‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ Part 1 and 2 casting day players and extras throughout filming

NOTE: Casting for day players, extras, stand-ins, and size doubles for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 & 2 will continue throughout filming. The updated extras casting information is available here.

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” has completed filming the Brazil scenes and has begun principal photography in Baton Rouge. Vancouver, BC will be next. There is a very large amount of filming that takes place in Louisiana and Vancouver due to the large tax credits that these locations offers the studios. Louisiana offers a 30% transferable incentive for total in-state expenditures related to the production of a motion picture. The budget on both parts of Breaking Dawn will be substantially greater than the previous installments in the series, therefore Summit Entertainment will benefit greatly by filming in Louisiana. Vancouver shooting will likely consist of outdoor locations required for a number of Breaking Dawn settings, while filming in Baton Rouge will take place inside Raleigh Studios at The Celtic Media Centre.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will be released as two separate movies, Breaking Dawn Part I has a release date of November 18, 2011, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 has been set for November 16th, 2012. Director Bill Condon will shoot the two films back to back.

A Summit Entertainment representative stated that Breaking Dawn I and II will not be filmed in 3-D. A 3-D film can be created in two ways. One is to process the film in post-production editing using CGI for 3-D effects. The other method is to shoot the film with special 3D cameras, such as the film Avatar was shot using Sony HDC-F950 3-D cameras. It is still possible that 3-D effects could be added in post production to Breaking Dawn.

As per the Screen Actors Guild contract, shooting on Breaking Dawn Part I and Part II is running through April 19, 2011. The Louisiana filming will run from the second half of November through the end of December, 2010. Production then will move to Vancouver and film from January 11, 2011 through April, 2011. Summit Entertainment has stated that there could be “minor schedule tweaks” due to the large size of the cast, and the extended length of shooting.

The film’s day players (smaller speaking roles), extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles will be hired NEAR THE SHOOTING LOCATIONS throughout filming.

Breaking Dawn Principal Actor Casting

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.

Los Angeles:

Pamella Pearl
Debra Zane Casting
TSBD Submission
5225 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 536
Los Angeles, CA 90036


Mark Fincannon
Fincannon and Associates
2717 Ridgelake Drive
Metairie, LA 70002


Stuart Aikins
Sean Cossey
Aikins / Cossey Casting
1755 West Broadway
Suite 403
Vancouver, BC V6J 4S5

Aikins/Cossey Casting along with Fincannon and Associates are working with and under Los Angeles casting director Debra Zane.

Extras Casting


DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THE BATON ROUGE AREA. LOCAL HIRES ONLY. No transportation or accommodations is provided to or in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for extras.

Standard minimum pay rate for non-union extras in Louisiana is $64/8 hours plus possible overtime.

Pay rate for SAG extras in Louisiana is $139/8 hours plus possible overtime.

If you live in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area and want to be considered for extra work in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, send or email your photo, contact information, and resume (if applicable) to the following:

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
ATTN: Extras Casting
PO BOX 240
Baton Rouge LA 70831



Put “Breaking Dawn Extras” in the subject line of the email.


Click Here for the extras casting process information for Canada.

DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THE VANCOUVER AREA. LOCAL HIRES ONLY. No transportation or accommodations is provided to or in Vancouver, BC for extras.


Filming in Brazil has been completed.

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.

Breaking Dawn 1 & 2 Production Office (Vancouver)
North Shore Studios
555 Brooksbank Avenue
Vancouver, BC V7J 3S5

Breaking Dawn 1 & 2 Production Office (Louisiana)
TSBD Louisiana, LLC
8282 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 & 2 Filming Locations



Bay of Ilha Grande
Southeast Rio de Janeiro


Baton Rouge
Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge
at the Celtic Media Centre
10000 Celtic Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809


Various locations in and around Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Karen Rosenfelt
Wyck Godfrey
Patrick Wachsberger
Robert Friedman
Erik Feig


Bill Condon


Melissa Rosenberg


Robert Pattinson
Kristen Stewart
Taylor Lautner
Kellen Lutz
Nikki Reed
Mackenzie Foy


In “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 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.