Temple University’s Media Studies and Production course 4701/5701: Producing and Directing is hosting a CASTING CALL.
Dates: Monday, 9/16 and Wednesday, 9/18
Location: Annenberg Hall Studio 1. 2020 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Note: When you arrive at Annenberg Hall, look for signs directing you to our Actor Sign-In Table
Contact: Direct questions and inquiries to Prof. Laura Zaylea, LauraZaylea@Temple.edu
We are casting for three 20-25 minute projects, two narratives (That’s My Girl, Figures) and one pilot episode (In A Word).
THAT’S MY GIRL:
A Latina woman overcomes issues of an abusive relationship and gender discrimination in her male-dominated law firm. Narrative.
When sinister figures appear in the lives of two young men, they must fight within themselves to stay true to who they really are. Narrative.
IN A WORD:
After years of feeling certain about her sexual identity, Lydia meets a new friend who prompts her to confront the degree to which her identity is wrapped up in labels and her past relationship. Pilot.
We are casting for these roles:
That’s My Girl:
AELLA RAMIREZ: Female, 25-28, Latina, lawyer, strong-willed, driven, caring, hopeful
LAUREN O’LEARY: Female, Caucasian, 25-28, supportive, single mother, loyal, life-long friend to Aella
EDDIE WILSON: Male, 26-30, Caucasian, inferiority complex, unemployed, abusive, Aella’s boyfriend
CICI RAMIREZ: Female, 40-50, Latina, Spanish accent, cheerful, empowering, warm, Aella’s mom
SEAN DEWEY: Male, early 60’s, Caucasian, lawyer, chauvinistic, Aella’s boss
JAMES: Male, early 30’s, African American, new lawyer, humble, supportive of Aella
ALEC: Male, early 30’s, Caucasian, lawyer, misogynistic, arrogant
BEN: Male, late 20’s, Caucasian, lawyer, condescending, misogynistic, talkative
CLAIRE: Female, middle-aged, Caucasian, ignorant, office assistant of law firm
TYLER WILLIAMS: Male, 18-22, African-American, gritty, misunderstood, guarded.
ALBERTO “BETO” GARCIA: Male, 18-22, Latinx, must be fluent in Spanish and English, passive, artistic, jaded, untrusting, stoic.
LEROY WILLIAMS: Male, 40-45, African-American, stern, drunk, mean, neglectful, controlling.
LOURDES GARCIA: Female, 38-42, Latinx, must be fluent in Spanish and English, angry, untrusting, judgmental, outspoken.
TYLER FIGURE: Male, 18-22, African-American, masked figure, ill-intentioned, body double (non-speaking).
BETO FIGURE: Male, 18-22, Latinx, masked figure, ill-intentioned, body double (non-speaking).
CASHIER: Male, 40-50, suspicious, aggressive.
FIVE EXTRAS: any background or ethnicity; must be able to subtly portray emotions of fear, disgust and annoyance.
In A Word
Producer’s note: This story aims to represent the complexity of identity. People of all ethnicities and identities are invited to audition.
LYDIA: Female, 18-22 years, lesbian/questioning, reserved, creative. Lydia’s breakup with the first/only girl she ever loved sparks an exploration of her self/sexuality.
JAY: Male, 19-22 years, socially awkward, particular, independent. New in Lydias life, their blossoming friendship prompts a change in how she understands her sexuality.
EMMA: Female, 18-22 years, strong personality, opinionated, sure of herself. Life long friend of Lydia’s who feels resistant towards Lydia’s new-found exploration of self.
CATE: Female, 18-22 years, frontward facing personality, image conscious. Lydia’s ex-girlfriend who wasn’t totally accepting of her.
FIVE EXTRAS: any background or ethnicity; between the ages of 18-30 years.
Cold reads only. No advanced sides.
MSP 4701/5701: Producing and Directing is an advanced-level production course at Temple University in which we produce narrative shorts and television pilots. For more information, please contact our course professor:
Prof. Laura Zaylea
Department of Media Studies and Production
Klein College of Media and Communication