Need last-minute plans for Saturday? You’re in luck! Boston Casting is hosting an open call for extra work on an upcoming feature film set in the 70s. The call is being held at the Boston Casting Inc. office in Allston, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The title of the project or who it’s starring is not currently being given, but the film is apparently entirely set in the 70s. That being the case, it will be helpful if attendees could wear, or bring, 70s attire to the casting, such as bell bottoms, platform shoes, mini-skirts, go-go boots, etc. Bonus points if you can sport an afro, mustache, long hair, or sideburns. While this is all helpful, it should be noted that it is absolutely not required for you to attend. Those who come in regular clothes will still be considered for extra work on the film.
Those folks who also happen to be in possession of cars from the 1960s and 1970s should also attend the casting or get in touch with the agency, as these types of vehicles will be needed throughout the production, and their owns will be considered for extra work as their car is used as background. If this aspect is of interest to you, please make sure to bring a photos of your car with you.
All attendees are also asked to please bring a current photo of yourself that can be left with Boston Casting.
The call is being held this Saturday, February 16th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Boston Casting is located at 129 Braintree Street, Suite 107, in Allston.
If you are unable to attend the open call but would still like the chance to work on the film as a background actor, make sure to sign up at Boston Casting’s online database at www.BostonCasting.com.
It’s hard to think about doing much during the dog days of summer, and we certainly aren’t complaining about it. There really is nothing better than taking in the heat as we dilly dally our days away. What an “extra” special summer 2012 has been for the New England film scene. Our glow has been bright from the beauty of summertime film, but slowly fades as Labor Day approaches.
So let’s keep beaming, and FLASH it out tomorrow with a popular television show! Who is looking for you to perform in a flash mob on the Cape! Interested crew need to respond to the invite on FB, and be prepared for to be in Osterville at 8am. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Contact [email protected] and get ready to move!
Labor Day starts the unofficial beginning of a new year as we all slowly shift back into “school mode” it’s time for a fall fling. Get those #2 pencils sharpened while we sharpen up our craft this year. It’s a tough biz, but with the right training and networking. We might just nail that audition.
As always, the Media Performance Center at Boston Casting has a fabulous fall line-up that will make any actor blush. Not only will you get the chance to perfect your act, but you could even star in your own film in the number of courses shuffled at the MPC. Like Boston Casting, C.P. Casting and LDI Casting have the same caliber line-up of classes.
In this biz, we always need to stay a float as we tread along together. It doesn’t matter which company you choose or what class you in enroll in as long as you continue to network and work on your craft. Check out Hollywood East Connection’s Career Scene Page for more casting companies and jobs in Hollywood East!
Tell us on HEC FB if you’re joining the Flash Mob tomorrow!
Grown Ups 2 is wrapping up this week, in the insanely awesome dome set, and The Way Way Back called it a wrap early last week. Thank you New England boys, Adam Sandler, and Steve Carell! You make our digs bright.
Sure, we crush on cool stars like Kevin James and Sandra Bullock. We are in love with movies made in Massachusetts, but when we get to have a fling on set. Score! Casting notices galore. The LA based Sande Alessi Casting has had us floating in Columbia Pictures extra work this month, even work tomorrow. Boston Casting and C.P keep us smitten all year long.
Have you been on set? Do you want to? Here’s your chance with a “Club Goer” notice from C.P looking for EXTRAS EXTRAS early next week for The Heat. It’s a two day commitment and they are seeking attractive, dynamic and fun EXTRAS! Check out C.P for all the deets. Also read about the latest posting: An On-Camera acting course at BU. It’s FREE!
In a biz, where we always need to watch what we eat. It was nice to digest the latest bon appetit article with The Way Way Back, Marshvegas boy Steve Carrell who had Dorchester Mark Wahlberg’s back! Questioned about what his last meal on Earth would be. Carell said, “A cheeseburger, fries, and a shake from Wahlburgers, which is owned by Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Donnie and Paul. That burger holds up against all others.” Now that’s two Boston boys sticking together!
As we hang out in the Way Way Back. Let’s continue to support each other too in the roles we all play in the Hollywood East film community of brilliance! Hollywood surrounds us big and small, but what matters most is that we all meet in-between with the passion to be here. Go New England Film and Television.
Have you always dreamed about being a reality show star? Become king – or queen – of the island and win a million on Survivor, rock the house on American Idol or travel around the world in The Amazing Race.
You might just have the opportunity over the next few weeks to make that dream come true. The area is hosting two casting events that could make some talented New Englander the next reality show superstar.
The first event is being held by Boston Casting on Friday, April 13 (could be your lucky day!). The description of what they’re looking:
“Are you outgoing? Do you have a thick Boston accent? Do you think you would make GREAT TV? Does everyone always tell you that you have a BIG PERSONALITY?”
The open call is being held from 9am to 7pm at BC’s offices, located at 129 Braintree St, Suite 107, Boston 02134. They encourage all types, individuals and groups, to apply and a reminder to bring a photograph with you.
If your dream includes going head to head with Simon Cowell, the auditions for The X Factor is the place for you. Auditions are taking place in Providence, RI on May 9th and 10th at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Audition hopefuls must register May 9th in order to receive a wristband for the next day’s auditions. However, producers encourage participants to register online at The X Factors Auditions for more detailed information.
What’s new on tap at Boston Casting, South Shore Casting and C.P? All three offer an ever expanding selection of classes and workshops throughout the year. Grab a pint because these breweries know how to pour a great Octoberfest.
Let’s tap Boston Casting first because they have been intoxicating our inboxes with “extra-extra” work on RIPD. We certainly are thirsty for some Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges so you need to get onthe email list or signup on the home page to submit. It’s easy and free, just upload a shot.
While you get dizzy thinking about getting picked to work on set. How about “Nailing that Audition Workshop” with Boston Casting owner/founder, Angela Peri? Or maybe an evening seminar, “Breaking Into the Buisness” with Casting Director Julie Arvedon? Don’t skip the tip, signup for a chilled October with Boston Casting Media Performance Institute now. Log-on to get the expanded menu.
No matter how you pour your beer you should sip on it at South Shore Casting with Jodi Purdy Quinlan. Jodi is setting up some classes at the Media Performance Center too, along with classes on the South Shore. If you’d like another round, send her an inquiring email at [email protected] Don’t forget to “Join My List” on her FB page. You’ll be sipping on your skills as you learn how to give a perfect on-camera audition, deliver an engaging performance all while maintaining the perfect head on your pint.
As much as we thirst for Boston Casting and South Shore Casting we imbibe with CP Casting too. C.P Casting is another large casting company whose selection speaks for itself having been the agency whose recent work included Academy Award Best picture nominee, The Social Network and The Town with Ben Affleck. C.P Casting offers a number of classes ranging from the Basics of Acting to On-Camera Auditioning and Creative Dramatics for tweens that develops listening, interacting and reacting skills by participating in theater games.
Hollywood East castings continue to be smooth with plenty of hops. It doesn’t matter which agency you brew or what class you enroll in as long as you continue to work on your craft. Falling into a chance of getting that second call back and maybe finally getting those gigs is priceless. Why wouldn’t you want to rub shoulders with all the casting agencies who know what’s happening in Hollywood East all year long?
As Broadway shuts down and Irene steals the show, Hollywood East rolls in a new storm called R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department), starring Ryan Reynolds, it is slated to pound Boston this September. Recently leaked by Colleen Quinn from the State House News Service and floated over from Chuck Slavin’s, New England Talent and Crew, the film promising to be one of the largest productions drawn to Massachusetts since the tax credit came ashore.
The newest twister to the Category 5 storm is Victoria Secret’s model Marisa Miller, who will be making her feature debut, opposite Ryan Reynolds in Universal’s adaption of the Dark Horse comic RIPD.
Robert Schwentke is directing the supernatural flick that follows Reynolds, a murdered cop who is “hired” to work in the Rest in Peace Department, a police force made up of the dead. The recently dead Reynolds and partner, Jeff Bridges, who’s been dead for a hundred plus years, wrestle unsettling spirits. And here’s a tip: Bridges comes back to life as the beautiful ‘angel’ played by Marisa Miller. Now that’s some lighting.
Alert: RIPD CASTING newsfeeds have been pouring out from South Shore Casting.
Massachusetts Film Office officials predict hundreds of jobs to actors, production and construction providing some thunder to the local economy through extended hotel stays and restaurant spending. Go Hollywood Massachusetts!
The future cast is mixed with sunshine Mary Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak and blue skies Kevin Bacon.
Hurricane RIPD is scheduled to hit the big screen in June, 2013. So be part of the storm party and sign up with Boston Casting and South Shore Casting because they know the evacuation route!
The North Shore town of Danvers, Massachusetts, located just west of Beverly, has not seen this much excitement since its association with the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. This summer, the town has been inundated with movie crews to film a new flick entitled Crooked Arrows starring the adorable Brandon Routh of Superman Returns fame.
The film follows the story of a rough and tumble Native American lacrosse team struggling their way through a tournament filled with more practiced prep school teams. The movie, which held open casting calls for lacrosse players in June in the greater Boston area, began filming earlier this month in Danvers and Byfield. The shoot so far has called upon many locals as extras to fill various roles, including cheerleaders, lacrosse players, bus drivers, bystanders, and fans. Boston Casting has been handling the casting responsibilities for the movie.
Like many low budget productions, the film has embarked on a creative and resourceful approach for culling talent for their picture. The film has set up a Facebook and Twitter page for connecting with fans and searching out extras, also regularly posting photos and updates, as well as responding to questions and comments. Their website also features a call out for musicians with Native American roots or inspiration to contact the crew with their music, which could possibly be selected for use in the film.
On Saturday, August 13, the shoot will film its climactic final scene, which will feature fans from local high schools, rec teams, and youth leagues in the area filling the stands as extras. The film has also had openings for interns and other crew, allowing locals to get involved both in front of and behind the camera.
The film also stars Gil Birmingham from Twilight, and TV and film actors Crystal Allen and Chelsea Ricketts, and is expected to be released sometime next year. The film is being directed by Steve Rash, who also directed the Academy Award nominated, The Buddy Holly Story.
What’s new on-tap at Boston Casting? They offer an ever-expanding selection of craft-brewed casting, classes and workshops throughout the year. This kind of selection makes Boston Casting intoxicating. And if you’re thirsty for a hard-to find NY Casting Director, grab a pint.
Mia Cusumano will be serving a Master Audition Technique Shop and a Breaking into the Acting Workshop this weekend June 11th or June 12th at the posh InterContinental Hotel in Boston. Cusumano is currently the associate casting director on the ABC show “Body Of Proof”. As we know, BOP did get picked up for another season but unfortunately kicked its Rhode Island roots. Cusumano has been brewing credits from prime time television pilots and series to studio feature films. Also, Mia was just hired as Casting Associate on HBO’s “UNTITLED PHIL SPECTOR” project.
No matter how you pour your beer, dizzy yourself up by standing in front of Cusumano here in Hollywood East this weekend. You’ll be sipping on your skills as you learn how to give a perfect on-camera audition, deliver an engaging performance all while maintaining a perfect head.
The chilled workshop combo goes for $199 for both shops so don’t skip the tip. Sign up with Boston Casting Media Performance Institute now.
Hollywood East is bright with hot to trot Hollywood film crews all over New England. And lucky for us, our inboxes are filled with casting calls, workshops and classes.
We know there can be a lot of dilly dallying between gigs especially with the winter we had, so we thought we would share some hot happenings to keep you in the loop this spring.
Want to be a movie extra? Right now is the time to try it out here in New England. With Ted, Here Comes the Boom and I Hate You, Dad currently shooting and gearing up for shoots, casting companies such as Boston Casting, C.P Casting and South Shore Casting are looking for you.
An extra helps create the reality of the location, making the scene look just right for the main actors. It may not seem like important work, but it’s what makes the flick real. And being an extra isn’t as easy as you might think, with early morning starts, wardrobe changes, waiting in the “holding area,” and possibly working a 12-14 hour day. But over time, these experiences allow you to grow and develop your craft as an actor in the background.
This weekend, Jodi Purdy-Quinlan of South Shore Casting and Sande Alessi Casting — the Los Angeles based casting directors of Pirates of the Caribbean, Social Network — will be holding an open casting call for background extras on May 21st and 22nd at Carson Place (next to the Bay State Expo) South Boston. If you can’t make that event, there will be another casting on May 28th in Cape Cod. These casting calls are for union and nonunion actors. Become fans of South Shore Casting on FB to stay connected!
Boston Casting has sent also out at least a dozen emails announcing casting calls for extra work on Ted and Here Comes the Boom. Most of these castings don’t require a specific type and extra work isn’t the only casting going on at the hip agency. Web videos and commercial opportunities are on the rise.
How do you sign up to be an extra with Boston Casting? They offer a free agency pro tool where you can upload a head shot and resume to their database, and submit yourself for many types of auditions.
Once you’re in the Boston Casting database, they’ll contact you if you’re what they’re looking for, as long as you’re available for the entire day of the shoot. If you like this agency pro tool you can upgrade for a small fee which will give you access to your own website where you can upload more head shots, reels and even look at traffic on your site. But you don’t need to upgrade to get extra work – it’s free! So sign up and start submitting to some of these casting calls.
While your there, check out the Media Performance Center at Boston Casting. They have a fabulous spring line-up that could make any actor blush. Not only will you get the chance to perfect your craft but you can schmooze with some of the agents on site.
One workshop we’d like to spotlight is called Nailing the Audition with the acclaimed casting director, Angela Peri, founder of Boston Casting, on May 28th. With Peri’s fine eye, actors will leave with valuable insight and get connected with one of the busiest casting directors around. Room is still available, but seats are filling up fast.
Right now is the time to be part of the growing TV and Film industry in Hollywood East. Stay tuned for more upcoming casting calls and don’t forget to check out the Hollywood East Connection’s Career Scene page for more work opportunities!
We certainly aren’t going to let a few lingering snow flakes interrupt our first days of Spring. Our sleek “shoveling” arms are ready for short sleeves and a new Spring fling to start the season with some action.
The perfect hook-up to get you rolling is being seen at one or both of these two hot workshops happening March 29th and 30th, Audition Technique and Scene Study for Films, with acclaimed Casting Director Jeffrey Passero. Passero is not only an active working director with over 50 major flick credits, but is a trained actor himself.
The event is hosted by the Boston Casting Media Performance Institute. If you register for both shops now, you’ll save almost fifty bucks! Don’t wait, though. Maximum attendance is 10 students.
Through Passero’s vision, he will teach students how to master the art of auditioning in Audition Technique by using scripts from films and television shows, students will learn how to break down a script, make strong, specific choices and find motivation in their acting.
Passero will also be giving exclusive advice in Scene Study for Films Shop happening the following day, March 30th. He will break down and master scenes from films cast by the acclaimed director.
Stay stylish and take that audition workshop that might just open the doors to your summer green. Register at Media Performance Institute and don’t let another Spring day go by without staying connected in Hollywood East. Stay in the know by liking Hollywood East Connections’ daily newsfeed on FB.
What are you doing to get back into the swing of Spring?
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