Tuesday, September 30, 2003

'The Goodman Theatre opens its Edward Albee Festival Tuesday with the first of two Chicago premieres, The Play About the Baby (1998). Artistic director Falls is staging Albee's more recent play, The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?, opening Oct. 6. Three separate programs of Albee one-acts complete the Goodman's festival.' (from The Chicago Tribune).

Monday, September 29, 2003


Thursday, September 25, 2003

Extras for Proof:
Proof Productions and Sharon King Casting are seeking extras for the feature film "Proof". Looking for Caucasian, Asian and East Indian Males and Females and all ethnic groups 18 years and up. Looking for a blonde female stand in who is 5'10 size 5/6 and caucasian males, all types. Please send non returnable photo, resume or headshot with contact information ASAP to: "Proof" c/o Chicago Studio City 5660 W. Taylor Chicago, IL 60644 Attn:Sharon King
This is all I know about this job; caveat actor.

Monday, September 22, 2003

TriArts and Onesti Entertainment Group seek actors for promo-type work:
TriArts, Incorporated in coordination with Onesti Entertainment Group are looking for actors to perform non-speaking / marketing roles.
Pay is $15 per hour.
Dates and times are as follows:
  • September 25, 2003 - 11a - 2p
  • September 26, 2003 - 11a - 2p
  • October 1, 2003 - 10a - 5:30p
  • October 2, 2003 - 9a - 3p
All actors will dress in pre rented venetian style carnivale costumes and walk through the crowds at Navy Pier and Block 37. The costumes all come with full masks.
All events are downtown and there is opportunity for more work in the future.
If you are interested, please contact Brian Loevner immediately at bloevner@aol.com. No calls please.
Thanks for your time and attention,
Brian Loevner
Executive Director
TriArts, Inc.
This is all I know about this job; caveat actor.

Thursday, September 18, 2003

'Actors Network Meeting: Sunday at 12 noon (September 21st)
1803 W. Byron St. (Yahoo Map) $3 at the door
Producer's process and how talent is hired:
Look who's talking to our group: Terry Spencer Hesser Producer-Writer.
Bring your headshot/resume.
Looking forward to seeing you all there - Jose Saro Solis, Director; Patti Balsis-Long, Assistant'

Monday, September 15, 2003

Cheap Rehearsal Space:
Looking for good rehersal space on the cheap side? We have the answer for your needs! A full black box space for $10.00 a hour (2 hour min) yes you heard right just $10.00 a hour! late hours, morning hours you tell us!
We are at 4253 North Linclon [sic] Ave in North Town Area across from the Jewel!
For more info write studio@bigmonkeyentertaiment.com and yes there is a 'n' missing in entertainment if you find the person who took it would you PLEASE tell them to bring it back!
This is all I know about this, caveat actor (or rather producer).

Clear Channel Entertainment - Motorsports is looking for live event talent and TV announcers for the 2004 season. This is a paid position and you must be able to travel nationally. Send a demo tape or dvd of yourself in "action" along with a photograph and short description about yourself and any experience you might have. Include your contact information. All tapes will be reviewed by our production staff and if chosen they will contact you. Tapes must be received by Sept. 30th and will not be returned. Mail tapes to: CCE-MS Attn: Motor Sports Talent Search 495 N. Commons Dr. Suite 200 Aurora, IL 60504
This is all I know about this job; caveat actor.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Two years ago today:
On a gorgeous Tuesday morning, terrorists fly two commercial airliners into New York City's World Trade Center "Twin Towers," and a third into the Pentagon in Washington DC, causing mass death, destruction and chaos in both cities. All Broadway and Off-Broadway theatrical performances are cancelled for the next two days. Theatrical performances are also cancelled around the U.S.
(from Playbill). 'The fourth hijacked plane, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed in a Pennsylvania field after passengers and crew tried to retake control of the plane from hijackers' (from wikipedia). Please donate to the Red Cross on-line or by calling 1-800 HELP NOW.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Chicago Community Cinema, a networking event for independent film in Chicago, meets tonight at 6:00 PM at Excalibur, 632 N. Dearborn St. (Yahoo map).

Bowing to pressure from HUAC, the Actor's Equity council reiterates its stand against communism today in 1947 (from Playbill).

Proof shoots a little here:
Anthony Hopkins and Glyneth Paltrow[sic] arrive later this month for 11 days of filming the stage play-to-movie, filmed in London, about a U of C professor and his daughter. Although officing at Studio City, scenes will be shot at U of C and Hyde Park locations.
(from ReelChicago.com).

More run-away production goes to Canada:
The actor Ice Cube (and a producer of Barber Shop 2) was publicly adamant about wanting to film his upcoming movie, Are We There Yet? in Chicago. Then he got the word from the production company that shooting in Toronto would be $4 to $4.5 million cheaper. So that was that.
Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez are at Studio City for two days - not the week as expected - for Shall We Dance [sic] scenes. This is the Japanese-to-American-movie originally slated for Chicago filming, but lost out to Winnipeg for significant cost savings.
(from ReelChicago.com).


Monday, September 08, 2003

Illinois promo-type work (not actually in Chicago):
We are still looking for FEMALE talent in these locations for Aveeno skincare promotion in Wal-Mart. Pay is $13/hr, from 12pm-6pm. Must have good skin. Please select the locations, send in pics, contact numbers and mailing address to info@affinitytalent.com. Thank you.
This is all I know about this job; caveat actor.

Saturday, September 06, 2003

SAG Amends Member Rule For Extras - By Claude Brodesser
Seeking to quash the corruption that's become epidemic among extras wanting membership in the Screen Actors Guild, the union's national executive committee has passed a resolution to end the "3-voucher" background actor membership eligibility rule.
Under such a rule, any "background performer" who obtained vouchers for working three days in guild-signatory productions and paid a $1,310 initiation fee was a SAG member.
But guild and casting insiders contend that significant numbers of new members cheat by obtaining vouchers without actually working.
New admittance rules
Passing unanimously, the motion was introduced at a Aug. 26 meeting and modifies the current SAG entrance requirement for extras. The guild's national background actor committee was instructed to come up with a list of alternatives for admittance for the next board meeting in October.
The current 3-voucher rule will be suspended no later than directly after the first national board meeting in 2004, and a board-approved alternative "reasonable work test" for background performers will be made effective directly after the first national board meeting next year.
Hollywood Reporter - August 28, 2003 pp. 4, 28