Hundreds in Tahoe try to be in movie |

Hundreds in Tahoe try to be in movie

Hundreds of people showed up in Tahoe City over the weekend in hopes of becoming an actor. Media Casting Company invited anyone to attend the open casting call for an upcoming feature film, “The Deep End.”

“Slews of people showed up,” Kathleen Dodge, El Dorado County Film Commissioner said. “It was a long haul.”

Dodge attended the open call to meet with newcomers and to accept pictures of possible movie locations. More people showed up to appear in the picture rather than those who brought pictures of their homes or old buildings.

“People are really into the talent. They see the stars (in movies) and want to be involved,” Dodge said.

She added that individuals who are interested in the entertainment industry should always call their film commissioner to verify a film producer’s credibility.

Dodge said that it was a surprisingly good turnout filled with a great selection of good-looking people. She added that looks aren’t everything and casting directors stumble upon people who fit their look of the moment.

The number of potential actors and extras that will be used in the film has yet to be released, but Dodge said that those who are not used will remain on the casting company’s files.

Filming for the movie set in Lake Tahoe will begin May 10 and will continue for six weeks.

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