Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Divergent Casting Call in Chicago on February 9, 2013

Atmosphere Casting, the company who will manage the extras for the movie adaptation of "Divergent," based from the novel by Veronica Roth (a Chicago native), has posted on their website and posted an event in Facebook about the casting call to be held on February 9, 2013, from 10AM to 3PM CST. 

Here's their statement on their website:

Extras Needed for movies in Chicago!

Registration Information:
To be considered for future extra work and to be put into our database please do the following:

Send an e-mail to In the Subject Line put REGISTRATION

We ask that you provide the following information in the body of the email. Doing so, makes your information available for quick searches (attachments are not searchable). The more information we have, the easier it is for us to cast you!

You should also ATTACH a recent photo under 1MB in size.

Phone Number:
Email Address:
Zip Code:
Languages Spoken:
Hair and Eye Color:
Tattoo/Body Piercings (please specify):
Special Talents/Abilities:
Do you own a bike, skate board, roller skates, etc:
Military Experience: (Branch/Rank/Specific Job)
Occupation (i.e. waiter/cop/nurse/paramedic, etc):

Measurements: (which are important when casting parts that require uniforms)
Women: Dress and Shoe size, Bust/Waist/Hip 
Men: Coat/Suit, Shoe, Shirt [neck/sleeve] and pants [waist/inseam] 

If you have a car include: Make/Model/Year/Color (which is important for production requirements and for us to understand your transportation)

Previous experience as Stand-In (please specify):

Give us an idea of what kind of attire you have: Casual, Formal, Cocktail, Business, Suits, Work-out, Uniforms, Club, etc.

For children 15 years and younger, please tell us if you have a current Illinois work permit with us or a talent agency i.e. Lily's, Big Mouth, Stewart's, etc
You may also attach a headshot/resume and/or link to photos on FB/website, etc. in addition to the above required information.

Please note that we are not longer taking hard copy submissions.


Jon, Jess and Erin
And on their Facebook:

Open Casting Call for Talent in Illinois as Extras in
Summit Entertainment’s DIVERGENT

Open Casting Call This Saturday, February 9, 2013 from
10:00AM to 3:00PM at CINESPACE – Chicago Film Studios

CHICAGO, IL February 4, 2013 – Atmosphere Casting of Chicago announced today that it is in search of background talent for Summit Entertainment’s Divergent starring Shailene Woodley and directed by Neil Burger. Based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, the film will commence principal photography this April in Chicago. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, will release the film theatrically in North America on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Recruitment for participants in this shoot starts immediately as fittings for all will start in mid-February. Atmosphere Casting is looking to hire hundreds of Chicago locals to work as extras in the film, who are available during the shoot period: April 2013 through July 2013.

The open call will be held, Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM at CINESPACE – Chicago Film Studios.

CINESPACE - Chicago Film Studios
2602 W. 16TH Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60608

Atmosphere Casting will be looking for the following:

● People with a “rural” farm hand look
● People with military, weapons or martial arts training
● People with stunt and/or stage combat training
● People with a “hippie” or Bohemian look. Longer hair preferred (both men and women)
● People with visible tattoos and/or piercings
● Ages 16 and up, all ethnicities

Plenty of free parking located in the lot across the street from CINESPACE – Chicago Film Studios.

While photos will be taken of everyone who attends the open casting call, participants are asked to also bring a candid photo of themselves, approximately 4x6 in size, and be sure to legibly print their name, phone number and email address on the back it.

Only Illinois residents are eligible to participate in the open casting call. Please bring your Illinois issued driver's license or state ID. School IDs are not sufficient. This will be checked before entering the casting call.

For more information about the movie and other fun items regarding extras on Divergent, please follow us at the following links: or

Take the Divergent Faction Quiz and see where YOU fit in

Also, be sure to join our Twitter casting blast for what we are seeking daily at


The futuristic action adventure, based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, will be directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane is executive producing.

Divergent is a thrilling action adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is “divergent” and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being different so dangerous before it's too late.
For those who are interested, you can contact Atmosphere Casting and be involved in the making of the Divergent history!


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