Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Feature films holding casting calls in Charlotte area

There's a lot going on in the Charlotte region's film industry. This
weekend, two feature films will have casting calls. The first is for
"Artemis," which literally is looking for thousands of extras.
Although all ages and all types are needed, there's a particular need
for children between the ages of 12 and 18. Those interested should
bring a non-returnable current snapshot to either the casting call at
Cleveland Mall in Shelby on Saturday, April 16, between 10 a.m. and 1
p.m. or to Carolina Mall in Concord on Sunday, April 17, 12:30-3:30
p.m. Details are on the Charlotte Regional Film Commission's website athttp://charlotteusa.com/news-media/news/artemis-casting-call-416-417/

The second casting call this weekend is for 13- and 18-year-old boys
who look exactly like Adam Sandler and want to play him in his R-rated
movie "I Hate You Dad" that will be shooting in June. That casting
call will be this Sunday, April 17, 2-5 p.m. at the Quality Inn &
Suites in Matthews. Those interested should bring a non-returnable
current photo, and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Further
information is available by e-mailingihateyoudadcasting@gmail.com or
by visiting the Charlotte Regional Film Commission's website at http://charlotteusa.com/news-media/news/casting-notice/

Finally, HGTV is back in the region looking for people who will buy
their first home between May and August. Those interested in being
featured in "Property Virgins" should e-mail propertyvirgins@cineflix.com

The Charlotte Regional Film Commission, a division of the Charlotte
Regional Partnership, provides support services and recruits films, TV
shows, documentaries, commercials to the Charlotte area. Film and
video production has nearly a half-billion dollar annual economic
impact on the 16-county Charlotte region.

A nonprofit, public/private economic development organization, the
Charlotte Regional Partnership allocates and leverages regional
economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic
growth, vitality and global competitiveness of the Charlotte region.
The 16-county region encompasses Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba,
Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and
Union counties in North Carolina and Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster
and York counties in South Carolina. Visit www.charlotteusa.com.