Atlas Entertainment and Legendary Pictures in association with Blizzard Entertainment and Liberty Films are in pre-production on the Warner Bros. Pictures epic fantasy adventure feature film “Warcraft”, which is now scheduled to begin shooting in Vancouver on January 13, 2014. The project has been going by the working title of “Conflagration”, which is a term describing a powerful fire spell, used by several bosses in World of Warcraft. This film is based on the franchise of video games and novels by Blizzard Entertainment. The twelve-time Casting Society of America Artios Award nominated casting director for the film will begin auditioning talent for lead roles, and subsequently supporting roles. This particular casting director was brought in to cast a role for a camera test that was shot on June 4, 2013. The role was described as a late 30’s male with an athletic muscular build and nice jaw line, handsome in a manly worldly way, with a “face worthy of a Sergio Leone close up”. The extras for the movie will be cast throughout production in Vancouver.
Chris Metzen, Blizzard’s VP of Creative Development, stated that the “Warcraft” film was originally set in the era of Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, however that idea was dropped. It was believed that the story would be too similar to “The Lord of the Rings”, and that Warcraft had reached its current level of popularity through its Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), rather than the previous Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games. The movie will primarily be told from the Alliance’s point of view, though Chris Metzen says his heart lies with the Horde. Metzen said that the main character is set to be a new hero described as a “kick-ass Human” and an “Anti-Thrall”.
BAFTA Film Award winner Duncan Jones will direct “Warcraft” from an original screenplay written by Charles Leavitt based on characters by Chris Metzen. Jones is an English filmmaker who is well respected for directing award-winning science fiction films. He is a graduate of the prestigious London Film School, and his directorial credits include the feature film “Moon” starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey, which was nominated for seven British Independent Film Awards. Jones also directed the Summit Entertainment feature film “Source Code” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, and Michelle Monaghan. Duncan will direct the upcoming “Untitled Ian Fleming Biopic” prior to shooting “Warcraft”.
AFI Award winner Charles Roven and Alex Gartner will produce “Warcraft” for Atlas Entertainment. Legendary Pictures Chairman and CEO Thomas Tull will produce with President and CCO Jon Jashni. Chris Metzen will co-produce. Metzen created the fictional universes and scripts for Blizzard Entertainment’s three major award-winning media franchises: Warcraft, Diablo and StarCraft. Blizzard Entertainment President Michael Morhaime will executive produce along with Stuart Fenegan of Liberty Films. Brent O’Connor and Paul W. Sams will also exec produce. Warner Bros. will handle domestic distribution. “Warcraft” is tentatively scheduled for a 2015 release.
All talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in Vancouver, BC and Canada.
The 2013 Vancouver 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 Vancouver and British Columbia:
• Guide to Child Labour Laws in Canada
• Canadian Work Permit Information Sheet for Foreigners
• Canadian Application for Temporary Resident VISA
• British Columbia Child Labor Guidelines
• British Columbia Work Permit Application for Foreigners
• British Columbia Newcomers Guide
• British Columbia Temporary Foreign Workers Factsheet
• British Columbia Employment of Young People in the Entertainment Industry
• British Columbia Trust Funds for Children working in the Entertainment Industry
• Using Groups for Background in the British Columbia Entertainment Industry
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• Vancouver Casting Directors List
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• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
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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.
Betty Mae Casting
13375 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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.
“Role of _______”
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
The extras will be cast closer to the start of filming. Casting calls and registration info will be posted here as they become available.
Crew Members and Production Staff
Experienced film crew members and production staff can submit a resume to the following:
ABSOLUTELY NO ACTOR OR EXTRAS SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. This is for crew and production staff only.
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.
8035 Glenwood Drive
Burnaby, BC V3N 5C8
9200 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
P.O. Box 18979
Irvine, CA 92623
634 Huntley Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
Paul W. Sams
To Be Cast
His evil is legend. Lord of the undead Scourge, wielder of the runeblade Frostmourne, and enemy of the free peoples of Azeroth. The Lich King is an entity of incalculable power and unparalleled malice – his icy soul utterly consumed by his plans to destroy all life on the World of Warcraft. But it was not always so. Long before his soul was fused with that of the orc shaman Ner’zhul, the Lich King was Arthas Menethil, crown prince of Lordaeron and faithful paladin of the Silver Hand. When a plague of undeath threatened all that he loved, Arthas was driven to pursue an ill-fated quest for a runeblade powerful enough to save his homeland. Yet the object of his search would exact a heavy price from its new master, beginning a horrifying descent into damnation. Arthas’s path would lead him through the arctic northern wastes toward the Frozen Throne, where he would face, at long last, the darkest of destinies.