CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
Open casting call for talent in Illinois as extras in Summit Entertainment's 'Divergent'
Open Casting Call This Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM at CINESPACE – Chicago Film Studios
CHICAGO, IL February 4, 2013 – Atmosphere Casting of Chicago announced today that it is in search of background talent for Summit Entertainment’s Divergent starring Shailene Woodley and directed by Neil Burger. Based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, the film will commence principal photography this April in Chicago. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, will release the film theatrically in North America on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Recruitment for participants in this shoot starts immediately as fittings for all will start in mid-February. Atmosphere Casting is looking to hire hundreds of Chicago locals to work as extras in the film, who are available during the shoot period: April 2013 through July 2013.
The open call will be held, Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM at CINESPACE – Chicago Film Studios.
CINESPACE - Chicago Film Studios
2602 W. 16TH Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60608
Atmosphere Casting will be looking for the following:
● People with a “rural” farm hand look
● People with military, weapons or martial arts training
● People with stunt and/or stage combat training
● People with a “hippie” or Bohemian look. Longer hair preferred (both men and women)
● People with visible tattoos and/or piercings
● Ages 16 and up, all ethnicities
Plenty of free parking located in the lot across the street from CINESPACE – Chicago Film Studios.
While photos will be taken of everyone who attends the open casting call, participants are asked to also bring a candid photo of themselves, approximately 4x6 in size, and be sure to legibly print their name, phone number and email address on the back it.
Only Illinois residents are eligible to participate in the open casting call. Please bring your Illinois issued driver’s license or state ID. School IDs are not sufficient. This will be checked before entering the casting call.
For more information about the movie and other fun items regarding extras on Divergent, please follow us at the following links: https://www.facebook.com/AtmosphereCasting or https://www.facebook.com/DivergentExtrasCasting
Take the Divergent Faction Quiz and see where YOU fit in https://www.facebook.com/DivergentSeries?sk=app_203946119628644&app_data
Also, be sure to join our Twitter casting blast for what we are seeking daily at http://twitter.com/ChicagoExtras
The futuristic action adventure, based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, will be directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane is executive producing.
Divergent is a thrilling action adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is “divergent” and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being different so dangerous before it’s too late.