Acting auditions and extras casting for feature film 'Every Secret Thing'

Every Secret Thing Auditions and Casting Calls

"Every Secret Thing" begins shooting March 20, 2013 in New York City.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Hyde Park Entertainment, PalmStar Entertainment, and Merced Media Partners in association with the production companies Every Secret Thing and A Likely Story are in pre-production on the major feature film "Every Secret Thing". Auditions are being held in Los Angeles and New York for starring and co-starring roles, including a three year old girl, eight year old boy, two eleven year old girls, two eighteen year old girls, and various adults of different ages and ethnicities. Shooting will take place in New York City, and all extras will be cast there throughout filming beginning on March 20, 2013.

"Every Secret Thing" is based on the novel by Laura Lippman and centers on two eighteen year old girls from Baltimore, Alice Manning and Ronnie Fuller. When the girls were eleven years old, being banished from a schoolmates party turns into a disaster when the girls discover what they think is an abandoned baby. The girls end up kidnapping and hiding the baby, and Ronnie eventually convinces Alice to do something terrible that gets the girls convicted of murder. When they are released from juvenile detention at eighteen years of age, another child goes missing and Alice and Ronnie come under police scrutiny.

Starring in "Every Secret Thing" is two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Banks playing the role of Detective Nancy Porter. Banks' character works the disturbing case of the missing child. Elizabeth Banks career is soaring, recently completing "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," currently filming "Walk of Shame," doing voice-over work on "Lego: The Piece of Resistance". She is set to play Tinkerbell in Walt Disney Pictures live-action feature film "Tink". Academy Award nominee Diane Lane is portraying Helen Manning, the overbearing and deeply disturbed mother of the convicted girl Alice. Lane recently completed playing the role of Clark Kent's mother in Warner Bros. Pictures "Man of Steele".

Academy Award nominee Amy Berg is directing from an adapted screenplay written by Writers Guild of America WGA Award nominee Nicole Holofcener. Berg is an extremely talented and respected documentary filmmaker, and she earned her Oscar nod for "Deliver Us from Evil" about the sex abuse cases in Roman Catholic Church and abusive native Irish priest Oliver O'Grady. Her recent documentary "West of Memphis" was produced by Peter Jackson and has received critical acclaim and won many film festival awards. In addition to being an extremely talented writer, Nicole Holofcener is also an accomplished director and has written and directed such films as "Lovely & Amazing," "Friends with Money," and "Please Give".

Raj Brinder Singh is executive producing for the Minnesota based production company Merced Media Partners. Anthony Bregman, founder of A Likely Story is also executive producing. And Kevin Frakes is executive producing for Palmstar Media Capital. Stuart Brown will handle day-to-day production duties for Merced Media. Other producers are Likely Story VP of Production Stefanie Azpiazu, Hyde Park International CEO Ashok Amritraj, and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand.

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

The 2013 New York Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 New York and the United States:

• New York Child Performer Information Sheet
• New York Child Performer Permit Combined Application
• New York Child Performer Trust Accounts Information
• New York Verification of Satisfactory Academic Performance
• New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements - State Statues
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following New York Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• New York Casting Directors List
• New York Extras Casting Directors List
• New York Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New York Acting Classes List
• New York Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New York Resources
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 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:

Jeanne McCarthy
1750 Ocean Park Blvd.
Suite 208
Santa Monica, CA 90405

New York:

Rori Bergman
12 W. 32nd Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Extras Casting

New York:

Kee Casting

New York Adult and Minor Extras Registration

Once registered, extras can submit for "Every Secret Thing" to the following email address:

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.

Every Secret Thing
Production Office
175 Varick Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10014

A Likely Story
345 N. Maple Drive
Suite 202
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Merced Media Partners
601 Carlson Parkway
Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55305

PalmStar Entertainment
14622 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 755
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Hyde Park Entertainment
14958 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 100
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Executive Producers:

Kevin Frakes
Raj Singh


Frances McDormand
Anthony Bregman
Stuart Brown
Ashok Amritraj
Stefanie Azpiazu


Amy Berg


Elizabeth Banks - Detective Nancy Porter
Diane Lane - Helen Manning


Two little girls banished from a neighborhood birthday party take a wrong turn down an unfamiliar Baltimore street and encounter an abandoned stroller with an infant inside. What happens next is shocking and terrible, and three families are irreparably destroyed. Seven years later, Alice Manning and Ronnie Fuller, now eighteen, are released from "kid prison" to begin their lives over again. But the secrets swirling around the original crime continue to haunt the parents, the lawyers, the police - all the adults in Alice and Ronnie's lives. And now another child has disappeared, under freakishly similar circumstances.