Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking SAG actors interested in working as background on Gossip Girl. For an upcoming episode, seeking poker players who know how to play poker, female card dealer with professional experience, female bartender with bartending experience, 18 and older guys to play preppie high school students playing basketball and who are ok with cigar smoke, and cute twins to play strippers. This show for the CW falls under a SAG contract using AFTRA rates ($98/8hrs) but goes toward SAG health and pension benefits. If you are a SAG member interested in working on Gossip Girl (seeking all ages and ethnicities), email a recent picture and contact information to
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Josh Schwartz has an enviable position - or an unenviable one, depending on how you look at it. The wunderkind creator of The O.C. got good news from two channels this May at the Upfronts, where many found disappointment. He's got two shows premiering this fall - NBC's Chuck, which revolves around a normal guy who inadvertently downloads a computer server of government secrets into his brain, and Gossip Girl for The CW. Based on the popular YA book series, it follows the lives and relationships of privileged teenagers from New York's Upper East Side.
Now that reality has set in and storylines need to be broken, Josh takes a quick break to talk to PopGurls about his new shows, fan response and what it's like to be called out by This American Life's Ira Glass.
For most people, it's pretty ideal to have one show on the air, much less two. What has it been like?
It's been awesome, totally exciting. Obviously not planned to work out this way (laughs). But thrilled that it did and now I'm beginning to understand how much work it is.
Is it a problem or a benefit having the writing staff in L.A. and Gossip Girl filming on the east coast?
I think it'll work out - it happens a lot, with a lot of shows. They're shooting in Canada, they're shooting in North Carolina and the writing staff is in L.A. But it was really the only way I could be a part of both, was to do it here.
We have a domain! It will be awhile before the site launches, but the domain GossipGirlOnline.Com was registered today!