Love ‘Lord of the Rings’? Audition for These Fantasy Gigs

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​​​​​We have good news for LOTR fans. The upcoming “Lord of the Rings” prequel series from Amazon Studios will officially debut Sept. 2 on Prime Video. Even though production has officially wrapped, those who are excited for another trip to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world are in luck. We’ve rounded up several fantasy gigs that remind us of Middle-earth, The Shire—and everything in between. Check out these gigs that you can apply to now to start your own “Lord of the Rings” adventure.

Amazon's “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Season 5, General Background

Amazon’s Emmy Award-winning program, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is casting for background and ensemble roles. Production is looking for talent of all genders, races, and ethnicities, aged 18 and older, for large ensemble scenes all throughout Season 5. Filming in New York City is slated to run consistently throughout the summer. Professional pay will be provided, with amounts depending on union standing. 

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With You

The feature sci-fi film “With You” is casting for lead and supporting roles. Production wants male talent, aged 32–40, male and female talent, aged 25–32, and more. The project is also looking for a stunt coordinator, digital effects designer, and an assistant director. Filming in Albuquerque, New Mexico begins this June, with a $100–$500 stipend for three months of filming. 

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Casting is underway for a new science fiction feature film, the first in a planned film franchise. Following three Chosen Ones battling for their souls in a dimensional war being waged by Dark and Light Celestials. Production is looking for Black female talent, aged 22–40, Black male talent, aged 25–40, and more for major leading and supporting roles. The film is also looking for a cinematographer and a wardrobe designer. Filming is slated for June 6–15 in a TBD location. Professional pay will be provided. 

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This short film is a mix of “No Country For Old Men” and “Black Mirror.” “Roman” is a dark modern fantasy about a fortune teller who helps a stranger and comes face to face with powers she’s tried to supress. Casting a male lead, aged 30–50; and a female lead, aged 38–55. Shoots April 23–24 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Pay is $400–$1,000 per day. 

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Etched Glass Decanter

This play is a dark fantasy/speculative fiction drama. Production is looking for male talent, aged 18–35, to play the astronomer; female talent, aged 18–35, to play the astronomer’s wife; and female talent, aged 18–35, to play Izhabel, a ghost. Rehearses in May–June in NYC. Runs in July during the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. Pay is a stipend and lodging and meals are paid for. 

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