen Age: 25-28
Reference character: Amy from Gone Girl
Ideal Candidate would have a Spanish and North American accent
The film has no explicit violence or gore. It is set in a car ride, very dialogue heavy and multi-lingual (Spanish - English- Hindi)
IMDB credit and footage for reel; Unpaid
1 day of shooting (6 hours); Exact date TBD (late March at the latest).
DM via text @ (818) 930-3264 with headshots
One Language, different words (short film)
Shoots Sunday, 1/15 in the valley. Talent will be needed for 2 hours max
Compensation: imdb credit, footage
Description: One Language, different words combines a scripted story with documentary-style interviews. It aims at promoting intercultural openness, by showing that - at the core - everybody is driven by similar things, no matter where you come from or what culture you grew up in. The short film will be submitted to film festivals in different countries
Person that wears something specific for cultural or religious reasons, male/ female, age 18-100, any ethnicity
Person that eats in a specific way for cultural or religious reasons, male/ female, age 18-100, any ethnicity
Person that comes from a culture with specific rules for communication, male/ female, age 18-100, any ethnicity
Person that grew up in a different culture and tells us how love is, male female, age 18-100, any ethnicity
HOW TO APPLY
Send an email to email@example.com with
a) your headshot and
b) answering the following questions:
which role you are applying for
which country or culture you grow up in
briefly describe- given the role you're applying for - how this specific thing is done in your
Need Actors for a Table Read
ALL ROLES HAVE BEEN FILLED. Thank you!
20's Brooklyn Italian girl. Role is Lani
20s Brooklyn Italian Guy Role is Joey
50s Jewish father
40s Jewish mother. Julie. This is a big role and needs emotional gravitas. Issacs's estranged daughter.
Michelle (10 years old)- Isaac's estranged granddaughter.
60-70 Constantino-Mob boss
40-50 Manfred Julie's soon to be ex-husband
15-20 Hooded boy A skateboard punk.
Narrator. Someone with an east coast vibe.
Costumer for Plays and Projects
I’m Jenna Bergstraesser, a costume designer and artist who has just moved to the NoHo Arts District, where I heard about your fantastic theatre. I'm writing because as a freelance designer, I would love to work with you as a Costume Designer, ACD, or graphic artist for future shows. I know you are mainly an actor training studio, but I wanted to reach out in case you had a need of a designer or artist for any upcoming productions!
I am used to creatively designing costumes for small budgets, but have the refined design sensibility, professionalism, and positivity gained by working at Disneyland as a designer for many years. At Disney, in my role first as Graphic Artist I designed all of the textiles for many shows and cast members at the parks worldwide, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. I was promoted to Costume Designer in recognition of my creatively innovative work on those projects, and starting in my first week, I took on three full-scale shows (a 70’s glam punk-inspired dance show, a Halloween Costume Party show, and an authentic Polynesian storytelling show), researching, designing, pitching to executives, and managing production simultaneously. I am used to keeping organization and positivity in this fast-paced, complex environment.
I continued that work until I left Disney in the fall of 2021 to pursue freelance design full time. Since then have designed for the upcoming feature film “The Head of John the Baptist”, with costumes spanning from contemporary to Renaissance to biblical and many practical effects, the short film “Nahual” with an indigenous cast and shapeshifter character, and two webseries, along with artistic design work for two international theme parks. I am also a freelance artist, specializing in digital illustration, should you have future publicity design needs. I have designed many theatrical posters over the years.
Suzanne Gagnier Photography
If you are looking for awesome headshots for a steal, Suzanne Gagnier is doing a special promotion for Playhouse West students.
How much: $150
How to make your appointment: Call or text (818) 679-0722.
What you get: A TON of amazing pictures and multiple looks!
What you need to take care of for the shoot:
Bring your own SD card! Check that it is NOT a micro SD. Suzanne takes the pictures on that card and you get to take all the images home with you.
You clothes, cleaned and pressed.
Your hair and makeup should be ready and done. If you would like to hire hair and makeup to be on set, that is up to you.
Retouching: Suzanne only takes the pictures, but there are a lot of headshot retouchers in town. You can even get it retouched at NoHo Copy!
Check out Sue’s work on her Instagram.
Casting Notice 7/24/22
My name is Xingcen, and I'm the Line Producer at Little Unicorn Productions. We are filming a rom-com TV series in August in LA, we want to invite and provide this opportunity for students at your acting school.
We have several roles open for audition:
Asian female lead - 20s
Caucasian female-mid 40s, short hair
Caucasian female -mid-30s, blonde hair
Asian female-mid 30s
2 Asian female-40~50s
Caucasian male-mid 30s, overweight
Caucasian male- mid 30s
3 Asian male-40~50s
Filming location: Thousand Oaks & Malibu.
Dates needed for extras:
8/2, 8/3, 8/4 @ Malibu
8/9, 8/16, 8/23 @ Thousand Oaks.
We also have opportunities for extras and background actors. We appreciate your help!
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested!
Casting Notice 6/27/22
I’m a casting director at Vitamin Enriched Films and we currently have a commercial (travel job, must have valid passport) we are casting and wanted to share the breakdown. We’d love to see if you have any improv actors who fit this. They’d have to submit asap. If anyone is interested they can email us directly at email@example.com with their headshot and resume and the subject: Improv/The role they're submitting for. They should also note is the have a valid passport.
Bob (A Dead American CEO)
Principal Non Union Shoot $750, Buyout Rate $10,000 Travel and down days $500
Man 45 - 65 Any Ethnic Appearance
Bob is a dead American CEO. He’s been dead for about 20 years.
He’s got the gravitas of an old-school titan of industry, but death has also mellowed him out, he has evolved slightly and sees things from a fresh perspective. What he lacks in functioning organs and bone density, he makes up for in charisma and personality.
For the shoot you would be dressed in character with heavy FX/makeup/ prosthetics (as a dead decomposing body come back to life).
MUST BE A FIT AND SLENDER TYPE - the shoot is going to be fairly busy with heavy prosthetics and makeup.
NEED TO BE GOOD WITH COPY.
GOOD WITH IMPROV AND SUBTLE COMEDY.
NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO MOVE WELL, DANCE AND SING A LITTLE WHILE WEARING PROSTHETICS AND MAKEUP.
MUST NOTE THAT YOU HAVE A HAVE A VALID PASSPORT TO BE CONSIDERED. IMPROV AND COMEDY NOTES ARE HELPFUL TOO.
Allen (a born-follower corporate employee)
Principal Non Union Shoot days: $750 Buyout Rate: $5,000 Travel and down days $500
Man 50 - 67 Any Ethnic Appearance
A man in his 50’s- 60s, with the sense of a born follower. He rose up through the company by following Bob’s blueprint, rather than being an innovator himself, and is almost in awe of Bob — even if he’s looking the worse for wear these days.
He has to be funny without actually doing too much. Slightly neurotic, constantly worried about something - even when there is nothing to worry about.
Think someone like Frank from Succession.
Does not need to be a handsome businessman. He can appear as if stress and worry have taken a toll on his visage over the years. He is the chrony to Bob and should feel a bit more meek and less sure of himself than Bob.
SHOULD BE GOOD WITH IMPROV AND SUBTLE COMEDY.
NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO MOVE WELL AND SING A LITTLE.
MUST NOTE THAT YOU HAVE A HAVE A VALID PASSPORT TO BE CONSIDERED.
Francine (ambitious executive)
Principal Non Union Shoot $750, Buyout Rate $5,000 Travel and down days $500
Woman 35 - 55 Any Ethnic Appearance
Francine is an ambitious exec, someone who only knows Bob by reputation, a go-getter, embracing the modern ways wholeheartedly. She is bright, charismatic and must have a comedic side to her. Someone who can be funny without doing much. Think Britt Lower from Severance.
SHOULD BE GOOD WITH IMPROV, SUBTLE COMEDY, DANCING AND SINGING.
THAT YOU HAVE A HAVE A VALID PASSPORT TO BE CONSIDERED.
Shoot dates are July 26-31 - 6 Days.
Traveling out July 22, returning August 1.
Fitting / Callback TBD
SHOOTS IN LISBON PORTUGAL
Thanks so much!
I have another Live on Zoom Universal Accent Skills Workshop coming up and I wanted to make sure Playhouse West students got access to it first! I’ve popped the details in below along with a coupon code that’ll give PHW actors 33% off the regular price.
When? - Starting Wednesday, Aug 17th @ 10:00am PST (1pm EST)
Where? - On Zoom! (all sessions will be recorded for you!)
What? - 7 x 90-minute sessions over 6 weeks to learn to master Universal Accent Skills (this is the technique and process that will allow you to learn ANY accent your career asks you to do). You can bring ANY accent you'd like to learn to this workshop!
How Much? - Ordinarily $523 for all 7 sessions, you'll get 33% off with the coupon code 'BFT2022' - discounted price: $349!
Who? - This is for any actor who wants a reliable technique for accent learning they can use for ALL of their auditions and projects. If accents have been intimidating to you or difficult for you in the past - THIS IS FOR YOU!
Enrollment is limited to 12 Actors!
Where do I go? - Use this link to get signed up today and reserve your spot! - https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=18105944&appointmentType=33006825
If you have any questions, you can go to my website www.DialectCoachChrisLang.com, and schedule a FREE zoom consultation with me to go over everything.
Chris’ Bio - Hi, I'm Dialect Coach Chris Lang! I'm an Experienced Dialect Coach with over 15 years' experience coaching actors in Film, TV, and Theatre. I Also coach in the corporate arena specializing in working with TED speakers, Keynote speakers, & conference presentations, among others. I am also available to work with Athletes who interact with media and especially in their transition from playing to a career in TV and Radio. I am based in LA, NYC, Denver, and I am available Worldwide. My own love of dialect work stems from the discovery that it was my road into my work as an actor. I love to help other actors integrate this kind of work into their own processes and to see them grow and prosper in their art and this business. Actors I've worked with have appeared in HBO's Game of Thrones & Westworld, Scandal, The West Wing, The Crown, Doctor Who, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, American Horror Story, The Dark Knight Rises, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Peaky Blinders, and Agent Carter among many others. I'm a proud graduate of Harvard University's ART Institute and have received training from The Moscow Art Theatre School, the University of London, and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I have taught at Harvard University, Harvard Summer and Extensions Schools, the University of Wyoming, the ART Institute, The Moscow Art Theatre School, Elysium Conservatory Theatre, AMDA, The Acting Matrix Conservatory, Andrew Wood Acting Studio, the Hollywood Winner’s Circle, and I’m the Accent Coach Moderator for Talent Managers for Actors on Facebook, now with over 94k members! I teach from the perspective of both Fitzmaurice Voicework. and Knight-Thompson Speechwork, the gold standard in training for dialect coaches and speech/accent teachers.