Stephenie Meyer’s ‘The Host’ Now Set to Film in New Mexico and Louisiana

The long awaited film adaptation of Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer’s “The Host” is now holding auditions in Los Angeles for starring and supporting roles. Auditions are also taking place in Louisiana for smaller roles, and extras casting will take place there as well. Additional auditions and extras casting will take place in New Mexico when filming moves there after Louisiana shooting is complete.

Academy award nominated Andrew Niccol will direct “The Host” from an adapted screenplay that he wrote himself. His writer/director credits include Academy Award nominated “Gattaca,” “The Truman Show” which was nominated for three Academy Awards, “The Terminal,” “Lord of War” starring Nicolas Cage, and “In Time” starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried.

Stephenie Meyer is the author of the Twilight novel series. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is now in theaters.

Talent must and be legally eligible to work in Louisiana, and/or New Mexico and in the United States. Candidates must also be available for production various dates beginning February 13, 2012 through May, 2012.

The 2012 Louisiana and New Mexico Actors Resource Guides include the following documents for minors and foreign talent who would like to work on for “The Host”:

New Mexico

• New Mexico Work Permit Requirements
• New Mexico Child Employment Entertainment Law Sheet
• New Mexico Child Labor Laws Brochure
• New Mexico Child Performer Pre-Authorization Certificate
• New Mexico Child Extras Pre-Authorization Certificate
• New Mexico Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application


• Louisiana Child Performer Law Information Sheet
• Louisiana Child Performer Trust Act Sheet
• Louisiana Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• Louisiana Minor Intention To Employ Form
• Louisiana Employment of Minors in Theatrical Performances or Exhibitions
• Louisiana Film, TV, and Commercials Minor Labor Law Summary
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

Both eBooks also have the following Actors Resources:

• Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New Mexico Actors Resources
• PDF Users Guides

The 2012 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Details on how talent can submit for acting roles, and registration information for extras can be found on the following casting post:

Stephenie Meyer’s “The Host” Auditions and Casting Calls

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