Production is now underway on the action thriller feature film Taken 2, and casting calls are now taking place for both principal actors and extras.Major Europe and French production company Europacorp Films has begun production on the third installment of the Taken film franchise. Shooting will start in Los Angeles, and will move to Atlanta in late April. The two-time Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director in Los Angeles has sent out casting calls and is holding auditions for actors to fill co-starring and supporting roles. The extras will be cast in Atlanta beginning on April 24th, and registration is now taking place. Experienced film crew members in Atlanta can email resumes to the production company. Additional filming will take place in Paris and Spain. Shooting will run through July 9, 2014.
Starring in Taken 3 is Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson reprising his role as former CIA operative Bryan Mills. The Taken films have changed Neeson's image, and he is now a bonafide action film star. He recently starred opposite Amanda Seyfried and Charlize Theron in Universal Pictures' A Million Ways to Die in the West. Other recent films include A Walk Among the Tombstones and the Warner Bros. film Run All Night. Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Maggie Grace also returns as Neeson's daughter Kim, and Famke Janssen plays his ex-wife Lenore. Three-time Teen Choice Awards nominee Jon Gries will again play the role of Casey, while Leland Orser is back playing Neeson's best friend Sam. I have also confirmed that Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker has signed on to return as Inspector Dotzler. Casting calls did indeed go out to all talent agents in Los Angeles for the role of Neeson's daughter Kim, and for Inspector Dotzler, however Maggie Grace and Forest Whitaker successfully negotiated contracts shorty after to return in those roles.
European Film Awards nominee Olivier Megaton returns to direct Taken 3 from an original screenplay written by BAFTA Film Awards nominee Luc Besson and Hugo Awards nominee Robert Mark Kamen. Megaton directed Taken 2, which was made for $45 million and raked in over $140 million at the box office. Luc Besson is producing Taken 3 along with EuropaCorp Films CEO Christophe Lambert. Taken 3 will hit theaters on January 9, 2015.
Taken 3 Extras Casting Call Details
Tammy Smith Casting in Atlanta is casting the extras for Taken 3, and local people can now register with her online database. All ages and types are welcome to apply, and there is no experience necessary.
Those interested should fill out the following talent registration:
Taken 3 Extras Registration
Atlanta filming will begin on April 24, 2014.
All talent including children and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and the United States.
The 2014 Atlanta 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 the State of Georgia and the United States:
• 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:
• Atlanta Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Extras Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Atlanta Acting Classes and Schools List
• Atlanta Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Atlanta Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides
The 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Los Angeles and Atlanta:
5243 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.
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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
Tammy Smith Casting
2870 Peachtree Rd #818
Atlanta, GA 30305
Experienced television crew members and production staff in Atlanta, GA can submit resumes to the following:
In the subject line put the position you are submitting for, and location. Example - "ATLANTA FILM CREW: MAKUP ARTIST"
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.
Taken 3 Production Office
5300 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
345 North Maple Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Liam Neeson - Bryan Mills
Maggie Grace - Kim Mills
Famke Janssen - Lenore "Lenny" Mills
Jon Gries - Casey
Leland Orser - Sam
Forest Whitaker - Inspector Dotzler