Sony Pictures' Face of the Fan® Begins Casting Call for Undead Role in Screen Gems' Fifth Installment of the Resident Evil Franchise
CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 19, 2011 -- Think you've got what it takes to be part of Screen Gems' new Resident Evil movie? If you're a fan of the previous films based on Capcom's videogame Resident Evil, and can play an age between 18 and 34, you just might be considered for a walk-on part in the upcoming movie through Sony Pictures Entertainment's Face of the Fan® program, which has launched a casting call for the fifth installment of the film franchise. A Constantin Film International GmbH and Davis Films/Impact Pictures (RE5) Production, the movie is written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and also produced by Anderson and his Impact Pictures producing partner Jeremy Bolt, together with Robert Kulzer of Constantin Film, Don Carmody, and Davis Films' Samuel Hadida. Constantin Film's Martin Moszkowicz and Davis Films' Victor Hadida are executive producing.
Users nationwide can participate in this casting call, which is open to men and women, by visiting www.FaceOfTheFan.com and submitting audition materials for the role of an undead. The audition requires the user to provide contact information, a headshot photo, and a video (1 minute or less) of the participant stating why he/she is the biggest Resident Evil movie fan and acting out a dialogue line from any previous film in the franchise: Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, or Resident Evil. The audition submission process will end on Monday, October 3. All submissions will be reviewed and one person could be considered for a walk-on role in the film.
Face of the Fan® launched in November 2010 and has since done casting calls for several Screen Gems' properties. People from across the country can visit the website, download select materials to rehearse, and then upload their audition videos and other elements for submission. Submitted videos are then reviewed by a panel of studio and production executives and select participants are considered by casting agents for possible future roles. The concept for Face of the Fan® builds on several past initiatives from Sony Pictures, in which uber-fans were chosen to participate in various marketing-related activities. Whether meeting talent on the red carpet, interviewing them at Comic-Con, or becoming guest correspondents covering the movies, these programs allowed the winning fans to get close to actors and filmmakers like never before and share their experiences online with their friends, family, and other fans.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
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About Constantin Film
Constantin Film is synonymous with quality and success for over 30 years. It has played a crucial role in the development of German film both nationally and internationally. Between 1977, when the late Bernd Eichinger established the company, and 2009, when it was integrated into the Constantin Medien AG media group, Constantin Film developed into the most successful independent production and distribution company in the German media industry. Constantin Film's operations include German and English language motion picture production and distribution, home entertainment distribution, license trading and television production.
Constantin Film is currently topping German box office charts with the action-adventure 3D reboot of The Three Musketeers. The company's diverse slate includes other box office hits and award-winning films alike, ranging from comic book to literary adaptations, historical dramas, action and genre, among them The Neverending Story, The Fantastic Four film franchise, The Name of the Rose, Wickie the Mighty Viking, Nowhere in Africa, Downfall, The Baader Meinhof Complex, Pope Joan, House of the Spirits, and the Resident Evil film franchise.
In the last 30 years, six of the top ten German blockbusters were produced by Constantin Film. Since 1988, nearly half of all German language feature films were released through Constantin Film. In the past decade, 14 of Germany's top 30 theatrical films were distributed by Constantin Film. (Source: Top 50 List since 1988, SPIO statistics)
In the past years, Constantin Film has been the dominant leading independent producer and distributor in the German market. In 2009, Constantin achieved a market share of almost 11 percent. (Source: SPIO statistics)
About Davis Films
Based in Paris and Los Angeles, Davis Films is one of the world's leading independent production companies and has been directly involved in the production of over forty feature films. Along with leading French distributor Metropolitan Film Export, Davis Films is owned and managed by Samuel and Victor Hadida.
Their first production was Tony Scott's True Romance based on Quentin Tarantino's script. Davis Films' production credits include, in addition to the Resident Evil pictures, Tony Scott's Domino, Terry Gilliam's Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck, Roger Avary's The Rules of Attraction and Killing Zoe, David Cronenberg's Spider, the Robert E. Howard properties Solomon Kane and Conan, Christophe Gans' Brotherhood of the Wolf and Silent Hill, as well as the upcoming Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.