FEATURE FILM SELMA – FLORIDA AUDITIONS
The new Paramount Pictures MLK Feature Film “Selma” is holding auditions for speaking roles & lead roles – The film is produced by Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt and Christian Coulson.
Shoots in Atlanta and Alabama mid May
accepting union and non union for LEAD ROLES & supporting roles.
this is ONLY for SELF-REPORT talents !
“The drama follows MLK’s landmark 1965 voting rights campaign, which is regarded as the peak of the civil rights movement.”
This is a movie produced by major names, Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt and Christian Coulson.
please DO NOT submit if you cannot fill the following requirements:
1- commitment to relocate ON YOUR OWN to either of the two locations, for the length of time that your role shoots.
2-pro headshot – if you don’t have a recent one,
we will take one at casting.
3-great acting resume, list work, workshops, etc.
4-demo reel – can be previous work done, self demo, etc.
Sides are available to several roles, kids and adults.
ESPECIALLY LOOKING FOR ACTORS WITH STRONG THEATER
AND FILM CREDITS FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
We are setting up casting, on Sat. April 26 and Sat May 3
at our studio in Doral. If you don’t live in the South Florida area,
we can accommodate a self-taped audition as long as you are ok
with requirements listed above. Submit your picture and contact and you’ll be set up for casting either day you are avail.
** Here are some of the the lead roles being cast now **
African-American, mid 20s, the son of sharecroppers,
a student activist with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Described as measured and considerate, he comes to Selma to participate in the protests for Voting Rights.
He takes part in the marches and strategy meetings, gradually earning for himself a “place at the table” with Martin Luther King.
African American, 83 years old, a humble man who brings
us to tears when he reenacts the shooting of his grandson.
A resident of Selma, he’s been waiting 60 years for the right to vote.
He attends all of King’s public speeches in Selma and is completely
devastated when his grandson is killed by an Alabama State trooper
…SEE ATTACHED PHOTO (CAGER LEE IS ON THE FAR RIGHT)
30 – 40, African-American, a tall fair-skinned man—he had red
hair—impressive, earnest, he is invited to Selma by one of
Martin Luther King’s inner circle of advisors.
He has a very civil, mutually supportive meeting with Coretta
during the time Martin is in prison…TALENT MUST BE TALL (6 ’1″ +).
TALENT SUBMITTING MUST HAVE EITHER PORTRAYED MALCOLM ON STAGE, IN FILM OR HAVE EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT MALCOLM AND HIS MANNERISMS, ETC.
African-American, late 20s, born in Mississippi, a striking man
with large distinct features, wearing a tie with denim overalls.
Bevel is one of Dr. King’s advance men, and he’s been busy as a
Civil Rights activist in Selma. He is another member of Dr. King’s
inner circle of advisers, and he’s regularly seen attending the strategy / organizational meetings.
20s, a very large young African-American man–over six feet tall
and over 300 pounds–Orange could easily be a linebacker,
but instead, he is the personal bodyguard for Martin Luther King.
A preacher and advocate for non-violence, he is present at all of
King’s public meetings and behind-the-scenes organizing activities
African-American, late 30s, a young firebrand, Forman is one of
the student activists who has come to Selma to join King’s campaign
for Voting Rights. A member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating
Committee, Forman in fact is an adherent of the policies of Malcolm X
and invites Malcolm to come to Selma.
SHERIFF JIM CLARK
“General Patton” type man, Large build, caucasian, early 40′s, clean shaven. He was the sheriff of Dallas County, Alabama from 1955 to 1966. He was one of the officials responsible for the violent arrests of civil rights protestors during the Selma to Montgomery marches.
SHEYANN WEBB (SINGING ABILITY A PLUS! )
AFRICAN AMERICAN 7-10 YRS OLD.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Smallest Freedom Fighter”
She would also lead the congregation in singing freedom songs.
Her favorite freedom song was “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around”. Sheyann became so involved with the Selma movement that she began skipping school to attend the demonstrations.
On Sunday, March 7, 1965, She was the youngest person to attempt to march to Montgomery.
RACHEL WEST – AFRICAN AMERICAN 7-10 YRS OLD
Rachel West Nelson was nine years old when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Selma in 1965. Her parents were ardent supporters of Civil Rights activists, housing many in their home during the Selma marches. Nelson and her friend Sheyann Webb greatly admired Dr. King, which led them to attend mass meetings and march in demonstrations.
ALSO LOOKING FOR BOMBING VICTIMS, GIRLS AND BOYS
ages 10-15 as featured supporting roles.
Selma, is a feature film about the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King‘s voting rights campaign. The film depicts the events leading up to and including the non-violent demonstrations of 1965 in Selma, Alabama. In 1965, Martin Luther King led a 54 mile march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama. The L.A. Times reports that Oprah Winfrey will produce the movie for Paramount Pictures and that the film will be directed by Ava DuVernay.
** Character pictures for reference on link below **