Thursday, January 10, 2008

‘The Year One,’ ‘Tekken’ to hold casting calls

Two movies scheduled to be shot in northwest Louisiana are hosting casting calls. Anyone interested in working on the film as extras can register at two separate events.

“The Year One,” a biblical themed comedy starring Jack Black, will hold a casting call on Sunday (Jan. 13) between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. It will be held in Minden at Mt. Calm Baptist Church, 331 Bailey St.

The Sony project, which begins shooting Monday, is looking for people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. For more information, call the casting hotline at (267) 295-7838.

Those who cannot attend the casting call can register to work as an extra by creating an account at or mail a headshot and contact info to Garden Films Inc., 400 Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway, Shreveport, La., 71101.


The futuristic martial arts movie “Tekken” will hold an open casting call Jan. 19 between 1 and 4 p.m. at the Multicultural Center of the South.

The movie is based on the popular videogame and stars Jon Foo (“House of Fury,” “The Protector”). “Tekken” will begin shooting in early February.

Glorioso Casting is looking for extras and featured extras of all ages and ethnicities. Applicants should bring a nonreturnable photo of themselves, if possible. If a photo can’t be provided, casting directors will take one.

Cost of application is free. For more information, call the casting company at (318) 603-4560. Persons who cannot attend the casting call can register at

The Multicultural Center of the South is located at 401 Texas St. in downtown Shreveport.

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