Casting Call in Lincoln City, Oregon for Charlize Theron Film

“The Burning Plain” will shoot in Portland and Lincoln City in January 2008

PORTLAND, ORE. Rutabaga Background Casting, a division of Lana Veenker Casting, announced today that an extras casting call for a new feature film entitled “The Burning Plain” will take place at the Hotel Chinook Winds Ballroom, 1501 NW 40th Place, Lincoln City, Oregon 97367 on Saturday, December 15th from 10am to 6pm.

The Burning Plain” is the directorial debut of acclaimed screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga (“Babel,” “21 Grams”). Filming is slated to shoot in Oregon for ten days in January 2008. The film is currently shooting on location in New Mexico and is headlined by Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron.

Extras Casting Director Diana Hammons says that the Portland-based extras company is primarily seeking Lincoln City residents who are business professional types (ages 18 and older) to appear in an upscale restaurant scene. Owners of luxury or high-end cars in Lincoln City are also encouraged to apply, as their vehicles may be seen in the restaurant parking lot. Finally, several Latino extras (ages 18 and older) will be required in both Portland and Lincoln City. There is no charge to be considered for any role.

Lincoln City residents who would like to be considered for the film should attend the December 15th casting call (ideally in their best professional or cocktail garb, if applying for the restaurant scene, or casual wear, if applying for the Latino roles) to have their photos taken and fill out a casting information sheet.

There is no Portland casting call anticipated at this time, but interested Portland residents may submit their photos and casting information via email, by following the instructions on the Rutabaga Background Casting website at

Additional information about working as an extra is also available on the Rutabaga MySpace page at


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