Feature films holding casting calls in Charlotte area

There’s a lot going on in the Charlotte region’s film industry. This weekend, two feature films will have casting calls. The first is for “Artemis,” which literally is looking for thousands of extras. Although all ages and all types are needed, there’s a particular need for children between the ages of 12 and 18. Those interested should bring a non-returnable current snapshot to either the casting call at Cleveland Mall in Shelby on Saturday, April 16, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. or to Carolina Mall in Concord on Sunday, April 17, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Details are on the Charlotte Regional Film Commission’s website athttp://charlotteusa.com/news-media/news/artemis-casting-call-416-417/.

The second casting call this weekend is for 13- and 18-year-old boys who look exactly like Adam Sandler and want to play him in his R-rated movie “I Hate You Dad” that will be shooting in June. That casting call will be this Sunday, April 17, 2-5 p.m. at the Quality Inn & Suites in Matthews. Those interested should bring a non-returnable current photo, and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Further information is available by e-mailingihateyoudadcasting@gmail.com or by visiting the Charlotte Regional Film Commission’s website at http://charlotteusa.com/news-media/news/casting-notice/.

Finally, HGTV is back in the region looking for people who will buy their first home between May and August. Those interested in being featured in “Property Virgins” should e-mail propertyvirgins@cineflix.com.

The Charlotte Regional Film Commission, a division of the Charlotte Regional Partnership, provides support services and recruits films, TV shows, documentaries, commercials to the Charlotte area. Film and video production has nearly a half-billion dollar annual economic impact on the 16-county Charlotte region.

A nonprofit, public/private economic development organization, the Charlotte Regional Partnership allocates and leverages regional economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality and global competitiveness of the Charlotte region. The 16-county region encompasses Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties in North Carolina and Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster and York counties in South Carolina. Visit www.charlotteusa.com.