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Ozzy Osbourne, Prince of Darkness, at the I Am...

Ozzy Osbourne (Public Domain Image via Wikipedia)

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Kristy Marett is a singer, entertainer, and onwer of Arts and Expressions - One Place For All Your Artistic Expressions! 

In honor of HALLOWEEN, an UP CLOSE tribute to the man who possibly started it all!


Ozzy Osbourne is as popular today as he ever was, (maybe even more). A heavy metal icon who is adored by school children AND their grandparents, with a musical career that has spanned more than 40 years! Not too many artists can boast such a broad and diverse fan base, particularly considering the Ozzy persona of 'crazy-bad-boy'. Or maybe that's a part of the appeal!


Born John Michael Osbourne, (Ozzy picked up the nickname in school,) rose to fame as the lead singer and front man for the English heavy metal band, BLACK SABBATH, whose debut album was released in 1970. The band's sound was radically different, and helped spawn the heavy metal genre, and Osbourne was later dubbed "The Godfather of Heavy Metal".  (Thanks Ozzy!!)


To date, Ozzy has sold over 100 million albums worldwide as a solo artist and as a member of Black Sabbath. Early on,  for Black Sabbath, albums, Paranoid and Master of Reality, enjoyed fabulous success worldwide.


Osbourne left Black Sabbath in 1978 for three months to pursue interest in a solo project he called Blizzard of Ozz, but returned just months later. Then, Ozzy was fired from Black Sabbath 1979. Ozzy himself reports that the causes were mainly due to 'all the drugs', not just his own partaking, but everyone in the band.

icon of Madonna, source picture taken in Septe...

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Madonna, the original Material Girl, and her daughter Lola Leon are searching for a spokesperson/model for their Material Girl clothing line.  There will be open casting calls in New York City, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.  Unable to attend?  You can also submit your information online, along with photos.

What you'll get:
  • A custom photo shoot in New York City.
  • Your Material Girl ad in cool magazines.
  • You'll be the face of Material Girl in stores and online.
  • A billboard in Times Square
  • $5,000 cash and more.

Nikon D700 camera

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Check out this Film Riot video where Ryan Connolly talks about his trip to the Letus Master Cinema Series launch event.  Ryan talks with cinematographer Shane Hurlbut at the show about how Shane helped develop some of the new rigs.  Shane's latest movie Act of Valor was shot with a DSLR for 85% of the film and used the Letus rigs to help develop and test them.
There are 4 new rigs in the series:
Action Cam - Handheld
Man Cam - Shoot with camera out in front of you.
Shoulder Cam - Balanced back on your shoulder.
Studio Cam - For tripod shooting.

Policeman downtown, 1981

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Tona B. Dahlquist Casting needs  extras to portray  cops, orderlies, Secret Service and CIA types for the TV series Homeland  in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Homeland  is a Showtime TV drama series starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and Damian Lewis 

For Wednesday, November 2nd
      • Male and Female VA Cops
      • Submit photo with subject line: "Cop"
      • Include height, weight, and clothing sizes

For Saturday, November 5th
      • Must be in good shape.
      • Submit photo with subject line: "Orderly"

For Sunday, November 6th
Male Secret Service type to become patient
  • Submit photo with subject line: "Male Secret Service"
Government Suit/CIA types
  • Submit photo with subject line: "Government Suit/CIA"

Official photo of Governor Beverly Perdue (D-NC).

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue (Public Domain Image via Wikipedia)

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue has officially announced that through incentives offered to the producers, the production of Iron Man 3 is coming to North Carolina.   This will bring more than 80 million dollars, over 500 jobs, and more than 1,000 talent opportunities for actors and extras.  

Perdue said that it was a competitive process and they worked hard to beat out the other states that wanted the film.  The incentives package North Carolina was able to offer made the difference in landing the movie.  The resources and talent pool available in North Carolina was also a big factor in the decision.  It will be shot in Wilmington at the EUE/Screen Gems Studio and will be the largest production that has ever been filmed in North Carolina.  

The Governor said that it's not just about Wilmington and that North Carolina has had it's busiest year ever in the film industry.  During 2011, in films across the state there were  3,400 crew positions, 560 acting jobs, 22,000 extra jobs, 2,342 production days and over 200 million dollars of direct spend in film business.  That is a 185% increase over 2010.  

She also said "We're not done yet." and is working along with her commerce team to attract more productions to North Carolina.

"America knows that North Carolina is serious about film, and Marvel Studios understands this is the best place in the country to do film business."   

Marvel Studios has one of the hottest franchises in the country with the Iron Man series.  The film will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and stars Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, and Robert Downey, Jr. 


Sexy Cradle Carry the Sexier in The Pool

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Open calls for casting of the Bad Girls Club, an Oxygen Channel series, this Saturday  in Atlanta, Birmingham, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

  • You must be 21 years old or older.
  • Be a self proclaimed "Bad Girl".
  • Bring photo, contact information, and identification to casting call.

Saturday, October 29th: 

  • Atlanta: 10:30 am-5:30 pm, 5 Seasons Westside, 1000 Marietta Street, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Birmingham: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Brunswick Riverview Lanes, 2908 Riverview Road, Birmingham, Alabama
  • San Francisco: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, The Cellar, 685 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California
  • Washington DC: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Club Heaven and Hell, 2327 18th Street Northwest, Washington DC


Casting for The Real World 27

The Unisphere, attributed to "uribe"...

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Open calls for casting of The Real World, an MTV series, this Saturday  in Columbus, Baton Rouge and New York City.

  • You must be 20 years old or older.
  • You must look like you're between the ages of 20 and 24
  • Bring photo, contact information, and identification to casting call.

Saturday, October 29th: 

  • Columbus: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Charlie Bear, 1562 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio
  • Baton Rouge: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Mugshots Grill and Bar, 7425 Corporate Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • New York City: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Street, 5th Floor, New York City

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Shot of singer and bassist in recording studio

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Here's a site and a recording studio that records one band a day, every day and puts the songs and/or videos up on it's web site.  Based in Rock Island, Illinois, the sessions are free for whatever band is passing through and has made arrangements with the Daytrotter staff.   A session lasts for a couple of hours and is something like live recording in that there are no overdubs or re-takes.  What you do is what you get.  Like the old days before multi-track recorders.

Check out the video below to get an idea about how this concept works and also visit their website to see the content they've produced.

The Lester Bangs

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The Lester Bangs, a band out of Rock Hill, South Carolina, are playing shows and taking names. Though being together only around 8 months, these guys are trying to take the Carolinas by storm. Booking shows in Spartanburg, Myrtle Beach and Columbia, these punks aren't letting location stop them from having fans all over the state. Using any available outlet, Lester Bangs just wants to play fast, loud, and anywhere with pizza (just ask them about the stipulations!).

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Neighbours say Goodbye

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Tona B. Dahlquist Casting needs  extras to play neighbor types for the TV series Homeland  in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Homeland  is a Showtime TV drama series starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and Damian Lewis 

For Tuesday, October 25th and Wednesday, October 26th
      • Neighbor Types
      • Submit photo with subject line: "Neighbor"
      • Include which days you are available for and contact information.


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The Band of Oz

Raleigh, NC

The Band of Oz, the popular Beach Music band, has been "keeping the sand in the shoes"of the shaggers since 1967, and is still as popular as ever!

If you live outside the Carolinas, you might be asking, "What is Beach Music?" and "Who are Shaggers?"

"Beach Music is a regional genre that evolved in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The genre first came about in the 1930's, and over the years, the musical style and the accompanying dance, The Shag, (a style of swing dance,) blossomed into one of the most popular musical styles in the south and beyond. The Shag is the official South Carolina State Dance! A 4/4 "blues shuffle" rhythmic structure and moderate-to-fast tempo defines the style makes it the most popular music for the shag.

Réalisation d'un film

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Filmmaker, director, and screenwriter Thomas L. Phillips will be having a weekend workshop on indie filmmaking in Charlotte, NC for two days in November.  

Here is what Thomas is offering in this workshop:

"During this two day hands on workshop we will go over all the essentials of filming. Pre-Production, Post-Production, casting, lighting, paperwork, contracts, screenwriting, cinematography, equipment, cameras, casting, working with actors.

There will be equipment on hand to play with and gets your hands dirty,cause as stated this will be hands on and not just you sitting and listening to someone yammer for hours. The only way to learn is by doing.

I have been successful in this business for over a decade, working as a screenwriter, editor, director, producer and cinematographer, casting director, etc. Come and learn from someone that know the ins and out of the business, and there are many. I will not sugar coat it, tell lies and make everything seem like a dream.

This is a tough and ruthless business, that requires a backbone, dedication and a relentless drive.

You will walk away with know how experience, hands on experience and a better understanding of filmmaking in general."

Films Debuting on Facebook

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Aimee Teegarden by David Shankbone

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Liz Shannon Miller in a Gigaom article asks the question "Is Facebook the way to go for new web originals?"   What she's referring to is couple of new films that are debuting on Facebook.  Aim High, a web series, with Aimee Teegarden about a high school student leading a double life as a spy and Continuum a sci-fi thriller from Blake Calhoun.

Carolyn Wonderland

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Carolyn Wonderland (photo by RR Rodriguez via Picasa CC BY-ND 3.0)

Carolyn Wonderland is currently on tour and will be passing through the southeast next week.  If you like barrelhouse rock&roll and gritty Janis Joplin style blues vocals you'll not want to miss her show.

Check out her interview with Larry Gross of Mountain Stage at the end of this article to get and idea of how this lady whips out a song.

Tuesday, Oct 25th  7:00 pm
Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA

Wednesday, October 26th  -  7:00 pm
Casbah, 1007 W Main St, Durham, NC

Thursday, October 27th  - 8:00 pm
The Handlebar, 304 W Stone Ave, Greenville, SC

Friday October 28th - 9:00 pm
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC

Wednesday, November 2nd  - 8:00 pm
Eddie's Attic, 515 N McDonough St, Decatur, GA

Saturday November 5th  - 12:00 PM
Riverhawk Fest  Brooksville, FL

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president...

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Casting call for historical TV mini-series about the lives of the men who helped build America next week in West Virginia.

  • Men, women, and children.
  • Re-enactors and extras.
  • Lincoln
  • John Wilkes Booth
  • McKinley
  • Civilians (many varied roles)
  • Business executives
  • Law enforcement (sheriffs, NY/NJ Police, Marshals)
  • Laborers (industrial workers, dock workers)
  • Soldiers (Admiral, Confederate, Union, Stragglers)
  • Musicians (fiddlers, harmonica, percussion, etc.)
  • Ladies of the night
  • Burlesque performers (Victorian era)
  • Thugs (think Gangs of NY)
  • Photographers/ Journalists
  • Stunts (horse/falls/fights)
  • Butlers/Maids
  • Newspaper Boy/Messengers

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Charlotte, NC Skyline (11-13-06)

Charlotte, NC (Public Doman Image by Byron Galentine via Wikipedia)

Michael Melendez chats with Juli Emmons and Haven Wilson in this Screen Time video posted on Vimeo by Dan Honeycutt.  Screen Time is produced by the Charlotte Film Community and showcases talent in and around the Queen City.  They discuss Michael's film Turning Home and there are also interviews with Catherine Trail of On The Red Carpet at the Charlotte Makes Scenes Awards.

Pictograms of Olympic sports - Golf. This is u...

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Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is looking for someone to host a new show on golf destinations.  The show will have celebrity interviews, course and equipment reviews as well as golf tips.

  • Put a 60 second film clip explaining why you should be the host on your personal
  • Send the link to the YouTube page to the email address below.
  • Show will debut on the Internet in early 2012
  • Deadline for entries is November 4th, 2011

Send submission link with contact information to:

Knights Stadium

Charlotte Knights Stadium (Public Domain Image via Wikipedia)

Overdraft, a PBS documentary about the debt crisis, is looking for seniors around the age of 65.  Filming will take place at the Charlotte Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, South Carolina.   Shooting should take no more the 3 hours.  Food from craft services will be provided and you will receive $25.  Filming scheduled for late October or early November.

If you are interested or want more information contact Eric Davis at:

South façade of the White House, the executive...

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Tona B. Dahlquist Casting needs  extras for the TV series Homeland  in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Roles are for onlookers, gawkers, Secret Service types, cops, on air reporter types, and news cameramen types.

Homeland  is a Showtime TV drama series starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and Damian Lewis 

Football: Jets-v-Eagles, Sep 2009 - 27

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CL Casting in Atlanta is casting football players for overnight shoots on November 3rd and 4th.  The hours will be approximately 4:00 pm until 6:00 am.  Need men ages 18-21.

Submit 3 photos (head and body), height, weight, age, and contact information to:

Put "Football" in the subject line.


Austin Film Festival News

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Johnny Depp during the Paris premiere of Publi...

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The Austin Film Festival is upon us!  From October 20-27, Austin, Texas will be full of movie buzz.  The festival will feature writers, directors, and producers on various panels (a full list of which is available here), as well as film screenings and a tribute to honor Johnny Depp.

The Austin Film Festival is unique, in that it will not only feature upcoming full-length films (like the highly anticipated Rum Diary, starring honoree Johnny Depp and George Clooney's The Descendants), but also a series of short films and beloved older films like Toy Story and Edward Scissorhands

The festival will actually kick off tonight with a film & food gala with guests Ryan Piers Williams and Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) before the screenings begin tomorrow.

Can't make it to Austin by tomorrow?  Well, neither can I, but you can get involved anyway!

Stay up to date on the events throughout the week by "liking" it on Facebook -

Become a sponsor! Instructions can be found on the website

Also, if you missed the deadline for submissions this year, keep checking for next year!  Send in your film or screenplay, apply for crew positions, or even volunteer.  Festivals like these run on the support of others, so do whatever you can to make sure that we get a 10th year from the Austin Film Festival.

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and Archduch...

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What is an early music festival?  It's a place to hear the type of music that was once played in the courts and salons of 16th, 17th, and 18th century Europe.  The 1st Annual Portland Early Music Festival will be celebrating this sort of music this weekend in Portland, Maine.

There will master classes, workshops, and lectures as well as the music.  

  • Friday, 7:30pm: "An Age of Ayres," Songs of 17th Century England and France. An ayre is an English lute accompanied song and was a popular genre of the late 16th and early 17th centuries.
  • Saturday, 1pm-5pm and Sunday, 1:30pm: Workshops and Lectures
  • Saturday, 7:30pm: "Ein Sachsisches Programm," or "Mostly Saxon Program." J.S. Bach and S.L. Weiss finished their careers in Electoral Saxony, whose capital was Dresden, one of the 18th century's finest musical establishments.
  • Sunday 2:30pm-3:30pm: Meet the Instruments.
  • Sunday 4:30pm: "The Soul of Italy," music from the birthplace of the Baroque by Frescobaldi, Kapsberger, Strozzi, and Storace. Concludes with selections from Vecchi's commedia dell'arte, L'Amfiparnaso.

Models on the catwalk

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The Marriage Counselor, a Tyler Perry movie, is casting male and female runway models.  You must be able to walk the runway and have that New York look, like New York Fashion Week.


Female Models
  • Ages 18-40
  • 5'7" or taller.
  • 110-140 lbs
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The Dunwoody Music Festival begins this weekend in Dunwoody, Georgia.  There will also be a battle of the bands on Saturday for local bands.

Main Stage Lineup:

  • Jack Schneider Contemporary Folk
  • Ronalds Ray Gun Alt Country
  • Say Brother Alt Country/Rock
  • Olympia Drive 3 Piece Folk
  • 50 Million Fables Rock
  • The Deadfields Alt Country Rock
  • Nick & the Grooves Funk, Blues, R&B
  • Bob Bakert 4-piece Old-Time Experience
  • The Usual Suspects 20-Piece Jazz
  • Stars of 80's Rock Headline

CL Casting in Atlanta is looking for extras to work Wednesday (tomorrow).  They are looking for male and female Hispanics that are 65+ years old.

Submit 3 photos, height, weight, age, and contact information to:

Put "Hispanic <your age>" in the subject line.

Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of th...

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Casting call for Office Seekers which is the working title for the film Lincoln by Steven Spielberg.  This is a Civil War era feature film.  Open call, no appointment necessary.

Daniel Day-Lewis will be starring as Lincoln along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, and Sally Field.

  • This casting call for African American actors only portraying Union Army soldiers
  • Weathered character faces.
  • Those that can handle a speaking role in major motion picture.
  • Ages 18-40

Open Casting Call:
Saturday, October 22nd
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Virginia State University
Harris Hall
Colson Auditorium
Carter G Woodson Avenue
Petersburg, Virginia



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Truckstop Preachers

From: Rock Hill, SC
Genre: Honky Tonk
Record Label: Lookout Mabel

Members: Nathan Palmer, Lee Goodwin, Glenn Jones, and Jeff Faulkner

If you have never seen the Truckstop Preachers live show, you are in for a real treat, and maybe even a surprise. Performing the tunes of their favorite country artists and including some of their own excellent 
originals, "The Preachers" give audiences a lot more than just that good old, down-home feeling. They put on a REAL show!  Lead vocalist and front man, Nathan Palmer, keeps the band's lively performance on the cutting edge of entertainment throughout the set. But... the Truckstop Preachers are as talented as they are entertaining! 

Here's a little clip from the band's web site: 

"When today's country music is driven by cowboy wanna-be's and prom queens who couldn't cut it on MTV, Truckstop Preachers make it a point to deliver freight loads of raw honky tonk music to their audience.
It's this respect that has attracted a congregation of real music listeners to the Truckstop Preachers. Loyal country music listeners are attracted to the truthful song writing. At the same time, fans of hard driving rock anticipate a gritty rock driven beat that brings them out of their seats." 

Truckstop Preachers originally formed as "4 on the Floor in 2001". They performed throughout the Carolinas. In 2004, still as "4 on the Floor", the band took their first album "Cowboys and Engines" to Europe, performing for thousands at festivals and in honky tonk venues.  In 2005, the band changed their name to Truckstop Preachers following the call they heard to deliver a message to "those sinning souls of today's country music".  The group's self-titled album, "Truckstop Preachers" with a live cut from one of their Bakersfield heroes, Buck Owens, made it to the Americana Top 50. Recently, the act has opened for national acts such as  Dwight Yoakam, Dale Watson, Southern Culture on the Skids, David Allan Coe, Kevn Kinney (Drivin and Crying), Cross Canadian Ragweed, and 38 Special.






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Tona B. Dahlquist Casting needs  extras for the TV series Homeland this week in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Roles are for a college age waitress, 2 males, and seniors.

Homeland  is a Showtime TV drama series starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and Damian Lewis 

  • College age waitress. for Monday. Put "Waitress" in the subject line.
  • 2 Males with cars.for Tuesday   Cars cannot be white. Put "Males" in subject line.
  • Seniors ages 65-80.  Put "Seniors" in the subject line.
  • Sernd photo, age, and contact information
Send message to:

Stage Door Theatre Breaks in London

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The North Carolina Black Repertory Company is holding open auditions at the end of October for actors, singers, and dancers.  

  • Actors, dancers, and singers prepare monologue no longer than 2 minutes.
  • 2 songs.  One up tempo with movement and a ballad.  32 bars of each.
  • Dancers:prepare a choreographed dance and one song.
  • Bring accompaniment (CD, cassette, pianist, etc...)
  • Photo or headshot (8x10 or 5x7).
  • Resume'
  • Call to schedule appointment.

The skyline of Burlington, Vermont with Mount ...

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There will be showcase event at the closing of the 2011 Vermont International Film Festival in Burlington Vermont.  It will be films made by the teams of the 24 hour filmmaking competition Sleepless in Burlington.  Needed are actors for this competition   This is a way to add to your portfolio, gain some acting experience, and a chance to work with upcoming filmmakers.  There will be a prize for best actor and actress.

  • Actors may or may not have extensive experience acting, but need to be available all day on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, which is the principal day of shooting.
  • Actors will have information and a picture posted on a webpage accessible to the student teams, and will take part in a casting call at 8:30 AM on Saturday Oct. 29 that will determine which of the 5 teams of filmmakers they will be working with.

To participate please send a JPEG photo and a short bio of you acting experience (3-4 sentences) to:

Black Western cowboy boots on a white background

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Extras needed for Revelation Trail, a Gothic western horror film set in the 1880s that will exist both as a web series and a film. Filming will be in late December.

  • Available December 28th through January 1st.
  • Filming will be in the Draffenville, Kentucky area.
  • Various types of people and ages.
  • Human and zombie roles.
  • Non-union.  Volunteers will receive film credits and meals on set.
  • If you are seeking a speaking role please bring a monologue of your choice.

Extras Casting Call:
Monday, November 17th
5;00 pm - 6:30 pm
Henderson Community College
2660 S. Green Street 
Henderson, Kentucky

You can also apply by sending an audition video to:

Casting Call: Vampire - Virginia

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Open auditions for a collaborative film project by TradeMarky Films and Martin Agency this Friday and Saturday.

  • Male
  • 20-29 years old.
  • Good acting and comedic capabilities.

Open Audition by appointment.  For appointment contact Mark Meyers at 310.866.0031 to arrange a time.

Thursday, October 15th and Friday October 16th
TradeMarky Films
1613 West Main Street
Richmond, Virginia


Casting Call: Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World Resort

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There will be a casting call for Disney Character look-alikes today at 4:00 pm in Kissimme, Florida.  This is for actors to perform in front of guests at meet and greets, parades, and stage shows. Pay is $12.40 per hour and will give you a chance to develop as an actor while gaining grace and poise at using your improvisational skills.

  • Disney Princes and Princesses
  • Females: 5'3" - 5'7"; Males: 5'10" - 6'0" 
  • Tiana 
  • Rapunzel
  • Cinderella
  • Aurora
  • Belle
  • Ariel
  • Snow White
  • Aladdin

UP CLOSE ~ Patrick Davis

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Patrick Davis' pals kept telling him he should do this - that he makes music people want to hear, that his songs and his voice are radio-ready. And, so what? Thousands of people are told such things all the time by millions of well-intentioned friends.


Here's what's different: Patrick Davis' pals are some of the most influential artists coming out of Nashville and climbing the country charts. And they're eager for Patrick Davis to join their club."

(Excerpt from 

"Talent, youth, good looks and a natural gift for songwriting with the perfect hook, Patrick Davis has everything it takes to become the next mega-star, so we are keeping our eyes and ears open!

Emerging from Nashville with a string of hit songwriting credits already under his belt, Patrick began his solo-performing career with a jump-start. He co-wrote Jason Michael Carroll's Top 10 hit, "Where I'm From" as well as the closing track, "Be Wary of a Woman," on fellow South Carolinian Darius Rucker's (Hootie and the Blowfish) platinum-level Learn To Live album. These days, we can hear his songs, as well as his influence, on new albums from Lady Antebellum, Jewel (Patrick and Jewel co- wrote 11 of the 12 original songs on the album, and he sang harmony on the track, "Count On Me"), Josh Kelley and Carroll (as producer.)"

Since coming to Nashville in 2002, Davis has written with a wide range of country and pop music heavyweights, from Jewel and Dallas Davidson to Radney Foster, Hal Ketchum and Nashville Songwriters Hall-of-Fame Member Guy Clark (co-writing two songs on Clark's latest album.  Davis says he considers the collaboration with Clark a highlight in his career).

Bundle of CDs.

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Want to sell your music on Facebook?  The Music Store Widget from cdBaby is what you need.  It's free for existing cdBaby artists.  If you don't currently have your music registered with cdBaby you're missing a great way to sell your music either digitally or with CDs/Vinyl at not only Facebook but many other digital outlets such as iTunes,, and Spotify.

The cost to sign up with cdBaby in minimal.  $39 for a complete album or $9.99 for a single.  I have been a cdBaby member for years (  It has helped me spread my music far and wide as well as giving  the satisfaction of periodically receiving a check for CDs sold and royalties for plays on digital music sites.  I even had one song picked up for a movie as the producer had heard my songs at cdBaby.

Check out the video below about this exciting new service from cdBaby and how to get started.

Anna Kendrick at the 2009 Toronto Internationa...

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Here is casting call for a fun feature length movie from Brownstone Productions and Universal pictures.  Perfect Pitch is a comedy about college singing competitions and a capella singing groups.  Anna Kendrick who was previously in the movie Twilight and currently starring in 50/50 will take a lead role along with Brittany Snow (American Dreamz) and Anna Camp (The Help).

Caballero Casting is having an open call this Saturday.  Your best chance of getting in the movie is to attend the open call but they will also have video submissions for the next 3 weeks.

Here's what they're looking for:
  • Ages 18-35 years old.
  • Stand ins: 5'6 males brown hair/ 5'4 females brown hair
  • Backgrounders of all types!   See below:
  • College aged students
  • Freshman Moms and Dads
  • Science Nerds
  • Frat Guys, Sorority Girls
  • Korean Students
  • Dudes with Ponytails
  • Judges
  • Non Descript Audience

Tyler Perry's House of Payne

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Tyler Perry's House of Payne, a TBS television series. is looking for extras for Season 6.  Filming is underway and will continue through January in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Need Hispanic, Asian, and Caucasian extras.
  • Must be available for 12-14 hour day.
  • Must have flexible schedule.
  • Must have set etiquette and professional work attitude.
  • $8/hour with 8 hour guarantee
  • Read the Rules and Guidelines and Identification Necessary to be prepared..
  • Complete the Extra Submission Form.

Boatwright Tower at the University of Richmond

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Learn how to produce a PSA at this workshop with Roxanne Lane at the University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies.

Included in workshop:
  • Developement, production, and distribution planning process.
  • Principles of film production.
  • How to write effective PSA script.
  • Secrets for getting donated labor, services, equipment, and airtime.
  • Film production manual provided.
  • Sample production forms, agreements, contracts, and letters.
  • Production checklists for writing, producing, and distribution.
  • Budget template.

Fee: $99

How to Produce a PSA
Saturday, October 15
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, Virginia

CL Casting in Atlanta, Georgia is looking for extras this Monday for the film Papa in Atlanta, Georgia
Checklist: Extras for Monday, October 10th:
  • Include 3 photos, head and body.
  • AgeMegaphone-Vector.svg.png
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Contact information.
  • Put "Monday" in the subject line of email message.

Send the information listed above to:

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Tona B. Dahlquist Casting needs 1 male and 1 female  of Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, or Hawaiian descent as extras in the TV series Homeland for Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Also needed is a retired female. 

Homeland  is a Showtime TV drama series starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis 

  • Male or femail
  • Must be of Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, or Hawaiian descent.
  • Call time of 6:15 am Monday Morning, October 10th for filming all day.
  • Also need retired female age 65+
  • Sernd photo and contact information
  • Put "Asian M/F" or "Retired Female" in the subject line of email message.

Send message to:

Also need Caucasian girl 9-10 years old for early filming in Concord, NC on Monday, October 10th. Send message to address above.

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Riverbend Films is having a casting call for The Quantum Suicide of Sophie Miller, an adaptation of the stage play by Matthew Marcus.  It is about a neurotic physics professor, who is unable to have interpersonal relationships, attempts suicide in order to prove the theory of quantum immortality.  Principal photography will be February - March 2012.

  • Alice - Sophie?s sister, college-aged. Alice is a counterpoint to Sophie (the title character)?encouraging and sociable, her optimism, social intuition, and charisma are often of comfort and solace to the quirky, introverted, and exceedingly rational Sophie.
  • David - Sophie?s love interest, college-aged. David is somewhat awkward and introverted himself, however it is his sharp wit, playfully sarcastic sense of humor, and enduring optimism that get Sophie?s attention.
  • Various minor speaking and non-speaking roles.

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The Money Club in Rock Hill South Carolina is looking for bands to round out it's line up for two upcoming shows.

The first show is Wednesday, November 12th. Luminoth and Reverend H Chronicles are scheduled. Additional bands needed.

The second show is on Wednesday, November 19th.  Funky Geezer is playing and additional acts to go with his folk music and comedic talent are needed.

The Money

Carson McCullers

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Auditions for The Heart is a Lonely Hunter will be held on Monday in Spartanburg, North Carolina,  Students of USC and the community are invited to participate.  

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is a play adapted from the novel by Carson McCullers.  This was her first book and was completed in 1940.  She wrote the book while living in Charlotte, North Carolina in two different houses, one on Central Avenue, the other on East Boulevard.  It is considered one of the top 100 best English language novels.

The stage play by Rebecca Gilman and directed by Doug Hughes premiered in Atlanta, Georgia in 2005.  It is about a character named John Singer and focuses on the struggles of four of his acquaintances: a diner owner, an African American doctor, a tomboyish young girl, and an alcoholic labor agitator

The play will be presented by The Shoestring Players of the University of South Carolina Upstate on November 17th through November 20th.

Monday, October 10th
7:00 pm
Humanities and Performing Arts Center
Proscenium Theatre
800 University Way
Spartanburg, South Carolina

For more information contact Jimm Cox at:


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Tona B. Dahlquist Casting needs 5 people as extras in the TV series Homeland for Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Homeland  is a Showtime TV drama series starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis 

  • Must have a car.
  • Be a good driver.
  • Car must not be white.
  • Send contact ifnormation.
  • Send photo of yourself.
  • Send age height and weight.
  • Send color, year and make of vehicle.
  • Put "MONDAY" in the subject line of the message.

Send message to:

Go 15

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Mark your calendar for the 15 Short Film Festival  to be held at The Evening Muse on Sunday, October 16th.

The 6th Annual 15 Short Film Festival features short films, 15 minutes or less, selected from over 500 entries from around the world.  Founded by Keith Whatley, Ryan Walker, Antonio Diaz, and Derrick Hines this event at The Evening Muse is sure to be a fun Sunday evening out.

The 15 Short Film Festival
Sunday, October 16th
6:00 PM
3227 North Davidson Street
Charlotte, North Carolina

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The  Moving Images Xchange Short Film Awards, or MIX for short, is accepting entries,  A contest for all genres of short films, it has over $10 thousand dollars of cash and prizes for winning participants.  The Premiere Screening will be in Richmond, Virginia during February of 2012.

  • Narrative (drama, action-adventure, comedy, thriller/horror/fantasty)
  • Animation
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Music Video
  • Other (new media, webisodes, commercials, etc.).

Atlanta, Georgia

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CL Casting in Atlanta, Georgia is looking for extras this Wednesday, October 5th, for the film Papa in Atlanta, Georgia.

Extras for Wednesday, October 5th:
  • Female Secretary
  • Male Facility Worker
  • Female Social Worker
  • Male Social Worker

Send pictures, contact information, age, height, and weight to:

Put the role you are applying for in the subject line.

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Tyler Perry Studios needs a stand in for Cynthia Barrett tomorrow at 8:30 am in Atlanta, Georgia for Tyler Perry's House of Payne series

  • For Wednesday, October 5th,  8:30 am in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Must be female between 5'3"-5'6" and 110-130 lbs.
  • Pay is $110 per 12 hours.

Email headshot, contact information, and resume to:

Put "CB Stand In" in the subject line.


Actors Workshop - Carolinas

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Casting director turned producer Maxann Crotts-Harvey will be conducting an acting workshop in Rock Hill, South Carolina and Morganton, North Carolina this month.

This will be a networking event as well as a chance to learn about the casting process.  You will be filmed and your performance will be critiqued.  In the critique you will be given  tips on how you performed and show you how to improve.

Some of the topics that will be covered:
  • Do's and don'ts when auditioning for a casting director.
  • How to dress and groom for an audition.
  • Being totally prepared for an audition.
  • Headshots, how they should look.
  • How to approach the casting director when you walk in.
  • Things to do after the audition.
  • Do you need an agent?
  • Can I book work on my own if I have an agent?
  • How much you should pay an agent.

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Tona B. Dahlquist Casting is looking fo a couple of DC business men types that are clean cut and professional looking to be extras in the TV series Homeland for tomorrow. Wednesday, October 5th.  

Must be flexible with time.  You will not be needed the entire day.  You will need a business suit and must not have worked in this episode already.

For more information send message to:

Cast North is looking for actors for Tracing Iris, a screenplay by Kelly Rowan and Graham Ludlow adapted from the novel of the same name by Genni Gunn.  Filming will be from mid October until early November.

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George Harrison - Living in the Material World, a documentary by Martin Scorsese, is coming to HBO in two parts this Wednesday and Thursday nights, October 5th and 6th.

The film starts with George's life in Liverpool, Beatlemania, and his travels to India,   Much of the footage comes from Harrison's own video archive.  Interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Eric Clapton are there, as is Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty who were in the Traveling Willbury's along with George.  His wife Olivia and son Dhani Harrison are also in the film.

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The Trheshold Repertory Theatre is holding auditions this weeked for Every Christmas Store Ever Told!! in Charleston, South Carolina.  A spoof of every Christmas song and story ever told.

"Looking for actors who are good at imitating voices and characters from famous movies and tv shows that are shown every year at Christmas, in particular Jimmy Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life, Alistair Sim's Scrooge from the movie A Christmas Carol, the Grinch from the animated The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, characters from Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer like Hermey the Misfit Elf, possibly Charlie-in-the-Box, Simon Cowell from The X-Factor (formerly on American Idol). Also, there are a couple of very simple dances so stage movement experience would be helpful but not absolutely necessary. It would also be helpful if you can carry a tune. Songs sung are You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (with different lyrics), Wha-Who Doree from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and a spoof medley of holiday songs."

Performances are from December 1st through December 22nd.  There will be a $250 stipend.

Saturday, October 8th and Sunday October 9th
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Next door to East Bay Deli
334 East Bay Street
Charleston, South Carolina

To schedule an appointment for auditions email:

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The Charlotte Film Community is looking for people to fill these roles for a film shooting in Brevard, North Carolina starting October 17th.  The roles are voluntary but will give you a chance to work with a great bunch of people and add to your resume'.

Warning, you must not be afraid of venomous snakes.

  • MORDECAI, 8-13: While this character does not speak, needs to show a WIDE RANGE of emotions non-verbally; Mordecai is reclusive, has seen terrible things in his short life and it's made him a strange and unpredictable child. Caucasian
  • BROTHER SHERMAN, 40's-50's: large, imposing, "ex-con" feel, Brother Billy's right hand man. Will participate in church services, actor needs to be comfortable dancing, lifting, carrying weight.. African-American or Caucasian.
  • MOTHER, 50's to 60's. Shrew and overbearing
  • POLICE OFFICER, 30's-40's: small town officer; professional, over-worked. Caucasian
  • OFF-DUTY OFFICERS, Large, fit cops (need 3)
  • BROTHER COOTS, 60's-70's: a devoted follower of Billy; looks weathered and weird. Caucasian
  • COLLEGE STUDENTS, 2 boys & 3 girls
  • MEMBERS OF CONGREGATION - 25-30 folks of all different ages, shapes and sizes. They need to have an Appalachian feel to them. They will be participating in the church service - dancing, singing, testifying. Families would be great. Will need them for about a 4-day period.

If interested in a role or need more information please email Juli Emmons at:


Moogfest 2011 - Asheville, NC

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Moogfest 2011 is coming to Asheville, North Carolina at the end of the month.  Moog lived and worked in Asheville for the last 30 years of his life so it's only fitting that the festival be held here.

Moogfest honors Dr. Robert Moog and his electronic inventions such as the Moog synthesizer which revolutionized musical performances and recordings in the 70s   Invented by Dr. Moog in the 50s the music synthesizer did not become well known until Wendy Carlos used it for her Switched On Bach album in 1968.  Next came groups like Kraftwerk and Yes. 

There will also be a Synth Art Show this year.  It will feature limited edition screen prints that were inspired by Bob Moog. A variety of styles from concert poster artists and graphics designers.  Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips will have a limited edition print for the show.  Also, Brian Eno will be showing his 77 Million Paintings exhibit throughout the weekend which is an evolving sound and music collection. 

Friday, October 28th
  • Moby
  • TV On The Radio
  • Tangerine Dream
  • Chromeo
  • Flying Lotus
  • Little Dragon
  • Holy F**k
  • The Antlers
  • Mayer Hawthorne & The County
  • Matthew Dear
  • Zomby
  • Beak
  • Atlas Sound
  • Anika
  • Austra
  • John Maus
  • Lunzproject (Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Tim Story)
  • Araabmusik
  • The Field
  • Mimi Goese & Ben Neill
  • Warm Ghost
  • Causing a Tiger
  • Grimes
  • Shahzad Ismaily

Showtime Premiere of Homeland

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Tonight is the premiere of Homeland at 10:00 pm, 9:00 pm Central on Showtime.  The series, which was shot in Charlotte, North Carolina, stars Claire Danes as a CIA officer.  She suspects a Marine who just returned from Iraq after being MIA for 8 years has turned and is plotting an attack on America.  Feeling somehow responsible for not preventing the 9/11 attacks she is on a mission to prevent another one.

The series also stars Damian Lewis who plays the part of Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody who was found by a Delta Force soldier in a raid.  Brody appears beaten and imprisoned but is it as it seems?  Claire Danes as Carrie Anderson wants to investigate the retired sergeant but is met with skepticism by the agency as they think she is unstable and a loose cannon.  Mandy Patinkin plays Saul Berensen who is Carrie's confidant within the agency.


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Mosser Casting is needing Italian women, 18 years or older, for a wedding scene on Wednesday, October 5th for the ABC family movie Elixir.

  • Italian women 18+
  • Must be able to come to wardrobe fitting on Monday at Station Square.
  • Send current picture and contact information.
  • Put "Elixir Casting" in the subject line.

Send email to:

Mosser Casting is also looking for interns that can work on Tuesdays and Thursdays for college credit.

If interested send email with the subject line "Interns" to: