Prospective auditioners answering a notice that ran in Sunday's Arts and Entertainment section of the Deseret News for a June 13-27 "casting call" for an unnamed movie should be aware that there is a $15 "registration fee" being charged by the modeling agency handling the auditions.
Kelly Lundall, an employee of the firm, explained Monday - after one possible auditioner complained to the Deseret News about the fee - that such fees, sometimes ranging as high as $50, are not unusual in casting movies.She said the fee is to cover the cost of paperwork for the studio and the producers involved, adding that actual auditions are not conducted until after the various resumes submitted are sorted out.
Calvin Clark of Salt Lake City, who is registered with the Uno Agency, said he went to Provo in answer to the casting call notice and went to the address listed in the story (2255 University Parkway, Suite No. 47), where the Pat Sheranian Modeling Agency is located.
Clark, 43, who said he does some character acting, told one of Shernanian's employees in Provo that he was already registered with an agency in Salt Lake City "and they were no longer interested."
Lundall said she told Clark that he should encourage his agency to line up film work. She explained that movie producers usually contract with one agency to handle the casting of films being made in Utah.
She added that all prospective auditioners must be legally registered with an authorized agency in order to act in films.
The casting call, as announced on Sunday, is for men 40-60 years of age with acting experience. All interested auditioners must bring a resume and a photograph . . . and $15.