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Film looking for cast members

By Staff | Oct 21, 2011

CASTING CALL (by appointment only)

DATE: Monday, October 24, 2011

TIME: 5:00pm 8:00pm (by appointment)

WHERE: Quality Inn Conference Center

ADDRESS: 4328 William L. Wilson Freeway, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Seeking men, women, and child actors and re-enactors for minor roles, extras and stunt actors, for the highly anticipated historical TV mini-series about the lives and times of the men who helped build America between 1865-1917. Casting call, by appointment only, will be held on MONDAY, OCT. 24 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Quality Inn Conference Center in Harpers Ferry. Acting experience is helpful but not required. You must send recent photo and other info identified below in advance to PERIODEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM to obtain an appointment time. Appointments are required, no walk-ins will be permitted.

Filming will occur in both the eastern and northern regions of West Virginia between Oct. 31 and Dec. 22 and will occur mostly on weekdays and possibly some weekends. Most roles will involve filming between 1 – 4 days (some consecutive) at some point during that time frame. Roles are booked on an as-needed basis, usually only a few days in advance or the night before, sometimes last minute. In your email, please be specific about your availability during this time frame. Before being hired, you must prove you are legally able to work in the United States. Typical work days are 12 hours and sometimes more.

PERIOD ROLES NEEDED: If you fit any of the descriptions below, please respond ASAP and identify the roles for which you wish to be considered. Especially looking for interesting faces.

– Lincoln

– John Wilkes Booth

– McKinley

– Civilians (many varied roles)

– Business executives

– Law enforcement (sheriffs, NY/NJ Police, Marshals)

– Laborers (industrial workers, dock workers)

– Soldiers (Admiral, Confederate, Union, Stragglers)

– Musicians (fiddlers, harmonica, percussion, etc.)

– Ladies of the night

– Burlesque performers (Victorian era)

– Thugs (think Gangs of NY)

– Photographers/ Journalists

– Stunts (horse/falls/fights)

– Butlers/Maids

– Newspaper Boy/Messengers

In your email, please also list any period wardrobe and props (craft tools, weapons, equipment) you have for the time period 1865-1917. For stunt roles please note your experience with horse riding, falls and fights.