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Avengers Through September

Posted by on April 30, 2011

While we’re learning but scant tidbits from the intense media coverage of Marvel’s Avengers, currently in production here in NM, such as how Mark Ruffalo will achieve the Hulk Bulk, that Captain America will get a new costume for this side of the pond, that Thor says expect tension, and what the character set chairs look like…

The latest in supplementary casting news is as follows from FeatureFilmCasting.com:

Walt Disney co-owned Marvel Studios has begun production on the superhero blockbuster film “Marvel’s The Avengers”. There will be ongoing casting for day players, extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles in Albuquerque, Cleveland, and New York City throughout the entire production which will run through September 2010.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patty Whitcher, and Jon Favreau. Marvel Studios’ Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce.

Based on the hugely successful Marvel comic book series, “Marvel’s The Avengers” brings together the mightiest Super Hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the first feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009. The studio’s plan for “Marvel’s The Avengers” is so enterprising that many of the starring actors involved in these recent Marvel superhero pictures have been signed with options for as many as nine films.

Shooting is taking place at Albuquerque Studios, and will also take place at Grumman Studios in Bethpage, New York, and at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, New York City. Set construction at Steiner Studios is slated to begin in November and the production is expected to use the facility for months. There will be 2 months of filming in Cleveland, Ohio where over 2,000 extras are expected to be cast.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has acquired worldwide distribution rights for “Marvel’s The Avengers” from Paramount for $115 million in a deal which also included Iron Man 3. “Marvel’s The Avengers” is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 4, 2012.

Principal Actor Casting:
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information here regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Albuquerque:

Jo Edna Boldin, CSA
505 Studio Works, LLC
3901 Georgia NE
Suite E3
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Los Angeles and New York:
Randi Hiller
Sarah Finn
“The Avengers” Talent Submission
721 1/2 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Note:
Randi Hiller formed her own company “Randi Hiller Casting” in 2008, however she still works closely with former business partner Sarah Finn and Marvel Studios, and they are teamed up for this project.

Extras Casting

All Locations:
Maryellen Aviano
“The Avengers” Extras Casting Coordinator
1000 Flower Street
Glendale, CA 91201

Maryellen Aviano has held open casting calls in New Mexico (see here) and will also hold open casting calls in Cleveland and New York.

Production Companies:

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.

Marvel’s The Avengers Production Office (Albuquerque)
Marvel Easter Productions LLC/Group Hug
5650 University Blvd. SE
Bldg. C, 1st Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Marvel’s The Avengers Production Office (Los Angeles)
Marvel Easter Productions, LLC
1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Building 6A
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The Walt Disney Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Jon Favreau
Fairview Entertainment
1323 Miller Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Writer/Director:
Joss Whedon

Producers:
Kevin Feige
Louis D’Esposito
Jeremy Latcham
Victoria Alonso
Jon Favreau
Alan Fine
Stan Lee

Starring:
Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man
Scarlett Johansson – Black Widow
Chris Evans – Captain America
Chris Hemsworth – Thor
Don Cheadle – War Machine
Jeremy Renner – Hawkeye
Tom Hiddleston – Loki
Mark Ruffalo/Lou Ferrigno – The Hulk
Clark Gregg – S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson
Samuel L. Jackson – S.H.I.E.L.D. Director General Nick Fury
Cobie Smulders – Agent Maria Hill
Stellan Skarsgård – Professor Erik Selvig

Story:
When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. A superhero team called “The Avengers” do battle against two separate alien extraterrestrial humanoid life forms. The Avengers are a superhero team, consisting of a group of Marvel Comics heroes aka “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”. The aliens that The Avengers will fight are called “The Kree” and “Skrulls”. These two extraterrestrial races become embroiled in a war for ages that ultimately makes its way to Earth, and the Avengers unite to intervene with all their power and might combined.

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