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'Draft Day' casting for paid-extra football players Saturday

9:38 PM, May 3, 2013   |    comments
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GARFIELD HEIGHTS -- From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (May 4) there's a casting call and tryouts for football players ages 18 to 25 and all ethnicities for the movie "Draft Day," which will be filmed in the Cleveland area and is about the Cleveland Browns.

The casting call is at Garfield Heights High School Football Field at 4900 Turney Road in Garfield Heights.

Kathy Remski and Rose Gilpin, principals of Real Style casting, are available to discuss the opportunities for Cleveland residents to be in this Hollywood production.

The casting call/tryouts is ONLY FOR FOOTBALL PLAYERS AGES 18 TO 25 WHO HAVE PLAYED COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

For more information and to register online, please visit RealStyle

The casting call/tryouts is for those who want to be an extra in a movie, with or without acting experience. Extras are used throughout filming to provide authenticity to scenes and to reinforce the creative vision of the director.

Extras are paid for their work on set. Experienced football players will register, have a photo taken and run drills. There will be no contact during tryouts, but participants should be prepared to run basic football drills.

Wear appropriate workout gear and shoes -- no helmets or shoulder pads are necessary.

If hired, players must be available to rehearse on May 16, 17 and shoot May 18 in Cleveland (or possibly Columbus). There is no charge to be considered for casting in this movie.

About the movie "Draft Day"

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

In addition to Kevin Costner, the movie also stars Jennifer Garner, Ellen Burstyn and Denis Leary. The film will also feature NFL players Demario Davis, James Brewer, Ramses Barden, Zoltan Mesko and Stephen Hill. NFL and ESPN on-air talent Jon Gruden, Mike Mayock, Deion Sanders, Rich Eisen, Mel Kiperand and Chris Berman will also pop up in the "Draft Day."

The film is being directed by Ivan Reitman who is known for making "Stripes," "Ghostbusters," "Meatballs" and more

For those interested in all future Real Style opportunities, the option to become a permanent member of the Real Style database will be available to you at the casting. (This option has a one-time only $15 fee).

Real Style works with national production companies to cast extras and talent for numerous movie and television and commercial productions such as Detroit 187, Alex Cross, Conviction, Whip It, and HUNG.     

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