Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Casting Opportunity

Talent search for a potential new scripted drama series for ABC Family
The series is based on the popular teen novel, “HUGE” by Sasha Paley, Teleplay by Winnie Holzman (My So Called Life). It explores Plus Size teens at a weight management camp, and brings a very positive message to television about learning to accept yourself – no matter what your size.

I was a theatre student myself, once nominated for an Irene Ryan, and I am aware of the fabulous talent available in colleges across the United States. The unfortunate problem for plus size talent is that they are not afforded as many opportunities to flourish as a working actor.

I am desperate to reach out to your community, your regional directors and department heads in college theatre across the country, to uncover hidden gems for the series regulars on our show. There are seven plus size lead roles as well as many recurring and guest star parts throughout the series.

We need PLUS SIZE GIRLS AND GUYS who are teenagers OR can play high school age (most 18-24 year olds are able to play High School on Television.)

Students interested can simply log on to the ABC Family link below to upload a personality video, or receive information on submitting a tape through the mail. All personality videos will be watched by Barbara Stordahl (my casting partner) and myself. Contenders will then be selected and sent scripted material (sides) to upload a reading for a particular character. The top choices for each role will test at the Network. (As always, in a series regular audition, travel for actors located out of town would be arranged and paid for by the Network.)

Plus size young people interested in auditioning can log onto:

www.abcfamily.com/upcomingpilots upcomingpilots>

We are open to actors and non-actor/newcomers as well. These roles can be cast with talent from anywhere in the United States. The deadline for submitting is mid February. So they need to act quickly.

I have attached a FLIER in the hopes that you would send out an email to every college theatre program in the KCACTF.

(The red color prints out nicely from a black & white printer for posting on campuses.)

Both Barbara Stordahl and I have been working in casting for over thirteen years. Our credits are listed on the Internet Movie Data Base – www.imdb.com . Perhaps that will help give you a sense of our background in television.

These are our links to the Imdb site:

Please let me know if there are any questions I can answer. Thank you for helping us spread the word!

Angela Terry
Stordahl & Terry Casting, Los Angeles

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