From the producer and director of “Pearl Harbor” and the “Transformers” films comes this new exciting new teen oriented time travel themed feature film “Almanac”. The Primetime Emmy Award nominated casting director who cast such hit films as “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and the upcoming “The Lone Ranger” is auditioning actors for the starring and co-starring roles. The movies’ extras will be cast beginning in February, 2013 when principal photography begins. the shooting locations(s) have not yet been determined. Also, there has been no word on the film’s budget.
“Almanac” centers on 17 year old David Riley, an honor student and typical dark horse. Wanting to prove his worth to himself and Jesse, the most popular girl in school, David decides that he is going to win the science fair to pay for his college education. While looking for science project ideas in his late father’s possessions, he discovers an old briefcase and uncovers something that could change his life forever. With the help of Jesse and his friends Quinn and Adam, David brings a sports almanac into the past in an attempt to acquire money for his college education in the future.
Filmmaker Dean Israelite will direct his feature film debut from an original screenplay written by Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark. To date, Israelite has only written and directed three short films. “Magician” was a drama about one man’s journey to find the magic of his childhood, if he is to save his daughter and reclaim his past. “The Department of Nothing” was about an eleven year old boy, isolated and friendless, and his grandmother’s stories are the only thing that get him through the day. But when she suffers a stroke, it is left up to him to find the end of her last story. “Acholiland” was an award winning American Film Institute short film about a Northern Uganda war that raged for thirteen years. This is also writers Jason Pagan’s and Andrew Stark’s feature film screenplay debut.
Producing “Almanac” is Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Bradley Fuller of the production company Platinum Dunes. The three created the company in 2001, and initially specialized in horror films, particularly remakes. Paramount Pictures signed a first-look deal with Platinum Dunes in 2009 and the company branched out to make action, thrillers, and sci-fi films. Platinum has an impressive slate of films in various stages of development including “The Monster Squad,” which is about a group of kids who realize that Dracula, Frankenstein, and other monsters have a plot to take over the world; “The Birds,” a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller about a flock of birds that take over a quiet Northern California town; and “2012: The War for Souls,” which follows an academic researcher who opens a portal into a parallel universe and makes contact with his double in order to stop an apocalypse foreseen by the ancient Mayans.
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• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• California Child Actor Permit Application
• California Minors Summary Chart
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• California Division of Labor Standards Offices
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• Audition Tips
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Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
1438 N. Gower Street
Building 35, Suite 270
Hollywood, CA 90028
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
631 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
5555 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Producers: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller
Director: Dean Israelite
Starring: To Be Cast
“Almanac” is a found-footage, teen-centered time-travel movie that tells the story of a 17 year old high school honor student who brings an almanac back in time in an attempt to make money to pay for his college education.