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*Due to the impending weather, the open casting call for Harriet has been rescheduled. Please see further details below.
arvold. is excited to support Carol Grant Casting in seeking hundreds of actors and area residents for background and featured background roles in the upcoming feature film, Harriet. Richmond, Virginia and surrounding area residents are encouraged to attend one of the following open calls!
HARRIET OPEN CASTING CALL – RICHMOND
Saturday September 22, 2018
1:00pm to 4:00pm
1000 DMV Drive, Richmond, VA 23220
(Free Parking is available in the DMV Customer Service Center parking lot across the street at 2300 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23269)
HARRIET OPEN CASTING CALL – PETERSBURG
Sunday September 23, 2018
1:00pm to 4:00pm
The Exchange Building – 15 Bank Street, Petersburg, VA 23803
(Free Parking is available across the street as well as on the street.)
Casting is looking for Richmond, Virginia and surrounding area residents of all ages and ethnicities. The open calls will be focused on finding people with interesting, expressive faces that naturally fit into the pre-Civil War time period.
Casting is specifically seeking:
- African American men and women to play Philadelphia society, plantation slaves and abolitionists
- African American girls ages 4-10
- Caucasian men and women to play plantation owners, farmers and politicians
- Two sets of Caucasian (fraternal or identical) twin boys ages 10-12 and age 18 to play 16
- Stand-ins and photo doubles
The open casting call will consist of a brief talk with a member of the casting team and a photograph. No appointment is necessary, but a positive attitude and the ability to quietly wait are good traits to put to use when attending an open casting call. Acting experience is not necessary and if selected, compensation will be on the scale of other professional productions.
We invite everyone to pre-register to help expedite the open call process: www.carolgrantcasting.com/harriet2.html. Pre-registration is not mandatory but strongly encouraged. For more information and details, please call the Carol Grant Casting hotline: (323) 419-0202.
If you are unable to attend either open call please go ahead and pre-register, but check the box stating that you are unable to attend. Please know those who are able to attend in person will be in best consideration.
The feature film Harriet will be directed by Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou, Talk to Me) and is set to star Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple) and Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton). Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, and Clarke Peters also round out the cast. The film tells the story of Harriet Tubman, who helped free hundreds of slaves from the South after escaping from slavery herself in 1849. Filming will commence on October 8, 2018 in Richmond, VA and the surrounding area.
SAG-AFTRA members in good standing should bring their membership cards to enter a separate SAG-AFTRA line.
If you are not interested in background work but are interested in a speaking role, please submit according to the following instructions: http://arvold.com/casting-call/feature-film-harriet/
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