Major feature film ‘Genius’ open casting call for Americans and Canadians

The feature film Genius has scheduled an open casting call for Americans and Canadians to appear in the film as paid background actors.

The production wants people of all types who are 16 years of age and older. Shooting will take place in Manchester, UK beginning in October, 2014. Everyone must be legally allowed to work in the UK, the information and documentation is available for download here.

Genius is based on the A. Scott Berg novel ‘Max Perkins: Editor Of Genius,’ and tells the story of the leal-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe and editor Max Perkins. Academy Award winner Colin Firth will play the role of Max Perkins, and two-time Academy Award nominee will Jude Law will portray Thomas Wolfe. Also joining the cast is Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Aline Bernstein, and three-time Academy Award nominee Laura Linney as Louise Saunders.

Michael Grandage will direct Genius from an adapted screenplay written by three-time Academy Award nominee John Logan, who wrote the screenplay for such hit films as Gladiator, The Aviator, and Skyfall. Grandage and Logan will also produce along with James Bierman. Executive producers are James J. Bagley, Arielle Tepper Madover, and three-time Academy Award nominee Tim Bevan.

‘Genius’ Open Casting Call Information

Michael Grandage Company and Desert Wolf Productions are getting ready to begun shooting the major feature film Genius in the Manchester, UK area in October and they are holding an open casting call on September 28th. The producers are seeking American and Canadian people who are 16 years of age and older. No experience is necessary. Here are the details:

[AMERICAN AND CANADIAN BACKGROUND ACTORS] Males and Females, 16 years of age and older, any ethnicity, all types and sizes. You must have at least some American or Canadian heritage to attend this casting. You must be legally allowed to work in the UK.


The American International University
17 Young Street
Kensington, London, W8 5EH


Sunday, September 28, 2014
10:00am – 4:00pm (come by any time between these hours)

Be prepared to have your photograph taken.

If you can not attend this open casting call, please check back soon. I will be posting a link to register online for this film after the open casting call.

All talent including Minors and foreign people must be legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom. The 2014 London Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in the United Kingdom:

• London Child Actor Information
• London Child Actor Chaperone Information
• London Bylaws on the Employment of Children
• London Child Stage Performance Application Form
• London Child Work Permit Application
• United Kingdom Foreign Actors Visa Information
• United Kingdom Entertainer Visitor Application Form
• United Kingdom Employment Application Form

In addition to the following London Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• London Casting Directors List
• London Extras Casting Directors List
• London Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• London Actors Headshot Photographers
• United Kingdom Acting Schools
• London Performers Unions and Organizations
• Miscellaneous London Actors Resources
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

All 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

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