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Columbia Pictures film 'Goosebumps' is now casting for lead roles

The feature film Goosebumps film begins casting calls
The feature film Goosebumps film begins casting calls

Today is reporting that Original Films and Scholastic Entertainment are getting ready to begin filming the Columbia Pictures feature film Goosebumps, based on the series of children's horror fiction novels by author R. L. Stine. Auditions are taking place in Los Angeles for lead and supporting roles, and casting calls have gone out in Atlanta for featured background actor roles. Some of the roles being cast in Atlanta will include a paid trip to Los Angeles for additional filming. Shooting will get underway in Conyers, Georgia beginning in March, 2014. The production has leased out 130,000-square foot studio space with a three year option in case the film is successful and spawns sequels.

Goosebumps will center on 14 year old Zach Cooper who moves with his mother and little sister to the idyllic little town of Greendale, Maryland, where his secretive new neighbor turns out to be veteran Young Adult horror author R. L. Stine. When all the many many demons of Stine's mind are set free by Slappy, a demonic ventriloquist's dummy, it's up to Zach and Stine's niece Hannah to put all the evil genies back in the bottle. With the help of his giant, hulking friend Dwayne, the youths fend off the monster army that attacks their hometown.

Starring in Goosebumps is two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Jack Black playing a Stine-like author whose scary characters literally leap off the page, forcing him to hide from his own creepy creations. Annie Awards nominee Rob Letterman will direct Goosebumps from an adapted screenplay written by Darren Lemke. Primetime Emmy Award nominee Neal H. Moritz will produce for Original Film, while five-time Daytime Emmy Award nominee Deborah Forte will oversee production for Scholastic Entertainment.

All talent must and be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and the United States.

The 2014 Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook 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 the State of Georgia and the United States:

• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:

• Atlanta Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Extras Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Atlanta Acting Classes and Schools List
• Atlanta Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Atlanta Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Details on how actors can submit headshots and resumes to the casting directorm and extras casting calls can be found on the following website:

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