Sony Pictures is launching online casting calls. The studio announced Friday that it has started a new initiative, Face of the Fan, that will look for talent to plug into Sony's films and television shows.
First out of the gate is a virtual cattle call for Screen Gems’ and Lakeshore Entertainment’s next "Underworld" installment." The filmmakers will use the program in their search for an teen actress to play a "pivotal role."
Users from across the country can log onto the website, download select pages from a script to rehearse, and then upload their audition video and other credentials for submission. The submitted videos will then be reviewed by a panel of studio and production executives; selected participants may be contacted by casting agents for future roles.
“The Face of the Fan program enables us to source people from all over the country to find unknown talent and give them a shot at something they may not have otherwise been able to do,” said Clint Culpepper, president of Screen Gems, said in a statement.
Future Face of the Fan initiatives include a casting call for Screen Gems’ "Mortal Instruments" and a contest tied to Columbia Pictures’/Sony Pictures Animation’s 3D film "The Smurfs," as well as an upcoming contest from Sony Pictures Television for “Wheel of Fortune.”