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Swampscott Goes to the Movies

From casting to critiques, Swampscott Goes to the Movies is about all things movies — and a few things TV.

Swampscott Goes to the Movies


Movies Now Being Filmed in the Bay State, according to the Massachusetts Film Office:

The Makeover

Clear History

The Heat


Labor Day
Grown Ups 2
The Way Way Back
Gilded Lilys
Captain Phillips (Fmr. Maersk Alabama)

The Film Office also reports in a news release that "the English language TV drama pilot “Terminales,” produced by Lionsgate and Televisa for ABC Family, will be shot entirely in the Bay State."

It's the second television pilot to film in Massachusetts this year, the office states.

Casting Calls:

From  Sande Alessi Casting

NEW: UNION ONLY 18+ Last day on Larry David movie! Shooting in Beverly on Saturday. Looking for pre 2002 cars. Please send info on yourself and car to sandealessicastingboston@gmail.com ATTN Saturday

Top Redbox Rentals in Swampscott:

  • That's My Boy 
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Safe
  • Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection
  • The Avengers
  • Snow White and the Huntsman 
  • The Five-Year Engagement 
  • Dark Shadows 2012 
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Rock of Ages
  • Soldiers of Fortune

New Releases at the Box Office from  http://www.movies.com/new-releases

Tops at the Box Office from  movies.com/new-releases

Argo $12.0M

Cloud Atlas $9.6M

Hotel Transylvania $9.4M

Paranormal Activity 4 $8.5M

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D $8.0M

Taken 2 $7.7M

Here Comes the Boom $5.2M

Alex Cross $5.1M

Sinister $4.9M

10  Fun Size $4.1M


Acting Workshops at Boston Casting

Daniel Roebuck, one of Hollywood's busiest character actors, is coming toBoston to share his exciting and entertaining "The Audition is the Job"experience with local Boston actors.   Roebuck is teaming up with BostonCasting's Media Performance Institute for a one-day workshop that demystifies the audition process and puts the actor in control. Participants can choose to attend one workshop on either Saturday, November 10 or Sunday, November 11, 2012. The workshops will be held at Boston Casting, 129 Braintree Street in Allston, MA.

Having mentored hundreds of actors, Roebuck is a master at steering actors away misinformation that is so rampant in show business. According to Roebuck, actors are inundated with falsehoods about the simple dynamics of what is expected of them, especially through the audition process. "As actors, we must keep our eye on the moment in front of us and not the prize," says Roebuck. "Performers spend so much time concentrating on the 'maybe' and the 'what if' and too little time on the job they actually have to do- auditioning!"

During the 4-hour class, Roebuck will address:

o      Quick memorization

o      Improvisational ability

o      Knowing how to alter yourself to better fit the character

o      Understanding what clients are looking for

o      Clear understanding that you define the audition, not the other way around

With a career that has spanned nearly three decades, Roebuck has made his mark in both film and television. He has appeared in such films as the blockbuster THE FUGITIVE, the comedy MONEY TALKS, the family film AGENT CODY BANKS and the horror movie HALLOWEEN 2. Roebuck has also starred in countless television shows including MATLOCK, NASH BRIDGES, A MINUTE WITH STAN HOOPER and LOST. As a guest star, Roebuck's most recent credits include GLEE, CASTLE, WEEDS, GRIMM, THE MENTALIST, and HOT IN CLEVELAND. He has also played Jay Leno in THE LATE SHIFT, Garry Marshall in MORK AND MINDY: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY, and thousands of other famous (and not so famous) people.

Workshop Information

Participants should choose from one of the following dates and times:

Saturday, November 10

10:00 am - 2:00 pm:          Kids and Teens ages 8 - 17

2:30 pm - 6:30 pm:            Adults 18 +

Sunday, November 11

10:00 am - 2:00 pm:          Adults 18+

2:30 pm - 6:30 pm:            Kids and teens ages 8 - 17

Location: Boston Casting, 129 Braintree Street, Allston, MA

Fee:     $99 Early Registration (must register by November 1)

            $129 after November 1

To register: Go to  www.mediaperformanceinstitute.com or contact Brittany Shapiro at 617-254-1001, x4.

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