Casting Calls, Crew Calls and Media Jobs October 2013

Casting Calls: October 4th 2013

Casting calls, crew calls and creative jobs: August 2013


Casting Calls: Ridley Scott’s ‘Get Santa’ Needs Young Actor

Dixie Chassay Casting are looking for a boy aged 8-10 years for a lead role in a new children’s and family film ‘Get Santa’ by Scott Free Films produced by Ridley Scott. Shooting from January 2014 in the UK, pay meets equity requirements. Other films produced by Scott Free Films include PROMETHEUS, ROBIN HOOD, GLADIATOR, G.I. JANE.

Get Santa tells the story of a father and son who set out to save Christmas: they must find Rudolph, travel to Lapland, befriend the elves and break Santa out of jail…

Actor Details:

Playing Range: 8 – 10
Ethnicity: Any
Acting experience not necessary. Can be from anywhere in the UK.

As part of the audition process, Dixie Chassay Casting are accepting ‘self-tape auditions’. This involves video recording a scene and sending it to them via email.

STEP-BY-STEP Guide for Application:

– Download the scene by clicking here:

– Please have your child/applicant learn lines off by heart for the role of TOM.

– When ready to film, choose a place where there is good light and a clear background. Filming can be simply done with a clear camera phone, camcorder or using the video setting on a digital camera. Do not film too far away, we need to see his face clearly.

– Please have your child/applicant state their NAME, AGE and DATE OF BIRTH clearly as an introduction to the scene.

– Have someone read the lines for the other roles in the scene, but NOT the stage directions.

– Once the self tape audition has been filmed, please name the video clip file as per example below:
FRED SMITH-TOM-SELF TAPE (name of child-character name-SELF TAPE)
PLEASE NOTE: The video must not exceed 100MB and should be sent as .mov or .mp4 file formats only. We will not accept other formats.

– Please title the email with the same title as the audition tape, plus within the body of the email include:

Child’s name
Parent/Agent contact details.

Please send your clip via email. You can attach the video to the email (compress if too large to attach) and send to: [email protected]


Casting Calls: CBBC Needs Young Actors

Casting Director Lee Mountjoy is looking for the following for a CBBC project:

Playing age: 11 – 14
Ethnicity: Asian
Location: Manchester

Paid work (meets equity requirements). If you fit the above details please send you CV and headshot to Lee Mountjoy Casting at: [email protected].

Casting Calls: Commercial Casting

Des Hamilton Casting are looking for actors for a commercial casting. They are very keen to see new faces for this, so no acting experience is required.

Actor Details:

– Role: Male
– Age: 35-45 years old
– Any ethnicity

Role Description:

Must be a striking looking male – character is independent and enjoys travel. Actor must be unshaven/beard – with an unfinished, rugged effortless look.


Casting w/c Mon 7th Oct in Glasgow. Shooting will be sometime from 16th-31st Oct. Paid Work (meets equity requirements).

If you fit the actor description, please email your full contact details and picture to:[email protected]

Casting Calls: Voiceover Artist Required

The Racket

During the first world war 21,000 new millionaires appeared in America

Production Company: Ethics Online

Mid Atlantic Female Voiceover
Female mid- Atlantic accent required for VOICE OVER of 350 words script.Looking for a voice similar to Mikela J Mikael’s narration of ‘The Corporation’. £100 paid immediately on completion, {3 hours work} full credits given. Please send samples of voice{s} to: [email protected]

Casting Calls: Saudi Presenter Wanted

Martin Gibbons Casting are looking to cast:


This is an amazing opportunity for a Saudi Arabian National based in the UK.

Martin Gibbons Casting are looking for a TV presenter / interviewer who will attend all Manchester United FC home matches and training sessions to make reports on camera and interview players.

The presenter / interviewer will become the TV representative for the relationship between a Saudi Arabian company and Manchester United FC.

(Martin Gibbons Casting can’t divulge the name of the Saudi Arabian company who this project is for as this is currently confidential).

– Saudi Presenter (Male)
– Playing age 18 – 40
– He must be Saudi Arabian and be able to speak both Arabic and English.
– He needs to be based in the UK.
– Must have TV presenter / interviewer skills.

He will attend all Manchester United F.C. home matches (in Manchester) and make a report on camera. He will also Interview players once a month at either Old Trafford or at the Man U Training Complex in Carrington.

He will become the face of the Saudi Arabian company in Manchester and represent the Partnership between the company and Manchester United FC.

He must be:
– Charismatic
– Good on camera (Experience not necessary)
– Intelligent
– Of good character
– Football fan

Appearance: Middle Eastern
Pay category: Non-Equity
FEE: £200 per day


Shooting: Various & Regular.
– Manchester United Home games
– Monthly visits to the Manchester United training ground.

Location: Manchester

Company: The Mob Film Company

Casting: We will be screen testing selected applicants in Manchester or London (date TBC)

CONTACT: If you are suitable for the role please email a photo and contact details to[email protected].

Crew Calls: Spark

Olive Oil

Feature length film – 2 hour drama – to be used as an interactive English language learning course. possible release includes – dvd, on ipad apps, web and cinema. Project is a micro budget production but is fully financed and insured. One of the first project’s of its kind in UK or Europe so also lot of potential opportunity for PR.

We need a good team player who is also a good electrician.

Pay: £1000 + food, travel and accomodation


Tel: +44 (0)203 129 5056

Email: [email protected]

Crew Calls: Runner – ‘Squat’

Squat and will be going into pre-production on Monday 22nd July with the shoot commencing in and around London on 10th September for five weeks. Squat, is written by David Marconi, who has written global box office films such as Enemy of The State and Die Hard 4. The film will be directed by Nic Auerbach who has made his name as a commercials director and made his debut into feature films in 2010 with The Big I am. This will Scanner-Rhodes Productions & Producer Dean Fisher seventh feature film.

Shooting: London, Great Britain, Up to £1,000,000
Production Company: Scanner-Rhodes Productions Ltd
Genre: Drama


We are looking for a runner who has access to a van to join our feature film Squat. The role will be required for a week.

Pay: £400

Apply: Follow link above

Media Jobs: LUX Distribution Manager

LUX is looking to hire a Distribution Manager for their international artists’ film and video distribution service.

Their main responsibilities would be to manage the film bookings for the LUX distribution service, providing an efficient and friendly service for exhibitors, buyers and artists and working closely with the Collections Manager to fulfil orders in a timely and well-organised manner.

– Deadline for applications: 28 October 2013 5pm
– Wage: £25,000 pa (pro rata 0.8) plus 5% pension contribution
– Working Hours: Part time (4 days a week). 10am-6pm with 1 hour lunch break. evening and weekend work will be required, with time off in lieu.
– Holidays: 25 days per year pro-rata (5 compulsory days (pro rata) must be taken during the office closure at Christmas) with an increase of 1 day per year worked up to a maximum of 30 days.
– Contract: Permanent (with six month probation period)

To find out more and to apply, please head to:

Media Jobs: Administrative and Digital Marketing Assistant

Film & TV House and Industrial Scripts are looking for an apprentice to join them.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Website editing using WordPress
  • Film rights and management assistance
  • Script reading and assessment for Film & TV House
  • Image creation and editing

This role would best suit someone who has excellent communication skills, confidence, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and improve their skills.


Closing date for applications is Friday 11th October 2013

 For more information on this vacancy click here

Media Jobs: The 400 – TV Production Apprentice

The 400 Company is looking for an apprentice who wishes to develop their career in TV production. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Prepping and testing broadcast camera kit
  • Learning sound and camera techniques
  • Camera assisting on location shoots
  • Digitising material into avid

This role would best suit someone who has an aptitude for cameras, the ability to learn the latest software as well as wanting to work in TV as a long term career path.

Closing date for applications is Friday 4th October 2013
For more information on this vacancy click here

Media Jobs: Design Intern

Spark + Mettle is currently looking for a Design Intern. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Designing print and web media across all our projects, including Star Track and Discoverables – flyers, print newspapers, invitations and other visuals
  • Working with our relationships and communications directors to develop engaging materials relevant to all audiences, including investors, funders and young people
  • Researching and contacting other organisations who have a strong design aesthetic and brand and who connect with our ethos

This role would best suit someone who has a commitment to social equality and excellent design skills including Adobe suite as well as good networking skills.

Closing date for applications is Friday 4th October 2013
For more information on this vacancy click here

Media Jobs: Acquisitions Co-ordinator with Southbank

Southbank Centre is seeking an Acquisitions Co-ordinator to join their team.

Responsibilities include:

  • To research and prepare material for Acquisitions, in consultation with the Head of the ACC. To process artist application/slides, arrange studio visits
  • To prepare and collate information regarding the installation, maintenance, price and structural components of the artworks
  • To assist in the maintenance and development of the ACC website, including writing interpretation texts on new acquisitions and uploading images to the website
  • To arrange reception of the acquisitions committee, artists, curators and others, on and off site

This role would best suit someone who has experience of working as an Administrator or PA in a busy department, experience of complex diary management and is pro-active, self motivated and experienced in managing multiple priorities.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 9th October 2013
For more information on this vacancy click here

Media Jobs: Designer for Sony

Sony is looking for a Designer to join their team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing the ID project in line with the product brief, requirements and expectations for specific products
  • High level of creative output
  • Preparation of presentation material to explain and share work in a convincing way
  • Initiating design reviews with design team for input

This role would best suit someone who has experience of Illustrator and Photoshop as well as strong creative skills.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 17th October 2013 
For more information on this vacancy click here

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