Sunday, November 2, 2014

8 Principal [CO-STAR] Roles (3 RECURRING) U and Non-U may Apply



AMC’s television series TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES is filming in the Central Virginia area, and Arvold Casting is seeking actors who look authentically from the Revolutionary War period for speaking roles. TURN is adapted from the nonfiction book Washington’s Spies by Alexander Rose. The story is centered on a band of young soldiers and civilians who were part of the secret spy ring during the Revolutionary War.

TURN: Washington’s Spies, Ep. #205
Episodic
AMC
1 Hour
SAG-AFTRA
Rate: SAG-AFTRA scale

Executive Producers: Craig Silverstein & Barry Josephson
Producer: Henry Bronchtein
Writer: Mitchell Akselrad
Director: Keith Boak
Casting Director: Erica Arvold
Casting Associate: Jen Ingulli

Audition Dates: 11/3/14 – 11/5/14
Shoot Dates: 11/12/14 – 11/21/14
Location: Richmond, VA

NOTE: Actors must be available for their fittings in Richmond, VA no less than 24 hours prior to their first scheduled work date. Preferably where possible 48 hours before.

All principal (speaking) roles are either local hires (within 60 miles of Richmond, VA) or modified local hires (within 500 miles of Richmond, VA).

Seeking the following speaking roles for episode 205:

[BILLY LEE] Male, late 20s, African American. General George Washington’s stocky, powerfully built personal valet. Has been Washington’s right hand man for 10 years and can manhandle a horse as well as Washington. A Virginia-born slave, his accent should have a period southern flavor. [CO-STAR, RECURRING]

[SUTHERLAND] Male, 30s, Caucasian. Handsome, confident Irishman with a mellifluous voice. Polished and suave, he tries to pass as a second class citizen. Authentic Irish accent required. [CO-STAR, RECURRING]

[LIFE GUARD] Male, 20s – 30s, Caucasian. Guard for the Continental army. His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations. [CO-STAR]

[SOLDIER] Male, 20s, Caucasian. A soldier in the Continental army with important news. His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations. [CO-STAR]

[SHANKS] Male, 20s-40s, Caucasian. A nervous, unkempt civilian with an important message for the Continental army. Sympathetic with an odd demeanor. His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations. [CO-STAR, POSSIBLE RECURRING]

[HOMELESS MAN] Male, 30s-50s, Caucasian. Character faces welcome. A drunk man in the streets of New York. His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations. [CO-STAR]

[REDCOAT] Male, 20s-30s, Caucasian. A British soldier in the streets of New York. Authentic British accent required. PHYSICAL AGILITY A PLUS. [CO-STAR]

[OFFICER YATES] Male, 40s-early 50s, Caucasian. A confident officer (warden-like) who conducts an interrogation. His accent should have a heavier British flavor to it, but remain somewhere between an English and an American accent. [CO-STAR, RECURRING]

TO SUBMIT:
If you are appropriate for this project, please select ONE of two ways to submit:

Option 1: If you have an agent, your agent may submit you for this project through Breakdown Express and include your home base in the notes section.

Option 2: If you do not have an agent, follow the instructions below to fill out our online form.
Please fill in the form at the following link: TURN EP205 FORM

Please send your headshot and resume in PDF format to arvoldcasting.turn.s2@gmail.com (also copy the resume into the body of the email if possible, please do not worry about formatting) ASAP.

Use the following SUBJECT HEADING for your submission (personalized to YOU):
YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME, ROLE, Turn – Ep. 205
For example:
JOHN SMITH, LIEUTENANT, Turn 205

If you are able to email your headshot & resume AND fill out this form successfully, your submission is considered complete!

If you are NOT able to fill out this form, please include the following information at the top of your email submission IN THIS ORDER:

Name:
Height:
Age or Age Range:
Union Status (SAG-AFTRA, Non-Union, SAG-eligible, etc):
City, State:
Email:
Cell Phone:
Agent (if using for this project) and agent contact info (email and phone):
If under 18 only, list birthdate:
If under 18 only, list Guardian name:

Do you have your own Agency Pro for CDs account with us which is current and updated (answer YES or NO or explain):

Are you willing to work as a modified local hire? (YES or NO):

Confirm FULL AVAIL here, or answer LIMITED AVAIL and provide detailed availability info below (answer FULL AVAIL or LIMITED AVAIL here):

If LIMITED AVAIL only, are you available to attend an audition in Charlottesville November 3rd – November 5th?:

If LIMITED AVAIL only, what is your availability for the wardrobe/shoot dates from November 10th – November 21st? (list dates/timeframe NOT avail):

Use the following SUBJECT HEADING for your submission (personalized to YOU):
YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME, ROLE, Turn – Ep. 205
For example:
JOHN SMITH, LIEUTENANT, Turn 205

Thanks so much for following our instructions! We will be having auditions by appointment ONLY. Submitting does not automatically get you an audition, but it does get you considered for one. We are only able to respond to those submissions we select for auditions, but we sincerely appreciate your interest!