Tag Archives: Dark Knight

Batman Wraps, and the Dark Knight Thanks Da’ Burgh!

22 Aug

The filming of Batman movie, “The Dark Knight” has wrapped. Sorry, Pittsburgh — there will be no more snow-in-August or Batmobile sightings around town, no more rubbernecking at work to get a peek at the set or a star-sighting on your lunch break.

It will be exciting to see Pittsburgh as “Gotham” on the big screen, and, while us Pittsburgh residents are thankful to the production for choosing us as the locale, it seems as though the cast and crew of The Dark Knight are grateful to us, too.

Check out this full-page ad from yesterday’s Pittsburgh Post Gazette, courtesy of 96.1 KISS fm.

Casting Notifications – Pittsburgh

27 Apr
Casting for “The Dark Knight Rises”
 There is no casting or contact information available just yet.  Keep checking the Glitzburgh Twitter feed for updates.
Vehicles needed for “Perks of Being A Wallflower”

Summit Entertainment is looking or vehicles from 1970 to 1991 to be featured in their film “The Perks of Being A Wallflower” being filmed in the Pittsburgh area May 9th to June 29th with Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller.

If you are interested in putting your car in the movie, please call 412-572-5232.

Nancy Mosser Casting seeking a 7-8 Year old boy for “Perks of Being A Wallflower”

Nancy Mosser Casting is looking for a 7-8 year old boy to play “Little Charlie” in the feature film “Perks of Being a Wallflower” shooting in Pittsburgh beginning May 10th.  There are a few speaking lines, but no experience is necessary.  The child will be needed for approximately four days of filming.  The boy must have brown hair and blue eyes.  No hair dye or contacts will be allowed.  If you have a boy that fits this description or know of one, please send a very recent photo tomossercasting@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Nancy Mosser Casting handling extras and speaking roles for “Perks of Being A Wallflower”

Nancy Mosser Casting has been hired to cast local speaking parts and extras for the feature film “Perks of Being a Wallflower” which will shoot in Pittsburgh starting in May.

Actors and those wishing to be extras should create a free profile at www.mossercasting.com (see talent registration).

Those already on file with Mosser Casting should make sure that their profile has two recent photos posted (one medium or closeup and one full length shot) and that their contact information is up to date.

For information please email us at mossercasting@gmail.com.  No phone calls please at this time.

“Still I Rise” seeking a COSTUME FITTING STAND-IN

Fourth River Casting is seeking a costume fitting stand-in for Viola Davis for the production STILL I RISE.Thisposition is for costume-fitting purposes only, not for Ms. Davis’ shooting stand-in, but applicants will be given first consideration for other open positions.

The ideal candidate is an African-American woman with darker skin coloring (photos of Ms. Davis can be seen here- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0205626/), approximately 5′ 7″, 150#, who wears size 8 clothing with size 9 shoes. More detailed info will be sent to qualified applicants. Applicants must be available on Wednesday, April 27th, from 9 am to 1 pm.

For consideration, please send an e-mail to fourthrivercasting@yahoo.com with VIOLA DAVIS as the subject. Include headshot, full body photograph, (these do not need to be professionally taken photographs but do need to provide an accurate image), contact information including phone number, and description of relevant experience. We will be contacting people immediately. Thanks!

Extras casting for “Still I Rise”

FourthRiverCasting is accepting submissions for background artists for the feature film, STILL I RISE.  To be considered, please follow the guidelines below.

Applications that do not follow the directions detailed will be deleted.

The story of STILL I RISE- Two strong women, both mothers, one a teacher, channel frustration into action, joining forces to transform an inner city school. Facing the obstacles of a broken bureaucracy, they persevere with a singular goal —  to make a difference in the educations and lives of their children. Inspired by events that are creating headlines daily, this empowering story explores what may be the most pressing civil rights issue of our time:  the crisis of public education in America.

STILL I RISE will be shooting in the Pittsburgh area from mid-May through early July. Submissions for background artists of all ages are being accepted.

There is a special need for children who appear eight years old for this project. Some children will be needed for only one day of shooting, but we are also looking for many who can commit to a few days to appear in classroom scenes. If you are the parent of a child who is or appears to be in this age range, please submit information as soon as possible. All children will be interviewed prior to casting.

Please send an email to fourthrivercasting@yahoo.com with the following information:

NAME

TELEPHONE NUMBER

MAILING ADDRESS

HAIR COLOR/EYE COLOR

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

AGERANGE

AVAILABILITY MID-MAY/EARLY JUNE

DESCRIPTION OF PREVIOUS EXTRA EXPERIENCE (no experience is necessary, but we’d like to know if you’ve done background work before.)

For children’s submissions, please also include-

PARENT’S NAME/CHILD’S NAME

CHILD’S AGE

CHILD’S SCHOOL

For all applications, please include an attachment of a photograph. It doesn’t need to be professionally done, but needs to show a good likeness and include face and body. Please do not ask us to visit another site. If you have a resume, you may attach it as well.

Submissions for adults must have STILL I RISE as the subject of the e-mail; submissions for children must have STILL I RISE-CHILDREN.

You will be contacted by telephone or e-mail when scheduling begins. Again, only applications that follow the instructions will be accepted. NO PHONE CALLS ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.

Thank you for your interest, and looking forward to working with you!

Lissa Brennan, Director

Short film casting principles and zombie extras

WHAT: As part of Leadership Pittsburgh’s Leadership Development Initiative program, 50 emerging and high potential leaders produce PopUp! Pittsburgh, an event designed to raise awareness for a Pittsburgh neighborhood. This year’s project is a 10-15 minute film that will show the glorious past, the downfall, and the recovery and new future of the neighborhood as seen through characters in the neighborhood fighting against zombies that represent the social issues of the neighborhood.

AUDITIONS: May 7th

NEEDED:

Young African American Male 11-14
Females Ages 30-40
Males Ages 30-45
Older Males 50-65
Young Children Ages 4-10
Young Females 16-20
Young Males16-20
Tons of Zombie Extras all ages!!!!!!
CONTACT: lafunk12@gmail.com
Casting for indie film “Ticket…To…Ride.”
Casting Call For Paid Postions Of Independent Super Ultra Low Budget Film “Ticket…Two…Ride.”  A J.T.C. Film.
Inquire to J.T.C. at “A Murder Of Crows Productions LLC” in “Casting” in email at jtc0333@aol.com .
Headshots, Contact number and email, Resume, and Goals Of The Industry Needed.  If You Have An Education Of The Industry, Or Do Not, All Will Be Up For Consideration For This Film, Or the Next Out Of Eleven Original Screenplay Novels Written By Myself, J.T.C..
All Including This Film Take Place In Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
1 Male Lead Role With Experience, Black Hair (or does not mind dying hair black), Thin like build
 (in his twenties and looks of that age in youth)
All Below For The Independent Film Feature As Co-Stars:
Jane- Hostess (female in her twenties)
Mandy- Waitress (female in her twenties)
Luke- Bartender (male in his twenties)
Dan-  A regular of a middle class bar/restraunt (male in between forty and fifty)
Gina- A regular of a middle class bar/restraunt (female in between forty and fifty)
Rosyln- Mother To Male Lead Role (female in her fifties)
Justin- Boyfriend to female lead role (male in his twenties)
Connie- Sister to female lead role (female whom is in their twenties but looks like they are in their teens)
Bonnie- Cashier in fast food joint (female in her twenties)
Kent- Female lead roles “Go to Man” (male in his twenties)
Dean- a regular in bar/restraunt (male in his forties to sixties)
Rog (short for Roger)- a regular in bar/restraunt (male in his forties to sixties)
Jefferey- a regular in bar/restraunt (male in his forties to sixties)
Ron- Bartender in bar/restraunt (male in his twenties)
Shelly- Ex girlfriend of lead male role (female in her twenties)
Chris- lead male roles “Go to Man” (male in his twenties)
Kupe C. Diamond-  “The Man And His Decision Maker” (male who looks of age between fifties and seventies)
Brandie-  Gas station attendent (female in her twenties)
J. Smith- Mysterious Motorcylclist (male in his forties or thirties)
Filming Begins In Early October 2011 In The Northern Area Of Allgheny County.  Including North Hills, Hampton, And Evans City.
For Those Whom Are Co-Stars, It Will Be Of One Day’s Worth Of Oppurtunity For All The Parts Have Lines And Screentime.  Around Five To Eight Hours Or Less In That One Day Of Filming is needed.
For The Lead Role, It Will Be Five To Eight Hours In One Day For Two Straight Weeks At The Most. And One Week With Five To Eight Hours In Those Days At The Least.
Inquire About Payment So There Is An Understanding Of Payment Due As It Is A Super Ultra Low Budget Film Of Independence So No One Wastes Anyones Time Or Money For A Meeting/Audition.
There Will Be No Rehearsals.
Good Luck Fellow Independent Pioneers!
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Will Freeze on State Film Tax Credit Freeze Out Dark Knight and Other Movie Productions?

18 Feb

There is currently a freeze on Pennsylvania’s film tax credit program – and this freeze on remaining funds could cause Pittsburgh an other Pennsylvania locations to miss out on many film opportunities including the highly anticipated Batman sequel, “Dark Knight Rises,” which was reported to start filming in Pittsburgh this summer.

So far, producers of Batman and 2 other productions set to be filmed in Pittsburgh have reportedly threatened to back out and shoot elsewhere if the money is not released.

Local media and casting agencies are encouraging citizens to contact local lawmakers and government to keep the productions in town. ilm productions had been receiving a 25 percent credit for spending at least 60 percent of their production budget in the state, which is the amount “The Dark Knight Rises” has been rumored to film in Pittsburgh.

The PA film tax credit program is presently on hold until the Pennsylvania state budget is passed next month. This could cost the city and state mega-bucks if these big-money productions choose another locale.

Movie productions filmed in Pittsburgh had been receiving a 25 percent credit for spending 60% or more of their production budget in Pennsylvania. Though Warner Bros. are yet to officially announce filming locations for “The Dark Knight Rises,” it was reported that this would likely be the amount spent in Pittsburgh.

As no formal announcements have been made regarding the movie, there is still hope for it and others. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the film tax credit mess can get straightened out. Not only is it big business for Pittsburgh, but it is likewise exciting to see our hometown on the big screen!

 

Is the Dark Knight Coming to the Steel City?

15 Feb

Rumor has it that the next installment in the ‘Batman’ series will be filmed right here in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Film Office has yet to confirm, and source report that nothing is set in stone, that there are other cities under consideration, too.

The movie, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is set for a July 2012 release and will be directed by “Inception” director, Christopher Nolan. The film is to star heavy-hitters Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway (who also filmed last year’s Love and Other Drugs here), Morgan Freeman, and more.

Here’s hoping that the Dark Knight has his sights set on the Steel City!