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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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:
American Female 25-30 years old
American Man 50 – 60
American boy 5-7 years old
American girl 12 years old
Male 40 - 50 years old
Female 25 years old
Talent - Female or Male 20 – 30 years of age
Talent - 2 Men and 2 Women
Send Physical Head Shots and Resumes to:
Darkness To Light
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
“Annihilator of Innocence”,
and is entering the Pre-Production phase with
The company also produces the television show
“Living True and Truly Living: Real People…Real Stories…Real Issues®”
with Host Tahiera Monique Brown.
For more information, visit
Owner Operator needed
November 17 &
with 2 cameras and sound.
respond ASAP with Link to Reel and Equipment Package list to:
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
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
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:
Network's BBQ Blitz
by former NFL player and winner of Next Food Network Star, Eddie Jackson
coming to Montgomery!
Saturday, September 19th
some 0f the
Chefs in the area compete!
To attend a FREE taping
Check-in: appx 8:00am
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,
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
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
Solvent Dreams, and 50% Discount for linking services, cells,
Linking Systems and more from many
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
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.
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.
For more information, contact Amelia Gilley
or email at
MAJOR NETWORK CASTING NATIONWIDE:
Are you a young women and men considering a DRASTIC life
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
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 http://www.jaytv.net/amdl_application.php and
send your pictures and videos.
ATTENTION MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA and SURROUNDING AREAS!
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
Event Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Type: Any Celebrity Look-A-Like
Must be local to Montgomery or surrounding area. No travel/gas
Please send a photo that clearly shows your face and contact information
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
email@example.com. Serious inquiries only please!
Event Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Type: Showgirl Dancers
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
Shoots week of June 12.
INDIANAPOLIS: Men of Courage
starring Nic Cage
shoots in Mobile, Alabama starting mid-June
Please send headshots and acting resume's to
will be looking for many male actors to fill the role of
marine's,officers and admirals as well as
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.
PRODUCTION DATES & LOCATIONS
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
Seeking submissions from: Tuscaloosa, AL and neighboring areas within 50
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
3. HEIGHT, WEIGHT
4. TOP SIZE IN ATHLETIC APPAREL
5. BOTTOM SIZE IN ATHLETIC APPAREL
6. SHOE SIZE IN ATHLETIC SHOES
7. SPORTS YOU PLAY (SEE SPORTS FEATURED ABOVE)
8. CONTACT INFO - EMAIL, PHONE
Breaking Into Acting in the Southeast
May 16th From 2:00-4:00 at Bluff Park Baptist Church
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!
will be covered
How to realistically start your
How to get an agent
Interactive Headshot review
How to manage work and auditions
How to find auditions
And much more!
workshop if for ANYONE from kids and teens to adults, who are interested
in jump starting an acting career!
cost of the workshop is $40 for adults and $20 for kids
*Or bring the whole family for $60
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!
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
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
1st AD (must be
2nd AD (must be
Grip & Electrics
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
48 Hour Film Project
Huntsville Sponsorship Opportunities
$250 Cash –or-- up to $500 In-Kind
48HFP city page on website with direct link
On-screen logo at all screenings
Announcement of sponsorship at Kickoff, Drop Off and Screenings
One Social Media (Twitter, Facebook) mention.
$500 Cash –or-- $250 Cash + $500 In-Kind –or-- $1000 In-Kind
All benefits of the “Bronze” Level plus:
Distribution of company’s literature or product at local events
Four (4) Tickets to local screenings
Two (2) Tickets to local events, including “Best of”
Three Social Media (Twitter, Facebook) mentions.
Press releases on the local level will list your company as a sponsor.
$1000 Cash –or-- $500 Cash + $1000 In-Kind –or-- $2000 In-Kind
benefits of the “Silver” Level, plus:
Sponsor’s promotional email sent to all local 48HFP participants
Company’s posters, banners, and/or signs placed at local events
Eight (8) Tickets to local screenings
Four (4) Tickets to local events, including “Best of”
Five Social Media (Twitter, Facebook) mentions.
Opportunity to hold the “Genre” hat, or read one of the elements at
Kickoff or count down the “Final 10” at Drop-Off.
Opportunity to present an award at the Awards Ceremony
NOW CASTING A NEW ABC
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
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:
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 email@example.com
Casting call for Narrative Short Film "The Last
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.
experience preferred. Shooting February 9th or 10th,
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
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
Want to be featured on RealSimple.com? We’re casting people and
scouting locations for an upcoming video project. See below for
descriptions of what we’re looking for.
#1. LARGE HOUSE - MASTER BEDROOM
#2. 2-3 BEDROOM HOUSE – FAMILY ROOM
#3. 1-2 BEDROOM HOUSE or APARTMENT/LOFT – KITCHEN AND BATHROOM
#1. 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
*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
Jon Voight, right, will portray Alabama football coach Paul "Bear"
Bryant in the movie "Woodlawn," Variety has reported.
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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
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
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
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
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
& Talent Showcase
With Talent Agent Joy Pervis and Casting Director Rhavynn Drummer!
Did you miss our first agency workshop? Well, you're in luck. Joy
Pervis (JPervis Talent Atlanta) is
coming back to meet more of our talented kids! And casting
director Rhavynn Drummer is
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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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
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.
movie's casting website provides this information about the filming
"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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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Casting Call: UTOPIA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
– 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
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,
For more information contact, Jordyn Stewart at
More information about The Conlin Company is available on the
casting company’s website at
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:
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.
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