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My family (we have two daughters 5 & 8 years old) has been going through an extremely difficult time due to my sudden loss of income, and I have had to reach out for help. We have not been able to come up with rent for August, and the possibility of homelessness is terrifying. We also are facing having our electricity and gas shut off if I do not pay the payment arrangement and current charges this week. I have an extremely great employment opportunity that has presented itself, and I have a call back! If it works out, I will likely never be in this situation of begging and pleading for help ever again. We just need to get through this last major hurdle, and I am certain that I will have the ability to provide for my family for the rest of my life, God willing. If anyone can help, I will be forever grateful. I thank everyone who has helped us stay afloat, and I will re-pay and pay-it-forward as soon as I create that power to do so. Please contact me at if you or anyone you know can help us. We also have a fundraiser that does pay out the donations daily -

Thank you, and please send prayers.


Alan Baltes & Family

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Texas casting call for feature film 'Cast'

The feature film "Cast" is accepting headshots and resumes from actors who are available to work in the Rio Grande Valley area between November 20, 2015 and December 20, 2015. The project is an independent film directed by David Blue Garcia, and written by Garcia and Kyle Bogart. Producers are Rene Rhi, Shiraz Jafri. Production company is Conquistador.

The following roles are available:

• REIA - Early to mid 20’s. Must speak Spanish. Lives in Matamoros, Mexico and has always dreamed of moving to Texas.

• GLORIA - 50 - 80 years old. Must speak Spanish. The matriarch of a crime family.

• DUKE - Early to mid 20’s. His past times are buying and shooting guns, supping up his cars and drinking.

• MR. WIDMER - Late 40’s - 60’s years old. Rancher, Duke’s father. Hard times have fallen on his ranch.

Send headshots and résumés to:

New York casting call for 'Love for Passion'

New York Casting Calls


Written and Directed by Nathan Hale Williams ("Dirty Laundry," "Inside: Black Culture")
Producers - Joe Mode, Leslie "ButtaFlySoul" Taylor & Nathan H. Williams
Choreographers - Vernard Gilmore (Alvin Ailey) & Telly Fowler
Executive Producers - BJ Coleman, Qwynn Dolmo, Nakia Hicks & Leslie "ButtaFlySoul" Taylor

From the Producer of Dirty Laundry comes Love for Passion a narrative, extended short film about a young African-American ballet dancer on the eve of his New York City debut, but he is distracted by his estranged, dying father who now seeks forgiveness. We are casting for the following roles:

JEFFREY LOVE - 22-30 - Male, African-American - Determined, young ballet dancer who is a virtuoso, but troubled. He has had to fight for everything he has, including becoming a dancer. It makes him even more focused on being the best. He is the youngest principal dancer of the Kaleidoscope dance company and on the eve of his solo debut. Underneath the tough exterior are layers of hurt and feelings of abandonment that he best expresses in his dance. Strong acting skills. Lead.

DARRY LOVE - 50-60 - Male, African-American - Tall - Jeffrey's estranged father is a former NBA player who has not spoken to his son in 10 years. He is just as obstinate as his son. He is tough, but a debilitating disease has crippled and humbled him. He seeks reconciliation and forgiveness from his son for their estrangement. Lead.

LR - 25-35, Female, African-American, Beautiful. Jeffrey's girlfriend and the Kaleidoscope company manager. You can look at her and tell she can get the job done, but she is very supportive of Jeffrey. Supporting.

Karl - 35 - 45, Any Ethnicity. The demanding Artistic Director of Kaleidoscope. He is about perfection from his dancers and is your stereotypical director, but he has a tender side as well. Supporting.

We are holding auditions in New York on September 8, 9th and 13th. Please submit your headshot and resume with the character's name in the subject line to for consideration. SAG (Experimental). Pay.

NOTE: You must be legally eligible to work in New York and in the United States. The 2014 New York Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the necessary information and documents, and is available for download here.

Extras casting calls for feature film 'Captain Fantastic'

The feature film Captain Fantastic is now shooting in the State of Washington. The casting directors are seeking extras. 


Here are the current casting needs:

FEATURE FILM: Captain Fantastic
DATE: Friday, September 6th
LOCATION: Western Washington
COMPENSATION: $9.32/hr. with 8 hr. guarantee. Extras normally work 10-12+ hours on set.

Must be legal to work in the U.S.

Washington State residents only.

No minors. At least 18 years of age.

Please have reliable transportation. 

Must have all day availability!

Please no repeat extras. (if you've already worked as an extra on the project, we can not re-use you)


Male and Female
18-19 year olds to play younger
All ethnicities
No facial hair

Please send name, contact information (including phone number), height & weight and recent photo to:

Please put STUDENTS ON BUS in the subject line of your email, to help us know what job you are submitting for.

All talent MUST be legally eligible to work in the state of Washington and in the United States.

The 2014 Seattle Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the 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 Seattle and the United States:

• Seattle Child Work Permit Information
• State of Washington Parent-School Authorization Form
• State of Washington Variance Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant USA Visa Application

In addition to the following Seattle Actors Resources:

• Seattle Casting Directors List
• Seattle Extras Casting Directors List
• Seattle Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Seattle Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Duplication Services
• Seattle Area Acting Schools and Classes
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Seattle Resources
• Seattle Performers Unions and Guilds
• PDF Users Guides

All 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

FILM SYNOPSIS: In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a passionate father is so devoted to teaching his six children how to live, be free, and survive in the world that he has moved them deep into the forests of the Pacific Northwest. He spends his days teaching them combat skills, training them like professional athletes, homeschooling them in a rigorous classical education, and introducing them to the beauty of the natural world. However, when he is forced to leave their self-created paradise and confront the real world, he begins a journey that challenges his unorthodox parenting.