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Melissa Gilbert Says Oliver Stone Made Her Audition for ‘The Doors’ With ‘Humiliating’ Sex Scene

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Melissa Gilbert Says Oliver Stone Made Her Audition for ‘The Doors’ With ‘Humiliating’ Sex Scene
Update (November 21): Oliver Stone has made an official statement to Deadline regarding Gilbert’s harassment accusation: “We auditioned dozens of actors for roles in ‘The Doors’ and it was made clear from the outset that our film was going to be a raunchy, no-holds-barred rock ‘n’ roll movie. Anyone auditioning was told the scenes would be rehearsed and performed from a script, with my casting director, Risa Bramon Garcia, present throughout the process to ensure a safe environment for all actors who auditioned.”

Earlier: Melissa Gilbert, the actress best known for starring in the television series “Little House on the Prairie,” recently appeared on Andy Cohen’s radio show “Radio Andy” and shared an Oliver Stone audition story she calls “humiliating and horrid.” The audition was to play Jim Morrison’s girlfriend Pamela Courson in “The Doors.” According to Gilbert, Stone made her audition a “special scene” that was a “really dirty,
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Actress Accuses Val Kilmer of Physically Assaulting Her During Audition for The Doors

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Actress Accuses Val Kilmer of Physically Assaulting Her During Audition for The Doors
Actress Caitlin O’Heaney claims Val Kilmer hit her during an audition for his 1991 film The Doors.

O’Heaney, 64, detailed the alleged incident to Buzzfeed, saying that she was inspired to come forward by the Harvey Weinstein scandal. She also claims she is breaking a nondisclosure agreement by speaking out.

“Women have come together, saying, ‘We’re not going to be f—– by you,’” she told the website. “I finally have the confidence to speak about this. It’s too long that I’ve sat on this story.”

O’Heaney alleged that she and Kilmer, 57, were arguing while reading a
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Former Actress Breaks Nda to Share Story of Being Physically Assaulted by Val Kilmer During ‘Doors’ Auditions

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Former Actress Breaks Nda to Share Story of Being Physically Assaulted by Val Kilmer During ‘Doors’ Auditions
Former actress Caitlin O’Heaney has joined the chorus of women speaking out about their experiences being assaulted in the entertainment industry. The “Tales of the Gold Monkey” star spoke to BuzzFeed — breaking a decades-old settlement and nondisclosure agreement in order to do so — about an alleged assault at the hands of actor Val Kilmer during an early audition for the Oliver Stone docudrama film “The Doors.”

In 1989, O’Heaney was set to audition for the lead female role in the film about Jim Morrison and his sixties-era rock band, Morrison’s girlfriend Pamela Courson (the role later played by Meg Ryan in the film). Her audition pages included a scene in which Morrison and Pamela get into an argument, and while the scene involves the throwing of objects at each other, it does not include any hitting or slapping.

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4 Pieces of Must-Know Casting News

Quips, lightning-fast dialogue, and rattled exposition are back in the newly revived “Gilmore Girls.” The former WB/the CW show, which centers on the relationship between a single mom and her teen daughter, is returning with show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, this time on everyone’s favorite binge marathon go-to, Netflix. The series, which originally ended in 2007, saw its cancellation come a season after the exit of its creator, a move that ultimately tanked the series. Netflix, however, looks to reformat the beloved show into four 90-minute movie-type episodes with original stars Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, and Scott Patterson. The series, cast by Jami Rudofsky, the original casting director, and Risa Bramon Garcia, has yet to acquire another series staple, Melissa McCarthy, for the project. Shooting will start in Los Angeles in early February. Time to book that Warner Bros. tour, as the fictional town from the series, Stars Hollow,
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25 Years In La Part 2: 'Shawshank,' 'Sleepwalkers,' and 'Sticks and Stones'

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Yesterday, I wrote about my first year in Los Angeles, which was all just a matter of settling in. Remember, when I moved to La, I knew a grand total of zero people who lived or worked here. I was not laden with contacts and strolling into a situation where everything was guaranteed to work out. Scott Swan and I took a huge chance when we packed up and moved out, and I am so horrified by how little money we had saved that I'm almost embarrassed to say the number. I was insanely naive when I arrived in town. I am still haunted by a choice we made in those early days, when we answered an ad in one of the trades that was looking for writers willing to work on a "per sketch" basis. I forget how much the rate was… $100 or so, but definitely not more than that…
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Interview: Lady Filmmakers Festival Honoree Risa Bramon Garcia

Lady Filmmakers Festival honoree Risa Bramon Garcia is a leader and a living example of excellence for women in the world of film. Her experience and wisdom comes from 35 years as a director, producer, casting director, writer and teacher. Her open mind, hard work and versatility has resulted in an amazing career in film, television, theatre, and explorations in new media.

Her seemingly endless list of accomplishments span from directing dozens of plays in New York and Los Angeles, “200 Cigarettes” and “The Con Artist”, to casting for more than 65 films including “Desperately Seeking Susan”, “Fatal Attraction”, “The Doors”, “Benny and June”, and shows including “CSI: NY” and the new Showtime series “Masters of Sex.”

Risa’s newest and exciting endeavor is The Bgb Studio - in partnership with Steve Braun – a home where actors train, workout and evolves their careers in transformative ways.

Risa shares her journey and perspective on how to approach mentorship as a filmmaker.

How did you begin your film career?

I came to film later than most filmmakers do, because I came via my theater life. I always dreamed and imagined that my life as a director would be in the theater. What was interesting is that I started casting in film while I was directing theater – casting was my waitressing job and frankly, it still is. It’s something I’m good at, and it helps me to make money. It allows me to stay a part of the business, so I can support myself and do the things that I love - which is really directing and running my studio. The studio makes me much happier than I ever imagined would be possible. I always thought that if you teach, you’re at the end of your career and it has failed. That’s what I always believed it, but it’s not at all true.

Regarding film, I studied theater in college, dipping my toe in film, but devoted myself to the theater. I ran to New York for the theater. In my early New York days I realized that a number of people I worked with were casting movies, and that seemed like a good way to make money. And I wouldn’t have to tough it out all night at a rock and roll club called The Bottom Line in the village anymore. I could actually support myself in the business. Things started working with “Desperately Seeking Susan”, the first film that Billy Hopkins and I cast. It didn’t fall in our laps, but it was one of those “put it out to the universe and the universe answers” kinds of things.

We knew some people who were big casting directors in NY who relied on us for fresh ideas. They recommended us for “Susan” when they couldn’t do the film. That was a real break and my entrance into the film business.

In the beginning of my casting work I was lucky enough to be mentored by some big filmmakers who allowed me to be on set and to be in process with them in a way that most casting people aren’t allowed. I didn’t know anything different. I didn’t know that you weren’t supposed to go to the set everyday. I didn’t know that you weren’t supposed to be in rehearsal and work with actors on the script, but that’s what I did because that’s what I did in the theater as a director and producer.

I was lucky in that they allowed me to do that, and it taught me everything about movies.

The thing that I didn't develop as quickly was visual storytelling. I'm incredibly intrigued by it, but because I worked with actors and new scripts in the theater, those areas were my first strengths. I learned to tell stories through people and words.

How did you find your mentors?

I always found mentors because I went to the work first. For me, if you’re the last one standing and working incredibly hard, if you are willing to put in 150% and do what no body else will do, and be smart about it, mentors will find you. Because you’re the one doing the work, and often strong work.

That’s what happened to me. I just showed up, worked hard, and was always the last person to leave. The mentors found me. I never really thought, “Oh, you’ll be my mentor.” That’s what happened at the Ensemble Studio Theater, which was the theater at which I came up in New York. The artistic director there saw something in me and decided to mentor me. I didn’t know he was mentoring me - I just knew that he believed in me, schooled me, challenged me to do my best work.

My mentors were mostly strong-minded, somewhat misogynistic men, but I just felt like they were giving me an opportunity. They were taking me seriously. They were willing to teach me, and they all gave me the same message – don’t wait for someone to hire you. Go out and make your own work. That’s how I’ve done it, and that’s what I’m doing now. It was always the way that I found success. I created it.

When I was casting, directors like Oliver Stone and Adrian Lyne were really generous. They allowed me to be on set and learn from them. They took me seriously and asked for my input. I was able to watch and learn from amazing cinematographers at work like Bob Richardson. Funny enough, when I did Desperately Seeking Susan, it was Ed Lachman, the cinematographer, who I watched and learned from. I so crave that mentorship still.

I don’t know what that means when people come to me and ask me if I’ll be a mentor. Show up and work hard. Show yourself and rise up to it, and when we’re in a working relationship, then I can mentor you. I don’t know what it means otherwise. I think young people make the mistake of thinking they’re going to go out and find a mentor. Do the work, and a mentor will find you.

Is there any other advice you have for new filmmakers?

Just keep making your own stuff, but also make things that are also going to be commercial. I don’t mean commercial in a slick way. Tell a story that you think the world wants to see. Be provocative; be commercial in that you’re trying to reach an audience - even if it’s a specific audience – work that’s going to be both provocative and entertaining. Entertaining doesn’t have to be ‘fun’. It can be something that’s emotionally challenging, but get in there and don’t be afraid to do something really thought-provoking. Many people either play it safe, or do something that nobody is interested in. Just keep making stuff, over and over… because every good filmmaker made a lot of crap before they got here.

What are you working on now?

I’ve been casting, which has been great. I have a few films that I’m developing as a director, but the thing that I’m most interested in is the work I’m doing with my partner, Steve Braun, in the studio that we have – The Bgb Studio (see website here). It started off with just a few acting classes, but now we’re doing a lot more. We’re creating an artistic home, a safe haven for actors in Los Angeles, where they can come and explore their artistry in a number of ways. A lot of our actors are taking our writing classes. We’re doing everything from yoga, writing classes, intensive Meisner workouts, to high-end rehearsal and audition classes. Steve and I are writing a book and have launched an online training business. It’s exciting and very rewarding. Really, for the first time in my career, I’m my own boss. Writing is really interesting to me now, and that’s where my heart is. And being able to be in the work with fellow artists every day.
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Vivica A. Fox, LisaGay Hamilton, Neema Barnette & Others to be Honored at the Lady Filmmakers Festival.

This year's 6th annual Lady Filmmakers Festival will happen this Friday through Sunday in Beverly Hills. Lady Filmmakers Festival Extraordinary Women Honorees include Vivica A. Fox, LisaGay Hamilton, Neema Barnette, and Natasha Foster-Owens, Risa Bramon Garcia. Learn more about its exciting celebrity and film lineup below and learn how you can attend by visiting the festival website:

The festival will honor Natasha Foster-Owens, (Director, Production-hbo West Coast Production), with the 2014 Trailblazer Award, Actresses Vivica A. Fox and LisaGay Hamilton are in the Spotlight, Director Neema Barnette with the Moving Image Award, Risa Bramon Garcia with the Illumination Award. Ms. Foster-Owens, Ms. Garcia and Ms. Barnette speak on panels during the festival along with other distinguished industry experts in Television & Film. The festival boasts 6 feature films and 42 short films with several World, Us, West Coast, and La Premieres including “Night Vet” starring James Cromwell, Joanna Cassidy, Larry Miller & Irma P Hall; Opening Night Film “Redemption Trail” Starring LisaGay Hamilton, Lily Rabe, Jake Weber, and Hamish Linklater; “Today’s The Day” starring Danny Devito. Harvey Weinstein produced Operation Barn Owl. Special industry speakers confirmed so far are Joyce Cox (Avatar, Dark Knight, Great Gatsby, Men In Black III), Gary Sommerstein (Entertainment Lawyer), Elizabeth Bell, Andrew Sugerman (Premonition, Conviction), Louise Levison (The Blair Witch Project), Hammad Zaidi (Lonely Seal Releasing), Gil Cates Jr (Life After Tomorrow, Lucky, Job), Pam Dixon, Csa (Zorro, City Slickers, Gosford Park), Lance Still (The Golden Compass), Neema Barnette (Women Thou Art Loosed On The 7th Day, My Super Sweet 16 The Movie), Y. Shireen Razack (Rizzoli & Isles, Undercovers), Kerry Barden, Csa (Boys Don’t Cry, American Psycho), Natasha Foster-Owens (Director, Production-hbo West Coast Production), Sandra Avila (President of Avila Entertainment), Risa Bramon Garcia (Masters Of Sex, Twister, Speed). This year the festival will screen films from all over the world including the Czech Republic, India, Syria, UK, New Zealand, Sweden and Germany. 2009 - 2013 selected films were made by or showcased up-and-coming as well as celebrity filmmakers and actors including Courteney Cox, Laura Dern, Rita Wilson, Anna Paquin, Sharon Stone, Maria Bello, Olivia Wilde, Chris Evans, Bryce Dallas Howard, Danny Glover, Glenn Close, James Brolin, John Mahoney, Lilli Taylor, Barrie Osborne, David Lynch, Clancy Brown, Mel Rodriguez and Stephen Gyllenhaal, just to name a few.... Regardless of the films selected, one thing is certain -- this festival will highlight a variety of cultures and worldviews. "Lady Filmmakers is a festival where people of diverse backgrounds converge with common interests and goals. It’s a Film Festival that recognizes and celebrates the tremendous contribution of women to film and the importance in the collaborative spirit amongst men and women,” says Disalvo Viayra. One goal of the festival is to screen entertaining independent Us and international films to show people that they can enjoy Indie films just as much as the big blockbusters. The fest promotes artists and musicians, recognizes and empowers lady filmmakers, artists, and musicians from all ethnic, religious, and Lgbt communities. To qualify for the festival, films must have at least one woman in the role of writer, director, cinematographer, producer, editor, or production designer. . For more information on the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival, bios on the festival organizers, instructions for submitting films or to become a sponsor of the festival, please visit our website.
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23 Must-Follow L.A. CDs on Twitter

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You're an actor—you already know that the going can get tough. And if you live in L.A., you're familiar with seeking out the tiniest edge that will slip you ahead of your competitors. To help you find that edge, we've compiled a list of 23 must-follow casting directors on Twitter (listed alphabetically below). Whether they're tweeting about audition tips or just reacting to what they're watching on TV, their insights can be beneficial. Besides, it doesn't hurt having your name pop up as a notification in their Twitter account. 1. Amy Jo Berman Amy Jo Berman is former Vice President of Casting at HBO and for 14 years has overseen the casting of over 150 films, mini-series, and series. She is the founder of Audition Polish, a membership-based audition coaching program that has helped actors around the globe nail their auditions on the first take. 2. Risa Bramon Garcia Risa Bramon Garcia is
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The Academy Invites 271 New Members for 2014

The Academy has announced the new class of invited members for 2014 and, as is typical, many of which are among last year's nominees, which includes Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Sally Hawkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Lupita Nyong'o and June Squibb in the Actors branch not to mention curious additions such as Josh Hutcherson, Rob Riggle and Jason Statham, but, okay. The Directors branch adds Jay and Mark Duplass along with Jean-Marc Vallee, Denis Villeneuve and Thomas Vinterberg. I didn't do an immediate tally of male to female additions or other demographics, but at first glance it seems to be a wide spread batch of new additions on all fronts. The Academy is also clearly attempting to aggressively bump up the demographics as this is the second year in a row where they have added a large number of new members, well over the average of 133 new members from 2004 to 2012. As far as
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271 Invited To Join The Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014.

“This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy.”

The 2014 invitees are:

Actors

Barkhad Abdi – “Captain Phillips

Clancy Brown – “The Hurricane,” “The Shawshank Redeption”

Paul Dano – “12 Years a Slave,” “Prisoners

Michael Fassbender – “12 Years a Slave,” “Shame

Ben Foster – “Lone Survivor,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”

Beth Grant – “The Artist,” “No Country for Old Men

Clark Gregg – “Much Ado about Nothing,” “Marvel’s The Avengers

Sally Hawkins – “Blue Jasmine,
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Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o among 271 Academy invitees

Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o among 271 Academy invitees
Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave were two of the 271 artists and industry leaders invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which determines nominations and winners at the annual Oscars. The entire list of Academy membership—which numbers about 6,000—isn’t public information so the annual invitation list is often the best indication of the artists involved in the prestigious awards process. It’s worth noting that invitations need to be accepted in order for artists to become members; some artists, like two-time Best Actor winner Sean Penn, have declined membership over the years.
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Josh Hutcherson, Lupita Nyong'o, Pharrell and 268 others invited to join the Academy

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Josh Hutcherson, Lupita Nyong'o, Pharrell and 268 others invited to join the Academy
Pop quiz: What do Chris Rock, Claire Denis, Eddie Vedder and Josh Hutcherson all have in common? Answer: They could all be Oscar voters very soon. The annual Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences invitation list always makes for interesting reading, shedding light on just how large and far-reaching the group's membership is -- or could be, depending on who accepts their invitations. This year, 271 individuals have been asked to join AMPAS, meaning every one of them could contribute to next year's Academy Awards balloting -- and it's as diverse a list as they've ever assembled. Think the Academy consists entirely of fusty retired white dudes? Not if recent Best Original Song nominee Pharrell Williams takes them up on their offer. Think it's all just a Hollywood insiders' game? Not if French arthouse titans Chantal Akerman and Olivier Assayas join the party. It's a list that subverts expectation at every turn.
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Academy Invites 271 New Members

Academy Invites 271 New Members
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org’s determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.

Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar nominees. That’s true this year as well, with letters going out Wednesday to a cross-section of people including 2013 contenders Barkhad Abdi, Lupita Nyong’o, Hayao Miyazaki, Pharrell Williams, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, plus such creatives as Megan Ellison, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Steve Coogan, Jason Statham, William Chang Suk Ping, Joan Sobel, Tracey Seaward, Mads Mikkelsen and Chantal Akerman.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs told Variety Thursday, “This is a continuation of an initiative to bring in new voices. Filmmaking has gotten more diverse, and audiences have been responding. There are terrific filmmakers around the world at the top of their game and we want to recognize them and bring them into the Academy.
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See Top Industry CDs at Hollywood Screenings of 'Casting By'

"Casting By," the critically acclaimed documentary about the role of the casting director in the movie-making process, makes its Hollywood debut this weekend at Arena Cinema. To celebrate, the filmmakers have scheduled Q&As with some of the industry's top CDs to follow this weekend's screenings: Nov. 15, 7:45 p.m.: Deb Aquila; Wally Nicita; Robin Lippin; Cathy Sandrich Nov. 16, noon: Gary Zuckerbrod, Marci Liroff Nov. 16, 2 p.m.: Richard Hicks; Jane Jenkins Nov. 16, 7:45 p.m.: Barbara McCarthy, April Webster Nov. 17, noon: Deb Zane; Roger Mussenden; John Papsidera; Julie Hutchinson; Deb Barylski Nov. 17, 2 p.m.: Ronna Kress, Heidi Levitt Nov. 17, 7 p.m.: Risa Bramon Garcia; Caroline Liem For updates and ticket information, visit arenascreen.com
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Actors Listen Up, Filmmakers Listen In: 5 Things You Need To Know About Your Agent and Manager

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Actors Listen Up, Filmmakers Listen In: 5 Things You Need To Know About Your Agent and Manager
Below is an article originally published in Backstage that gives actors perspective on working with an agent or a manager.  It's also pretty important advice for filmmakers to be aware of when they're trying to figure out why agents and managers are acting the way they are.  The original article, written by casting director Risa Bramon Garcia and actor Steve Braun, can be found here.  If you're interested in more information about finding an acting agent, check out Backstage's "How to Get an Agent" feature. Conventional wisdom suggests that you need an agent and/or manager to make your acting dreams come true. They sign you and introduce you to casting directors who then introduce you to the decision-makers, and the result is champagne and red carpets. Well, conventional wisdom is all kinds of wrong. Agents are human beings with human limitations who require some understanding. Whether you're looking for
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Four More Network Pilots Get Casting Directors

Four more network pilots have landed casting directors, Backstage has learned. CBS’ new comedy pilot “Bad Teacher” will be cast by Bruce H. Newberg. Based on the 2011 Cameron Diaz film of the same name, the pilot is written and executive-produced by Hilary Winston (“Community”) and also executive-produced by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who were behind the film. The show focuses on a foul-mouthed divorcée who lands a job as a teacher because she wants to scout for a new husband. The casting for the network’s newest drama pilot, “The Ordained,” will be handled by Risa Bramon Garcia, with New York casting controlled by Bernard Telsey. There are plans to begin shooting in March in New York. Penned by journalist Lisa Takeuchi Cullen and executive produced by Frank Marshall (“The Bourne Legacy”) and Larry Shuman (“Devious Maids”), this show centers on the son of a powerful political family who
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Watch: 'Avengers' stars Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson share a laugh

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Watch: 'Avengers' stars Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson share a laugh
In 1994, I had my first play produced as part of a one-act theater festival here in Los Angeles at the Met Theater.  The festival was cast by Risa Bramon Garcia, who was one of the biggest casting agents in the business at the time, and one of the other plays that was produced as part of the festival was "Betrayal By Everyone," by Kenneth Lonergan.  That was eventually expanded into "This Is Our Youth," and the play put both Lonergan and Mark Ruffalo on the map. During the festival, I made time to see the play that Ruffalo was in...
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Salli Richardson-Whitfield To Co-Star in NBC Comedy Pilot "Downwardly Mobile"

Salli Richardson-Whitfield To Co-Star in NBC Comedy Pilot
Salli Richardson-Whitfield is slated to co-star as an unhappy trailer park dweller in Downwardly Mobile, a Roseanne Barr NBC comedy pilot. Downwardly, co-created by Barr, John Argent and Eric Gilliland, stars Barr as a mobile home park proprietor and "surrogate mother" to her neighbors in a downward economy. John Goodman will co-star as Rose's friend named Buzz. Richardson-Whitfield will play Mrs. Denby, the wife of Mr. Denby, played by Greg Comer. Mr. Denby is a charismatic hedge fund guy who recently loses everything due to fraudulent investments. He brings his wife to the trailer park for a new start. Whitfield's character, unhappy with her new life, becomes Barr's foil. According to the Deadline report, the original casting director Risa Bramon Garcia had in mind a non-ethnic character for the role originally, and suggested trying Richardson for the part. I don't know about you, but this plot sounds hilarious to me.
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Casting Director Danielle Eskinazi Uses Twitter to Reach Actors

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Danielle Eskinazi, who was born in Egypt and lived in Paris and New York before her family settled in Los Angeles, knew she wanted to work in the entertainment industry but wasn't sure in what capacity. In the 1980s, an agent acquaintance asked if she had ever thought about casting. The agent introduced Eskinazi to her CD friends Risa Bramon and Billy Hopkins, who were looking for a West Coast assistant on their film "At Close Range," starring Christopher Walken, Sean Penn, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Kiefer Sutherland. "I went every day and had no idea what I was doing, but they would give me instructions every morning," Eskinazi says. "We would have these amazing actors come in, and I would read with them, which I loved. I loved the joy of calling up an agent and telling them an actor got the job. I loved watching actors take a.
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New SyFy Pilot and Wayans Brothers' Pilot Get Casting Directors

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Two new cable pilots have casting directors, Back Stage has confirmed."Rewind," a drama/sci-fi pilot for SyFy, will be cast by Risa Bramon Garcia and Toby Guidry. The pilot, produced by Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun, centers on a team of military operatives and scientists who, in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear attack, travel back to the past in hopes of altering the present. Shooting is scheduled to get under way in Toronto in late April. As is the case with many potential SyFy series, "Rewind" will be shot as a two-hour backdoor pilot so the network has the option of airing it as a standalone movie in the event that it doesn't get a series order.This is Bramon Garcia's second pilot this season, as she is also casting NBC comedy pilot "Downwardly Mobile," which reteams Roseanne Barr and John Goodman in the leads. She also did the Los Angeles.
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