‘Avatar 2’ filming now underway


The long-anticipated feature film sequel ‘Avatar 2’ has begun shooting in New Zealand. Casting for specialty acting roles will continue throughout production. “Avatar 2” will also be filmed continuously with “Avatar 3” and “Avatar 4”. Filming on Avatar 2 will run through through February, 2017. Three-time Academy Award winner James Cameron is directing the sequels from original screenplays written with Josh Friedman, Shane Salerno, and Saturn Award nominees Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Cameron is also producing along with Academy Award winner Jon Landau under the banner of their production company Lightstorm Entertainment. To be considered, all talent must have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in New Zealand. Details are posted below.

Starring in “Avatar 2” is two-time Australian Film Institute AFI International Award winner Sam Worthington as Jake Sully, eight-time Black Reel Awards nominee Zoe Saldana as Neytiri, and Saturn Award winner Stephen Lang as Miles Quaritch. Three-time Academy Award nominee Sigourney Weaver is also be appearing in “Avatar 2” in a new undisclosed role. The first sequel picks up after the events of the first film, when Jake Sully (Worthington) permanently transfers his consciousness to his Na’vi avatar and begins a new life with Princess Neytiri (Saldana) after they defeat the human colonizers. “Avatar 2” is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 25, 2018.

Avatar 2 Casting Director Information

All actors, extras, stand-ins, and photo-doubles are required to be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in New Zealand. The New Zealand Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an extra or actor on film and television productions in New Zealand. All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting:

Carmen Cuba
846 N Cahuenga Blvd.
Bldg A, Rm 200
Los Angeles, CA 90038


Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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Production Companies:

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.

Lightstorm Entertainment
1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Building 5A, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Twentieth Century Fox
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Building 103
Los Angeles, CA 90064


Jon Landau
James Cameron


James Cameron
Josh Friedman
Rick Jaffa
Amanda Silver
Shane Salerno


James Cameron

1st Assistant Director:

Maria Battle Campbell

Production Designer:

Ben Procter

Visual Effects Supervisor:

Joe Letteri


Sam Worthington
Zoe Saldana
Stephen Lang
Sigourney Weaver


A sequel to the 2009 global phenomenon.


About Author

Producer. In 2002, Alan became interested in working on committees at the Screen Actors Guild, and has served on the Background Actors Committee and the Native American Committee. On February 26, 2008, Alan Baltes became "A United Journey For Humanity's Creative Innovators Advocating A Global Difference Honoree". Alan Baltes founded his company, AB Media Publishing LLC in 2007, which publishes the "Actors Resource Guides" for actors among others. His company also publishes a network of casting calls and auditions information websites. Alan is also an IMDb Pro News Desk Partner. In 2014, Alan Baltes opened a PR Services division of his company, providing publicity services for entertainment industry professionals. Alan is also a film and television casting director, with credits ranging from extras to lead role actors. Alan Baltes is the proud parent of two amazing young daughters, and strives to educate young actors about the trials and tribulations of an entertainment industry career.