Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Just Say "Rutabaga"

by admin

Just Say “Rutabaga”
New Background Casting Division seeks Extras for Jennifer Aniston Film
Sept 17, 2007

PORTLAND, ORE. Lana Veenker Casting announced today the launch of a new extras casting division, Rutabaga Background Casting. Its first assignment will be to provide background actors for “Management,” the upcoming Stephen Belber film starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn, which is slated to start shooting in Oregon in October.

Rutabaga Background Casting (named for the indistinguishable background chatter–“Rutabaga, rutabaga, rutabaga”–that extras are often asked to utter in crowd scenes) is teaming up on the film with Diana Hammons as its extras casting director. Hammons began her career in extras casting assisting on the Gus Van Sant film “Elephant” and went on to work in production on several other prominent films, such as “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Bobby” and “Untraceable,” starring Diane Lane.

“This collaboration will pair Diana’s expertise and passion for background casting with our resources, reputation and infrastructure,” says company founder Lana Veenker.

Rutabaga is seeking people age 18 and older to depict a variety of background characters in office, street and restaurant scenes in both Portland and Madras, as well as special ability extras, such as female soccer players and Asian males to portray volleyball-playing Buddhist monks. There is no charge to be considered for any role.

Interested adults can contact Diana Hammons at 503-274-4050 or background@sayrutabaga.com. More information is available on the Rutabaga MySpace page at http://myspace.com/sayrutabaga.


Rutabaga Background Casting
A division of Lana Veenker Casting
2580 NW Upshur Street
Portland, OR 97210

503-274-4050 tel
503-224-5249 fax