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Casting call scheduled for movie extrasMARFA – Want to be in the movies? Here’s your chance: an open casting call for extras in the Daniel Day Lewis film “There Will Be Blood” will be held on April 29.The casting call takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the former American Plume and Fancy Feather factory on Hwy. 67. Extras will be used for non-speaking parts in the movie, which will be filmed at locations around Marfa.Casting associate Annie Hedgpeth says the filmmakers are interested in all different types of folks – young or old, tall or short, blonde or brunette, skinny or heavyset.“We’re looking for anybody who wants to do it,” she said. “There Will Be Blood” is a period piece that takes place in the early 20th century, so leave your spangled disco shirt or high heels in the closet on casting call day.“Come dressed maybe with a rural look,” advised Hedgpeth, “nothing modern, with logos or anything.”Movie making is a pokey process, and those who are chosen for scenes should be prepared to be available for an eight to 12 hour day. Shooting starts on June 5 and goes for about six weeks. Most extras will only be needed for one day, but there may be scenes that require more than a single day’s work.Extras will make $6.75 an hour for the first eight hours of work, and time-and-a-half after that. If you’re chosen for a scene, you’ll be notified by a phone call a day or so before you’re needed.“You could find out a week before or a day before,” said Hedgpeth. “They’ll call and see if you’re available, and they’ll want you to work the next day, most likely.”
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