ISO: Male Models – African American, African Descent and Latino

ISO: Male Models – African American, African Descent and Latino

CASTING FOR MALE MODELS

One of our crew members is shooting an upcoming fashion film and looking for male models. Check below for all the details.
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“Post-Apocalyptic Monks Fashion Film”

 CASTING for short fashion film about post-apocalyptic monks featuring kimonos from Anitra Michelle HOMME collection for men. Shot on location in NYC.

LOOKING FOR: 5 LEAD African American/African Descent, Latino, MALE models/actors based in NYC. Age range 25-45. Must have athletic ability and agility. Experience with Taichi and martial arts a plus. These are non-speaking roles. All hair textures/body types, and height welcomed.  Auditions held the middle of July. Filming on location in October 2018.

Email headshots/picts if interested! …. FashionFilms@sewrakidane.com

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TIPS FOR CASTING SUCCESS

  • Send in a mix of professional and selfie shots. Let the casting director see your personality.
  • Send in at least one full body shot. If you’re going to be seen on screen, they want to see your full body.
  • Send in recent photos. I don’t know how many time people will send in a 5 year old headshot and turn up at the audition not looking anything like their former selves.
  • Don’t send in stuff that looks too risqué unless it calls for it. You don’t know what the casting director’s sensibilities are so don’t go there.
  • In your introduction email, be professional Say something like, “Hi, I’m John Smith. I saw your post and am submitting my photos. I’ve recently been featured in this mag, that short film and that web series. I also have experience in Tai Chi. I look forward to hearing from you.” If you have experience in something that the casting director is asking for, mention it in your introduction email.
  • If you have a large Instagram following include that in your introduction email. Say the same thing as above except include, “I have an IG following of 5k. I love to promote my casting / film projects on IG.” It makes a difference.
  • Include your cell phone in your introduction email.
  • If there is an open call, show up on time.
  • If you are called back, show up on time.

We’re including tips for success in our casting and contests because we want our team members to win. Good luck and if you get cast, let us know.

Peace.

**Our featured photos are of Black TV Film Crew member and Actor / Model Osei White, courtesy of his Instagram. You can find him here. **

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ATL Casting Call: Actresses, Singers, Dancers, Crew

ATL Casting Call: Actresses, Singers, Dancers, Crew

One of our crew members, Director, Nykieria Chaney,  is holding a casting call in Atlanta on Saturday, June 9 from 2 – 5 pm in Atlanta. She is looking for Actresses, Singers, Dancers and Crew. The open call will be held at 1237 Ralph Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310.

ATL ACTRESSES, DANCERS, SINGERS SHOW UP AT THIS CASTING CALL

The casting call is for Sistersong, National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. They are producing Autonomy: My Body, My Voice, My Future directed by Nykiera Chaney. 

By infusing the art of story telling, dance and music, Autonomy takes audiences on a journey through the lives of people of color making decisions about their bodies, their sexuality, their families and their lives while also navigating racism, respectability politics, and reproductive oppression. Autonomy reminds us that we all have a story to tell and that there is power in our stories that can heal and transform. Autonomy is SisterSong’s first theatrical performance created through the Artists United for Reproductive Justice Project that seeks to use art across different mediums to amplify reproductive justice issues in order to educate, reduce stigma and shift culture. 

With the importance of reproductive justice issues, this is a project that is sure to gain steam and attention. 

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Casting Call & Audition Tips:

  1. Be energetic. Nothing says you’re more deserving of an opportunity than having a great attitude. 
  2. Be yourself. Allow your personality to shine through. Too often in auditions, we see lines and line

    This is Gabrielle, a ATL based actress. We worked with her on one of our productions. Great personality!

    s of people but no one stands out. Often times people don’t stand out because they are trying to be like someone else. Be yourself. There’s only one you. 

  3. Be on time. This audition is from 2pm – 5pm. Please show up before 4:59. We often block ourselves from opportunities because we simply did not show up. 
  4. Do some preliminary research on reproductive justice issues. I’m always impressed when actors know more about a role than what’s on the page. Do a simple google search and allow your interest in this project to shine through.
  5. Believe in yourself. Claim this. Own this opportunity. Believe that it is already yours. 

If you secure one of the roles, please let us know. We want to celebrate our members progress. So be sure to send us photos! 

Crew members, you can show up at the casting call as well, but it’d be great if you could send your resume for the production to NDCProdInfo@gmail.com in advance. Keep me in the loop. 

Yasmin

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Casting: African American Actors Needed

Casting: African American Actors Needed

African American Actors looking for a break

African American actors are needed. And, we are pleased to announce that one of our crew members is currently casting for a indie short film project in Los Angeles that will be shooting in May. This is a paid opportunity and will shoot 1 – 2 days.

This casting call is looking for two youthful looking African American females in the 18 – 30 year old range and one youthful looking African American male in the 18-30 year old range.

Send a two minute monologue to apt207production@gmail.com by May 7th, 2018.

Please include that you were referred by Black TV Film Crew. Apply as soon as you can!

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African American Actors

Actress Vernika Eshay Rowe. This photo is courtesy @Venika_Eshay_Rowe Instagram

For African American Actors – A Few Words of Advice

I watched Kerry Washington on television the other night. She told Jimmy Kimmel about auditioning for her role on Scandal. She stated that many of her friends thought the role was for them and that she didn’t believe her audition went well. But, she went anyway. It was probably discouraging to hear friends say, “The role was written just for me,” and think to yourself, “Well that means the role isn’t mine.” No one knows who is going to get the role, but the person who doesn’t show up, will never get the role.

It was strange to her Kerry talk about being somewhat insecure about the role when she clearly became Olivia Pope in every sense of the word. All of us deal with doubts and fears from time to time, keep going anyway. Every one questions themselves, but every with a little doubt in your head, claim a victory. Talk positively to yourself and watch your life change.

At Black TV Film Crew, we know a lot of actors are out there looking for a break. This may be yours.

Don’t give up and just keep going.

Final note for those needing motivation:

We recently started a Pinterest page to help keep us motivated and remind us of all the talented black folks all over the world. If you’re on Pinterest, let’s connect.

(Feature photo published courtesy of @Lesliedapwatda’s instagram)