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Woah! Who knew that our amazing extras could write a "highlight" like you wouldn't believe. I am touched. It's like I am reliving my first time on a film set as I read these highlights. You guys are really beautiful. I am honored to have met you all! What a gift to "Promised Land" to have the good fortune of casting each and every one of you.

For many of you, as soon as I met you, I knew exactly what scene I was going to cast you in. Frank, Chelsea and I had a blast making e...ach scene perfect. I heard many a time from Gus, Chris, David, Juliet, and others, "the extras are astounding!" Thank you so much, guys!

I'm thinking we need to all get together when this film hits the movie theaters! We're going to keep this page up and check in from time to time.

Okay, gotta go, I'm a little teary from reading these highlights.

Tomorrow is our wrap day out of the office.

Love, and more love
Joan

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Wow! What a time we have had! Yinz have been awesome. I know I will cherish the fabulous moments that I have had while in Pittsburgh. Chelsea, Frank and I have been reflecting on how utterly fantastic you all have been as our "small town American folks." Well done, Pittsburgh! Well done.

I know for many of you this has been your first experience on a film set - we loved your excitement, for others we loved your expertise. We relish hearing stories, in fact, it's always about... "the story." Films are about telling stories. We are in the business of people, and faces, and friendship, and bustin' it to create the most brilliant film experience ever.

What I would like to know? What is a highlight of being on our set of Promised Land? What memory will you take away as an extra on our show? We love to hear the cool stuff, the magical accounts of being on set as an extra, described as only our fab extra can describe. So, your mission, if you so choose to accept it, send us a brief highlight of your time on set - let's have some fun, we might post some of the highlights here on Facebook - so don't send us something if you don't want us to post it. We might not even post anything. Who knows! It might just be for our scrapbook. : )

From our story, to your story. Thanks so much for being part of our show. We couldn't have done this show without you guys. So kind, professional, interested, excited, so into the realness of the moment on our set, so EXTRA!

Thank you! You all are the best!

Send your Promised Land Highlight to promisedlandextras@gmail.com and put "Highlight" in the subject line.

Joan

P.S. I'm sure the amazing Chelsea, and the gracious Frank will post something in here soon.

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FRIDAY! At last! Anyone have any great weekend plans? If not, maybe some of you might wanna be an extra tomorrow?!?!

We might possibly need some people tomorrow and some drivers so if you are interested you know the drill:

Name, Picture, Height, Weight, Phone Number and write IM FREE SATURDAY! in the subject line

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If you are submitting a car include:
Name, Picture, Height, Weight, Phone Number, Make and Model of car and picture of vehicle.

We have had so much fun with ALL of you! We love hearing the great stories of your adventures on set! Thanks a bundle!

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Casting Alert!! Okay, fabulous people who have not worked yet, if you can work tomorrow, males and females ages 18 to 90 please send us a picture ASAP to promisedlandextras@gmail.com and include your clothing sizes, phone number, and color, year, make of your car (if you have one). Put "June 1st" in the subject line.

Thanks guys!
joan

Hey Guys! If you were contacted through email or by phone because you were in our Town Hall scene and are needed to match tomorrow, please remember to call the hotlines tonight at your assigned times!! Make sure to leave a message at the end so we know you checked in!!

Casting Alert! For our Town Hall for anyone who is not already calling tonight (you know who you are), the rest of the Town Hall people we are still calling today and will be calling through tonight. Hang in there! The rest of Town Hall please call our hotline tonight.

Thank you for your patience.

Casting Alert!
For tomorrow we need to cast a few people with TRUCKS! (No red, no white, no black.) Anyone available to work with your truck tomorrow? If you are available please send an e-mail to promisedlandextras@gmail.com and put "Truck" in the subject line.

If we are able to cast you we will call you back. Please include a photograph, age, color, year, and make of truck, along with your phone number!

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Thanks everyone! You all have been amazing!!!!

Joan

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Urgent Casting Alert! If you are scheduled today at 3pm for our shoot please call our hotline immediately as we just heard a change for today's calltime: 412-253-7221.

Casting alert! For tomorrow we need a few adult males and females, who haven't worked yet, to work as "Teachers" in our classroom scene. If you haven't worked yet, and are able to work tomorrow, please send us a photograph, clothing sizes, age, and phone number to promisedlandextras@gmail.com and put "Teacher" in the subject line.

Please send in ASAP!

Thank you!

What's so wonderful about Wednesday? Halfway through the work week!! Yay!

So, just mapped out the town hall scene (still a little uncertain of who some people are based on pictures from set so I'm going to need some help)!
We are going to be emailing those who we ABSOLUTELY need to match the scene, of course unless we know you don't have email. If you haven't been contacted within the next few hours, that doesn't mean we can't also use you for something else. We have a few ...things going on. So, Stand-by! And again, thank you for being amazingly wonderful kind people.

Thanks so much!

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TOWN HALL CALL BACKS WILL START TOMORROW MORNING GUYS! REMEMBER IT IS GOING TO BE ON FRIDAY AND WE ARE MATCHING SPECIFIC SHOTS!!!

ANOTHER CRAZY WEEK IN CASTING! THANKS FOR STANDING BY!

Hey Guys, Doing another fun "locals" scene, need some more people for the day. If you are available to work tomorrow, email our Promisedlandextras@gmail.com. Please include name, phone number, height, weight, and picture! Say WEDNESDAY LOCAL in the subject line.

ALSO! THE TOWN HALL SCENE IS OFFICIALLY GOING TO BE ON FRIDAY. LET US KNOW YOUR AVAILABILITY FOR THE MATCHING SCENES FROM WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY OF LAST WEEK. WE ARE ONLY RECALLING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE GYM SO STAND BY.

YOU GUYS ARE SIMPLY AMAZING. THANK YOU FOR RESPONDING TO OUR POSTS SO QUICKLY.

HEY GUYS!!! Happy Stormy Tuesday?! Did you have an amazing weekend?

Joan was boating and water tubing; Chelsea was kayaking down the Allegheny; and Frank played in the garden.
But.... Back to the grind!! And so excited to be back to work with all our fabulous extras!

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So, As for our TOWN HALL RECALL OF PEOPLE WHO WORKED LAST WEDNESDAY, WE ALSO ARE LOOKING FOR THOSE WHO WORKED LAST THURSDAY AS WELL! THIS IS STILL A POSSIBILITY FOR THURSDAY OR FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK. SO KEEP LETTING US KNOW YOUR AVAILABILITY, WE HAVE A SEATING CHART SO WE CAN MATCH EVERYONE FOR THE SCENE.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL SOON AND THANKS FOR BEING SO WONDERFUL!!

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Casting Alert!! We need 18-year-old males, especially searching for tall 18-year-olds, to work a scene this Friday. If you are 18 or 19, all ethnicities, please send in a photograph ASAP with clothing sizes to promisedlandextras@gmail.com and put "18" in the subject line.

Please include your age and phone number in the subject line.

*************NEW UPDATE********
***********CASTING ALERT**************
********TOWN HALL RECALL***********

HEY EVERYBODY! HAPPY FRIDAY! ANNNNNNDDDDD HAPPY HOLIDAY WEEKEND! WELCOME TO THE LAND OF LAST MINUTE FILM CHANGES!!!

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SO NOW THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN IN THE TOWN HALL SCENE WEDNESDAY MIGHT BE NEEDED BACK ON THURSDAY, AND OR FRIDAY. THAT'S MAY 31ST, AND JUNE 1ST.

SO, JUST TO BE SAFE, WE WANT TO KNOW IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE BOTH DAYS OR EITHER OR.

THEY LOVED YOU GUYS SO MUCH, JUST AS MUCH AS WE DO! THEY FEEL THAT THEY WANT MORE SHOTS OF YOU AWESOME GUYS! YOU HAVE BLOWN US AWAY, THE PRODUCERS AND OUR DIRECTOR, GUS VAN SANT! WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH!
SO, HERE IS WHAT WE NEED OF YOU:
EMAIL US AT PROMISEDLANDEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM

IN THE SUBJECT LINE:
TOWNHALL RETURN MAY 31 & JUNE 1
LET US KNOW THAT YOU ARE AVAILABLE FOR BOTH DAYS OR ONE OR THE OTHER..
WE NEED YOUR NAME, CHECK IN NUMBER, AND PHONE NUMBER.

IF YOU KNOW PEOPLE WHO WORKED ON THIS DAY THAT DO NOT HAVE EMAIL OR ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, PLEASE INFORM THEM OF THIS POSSIBILITY.

AGAIN, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. YOU ARE FABULOUS! HERE'S TO ANOTHER CHANCE AT A GREAT DAY OF FILMING!

PLEASE SUBMIT ASAP!

IF YOU ARE ALSO A KID OR ADULT SCHEDULED FOR THE OTHER SCENE TAKING PLACE ON MAY 31ST AND/OR JUNE 1ST, THIS POST DOES NOT EFFECT YOU. THANKS!

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IF YOU ARE ALSO A KID OR ADULT SCHEDULED FOR THE OTHER SCENE TAKING PLACE ON JUNE 1ST, THE PREVIOUS POST DOES NOT EFFECT YOU. THANKS!

Thanks, got our person to rush out to set. Good job!