Feature film '10 Things I hate About Life' auditions and casting calls

10 Things I hate About Life Auditions Casting Calls

Filming on "10 Things I hate About Life" begins December 3, 2012.
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The production company Mad Chance is gearing up to begin filming the upcoming romance comedy feature film "10 Things I hate About Life," and casting directors are auditioning actors for co-starring, supporting, and featured roles. Extras will be hired starting late November and will continue to be cast throughout December. Shooting will commence on December 3, 2012 in Los Angeles. The film wouldn’t have been able to shoot in the state without help from the California Film Commission, which invested in the roughly $10 million budget.

Although "10 Things I hate About Life" reunites the producing and directing team that brought you the 1999 film "10 Things I Hate About You," this is not a sequel. This new film is about two desperate young souls saddened by childhood trauma who meet while each is attempting to commit suicide. Love develops and the pair realize life is worth living. Ben is a musician whose band is on the verge of being signed by Sony, and Willow is a photographer. The couples new love is thrown off course by the sudden re-appearance of Nadine, Ben's materialistic ex-girlfriend, who begins pursuing Ben now that he has a record deal.

Two-time Golden Globe Award nominated singer and actress Evan Rachel Wood has landed the female lead role of Willow. Wood is an extremely beautiful and gifted performer who is one of the best actresses of her generation. She grew up in an entertainment industry family and has an impressive resume that includes such films as "King of California" starring opposite Michael Douglas and Kathleen Wilhoite; "The Wrestler" starring with Marisa Tomei and Mickey Rourke; and "The Ides of March," co-starring with Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Paul Giamatti. She recently wrapped filming "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" starring with Shia LaBeouf; "Barefoot," co-starring with Scott Speedman; and "A Case of You" where she had the lead role, also starring Vince Vaughn, Peter Dinklage, Sam Rockwell, Sienna Miller, and Brendan Fraser.

Primetime Emmy Award nominee Gil Junger will direct "10 Things I hate About Life" from a screenplay that he wrote himself. Junger made his directorial film debut in 1999 with the film "10 Things I Hate About You," starring Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Julia Stiles. He also directed twelve episodes of the ABC Family show of the same name. During his 30-plus year career directing, he has worked on such hit shows as "Empty Nest," "According to Jim," "Hope & Faith," "Greek," and "Rules of Engagement".

Andrew Lazar will produce for Mad Chance. His producing credits include "Lucky Numbers," "Space Cowboys," "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," and "I Love You Phillip Morris. Intandem Films CEO Gary Smith will also produce, while Senior VP of Production & Business Affairs for Intandem Films, Sepideh Haftgoli, will executive produce. Ben White will co-executive produce. Intandem is financing and selling the film, which will also be released in the UK by the company’s new distribution department.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

The Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Los Angeles and the United States:

• 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

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• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Los Angeles Casting Directors List
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• Los Angeles Talent Agents List
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• Los Angeles Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors in Los Angeles
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The Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Erin Toner
Marcia Ross Casting
4444 Riverside Drive
Suite 103
Burbank, CA 91505

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755
Do not send photos to Central Casting, you must register in person.

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.

"10 Things I Hate About You"
Production Office
639 S. Glenwood Place
First Floor
Burbank, CA 91506

Mad Chance
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 81
Room 208
Burbank, CA 91522

Intandem Films
114 - 116 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0JR


Andrew Lazar
Gary Smith
Sepideh Bakhtiari
Ben White


Gil Junger


Evan Rachel Wood
Janet Montgomery
Billy Campbell
Elodie Yung
Mitch Rouse
B.J. Britt
Ezra Masters


About a young man and woman who meet while each is attempting to commit suicide. Love develops and the pair realize life is worth living. Ben and Willow (Evan Rachel Wood), two desperate young souls saddened by childhood trauma, meet cute when they both try to commit suicide at the same "jumping off point," as it were, at a Mullholland Drive lookout. Ben, a musician whose band, "On The Verge," is on the verge of being signed by Sony, and Willow, a photographer, instantly but warily connect; however, their new love is thrown off course by the sudden re-appearance of Nadine, Ben's materialistic ex-girlfriend, whose relentless pursuit of Ben, now that he has a record deal, plays havoc with the new lovers' feelings.