Filming will take place in Atlanta starting on October 6, 2011
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It looks like Paramount Pictures will have a strong contender in the 2012 Oscar race with the upcoming feature film "Flight" starring Denzel Washington. Shooting will begin on October 6, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. Casting for the lead and supporting roles are being done in Los Angeles, while smaller speaking roles, extras, stand-ins, and photo-doubles will all be cast in Atlanta.
Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis will direct from a screenplay written by John Gatins. Laurie MacDonald and Walter F. Parkes will produce for Parkes/MacDonald Productions. Academy Award winner Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke will produce for Imagemovers. Primetime Emmy winner Cherylanne Martin will executive produce and also serve as Unit Production Manager.
The main cast is quite impressive and includes Academy Award nominated Don Cheadle, Golden Globe winner John Goodman, Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, Academy Award winner Frances McDormand, Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones, and James Badge Bale whose career is on fire as he is set to appear in a number of upcoming movies including "Shame," "The Grey" and "World War Z". Kelly Reilly, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, and Garcelle Beauvais round out the cast so far.
Talent must and be legally eligible to work in Atlanta and the United States. Candidates must also be available for production beginning in October, 2011.
The 2012 Atlanta Actors Resource Guide includes the following documents for minors and foreign talent who would like to work on the film "Flight":
• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:
• Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Atlanta Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• PDF Users Guides
The 2012 Atlanta 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.
Burrows / Boland Casting
333 West Washington Blvd
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Lisa Mae Fincannon
Fincannon & Associates, Inc.
500-D Amsterdam Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306
Bill Marinella Casting
500 Bishop Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318-4366
Click Here to register with Bill Marinella Casting Atlanta.
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" Atlanta Production Office
1175 Chattahoochee Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
5555 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
1663 Euclid Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
12641 Beatrice Street
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Walter F. Parkes
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Tommy Lee Jones
James Badge Bale
The fictional tale revolves around a commercial airline pilot named Whip Whitaker (Washington). When his plane malfunctions and a crash seems imminent, he saves the day with some heroic flying and manages to land the plane with minimal casualties. He's instantly hailed as a hero, but as an investigation into the cause of the crash unfolds, it becomes clear that he was flying under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The film is the pilot's journey as he is encouraged to wear a hero label he thinks he doesn't deserve, while the pilot's union and airline try to keep the facts under cover because of the high stakes involved.