Casting calls for feature film ‘Live By Night’ produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Ben Affleck

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Live By Night Boston Casting Call

“Live By Night” will shoot in Boston beginning September, 2013
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Appian Way and Pearl Street Films are now in pre-production on the Warner Bros. Pictures crime-drama feature film “Live By Night”, which is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane. Casting calls have gone out for the first roles to be cast. Ben Affleck will play the lead role in the film as well as produce and direct. Leonardo DiCaprio will also produce. Shooting will begin mid-September 2013 and will take place in Boston, where additional principal actor casting will take place. The stand-ins and extras will be hired throughout production.

“Live by Night” is the riveting story of one man’s rise from Boston petty thief to the Gulf Coast’s most successful rum runner. The film centers on Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, who has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city’s most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa’s Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba.

Starring in “Live By Night” is two-time Academy Award winner Ben Affleck playing the role of Joe Coughlin. This will be Affleck’s second film adaptation from a Dennis Lehane novel that he has starred in and directed. This will be his first directorial/acting gig since “Argo”, for which he garnered an Oscar for producing. Affleck recently completed filming “Runner Runner” starring opposite Gemma Arterton and Justin Timberlake. Affleck will also direct “Live By Night” from an adapted screenplay written by Writers Guild of America WGA Award winner Dennis Lehane, based on the novel of the same name by Lehane.

Producing “Live By Night” is three-time Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio under the banner of his production company Appian Way, which has a production deal with Warner Bros Pictures. President of Production Jennifer Davisson Killoran will also produce for Appian. Ben Affleck and Chay Carter will produce for Pearl Street Films, the production company Affleck started with Matt Damon. Warner Bros. Pictures VP of Production Sarah Schechter will oversee production for the studio.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Massachusetts and in the United States.

The 2013 Boston Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 State of Massachusetts and the United States:
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• Child Labor Laws in Massachusetts
• Massachusetts Application for Waiver of Child Labor Restrictions
• Massachusetts Child Entertainment Contract Application
• Massachusetts Child Entertainment Contract Approval Instructions
• Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Locations
• Massachusetts Child Labor Complainant Form
• Massachusetts Teen Work Permit Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Boston Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
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• Boston Casting Directors List
• Boston Extras Casting Directors List
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• Summer Performing Arts Camps
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• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
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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.

Los Angeles:

Noa Franco
Lora Kennedy
Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522

Boston:

(location casting will begin in September)

Carolyn Pickman
537 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

Extras Casting

(extras will be hired beginning September, 2013)

Boston:

C.P. Casting, Inc.
537 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

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.

Appian Way
9255 Sunset Blvd
Suite 615
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Pearl Street Films
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522

Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522

Executive Producer:

Sarah Schechter

Producers:

Leonardo DiCaprio
Jennifer Davisson Killoran
Ben Affleck
Chay Carter

Director:

Ben Affleck

Starring:

Ben Affleck

Story:

Boston, 1926. The ’20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city’s most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries
a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one—neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover—can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa’s Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue.

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