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Compiled by Mark Dundas Wood

The following listings are NOT casting notices but instead reflect the best general information available about current casting assignments. Do your homework and use them wisely. Do not phone or visit casting directors' offices. Unless otherwise instructed, all contact with casting directors should be through the mail. Blind mass mailings are not recommended.

An asterisk (*) denotes a changed listing.

Feature Films: Currently Shooting

*NEW Jack Goes Boating, a romantic comedy based on the Off-Broadway play by Bob Glaudini. Directed by and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. Shooting Feb. 9–March 31. With Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, and Daphne Rubin-Vega. Principals: No further casting. Background: Sylvia Fay/Lee Genick & Associates Casting, 71 Park Ave., NYC 10016.

Upcoming Feature Films

The Darkroom, an independent drama. Directed by Paul Rothman. Shooting begins in March, mostly in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Principals and background: Close Up Pictures LLC, 172 Fifth Ave., Box #67, Brooklyn, NY 11217, Attn: Casting Director. Possible pay for some roles.

Empty Hands II, an action film. Directed by Mahaliel Bethea. Shooting begins in late February or early March. Principals and background: hitemhardfilms@aol.com. Casting one principal role: African-American female, 25–30, attractive, with an hourglass figure. Also seeking female models, 18–30, for background in a club scene.

*NEW Fame, a remake of the 1980s classic about a performing arts high school. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen. Shooting Feb. 17–21. With Debbie Allen, Charles S. Dutton, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, and Bebe Neuwirth. Principals: Not casting. Background: Comer & Gallucio Casting, 440 Ninth Ave., Ste. 24, NYC 10001 or candgcasting@gmail.com.

*NEW The Familia, a Latino mob love story. Directed by Emilio Rosa and Juan Shamsul Alam. Shooting May 2–20 on Long Island. With Rosa, Tito Puente Jr., Santo Alam, Jaime Tirelli, Angel Salazar, and Rick Borgia. Principals and background: tainorosafilms@aol.com. For more information, visit www.tainorosa.com or www.thefamilia.us. Deferred pay.

The Guiding Hand, a character drama. Directed by Teddy Schenck. Shooting in summer. Principals and background: 249 Productions, LLC, 317 W. 89th St., Apt. 7E, NYC 10024, Attn: Casting/Erin Mayhugh. Especially seeking an intense Caucasian male, early 20s, dark hair; and an innocent-looking yet mysterious female, early 20s, dark hair.

Hip Hop High School, a musical drama. Directed by Z-Man. Shooting in late February in the tristate area. Principals and background: Z-Man Films, 168 S. Plank Rd., Newburgh, NY 12550, Attn: Z-Man, or zmanfilms@gmail.com. Include MP3 demos or links to videos. Especially seeking hip-hop dancers. No pay.

Love on Ice, a thriller. Directed by Keith Matturro. Shooting begins Feb. 15 and continues mostly on weekends in New York City and Suffolk County. With Angelo Miliano, Rebecca Anderson, Jay Oliver, and Heather Leonard. Principals and background: Steve Montague, 49 E. Main St., Ste. 7A, Riverhead, NY 11901 or judgejanitor@yahoo.com. Pay for lead roles.

*NEW The Sorcerer's Apprentice, a modern adaptation of the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe poem. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Shooting March 9–July 10. With Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, and Teresa Palmer. Principals: No further casting. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

Torture Chamber, a horror film. Directed by Dante Tomaselli. Shooting begins in March. Principals and background: Dante Tomaselli Casting Dept., 532 La Guardia Place, #189, NYC 10012. For more information, go to www.myspace.com/torturechamberthemovie.

Untitled Cybil Lake Project, a feature film. Shooting begins in late winter. Principals and background: Cybil Lake, c/o Benjamin James, 900 Broadway Ave., 2nd fl., NYC 10003. For more information, go to www.thecybillakeshow.com. No pay. Also seeking a producer.

Untitled Mark Lawrence Feature, a romantic comedy. Shooting begins in mid-March. With Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker. Principals: No information available. Background: Kee Casting, P.O. Box 3175, Guttenberg, NJ 07093.

*NEW Untitled Nancy Meyers Feature, a romantic comedy. Shooting Feb. 18–March 27. With Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin. Principals: No further casting. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

Won Ton Baby!, a horror-comedy. Directed by James Morgart. Shooting in May. Principals: No further casting. Background: morgueartfilms@aol.com. Nonunion, no pay.

TV in Production

30 Rock, a half-hour comedy about the backstage life of a network comedy show. Shooting until early spring. With Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Tracy Morgan. Principals: No information available. Background: Barbara McNamara Casting, 249 W. 34th St., Ste. 500, NYC 10001.

Cupid, an hourlong comedy for ABC about a man who thinks he's been sent to earth by Zeus to play romantic matchmaker. Shooting through April 10. With Bobby Cannavale and Sarah Paulson. Principals: No information currently available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

Fringe, a sci-fi drama for Fox. Shooting into April. With Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo, Mark Valley, Blair Brown, and Jasika Nicole. Principals: Not currently accepting submissions. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

*Gossip Girl, an hourlong drama for the CW about young socialites, based on the novels by Cecily von Ziegesar. Shooting through March 30. With Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Taylor Momsen, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, Matthew Settle, Kelly Rutherford, and Jessica Szohr. Principals: Mel Cap Casting, 260 W. 44th St., 3rd fl., NYC 10036. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

In Treatment, a half-hour drama for HBO about a psychologist. Shooting through March 10. With Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001, Attn: Jeni Thornell.

Kings, an hourlong drama for NBC that tells a David-and-Goliath story set in a modern metropolis. Shooting until the end of February. With Christopher Egan, Ian McShane, Allison Miller, and Sebastian Stan. Principals: Bowling/Miscia/Lubbe Casting, 49 W. 24th St., 7th fl., NYC 10010. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

Law & Order, an hourlong NBC drama. Shooting through April 23. With Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, Sam Waterston, S. Epatha Merkerson, Linus Roache, and Alana De La Garza. Principals: Lynn Kressel Casting, Pier 62, Room 304, West 23rd Street and Hudson River, NYC 10011. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent, an hourlong drama for the USA Network. Shooting through May 8. With Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Nicholson, and Eric Bogosian. Principals: Lynn Kressel Casting, Pier 62, Room 304, West 23rd Street and Hudson River, NYC 10011. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, an hourlong NBC drama. Shooting through early 2009. With Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Ice-T, Adam Beach, B.D. Wong, Michaela McManus, and Tamara Tunie. Principals: Jonathan Strauss, Lynn Kressel Casting, Pier 62, Room 304, West 23rd Street and Hudson River, NYC 10011. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th fl., NYC 10011.

Life on Mars, an hourlong time-travel police drama for ABC. Shooting began July 28, 2008, and continues to March 13. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

Nurse Jackie, a half-hour comedy-drama for Showtime about a nurse in a New York City hospital. Shooting began Nov. 10, 2008, and continues into April. With Edie Falco. Principals: No information available. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th fl., NYC 10001.

Rescue Me, an hourlong drama for FX about the professional and personal lives of New York City firefighters. Shooting from April 28 through May, with intermittent breaks. With Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi, Steven Pasquale, Andrea Roth, John Scurti, and Daniel Sunjata. Principals: Julie Tucker Casting, 568 Broadway, Ste. 301, NYC 10012. Background: Barbara McNamara Casting, 249 W. 34th St., Ste. 500, NYC 10001.

Ugly Betty, an hourlong dramedy for ABC. Shooting through the end of April. With America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Tony Plana, Vanessa Williams, and Ana Ortiz. Principals: Currently accepting agent submissions only. Background: Comer & Gallucio Casting, 440 Ninth Ave., Ste. 24, NYC 10001 or candgcasting@gmail.com.

The Unusuals, an hourlong drama about a vice detective who is transferred to the homicide division. Shooting began Jan. 5 and continues through March 27. With Amber Tamblyn, Adam Goldberg, Monique Curnen, and Harold Perrineau. Principals: No information available. Background: Comer & Gallucio Casting, 440 Ninth Ave., Ste. 24, NYC 10001 or candgcasting@gmail.com.

Daytime Drama

All My Children (ABC). Judy Blye Wilson (casting director), Robert Lambert (associate, under-fives and background), 320 W. 66th St., NYC 10023. Send headshots, résumés, post cards.

As the World Turns (CBS). Mary Clay Boland (principals), LaMont Craig (under-fives), Kate Martineau (background), 1268 E. 14th St., Brooklyn, NY 11230. Send headshots and résumés.

Guiding Light (CBS). Rob Decina (casting director), Alison Goodman (associate, under-fives), Jill Creighton (assistant, background), 524 W. 57th St., Ste. 5320, NYC 10019. Accepts post cards and showcase invitations.

One Life to Live (ABC). Julie Madison (casting director), Victoria Visgilio (associate), Sheryl Baker-Fisher (assistant), 157 Columbus Ave., 2nd fl., NYC 10023. Send headshots and résumés or post cards only.

Other Projects

The Cornstarch Gizmo, an absurdist film, available for viewing at www.undergroundfilm.com. Directed by Astro Saladino. Shooting additional footage in late January or early February. Principals and background: twitchnoodle@yahoo.com. Seeking an actor with dark, curly hair who resembles the lead (role of a sardonic piano instructor). Also seeking assorted other types for this film and for an ongoing series of dark, edgy projects. "Unusual" actors a plus; no attitude. Deferred pay.

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