PROJECTS CURRENTLY SEEKING RESUMES

11/21/2014

 

 

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 woodlawnfeaturedextras@gmail.com

 


 

 

11/21/2014

 

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 | bcarlton@al.com
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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."

 

 


 

 

 

11/13/14

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.
Details:
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 meg@actingoutacadmy.com  

www.actingoutacademy.com

 

 


 

 

11/13/2014

 

 

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

Self-tapes

Workshops

Movie Camp

www.actingoutacademy.com

818-231-4065

 

 

 


 

 

11/4/2014

 

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

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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 | cwray@al.com) (Picasa)

 

Cheryl Wray | cwray@al.comBy Cheryl Wray | cwray@al.com
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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.

 


 

 

10/24/2014

 

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 | bcarlton@al.com By Bob Carlton | bcarlton@al.com
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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.


 

 

 

10/16/2014

 

Contact Information:

Stacey Davis

The Law Firm of Stacey A. Davis, LLC

sdavis@staceydavislaw.com

205.777.9906

 

Casting Call: UTOPIA

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Birmingham, Alabama – The Conlin Company is seeking to cast additional talent from the Birmingham area for the Fox reality television series, UTOPIA.  

 

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?

 

If you could restart the world, what would you do differently?

 

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

 

Interested talent should be available to audition in the Birmingham area.  To apply online, visit http://www.utopiatvcasting.com/how-to-audition.

 

For more information contact, Jordyn Stewart at jordyn@theconlincompany.com.  More information about The Conlin Company is available on the casting company’s website at http://www.theconlincompany.com/.

 

 


 

 

 

9/25/2014

CREW

 

Local film shooting in Birmingham, AL is looking for crew resume submissions. This is an Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Mom's Night Out) film. Accepting resumes for all positions. We will be shooting the months of November and December, so please submit your resume now to: woodlawnmovie@gmail.com.

 


SYNOPSIS
In 1973 a spiritual awakening captures the heart of nearly every player of the Woodlawn High School Football team, and it's coach Tandy Gerelds. As a result, their dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate leads to the most attended football game ever played in the city of Birmingham...and the rise of it's all-american superstar.

 

 


 

 

 

9/9/2014

 

Cast and Crew Call

 

Untitled  Steampunk SAG Short Film

Produced By: Kevin Wayne Entertainment, LLC

Executive Producer: Kevin Wayne

Director: Josh Choran

 

Cast:

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

 

Crew:

Looking for the following Crew:  All positions are credit, copy, meals

 

1. Composer

2. Costume Designer - Steampunk

3. Makeup Artist

4. CG Artist

5. Grips

 

Please email kwfscasting@gmail.com if interested with Steampunk Film in the subject line.