Summit Entertainment film 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' casting actors and extras

The upcoming feature film "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is currently holding auditions for supporting roles as well as casting extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles in the Pittsburgh, PA area. A stand-in for Emma Watson will be hired to work the entire duration of filming. This will be Watson's first major acting role outside the "Harry Potter" series.

John Malkovich, Lianne Halfon, and Russell Smith all own a production company called Mr. Mudd, which is producing "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" with Summit Entertainment. Summit has also acquired distribution rights to the film.

Stephen Chbosky will direct from an adapted screenplay that he wrote based on his novel of the same name. Chbosky has one other directorial credit for the film "The Four Corners of Nowhere", which he also wrote. That film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. Chbosky wrote the screenplay for Sony Pictures hit film "rent", and was also the Executive Producer/Creator/Head Writer on the CBS Primetime Emmy nominated TV series "Jerico".

The "Perks of Being a Wallflower" principal actor casting director in Pittsburgh is accepting photos and resumes from both union and non-union local actors, however she is giving strong preference to SAG members and/or formally trained talent. Those interested can email a headshot and resume to the following:

Please put THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER ACTOR SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email.

Details on how local Pittsburgh residents can be considered for work on the film as extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles is listed below. All types are needed, however they will especially be hiring a large amount of people between the ages of 18 - 22 years old who can play high school students. No prior experience working as an extra is needed, and non union people are welcome.

Principal photography begins in the Pittsburgh area on May 10, 2011 and will continue through July 12, 2011.

Extras Casting


Katie Shenot
Nancy Mosser Casting
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" Extras
Blackbird Studios
3583 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Click Here to register for extra, stand-in, or photo double work.

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.

Los Angeles:

Venus Kanani
Mary Vernieu
Betty Mae Inc.
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
19 Anchorage St.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292


Nancy Mosser
Nancy Mosser Casting
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
Blackbird Studios
3583 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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.

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
Production Office
Wallflower, LLC
44 Mayview Road
Lawrence, PA 15055

Summit Entertainment, LLC
1630 Stewart Street
Suite 120,
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Mr. Mudd
137 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Suite 113
Los Angeles, CA 90004


John Malkovich
Lianne Halfon
Russell Smith


Stephen Chbosky


Emma Watson - Sam
Logan Lerman - Charlie
Mae Whitman - Mary Elizabeth
Paul Rudd - Bill
Nina Dobrev - Candace


Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a shy 15 year old boy, entering the daunting and exciting world of high school in Pittsburgh, PA. Still struggling with his best friends recent suicide, he is a wallflower who longs to step out of his shell. When Charlie meets the coolest group of outcasts in school, lead by Patrick and his amazingly gorgeous stepsister Sam (Emma Watson), they take Charlie under their wing and welcome him onto the Island of Misfit Toys. Charlie begins an exciting adventure of adolescence with his first love, first kiss, first drive with his best friends, and his first pot brownie. All set to the best mix tape and the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Charlie learns to face his haunting past, as his deep love for Sam, love for his family, and his friends, inspire him to finally step out of his shell and embrace his infinite life.

Auditions and casting calls in Los Angeles and New Mexico for feature film version of Dean Koontz bestseller 'Odd Thomas'

The first film in the "Odd Thomas" quadrilogy is now in pre-production and auditions for the film's cast is underway. The four novels are titled "Odd Thomas," "Forever Odd," "Brother Odd," and "Odd Hours". Fellow Minnesota native Stephen Sommers will direct "Odd Thomas," and he also wrote the screenplay adapted from author Dean Koontz' New York Times Bestseller novel.

Steven Sommers has been the writer/director on such hit films as "The Adventures of Huck Finn," "The Jungle Book," "The Mummy," "The Mummy Returns," "Van Helsing," and "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra". John Baldecchi and Howard Kaplan of John Baldecchi Productions will co-produce "Odd Thomas" with Steven Sommers. Baldecci has worked with Sommers in the past as co-producer on Disney's "Oliver Twist" and executive producer of Disney's "The Adventures of Huck Finn". Louis Rosner will executive produce.

Starring and co-starring roles are being cast out of Los Angeles while supporting and day player roles are being cast in Albuquerque. "Odd Thomas" is under Screen Actors Guild contract and all actors cast in speaking roles will be paid at least the SAG minimum scale pay rate. Extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles will be cast throughout filming.

The two following day-player speaking roles are being cast in New Mexico, however submissions are also being accepted from Texas, Colorado, Utah and Arizona:

[Levanna] Female, 8-10, African American. Viola’s (the local waitress) adopted daughter. She understands desertion and survival. She watches over Nicolina, her younger sister. She is endearing and adores Odd Thomas.

[Nicolina] Female, 6-8, African American; 6-8. Levanna’s little sister and heartbreakingly luminous and endearing. She must emanate through her eyes. Our heart goes out to her.

For the above two roles, you must schedule an audition for your children. Please ONLY submit if your child is African American and between 5 - 11 years of age. Previous acting experience helpful but NOT required. Just looking for girls who aren't shy and have a lot of personality. Under any circumstances, DO NOT submit to the following email address for any other roles or for general inquiries.

The film shoots in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM from May 12, 2011 through July 15, 2011.

To submit your child for audition consideration, please email a recent color headshot or small snapshot and resume, along with all current contact information, and your child's age to:

Put "Odd Thomas Audition-African American Girls" in the SUBJECT LINE of your email.


The following day-player speaking roles are also being cast in Albuquerque. Submissions are being accepted from New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Utah and Arizona.

[Young Odd Thomas] To play age 12. Young Odd is terrified of his Mother. Must resemble young version of actor Anton Yelchin. Click Here to see photo of young Anton Yalchin.

[Young Stormy Llewellyn] To play age 8. A teary orphan, must resemble actress Lilly Collins at 8 years of age. Click Here to see photo of young Lily Collins.

[Foreman] 30's - 40's. Likable Marine Corps-type with stunt experience.

[Brittany] 18, any ethnicity, extremely sexy squeeze of Odd's Dad.

[Nurse] 24-60, any ethnicity, one of many female nurses attending to the hero.

[Carnival Guy] 16ish, any ethnicity, angry boyfriend who is pissed at the Fortune Teller.

[Carnival Girl] 15ish, any ethnicity, she's crying over the Fortune Teller's prediction.

[Barefoot Mom] Late 20's, any ethnicity, ravishing, barefoot at a pool party.

[Foster Dad] Mid 30's, Well to do husband, part of a couple that wants to adopt Stormy Llewellyn.

[Foster Mom] Mid 30's, Wife, part of a well to do couple that adopts Stormy. Mom freaks when she finds out her husband is a pervert.

[Rosalita] 60's-80's, Older, timid Spanish woman who speaks to Odd Thomas.

[Mexican Teen] Male, 18-25, also sees dead people and talks to Odd about it.

The following co-starring and supporting roles are being cast in Los Angeles.

[Harlo] 21-28, was the guy in high school with the cool car. High school is over and he's still clinging to the car. Should be strong with the appearance of being bigger and tougher than Odd.

[Robert "Fungus Bob" Robertson] 30's-50's, creep, pasty man. A wanna-be mass murderer.

[Odd Thomas' Father] 45-55, handsome, tan. Player who likes his revolving squeezes to be under age 20.

[Kevin Goss] 24-44, Stormy's teacher at college, ordinary looking thin man who's the shooter at the mall.

[Tom Jedd] Late 30's to 50. Comic role. He was Odd's Little League Coach. Died driving drunk and singing. He drove off the road and severed his arm. Big and strong.

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 Mexico:

Kathryn Brink Casting
721 Solano Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Los Angeles:

Courtney Bright
Nicole Daniels
"Odd Life" Casting
539 Colonia De Los Cedros
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Extras Casting

New Mexico:

Tina Kerr
On Location Casting
2132A Central Avenue SE
Suite 295
Albuquerque NM 87106
Click Here to register for "Odd Thomas" extra work.
Local Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico residents only.

Production Companies:

Actors and extras please do NOT contact or 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.

"Odd Thomas" Production Office
224 E. Palace Avenue
Second Floor
Santa Fe, NM 87501

The Sommers Company
204 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite A
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Kathy Morgan International
12250 Sky Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Fusion Films
2657 Greenfield Avenue
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Producers: Louis Rosner, Steve Sommers, John Baldecchi, Howard Kaplan

Writer/Director: Stephen Sommers


Anton Yelchin - Odd Thomas
Lily Collins - Stormy Llewellyn


The story centers on a young man named Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) who is able to see and partially communicate with the dead. He can speak to the dead, but they can not speak themselves, however they can make signs or mouth words to try and communicate with Odd. Thomas works as a short order cook in a desert town, and has become the spirits' reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, although he can flip around a spatula and skillet the way Tom Cruise did with "flair bartending" skills in "Cocktail". Endowed with a good deal of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill, Odd Thomas is passionately in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn (Lily Collins). Odd believes that he and Stormy will be together forever due to an encounter with a carnival fortune telling machine. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it’s a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd’s otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo’s sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it’s different. A mysterious man who Odd Thomas calls "Fungus Man" comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world’s worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like shades called "bodachs" following him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd’s deceased informants can tell him. His most ominous clue is a page ripped from a day-by-day calendar for August 15. Today is August 14. In less than twenty-four hours, Pico Mundo will awaken to a day of catastrophe. As evil coils under the searing desert sun, Odd travels through the shifting prisms of his world, struggling to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate Lilly and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll - Elvis Presley's spirit. His account of two shattering days when past and present, fate and destiny converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares. And it is a testament by which to live - sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere.

Independent feature film 'Gimme Shelter' auditions and casting calls

The Indy feature film "Gimme Shelter" is in pre-production and casting for the films co-stars, supporting players, day players, and extras is underway.

"Gimme Shelter" is being written, produced and directed by Ron Krauss, who is a notable music video and commercial director. Krauss is a Writers Guild of America Award nominee, and has won several prestigious Film Festival awards. His Independent film "Puppies for Sale" had the highest honor of being exhibited at the prestigious National Gallery of Art museum in Washington D.C.

Ross Krauss' Aron Productions will produce along with Jeff Rice Films. Dama Claire will serve as co-producer. Claire recently was co-producer on the Fox Searchlight Pictures Academy Award nominated film "Conviction" which starred Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell.

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.

Los Angeles:

Mary Vernieu
J.C. Cantu
"Gimme Shelter" Casting
1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd
2nd Floor
Venice, CA 90291

New York:

Pat Golden
"Gimme Shelter" Casting

Extras Casting


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.

Jeff Rice Films

in association with

Aron Productions/Day 28 Films
9903 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 822
Beverly Hills, CA 90212


Ron Krauss
Jeff Rice
Dama Claire


Ron Krauss


Vanessa Hudgens
Brendan Fraser


Based on the true story of "Apple" Bailey, a pregnant teenager turned away by her Wall Street father because of her decision to have her baby. Forced into the streets, she embarks on a desperate journey of survival to an underground shelter where a dedicated Housemother and a diverse group of girls help to change her life forever.

Principal actor auditions and open casting calls for 'Men in Black III' extras

The Columbia Pictures feature film "Men In Black III" is now back in production after a lengthy delay in shooting due to problems with the script. Columbia Pictures has announced an open casting call in New York City for people interested in working on the film as extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles. There are also several new principal actor roles being cast.

Etan Cohen wrote the original draft of the script, David Koepp did some major rewrites, and Jeff Nathanson wrote the finishing touches. But Sony and director Barry Sonnenfeld did not like parts of the script, specifically the time-travel scenes, so David Koepp was brought back in once again to do several weeks of additional rewrites. Koepp has now delivered a script that he wrote in close participation with director Barry Sonnenfeld.

The delays in filming have taken a heavy toll on the production including the loss of Academy Award nominated actor Alec Baldwin, who was set to play the boss of the 1969 MiB in the time traveling portions of the film. The "Men in Black 3D" budget has also soared past the 2 hundred million dollar mark.

Principal photography has resumed this week on March 28, 2011 and will continue through the end of June, 2011. The film is still scheduled to be released in theaters on May 25, 2012.

Open Casting Call Details:

The extras casting directors for "Men in Black 3" are looking for the following types:

● Both SAG and Non-Union people are welcome.
● Late 60's New York types - hippies, bikers, drag queens.
● 1969 era celebrity-look-alikes, model types, beatniks, etc.
● People who are less than 4'10" or more than 6'5" tall.
● Plus-sized people.
● Men and women with character faces.

Most scenes take place in the year 1969 and men and women must be willing to get a hair cut and to work around smoke. Prosthetic makeup may also be used on some people.


St Paul the Apostle Church
405 W 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Click Here for directions.
DO NOT call the venue, as they have no additional information whatsoever.


Wednesday April 6, 2011
SAG Members - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Non-Union talent - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

If you attended either of the previous open casting calls on August 16, 2010 or February 7, 2011 - please DO NOT attend this new open casting call as your photo and information are already on file.

The following principal actor speaking roles below are also being cast, and talent should submit to the principal actor casting office below via postal mail only:

● Female, early 20's - early 30's very gorgeous, New York enunciation.
● Female, senior citizen, feeble, decrepit, uses a walker.
● Male, very tall mobster alien muscle, strange looking.
● Male, short rotund, mob looking tough guy alien, New York enunciation.
● Male, 30ish - 50ish, pallid Minnesota sightseer.
● Female, 30ish - 50ish, wife of pallid Minnesota sightseer.

All roles should be late 1960's era types.

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:

Amelia Rasche McCarthy
c/o Ellen Chenoweth Casting
"Men In Black"
161 6th Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Extras Casting

New York:

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

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies as they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Men In Black 3 Production Office
c/o Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Kaufman Astoria Studios
34-37 36th Street
2nd Floor
Astoria, NY 11106

Columbia Pictures
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Right Coast Productions
289 Springs Fireplace Road
East Hampton, NY 11937

Parkes/MacDonald Productions
1663 Euclid Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404


Steven Spielberg
Walter Parkes
Laurie MacDonald
Barry Sonnenfeld


Barry Sonnenfeld


Will Smith - Agent Jay
Alice Eve - Young Agent Oh
Tommy Lee Jones - Agent Kay
Josh Brolin - Young Agent Kay
Emma Thompson - Agent Oh
Jemaine Clement - Boris


The Men in Black team of Agent Jay and Agent Kay are back in action. When the world is threatened by an evil alien, Agent Jay (Will Smith) travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with the younger Agent Kay (Josh Brolin) to stop an evil alien villain named Boris (Jemaine Clement) from destroying the world in the future. Alice Eve will play the younger version of Agency Head Oh (Emma Thompson).