Universal Pictures casting teens and young adults for lead roles in ‘Ouija’ based on Hasbro board game

Universal Pictures Ouija Casting Calls 2013

“Ouija” will film in Los Angeles beginning December 9, 2013.
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Michael Bay‘s production company Platinum Dunes in association with Blumhouse Productions are ready to begin shooting the Universal Pictures thriller feature film “Ouija” based on the popular Hasbro board game of the same name. The film’s casting director is now auditioning actors for lead roles in the film. Characters being cast are are a group of high-school age teens, however they are seeking the always in-demand “18 to play younger” talent. The extras will be cast throughout production beginning on December 9, 2013. Shooting will take place inside several dedicated sound stages at Universal Studios in Hollywood, and various outdoor locations in the Los Angeles area.

“Ouija” was originally set up to be a big budget family adventure film in the tone of “The Mummy,” set in multiple locations around the world. However, Universal Pictures put the project in turnaround back in August, 2011 due to budget concerns. Now the project has been greenlit with a streamlined budget and new screenplay. The story now centers on a group of teens who attempt to make contact with a recently deceased classmate. After high school senior Laine Moreno’s lifelong best friend Debbie Galardi suddenly dies, Laine discovers that Debbie had been experimenting with a Ouija board. When Lanie begins to use the board, terrifying things begin to happen in the lives of her friends, sister Sarah, skeptical boyfriend Trevor, and Debbie’s boyfriend Pete – who harbors secrets about Debbie’s fate.

Filmmaker Stiles White is directing “Ouija” from an original screenplay that he wrote with his horror screenwriting partner Juliet Snowden. The duo began writing together after director Wes Craven optioned their supernatural thriller script “The Waiting”. Among their credits are the Screen Gems feature film “Boogeyman,” Summit Entertainment’s “Knowing,” and the Lionsgate feature film “The Possession” – all of which were highly successful at the box office. White and Snowden are attached to write the Mandalay Pictures remake of the Alfred Hitchcock 1963 thriller “The Birds”.

Saturn Award winner Michael Bay is producing with his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller. Independent Spirit Awards nominee Jason Blum has been brought on board to produce “Ouija” under the banner of his production company Blumhouse Productions, which he created especially for producing low-budget horror films. Blumhouse Productions is in it’s second year of a 3-year first-look deal signed with Universal Pictures. Blumhouse has produced such major financial successes as the original “Paranormal Activity” with a budget of $15,000 and grossed over $193 million; “The Purge” with a $3 million budget and grossing $83 million and counting; and “Insidious: Chapter 2” produced on a $5 million budget and grossing $91 million and counting. Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir will oversee production for Hasbro, Inc.

All talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

The 2013 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles and the United States:

• 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
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Los Angeles Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Los Angeles Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Extras Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Los Angeles Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors in Los Angeles
• Los Angeles Headshot Photographers List
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Los Angeles Resources
• Actors Unions
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Lindsey Weissmueller
Nancy Nayor
6320 Commodore Sloat Drive
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048


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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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


“Project Name”
“Role of _______”

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:


Casting calls and registration details will be posted here as they become available. Please check back.

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.

Platinum Dunes
631 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Blumhouse Productions
2401 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Hasbro, Inc.
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 5184
Universal City, CA 91608

Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608


Michael Bay
Brad Fuller
Andrew Form
Brian Goldner
Bennett Schneir
Jason Blum


Juliet Snowden
Stiles White


Stiles White


To Be Cast


A group of friends attempt to make contact with a recently deceased classmate through a Ouija board and begin to experience a dark and terrifying presence.


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