Open call for extras to be held saturday for feature film: “August: Osage County”


New article, inetrview with the director Chris Freihofer, for the upcoming movie starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, starting filminf September 24 “August: Osage County“, read below:

Freihofer Casting will hold an open call for extras for the upcoming feature film “August: Osage County“.  The open call will be held Saturday, August 18, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in Tulsa, OK.

The film, starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, is scheduled to shoot in Oklahoma beginning in late September.

Oklahoma Casting Director Chris Freihofer said the film will need various extras during the first few weeks of filming.

“We do not need babies or toddlers, but we would like to add anyone else to our pool of possibilities,”  Freihofer said.

August: Osage County” is a drama written by Oklahoman Tracy Letts and directed by John Wells.  It tells the story of The Weston family, who come together when their alcoholic patriarch goes missing.  The film is based on Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Extras will be paid to appear in the film.

Freihofer said the open call is an opportunity to find, photograph and catalogue all people interested in working in the film in non-speaking roles.

“We will ask everyone to provide us with contact information and clothing sizes, and we will take everyone’s pictures.  The whole process should take less than 10 minutes,” he said.

Freihofer added it will save time if everyone knows their clothing sizes in advance.

Casting decisions will be made throughout filming and those selected to appear in the film will be notified sometimes a day or two before they are needed, according to Freihofer.  He indicated filming is scheduled to be Mondays through Fridays with no weekend filming.  The majority of extras would only be needed for one day, but those days are scheduled to be eight or more hours.

“Do not list a day as available unless you can be on set the entire day, and even into the evening,” he said.

The open call will be held in the Parkview East ballroom at the DoubleTree Warren Place Hotel, located at 6110 S. Yale in Tulsa.  Freihofer urged that people should not call the hotel for information regarding this event.

“The hotel will not have additional information for anyone,” he said.  “Instead, this information will be on the casting hotline at 405.310.4391.”

Those unable to attend the open call in person are invited to submit by mail or email.

“Please include a recent, clear photo and tell us your name, mailing address, email address, all phone numbers, height and all clothing sizes, including shoes.  Please list the age of anyone under 18 and please list all days you would be available,” he said.

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