NASA Internal Memo: "The Box" Casting Call For NASA LaRC Employees

Status Report From: Langley Research Center
Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2008

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Casting representatives are now accepting submissions from NASA Langley employees to appear as background actors for Richard Kelly's upcoming feature film, "The Box" starring Cameron Diaz and James Marsden.

This project is being produced under the terms of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Theatrical Motion Picture contract and will be filming on Center and at Langley Air Force Base. The tentative shooting dates are January 23 - 30. All types are encouraged to apply. The story takes place in the 1970s so they are particularly seeking men between the ages of 18-55 with long hair and/or sideburns.

Any employees selected as background actors will need to coordinate time off with their organization management; have the proper badges to access the Center and LAFB; and reliable transportation. Travel and housing expenses will not be reimbursed.

Please note that the production company will strictly adhere to SAG contract terms, but SAG rates/work rules will not be extended to background actors given the locations. SAG and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) members are welcome, but union rates/terms will not apply to the background in the Hampton area.

Submission forms may be found at: or

All submission forms should be emailed to

Any questions regarding the submission information should be directed to contacts in the links above but any additional questions regarding this event should be directed to in LaRC's Public Affairs Office.

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