Storytelling Pictures open casting call for TV Show Host in Grand Rapids

Storytelling Pictures is holding an open casting call for a female to co-host a new Grand Rapids, Michigan Television show called "MYGR Weekend." This will be an engaging, fun, and informative 1/2 hour weekly entertainment TV show That will be aired on WXSP, WOTV4 and The new show is designed to creatively promote and highlight West Michigan with three hosts who are 20, 30 and 40 something years of age. They will compete against each other for the top suggestions on how and where to spend your weekend based on "Someplace to Eat, Somewhere to Go, and Something to Do."

Each host's suggestions will highlight weekend happenings from concerts to restaurants to conventions, clubs, plays, festivals, movies, community events, parks, parades and off-the-radar recreation. These suggestions become a friendly competition between the three to offer you the best weekend idea. The winning host is determined by a public voting on various social networking sites.

The show will saturate the West Michigan media via multiple television broadcasts, online streaming, website interactivity, heavy social networking, billboards, community marketing and TV commercials.

A launch date of February 2, 2011 is being slated for the Season 1 broadcast kickoff.

The producers are looking for the following co-host:

● Female, 30-39 years of age.

● Non-SAG member (Screen Actors Guild). This is a non-union contract.

● West Michigan resident – within a 30-mile radius from Grand Rapids.

● Outgoing personality, energetic, quick-witted with good interpersonal skills and the ability to improvise.

● A flexible schedule is must.

● Knowledge of downtown Grand Rapids helpful.

● Diverse talent preferred but not mandatory.

● On-camera or public speaking experience preferred, but also not mandatory.

Open Casting Call Details


Storytelling Pictures
801 Broadway NW
Studio 433
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
9:00am - 3:00pm

You MUST bring a recent photo or headshot of yourself. You will be asked to sign in, provide contact information and sign a release giving permission to film your audition.

Production schedule and compensation details will be discussed at final callbacks.

ACTRA open casting call for NBC Universal in Toronto

As part of ACTRA's diversity initiative, ACTRA Toronto will be hosting a special casting call on behalf of NBC Universal. Talent representatives from the Los Angeles based media company will be in Toronto to meet First Nations, Metis and Inuit actors for non-specific roles.

This open call is designed to add diverse, new faces to the company's production entities and its expanding talent pool for film and television. NBC Universal produces shows such as Warehouse 13 and Covert Affairs, which currently shoot in Canada.

Open Casting Call Details


ACTRA Toronto Office
625 Church Street
2nd floor
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G1
Click Here for directions.


Saturday, October 23
9:00am - 12:00pm EST

To schedule an appointment, or for more info contact:

Jani Lauzon at with "NBC First Nations Auditions" in the subject line.

Please note: Scheduling preferences will be given to ACTRA members but all First Nations, Metis and Inuit Actors are encouraged to attend.

Performers are asked to bring their headshot, resume and demo reel (if available).

ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing over 15,000 of Canada's 21,000 professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven organization that continues to secure the rights and respect for the work of professional performers.

Major Feature Film 'Picture Me Blue No More' open casting calls

Picture Me Blue No More Open Casting Calls'Picture Me Blue No More' is inspired by the true life of Kimberly Ray

target=Onyx Pearl has announced that a feature film adaptation of the novel "And Yet, You Still Chose Me", by co-author Kimberly Ray, will be filmed in Savannah, GA next Summer, 2011. The 1980's era drama will be directed by Perla Faye Humphrey. No stranger to dramatic material, Humphrey produced and directed the award winning features "Unforgiven Sins" and "7 Days a Yellow", both filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.

Set in a poverty-stricken small town near Savannah, the film follows the life of Shelley MacDonald, a naive little girl with big dreams of going to college. But one dreadful night, the unimaginable takes place that spirals her innocent world into mayhem, rips her family apart, and catapults her on a self-destructive journey into womanhood as the barriers to a better life stack against her, and going to college becomes an elusive goal.

The film's casting directors are holding open casting calls for lead roles, supporting roles, day players, and extras in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Production is seeking ALL nationalities and ALL ages. Principal photography for the film is scheduled to begin in May/June of 2011.


No previous acting experience is required, however must have outgoing personality and great energy.

[SHELLEY] - Female 20-25 (will perform as 13-19) (Lead): African-American. Unschooled. Tough exterior, yet feminine. Savannah accent. script sides

[GLADYS] - Female 30-40: African-American. Shy. Warm-spirited. Unschooled. Savannah accent. script sides

[PHIL] - Male 40-50: African-American. Authoritative and mean. Savannah accent. script sides

[DIMITRI] - Male 35-45: Italian-American. Extremely handsome. Charismatic, but can be controlling. Posh Savannah accent. script sides

[MICHELLE] - Female 25-30: Caucasian. Likable. Street smart. Posh Savannah accent. script sides

[JACKIE] - Female 40-50: African-American/Gullah/Geechee. Angelic and caring. Gullah accent. script sides

[GREG] - Male 20-25: African-American. Athletic. Rough edges. Savannah accent. script sides

[DERRICK] - Male 13-16: African-American. Athletic. Rough edges, yet compassionate. Savannah accent. script sides

[DOROTHY] - Female 20-25: African-American. Shy. Quiet, yet bitter. Savannah accent. script sides


Open Casting Call Details

● Email recent headshot and resume to, In the subject line please put "ROLE"/"AUDITION LOCATION" (e.g. JUANETTA - Female 50-60/Los Angeles).

● You will receive an email from Onyx Pearl providing you with a time slot and meeting room location. You will receive your confirmation email no later than Friday of the week in which you are to audition.

● Bring non-returnable headshot and resume with contact information to audition.

Atlanta, GA


Saturday, October 30, 2010
9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Sunday, October 31, 2010
9:00 am - 8:00 pm


Wyndham Garden Atlanta Airport South
5010 Old National Highway
Atlanta, GA 30349
Click Here for directions.
Time slot and meeting room location will be emailed by Friday, October 29, 2010.

Note #1: The Producer and Director of the film project will hold an event at the same location to discuss the project on Saturday, October 30, 2010, 12:30pm - 2:00pm. This event is free and open to the public and all talent interested in this film project is highly encouraged to attend.

Note #2: If you are traveling into Atlanta for the audition and need hotel accommodations, the Wyndham Garden Atlanta Airport South is offering discounted room rates, $69 per night, group rate code = ONYX PEARL (Reservations: 877-999-3223).

Los Angeles, CA


Saturday, November 13, 2010
9:00am - 8:00pm


Sunday, November 14, 2010
9:00am - 8:00pm


Los Angeles Marriott Downtown
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Time slot and meeting room location will be emailed by Friday, November 12, 2010

Note: The Producer and Director of the film project will hold an event at the Hyatt Summerfield Suites (810 South Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245) to discuss the project on Friday, November 12, 2010, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public and all talent interested in this film project is highly encouraged to attend.


Email recent headshot (this can be a photo taken on a phone camera) and contact information (name, phone, email, city) in the body of the email to, In the subject line please put "Extra/YOUR LOCATION" (e.g. Extra/Atlanta)

If you wish to specify a preference from the roles listed below, include the role in the Subject of the email as well (e.g. Extra/Atlanta/Prison Guard). It's not mandatory to specify a role as an extra.

Extras are needed as:

Church Congregation, Church Choir, Praise Dancers, Flag Holders, Sports Fans, Gullah/Geechee Town Residents (African-American), Newborn Babies, Toddlers, Elementary School Kids, Teens, Adults, Night Club Patrons, Bouncers, Pole Dancers, Indian Belly Dancers, Asian Nail Technicians, Police Officers, Prison Guards, High Class Female Escorts, News Media, Photographers, Housing Project Residents, Homeless People, and Pool Party Patrons.

For media inquiries, please contact Joseph Humphrey at

Dancer Talent Search for new Paula Abdul competition series 'Live To Dance'

CBS is holding an open casting call in Los Angeles for a new reality-competition series with Paula Abdul, "Live To Dance". Dancers who want the opportunity to showcase their talents are encouraged to attend the open call and show why they deserve to be a contestant on the show.

The most talented and entertaining dancers will receive a callback to audition for Paula Abdul and a panel of experts, all world-class dancers themselves. Callbacks will take place Saturday and Sunday after each open call date.

In one of the most inclusive talent searches on television, dancers with raw ability in any age group from across the nation, either performing solo or in a group, can audition in any form of dancing from ballet to break dance, tap to tango. Or show them something they have never seen before with your own unique fusion of styles - rock ballet, hip-hop clogging or contemporary mixed with capoeira. The most talented dancers who make it through the callback process will have the chance to perform live on CBS in the semi-finals and finals, where they will battle for the right to be crowned "Live To Dance" champion and be awarded a $500,000 prize.

How To Apply

Visit the following Official CBS "Live To Dance" website and follow all of the instructions exactly as stated:

CBS "Live To Dance" Auditions

Open Call Details


3407 Winona Ave.
Burbank CA 91504
Click Here for directions.


Thursday, October 28, 2010
Check-in starts at 8:00am.
Callbacks will be on October 30th and 31st, so plan accordingly.

You must be at least 6 years old to audition. There is no upper age restriction.

Paula Abdul, the award-winning dancer and choreographer, dynamic performer, multi-platinum recording artist and popular entertainment personality, is executive producer, creative partner and lead expert for LIVE TO DANCE. Abdul will also serve as coach, mentor and advocate for contestants during the performances and elimination process, providing critical input and guidance, while sharing her experience with hopeful contestants.

"Live To Dance" is based on a format created by Princess Productions and Shine TV and is produced by Reveille. Elisabeth Murdoch, Howard T. Owens, James Sunderland, Robin Ashbrook, Anthony Dominici and Paula Abdul are executive producers. Distribution is handled by Shine International.