Casting company hopes to hire thousands this summer

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  • MARIETTA, Ga.-- Have you ever been told you have a baby face? Don't look your age? You could cash it on it this weekend.

    Bill Marinella Casting has filled roles for a long list of Atlanta projects including Drop Dead Diva, Footloose, and Mean Girls 2. As the summer shooting season heats up, he's hoping to hire thousands of paid extras.

    The opportunity comes as thousands of students prepare to get out of school and look for summer work.

    "We're not going to make you rich, but we just might make you famous," said Marinella. 

    Saturday, Marinella will screen potential extras to appear the latest installment of the American Pie series. This one is called American Reunion.

    Marinella will also be looking for extras for several television series. 

    For American Reunion, Marinella is looking mainly for people with that fresh faced teenage look, but he's looking for adults too.

    "There's a good portion of the film that does take place on the beach, and we're looking for spring breaker types," said Marinella. "But certainly there's a spot for everybody."

    Of course, you have to be at least 18 to apply.

    The casting call is Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the AMTC office at the Powers Ferry Center, 2000 Powers Ferry Road SE in Marietta.

    Everyone attending the casting call must bring two forms of identification.

    Don't think you can pass for a teenager? At the same time and location, they're also casting for Necessary Roughness. It's a new series on USA about a single mom-turned-therapist for a professional football team. Underestimated at every turn, she succeeds and soon finds herself as the sought-after therapist to high-profile clients.

    Casting for that show is almost the exact opposite of American Reunion. They need 20-year-olds and up. They want people to wear "New York Attire."

    Another important note, once you try out for a part as a paid extra, they'll keep you in their files for future roles. Marinella said extras make 100-dollars a day, but can make more. If you're chosen for a speaking role, you can make as much as 900-dollars in a day.

    Lindsay Ricketson got a job last summer as an extra. What was supposed to be a day's work turned into a week's employment.

    "It's early work," said Ricketson. "You get up really early and work all day, but it's fun and a great opportunity.

    The casting company moved to Atlanta when the tax incentive caused explosive growth in local production. Besides the thousands they've placed in paid extra roles, the company has also helped encourage a film business that reaches secondary businesses like dry cleaners and restaurants. They recently received a letter from the Department of Labor recognizing their success in putting people to work.

    For more information on this and other similar opportunities, you can click here for a link to the Georgia Film Industry Help Wanted Hot Line.

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