john marshall documentary – casting complete


arvold.casting is seeking actors in the MidAtlantic and Southeast regions for a documentary film casting in Richmond, VA.

Please follow the instructions below to be considered.

Documentary Film

Director: Leo Eaton
Producer: Lyn Reid
Production Company: Eaton Creative
Casting Director: Erica Arvold
Casting Associate: Madison Landis

Shoot Dates: Wednesday October 2, 2019 – Thursday October 3, 2019 plus one (1) day TBD in December, 2019 (for the role of JOHN MARSHALL)
Location: Richmond, VA region
Compensation: $500/day + 10% agency fee, if applicable.

We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race and ethnicity, age, color, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by law unless otherwise specifically indicated.

Please see photos for reference. Resemblance to these historical figures is encouraged.

[JOHN MARSHALL] Caucasian, male, 50s-60s. An American politician and lawyer who served as the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. LEAD. Photo attached.

[DANIEL WEBSTER] Caucasian, male, 40s. An American statesman who represented New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the United States Congress. Two speeches. Photo attached.

[LUTHER MARTIN] Caucasian, male, 60s-70s. One of the United States’ Founding Fathers, whose actions helped the passage of the Bill of Rights. Two speeches. Photo attached.

[CHARLES LEE] Caucasian, male, 50s. A general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. One speech. Photo attached.

[BENJAMIN BOTTS] Caucasian, male, 30s. Virginian lawyer and defense attorney in for Aaron Burr. One speech. Photo attached.

[WILLIAM PINKNEY] Caucasian, male, 50s. An American statesman and diplomat, appointed the seventh U.S. Attorney General. One speech. Photo attached.

[FRANCIS SCOTT KEY] Caucasian, male, 30s. An American lawyer, author, and amateur poet from Frederick, Maryland. One speech. Photo attached.

[JOHN BERRIEN] Caucasian, male, 40’s. A United States senator from Georgia and Andrew Jackson’s Attorney General. One speech. Photo attached.

If you are available and appropriate for this project, please select only ONE of the ways below to submit:

  • OPTION 1: If you have an agent, your agent may submit you for this project through Breakdown Express.
  • OPTION 2: If you have an Actors Access account, you may submit there.

NOTE: We greatly encourage all to submit via the options outlined above. Please know that we are phasing out our “old school” option 3 Gmail submission process. A vast majority of regional actors are now active members of professional sites such as Breakdown Express & Actors Access…hooray! We are impressed with the effort put forth in this region to embrace the industry standard software and process of submitting. And, bonus…with many projects currently filming in our region, we expect that your professional profile on the above sites will help expose you to more work (beyond our notices) as well.

  • OPTION 3: Only if you do not have an agent (or do not wish to use one for this project) and do not have an Actors Access account, follow the instructions below:
  1. Please fill in the form at the following link: John Marshall Documentary Submission Form
  2. Please send your headshot and acting resume (if any) in PDF format to [email protected].

Use the following SUBJECT HEADING for your submission (personalized to YOU):
Your First and Last Name, ROLE or ROLES, City, State, JM
For example: John Smith, JBENJAMIN BOTTS, FRANCIS SCOTT KEYS, Richmond, VA, JM

If you fill out the form, email your headshot & resume AND type the subject heading as instructed, your submission is considered complete!

Thank you for following our instructions. We will be holding auditions by appointment ONLY. Submitting does not guarantee you an audition, but it does put you in consideration for one. We are only able to respond to those submissions we select for auditions, but we sincerely appreciate your interest!



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