So Dan Strachota, one of the music writers for the San Francisco Weekly, forwarded a note from Beau Bonneau casting to the SF Indie yahoo group mailing list. Looks like the Rent production is looking for air guitarists:
COOL, HIP, & IN-SHAPE MALE ROCK MUSICIANS 18 – 35 years old, to work as featured extras in a rock band. You must be a minimum of 18 years old and preferably be in, or have played in, a rock band. Interested musicians must play one of the following instruments: Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar or Drums!!!
The scene is set for a popular rock band, think Velvet Underground, New York and a 1980's hot spot. This is background work; however, we need actual musicians for the scene to look authentic. If selected, you will not be playing live music, but rather knowing the motions, portraying a rock band as the soundtrack is played. This scene will be filming one or two days next month, mid-late March in San Francisco. Please note film shoots are long, often lasting up to 12hrs. The rate is $118 for up to eight hours with overtime thereafter.
So all you real rockstars who have been desperate to play fake rockstars in a movie better get down to the casting studio with a headshot! Not only will you get to hang out on Treasure Island and pretend to rock a crowd of superstars as they sing about how difficult but emotionally satisfying being poor and creative in the Lower East Side is, you'll get a whopping $118 plus overtime! Think of it as busting onto the NYC indie rock scene without having to deal with the Hillary Duff.Original Rent production photo by Joan Marcus.