NEW YORK FILM & TV
Compiled by Marissa Maier
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.
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FEATURE FILMS: CURRENTLY SHOOTING
Birdman (Comedy) In a bid to reclaim his past success, a washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome family trouble to stage a Broadway play. With Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis. Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez-Inarritu. Principals: Stephanie Yankwitt, Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste 401, New York, NY 10018. Background: Debbie Delisi, Carver Productions Inc., c/o Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th St., Stage K, Astoria, NY 11106. Shooting through May 30 in New York.
Draft Day (Comedy/Sports) The coach of an ailing NFL franchise goes to great lengths to land the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. With Kevin Costner and Denis Leary. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Casting: Suzanne Smith Crowley and Jessica Kelly, Chrystie Street Casting, 55 Chrystie St., New York, NY 10002. Shooting through June 30 in New York and Ohio.
*NEW The Other Woman (Comedy) When a woman realizes her boyfriend is married, she teams up with his wife for payback. With Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Nicki Minaj. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th Fl., New York, NY 10011. Shooting through July 15 in New York.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Action/Adventure) A team of mutant sewer-dwelling turtles and their rat sensei protect the streets of New York. With Megan Fox, Danny Woodburn, and Noel Fisher. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Principals: Kathleen Chopin, 12 W. 32nd St., Ste. 12N, New York, NY 10001. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th Fl., New York, NY 10011. Shooting through June 29 in New York.
This Is Where I Leave You (Drama) A group of nonreligious children must fulfill their Jewish father’s dying wish: that they sit shiva for him. With Jason Bateman. Directed by Shawn Levy. Casting: Cindy Tolan, 27 W. 20th St., 6th Fl., New York, NY 10011. Shooting through June 26 in New York.
FEATURE FILMS: UPCOMING
*NEW And So It Goes (Comedy) A curmudgeonly realtor falls for his neighbor after she agrees to help him care for his granddaughter. With Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, and Frankie Valli. Directed by Rob Reiner. Casting: Laura Rosenthal, 401 Broadway, Ste. 711, New York, NY 10013. Shooting in June in Connecticut.
*NEW Focus (Drama) A seasoned con artist’s decision to take a young female grafter under his wing has unforeseen consequences for both when they meet years later. With Will Smith. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Casting: Bernie Telsey, Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10036. Shoots in August; location TBA.
How to Catch a Monster (Drama) A single mother of two is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. With Christina Hendricks. Written and directed by Ryan Gosling. Principals: Jennifer Venditti, JV8INC, 118 Mercer St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10012. Shoots in May in Detroit.
Into the Woods (Musical) An adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical about a couple who agrees to bring a witch some items from fairy tale lore in exchange for a child. With Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. Directed by Rob Marshall. Casting: Bernie Telsey, Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10036. Shoots in September in London.
Laggies (Comedy) After her boyfriend proposes, a woman hides out at the house of a teenage girl while she works through her issues with commitment. With Chloë Moretz, Keira Knightley, and Sam Rockwell. Directed by Lynn Shelton. Casting: Laura Rosenthal, 401 Broadway, Ste. 711, New York, NY 10013. Shoots in June in New York.
Kill the Messenger (Drama/Biopic) Journalist Gary Webb is targeted with a smear campaign after exposing the CIA's involvement with the Nicaraguan Contras. With Jeremy Renner. Directed by Michael Cuesta. Casting: Avy Kaufman, 180 Varick St., 16th Fl., New York, NY 10014. Shoots in July in Atlanta.
Midnight Sun (Drama) In 1943, two brilliant young scientists are recruited to work on a top-secret government project. With Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch, and Diane Kruger. Directed by Chris Eigeman. Casting: Paul Schnee, Barden/Schnee Casting, Inc., 150 W. 28th St., Ste. 402, New York, NY 10001. Shoots in the summer in New Mexico.
The Normal Heart (Drama) Chronicles the rise of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the mid-’80s, as seen through the eyes of outspoken gay activist Ned Weeks. With Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo. Directed by Ryan Murphy. Casting: Amanda Mackey [No office info available]. Shoots in the summer in New York.
She’s Funny That Way (Comedy) A married Broadway director falls for a call girl turned actor. With Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Eugene Levy, and Kathryn Hahn. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Casting: Jen Rudin, 2109 Broadway, Ste. 1110, New York, NY 10023. Shoots in June in New York.
Song One (Drama) An archaeologist returns home after her brother is injured only to start a relationship with his favorite musician. With Anne Hathaway and Johnny Flynn. Directed by Kate Barker-Froyland. Casting: Bernie Telsey, Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10036. Shoots in the fall; location TBA.
TV IN PRODUCTION (All projects shoot in New York unless otherwise noted.)
All My Children (Stamford, Conn.) (Soap, ABC) A soap opera following the residents of the fictitious Philadelphia suburb Pine Valley. Casting: Alison Goodman, 260 W. 44th St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10036. Production is ongoing.
Boardwalk Empire (Crime/Drama, HBO) A chronicle of the life of 1920s Atlantic City gangster Nucky Thompson. With Steve Buscemi and Kelly MacDonald. Principals: Meredith Tucker, 330 W. 38th St., Ste. 308, New York, NY 10018. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th Fl., New York, NY 10011. Shoots through September.
The Colbert Report (Talk Show, Comedy Central) With Stephen Colbert. Casting: Barbara McNamara, 249 W. 34th St., Ste. 500, New York, NY 10001. With Anastasia Griffith. Background: No information available. Production is ongoing.
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Talk Show, Comedy Central). Casting: Barbara McNamara, 249 W. 34th St., Ste. 500, New York, NY 10001. Production is ongoing.
Girls (Comedy, HBO) Lena Dunham’s comedy following the lives of four 20-something girls who live in New York City. Principals: Jennifer Euston, 233 Spring St., 4th Fl., New York, NY 10013. Background: Central Casting, 875 6th Ave., New York, NY 10001. Shooting through June 15.
Masters of Sex (Los Angeles) (Drama, Showtime) Chronicles the lives of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson; based on the book by Thomas Maier. With Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen. Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10036. Shoots January–May. Premieres Sept. 29.
One Life to Live (Stamford, Conn.) (Drama, ABC) Set in a fictional Pennsylvania town, this soap opera focuses on the wealthy Lord family. Principals & background: Alison Goodman, 260 W. 44th St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10036. Production is ongoing.
Royal Pains (Comedy, USA Network) A young E.R. doctor moves to the Hamptons and becomes a personal physician to the rich and famous. Principals: Bonnie Finnegan, Finnegan/Jacobs Casting, 330 W. 38th St., New York, NY 10018. Background: Grant Wilfley Casting, 123 W. 18th St., 8th Fl., New York, NY 10011. Shooting through Aug. 15.
*NEW Untitled Michael J. Fox Family Comedy (Comedy, NBC) A semiautobiographical series about a father raising his family in New York and dealing with Parkinson’s disease. Casting: Jennifer Euston, c/o The Post Factory, 233 Spring St., 4th Fl., New York, NY 10013. Pilot shot in January. Other episodes shoot in June.
*NEW White Collar (Comedy, USA Network) A white-collar criminal is recruited by the FBI to catch similar thieves. Principals: Julie Tucker Casting, 568 Broadway, New York, NY, 10012. Background: Central Casting, 875 Sixth Ave., Ste. 2411, New York, NY 10001. Shooting through Oct. 31.
Quarry (Drama, Cinemax) A Marine sniper recently returned from the Vietnam War is recruited as a contract killer. Casting: Alexa Fogel, Beech Hill Films, 330 W. 38th St., Ste. 1004, New York, NY 10018. Shoot date/location TBA.