Casting for Vampire Diaries Season 7 underway
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 [http://www.auditionsfree. 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. projectcasting.com] 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://atlantafilmfestival.com/]