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May 4, 2010 3:43 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Extras needed for film and television projects shooting in the Hamptons this month

May 4, 2010 3:43 PM

A Manhattan casting agency is looking for true Hamptons locals to play extras when a television show and a movie both start filming on the South Fork this month.

Grant Wilfley Casting is tasked with finding background actors for USA Network’s “Royal Pains,” about a concierge doctor in the Hamptons, and for “Something Borrowed,” a film starring Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin based on the novel of the same name.

For “Royal Pains,” which is returning to television for a second season on June 3, the casting agency is looking for “real upscale Hamptonites” for an estate party, real golfers for an exclusive golf course scene, and “flexible yoga practitioners” for a yoga studio scene.

Both projects need background actors to play wealthy vacationers, boaters, beachgoers, and young, attractive bar patrons, according to a casting call.

“Something Borrowed” began filming in New York City in April and will shoot on the East End this month and in June. It is slated for a 2011 theatrical release.

To apply to be an extra for either project, e-mail a recent photograph, height and weight, and contact information to hamptons@gwcnyc.com. Write “Hamptons LOCAL” in the subject line and include the role being applied for, as well as union status, i.e., Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, or non-union.

The casting agency also wants to know if potential extras own a luxury vehicle and, if so, the year, make, model and color.

“We welcome the local well-heeled community to get involved as background players,” said Grant Wilfley, a Hamptons resident and the president of Grant Wilfley Casting, in a press release. Mr. Wilfley’s agency has cast extras for numerous other Hamptons productions, the press release notes, including “The Nanny Diaries, “Something’s Gotta Give,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Pollock” and “Deep Impact.”

In an unrelated casting call, this one looking for stars rather than extras, an anonymous television network is casting for a reality “socialite show” that takes place on the East End. The casting call is targeted at 21- to 35-year-olds from prominent families with ties to the Hamptons. It also notes that the network is “especially interested in those with a privileged lifestyle and a boarding school background.”

Some blogs are musing that the casting call is for “High Society,” a CW television network reality show centered on socialite and fashion entrepreneur Tinsley Mortimer. While season one takes place in Manhattan, the show is rumored to be moving to the Hamptons for season two.

Interested socialites can e-mail mike@ahotv.com with their name, age, two photographs, phone number and why they are suited for the show.

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