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New Bette Midler Flick Begins Shooting In July

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New York Production Listings
JUNE 9, 2011

The following listings are NOT casting notices but are intended to provide the best general information available on current projects. The New York listings alternate between Broadway theater one week and film and television the next. Unless otherwise stated, all contact with casting directors should be through the mail. Do not phone or visit casting directors’ offices. Broadway shows under the Equity Production Contract are required to conduct EPAs (Equity principal auditions) once a year and Equity chorus calls every six months. An asterisk (*) indicates an upcoming audition date.

FILM LISTINGS

Compiled by Mark Dundas Wood

FEATURE FILMS: CURRENTLY SHOOTING

Death and Dr. Chang(e), a spiritual, political, and romantic dark comedy. Directed by D.Q. Gladstone. Shooting into early summer. Principals and background: dqgladstone@gmail.com. Especially seeking a female, 30–40, 5 feet 6 inches or taller, with comedic skills. Also seeking actors of all races, with uniforms, to play police officers. Nonunion project; no pay.

*Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a feature based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer. Directed by Stephen Daldry. Currently on hiatus; resume date TBD. With Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. Principals: Mele Nagler, MelCap Casting, 260 W. 44th St., 3rd floor, NYC 10036. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th floor, NYC 10011.

*Finchley Dreams, a satirical comedy. Directed by Larry Charles. Shooting to mid-August. Principals: No information available. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th floor, NYC 10011.

Men in Black III, another entry in the popular action franchise, this time involving time travel to 1969. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Shooting continues to the end of June. With Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, and Josh Brolin. Principals: Ellen Chenoweth, c/o The Post Factory, 161 Avenue of the Americas, 11th floor, NYC 10013. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th floor, NYC 10011.

The Search for Agent Z, a thriller about a publisher who finds fiction transforming into reality. Directed by Ryan Schmitz. Shooting from May to July (mostly Saturdays) in Brooklyn and Long Island, N.Y. Principals: j.eagle27@gmail.com. Background: No information available. Possible pay.

*NEW Syrup, a drama set against the backdrop of the soda industry. Directed by Aram Rappaport. Shooting June 8–July 10. Principals: No further casting. Background: Kee Casting, P.O. Box 3175, Guttenberg, NJ 07093.

UPCOMING FEATURE FILMS

*After the Wedding, a micro-budget dramedy feature about a newlywed couple navigating the first year of marriage. Directed by Claudia Cifuentes. Shooting in September in Miami Beach, Fla. Principals: casting@pinkforestfilms.com. Seeking the following roles only: female, 27–31, Hispanic, attractive with a good figure, simulated sex (no nudity); female, 34–39, Caucasian, attractive, free-spirited hippie bartender/beach bum, partial nudity (topless beach scene). Background: Not casting. No pay.

Altar, an indie film. Directed by Scott M. Bosco. Shooting in summer 2011 in Florida. Principals: psproductionsaltar@yahoo.com. Seeking males, 25–45, with rugged construction-worker looks and longish hair. Modeling/stage experience a plus; must be comfortable in a swimsuit. Meals, travel, and lodging in addition to pay. Background: Not casting.

*NEW Gimme Shelter, a drama about a pregnant teenager who is rejected by her father. Directed by Ronald Krauss. Shooting June 9–July 15. With Vanessa Hudgens and Brendan Fraser. Principals: No further casting. Background: Sean Powers, seanpowers@yahoo.com.

*NEW Lay the Favorite, a dramedy about sportsbook betting. Directed by Stephen Frears. On-location shoot June 11 and 12. With Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn, Joshua Jackson, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Principals: No information available. Background: Kee Casting, P.O. Box 3175, Guttenberg, NJ 07093.

Lola Versus, a comedy about a young woman dumped by her fiancé a few weeks before her wedding. Directed by Daryl Wein. Shooting from June 15 to mid-July. With Greta Gerwig, Orlando Bloom, and Zoe Lister Jones. Principals: Chrystie Street Casting, 55 Chrystie St., Ste. 501, NYC 10002. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th floor, NYC 10011.

Mount Joy, a feature film about a rock band in Amish country. Directed by Jack Lewars. Shooting July 9–24 and Aug. 20–Sept. 4 in Lancaster, Pa. Principals and background: Indie City Films, 86 S. Fourth St., #4, Brooklyn, NY 11211, or indiecityfilms@gmail.com. Some pay. Seeking local Pennsylvania talent.

Untitled Keith Alan Morris 2011 Project, a live-action/CG-animated epic feature. Directed by Keith Alan Morris. Shooting this summer in New Orleans. Principals and background: CastingBrandedFilms@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.drivingthedead.com; password: dtdmakeuptest. Possible pay.

*NEW Untitled Phil Spector Biopic, a film for HBO. Directed by David Mamet. Shooting July 5–Aug. 11. With Al Pacino, Jeffrey Tambor, and Bette Midler. Principals: No information available. Background: Kee Casting, P.O. Box 3175, Guttenberg, NJ 07093.

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