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HONEYSPIDER_CAPTURE_02.jpgIt is a rare occasion that you can watch a movie in the same building that was used as the actual setting for scenes in the movie but you will have that opportunity this weekend with Honeyspider.

Honeyspider was written with the Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, North Carolina in mind by Kenny Caperton who satisfied his teenage desire to see the latest movies there.  It is a story about a young woman who works at a local theater whose birthday is on Halloween. A friend encourages her to attend a party after her shift at the picture show not knowing what they are about to encounter.

Working with Josh and Kenny is unexplainable. They are the most understanding people. Being able to see the passion/love that they have for filmmaking in person is absolutely amazing. They are willing to cut loose and have fun when needed but they also know when it's time to be serious. They are willing to work with you and do whatever makes you comfortable. They are two of the most amazing people I have ever met. For me it was kind of challenging at first I wasn't able to channel my inner Jackie, because she was a complete opposite person of who I really am but I ended up getting used to it. - Mariah Brown - Jackie Blue in Honeyspider

The Gem Theatre, a setting in the movie, is indeed a gem.  Originally opened in 1936 by the Cannon Mills Company.  It's seating capacity at that time was 1,200 people.  In 1942 a fire in the rear section of theater.  Because of the war effort there was no money to repair the damage.  In 1948 The Cannon Mills Company rebuilt it.  During the 40s and 50s it played host to stage shows such as Jimmy Dickens and Grand Ole Opry, Fred Kirby, Tex Ritter, and Roy Rogers with Trigger.  The Gem Theatre is one of the oldest single screen theaters left in the country and has continued to be open to the public since it was rebuilt.

Another thing that was on Kenny's mind during the creation of this movie is what will the title be?  A long time fan of the Smashing Pumpkins he thought of an early B-Side song by them called 'Honeyspider'.  Now he had a title.  " I've always loved that title and when trying to come up with a name for my script about 1/3 into writing it, I looked through a huge list of Smashing Pumpkins song titles and that one really stuck out and I thought it would be great title for a horror film. So after choosing that title it influenced the script. And while we were in post-production searching for music to use in the film, of course that song was at the top of my list. I tracked down Billy's management and told them about the movie, my love for Smashing Pumpkins, etc and I guess he saw something in the project and gave us the rights to use the song."

One other thing Kenny needed was a director which he found in Josh Hasty, a director he has been working with since Judith: The Night She Stayed Home, a short film they made together nearly 5 years ago.  They've made two movies and a commercial together to date.  Though there is is a great distance between them.  Kenny is from North Carolina and Josh from Ohio.  There is no divide in what they like about making movies, especially horror movies.  One compliments the other.


Honeyspider Trailer

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Here is the Honeyspider trailer from Paramount Scope.  Written and produced by Kenny Caperton along with Josh Hasty as director.  Filmed in North Carolina and Ohio.

This is a cool thriller of a movie.  All Jackie Blue wants to do is enjoy her birthday which coincidentally falls on Halloween.  After being convinced to go to a Halloween party on campus her night out turns into a nightmare.








Casting for The Real World 27

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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.

Checklist:
  • 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
South fa├žade of the White House, the executive...

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I, Alex Cross, a movie adapted from the novel by James Patterson, is seeking extras for filming in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

Plot:
Detective Alex Cross discovers a distant family member has been murdered.  After some investigation he finds even more mysterious deaths that seem to point to someone within the White House.

Tyler Perry (I Can Do Bad All By Myself), Jean Reno (The Professional), and Matthew Fox (Lost) will be starring in this feature film.

Paid extras needed:
Real Policemen
People who can portray policemen.
Swat Team Members
Detectives
Crime Techs
Body Guards
Funeral Goers
Restaurant Patrons
Hot Girls.
Everyday People
Stand-ins and doubles for major actors.

Expect to have photographs taken and complete paperwork for your profile.

Extras Casting Call:
Saturday, July 23rd
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hyatt Place
6025 Jefferson Drive
Independence, Ohio

For more information call:
Real Style Casting at 248.808,6565

   
Checklist

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Tomorrow, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th an extras casting call will be held for The Avengers movie in Cleveland, Ohio.  I ran across a great video on what to expect and how to prepare to be an extra for this movie.  You will find a link to it below.  It has some practical advice for becoming an extra in any movie and what to expect when you arrive at the casting call.

Checklist:
  • 18+ years old.
  • Well groomed.
  • Wear business executive outfit.
  • Bring pen to complete application
  • Photos will be taken at the casting call.

July 15th
Noon - 4:00 pm

July 16th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Holiday Inn Independence
6001 Rockslide Rd.
Independence, Ohio



Here is a related article with a great video with tips on becoming an extra:



   

Casting: SafeAuto Commercial

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The infamous SafeAuto jingle is the focus of a nationwide contest.  Fans can create their own versions of the song and film themselves performing it.  Submissions will be accepted until January. 

Winners of the contest will receive $5,000 as well as a spot on a television commercial.  The company will also go on a tour to film applicants doing their version of the song.  They will be visiting these cities:

Chicago: July 15-16, 2011
Myrtle Beach: August 4-5, 2011
Philadelphia: August 5-7, 2011
Phoenix: September 8-10, 2011
Houston: October 7-9, 2011
Nashville: October 22-23, 2011
Columbus: November 5-6, 2011

For more information, visit http://www.safeauto.com/dothejingle
   
Actor Robert Downey Jr. promoting the film &qu...

Robert Downey, Jr. (Image by emeritano via Wikipedia)

Open casting call for The Avengers being shot in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow.   Filming will be August through September. 


Checklist:
  • 18+ years old.
  • Well groomed.
  • Wear business executive outfit.
  • Bring pen to complete application
  • Photos will be taken at the casting call.

July 15th
Noon - 4:00 pm

July 16th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Holiday Inn Independence
6001 Rockslide Rd.
Independence, Ohio



   
Afghanistan (September 26, 2005) - A U.S...

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The Avengers is wanting Wright-Patterson airmen as extras for roles such as carrier deck crew, carrier maintenance, and pilots. To be eligible you must be attached to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base  

Starring in The Avengers - Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Lou Ferrigno, Felicia Day, Mark Ruffalo, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Pay will be $10 an hour and overtime for work over 8 hours.  If asked to do something more than extra work the pay will be increased. Catered meals will be provided. Filming will be at the Wilmington Air Park in early August.

You must have your supervisor's permission, fill out the IMT AF Form 3902 for Off-Duty Employment and be in leave status. Permissive TDY is not authorized

Information needed for casting:
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Age
  • Height and Weight
  • Jacket Size
  • Shirt Neck and Sleeve Size
  • Pants Waist and Inseam Size
  • Shoe Size
  • Current Picture
  • Military Status
  • Military Base
  • Any Special Skills or Training

Send the above information to:







   
Lower falls (1). Chagrin Falls OH, November 2009

Chagrin Falls (Image by Janet Moore-Coll via Flickr)

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival which will be held October 12th through October 16th is accepting film submissions.  There will be daily filmmaker panels and forums at venues around this beautiful Chagrin Valley town.  Films from around the world will be presented..


Categories
  • Feature Documentary
  • International Documentary
  • Community Documentary
  • First Film
  • Short Documentary
  • Environmental Documentary
  • Human Spirit Documentary
  • Ohio Documantary

Open call for entries:
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
PO Box 239
Chagrin Falls OH 44022
U S A
Phone: 440-247-0137

Website:

Submit entries at Withoutabox:





   
Scarlett Johansson and a soldier.

Scarlett Johansson (Public Domain Image via Wikipedia)

Casting call for The Avengers being filmed in the Cleveland, Ohio area.  They are needing extras on two days in mid July.  The film will employ hundreds of cast and crew during the course of production.

Set to star in the movie are Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Lou Ferrigno, Felicia Day, Mark Ruffalo, and Samuel L. Jackson.


  • 18 years or older.
  • Parents can submit current pictures of children under 18.
  • Bring pen to fill out application.
  • Bring your clothing sizes..
  • Come well groomed in best business executive outfit.
  • Your photo will be taken at no charge.

***No phone calls***.

Casting Call for Paid Extras:
Friday, July 15th - Noon until 4:00 pm.
Saturday, July 16th - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Holiday Inn
6001 Rockside Road
Independence, Ohio

   
Children dressed up in Halloween costumes.

Image by Charles Nguyen via Wikipedia

Fun Size a feature length movie being shot in Cleveland, Ohio from June through August is looking for extras.  Expecting to use over 1,500 extras during the course of filming.

Johnny Knoxville and Josh Pence have been tapped to star the film.

Because the movie takes place during Halloween most of the extras will be shot in costume.

Extras: 6 years and older. Parent of Guardian must accompany extras under the age of 18 on set. Parents and children can both be extras.


When applying include a photo in a Halloween costume if you can and the name of the costume.  Also, if under 18, include parent/guardian contact information.
Screenwriter Jim Jennewein visits VFS

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A screenwriting Seminar called Big Ideas will be held in Cleavland, Ohio June 24th through June 26th.

Barri Evans, a working film producer, will lead the seminar and show writers how to work with a film producer, and how to target screenwriting hits.

  • Discover Your Most Powerful Idea
  • Create Concepts that Ignite Industry Interest
  • Unleash your Screenwriting Super Powers
  • Master Pitching to Grab the Attention of the Pros 
  • Transform Structure into Your Best Friend
  • Learn to Accomplish More with Less Rewriting
  • Mentorship for A Year 



Big Ideas Screenwriting Seminar
June 24th through June 26th
Cleveland, Ohio


More info:


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Casting call for Time Borrowers a short film being shot in Cleveland, Ohio on a Saturday in June.  A paid job the film is set in the 1890s in New York and is about a time traveling treasure hunter.

Roles:

  • Milo: As a time traveling treasure hunter in the 1890's Milo must adapt to the nature of his surroundings. He is a younger slender male in his late 20's.
  • Time Marshal: The Time Marshal is a law abiding citizen only doing his job. He's older then Milo in his mid to late 30's time and age show on him. He's carries a few extra pounds on him as well.

Audition by invitation only will be held June 4th.

Send headshot and resume' for Cleveland, Ohio audition invitation to: 



   
Child and avengers comics

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Crew members needed for "The Avengers" movie scheduled to begin filming in Cleveland in early August.

Marvel Studios will be filming this comic book feature film. Pre-production is already underway.

Crew positions only.  Submit resume's to: