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 Feature Film 6 Minutes Auditions - One Source Talent

You may remember us telling you that several of our talent appeared in the feature film The Library. The film's name has now been changed to 6 Minutes of Death and is available to rent at Redbox!

The film is set in a small town circa 1860 where small pox takes the life of a little girl. She enters a world that will get her prepped and re-incarnated for her next life. The library is a second chance, a place to select a storybook life and be reborn. The evil darkness takes the girl into lower earth. All the corners of hell are fighting to keep her from reaching the next level. Three guardians are sent to rescue her but they only have 30 minutes.

The film stars John Basedow, Julia Gregorio, Frank Riano, Keeler Vernon and Natalie Swan. It was directed by Joe Ciminera. Considered one of the most creative cooking show chefs on national T.V. Joe Ciminera has a long list of recognition from previous appointments with cooking shows beginning in 1999. He decided to try his talents in front of the small screen again with a cooking show called Taste This TV in 2003. The show quickly became popular and has filmed over 287 episodes. Ciminera's motto is "There are no rules in Cooking" a signature statement that has made him famous.

Ciminera's credits to TV are enormous. He is the Executive Producer to the following popular national series: The Flaming Greek, Stress Free Cooking, Sophisticated Comfort Food, and Southern Fried Fitness. In addition to cooking he is responsible for creating and launching the following reality shows that have aired nationally; Priority Mail, Get More and Don't quit your day job.Ciminera's book entitled "In The Weeds"; a volume of chef's tales has sold over 650,000 copies and His latest book, "Joseph Ciminera's New American Cooking" has sold and donated over 1 million copies.

Our talent took part in several scenes which filmed in New York in 2012. Both child actors and adults auditioned for and had extra and featured roles in the film. Hundreds of our talent were contacted for different scenes and roles in 6 Minutes of Death. We have worked with this client for several projects. Be sure to stop at a Redbox near you and pick up the film and check it out! Congrats to all of our talent who took part in the film!


 

 Shirley Temple - One Source Talent

Shirley Temple, one of the biggest and most famous child stars has passed away in her home in California earlier today. Shirley Temple stared in "Bright Eyes," "Stand Up and Cheer" and "Curly Top" making the movies must sees back in the 1930's.

Temple stopped acting back in 1950 when she turned 21 but still stayed in the public eye by running for Congress for the Republican Party. She also served as a United States ambassador for Ghana And Czechoslovakia.

ShirleyTemple died next to her caregiver and Family show said, "We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife for 55 years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black."

Shirley Temple was survived by 3 children and her estate is valued around $10 million.


 

 Shia LaBeouf - One Source Talent

Either Shia LaBeouf is looking for attention or he has some serious issues going on. LeBeouf had a press conference Saturday in Germany where he suddenly walked out on. And a few hours later showed up to the red carpet with a paper bag over his head.

The Transformers actor was attending a press conference in Berlin for his new film "Nymphomaniac". Several minutes into the interview LaBeouf responded to a question with. "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much."Then stood up and walked off the stage.

But to make things even worse later that night he showed up to the actual premier with a brown paper bag over his heard with the saying "I am not famous anymore"

We are unsure if he is looking for attention or just having a breakdown.


 

Ahston Kutcher and Charlie Sheen - One Source Talent

Famous Warlock Charlie Sheen has finally apologized to his Two and a Half Men replacement Ashton Kutcher! Sheen went to Twitter earlier today to apologize to Kutcher for giving him a hard time over the past several years. Last night the Two And a Half Men star went on Jimmy Kimmel Live and called out Sheen for always criticizing him on Twitter with tweets such as "Quit Barfing on my old brilliant show"

Before the segment ended Kutcher had a clear message for Sheen. Charlie listened and apologized to Kutcher this morning by tweeting. "Ashton, message received. so sorry, u sounded like me! well done! my bad I was pissed at other crap & took it out on you. hope u r good xox c."


But the apology didn't last very long because a few hours later Sheen took to the twitter world again and blasted Kutcher again with "Dood, you ever tell me to shut the F*** up, EVER again, and I'll put you on a hospital food diet for a year."

So just like that the apology didn't last for more than several hours.
 


 

 Fast and Furious 7 - One Source Talent

in Diesel has confirmed the new release date for Fast 7! The film was originally scheduled for a 2014 release date, but with the untimely death of one of the films stars Paul Walker, a lot was left uncertain, including what filmmakers were going to do with the film. Fast 7 was currently filming when walker was tragically killed in a car accident last month. Universal had halted the film days after the accident leaving it uncertain.

Diesel came out took to his Facebook with a photo showing the last scene Walker and he filmed together with the caption - "There was a unique sense of completion, of pride we shared... in the film we were now completing... the magic captured... and, in just how far we've come...  Fast and Furious7 will be released... April 10th 2015! P.s. He'd want you to know first..."

The actor's were on a short break for Thanksgiving when the when the red Porsche the actor was riding in with friend Roger Rodas clipped a light post and hit a tree killing both men. While it is not yet known exact what producers will do with the storyline now that one of their main actor's are gone, at least we do know the film is a go. Many were uncertain if they would even finish the film without Walker as key scenes the actor had still had not been filmed. Whether they will write a whole new film surrounding the scenes that have already been filmed, or find a way to change the script, is not yet known. For now, we will have to wait and see.


 

American Hustle - One Source Talent

One of the most anticipated films of the year, American Hustle will be hitting theaters on Friday.

The film has already been getting award buzz and with a cast of Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence, it is definitely not a surprise.

It is a fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell's previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.

American Hustle is directed by David O. Russell and Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell. The film has already been nominated for 7 Golden Globe nominations and it is only a matter of time before the Oscar nods are added to the list. Actors Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence all have been nominated for their performances. Bale and Adams were nominated for Best Performance by and Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Cooper and Lawrence have both been nominated in the Supporting Role categories. David O. Russell scored two nominations. One for Best Director - Motion Picutre and Best Screenplay- Motion Picture. Lawrence also scored a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role and the whole cast was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The film had a limited release this past weekend, rolling out to only 6 theaters. It brought in an astounding $690,000.00 making it this year's biggest limited box office debut.

We have a feeling that this is going to be the movie of the year and we are so excited that it will finally hit theaters on Friday!


 

Over 400 of our New York talent were contacted to be extras for the upcoming horror film Venial.

Claire Gundersmith is a devout Christian mother who lives with her three small children in a remote early American House during World War 2. She is given the news of her husbands passing from the war and loses complete faith. The three children Peter, Hellen and Tamantha play a childhood game of "Who can swallow the Cinnamon" with Charles, the boy of the newly hired nanny named Mrs. Evelyn Wade. Claire walks into the kitchen to find the boy alone choking to death as the other children run away in fear.
Three priests played by John Basedow, Robert Arensan, Frank Riano and James Sfferrazza make a routine visit to Claire to check up on her. Strange things have been happening that Claire cannot explain- coincides with a number of odd events, and Claire begins to fear that they are not alone in the house. The priest proceeds to cleanse the house of any evil. While performing the ritual one of the priest spot a woman floating across the hallway.... It's his dead sister.

As they time passes the house plays to an evil amusement tune. Visions of awakenings, past and present to the dark evil secrets of everyone's past arise. The door closes in hell leaving behind the family of four inside of it. Now evil will paint its symphony masterpiece.

The film is being done by Joe Ciminera. Considered one of the most creative cooking show chefs on national T.V. Joe Ciminera has a long list of recognition from previous appointments with cooking shows beginning in 1999. He decided to try his talents in front of the small screen again with a cooking show called Taste This TV in 2003. The show quickly became popular and has filmed over 287 episodes. Ciminera's motto is "There are no rules in Cooking" a signature statement that has made him famous. Ciminera's credits to TV are enormous. He is the Executive Producer to the following popular national series: The Flaming Greek, Stress Free Cooking, Sophisticated Comfort Food, and Southern Fried Fitness. In addition to cooking he is responsible for creating and launching the following reality shows that have aired nationally; Priority Mail, Get More and Don't quit your day job.

Ciminera's book entitled "In The Weeds"; a volume of chef's tales has sold over 650,000 copies and His latest book, "Joseph Ciminera's New American Cooking" has sold and donated over 1 million copies. A fan of Horror films Ciminera created, directed and starred in his 2012 Sci-Fi thriller entitled, "Purification". A movie that had NO script. Critics across America raved that Purification is a break the mold Sci-Fi thriller. An award-winning indie creator, Director, and actor Joe created two more critically acclaimed supernatural feature films ACEDIA and THE LIBRARY.

In the next two weeks the client will be filming in Glen Cove, NY (Long Island). The extras will be dressed in apparel from the 1910 era. The client was seeking talent of any race from 10-70 years of age both male and female! Congrats to all of our talent who were requested to be a part of the film. Be sure to look for the film next year!


 

 Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club - One Source Talent

Matthew McConaughey is starring in the upcoming film Dallas Buyers Club

The film is about an imperfect man who fights for survival during an uncertain time in America. Inspired by true events, Ron Woodroof's story of strength is told in Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from an original screenplay by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack. Spirit Award winner Matthew McConaughey portrays the real-life character, whose self-interest is galvanized into something much more. A son of Texas, Ron Woodroof is an electrician and rodeo cowboy. In 1985, he is well into an unexamined existence with a devil-may-care lifestyle. Suddenly, Ron is blindsided by being diagnosed as H.I.V.-positive and given 30 days to live. Yet he will not, and does not, accept a death sentence.

His crash course of research reveals a lack of approved treatments and medications in the U.S., so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the U.S., challenging the medical and scientific community including his concerned physician, Dr. Eve Saks (Screen Actors Guild Award winner Jennifer Garner). An outsider to the gay community, Ron finds an unlikely ally in fellow AIDS patient Rayon (Gotham Independent Film Award winner Jared Leto), a transsexual who shares Ron's lust for life. Rayon also shares Ron's entrepreneurial spirit: seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, they establish a "buyers club," where H.I.V.-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies. Deep in the heart of Texas, Ron's pioneering underground collective beats loud and strong. With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled Lone Star loner lives life to the fullest like never before.

The film is being directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. He directed the Emily Blunt film The Young Victoria. On the eve of her 18th birthday and succession to the English throne, young Princess Victoria (Emily Blunt) is caught in a royal power struggle. But it is her blossoming love affair with Albert (Rupert Friend) that will determine the strength of her reign. Can she dedicate her life to her country and her heart to the one man she truly loves? The Young Victoria exposes the passion and romance behind one of history's greatest love stories.

The film is reportedly being made for 5 million dollars. The film is currently set to be released on November 1st.


 

 50 Shades Of Grey - One Source Talent

There has been much speculation and guesses over the last year of who will play Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of the hit book 50 Shades of Grey.

Well, the wait is over, casting calls are taking place, and the choice is a surprising one! Thoughts of Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth, True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Gosling and Chris Pine were just some of the guesses going around. Well, now some of the cast has been revealed and it looks like Charlie Hunnam will play the role in Sam Taylor-Johnson's big screen adaptation of the book. The British actor plays Jackson "Jax" Teller on the hit TV show Sons of Anarchy. The actor also appeared in the shows Queer as Folk, Young Americans and Undeclared. He appeared in the feature films Abandon, Nicholas Nickleby, The Nicole Kidman and Jude Law hit Cold Mountain and most recently Hunnam starred in the film Pacific Rim. The film is when legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

The romance Novel 50 Shades of Grey was written by British author E. L. James. The book is about when literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana's quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too-but on his own terms.Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success-his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family-Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey's secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Cast as the female lead is Anastasia Steele. You may remember her from the films The Five Year Engagement, 21 Jump Street and The Social Network. The film is currently set to be released in August of 2014.

 


 

Michigan Superman and Batman Auditions - One Source Talent

We're really excited to announce that the much anticipated Super-man Batman movie is being shot right in here Michigan, One Source Talent's very own corporate state.

The movie, starring Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavil as Superman has been approved for $35 million in incentives and has an anticipated in-state spending of over $130 million, which is even higher than the anticipated in-state spending of "Oz The Great and Powerful", which was filmed in Pontiac, Michigan in 2011.

Man of Steel and Batman are set to start filming in the first three months of 2014. This is really exciting for us Michiganders because not only is it going to be a great, and much needed boost to our local economy, but also an amazing opportunity for local actors and models living in Michigan.

The filming of the movie is expected to inject millions of dollars into Michigan's economy, with an expected $5 million being spent on local hotels during the shooting of the film, hiring over 400 Michigan workers to help on set, and also using over 500 Michigan vendors during the shoot.  In addition, the two Warner Bros. films could raise Michigan's status as a potential filming loaction for many more blockbuster films. 

As for local Michigan actors, this is an absolutely great opportunity because it has already been announced that thousands of movie extras and background actors are going to be needed on set. Maybe this is your chance to rub elbow's with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavil?

Stay tuned for more information about the filming of the Super-man Batman movie.

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