Canadian cities have become some of the premier destinations for filming new movies. Tax incentives, extensive filmmaking infrastructure, and adaptable cityscapes are all factors that draw producers to Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal.
These productions also provide hundreds of jobs for Canadians. Casting directors seek local talent to fill their scenes. Such opportunities can be a fun way for a few lucky people to leave their mark on popular movies.
The latest casting call could be particularly exciting for Canadian parents.
Kevin Hart, famous American comedian, is on the hunt for a newborn baby to feature in his upcoming film, Fatherhood.
The film synopsis is as follows: "Stunned when his beloved wife dies after giving birth to their baby girl, a grief-stricken Matt is determined to be the best father he can be, despite the obvious disapproval of his mother-in-law and his own insecurities about the terrifying hurdles of new parenthood."
The call is actually quite particular. The babies must be Afro-Canadian (any sex) and 15 days old by June 23rd. "At this point, we are seeking expecting moms. Twins would be great! Babie who look alike too!" the post reads.
Canadian parents who believe their child might be a good candidate must send a recent picture of the mother, contact information, and due date to the casting agency.
You can find more information and full contact details on the eBoss Canada website here!
Montreal's iconic Greenspot restaurant is selling hot dogs for $0.74 this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri institution says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Diner 74¢ Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC