Feature film 'The Place Beyond The Pines' casting calls in LA and NY

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment is producing and financing the feature film "The Place Beyond The Pines" starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper. Auditions for the co-starring and supporting roles are underway, and talent from Los Angeles and New York are being cast. Extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles will take place in New York during filming.

Sidney Kimmel, Jim Tauber and Matt Berenson are serving as executive producers for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Jamie Patricof will produce for Hunting Lane Films, and Lynette Howell will oversee production for Silverwood Films.

Derek Cianfrance will direct "The Place Beyond The Pines" from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Ben Coccio. Cianfrance previously directed Ryan Gosling in the hugely successful film "Blue Valentine," which was also produced by Hunting Lane Films and Silverwood Films.

Shooting on "The Place Beyond The Pines" starts July 25, 2011 in Schenectady, New York and will run through September, 2011.

Open Casting Call Details

The casting director for "The Place Beyond The Pines" is holding open casting calls for actors and extras in Schenectady, NY in June, 2011. The film needs all types and ages. Some special needs are high school kids, Hispanic mothers, cops, lawyers, politicians, judges, detectives, doctors, nurses, teachers, bank tellers, mechanics, and reporters. There is a lead role available for the character "Jason" - a multiracial teenage boy. Additional speaking roles, and numerous extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles will be cast.

People of any ethnicity are encouraged to attend the open calls. No previous acting or extra experience is required. These open casting calls are free to attend.


1473 Erie Boulevard
Schenectady, NY 12305
Click Here for directions.
Parking is in the rear of the building off Front Street.


• Men 21 yrs and older - June 4, 2011 10:00am to 12:00pm
• Women 21 yrs and older - June 4, 2011 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Multi-racial, Hispanic, and African American boys are especially encouraged to attend because the casting director is seeking a 15-20 year old boy for a LEAD ROLE in this film, however people of any ethnicity are welcome:

• Boys 13 to 20 yrs - June 5, 2011 10:00am to 12:00pm
• Girls 13 to 20 yrs - June 5, 2011 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you live near the Schenectady, NY area or will be in the area during filming (July 25, 2011 through late September, 2011) but can't attend the open casting calls, you can email a recent color snapshot, all contact information, clothing sizes, physical stats, and your exact dates of availability to the following:

Please put "BEYOND THE PINES EXTRAS" in the subject line of your email.

If anyone in the Schenectady, NY area would like professional headshots taken to submit to the film's casting directors, my long time good friend and photographer Rich Hogan is currently there visiting family. He is one of Hollywood's top headshot photographers. You can contact Rich at

In addition to the open casting calls above, the films casting directors are conducting a national talent search for the role of "Jason". The character is a Hispanic, African American, or multi-racial 17 year old boy. Talent between the ages of 15 - 20 can submit. To upload your audition video, please go to the following official "The Place Beyond The Pines" role of "Jason" casting website:

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.

New York:

Cindy Tolan Casting
"The Place Beyond The Pines"
27 W. 20th Street
Suite 606
New York, NY 10011

Extras Casting

Grant Wilfley Casting
123 W 18th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Production Companies:

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.

Hunting Lane Films
8409 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
9460 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Silverwood Films
8899 Beverly Blvd.
Suite 819
West Hollywood, CA 90048


Jamie Patricof
Alex Orlovsky
Lynette Howell
Sidney Kimmel
Jim Tauber
Matt Berenson


Derek Cianfrance


Ryan Gosling - Luke Glanton
Bradley Cooper - Avery Cross


The drama takes place over a couple of generations, Luke Glanton (Ryan Gosling), a circus motorcycle stunt rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son, but when he crosses paths with Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper), a rookie police officer their confrontation spirals into a generational feud.