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“For the Love of Money” Casting Call for Indie Film

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Audition for Actors, Actresses, Musicians and Models

Legacy Entertainment Media Group, an independent film group, seeking actors for the film, “For the Love of Money”. The movie will begin filming in mid January. Open auditions will be held in Southfield, MI on a first come first serve basis.

Plot:

A gritty urban tell about drugs, money and redemption. The story follows Tequila as he attempts to sever ties with the criminal underworld. But on his journey he is forced to complete one more job that could potentially change his life for the better, or seal his fate. Along this road to redemption Tequila encounters some of the city’s most dangerous men, whose greed will lead to all out war on the streets.

Audition Details:

Friday December 28th, 2012 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday December 29th, 2012 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

17348 W. 12 Mile
Suite 202
Southfield, MI 48076

Available Roles:

  • TEQUILA: (African American Male. Mid 20’s to Early 30’s) Leader of a Detroit gang who has gotten in too deep with a local Mexican gang. After the unsolved murder of his cousin, he becomes more introspective on his own life & decides to leave the underworld. But before he can do that, he must help the Mexican gang rip off a Middle Eastern drug shipment to pay off a debt & have enough money to make a run for it. (Very cautious, almost fidgety. He’s uncomfortable as a gangster, and we see him in numerous situations where he must put up a façade of killer, so people will not question his authority.)
  • THE PACKAGE: (Middle Eastern Male. Late 20’s to Mid 30’s) A Middle Eastern chemist who was sent to America to chemically improve the quality of drugs on the east coast of the US. His destination is New York, but because of security measures at JFK airport; he flies in to Detroit to meet a convoy that will drive him to NYC. But when his convoy decides to double cross him, he must fight for his life. (Quiet, patient, extremely observant. He pretends to know less than what he does.)
  • LT. BAUER: (Caucasian Male. Late 30’s to Early 50’s) A hard boiled narcotics detective whose unorthodox policing methods have recently caught up with him. After numerous failed attempts to bring down the local Mexican gang utilizing undercover officers, he deploys a series of raids on their drug houses to weaken their foundation. (Divorced, beaten down. He is extremely sarcastic, off putting, talks down to a lot of people & generally an asshole. Somewhere along the line he lost his way.)
  • STYLES: (African American Male. Early 30’s to Early 40’s) Cousin of Tequila, mid-level drug dealer in his own right. Entrepreneur who invests in other legit businesses such as car washes & barbershops as a way to clean up drug money. (Flamboyant, ambitious, charismatic, playboy. He’s the total opposite of Tequila.)
  • NITTY: (African American Male. Mid 20’s to Early 30’s) Second in command over Tequila’s gang. He often questions Tequila’s passiveness & loyalty to the Mexican gang who cheats them out of money. This causes a division in their gang. When Nitty finds out about the Mexican’s plot to rip off the Middle Eastern’s drug shipment, he devises his own scheme to rip off the Mexicans without Tequila’s permission. (Callous, Jealous, Grumpy. He often acts with bravado to impress people & provide a false sense of security for his fragile emotions.)
  • MANNY: (African American Male. Mid 20’s to Early 30’s) Leader of a local gang of thieves, who were recently hired to rob the drug houses of the Mexican gang. He has grown out of the life of crime. He’s pulling together these various strings of robberies to make enough money so he can retire. (Charismatic, intelligent, tactful, militant.)
  • ISABELLA: (African American/Bi Racial Female. Early to Mid-20’s) A dancer at one of the local clubs Tequila’s crew owns. She is Tequila’s girlfriend, the love of Manny’s life, and the object of Nitti’s affection. Each man wants Isabella to run away with them. She is in love with them all. This love “triangle” will complicate the relations of all parties involved, as a result causing dire consequences. But at the end of the day her own self-preservation trumps any feelings she has for them. (Smart, Ambitious, Realist.)
  • NESS: Any Race. Male. Mid 20’s to Mid 30’s) Assassin hired to murder Manny’s crew. (Self-proclaimed movie buff, sarcastic, funny)
  • MALONE: (Any Race. Male. Mid 20’s to Mid 30’s) Assassin hired to murder Manny’s crew. Exactly like his partner Ness, yet they constantly debate over everything. (Self-proclaimed movie buff, sarcastic.)
  • VITO: (African American Male. Mid 20’s to Early 30’s) Apart of Manny’s gang. (Loyal, Charismatic)
  • PONY: (African American Male. Mid 20’s to Early 30’s) Apart of Manny’s gang. (Hot head, Gung Ho)
  • COUNTRY: (African American Male. Mid 20’s to Early 30’s) Apart of Manny’s gang.
  • REECE: (African American Male. Early 20’s to Early 30’s) Apart of Tequila’s gang.
  • SOSA: (African American Male. Early 20’s to Early 30’s) Apart of Tequila’s gang. He runs a lot of the legitimate business.
  • SANTANA: (Latin American male. Early to Mid-20’s) A local thug apart of the Mexican Gang who is trying make a name for himself. He comes up with a scheme to steal a shipment of Middle Eastern drugs. (A young, foolish, pretentious drug dealer. Like Nitti, he uses his bravado to make up for his lack of moral worth.)
  • ESCO: (Latin American male. Early to Mid-20’s) SANTANA’s right hand man. He’s the epitome of a Yes Man & 2 bit criminal.
  • HASAN: (Middle Eastern Male. Early to Late 20’s) Nephew of one of the Middle Eastern gang bosses, and in charge of the convoy to get “The Package” from Detroit to New York, however he is fed up with having to do the dirty work for the Middle Eastern Gang Bosses overseas. Like Santana, he calculates a plan to rip off the new drug shipment as well. (Calculated, Clever, Meticulous)
  • ALI: (Middle Eastern Male. Early to Late 20’s) Hasan’s right hand man. He has a mole working inside the Mexican gang, that he uses as a pawn to stop their efforts. (Ostentatious, foolish, wannabe)
  • MR. DEPALMA: (Any Race Female. Late 30’s to Mid 40’s) Works for Internal Affairs; assigned to investigate Lt. Bauer. (Stern, Cunning, Unrelenting)
  • MR. RIDLEY: (Any Race Male. Early 30’s to Mid 40’s) DePalma’s partner.
  • SPECIAL AGENT SIMMONS: (Any Race Female – Early 20’s to Mid 30’s) Works for the FBI who are investigating the Middle Eastern Gang.
  • SPECIAL AGENT CARTER: (Any Race Male – Mid 40’s to Late 60’s) Special Agent Simmons Partner.
  • MIAMI: Any Race Female. Early 20’s to Early 30’s) Isabella’s best friend. (loyal, supportive, fool for love.)

Compensation:

These are non paid roles. Food and IMDB credit will be provided

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, just attend the audition on either day. To expedite audition process it is encouraged to email pictures and online demo reels to: fortheloveofmoneymovie@gmail.com

“Brand New Funk” Casting for Movie Musical

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Cornbread Productions Casting Call

Cornbread Productions is casting singers and actresses for the movie musical, “Brand New Funk”. This movie traces the evolution of Black music from Be-bop-to Hip. Shooting will take place in metro Detroit.

Available Roles:

  • Singers/Actresses: Female, ages 18-30. Singers will be part of Supremes-style group in the movie. No rappers please!

Compensation:

These are not paid roles. Film is low-budget so needed singer/actors willing to work for experience.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your headshots and resume to: cbreadproductions@yahoo.com

Casting Singers for Be-bop to Hip-hop Musical

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Cornbread Productions Auditions for Singers

Cornbread Productions (CBP) looking for female singers, 18+ for inclusion in musical which traces the roots of African American music from be-bop to hip-hop. Auditions are on-going until the 5 main roles are filled. If chosen, singers will work in groups as well as a solo act.  Looking for singers in the Metro Detroit area.

Available Roles:

  • Singers: (Female, African American, ages 18+) Be-bop and hip-hop. Must be able to sing, not just look cute on microphone!

Compensation:

No compensation at this time, but applicants will be given preference on signings if/when soundtrack of project is released.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your headshot, resume any links to: cbreadproductions@yahoo.com

Casting Polka Band for “Spunky Airlines” Episode

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Flintstone Productions Casting Call

Spunky Airlines

Flintstone Productions, working out of Flint, is looking for a Polka band to make an appearance in their upcoming episode of “Spunky Airlines”. Expect to be shooting for about 3 hours on July 7th or 8th. Send us what you’ve got and let us know if you are ready to Polka!

Plot:

Spunky Airlines is a very sexy outrageous comedy about a group of hilarious characters that takes place at a dysfunctional airline. This sit-com will keep you soaring with laughter from take off to landing.

Available Roles:

  • Polka Band: Authentic Polka band. We need you in your Octoberfest Best of Lederhosen with instruments in hand!

Compensation:

These are not paid roles.

How to Apply:

This casting call is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who applied.

Firefly Films Casting Call for Music Video

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Casting African American Boy

FireFly Films Crew Call

Firefly Films is looking to cast a young male actor for a music video. Filming is scheduled for April 25th and April 26th.

Available Roles:

1 Boy: African American, ages 14-15. Must be able to hip hop and sing well – no exceptions!

Compensation:

No pay, but an excellent opportunity, will receive credit and be feed on set.

How to Apply:

This casting call is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who applied.

Enter Stage Right Auditions for “Will On The Water 2012″

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Casting Actors, Musicians and Singers

Enter Stage Right Casting Call

Enter Stage Right announces auditions for “Will On The Water 2012″ – a two day “user friendly Shakespeare festival” in the city of St. Clair. This third year of the festival will include scenes and soliloquies from Shakespeare’s plays during the festival, August 11th and 12th. Dramatic performances and music from the Consort singers will take place in Palmer Park on the river, while townspeople, heralds, town criers and jesters will entertain in Palmer Park and Riverview Plaza. The Consort will prepare and perform under the direction of Festival Musical Director John Unger. “We want to give participants a sense of what a summer day would have been like in London in 1599” says Elaine Schatzline-Behr, Festival Director. “His theatre was very popular because it was very entertaining.” Short performances will run through the day, with music, games, crafts, food and a variety of items for sale. It’s a family friendly environment with good food, good fun and a taste of something you can’t find anywhere else. The event is sponsored by the city of St. Clair and the Blue Water Arts Committee.

SHAKESPEARE SCENE AUDITIONS (PLAYERS)

The Players auditions are open to all who love Shakespeare, performance or summer festivals and wish to come play with Enter Stage Right. Preference in casting will be given to accomplished actors, but anyone is welcome who is willing to train and rehearse.

Available Roles:

  • We will be casting Players for the Shakespeare scenes on The Globe stage, Heralds and Town Criers for the Globe and the surrounding fairground, Jesters and Townspeople for staffing games, activities and the market place.

Auditions Details (Shakespeare Scene):

April 28th and 29th from 2-5pm at the Acheson Community Resource Center, 516 McMorran Blvd, Port Huron.

MUSIC GROUP AUDITIONS (CONSORT)

The Consort is open to those trained and untrained musicians who love to sing and/or play instruments (strings, guitar, flute, trumpet, recorder, drums, etc.). The Consort Choir will be limited to 25 singers (S/A/T/B) performing Elizabethan Era madrigals, fun/folk tunes, ballads, and troubadour style pub songs. Any unaccompanied audition piece is acceptable. Period music (late 16th C., early 17th C.) recommended. The Court Singers will be open to 8 to 10 experienced voices (3S/3A/2T/2B) who will perform several intricate ‘period’ madrigals sung a cappella. This select group also will learn the Consort music.

Audition Details (Music Group):

Friday, May 11, from 6-9PM and Saturday, May 12, from 2-5PM at Faith Lutheran Church

Compensation:

These are not paid roles:

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying and would like to reserve an audition time, please send an email to: reed_stewart@comcast.net

NOTE: For Players, please prepare a one minute monologue from Shakespeare, or a three minute, two person scene from Shakespeare, if you wish to audition with a friend. Bring your calendar to auditions to enable you to completely fill out the audition form. Walk-ins are welcome, but we would DEEPLY appreciate reservations for an audition time.

For more information and a list of suggested audition pieces visit: www.willonthewater.org

“Project X” Casting Ensemble Actors for Musical

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Casting Call for Kid Actors

Casting two young male actors for the musical, “Project X”. Talent must be in driving distance from Berkley, MI and willing to make a commitment. Rehearsals are typically on Thursdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. We are currently looking at several dates for next year. Try and have an open calendar.

Plot:

“Project X” is a new musical centering around 4 teenagers entering middle school. Realizing that middle school isn’t just about what it appears to be, they scramble to fit in and lose track of what’s really important. This show tackles difficult subjects such as Popularity, Peer Pressure, Betrayal and Staying True to Yourself. Now, they must make a choice between the Friends they always wanted-or the Friends they’ve always had.

This smash hit musical premiered November 10th to audience approval, and went on to play to 80 people. This is a teen written show. By themselves, these teens have assembled a 9 person cast with 5 original songs with dance, and have been featured in the news several times and have been recognized by Broadway stars. The show has been a great success, with Standing Ovations both nights. From 7 to 70 year olds, “Project X” warms the heart and captures each audience member it encounters. People laugh, cry and applaud at this musical. This show is entirely original.

Available Roles:

  • Brenton U/S/Male Ensemble: (Lead role) Male, ages 12-15. After being betrayed from his best friend, Brenton is determined to win back Max’s friendship. Although geeky, gets tons of laughs; funny. Needs to be seen as adorable an innocent to the audience – not intimidating. (Must sing and act well and have limited dance ability.)
  • Ricky U/S/Male Ensemble: (Lead role) Male, Caucasian, ages 12-16. The cool guy of KBS. Attractive. Think pretty boy. Suave, slick and smooth-Ricky uses Max, the lead, to do stuff for him while he gets enjoyment out of it. Trish, the female lead is in love with Ricky, but the feeling is not mutual. Must be handsome and at least 5-4. (Must sing and act well and have limited dance ability.)
  • Male Ensemble: Students and faculty members of ‘K. Bettner.’ Handsome, fresh-faced.

Compensation:

These are not paid roles.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying please email your resume and headshots to: theatrical100@gmail.com

NOTE: Please include the role you are applying for in the subject line of your email. NO ONE SOURCE TALENT or EXPLORE TALENT!

Casting Models & Actors for “Akhil” Music Video Shoot

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Casting Call for Female Talent

Casting female models for an Akhil music video shoot filming Thursday, April 12th in Novi by director Dave Maxwell. Scenes will be filmed in 4-8 hours.

Available Roles:

  • 2 Lead Female Models: (Female, open ethnicity, ages 18+)
  • 8-10 Model Extras: (Female, open ethnicity, ages 18+)

NOTE: Models would need to wear all white attire for the projection scene where clouds will be cast onto their white outfits. ((bring options for different looks)

Compensation:

These are unpaid roles but will receive credit and digital copy of video.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying please email your resume and a minimum of 2 photos (1 headshot, 1 full-length) to: Nickpren@yahoo.com

NOTE: We will reply to applicants with further information and details of casting, shooting location(s), these roles are unpaid. Professionalism is expected. No experience is necessary, but highly preferred.

Casting Actors Experienced with Instruments for Feature Film

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Casting Call for “Sparkle” Extras

"Sparkle" Extras Casting Call

Ryan Hill is looking to cast men and women who have real experience playing instruments for the feature film “Sparkle”. Talent will be needed all day/night on Tuesday, November 15th and Wednesday, November 16th in Detroit.

Available Roles: (updated)

Looking for Caucasian men and women, age 21-55 for all roles below. You must have experience playing the instrument.

  • Drums
  • Timpani
  • Rhodes Electric Piano
  • Hammond Organ
  • Percussion
  • Electric Bass
  • Guitar/Electric Guitar
  • Tambourine
  • 6 Trumpets
  • 4 Trombones
  • 3 French Horns
  • 6 Violins
  • 4 Violas
  • 2 Cellos

Compensation:

These are paid roles.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying please email a recent photo, your complete contact information and the instrument you can play to: sparklemoviecasting@gmail.com

NOTE: Please include “Finale Band” in the subject line of your email.

Bass Player Casting Call for “Sparkle” Bands (Detroit, MI)

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Casting Call for Male Bass Player Role

"Sparkle" Extras Casting Call

Ryan Hill is casting an African American actor to play a bass player for the feature film “Sparkle”. You do not have to be an actual bass player to apply for this role but must be able to at least fake playing the bass. Talent will be needed for a costume fitting today, Thursday, November 3rd or Friday, November 4th between 1:00pm and 4:00pm in Detroit. You must also be available for the shoot days on November 7th, 8th, 9th and 11th.

Available Roles:

  • Bass Player: African American, male, age 18+. (This is all about the look. Need a guy with some hair, but not too much hair. No braids or dreads. No shaved heads. You do not have to be an actual bass player.)

Compensation:

This is a paid role.

How to Apply:

This casting call is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.