Extras casting getting started as ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ production touches down in Vancouver, BC

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Filming has been completed on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1 and 2

Filming in the Vancouver, BC area on “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2” will begin this week on February 24, 2011 and run through April 15, 2011. This information has been verified with the actors union in British Columbia. There are numerous roles for extras being cast throughout filming, including stand-ins, photo doubles, and featured background actors.

Shooting has already taken place in Brazil and Baton Rouge, Louisiana since mid-November. A number of extras were cast in Brazil, however much less background performers were hired in Baton Rouge because filming there was mainly interior shots inside Raleigh Studios at The Celtic Media Centre. The bulk of exterior shooting is taking place in the Vancouver area, and additional interiors will be filmed at North Shore Studios.

Minimum daily pay as of December 12, 2010 for The Union of B.C. Performers (UBCP):

Actor – $418.71
Stunt Actor – $929.68
General Background Performer – $174.55
Stand In – $183.72
Photo Double – $174.55

Many Non-Union background extras will also be hired.

Vancouver Extras Casting:

Click Here for the extras casting process information for Vancouver, BC.

For people who live in the VANCOUVER AREA ONLY, you can register to be an extra at the following website:

www.andreabrowncasting.com

Andrea Brown
Andrea Brown Casting, Inc.
North Vancouver BC V7H 2Z5

Local hires only. No transportation or accommodations is provided to Vancouver, BC – or in and around Vancouver, BC for extras.

I will post additional extras, stand-in, and photo double open casting call details as they become available.

All Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn fans please direct any inquiries to the following email address ONLY:

Info@andreabrowncasting.com

Vancouver Principal Actor Casting:

I have been told that all principal actor casting has been completed, however it is highly likely that there will be some day-player principal actor casting still done during filming, as there are always script changes/rewrites.

A very large number of people ignore the instructions given, and email casting directors, call their casting offices, and walk in off the street for unannounced personal drop offs. Please carefully follow the submission guidelines.

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for principal (speaking) acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes to Breaking Dawn Casting Directors by mail or email only unless instructed otherwise. Absolutely no phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Stuart Aikins
Sean Cossey
Aikins / Cossey Casting
1755 West Broadway
Suite 403
Vancouver, BC V6J 4S5
BreakingDawnCasting@canadafilm.com

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.

TSBD Vancouver Production Office
c/o North Shore Studios
555 Brooksbank Avenue
Vancouver, BC V7J 3S5

Summit Entertainment LLC
1630 Stewart Street
Suite 120
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Sunswept Entertainment
124 S. Lasky Drive
1st Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Imprint Entertainment
100 Universal City Plaza
Bungalow 7152
Universal City CA 91608

Temple Hill Entertainment
9255 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 801
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Producers:

Karen Rosenfelt
Wyck Godfrey
Patrick Wachsberger
Robert Friedman
Erik Feig

Director:

Bill Condon

Writers:

Melissa Rosenberg (Screenplay)
Stephenie Meyer (Novel)

Cast:

Robert Pattinson
Kristen Stewart
Taylor Lautner
Kellen Lutz
Elizabeth Reaser
Nikki Reed
Jackson Rathbone
Ashley Greene
Lee Pace
Rami Malek
Maggie Grace
Mackenzie Foy
Mia Maestro
Christian Camargo
MyAnna Buring
Casey LaBow
Tracey Heggin
Judi Shekoni
Omar Metwally
Andrea Gabriel
Rami Malek
Angela Sarafyan
Marlane Barnes
Lisa Howard
Patrick Brennan
Noel Fisher
Guri Weinberg
Christie Burke
Lee Pace
Toni Trucks
Bill Tangradi
Erik Odom
Valorie Curry
Joe Anderson

Story:

In “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 & 2”, the newfound married bliss of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world. After their wedding, Bella and Edward travel to Rio de Janeiro for their honeymoon, where they finally give in to their passions. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant, and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally fulfills her wish to become immortal. But the arrival of their remarkable daughter, Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy), sets in motion a perilous chain of events that pits the Cullens and their allies against the Volturi, the fearsome council of vampire leaders, setting the stage for an all-out battle. The suspenseful and deeply romantic Breaking Dawn continues the epic tale of supernatural fantasy and passionate love.

Note: The stunt coordinator, who also hires all of the stunt performers, for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” is the legendary Jeff Imada. I worked with Jeff in the mid-1980’s on the soap “General Hospital,” and he also was a stunt coordinator on another TV show that I worked on called “Life Goes On”. He won a Screen Actors Guild “Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture” Award in 2008 for “The Bourne Ultimatum”. Imada is one of the very best stunt men/stunt coordinators in the business. Breaking Dawn is sure to have an exciting extra special spark with Jeff Imada on board!

-Alan Baltes

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