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Video auditions for 'Star Wars: Episode IX' and 'Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel'


Interested in doing video auditions (live Skype, or video upload) for major feature films such as "Star Wars: Episode IX," "Captain Marvel," "Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel" and others? Now is your opportunity to be submitted to the casting directors. I will submit you for acting roles as they are in the auditioning stage, for a one-time fee of $99. It does not matter where your location is or your experience level. After signing up, you will need to email me your photos and general information such as contact information, age, height, weight, any special skills or activities, etc. After you send in your photos and information, a submission package will be created and you will begin being submitted for lead and supporting roles.

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'Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel' auditioning talent for new roles


Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Entertainment are now set to begin production on "Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel" in July, 2018. Casting directors are setting up auditions for actors and actresses to be cast in lead and supporting roles in the film. Filming will be taking place at the Pinewood Studios in London, England. Anyone interested in being considered for these new roles in "Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel" can sign up to be submitted, details are posted at the following - Feature Film Video Auditions.

Jon Watts will direct "Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel" from an adapted screenplay penned by the Primetime Emmy Award nominated writing team of Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna. Publicists Guild of America Showmanship Award winner Kevin Feige is producing for Marvel Studios, along with Academy Award winner Amy Pascal. Executive producer is Eric Hauserman Carroll. DP is Primetime Award nominee Matthew J. Lloyd. Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Josh Robertson is serving as 1st AD, with Tim Waterman as 2nd AD.

"Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel" is scheduled to hit theaters on July 5, 2019.

Submission Information for Speaking Roles

Click here for information about being submitted to the casting directors for lead and supporting roles in "Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel."



Production Companies:

Walt Disney Pictures
500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Marvel Entertainment
135 W 50th Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Columbia Pictures
10202 W Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Distributor:

Sony Pictures Releasing
10202 W Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Director:

Jon Watts

1st Assistant Director:

Josh Robertson

2nd Assistant Director:

Tim Waterman

Writers:

Erik Sommers
Chris McKenna

Cinematographer:

Matthew J. Lloyd

Starring:

Tom Holland - Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Zendaya - Michelle Jones
Jacob Batalon - Ned Leeds

Talent search underway for Star Wars characters 'Mara' and 'Caro'


Casting directors are now setting up auditions for lead and supporting roles in "Star Wars: Episode IX." The film is using the working title "Black Diamond." There is currently a talent search underway for an actress between 40-50 years of age to play a character named "Mara," and also an ethnically diverse actress between 18-26 years of age to play a character named "Caro." Caro has a captivating naturalness, is a leader and problem solver, and also sports a sense of humor along with a strong will.

Numerous additional roles are also being cast, both males and females. Filming will be taking place beginning in July, 2018 at the Pinewood Studios in London, England and surrounding areas. Talent can be considered from all areas from video auditions and live Skype readings. Anyone interested in being considered for these new roles in "Star Wars: Episode IX" can sign up to be submitted, details are posted at the following - www.moviecastingcall.org/star-wars-episode-ix-auditions/.

J.J. Abrams will direct, and also produce along with eight-time Academy Award nominee Kathleen Kennedy and Michelle Rejwan. Film Independent Spirit Award nominee Callum Greene is executive producer. 1st AD is BAFTA Awards winner Tommy Gormley. Academy Award nominee John Schwartzman is DP. "Star Wars: Episode IX" will hit theaters on Dec 20, 2019 with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures handling domestic and international distribution.

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" is set to begin filming in January, 2018. Lucasfilm will also start production on Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars spinoff in January, 2019. This will be Star Wars Anthology movie based upon the venerable Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, with the studio reportedly tapping Stephen Daldry ("Billy Elliot," "The Hours") to develop the project with a view to directing.

Star Wars: Episode IX Casting Calls

Submission Information for Speaking Roles

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Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).

Star Wars: Episode IX Production Office
PLT Productions (UK) LTD
Pinewood Studios
Main Admin Building
Pinewood Road
Iver Heath, Bucks SLO ONH
United Kingdom

Carbonado Industries (UK) Ltd
3 Queen Caroline Street
Hammersmith, London
United Kingdom, W6 9PE

Lucasfilm, LTD
1110 Gorgas Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129

The Walt Disney Studios
3 Queen Caroline Street
London W6 9PE
United Kingdom

Executive Producer:

Callum Greene

Producers:

J.J. Abrams
Kathleen Kennedy
Michelle Rejwan

Production Manager:

D.J. Carson

Writers:

J.J. Abrams
Jack Thorne

Director:

J.J. Abrams

Cinematographer:

John Schwartzman

Starring:

Daisy Ridley - Rey
Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker
Andy Serkis - Supreme Leader Snoke
John Boyega - Finn
Oscar Isaac - Poe Dameron
Lupita Nyong'o - Maz Kanata

Story:

The upcoming ninth film in the Star Wars saga and the final film in the sequel trilogy.

Still no 'Best Casting By' award at the Academy Awards

Why don't casting directors have a category for "Best Casting By" at the Academy Awards? To comprehend this issue, you have to have a deep understanding of how the casting process works. Casting directors are contracted by production companies and/or studios to cast specific projects. The casting directors (and their associate casting directors and assistants) filter through massive amounts of submissions for specific roles, mainly through talent agents. The casting directors then audition actors for the specific roles being cast. They then choose what actors that they personally deem "right for the role", at their discretion, and they subsequently advance those actors to a "call back", to audition for the director, writer(s), producers, and for major roles.. the studio executives. Eventually, the right actor for the role is hired. The actor is not hired directly by the casting director, but rather the director/production company/studio. Other than for small speaking roles on TV series, the casting director does not have the ability to hire actors, they simply select a certain group of actors to advance in the casting process. I am not talking about extras. Extras are cast directly by Extras Casting Directors/Companies. For there to be an Academy Award category for principal actor casting directors, the voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences would have to be able to see all of the hundreds (and even thousands) of actor's auditions for each role by the "Best Casting By" nominee, to be able to judge whether or not each casting director nominee did the best job. And just to narrow down the casting nominees, there would have to be a massive amount of that material available to the Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nominating committee. That is a logistical impossibility. Directors, producers, writers, and studio executives have the final say in who is cast in specific roles, not casting directors. The best casting directors do a great job, and they have a great collaboration with those who do hire the actors, however there is no definitive way to establish a criteria for an Academy Award category for "Best Casting By". I can elaborate much more about the casting process, however that would require much more than I can post here, it would be a complete eBook. I do want to elaborate about why casting directors are never credited in films as a Casting "Director", but rather credited as "Casting By". The Directors Guild of America does not allow, by contract, any other persons on a film being credited with the word "Director", unless they are actually a "director" i.e. 1st AD (First Assistant Director, etc). That includes the Cinematographer (widely called "DP" or "Director of Photography" on the set). Casting directors are some of the hardest working people in the entertainment industry, but there you go, that is why there is no Oscar Award category for "Best Casting By".