This casting call comes from Daniel it may be about a day old. But I’m sure there will be another one soon.

production company Three Foot Six Ltd is holding casting calls tomorrow at Hamilton’s Riverlea Theatre for extras for Peter Jackson’s $260 million film version of Lord of the Rings. The company is looking for men and women aged from 40 and 90 of “rounder proportions” between 143cm and 168cm tall. They are also seeking children from 6 to 15 years old and between 118cm and 128cm tall for roles later this year and next year. About 200 people are needed for filming at Hinuera, south of Matamata, beginning in December. Children will be auditioned from 10am to noon and adult extras from 1.30 to 4pm.

(c) The Waikato Times, INL 1999. WAIKATO TIMES 30/10/1999 P3

Thanks to Daniel for the tip!