Sneak Peek an exclusive open casting call from Columbia Pictures needing to hire ($) Toronto-based extras for director Chris Columbus' feature "Pixels", starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Brian Cox:
"...When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic 1980's arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. The President of the United States has to call on his childhood best friend, an ’80s video game champion, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet..."
"WHO: 1980s: 340 Youths, 12 – 16 years old. Of the 340 required, 310 will be males, 30 will be females. 1980s: 60 adults, 18+. Of the 60, 45 are males, 15 are females. Current day: Navy Seals. Males, 18+, looking for big, fit, muscular guys.
"WHAT: The scenes that take place in the 1980's have specific hair requirements. For women, anything goes as long as there is length to work with. Curly, wavy or natural hair is ideal for styling (avoid flat ironed hair). For men, length is key. Men should have hair that is a minimum of 3 inches long all around. For men, full hair, layered hair, longer hair, is ideal. 'Navy Seals' need to be willing to have their hair buzzed very short.
"WHEN: There are a variety of shoot dates available in August. 1980's Youths and adults may be needed anywhere from 2 – 5 days. Navy seals, anywhere from 1 – 10 days. Please note we shoot weekdays.
"HOW: If you are interested in applying to be an extra in this production, these are the details of what you need to know and what you need to provide production in order to be considered. Note that due to immense volume of interest we have received to date, it is impossible to answer individual questions.
"DETAILS: Extra work pays $11.75 an hour. If you are selected, there will be a fitting in Toronto a couple of weeks prior to filming. Further details will be given out once you are booked. In order for consideration, you must be eligible to work in Canada.
"All information listed below should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Please write which category you are applying for in the subject box. Either: 1980s youth, 1980s adult, or Navy Seal.
"Email a current and clear picture of yourself (no hats, sunglasses, etc.). Do not email a professional picture (smartphone image is fine). Your picture should be straight on with a natural expression (no smile) and not taken from a side-angle or from above, ideally in daylight or natural light. The photo should be of your head and shoulders. (For Navy Seals, please include a full length picture). Women, please take the picture with your hair down and in front of your shoulders so we may see the length clearly.
"For the 1980's scenes we are restricted to the stock of period clothing available. Women/girls should list height, weight, bust, waist, hips, dress and shoe size. Men/boys should list height, weight, chest, waist, inseam, neck and shoe size.