Immediate casting calls for Warner Bros. Pictures film ‘Dolphin Tale 2’ extras, stand-ins, and crew members

Dolphin Tale 2 Casting Calls Auditions

“Dolphin Tale 2” is scheduled to hit theaters September 19, 2014
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Update 10-3-2013: Stand-ins for the starring actors are now being cast. The extras registration information is also now posted below. Film crew members can now submit resumes via email.

Alcon Entertainment and Pool Mate Pictures are gearing up to begin production on the Warner Bros. Pictures feature film sequel “Dolphin Tale 2”. The Primetime Emmy Award winning casting directors in Los Angeles and New York are auditioning actors for starring and co-starring roles. Additional casting will take place in Florida, where shooting is scheduled to commence on October 21, 2013. The photo-doubles and stand-ins for the films principal actors, as well as general extras and featured background actors are now being cast and will continue throughout production.

“Dolphin Tale 2” will continue the adventures on Winter, a bottlenose dolphin that was rescued in December 2005 off the Florida coast and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter lost her tail after becoming entangled with a rope attached to a crab trap and was fitted with a prosthetic one. The film will tell the story of a new dolphin, a baby named Hope who was also saved and rehabilitated by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in 2010. Two 80,000-foot stranding pools were constructed for the first film on the Clearwater Marine Aquarium property and, when filming wrapped, the Aquarium got to keep the pools and use them to rehab dolphins.

Returning to star in the sequel is five-time Young Artist Awards nominee Nathan Gamble, who played the role of Sawyer Nelson; Young Artist Awards nominee Cozi Zuehlsdorff as Hazel Haskett; two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Harry Connick Jr. as Dr. Clay Haskett; two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Ashley Judd as Lorraine Nelson; Academy Award nominee Kris Kristofferson as Reed Haskett; Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman as Dr. Cameron McCarthy; and of course, Winter as herself.

BAFTA Awards nominee Charles Martin Smith returns to direct “Dolphin Tale 2” from an original screenplay written by himself. Charles Martin Smith is also a well recognized actor who starred such films as George Lucas’s 1973 film “American Graffiti,” “The Buddy Holly Story,” “Starman,” and “The Untouchables”. His feature film directorial credits include the Walt Disney Pictures film “Air Bud,” “The Snow Walker,” and “Stone of Destiny”. He will next direct “The McLean Boys” starring Donald Sutherland, and “Stranded”.

Academy Award nominee and Alcon Entertainment co-president Andrew A. Kosove will produce “Dolphin Tale 2” along with Alcon president of marketing Richard Ingber. Academy Award nominee Broderick Johnson will also produce. Kosove, Ingber, and Johnson were also producers of “Dolphin Tale”. Executive producer is Alcon executive vice president of development Steven P. Wegner. Warner Bros. will handle both domestic and international distribution.

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that $5 million from the 2013-14 Florida Families First general revenue budget will pay for part of “Dolphin Tale 2” production. The first Dolphin Tale movie had over 55 production days in 2010 and added $17 million in revenue to the state, including paychecks totaling slightly more than $7.5 million for nearly 1,300 Floridians working as crew members, actors and extras.

“Dolphin Tale 2” Extras and Stand-Ins Casting Call Details

The local extras casting director in Orlando, Florida is casting general extras and featured background actors to appear in the Warner Bros. Pictures feature film “Dolphin Tale 2”, which is shooting in Central Florida (Clearwater). Also needed are full time stand-ins for the films starring actors. These are fully paid positions and no previous experience in required.

The following stand-ins/photo doubles are needed:

[HARRY CONNICK JR.] Male, Caucasion. 46 years of age. 6′ 1″

[ASHLEY JUDD] Female, Caucasian. 45 years of age. 5′ 7″

[KRIS KRISTOFFERSON] Male, Caucasian. 77 years of age. 5′ 11″

[MORGAN FREEMAN] Male, African American. 72 years of age. 6′ 2″

[JULIANA HARKAVY] Female, Caucasian. 26 years of age. 5′ 8″

[NATHAN GAMBLE] Male, Caucasian. 15 years of age. 5′ 4″

[COZY ZUEHLSDORFF] Female, Caucasian. 15 years of age. 4′ 9″

Feature film stand-ins work directly under the director of photography, and also work closely with the star for which the stand-in is hired. The stand-in enters the set in between actual takes, and is used in place of the starring actor for purposes of lighting, camera blocking, etc.

To be considered to be a stand-in for one of the above actors, email a recent color snapshot and all contact information to the following:

[email protected]

Put the name of the actor your are submitting for in the subject line of your email. EXAMPLE: “PHOTO DBL – ASHLEY JUDD”

The following is needed to work as extras and featured background:

[MALE AND FEMALES] All ages, all types. Any ethnicity.

To register, first visit the following website and fill out the online registration form:

“Dolphin Tale 2” Extras Registration

Then email a current color snapshot along with all contact information, location, all clothing sizes to the following:

[email protected]

Please put “CLEARWATER EXTRAS” the subject line of your email.

ALL talent including minors and foreign actors MUST be legally eligible to work in the state of Florida and in the United States.

The 2013 Orlando 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 Orlando and the United States:

• Florida Child Labor Laws
• Employment of Minors by the Entertainment Industry
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant USA Visa Application

In addition to the following Orlando Actors Resources:

• Orlando Casting Directors List
• Orlando Extras Casting Directors List
• Florida Talent and Modeling Agency Information
• General Talent Agent Information
• Orlando Acting Schools and Classes List
• Orlando Voice and Dialect Coaches
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Orlando Headshot Photographers List
• Orlando Headshot Printers and Duplicators
• Orlando Performers Unions
• Miscellaneous Orlando Resources
• Orlando Sound Stages
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 Orlando Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

Principal Actor Casting

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

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Paul Schnee
Barden/Schnee Casting
1513 6th Street
Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401

New York:

Kerry Barden
Barden/Schnee Casting
150 West 28th Street
Suite 402
New York, NY 10001


Lori Wyman Casting
16499 N.E. 19th Avenue
Suite 203
North Miami Beach, FL 33162


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.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

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


Jennifer Conrader
PO Box 542
Mount Dora, FL 32756

Extras Registration

Film Crew Members


Experienced film crew members and production staff located in Clearwater, Florida can email resumes to:

[email protected]

In the subject line of your email, please indicate that it is a Crew resume and the department you are seeking to work in. For example, “Crew – Camera Department”.


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.

Pool Mate Pictures, LLC
600 Cleveland Street
Suite 900
Clearwater, FL 33755

Alcon Entertainment
10390 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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

Executive Producer:

Steven P. Wegner


Andrew Kosove
Broderick Johnson
Richard Ingber


Charles Martin Smith


Winter – Herself
Harry Connick Jr – Dr. Clay Haskett
Ashley Judd – Lorraine Nelson
Morgan Freeman – Dr. Cameron McCarthy
Kris Kristofferson – Reed Haskett
Nathan Gamble – Sawyer Nelson
Cozi Zuehlsdorff – Hazel Haskett


The film will tell the further stories of Winter, the dolphin with the mechanical tail – now a star attraction at the Clearwater Aquarium in Florida, where the film was set.


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