Darkness To Light Films to hold Casting Call at Hampton by Hilton Birmingham


Darkness To Light Films to hold Casting Call at Hampton by Hilton Birmingham on Saturday, November 7, 2015.




October 19, 2015 – On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Darkness To Light Films will hold a casting call to audition talent for a “Book Trailer/Mini-Documentary” based on the AudioBook Memoir “Annihilator of Innocence”, which was written and narrated by Tahiera Monique Brown.  The project will be filmed on the following Saturday, November 14, 2015.  (This is a non-union/low budget project)


Auditions will begin at 9 am, and will last until 3 pm.

Location: 2731 US Highway 280 South

                 Birmingham, Alabama 35223


The project will focus on an excerpt from the audio book which chronicles how Barbara Clark, a single mother of two, made the ultimate sacrifice to save her children from a tormenting Old Man, who had been holding the family hostage for two years.  Because of the choice she has made, Barbara Clark is in a coma and it is a true test of her faith that her children will be set free.


Darkness To Light Films is looking to cast talent in the following categories: 

        African American Female 25-30 years old

        African American Man 50 – 60

        African American boy 5-7 years old

        African American girl 12 years old

        Caucasian Male 40 - 50 years old

        Caucasian Female 25 years old

        Voice Talent - Female or Male 20 – 30 years of age

        Extras Talent - 2 Men and 2 Women


Send Physical Head Shots and Resumes to: 

Darkness To Light Films,

270 Doug Baker Blvd, Suite 700 – 316

Birmingham, AL 35242


Send Electronic Packages/Press Kits to:

About Darkness To Light Films:

Darkness To Light Films is the operating company of Indian Creek Management, LLC.  Indian Creek Management provides advice and counsel to individuals and companies in a variety of industries, including the television and motion picture production industry.  Darkness To Light Films has completed the development phase for production of the motion picture project “Annihilator of Innocence”, and is entering the Pre-Production phase with Creatrix Films.  The company also produces the television show “Living True and Truly Living: Real People…Real Stories…Real IssuesŪ” with Host Tahiera Monique Brown.  For more information, visit







DP/Video Owner Operator needed

Birmingham, AL

November 17 & 18 2015

Corporate Video event.

Record event with 2 cameras and sound.

Competitive rates.

Please respond ASAP with Link to Reel and Equipment Package list to:







Grips/Gaffers Needed
Time Inc’s video studio in Birmingham is looking for grips/gaffers to assist with a studio light install from 10/15-10/21. Please send your resume to



Time Inc. Seeking Video Intern
The Time Inc. video studio in Birmingham is seeking an intern (this is a paid position). All applicants should be less than one year out of college. In addition to skills and experience with video production, we're also asking for candidates who are comfortable with Microsoft Office. Serious applicants, please send examples of your work and resume to


Garden Needed for Southern Living Shoot
We’re scouting locations for an upcoming Southern Living shoot. If you’re interested in having your garden featured in several Southern Living videos, please send pictures of your garden to Jefferson County applicants only, please.





Hollywood Huntsville - Mobile

We are pleased to announce Professional Acting Classes in Mobile, Alabama! Our new office is open and we are happy to offer our services to area actors. October 5-7, 2015. Classes for kids and adults. Details and sign up here:







Food Network's BBQ Blitz

Hosted by former NFL player and winner of Next Food Network Star, Eddie Jackson

is coming to Montgomery!

Saturday, September 19th

Come see some 0f the

Top Chefs in the area compete!

  To attend a FREE taping

Email ASAP:

Check-in: appx 8:00am

*Minimum age is 15 to attend accompanied with legal guardian





Applications are now being accepted for the fall Roy W. Dean Film Grant.   The grant seeks films that are unique and make a contribution to society.  The winner receives $3,000 cash and close to $30,000 in film products and services to use to complete their film.  Films can be documentaries, short films, features, or webisodes.  Deadline for submission is September 30th, 2015.

 The grant includes some very unique and exceptional prizes.  Award winning composer David Raiklen will give the grant recipient $15,000 in theme music and score for their project.  David recently provided music for the Emmy award and Roy W. Dean Grant award winning documentary “Mia: A Dancer’s Journey”.  Emmy award winner Charlie Canfield will donate $6,000 in animation services to the winner.

 Other prizes awarded the grant winner a 4TB G-Raid from G-Technology, a 25% discount on Artbeat’s royalty-free stock footage, 35% off post production services from Solvent Dreams, and 50% Discount for linking services, cells, walkie-talkies from Linking Systems and more from many heartfelt donors

Even if you don’t win the grant, you win something valuable.  Each applicant for the grant receives a consultation on their project from Carole Dean or a board member of  From The Heart Productions which sponsors the grant. 

You can apply for the grant at  

For more information, please email






“From the page to the screen” – emerging Filmmaker’s Workshop series

Fairhope, AL, August 14, 2015– Bohemian LA Productions in association with Scovil Productions presents, “From the Page to the Screen” – Emerging Filmmaker’s Workshop Series.  This 3-part series is designed for the emerging filmmaker, videographer or individual with an interest in working in the film industry or creating their own independent film.  Each session is independent in and of itself; participants may register for an individual session, two sessions or all three sessions.  These workshops are NOT appropriate for the experienced videographer or filmmaker.

Introduction to the Film Industry – Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Lights, Camera, Action! – Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Film Editing 101 – Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Workshops are $30 apiece and will be presented by Gary Scovil and held from 1-5pm at the Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship, 1150 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL.

Register at

For more information, contact Amelia Gilley at 903-714-1641 or email at








Are you a young women and men considering a DRASTIC life change? 

An all new television series is seeking men & women ages 18-32 who are preparing for a HUGE life change. If you are considering a quitting your career, your educational path, or another major aspect of your life to pursue something drastically different, Screaming Flea Production in conjunction with a major television network wants to hear your story. 

Maybe you are dropping out of law school to pursue your passion of becoming a singer...

Perhaps you're moving away from the your family's farm to be a entrepreneur in the big city 

Or maybe you are trading in your party girl or guy lifestyle to become a religious missionary

Whatever you're individual situation maybe, if you are considering leaving behind your current life and embarking on a completely new journey, we want to hear from you. 

Please apply to: 





CASTING LEAD ROLE "JADEN" boy 11-14 (esp age 12):THE LEGACY OF A WHITETAIL DEER HUNTER dil,. Director Jody Hill (Eastbound & Down, Observe & Report). 



Feel free to tape your boys that are right! Unique looks/personalities encouraged to submit. Sides attached - NEW NOTE: ALL MUST TAPE WITH SOUTHERN ACCENT. DEADLINE for tapes 7/24; but the sooner-the-better. ESP SEEKING BOYS FROM YOUR REGION! 


We're working w/CD Rachel Tenner (Fargo, Walter Mitty, etc) in this nationwide search. If you've already submitted a particular boy via tape to us or her office, no need to resubmit. The last time we partnered w/Rachel in a kid search was for "Mattie Ross" in TRUE GRIT -- which turned out to be an Oscar nominated role -- so we're excited to see where this goes & to be a part of this very special film!  


All types of boys encouraged to submit; esp unique looks/personalities - esp chubby, awkward, etc. Open to different types, but ideally Southern or someone who can realistically play someone from the South (accent & all).  JADEN is confident & considers himself to be pretty cool, but there's definitely an awkward 6th grade boy quality that's hard to miss. Forced to go on a road trip w/his father, JADEN would rather be anywhere but. Sarcastic/rural is good, "real" kids are best!


TO SUBMIT: Email audition to Debbie DeLisi or Adam DeLisi at Put JADEN / First & last Name in subject line. Make sure email includes contact info of agency or parents (& where the boy lives, city & state. If possible, pls incl current pix (face/body cell snaps best), name/ age/ dob, city/sate of residence & name/contact info of parent/guardian or agent/mgr. Incl fun facts about candidate (100 words or less) & headshot/ resume if you have them. Pls do not slate at top of scene. TIME SENSITIVE, so submit ASAP (preferably by 7/24 - but the earlier, the better! Will keep casting until we find our Jaden! 


Union & non-union submissions accepted. SAG-AFTRA scale. ** INCL YOUR AGENCY CONTACT INFO!


NOTES - Our biggest challenge is finding kids that aren't too "big" in their delivery! Many kids are not working b/c their audition is too theatre-like (vs film). PLS make sure they adjust for film & bring it down to a natural, intimate reading, if needed. They can't make this like a theatre over-the-top audition. 12 yr olds w/unique looks/personalities are faring best (not commercial or pretty boy looking). Open to all, but esp interested in 12 yr olds w/unique looks/personalities (not commercial or pretty boy looking). We're very open to kids w/no experience. This role could really find a new face & voice! Character or straight, but someone who has a raw, unique quality about him.


Google the film… there's random info in the trades!








Crew call for BWBliss Entertainment and Studio A3E short film production, filming July 24th-26th & August 7th-9th 2015 in south AL near AL/FL state line.


Synopsis : A short film that revolves around human trafficking in a small city and a young artist mission to uncover the truth.


Lodging included. Some positions are paid.

Submit resume/reel to

Subject: "Position submitting for"

Seeking 1st AC, 2nd AD (1 weekend), Script Sup, 2nd AC, Gaffer, Set PA

















DIY Network's Jason Cameron is searching for the ugliest front yard in America for his biggest landscape transformation of the year!

Licensed contractor Jason Cameron has fixed up more than 150 Desperate Landscapes across the country, and now, he's on the hunt for DIY Network's America's Most Desperate Landscape for a huge landscape makeover.  Jason's planning an over-the-top, jaw-dropping project so send your overgrown jungles, crumbling sidewalks, peeling paint and falling down porches. Jason wants front yards so ugly that it'll take his team two days to transform into something amazing!

  Go to  and send your pictures and videos.






Are you always told that you look like a certain celebrity? We are looking for celebrity look-a-likes to host a local Montgomery event. See Details Below:

Event Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 6-9pm
Type: Any Celebrity Look-A-Like
Pay: $75

Must be local to Montgomery or surrounding area. No travel/gas reimbursement.
Please send a photo that clearly shows your face and contact information to Serious inquiries only please!

Also looking for Showgirl style dancers for same event. Must have your own dance attire. Theatre Groups, Dance Troupes or individuals welcome to submit. Send to Serious inquiries only please!

Event Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 6-9pm
Type: Showgirl Dancers
Pay: $75






AUDITION NOTICE:   Birmingham Area Only


Voice on Camera   - Tues., May 26.  Paid automotive industry video.  


13-17 year old (who looks 12-14 years old.) CAUCASIAN


Female.  MUST have LONG hair.   


Experienced at learning dialogue, comfortable performing a character. 


Shoots week of June 12.  











starring Nic Cage

shoots in Mobile, Alabama starting mid-June


Please send headshots and acting resume's to 

We will be looking for many male actors to fill the role of marine's,officers and admirals as well as 

roles for women and children. 







Major Athletic Apparel and Shoe Brand

Casting ATHLETIC AND FIT Men and Women for print photography centered around sport and
fitness, to be shot in and around Tuscaloosa, AL.

Tuscaloosa, AL - May 14, 2015 (1/2 day shoot)

$100 gift card and full athletic outfit worn in photos (valued at $200)


ATHLETIC AND FIT Men, Women, Ages 18-25. All ethnicities.
Must have athletic ability - sports featured will be Basketball, Running, Football, and Training
(on-the-go workouts).

Seeking submissions from: Tuscaloosa, AL and neighboring areas within 50 miles.

We will need a full-body photo (preferably in athletic apparel) and headshot front, and both
sides - both can be informal and taken on phone. No filters please.

Please send the info following to by no later than Saturday, May 9, 2015.

We will then confirm a time and location on May 10th or 11th to come in person for the Round 2
casting, before the shoot on May 14th, 2015.

2. AGE







Breaking Into Acting in the Southeast

May 16th From 2:00-4:00 at Bluff Park Baptist Church

 Have you been interested in a realistic acting career? Would you like to know practical ways to jumpstart your acting career? Then this one day seminar is for you!

 What will be covered

 1.     How to realistically start your acting career

2.     How to get an agent

3.     Interactive Headshot review

4.     How to manage work and auditions

5.     How to find auditions

And much more!

 This workshop if for ANYONE from kids and teens to adults, who are interested in jump starting an acting career!

 The cost of the workshop is $40 for adults and $20 for kids

*Or bring the whole family for $60

 The workshop will be presented by actress Hannah Nicholson. This is Hannah's last workshop before moving to Los Angeles. Be sure to check out Hannah's IMDB and Website!

 SPOTS ARE LIMITED. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. TO MAKE A RESERVATION PLEASE EMAIL with your name and the number of people you plan to bring.






Crew and Vendor Call


Seeking experienced crew and vendors for feature film in the Mobile Bay area. Filming will run from April 6th, 2015 to May 1st, 2015.

To apply, please send resume and include the position that you are applying for in the subject line of the email to


Following crew positions available:


Producer’s Assistant


Assistant Coordinator

Production Assistants

1st AD (must be DGA)

2nd AD (must be DGA)


Art Director

Assistant Art Director

Set Decorator

Art PA


Property Master


Camera Operators

Camera Assistants



Key Grip/Dolly Grip

Grip & Electrics


Script Supervisor


Wardrobe Supervisor


Transportation Captain




Production Vendors































Seeking a SET DESIGNER for an upcoming comic series television pilot that will be shot in North Alabama Huntsville area. Position paid based on experience. Shooting dates March 7-12. Please contact Jeffrey Parker at





The 48 Hour Film Project, the world’s largest timed filmmaking competition, is coming to Huntsville on March 27th 2015.  Teams will race to produce short films from start to finish over the course of one weekend using quick-witted creativity, helter-skelter innovation and gallons of caffeine. 


This speed-based filmmaking contest has become a rite of passage for filmmakers, crew and actors.


The Filmapalooza Film Festival and can be seen at festival which the cities winner film will be showcased.


The 48HFP is open to all – professionals, aspiring filmmakers and actors, and those who want to give it a try in a short, structured and exciting way.  The contest is part of a global competition in which groups compete for the chance to win a $5,000 grand prize and the opportunity to take their film to Hollywood and to screen at the Cannes International Film Festival’s Short Film Corner in 2015.


Here’s how it works: On Friday, March 27th 2015, each team will draw a movie genre from a hat.  They will also be assigned a character, prop, and line of dialogue that must be incorporated into their film. The teams then have 48 hours to write, direct and shoot their film, which must be submitted on Sunday, March 29th at 7:30pm on the dot. The films will then all screen at Lowe Mill Arts, Flying Money Arts Center Theatre on April 7th 2015.


The Huntsville 48HFP is hoping for sponsors since it is the first time in the city, and we want it to stay in the area.  So all the local support is appreciated.  Below is the sponsorship form for any that are interested.



48 Hour Film Project

Huntsville Sponsorship Opportunities





Bronze Level

$250 Cash –or-- up to $500 In-Kind

1.      Logo

a.      48HFP city page on website with direct link

b.      On-screen logo at all screenings


2.      Announcement of sponsorship at Kickoff, Drop Off and Screenings

3.      One Social Media (Twitter, Facebook) mention.


Silver Level 

$500 Cash –or-- $250 Cash + $500 In-Kind –or-- $1000 In-Kind

            All benefits of the “Bronze” Level plus:


1.      Distribution of company’s literature or product at local events

2.      Four (4) Tickets to local screenings

3.      Two (2) Tickets to local events, including “Best of”

4.      Three Social Media (Twitter, Facebook) mentions.

5.      Press releases on the local level will list your company as a sponsor.


Gold Level

$1000 Cash –or-- $500 Cash + $1000 In-Kind –or-- $2000 In-Kind

             All benefits of the “Silver” Level, plus:


1.      Sponsor’s promotional email sent to all local 48HFP participants

2.      Company’s posters, banners, and/or signs placed at local events

3.      Eight (8) Tickets to local screenings

4.      Four (4) Tickets to local events, including “Best of”

5.      Five Social Media (Twitter, Facebook) mentions.

6.      Opportunity to hold the “Genre” hat, or read one of the elements at Kickoff or count down the “Final 10” at Drop-Off.


7.      Opportunity to present an award at the Awards Ceremony










Are you a recent college graduate looking for a job?

Are you trying to break into your dream career?

Does the job search seem overwhelming?


ABC Family and the Producers of “Undercover Boss” have teamed up to bring you “Job or No Job.” The series will follow young adults on their journey to try and land their dream job. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for those chosen! Must be 18 years of age or older to apply.


We are searching nationwide for individuals who are eagerly

looking for work in the following fields (but not limited to):

Advertising/ Interior Design/ Real Estate/ Hotel Management/ Sports/ Sales/Nightlife & Concierge/ Winery and Restaurant Management/ Event Planning/ Graphic Designing/ Music Management.


To apply, please email the following to:

Your Name

Phone Number & Email Address

City and State

Industry you would like to work in and why

Attach a recent photo of yourself







Crew Needed for Feature Film being produced in and around the Orange Beach area in March.


Producer - New Moon Films


We are looking for interns, PA's, and other positions for this feature film. Tentative dates are mid March through mid April.


Anyone interested in these positions may contact Steve at 205-834-5270 or send resumes to






Aether: Prologue (shooting in Mobile, AL) is now looking for Set Production Assistants available the week of February 9, 2015.  This is a paid gig.  One week only. Must be local. Please send resumes to 




Casting call for Narrative Short Film "The Last Vanish"

Seeking Male Lead 20-35, to play a Las Vegas Magician. Stage/on camera
experience required. 5 day shoot--shooting February 9th-13th Birmingham, AL.
Send current photo/reel & resume(or link to info) to

Seeking Female 25-35, to play a Las Vegas Magician's assistant on stage.
1/2-1 day shoot, no compensation--credit only, meals provided. Dance/Modeling
experience preferred. Shooting February 9th or 10th, Birmingham, AL.
Send current photo and resume(or link to info)to

Seeking Male or Female 20-40, to play stage manager/volunteer. 1 day shoot--shooting
one day the week of February 9th-13th Birmingham, AL. No compensation, credit & meals only.
Send current photo and resume(or link to info)to

Seeking Male 20-35, to play a Las Vegas Magician's assistant. Some stage, dance,
or modeling experience preferred. 1 day shoot--shooting February 9th or 10th Birmingham, AL.
No compensation--credit only, meals provided.
Send current photo/reel & resume(or link to info) to



Open Casting Call

For the movie "After the Fight"
Produced by New Moon Films

Auditions will take place Saturday January 17th from 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM at the Island House Hotel and Convention Center located on Perdido Key Blvd in Orange Beach, Alabama. The entire film shoot will be filmed in Baldwin County, Alabama.

We are looking for all ages for background extras in the film. We also have a few small roles. If you are interested in trying out for a speaking role, be prepared to read on camera. Sides will be provided.

Please bring a recent picture of yourself. If you don't have one available, we will have a photographer on hand.

We hope to see you at the open call. If you have any questions please call our office number at 251-223-3078






CASTING/LOCATION CALL (Only Considering Jefferson County)

Want to be featured on We’re casting people and scouting locations for an upcoming video project. See below for descriptions of what we’re looking for.




Family of four or five, kids aged 1-16
#2. Empty nester Mom and Dad

#3. Young woman (22-30)


To apply or for more information, please contact






Now casting Young Tony Nathan for feature film “Woodlawn”.

Age:  7-10

Race: African American

Gender: Male

*Shooting in Birmingham area on December 16th.


Please submit headshot, full body shot and resume to






Jon Voight will play Alabama's Paul 'Bear' Bryant in 'Woodlawn' movie

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Jon Voight, right, will portray Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant in the movie "Woodlawn," Variety has reported.

Bob Carlton | bcarlton@al.comBy Bob Carlton |
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on November 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM, updated November 21, 2014 at 1:19 AM

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Academy Award-winner Jon Voight has been cast to play legendary Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant in the movie "Woodlawn," the film's production company announced today.

Variety first reported the story.

Birmingham filmmakers Jon and Andrew Erwin, whose previous feature films include "October Baby" and "Moms' Night Out," are currently filming "Woodlawn" in the Birmingham area. It is set for a fall 2015 release.

The movie focuses on former Alabama Crimson Tide and Miami Dolphins running back Tony Nathan, and it takes place during Nathan's junior and senior seasons at Birmingham's Woodlawn High School, when a spiritual awakening helped unite the Woodlawn football team following the forced integration of the school.

One of the key scenes in the movie is the 1974 game between rivals Banks High School and Woodlawn High School, which drew about 42,000 fans to Legion Field to see Woodlawn's Nathan and Banks' Jeff Rutledge play in a match-up of  unbeaten teams.

The filmmakers will shoot that scene this coming Monday night, Nov. 24, at Legion Field and need extras to appear as fans in the stands. Anyone interested in being an extra may sign up here.

Both Nathan and Rutledge went on to play for Bryant at Alabama, winning the 1978 AP national championship after a dramatic 14-7 win over Penn State in the 1979 Sugar Bowl.

Caleb Castille, son of former Alabama and NFL star Jeremiah Castille, makes his feature film debut as Nathan in the movie, and Richard Kohnke, who recently appeared in "When the Game Stands Tall," appears as Rutledge.

Sean Astin of "Rudy" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy appears as Woodlawn team counselor Hank Erwin, who is also the father of the filmmakers Jon and Andrew Erwin. Astin also appeared in the Erwin brothers' "Moms' Night Out," which was filmed in the Birmingham area last year.

The rest of the "Woodlawn" cast includes Nic Bishop ("Body of Proof") as Woodlawn coach Tandy Gerelds, C. Thomas Howell ("The Amazing Spider-Man") as Banks coach George "Shorty" White, Sherri Shepherd ("Precious"") as Nathan's mother, and Lance Nichols ("Treme') as Nathan's father.

Voight has been nominated for four Academy Awards, and he won the Oscar for his performance as the disabled Vietnam veteran in the 1978 film "Coming Home."







Workshop & Talent Showcase

With Talent Agent Joy Pervis and Casting Director Rhavynn Drummer!

Did you miss our first agency workshop? Well, you're in luckJoy Pervis (JPervis Talent Atlanta) is coming back to meet more of our talented kids! And casting director Rhavynn Drummer is coming too!
During the workshop, each child will be able to perform sides for Joy and Rhavynn and receive feedback. There will also be a student and parent Q & A session with them both.
Where: Birmingham, AL
When: Saturday December 6th
Time: 10-1pm 
(9am for kids already represented by Joy and signing up for casting director portion only)
Cost: $300 ($175 for just Rhavynn) Prep classes are mandatory and are $25 per class. Actors must attend a minimum of 2 but are welcome to come too as many as possible!
*A $150 deposit is required to complete registration.
*If your child is not currently taking classes (privates or group) with Acting Out they must be approved to attend.

For more information or to register call 818-231-4065 or email








About us:

Acting Out Academy is the premiere on-camera acting academy in the greater Birmingham, Ala., area. The three-year-old academy focuses on contemporary, on-camera acting, offering classes, audition coaching and taped auditions for kids and adults, along with on-camera private lessons to prepare students for professional opportunities in film and T.V..


Under the instruction of founder Meg Deusner, nearly a dozen of Acting Out's students have worked professionally in film and T.V. since the school's founding. Playing roles in feature films, and national and regional commercials.

 Acting Out also proudly teaches over 150 kids and adults each year through weekly classes, after-school programs and our wildly popular Movie Camp. In every environment, we combine theatrical play with classical and contemporary technique — to create a well-rounded foundation in theater arts.

 Acting Out’s parallel mission is to provide quality performing arts education where it is most needed — namely, in communities where it is lacking. The core of all of our programs is designed to build self-confidence in young people through the performing arts.  We strive to reach as many kids as possible through affordable and accessible classes, camps and workshops.

 Our technique:

We teach acting for film and T.V. with a heavy emphasis on audition technique and interview skills (because you can be the best actor in the world and if  can't audition, you won't work).  We begin by teaching how 'not' to act. We focus on understanding; where you are, what you are saying, who you are speaking to and how they feel about what is going on and just being 'real' and 'in the moment'. If you are 'acting' you are doing it wrong!

We offer:

Weekly Classes

Private Classes



Movie Camp









Filming begins at Hueytown's Gilmore-Vines Stadium for 'Woodlawn' movie scenes


Hueytown's Gilmore-Vines Stadium has been transformed into Woodlawn High School of the 1970s, for a movie to be filmed in Hueytown and other Birmingham locations. The movie, "Woodlawn," tells the story of Birmingham football superstar Tony Nathan. Extras are encouraged to come to Hueytown for filming this Tuesday through Saturday. (Cheryl Wray | (Picasa)


Cheryl Wray | cwray@al.comBy Cheryl Wray |
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on November 04, 2014 at 8:30 AM, updated November 04, 2014 at 8:58 AM


HUEYTOWN, Alabama -- The trucks and crews have arrived, and Hueytown's Gilmore-Vines Stadium has been transported to the 1970s.


Filming begins on Tuesday for scenes to be shot inside the stadium for the new movie "Woodlawn," which revolves around former Alabama Crimson Tide and Miami Dolphins football star Tony Nathan.


Birmingham filmmakers Jon and Andrew Erwin, the team behind

last year's surprise hit "Moms' Night Out" (which was filmed almost entirely in the Birmingham area) are behind "Woodlawn."


Gilmore-Vines Stadium will represent Woodlawn High School's stadium in the movie, and will be used for scenes depicting Woodlawn's home football games.


Extras are needed Tuesday through Saturday night, from 4:30 in the afternoon until filming is complete (which could go until midnight or later). According to Hueytown mayor Delor Baumann, extras are most needed on Thursday evening--when filmmakers would like 1,000 people in the stadium's stands.

The movie's casting website provides this information about the filming in Hueytown:


"You will be fans in the audience waving on your team. Pretty simple stuff in this scene. All ages are welcome. Bring coats and gloves in case it gets chilly. If you want to make home made signs for the football teams that is encouraged."


It also lists ideas for costuming, which should represent what people wore in 1973 and 1974. Such items include turtlenecks, blue jeans, high-waisted pants for women, white t-shirts, caps without logos, plaid shirts, khaki or maroon pants, white-washed pants, solid colored button-up and t-shirts and heavy overcoats.

Baumann said that he's been excited to see the transformation taking place at his city's stadium.


"They're really taking it back in time, and getting it to look like the 7os," he said. "They've painted the stadium and taken out the purple and gold."


Baumann said that Gilmore-Vines Stadium fit the era of the movie perfectly.


"They traveled around the state to look at stadiums," he said. "They found that ours was just right, had the character and atmosphere of the stadium they were looking for."


In addition to the scenes in Hueytown, the Erwin brothers will be filming in other Birmingham locations. The movie's pivotal football scene is the 1974 game between Nathan and the Woodlawn Colonels and Jeff Rutledge and the Banks High School Jets at Legion Field.


More than 42,000 fans turned out to that game, which is still considered the biggest high school game ever played in Birmingham. Nathan and Rutledge later became teammates at Alabama and were key members of the 1978 national championship team that defeated Penn State in the Sugar Bowl.

The film is about more than football, though.


According to the movie's  press notes, it focuses on a time "when a spiritual awakening captured the heart of nearly every player on the Woodlawn High School team, including its coach Tandy Gerelds."


Stars slated for the movie include Sean Astin of "Rudy" and "Lord of the Rings," and Osy Ikhile who is starring in Ron Howard's latest film "In the Heart of the Sea."


Extras interested in being in the movie are asked to be at Gilmore-Vines Stadium, located at 2058 High School Road in Hueytown, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.






Birmingham filmmakers announce casting call for movie about Alabama football great Tony Nathan

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Tony Nathan is pictured here when he played with the Miami Dolphins, left, with the Alabama Crimson Tide, top right, and at a Senior Bowl banquet, bottom right.
Bob Carlton | By Bob Carlton |
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on October 24, 2014 at 10:50 AM, updated October 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham filmmakers Jon and Andrew Erwin are holding a casting call for their upcoming movie, "Woodlawn," about former Alabama Crimson Tide and Miami Dolphins football star Tony Nathan.

The movie begins during Nathan's junior year at Woodlawn High School in 1973, "when a spiritual awakening captured the heart of nearly every player on the Woodlawn High School team, including its coach Tandy Gerelds," according to the movie's press notes.

The Erwin brothers previously directed the faith-based feature films "October Baby" and "Moms' Night Out," both of which were shot in Birmingham and other locations throughout Alabama. "Woodlawn" will be filmed in the Birmingham area, as well.

The "Woodlawn" casting call takes places from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 25, in the banquet hall of the Pelham Civic Complex at 500 Amphitheater Road in Pelham.

The filmmakers are looking for extras for crowd scenes and for people to play a variety of background characters, according to a casting notice.

Andy left and John Erwin.JPGBrothers Andrew, left, and Jon Erwin previously made the faith-based feature films "October Baby" and "Moms' Night Out," both of which were filmed in Alabama. (Birmingham News file/Bernard Troncale)

The casting call is open to everyone, and potential extras are asked, but not required, to come dressed in 1970s attire. They will need to fill out a form and get their pictures taken.

"We are looking for all varieties of background actors and actresses," the casting notice says. "There is high need for African-Americans to aid the subject matter of the film, which deals with the racial tensions of the '60s and '70's."

Sean Astin, who starred in "Rudy"and in the Erwin brothers' "Moms' Night Out," is expected to have a role in the film, but the Tony Nathan part has not been announced, according to "Woodlawn" associate producer Joshua Walsh.

Nathan was one of only a few blacks on the Woodlawn team in 1973, and he became one of the first black superstar high-school football players in the city.

In 1974, a crowd of more than 42,000 fans turned out at Legion Field when Nathan and the Woodlawn Colonels met Jeff Rutledge and the Banks Jets in the biggest high-school game ever in Birmingham. Nathan and Rutledge later became teammates at Alabama and were key members of the 1978 national championship team that defeated Penn State in the Sugar Bowl.

Chosen in the third round of the 1979 NFL Draft, Nathan played for nine seasons with the Miami Dolphins and coach Don Shula. He was the Dolphins' starting running back in Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XIX.

Nathan was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1999 and currently resides in the Miami area.

"This isn't a movie that you just go out and write a script," Jon Erwin says in a proof-of-concept video pitch for "Woodlawn." "This is a movie that you learn how to make. And that's why we are doing so much research. That's why we are doing proof-of-concepts and tests and screen tests. It's because we want to do this movie justice."

To find out more about Saturday's "Woodlawn" casting call, go here.






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Casting Call: UTOPIA




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UTOPIA chronicles 15 pioneering Americans who wave goodbye to the lives they’ve known, move to a remote location, and set out to create a society from scratch. They’ve got limited supplies, wildly diverse backgrounds, and zero bathrooms. The Utopians will make every decision about how they live and work. Will they choose democracy or dictatorship? Capitalism or socialism? Fidelity or free love? Which religion, if any, will prevail? Will they punish or forgive? Keep or share?


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Season one of UTOPIA is currently airing on the Fox network on Fridays at 7:00 C.S.T.


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Executive Producer: Kevin Wayne

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Looking for a male little person between the ages of 25-50



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