Stoyan Stefanov

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Movie extra wannabe

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do". "Si fueris R?mae, R?m?n? v?vit? m?re". When in LA? "Do as the Mexicans do" first comes to mind, but no! When in LA, you gotta be a movie star. Right.

My wife was looking up how one can be on the set of Twilight and I decided to keep digging. Eventually found a site called talenthunter.com - they let you set up a profile and so on, but if you want to apply for a casting, you need to pay for a membership. Yack. I'm not *that* motivated as to pay for information on how to get to a casting. But, lo and behold, they have Sundays free for people in LA.

So today I picked three productions where they are looking for "movie extras", that is, not actors, just, you know, sitting around trying to look casual. There's nothing casual about being filmed but still, you gotta *act* natural. If anyone (of the two people that will read this blog post) is interested, here are the details about the castings:

  • Eclipse
    Central Casting / 220 S. Flower St. Burbank, CA 91502
  • 2 and a half men
    Ken Miller Valko / Miller Casting 3500 W. Olive Ave. Suite 780 Burbank CA 91505
  • Grey's Anatomy
    Linda Lowy Grey's Anatomy Casting 4151 Prospect Avenue Cottages Room 105 Los Angeles CA 90027

The site says: Send a headshot and a resume to this address. Huh? A resume? For a movie extra? Argh. But.. when in LA...

Found two articles and managed to somehow put up half a page worth of bullet points. A PDF of the result is here, in the unlikely case you want to borrow from it.

Off I go to print and mail my resume and headshots. See ya from the movie/TV screen :)

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