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.
It’s hard to stay productive when summer arrives so we’ll leave that up to production film crews like Carousel Productions who are gearing up to have a fling this July in one of the nicest beach towns around, Marshfield. I’m totally a bias native as is Humarock beach boy Steve Carell.
News has been buzzing that Carell, cast and crew are getting ready to work on their tans in Marshvegas on, Way, Way, Back Again. A feature flick about a teenager who gains courage over the course of summer to stand up to his drunk stepfather, rolled by Carell. Filming is also slated for Wareham. We hear Billy Dowd Casting will be casting backround for this project. And we are assuming Carousel Productions, Carell and partners’ production company will be shooting the independent film.
“A few years ago, I bought a tiny, 150-year-old general store in Massachusetts. A Norman Rockwell study. Here, kids buy penny candy and ice cream, their parents drop by for a cup of coffee, and to say hello to their neighbors. It is a place of community. A place of true human connection and kinship. When it came up for sale, there was a real danger that this wonderful piece of history would cease to exist, so I bought it. But I didn’t buy it for financial gain. God knows, there’s not a lot of money in penny candy. And I didn’t buy it to preserve it as a local landmark.I bought this quaint little anachronism because I wanted people to think I was a really nice guy. A kind, generous, giving man, who cares about history, and about the people in this little Massachusetts town. I am not that man, but fortunately, people think that I am.” Steve you rock!
Since Carell clocked out of Dunder Mifflin his film career has boomed. Steve grew up in Acton, MA and married a South Shore actress Nancy Walls in 1995. They have two children and spend their summers in, where else, MARSHVEGAS!
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