NOTE: The open casting calls information for Friday May 10th is listed below.
Marvel Studios and Arad Productions in association with Columbia Pictures are shooting the sequel to “The Amazing Spider Man” in upstate New York from April 30, 2013 through May 9, 2013. The extras casting director is seeking adult extras 18-80 years of age, for fully paid positions to work in New York. This is said to be the largest movie ever filmed in New York and will result in 3,500 jobs and the casting of over 11,000 extras total. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is scheduled for release on May 2, 2014.
Golden Globe Award nominee Andrew Garfield returns as the orphan teen Peter Parker and his alter-ego superhero Spider-Man. Also returning for the sequel is the stunning Golden Globe Award nominee Emma Stone in the role of Parker’s high school classmate and love interest Gwen Stacy. Golden Globe Award nominee Shailene Woodley has been cast as Mary Jane Watson, the same role that Kirsten Dunst had in the Sam Raimi directed previous Spider-Man trilogy. People named Woodley one of 2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age, and she has been nominated for six Teen Choice Awards. Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx has joined the cast playing the villain Electro. Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti is playing the role of The Rhino. And Golden Globe Award winner Martin Sheen takes on the role of Uncle Ben, while Two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field is playing Aunt May.
Marc Webb will once again direct this second film in the “The Amazing Spider Man” series from a screenplay originally drafted by James Vanderbilt, with rewrites by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner. The first film in the series was a box office mega hit making over $752 million. Webb made his feature film directorial debut with the 2009 romantic comedy-drama (500) Days of Summer. Next up for Webb is the indie film “”The Only Living Boy in New York” starring Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Logan Lerman.
Avi Arad is producing under the banner of his company, Avi Arad Productions. Arad was CEO and founder of Marvel Studios, but left to open his own company in May, 2006. Although he continues to produce films for Marvel, he will be producing such upcoming films as “Maximum Ride,” “Mass Effect,” and “Metal Gear Solid”. Former co-President of Production at Sony Pictures, Matt Tolmach, will also produce. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are executive producing. Their credits include “Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “The Proposal,” and “People Like Us”. The two have written the screenplay for such films as “Mission: Impossible III,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” and the upcoming “All You Need Is Kill” starring Tom cruise and Emily Blunt.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” New York Casting Call Details
239 W.52nd Street
(between 7th & 8th Avenues)
New York, NY 10019
Friday May 10, 2013
SAG-AFTRA members: 10:00am – 11:00am
Non-Union talent: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States.
The 2013 New York Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in New York and the United States:
• New York Child Performer Information Sheet
• New York Child Performer Permit Combined Application
• New York Child Performer Trust Accounts Information
• New York Verification of Satisfactory Academic Performance
• New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements – State Statues
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following New York Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• New York Casting Directors List
• New York Extras Casting Directors List
• New York Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New York Acting Classes List
• New York Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New York Resources
• PDF Users Guides
The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Kathleen Chopin Casting
12 W. 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001
Grant Wilfley Casting
123 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
The Amazing Spider-Man
570 Washington Street
New York, NY 10014
1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3708
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Andrew Garfield – Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Emma Stone – Gwen Stacy
Shailene Woodley – Mary Jane Watson
Jamie Foxx – Maxwell “Max” Dillon/Electro
Sally Field – Aunt May
Paul Giamatti – Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino
Dane DeHaan – Harry Osborn
Martin Sheen – Uncle Ben
Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) continues his alter ego heroics as Spider-Man, this time fighting the villain Electro (Jamie Foxx), an electrical engineer and lineman who was repairing a power line, and a freak lightning accident caused a mutagenic change that transformed him into a living electrical capacitor. He gained the ability to control electricity after the accident. Electro tries to take over New York City’s power supply in an attempt at glory and respect. The extremely beautiful Mary Jane Watson (Shailene Woodley) comes into the picture as a romantic interest of Peter Parker, competing with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) for Peter Parker’s affection. Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) is introduced as Peter’s friend. In this sequel, we will see not only Peter’s superhero psychology, but also more about his orphan identity.