Cast­ing for Vam­pire Di­aries Sea­son 7 un­der­way

The Covington News - - NEWS - SAN­DRA BRANDS sbrands@cov­

Sea­son 7 of the Vam­pire Di­aries and The Orig­i­nals will premier on Thurs­day, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m and 9 p.m. Cast­ing calls have gone out for ex­tras for Vam­pire Di­aries, which films in and around Cov­ing­ton, Fri­day, July 10 through Thurs­day, July 23. They’re look­ing for peo­ple to play Dutch Pa­trons, ages 18-50; deputies and of­fi­cers, 21 through 50; ur­ban pa­trons, 18 to 30; doc­tors, nurses and EMTS, 24-50; a home­less man, age 28-45, and Mystic Falls res­i­dents, ages 18 through 50. Ex­tras must live in At­lanta. Those avail­able and who meet the re­quire­ments should email a re­cent photo and in­clude name, age, phone, height, weight, all cloth­ing sizes to tvdex­trascast­ing@ gmail. com. For more in­for­ma­tion, check out Au­di­tions Free [­di­tion­sfree. com/tag/vam­pire-di­aries/].

Filmed in part in Cov­ing­ton last year, Na­tional Lam­poon’s Va­ca­tion will be re­leased at the end of July, and fea­tures the Gris­wold’s son, Rusty, all grown up with a fam­ily of his own and hop­ing to re­con­nect with his wife and sons on the trip to Wally World. Rusty is played by At­lanta na­tive Ed Helms, with his wife, Deb­bie, played by Chris­tine Ap­ple­gate. Grandma (Bev­erly D’An­gelo) and Grandpa (Chevy Chase) make an ap­pear­ance, as do Chris Hemsworth, Char­lie Day Kee­gan-Michael Key and Nick Kroll. Oh, and Rusty’s sis­ter, Au­drey, played by Les­lie Mann, also re­turns.

Cast­ing di­rec­tors are look­ing for ac­tors, mod­els, and tal­ent to work on a scene of Sea­son 6 of AMC’s ‘The Walk­ing Dead’ while it films in At­lanta, Ge­or­gia. Pro­duc­ers are look­ing for a photo dou­ble for an ac­tor on the show. In ad­di­tion, pro­duc­ers are look­ing for kids to be part of a sports team ages 10 to 13 years old for a few days this week. Check out Pro­ject Cast­ing [www. pro­ject­cast­] for more in­for­ma­tion.

'Strip­per,' an in­de­pen­dent short film, is the story of a young woman who is de­ter­mined to be­come a true CEO, and has cho­sen the life of a strip­per to net­work and build a firm client base. Ac­cord­ing to the cast­ing di­rec­tor, the role of the strip­per, Ciara Eve­lyn Os­borne, has not been cast, and the film is ex­pected to be re­leased at Christ­mas.

The 40th At­lanta Film Fes­ti­val (ATLFF), an Academy Award-qual­i­fy­ing, in­ter­na­tional film fes­ti­val, may not be held un­til next April 1 through 10, but film­mak­ers and scriptwrit­ers can en­ter works to the com­pe­ti­tion. The reg­u­lar dead­line is Sept. 18, with ex­tended dead­lines as late as Nov. 6. Films can be fea­tures, shorts, ex­per­i­men­tal shorts, pi­lot episodes, pup­petry shorts or mu­sic videos. Scriptwrit­ers must

Cour­tesy of New Line Cin­ema sub­mit fea­ture or tele­vi­sion scripts through Film­Free­way or Withoutabox.

The Fes­ti­val is also seek­ing “screen­ers,” peo­ple will­ing to vol­un­teer time to be part of the screen­ing com­mit­tee and watch dozens, some­times hun­dreds, of short and fea­ture films, eval­u­at­ing them for the judges. Sub­mis­sions for next year’s fes­ti­val are al­ready be­ing re­ceived. Vol­un­teer screens may re­ceive free tick­ets and passes to the fes­ti­val, based on the num­ber of films watched. For more in­for­ma­tion about the 2016 At­lanta Film Fes­ti­val, visit the web page. [http://at­lantafilm­fes­ti­]

Cour­tesy of AMC

Cour­tesy of At­lanta Film Fes­ti­val

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