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Casting Call: Unity Studios / Lifton Institute Feature Film


Subject: Casting Call: Unity Studios / Lifton Institute Feature Film

The Lifton Institute for Media Skills is casting for a feature film being produced by Unity Studios. Please submit a headshot and resume as requested for each character.

Casting starts immediately.

Daily rate for each role.

The Lifton Institute is shooting a feature length action/thriller December 10-16, 2009 and January 5-22, 2010, crewed by our Fall students.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

LONNY: (Approx 16 Days of shooting) 21, born and raised in Lincoln Park, MI. His good looks and “Bad Boy”, charm got him through high school. He went to work at the Ford Wixom plant until it closed. He has always used any means and anyone to get what he wants. While outside his favorite bar, he noticed the armored truck at bank and a plan was formed. He bought drinks for a bank teller to get information. When he ran out of money, he bummed from Earl and a partnership was born.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Lonny@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Lonny – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

EARL: (Approx 12 Days of shooting) 26, born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. Graduated high school and went to work in the paper mill. Enlisted in the National Guard and was called up to Iraq. Served 2 tours and was discharged due to personal hardship when his parents were killed in a traffic accident. To make matters worse his wife left him and took all their money while he was in Iraq. He moved north when the paper mill closed to live with a cousin in Allen Park, MI. and work at a distribution warehouse.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Earl@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Earl – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

TERRENCE BLACKWOOD: (Approx 7 Days of shooting) 70, born backstage on Broadway to magician parents. He soon became the third member of the act. He toured the world on USO shows during WWII. He made a name for himself in the nightclub era of the ‘50s. He continued doing performances throughout the world until the mid-90’s.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Blackwood@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Blackwood – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

MIA: (Approx 7 Days of shooting) 22, a free spirit, rebellious, non-conformant, not unbalanced… but emotionally teetering. Her mother was Blackwood’s assistant and was killed in a trick gone wrong. Blackwood took her in… but she feels trapped by him, especially when she’s off her meds. Performs a simulated love scene with Lonny, no nudity.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Mia@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Mia – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

STEVENS: (Approx 7 Days of shooting) 30’s, attractive, but hard-edged. She’s getting tired of the “politics” of being a Detective. She’s looking for a way to retire early on the shores of an island.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Stevens@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Stevens – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

WOMAN: (Approx 1 Day of shooting) 30-40, sultry soccer mom who wants danger rather than her secretary job. Performs a simulated love scene with Lonny, no nudity.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Woman@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Woman – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

NICK: (Approx 1 Day of shooting) 40’s, spoiled frat boy who never quite grew up.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Nick@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Nick – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

JIM: (Approx 1 Day of shooting) 40’s, “wannabe” frat followed who’s trying to retain his youth.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Jim@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Jim – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

JESSIE: (Approx 1 Day of shooting) 20’s, disheveled wiry junkie, scattered, but notices things.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Jessie@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Jessie – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

THUG: (Approx 1 Day of shooting) Late 20’s, Rough & tough.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Thug@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Thug – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

MAGICIAN: (Approx 1 Day of shooting) 20-30 Street hustler, attempts at class come off slick.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Magician@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Magician – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

KID: (Approx 1 Day of shooting) 12, over protected.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Kid@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Kid – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

MOM: (Approx 1 Day of shooting) 30’s, over protective.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Mom@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Mom – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

TEEN: (Approx 1 Day of shooting) 18, smart ass.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Teen@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Teen – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

CABBIE: (Approx 1 Day of shooting) 40-50, Gets pushed around.

eMail a PDF attachment of headshot and resume to Cabbie@MichiganActorsGuide.com
In the Subject put: Cabbie – [Actors Name]
In the Message Body: Include your Name, eMail Address & Cell Phone Number

All submissions are to be emailed as stated for each character. NO WALK INS!

The Lifton Institute for Media Skills started with a simple idea: create meaningful jobs in the film and television trades. We accomplish this by providing skilled and unskilled out-of-work labor and students the guidance of experienced instructors. We then provide extensive hands-on experience using the same tools, stages and timeframes as the profession they are studying. It is an educational philosophy that reaches across all of our programs.

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