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Greenlit: Daniel Dae Kim Confirmed for ‘Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen’ as Filming Begins

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Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! Last week, rumors were circulating that Daniel Dae Kim would replace Ed Skrein in the “Hellboy” reboot, “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen,” and the actor has made it official.     Hi everyone- I’m excited to confirm that I’ve officially joined the cast of #Hellboy. We start shooting today and I’ll be playing Ben Daimio, alongside our very talented cast, headed by David Harbour, (@dkharbour) and director, Neil Marshall. #ThankYou for all the supportive tweets and comments, especially in light of the recent events surrounding its original casting. To that, I will only add that I applaud the producers and, in particular, @EdSkrein for championing the notion that Asian characters should »

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What's Casting: Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Is Seeking Male + Female Background Actors

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If you’ve ever wanted the chance to be in a Scorsese film, the time is now! Martin Scorsese’s film “The Irishman” is in need of background actors for the duration of the production. Actors who can portray Italian, Italian-American, and Irish men and women of all ages for the entirety of shooting. The project, which stars Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Jack Huston, and Ray Romano, is currently filming in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area. Production will tentatively take place through February 2018. Union and nonunion talent are welcome. Men can have medium or shaggy length hair for 1970s scenes, but must have shorter hair, or be willing to have their hair cut in period style by production, for scenes set in the 1950s and 1960s. Most men must be clean shaven, no facial hair. A limited amount of background actors might »

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Now Casting: Jack Black and Cate Blanchett’s ‘The House With A Clock In Its Walls,’ Is Seeking a Body Double + More

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In today’s casting roundup, “The House With A Clock In Its Walls,” starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, is currently seeking a male child actor for a body double. Plus, there are background roles in the CW show “Black Lightning,” a supporting role in the upcoming feature “Perdido,” and background roles for the upcoming Netflix film “Nappily Ever After.”  “The House With The Clock In Its Walls”Casting is currently underway for “The House With A Clock In Its Walls,” the story of Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan “who aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.” A young white male actor aged 9–11 is needed to be a body double. Talent should be 4’5”–4’9” and 68–75 lbs. The film will shoot Oct. 9–Dec. 15 in Atlanta, Georgia. Pay is $140 per day. Apply here!  “Black Lightning”The CW show “Black Lightning,” based on the character from DC Comics, »

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L.A. Now Casting: A Social Media Star’s Web Pilot Needs Background + Supporting Actors

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Join an online pilot featuring a popular social media star this month in Los Angeles!  A major digital network backed by Turner Broadcasting is currently a casting a scripted presentation short featuring a popular social media star. It will consist of a skit where the star tries to mediate drama between two friends, a pre-taped segment, closing jokes, music, and tender moments.  Two black, female actors, aged 18–21, are wanted to play the supporting roles of Mushahirá and Risk’taekuh in the skit. In the roles, the talent will be acting in “a humorous take on a Maury-style fight with her best friend” with “lots of finger waving and over the top insults.”  There are also background roles for two male actors, one Caucasian and one Hispanic/Latino, aged 30–48, to portray homeless men in the pre-taped soup kitchen segment. Both should be unshaven and will wear soiled t-shirts or sweatshirts, and »

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42nd Toronto Int’l Film Festival Paints Early Picture of Oscars

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This year’s Toronto International Film Festival closed Sept. 17, after screening 339 films in 11 days, with all in attendance looking towards the storied Grolsch People’s Choice Award for Oscar implications. The Grolsch People’s Choice Award is notorious for its relationship to the Best Picture Oscar, with eight out of the last 10 Audience Award winners receiving an Oscar nomination for best picture, and three of those films—“12 Years a Slave,” “The King’s Speech,” and “Slumdog Millionaire,”—going on to win the film industry’s greatest honor. This year’s winner, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” directed by Martin McDonagh, is hoping to ride its momentum to an Oscar nomination. The film stars Frances McDormand as the mother of a murder victim who uses three billboards in her Missouri town to confront the police’s inability to solve the crime. Rounding out the cast are Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, »

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London Casting: Female Drummer Needed for Theatre Photoshoot

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Hello and welcome to one of our shoutouts for projects casting around the U.K. As always there’s a mix of opportunities for all ages, abilities, and locations but do remember to check if you fit the bill before applying. Although we make every attempt to verify castings before we hit publish, please ensure that you do your own research before firing off those headshots and Backstage links. DumbWise Theatre Are you an actor-musician? Can you channel your inner Meg White? DumbWise Theatre is looking for an exceptional female drummer for one day of filming and a photoshoot on Sunday, 22 October in London. DumbWise Theatre is “an actor-musician company based in Bristol who fuse live musicianship, original songwriting, and dynamic storytelling in the pursuit of creating new musical works for contemporary audiences”. The character has a punk aesthetic/attitude and is rebellious, dangerous and unpredictable with a playing age of between 20 and 30, any ethnicity. »

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Ofcom Diversity Figures are Dismal + More U.K. Industry News

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Hello and welcome back to our roundup of the most important news from stage and screen. Ofcom report damns diversity figures.Ofcom, the media regulator, has put numbers to the claims that major broadcast institutions are not doing enough to promote diversity in the industry. The damning evidence, reported by chief executive Sharon White, echoed the words of veteran broadcaster Jon Snow when he gave a speech in August about the media being too removed from general public and everyday lives. Ofcom’s report found that across the top five broadcasters, women accounted for 48 percent of the total workforce but only held 39 percent of senior roles. Those from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background made up 12 percent of employees and disabled people just 3 percent (despite 18 percent of the general population identifying as disabled). Age played as important a factor, with records showing that there are 50 percent more men than »

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Rumorville: ‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti Eyeing Jessica Chastain for Chapter Two

18 September 2017 12:30 PM, PDT

Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room. The new adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” opened to $123 million at the box office earlier this month, but even before that success, the film’s director, Andy Muschietti, was already planning on making a second installment. The film concluded with a title card that read “chapter one,” leaving the second half of the novel for a follow up film. Although part one is still in theaters, Muschietti is already talking plans for the sequel. The second part will take place 27 years later in present day, but will feature flashbacks to 1988 and 1989, (and the breakout kids who starred in part one) when this year’s story took place. A »

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Now Casting: Major Beer Brand Seeks Models for Online Ads + More

18 September 2017 11:30 AM, PDT

Raise your glass to the exciting gigs in today’s roundup! A major beer brand is currently seeking actors to for an online and social media ad campaign. There are also several background roles available as casting continues for Lifetime’s “You,” CBS’s “Valor,” and Universal Pictures’ “First Man.” Major Beer Brand Photo Shoota major beer brand is currently casting talent for a print ad to be featured online and on social media. Latinx and Hispanic male and female talent, aged 25–70, with big smiles and outgoing personalities are wanted to join the shoot. There are also two roles available for male and female talent of all ethnicities, aged 25–35. Prior print experience is a plus but not required. The production will shoot Sept. 26–28 in NYC. Pay is $450 per day for 12-hour shoot days. Apply here! “You” Series Join Lifetime’s psychological thriller “You,” a series focused on a bookstore manager »

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Atlanta Now Casting: Background Role on Emmy-Winning ‘Atlanta’

18 September 2017 10:30 AM, PDT

Fresh off a big night at the Emmy Awards where it took home the prizes for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Directing for a Comedy Series, FX’s “Atlanta” is currently casting background actors. Based in the eponymous city, “Atlanta” follows two cousins navigating their way up the ladder of the city’s rap scene. The series is created by Donald Glover, who took home both of the aforementioned awards at last night’s ceremony and made history as the first black director to win for a comedy series.  Male and female talent, aged 18–70, are currently wanted to portray mall customers and employees in the upcoming season. The production will shoot on Sept. 25 in Atlanta, Georgia. Pay is $68 for eight hours of work.  Be a part of something big by applying directly at Backstage here! Check out Backstage’s Atlanta audition listings! »

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What’s Happening in NYC Dance This Week 9/18-9/24

18 September 2017 9:00 AM, PDT

Fall season is here and we’ve gathered a variety of new classes for you to try, performances to be inspired by, and auditions to pencil in on your calendar. Enjoy your week of dance! Performances Twyla Tharp Dance will be premiering “Dylan Love Songs,” a piece exploring love’s give and take, at the Joyce Theater through Oct. 5. Along with Tharp’s new piece, the company will also perform two gems from the 1970s: “The Fuge” and “The Raggedy Dances.” You have a chance to see them every day this week, tickets and more information here. Dixon Place presents Antonio Ramos and the Gangbangers’ “ALMODÓVAR Dystopia.” Performances this week start at 7:30 pm on Sept. 22, 23, 29, and 30. In this performance, choreographer Antonio Ramos explores themes related to gender diversity and “sub-class” conflicts. This humorous celebration of queer culture is not to miss! Grab your tickets here. New York Live Arts presents “Myself, »

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Get Your Catwalk On at Lfw + More Events Around London This Week

18 September 2017 8:30 AM, PDT

By now you’ll have realised that there’s an awful lot going on in old London Town. Let us help you sort the Tony winners from the Tony Danzas with our weekly guide to the events every London actor should know about. Join the fash pack at the London Fashion Week Festival.Fancy hobnobbing with Cara, Kate, and Gigi? London Fashion Week is in full swing and you can be part of it by joining in with the Lfw Festival which is open to the public. Take in a catwalk show, get career guidance from industry insiders—or maybe just hair and makeup tips. Clearly, it’s going to be absolutely fabulous, darling! (Tickets from £20) Get some tips from two great actors.Playing to packed houses at the National is Lucy Kirkwood’s new play ‘Mosquitos’, starring Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams. On Monday 18 September, the two lead actresses »

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‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Veep’ Win at 69th Primetime Emmy Awards

17 September 2017 8:30 PM, PDT

Hosted in celebratory fashion by Stephen Colbert, the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony Sept. 17 recognized the best of television’s best, crowning several new as well as repeating winners among the Television Academy’s 92 categories. Leading with the most wins of the evening was HBO, with 29 Emmys, including best limited series for Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman’s “Big Little Lies,” which claimed eight wins including leading actress for Kidman, supporting actor recognition for Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgård, and directing victories. Netflix and NBC followed with 20 and 15 total wins, respectively. After eight acting nominations, Elisabeth Moss finally claimed an Emmy for dystopian drama “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which she also produced; Hulu’s first big awards success took home the big outstanding drama series prize. In a year without “Game of Thrones,” the hit series scooped up eight wins, including supporting actress Ann Dowd, director Reed Morano, and writer Bruce Miller. »

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