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The Seat Filler -- Romance and drama occur after a pop superstar falls for an audience member -- a seat filler posing as an industry executive -- at a music awards show.


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Romance and drama occur after a pop superstar falls for an audience member -- a seat filler posing as an attorney -- at a music awards show. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Duane Martin ... Derrick

Kelly Rowland ... Jhnelle

DeRay Davis ... E.J.

Melanie Brown ... Sandie

Patrick Fischler ... Irwin

Christian Copelin ... Kenny

Shemar Moore ... Trent

Denise Dowse ... Derrick's Mom

Glynn Turman ... Derrick's Dad

Kyla Pratt ... Diona
Michael Chinyamurindi ... Nail (as Michael Hinyamurindi)

Curtis Armstrong ... LaJean

Romy Rosemont ... Vicki

Julie Mintz ... Carrie

Tony Lee ... Waiter
Wajid ... Arabian Guy

Giovanni Lopes ... Arabian Guy

Leo Vargas ... TV Engineer

Craig Meier ... Guy

Kenny Lattimore ... Himself

Chante Moore ... Herself (as Chanté Moore)

Jack Yang ... Page
Jamie Nicole Loken ... Page

Christina R. Copeland ... Girl

Sy Smith ... Fitz (VJ)

Shawn Carter Peterson ... Gio (VJ)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cass Asher ... Oscar Nominated Actor
Ryan 'Bosco' Baker ... Dancer
Michelle Dionne ... Dancer (as Dionne Hudson)
Michael Dotson ... Ryan

Denise Gillyard
Nikki Hoard ... Award Attendee

Erik Rusnak ... Seatfiller

Lyn Talbert ... Producer

Eriq La Salle ... Alonso Grant (uncredited)

Directed by
Nick Castle 
Writing credits
Mark Brown (written by) &
Duane Martin (written by) and
Tisha Campbell-Martin (written by)

Produced by
Christine Crokos .... executive producer
Frank R. Gardner .... line producer
Nia Hill .... producer
Sharifa Johka .... producer
Michael LaFetra .... executive producer
Duane Martin .... producer
Jada Pinkett Smith .... executive producer
D'Angela Proctor .... producer (as D'Angela Steed)
Will Smith .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Suki Medencevic 
Film Editing by
Patrick Kennedy 
Julia Wong 
Production Design by
Warren Alan Young 
Art Direction by
S. Quinn 
Set Decoration by
Julieann Getman 
Costume Design by
Debrae Little 
Makeup Department
Mecca .... makeup artist
Kanita Petties .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Dirk Hagen .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rodney Allen Hooks .... first assistant director
Cecilia Sweatman .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Derrick Hinman .... property master
Hal Isaacson .... set dresser
Mungai Nguku .... swing gang
Charles Randolph .... lead man (as Charles Jason Randolph)
John Warner .... set dresser
Sound Department
Kilyoung Baek .... sound editor
Charles D. Ballard .... sound editor
Eric Chase .... sound re-recording mixer
David Criden .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Anderson .... camera operator
Kevin Britton .... film loader
Jennifer Ann Henry .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chip Ingram .... grip
Michael Kerr .... grip
Ryan Kirk .... on-set video assist
Chris Lewis .... best boy electric
Christina Lewis .... electrician (as Christina Christensen)
Alexandra Lucka .... additional camera loader
Conrad Montgomery .... epk camera operator
Jimmie R. Owens .... grip
Joseph M. Setele .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
L. Andrew Sigler .... grip
Casting Department
Peter Alwazzan .... extras casting
Andrew Stubblefield .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Teri Gill .... key costumer
Demetricus Holloway .... costumer
Heather Patton .... additional set costumer
Editorial Department
Roger Cooper .... assistant editor
Sera DiBlasio .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Genoveva Winsen .... music recording engineer (as Jordan Winsen)
Genoveva Winsen .... song recording engineer (as Jordan Winsen)
Transportation Department
Jhon B. Agnew .... driver
Paul Feddersen .... driver captain
Héctor G. Gallardo .... production driver
Les Gardner .... driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Bill Hannah .... driver: honeywagon
Gary Jackon .... driver
Elie Littauer .... driver
Richard Maginnis .... driver
Jhonny T. Martin .... driver
Lou Mendoza .... driver
Hugo Ocana .... driver (as Hugo R. Ocana)
Colleen Rea .... driver
Steve Slotnick .... driver
Other crew
Euphrates 'Tee' Arthur .... car wrangler (2003) (as Euphrates Arthur)
Timothy C. Burns .... combined continuity script
Elizabeth C. Camp .... set production assistant
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Seth William Hansen .... additional set production assistant
Todd Havern .... set production assistant
Eric M. Klein .... transcription coordinator
Jenz Merrill .... digital titles producer
Ellene Miles .... publicist
Marilyn Penn .... production accountant
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Charline St. Charles .... production coordinator

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Rated PG-13 for sexual dialogue and a drug reference
90 min

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[first lines]
Vicki:My name is Vicki Curtis. And you are here to be Seat Fillers. Your job is to make sure the audience never looks empty. Because without you it would look like missing teeth. We, ladies and gentlemen, we complete the smile of Hollywood. All right ya bunch of nobodies, pull out your Seat Filler rule books and read along with me. No chewing gum. No bright colors. No hats, cellphones, or pagers. No gassy foods the night before. And never ever remove your blue ribbon, it's how we identify you.
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Must See!, 7 June 2006
Author: bagcoo4 from United States

This was a very good movie. At first I bought it because I liked Kelly's acting and I wanted to support her, but if the truth be told--- she's a better actress than Beyonce! Acting seems natural to her (shout out for playing the role of a singer and not over doing it). I think that if a lot more people gave her a chance she could win an Oscar.

Duane Martin is a struggling law student who takes a job as a seat filler to make in order to pay bills. He is distracted one at an awards ceremony when Kelly sits besides him. Not realizing how interested she is in him,he begins to go through tons of trouble to convince her that he is someone he isn't. This is a MUST SEE!

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