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Could you be the next Hallmark movie star? Film extras are needed in Pinellas County.

Hallmark is calling for film extras in Safety Harbor for their latest movie.
SCOTT KEELER | Times A film crew follows actor Sara Rue who stars in a Hallmark Original Movie of the Week called Garden Party, along 5th Street South, St. Petersburg, Monday, February 18, 2019. According to Executive Producer Lincoln Lageson, the crew is in the eleventh day of a fifteen day shooting schedule at various sites around St. Petersburg. The 88 minute film is scheduled to air on the Hallmark Channel sometime in April 2019. Rue plays a character who has created a community garden in town, but the garden is threatened by development. Can she save the garden?
Published Mar. 22

Calling all Tampa Bay residents: you could be the next Hallmark movie star. Or at least, you could appear in some part of a Hallmark movie. Close enough, right?

Hallmark is looking for extras for its latest movie, which is being filmed in Safety Harbor, according to a Facebook post from the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning.

The requirements are simple: You must be in the age range of 15 to 60 years old. Filming begins March 25. All those interested can send a head shot, age and availability to this email: loveinthesunfilm@gmail.com.

This is not the first Hallmark movie to be filmed in the area. In February, a new movie was shot throughout St. Petersburg. The film, titled Garden Party, included areas like Vinoy Park and the Mahaffey Theater, according to St. Petersburg-Clearwater film commissioner Tony Armer.

The tale follows a woman who builds a community garden in her father’s memory and has to fight for the garden’s fate when a condo developer buys the area. It’s scheduled to debut in April.

When Garden Party filmed in the area, Hallmark hired around 350 residents to work as extras, actors with speaking roles or as crew.

SCOTT KEELER | Times Left to Right: Actors Jordon Bridges and Sara Rue, who star in the upcoming Hallmark Original Movie of the Week, Garden Party, take a break during the filming, Monday, February 18, 2019 on 5th St. South, St. Petersburg. The crew is in its eleventh day of a fifteen day shooting schedule. According to Executive Producer Lincoln Lageson, the 88 minute film is scheduled to air on the Hallmark Channel sometime in April 2019. Rue plays a character who has created a community garden in town, but the garden is threatened by development. Bridges plays a developer. He is the son of actor Beau Bridges. Can she save the garden?

Hallmark producer Elayne Schmidt told the Tampa Bay Times that she planned to head up a second movie in the area this month.

Hallmark is also considering filming possibly six to eight more movies in the Tampa Bay area in the next year.

Do you want to be an extra in Hallmark’s next film? Does this sound like an exciting opportunity to you? Let us know in the comments.



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