Friday, January 21, 2011

Casting Call: Evergreen -- And New News!

Casting for the movie Evergreen will be going down in February and March.  The casting call will focus on multiple roles/characters--one that probably fits even you!  The film is produced by Jenny Kim and written/directed by Jackson K. Segar, though you will be wanting to contact the casting director, Melanie L. Addington if you are interested.  What's the movie about?  A quick story line:

Daniel must deal with the departure of his girlfriend Addy while struggling with issues with his aging father, the patriarch of the family farm, who tasks Daniel with firing an old friend and farmhand.

Roles to be cast include Jefferson Ames (caucasian male, 50-75), Daniel Ames (caucasian male, 16-26), Dalton Ames (caucasian male, 9-14), Riley Williams (African American male, 50-75), Mylan Williams (African American male, 9-14), Jason Tubbs (caucasian male, 18-32),  and Addy Thompson (caucasian female, 17-25).  If you fit one of these descriptions, send along a headshot/resume to Melanie
( by February 12.  Auditions will take place Feb. 19 & 26 in Oxford, MS and on March 5 in Sardis, MS.   Shooting will take place in Como, Mississippi and compensation includes housing and meals.

Current News

The Memphis Film Society is featured on the Live From Memphis website.  Check out the article and read about our last mixer that featured talent agent Lisa Lax.  There's also a brief Q&A with me (Rich Newman) as well as some information about what we are trying to do in the coming year (in addition to hosting monthly mixers).

Be sure to save the date:  Friday, Jan. 28.  Why?  Live From Memphis is having its 10th Anniversary party.  It starts at 7pm at the LFM Studio space (1 South Main) and will feature free food and beverages, live DJ's, and an award ceremony.  Not to mention it's another opportunity to mix it up with the Memphis independent film scene!  More information is available on their Facebook event page.

In addition to the anniversary party, Live From Memphis is also now accepting entries for their Music Video Showcase.  There will be awards for winning entries and the videos will be screened in front of a live audience.  They are accepting applications until January 31 and the screening is scheduled for the weekend of March 12.  More details, as well as the online application can be downloaded here

Cellardoor Cinema is now hosting their second screenplay contest.  Entries are accepted through Withoutabox and the winner will get his/her script produced into a movie.  Shorts and features are both being accepted--and you will want to get your submission in by March 15 (at that point the price goes up from $15 to $20).  Get more details, as well as submission guidelines at Cellardoor's website.