Lucasfilm, an owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, in association with Bad Robot Productions, Genre Films, and Kasdan Pictures are in pre-production on the highly anticipated epic feature film "Star Wars: Episode VII". Disney casting director meet-and-greet sessions have been scheduled across the United States and United Kingdom. FeatureFilmCasting.com, the first website that reported the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' open casting calls, has been keeping the public updated on recent venue changes. Talent who can not attend an open casting call can upload an audition video to the Disney casting director for two lead roles being cast through December 3, 2013. The primary filming locations will be at Pinewood Studios in the UK, with additional shooting in New Mexico, and in Los Angeles. J.J. Abrams has constructed production facilities at his Bad Robot Santa Monica headquarters specifically for Star Wars: Episode VII. The extras will be cast throughout production in London and New Mexico. In addition to the acting roles being cast, film crew resumes can be submitted via email to the production office.
Two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams will direct "Star Wars: Episode VII" from a screenplay that he is re-writing with four-time Academy Award nominee Lawrence Kasdan. Academy Award winner Michael Arndt was originally writing the script, however he exited the project in October, 2013. Kasdan has been already serving as creative consultant along with George Lucas. Abrams and Primetime Emmy Award winner Bryan Burk will produce under the banner of their company Bad Robot Productions. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is also producing "Star Wars: Episode VII". Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin are executive producers, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant with Lawrence Kasdan. "Star Wars: Episode VII" is scheduled for release in 2015.
Details on the dates and locations for the open casting calls and video audition uploads can be found on the following casting post:
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