Frequently Asked Questions
On September 26th and 27th, 2011 the New York and Los Angeles casting directors for the upcoming Barry Levinson film "Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father" sent out casting calls that include over 89 roles. They include both adults and children. The entire Gambino crime family is being cast, along with their wives and kids, countless roles of detectives and legal system players who prosecuted the mob, prisoners, doctors, crime victims, the list goes on and on. Shooting will take place starting January 2, 2012 in New York City. Extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles are all being cast in New York. Note: Neither Lindsey Lohan or Annabelle Wallis has signed on to play Kim Gotti, as that role is one of the roles that were sent out with the casting call.
Academy Award Winner Barry Levinson is direting "Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father" from a screenplay that he wrote with Leo Rossi and James Toback. Levinson's writing and/or directorial credits include "And Justice for All," "Tootsie," "Rain Man," "Sphere," "Liberty Heights" among countless other film and television show producing/writing/directing credits. Levinson has directed 6 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Glenn Close, Warren Beatty, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams.
Foreigners and children must be legally able to be employed in New York to work as an actor or extra in the feature film "Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father". The following is available in the 2012 New York Actors Resource Guide eBook:
New York Child Performer Information Sheet New York Child Performer Permit Combined Application New York Child Performer Trust Accounts Information New York Verification of Satisfactory Academic Performance New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements - State Statues USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
The 2012 New York Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here:
Details on how talent can submit for acting roles, and registration information for extras can be found on the following casting post:
Auditions and Casting Calls for "Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father"