Shooting on the supernatural thriller "Flight 7500" will take place in Los Angeles.
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CBS Films in association with Vertigo Entertainment and Ozla Pictures are set begin principal photography on the supernatural thriller film "Flight 7500". The casting directors are auditioning actors for supporting and day player roles, and the extras are being cast throughout filming. There will be many featured background actor roles for airport personnel and passengers, as well as passengers on the plane that the film takes place in. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles beginning October 31, 2011.
Japanese filmmaker Takashi Shimizu will direct "Flight 7500" from a script written based on his own idea. Shimizu is best known for the Ju-on series of horror films, from which he filmed three english speaking versions that were released as "The Grudge," "The Grudge 2," and "The Grudge 3". "The Grudge 4" is in the works for filming in 2012. The film will be a reboot of the series, rather than a direct sequel and is expected to introduce a new storyline. Worldwide box office revenues for the first three "Grudge" films have exceeded $257 million USD.
"The Grudge" producers, Taka Ichise and Roy Lee, are reuniting with director Takashi Shimizu for "Flight 7500". Ichise is a veteran film producer and founder of the Los Angeles-based independent production company OZLA Pictures, Inc. OZLA has produced such films as "American Yakuza", starring Viggo Mortensen, which became a huge video success in the UK and Australia; "No Way Back", starring Russell Crowe; and "Crying Freeman", starring Mark Dacascos, which reached number one at the box office in both France and South Korea. Roy Lee is a Korean American producer who regularly takes well known Asian films and remakes them for American audiences. Examples include "The Ring," "The Grudge" and "The Departed". Lee co-owns his production company, Vertigo Entertainment. Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity 1, 2 & 3) will also produce.
"Flight 7500" stars the incredibly beautiful Amy Smart and handsome Ryan Kwanten as a honeymooning couple on a flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo, Japan. The film is a "claustrophobic" thriller set on a transpacific airliner where the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force. Smart recently wrapped filming on the ABC Family telefilm "12 Dates of Christmas", and Kwanten is a series regular on HBO's "True Blood".
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.
The 2012 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for minors and foreign talent who would like to audition for "Flight 7500" or work as an extra:
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• California Child Actor Permit Application
• California Minors Summary Chart
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• California Division of Labor Standards Offices
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following Los Angeles Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Los Angeles Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors in Los Angeles
• Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Los Angeles Resources
• Actors Unions
• PDF Users Guides
The 2012 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Kelly Wagner Casting
955 S. Carrillo Drive
Los Angeles CA 90048
220 S Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Information Line: (818) 562-2755
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
"Flight 7500" Production Office
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
11800 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Ozla Pictures, Inc.
1800 Camino Palmero Street
Los Angeles, CA 90046
9348 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Room 101, Inc.
9255 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
2700 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Producers: Roy Lee, Taka Ichise
Director: Takashi Shimizu
Amy Smart - Liz
Ryan Kwanten - Rick
A claustrophobic thriller set on a transpacific airliner where the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force. A group of passengers board a plane flying from LA to Tokyo, a routine flight which begins to deteriorate when a passenger dies on board, triggering, apparently, other deaths as well.