L.A. Casting: David Fincher’s Feature Film ‘Mank’ Starring Gary Oldman Needs Talent + More Great Gigs

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Don’t miss any of the great gigs available in Los Angeles and beyond! The upcoming David Fincher-directed feature film “Mank” is casting background and stand-in roles, including a stand-in for star Gary Oldman. Plus, an upcoming Broadway revival is casting a promotional photo shoot, a Halloween social media skit is casting a classic role, and more opportunities around L.A.

DAVID FINCHER’S “MANK,” BACKGROUND ROLES
Background casting continues for the upcoming David Fincher-helmed feature film “Mank.” Talent, aged 18 and older, is wanted for several background and stand-in roles, including high-end guests, waiters, and a stand-in for Gary Oldman. Fittings will take place in October with filming throughout November and December in L.A. Talent will be paid under a standard SAG-AFTRA Background contract. Apply here!

“TMO (TAKE ME OUT)” SHOOT
Male models, aged 18–34, in great physical shape are wanted for a baseball-inspired promo shoot for the Broadway play “Take Me Out.”  Shirtless modeling may be requested. Baseball skills are preferred. The shoot will take place on Oct. 19 in L.A. Pay is $300 with snacks provided on set. Apply here!

“THE RING” SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT
A white or multiracial female model with acting experience, aged 18–45, is wanted to portray the girl from “The Ring” in a social media Halloween skit. The shoot will take place on Oct. 22 in L.A. Pay is $100. Apply here!

NICKELODEON CRAFT SHOW
Nickelodeon is seeking DIY experts, aged 18–30, for a new crafting digital series. Filming will take place on Oct. 16–18 in L.A. Pay is TBD. Apply here!

“FLAT EARTHER”
Join the cast of “Flat Earther,” a short film that will be filmed in a single shot. Two actors of color, aged 29–45, are wanted to play the lead roles. Rehearsals will take place prior to filming over two to three days, and filming will take place over one day in L.A. Talent will be paid under a SAG-AFTRA Short Film Agreement. Apply here!

“THOSE PEOPLE”
Casting is underway for “Those People,” an LGBTQ-themed short film about connection. Two male actors, aged 22–28, are wanted to play the lead roles. Both actors must be comfortable with simulated sex scenes and rear nudity. Filming will take place on Oct. 26 in Orange, California. Pay is $100 for the day with gas, meals, and a copy provided. Apply here!

“A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS”
The Chance Theater in Anaheim, California, is casting its upcoming production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” based on the fan-favorite holiday classic. Two actors, aged 18–30, are wanted to play the roles of Sally and Schroeder. Rehearsals will begin on Nov. 11 and performances will take place from Dec. 5–29. Pay is $1,025. Apply here!

“THE BIRD”
Join the cast of “The Bird,” a short film about a straight-laced businessman who meets a mysterious woman at a middle-of-nowhere motel. Talent, aged 20–70, is wanted to play the three major roles in the film, which will shoot on Nov. 22–24 in the L.A. area. Pay is $150 per day. Apply here!

“ASCENDING ANGELS”
“Ascending Angels,” a new multimedia theater production exploring the dangers journalists face worldwide, is looking for actors, dancers, and singers. Talent, aged 7–60, is wanted for a variety of roles. Special skills including Arabic fluency, Shakespeare training, and more are required for most roles. Rehearsals will begin in November with performances in October 2020 in L.A. to prepare for possible performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2021. Pay is $25 per hour for rehearsals and $100–$200 per performance. Apply here!

“SPRUNG”
Casting is underway for “Sprung,” a hip-hop feature film version of a classic German play about high school students and the authority they rebel against. Talent, aged 18–24, with singing and dance skills, and Shakespeare training is wanted. Rehearsals will take place in December in the L.A. area followed by filming on dates TBD. Talent will be paid under a SAG-AFTRA New Media contract with all travel and meals provided. Apply here!

“LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON”
“Like Father, Like Son,” a student film, is casting two Mandarin-fluent Chinese male actors, one aged 15–20 and one aged 30–50, for its lead roles. Filming will take place from Nov. 8–10 in Orange, California. Pay is TBD with travel and meals provided. Apply here!

“OJAI”
Casting is underway for “Ojai,” a feature-length film about a man and his cancer-stricken mother who move to a seemingly innocuous town in pursuit of a vague but promising experimental treatment. Two male actors, aged 18–80, are wanted for supporting roles in the film. Rehearsals will take place throughout the fall and filming will begin in the spring in southern California. Pay is TBD. Apply here!

“IDOL 20”
Star in the cast of “Idol 20,” a comedic web series about a group of gamer friends who form a girl band that specializes in singing songs about esports and video games. Talent, aged 18–29, is wanted for several roles in the series, including the lead roles. Rehearsal and shoot dates will be TBD in L.A. Pay is $125 per day with meals provided. Apply here!

“FLOCK HERS”
Casting is underway for “Flock Hers,” an upcoming series about six teen girls from different backgrounds who become friends and agree on a secret pact to go to drastic means to become popular. Female actors, aged 18–32, are wanted for the six lead roles. Rehearsals will begin in the fall and filming will take place in the winter in L.A. Pay is $125 per day with catering provided. Apply here!

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