Reports are popping up everywhere, including from MSNBC, about a scam e-mail that’s circulating around the Twilight fan base. It’s trying to get teens to fork over money in order to get casting information about the series’ final movie “Breaking Dawn.” However, neither a casting director nor a location for the film have even been chosen yet!
Lana Veenker, the woman who handled casting in the Northwest region for “Twilight” says she tracked down the company responsible for generating the e-mail, which is showing up on all sorts of Twilight fan Websites, and they had received an ‘F’ rating from the Better Business Bureau. “People who take advantage of kids like this, who prey on their hopes and dreams, truly raise my ire,” she said in a statement released to Access.
The e-mail links eager teens to a Website that first allows for ‘free registration,’ but then demands payment for supplying info about the casting calls. It suggests they’re seeking extras for the movie consisting of a range of ages and looks who will be paid anywhere from $80-$250 a day. It also goes on to say “no experience necessary!” Here are excerpts from the e-mail provided by The Casting Scoop:
I noticed your portfolio online and have decided to contact you regarding positions now available as a movie extra for the new Twilight "Breaking Dawn" movie in Portland."
No experience is necessary, all looks/types are wanted and the pay ranges from $80-$250 per day depending on whether it's part or full time.
Casting starts next Monday so you will need to register (FREE REGISTRATION) as soon as possible. It will be lots of fun, a great way to make connections in the industry and pays well!
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Veenker assures that when extras are, in fact, needed for “Breaking Dawn,” it will be advertised locally and no one will have to pay to get information. "I get thousands of letters and e-mails from 'Twilight' fans who would do just about anything for a walk-on part in one of the sequels. It scares me to think of what the low-lives out there could do to hurt such easy targets."
The Twilight series’ third movie “Eclipse” is currently in post-production. Production for “Breaking Dawn” isn’t expected to begin for several months.