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Kira Bursky - We're Ok.jpgWe're OK is a combination live action and animated tale of an 18 year old girl suffering from depression.  She has decided to kill herself.  In this fantasy drama we will see what's going on inside of Delilah and the part of herself she presents to her friends and family.

Kira Bursky will be directing.  Kira is well known here as an exceptional creative mind with several films in her catalogue as well as being a musician and songwriter.

Check out the Kickstarter campaign for We're Okay and help fund a film that will not only be entertaining but give some insight into teen depression and sexuality.





Kira ABYFM1.jpgKira Bursky is a talented young lady, filmmaker, and musician.  I always look forward to finding out what comes next from her.  She splits her time between home in Ahseville, NC and Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.  A boarding high school where she is in the Motion Pictures Arts program.

Kira has just directed and completed her short film Clean which was made for the Asheville 48 Hour Film Project and won the award for Best Cinematography.   Recently I had the opportunity to talk with her about the film and some of her other work.  Find out what what she has to say below.

Kira Bursky - Fool's Paradise

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Kira Bursky.jpg"Tell me a story!" as the character in Sleepyhead might say.  Kira Bursky can do just that.  With a wonderful sense of style she can weave a tale on film that is sure get your attention.  She spends her summers in Asheville, North Carolina and the rest of the year at school in Interlochen, Michigan where she attends the Interlochen Academy of the Arts.  Often working with fellow filmmaker Mida Chu there.  They have made several films together and have won some awards at festivals with them.

"We both have distinct styles, but when we collaborate we create an almost seemingly new style: the IA Production style I guess one could say. We both recognize that there are some things that we cannot co-direct, but even when that sort of situation occurs (for instance, for our film "Johnny Boy" I directed, he DP'ed), the other person will DP or help out in some sort of large capacity."


Fool's Paradise is her latest and she's producing this one with her production company All Around Artsy.  Check out the Kickstarter campaign video and trailer below.   Help Kira get Fool's Paradise into as many festivals as possible.

Fool's Paradise Lead Roles:
Lu - David Dietrich
Mara - Aislin Freya Pax
The Father - Richard Camuto
Marcy - Crystal Craven

Casting Call: Survivor

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Open casting calls for the CBS reality series Survivor.  
Ozzy Lusth at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, May 20,...

Ozzy Lusth - Current Season Contestant  (Public Domain Image via Wikipedia)


Checklist:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • If you have applied for previous season you must apply again.
  • Bring ID.
  • Be prepared to be filmed.


Friday, December 2 , 2011
5:30pm - 8:00 pm
Snoqualmie Casino (Ballroom)
37500 SE North Bend Way
Snoqualmie, Washington
(425) 888-1234

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
4:00 pm -7:00 pm
MJR Westland Grand Digital Cinema 16
6800 N. Wayne Rd.
Westland, Michigan
(248) 355-7000


Friday, December 16th
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hill Country Galleria Amphitheater
12700 Hill Counrty Blvd.
Bee Cave, Texas



Whitney Houston appearing at the O2 arena, Lon...

Whitney Houston (Image by Egghead06  via Wikipedia)

Ryan Hill Casting is seeking extras for the feature length movie Sparkle.  Needed are African-Americans to play enlisted men.

This is a remake of the film by the same name made in 1976 that was inspired by The Supremes singing group.  Starring Whitney Houston and American Idol winnerJordin Sparks.

Checklist:
  • Must be able to work all day November 7th, 8th, and 9th.
  • Send recent picture.
  • Include contact information.
  • Submit clothing sizes.


Send the information listed above to:
SparkleMovieCasting@gmail.com

Put "Military Men" in the subject line.

   

Casting Extras: Sparkle - Michigan

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American Idol winner Jordin Sparks performs at...

Jordin Sparks (Public Domain Image via Wikipedia)

Ryan Hill Casting is seeking extras for the feature length movie Sparkle.  They will need over 3,000 extras for this movie.  Filming will span 6 weeks in October and November.

This is a remake of the film by the same name made in 1976 inspired by The Supremes singing group.  It will be starring Whitney Houston and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks.


Email a recent picture, contact information, and clothing sizes to:
SparkleMovieCasting@gmail.com

Put "Sparkle Extra" in the subject line.












   

Casting Call: Figure - Michigan

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Michigan entrance sign

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Sleep Tight Entertainment is casting for the upcoming feature film Figure.  Filming will take place in and around Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan.  SAG (fully paid) applicants will be considered first but non-union talent is encouraged to apply.


Figure is about a mysterious man dressed in white that focuses on a certain group of teenagers as he murders members of the community.  Richard Pryor Jr. has been cast in the film.


Roles:
  • John: Caucasian male around 10 or 11 any size, any shape. 
  • Gina's Father: Caucasian male early to mid 40's any size, any shape.
  • Gina's Sister: Caucasian female around 7 or 8 any size, any shape.
  • Vanessa's Mother: Caucasian female late 30's early 40's small to medium build.
  • Mrs. Mitchel (Teacher): 40's, 50's, 60's race open any size, any shape. 
  • Brenda: Race and age open. Any size any Shape.
  • Prison Guard: African-American male in his 20's. Good physical shape.
  • Hospital Police Guard: Race open 20's to early 30's. Good phsical shape.
  • Party Girl: African-American female 20's any size any shape. 
  • There are also several nurse, police officer, and people on street 1 line roles available. Race, age, size and shape open.

Email headshot, body shot, and resume' to:

  • Put the role you are applying for in the subject line.
  • If you have a demo video you can email that also.
  • You must email all the information asked for.  If you email a link to the information you will not be considered for a role.
  • Auditions will be later this month. Date, time, and place to be determined.

   
A bauble on a Christmas tree.

Image by Kris De Curtis  via Wikipedia

Auditions are open for A Christmas Store - The Musical.    A story of a boy who wants a BB gun fro Christmas and it's all he can think about.

Based on the humorist Jean Shepherd's novel "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash," this is a Tribute to the Original, Traditional, One-Hundred-Percent, Red-Blooded, Two-Fisted, All-American Christmas. 


Wanted are boys and girls ages 8 - 14 that can sing, dance, and act.

This is a touring show  beginning in Chicago, Illinois; then Hershey, Pennsylvania; Detroit, Michigan; Raleigh, North Carolina; Tampa, Florida  and then returning to Chicago..





WIKI MUNCHKIN 2

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Casting extras for "Oz: The Great and Powerful" in Pontiac, Michigan.  Disney Studios is needing men and women 4' 7" or shorter to play munchkins in the movie

Information needed:
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Coat, neck, and sleeve size.
  • Waist and inseam size.
  • Shoe size
  • Height 
  • Weight
  • Bust and hip size for females.
  • Age
  • Phone number
  • Place of residence
  • Availability even if for just one day.

Submit photos, measurements, and contact information to:

or

Mail to:
Oz Extras Casting
P.O. Box 729
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303.

   
Light source Piazza Luigi de Paoli in Goioerê.

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Auditions for The Light in the Piazza will take place this Saturday from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  The auditions are for equity and non-equity actors.

Performance dates are September 1st through September 18th.


Checklist:
  • Prepare 16 bars of a classical musical theater or opera piece
  • A second 16 bar piece in case you are asked to sing again.
  • Bring sheet music..
  • A 1 minute monologue.
  • Headshot and resume' stapeled together.
  • List of conflicts for rehearsals through the end of the performances.


Roles:

Margaret Johnson - An elegant, self-possessed, practical and attractive American woman in middle age, speaks with an upper class Southern accent, strong actress, legit soprano.

Clara Johnson - Margaret's twenty-six-year-old daughter, young and naïve for her age, has a very mild Southern accent, soprano.

Fabrizio Naccarelli - A twenty-year-old, good-looking and charming Florentine, speaks Italian and Engish with an Italian accent, should be comfortable appearing shirtless on stage, legit tenor.

Giuseppe Naccarelli - Fabrizio's slightly older brother, speaks Italian only, his relationship with Franca is strained, baritone.

Margaret Johnson - An elegant, self-possessed, practical and attractive American woman in middle age, speaks with an upper class Southern accent, strong actress, legit soprano.

Clara Johnson - Margaret's twenty-six-year-old daughter, young and naïve for her age, has a very mild Southern accent, soprano.

Margaret Johnson - An elegant, self-possessed, practical and attractive American woman in middle age, speaks with an upper class Southern accent, strong actress, legit soprano.

Clara Johnson - Margaret's twenty-six-year-old daughter, young and naïve for her age, has a very mild Southern accent, soprano.

Fabrizio Naccarelli - A twenty-year-old, good-looking and charming Florentine, speaks Italian and Engish with an Italian accent, should be comfortable appearing shirtless on stage, legit tenor.

Giuseppe Naccarelli - Fabrizio's slightly older brother, speaks Italian only, his relationship with Franca is strained, baritone.

Franca Naccarelli - Guiseppe's wife, speaks Italian and English with an Italian accent, doubts Giuseppe's faithfulness, legit soprano.

Signor Naccarelli - Fabrizio's father, handsome with a slightly dominating personality, speaks Italian and English with an Italian accent, strong actor, baritone.

Signora Naccarelli - Fabrizio's mother, speaks Italian only, though she does speak directly to the audience in one scene in which she speaks perfect English, mezzo.

Roy Johnson - Margaret's husband, a successful business man who runs his family the way he runs his business, will double as a Florentine in ensemble numbers.

Priest - middle aged or older, speaks in Italian only, tudors Clara in her Catholic conversion.

Ensemble - Men and women of any age, strong singers, to play various roles including Priests, Tour Guide, Florentines, etc.
i - A twenty-year-old, good-looking and charming Florentine, speaks Italian and Engish with an Italian accent, should be comfortable appearing shirtless on stage, legit tenor.


Audition:
Saturday, June 18th
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
The Encore Musical Theatre Company
ATT: Steve DeBruyne
3126 Broad St.
Dexter Michigan




If you are unable to attend this audition,  email a headshot and resume' as well as any video/sound clips to Steve DeBruyne:


Or mail a headshot and resume to:

The Encore Musical Theatre Company
ATT: Steve DeBruyne
3126 Broad St.
Dexter MI, 48130


More info:



   
Dillon at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

Matt Dillon (Image by Georges Biard via Wikipedia)

Extras needed for Freaky Deaky, a movie about a couple of bomb making radicals from the 60s.  Filming begins June 27th for about 7 weeks.

Brendan Fraser, Matt Dillon, Sienna Miller, William H. Macy, and Craig Robinson have been cast to star in the movie.


Paid Roles:
  • Pool party people.
  • Cops
  • Wealthy Charity Donors

Extras must have 1974 look.

To apply send resume' and recent photo with your 1974 look to:

Put the role you are applying for in the subject line.

   
Mila Kunis at the 2009 Comic Con in San Diego.

Mila Kunis (Image by Gage Skidmor via Wikipedia)

An open call for extras for the movie OZ: The Great and Powerful will be held in Pontiac, Michigan next weekend.  A prequel to The Wizard of OZ it will star James Franco as Oz the wizard along with Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michele Williams, and Zach Braff.


Call for extras 18 and older:
Bring non returnable photo and contact information.

Saturday, June 11th
11:00 am until 4:00 pm
Raleigh Michigan Studios
1999 Centerpoint Parkway
Pontiac, Michigan

General Information Hotline:
310.225.5196



Sewing tools

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Ran across this article on Bernadine Vida, a costume designer from Redford, Michigan.  

Find out what Bernadine's been doing in this piece by Sharon Dargay: Sew Amazing

Need a costume designer? Check out Bernadine's webpage at:


   
Cropped screenshot of Judy Garland from the tr...

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"OZ" is looking for extras for this new movie that is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz.

James Franco, Rachel Weisz, and Mila Kunis have reportedly signed on for lead roles.  Set construction has begun and filming is to start is July.

Currently needing:
  • People that are 4'10" or shorter.  Male/female 18 years or older.
  • People that are 6'8" to 7' tall. Male/female 18 years or older.



Send submissions with picture, name, and phone number to:


   

West Michigan Youth Symphony Auditions - Muskegon, MI

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Orchestra of the 18th Century

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Musicians are needed for the 2011-2012 season of the West Michigan Youth Symphony.  Open auditions will be on Friday, May 5th from 5-7 p.m.and again on Saturday, May 6th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Sixth graders to college sophomores who take part in a school music program will qualify for the positions, and some will be eligible for college credit.  Auditions will be held at:

Muskegon Community College
221 South Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI 49442


Call 231-726-3231 ext. 35 or email youth@westmichigansymphony.org to schedule your audition.  Also, be sure to review the requirements before arriving.
http://westmichigansymphony.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Audition-Requirements1.pdf