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Frank Ocean Launches PrEP+ Club Night in at Undisclosed NYC Location

Frank Ocean

PHOTOGRAPHY BY COLLIER SCHORR | STYLING BY JASON RIDER

Frank Ocean is hosting PrEP+, an exclusive club night in NYC tonight, October 17.

“PrEP+ is the first in a series of nights; an ongoing safe space made to bring people together and dance. PrEP+ will welcome globally celebrated DJs,” said Gayletter, which is co-hosting the party, on its Instagram page.

They continue: “The night is named PrEP+ as an homage to what could have been of the 1980s’ NYC club scene if the drug PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) — which can be taken daily to prevent HIV/AIDs for those who are not infected but are at high risk — had been invented in that era. Ticket links have been distributed and the venue will be announced to ticket-holders on the evening of the night. Club hours are 10pm-late.”

House rules: No photos or videos are allowed Consent is mandatory Zero tolerance for racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism or any form or discrimination The dance floor is for dancing

News source: TOWLEROAD



Billy Porter says being black and gay hurt his career

By EMMA POWYS MAURICE/PINKNEWS

Billy Porter

'Pose' star Billy Porter during a talk with Rachel Syme at the 2019 New Yorker Festival (Craig Barritt/Getty)

The Emmy-award winning Pose star Billy Porter has revealed that his early music and film career was sidelined because he was black and gay.

At the New Yorker Festival on October 12, the Broadway veteran spoke of his unsuccessful attempts to break into the film and music industry in the 1980s.

Despite signing a deal with A&M Records, he said his pop music career never took off because the music industry is “hugely, violently homophobic”.

“It just was never about the music,” Porter said in an interview with Deadline. “It was about trying to fix myself so other people would feel comfortable around me.”

And he didn’t have much luck with Hollywood either, as movie executives at the time were only looking for three types of African American actors – “James Earl Jones, the patriarch, Denzel Washington, the sex symbol, or genius clown, Eddie Murphy.”

Being neither, Porter struggled. “Where am I fitting in?” he asked himself. “I became a character actor to hide behind little weight and work so I could eat.”

Things got so bad that he filed for bankruptcy and had no apartment or health insurance for 13 years.

He finally got his big break in 2011, playing the character of Belize in the revival of Angels in America. This was followed by his Tony Award-winning run as Lola in Kinky Boots in 2013.

“But the calling in my life is where I am now,” he said, referring to his iconic role as Pray Tell, the ball MC and a male lead in FX’s groundbreaking drama Pose.

It’s a role that earned him the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and Porter made history by becoming the first openly gay black man to win in this category.

“We must speak life into ourselves, even when everyone around us is doing the opposite,” he said. “I never saw anything that looked like me, and visibility … when we see ourselves reflected back … is so important.”

“We must speak life into ourselves, even when everyone around us is doing the opposite,” he said. “I never saw anything that looked like me, and visibility … when we see ourselves reflected back … is so important.”



Inside Tyler Perry Studios’ Grand Opening Gala with Oprah, Spike Lee, Tiffany Haddish, Beyoncé and More

By ANGELIQUE JACKSON

Tyler Opening

In a speech celebrating the opening of his brand new 330 acre studio in Atlanta, Ga., Tyler Perry challenged his guests to dream bigger, like he had, while turning the former Army base into his personal production play land. But even the biggest dreamers — and the biggest names in entertainment — couldn’t be prepared for all the multi-hyphenate creator had in store at his grand opening gala on Saturday night.

“For people to drop what they’re doing in their very busy schedules to come and join me in this moment is beyond anything I could’ve imagined. It makes me happy. It makes me want to cry. It makes me grateful. It’s just I’m beyond,” Perry told Variety on the red carpet as the festivities kicked off. “I’m over the moon right now.”

The centerpiece of the evening featured Perry’s tribute to trailblazing black stars who inspired him — Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Sidney Poitier, Whoopi Goldberg, Cicely Tyson and Harry Belafonte.

“It means I’m a part of history. This is an historic night in American cinema. It’s never been done before. So I’m honored and humbled that my brother asked me part of it,” Lee told Variety before being honored with soundstage No. 10.

The reveal of each soundstage and the star it honored was accompanied by a fireworks display and a round of massive applause from the A-list crowd. Perry also immortalized the late Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Della Reese, John Singleton and Diahann Carroll, who passed just before the ceremony on Friday.

Of celebrating Carroll’s legacy through the event, Perry said, “It’s sad news, is exactly what I thought at first, but then I looked at her 84 years on this planet. I looked at all that she was able to do. I looked at the bridges and the barriers that she broke just for me to be in this moment. So I’m celebrating it.”

Tiffany Haddish considers Perry a mentor after filming “Nobody’s Fool” on the lot. “Every time that I came in to work here at Tyler Perry studios, it was the biggest smile on my face. Cause I know the history of this place — It was a Confederate union military base,” Haddish recalled. “Trying to keep us enslaved. Now it’s owned by a black man.”

One attendee called the event “the black Met Gala” — but in actuality, the guest list gave the event the feel of the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys combined. Until the early hours of Sunday morning, Black Hollywood royalty mixed and mingled — with a guest list that included music superstars Ludacris, T.I., Usher, Diddy and Jay-Z (whose DeLeon tequila, Ciroc vodka and Ace of Spades champagne respectively were featured at the bars inside the venue); politicians like former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. John Lewis, and President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton; media figures CBS’s Gayle King, CNN’s Don Lemon, Tamron Hall and “The View’s“ Sunny Hostin; and award-winning creators Viola Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay.

Guests began the night with a cocktail hour in the John Singleton soundstage followed by opening remarks from Perry and a powerhouse performance by Jennifer Hudson, that left guests in tears (Patti LaBelle was one of the first on her feet to applaud the singer).

Outside of the soundstages, Perry surprised more of his collaborators, including Tika Sumpter and Keshia Knight Pulliam, revealing stars dedicated to them on his own Walk of Fame, similar to the one he received earlier in the week on Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles.

When the three-course seated dinner was served inside the Oprah Winfrey soundstage, the buzz from guests shifted from gushing over meeting Smith or the Clintons outside to whispers that Beyoncé had arrived. Knowles-Carter’s Destiny’s Child sisters Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams (as well as her mother Tina Knowles Lawson) also attended. After dinner, Mary J. Blige took the stage for a 30 minute set with stars like Haddish, Chris Tucker and Taraji P. Henson dancing along to the private concert.



Photos: The opening of Tyler Perry Studios was beyond star-studded

Everyone from Hank Aaron to Oprah to Beyoncé to Gladys Knight showed up at the black-tie gala

By MYRYDD WELLS

Tyler Perry gives interviews at the opening of his new studio.
Tyler Perry gives interviews at the opening of his new studio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY PARAS GRIFFIN/GETTY IMAGES FOR TYLER PERRY STUDIOS

Tyler Perry marked the opening of his new, 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios at Fort McPherson, the only black-owned major film studio in the country, with a Saturday evening gala that brought a monumental number of stars. There were the Hollywood greats: Sidney Poitier, Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee, Halle Berry, Cicely Tyson, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, Ava DuVernay. There were the local legends: Hank Aaron, John Lewis, Andrew Young, C.T. Vivian, Bernice King, Gladys Knight. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and former mayor Kasim Reed were in attendance along with Governor Brian Kemp and his former political rival Stacey Abrams. There were plenty of Atlanta celebrities: Usher, Jermaine Dupri, Will Packer, Ludacris, T.I., Jeezy. Beyoncé and Jay-Z were there. Will Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Don Lemon, Terrence Howard, Patti LaBelle, Anita Baker, Chris Tucker, Jill Scott, Taraji P. Henson, Evander Holyfield, Maxine Waters. And that seriously only scratches the surface. As Variety noted, “the guest list gave the event the feel of the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys combined.”

Here are a few photos from the black-tie event, just to give you a small glimpse of the star-studded night.

Spike Lee
Spike Lee (PHOTOGRAPH BY PARAS GRIFFIN/GETTY IMAGES FOR TYLER PERRY STUDIOS)

Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay (PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL R. GIUNTA/GETTY IMAGES)

Monica
Monica (PHOTOGRAPH BY PARAS GRIFFIN/GETTY IMAGES FOR TYLER PERRY STUDIOS)

Jeannie Mai and Jeezy
Jeannie Mai and Jeezy (PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL R. GIUNTA/GETTY IMAGES)

Andrew and Carolyn Young
Andrew and Carolyn Young (PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL R. GIUNTA/GETTY IMAGES)

Gladys Knight
Gladys Knight (PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL R. GIUNTA/GETTY IMAGES)

Halle Berry and Whoopi Goldberg
Halle Berry and Whoopi Goldberg (PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL R. GIUNTA/GETTY IMAGES)

Jenifer Lewis and Taraji P. Henson
Jenifer Lewis and Taraji P. Henson (PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL R. GIUNTA/GETTY IMAGES)

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham (PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL R. GIUNTA/GETTY IMAGES)

Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson (PHOTOGRAPH BY PARAS GRIFFIN/GETTY IMAGES FOR TYLER PERRY STUDIOS)

Patti LaBelle
Patti LaBelle (PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL R. GIUNTA/GETTY IMAGES)

Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams
Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams (PHOTOGRAPH BY PARAS GRIFFIN/GETTY IMAGES FOR TYLER PERRY STUDIOS)

Tyrese and Kasim Reed
Tyrese and Kasim Reed (PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL R. GIUNTA/GETTY IMAGES)

John Lewis
John Lewis (PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL R. GIUNTA/GETTY IMAGES)

Ludacris and Eudoxie Bridges
Ludacris and Eudoxie Bridges (PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL R. GIUNTA/GETTY IMAGES)

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon (PHOTOGRAPH BY PARAS GRIFFIN/GETTY IMAGES FOR TYLER PERRY STUDIOS)

Colin Kaepernick and Nessa
Colin Kaepernick and Nessa (PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL R. GIUNTA/GETTY IMAGES)

David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo (PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL R. GIUNTA/GETTY IMAGES)

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry (PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL R. GIUNTA/GETTY IMAGES)



43 TV Shows and Movies Filming in Georgia in October

By Project Casting

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Georgia is quickly taking over the TV and film industry.

Here is the full list of Movies and TV Shows filming in Georgia

American Soul Season 2

BET’s upcoming drama series based on the life and career of Soul Train creator Don Cornelius, from Jesse Collins Entertainment (The New Edition Story, The Bobby Brown Story). According to Deadline, “Sinqua Walls will play a young Cornelius in the 10-episode series that is inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of the young, ambitious and troubled impresario Cornelius. The drama series is described as an unflinching look at the entrepreneur, his Soul Train dancers, crew and musicians in an unforgiving Hollywood in the 1970’s – how they work, play, rise and fall against the backdrop of Soul Train — “the hippest trip in America” and one of the most predominant television shows for African American culture. The series was announced in April as part of BET’s 2018-19 slate. A premiere date has not yet been set.

Anti-Life

Indie feature film.

Battle Box

Netflix game show.

Black Lightning Season 3

Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams). He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter, Jennifer (China Anne McCain) hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.

Brockmire Season 4

According to Variety, Brockmire centers around Hank Azaria who plays a “veteran baseball announcer who returns to the booth for a minor league team 10 years after he suffered an on-air meltdown.”

Charming the Hearts of Men

According to Deadline, Kelsey Grammar will star in a political romantic indie. The film is described “as a fictional account inspired by true events that altered the world for women in America and deals with the discrimination that both black and white women suffered and the legislation which gave them their rights and the legal foundation for the Times Up moment today.”

Grammer will play a Southern Congressman who feels the world-changing in 1964. He meets Grace Gordon who has returned home following the death of her father and sees life-changing around her. Grace is pushed into an uncomfortable situation where she feels women are continuously marginalized and with the help of Congressman Worth, they end up changing the world for the better.

Coming 2 America

As Project Casting previously reported, the upcoming sequel will be released on August 7, 2020. The studio has reportedly hired the director of “Hustle & Flow,” Craig Brewer, to direct the project with Eddie Murphy expected to return as the star of the show.

It is essential to keep in mind, “Coming to America 2” has been in development for several years with director Jonathan Levine previously attached to direct the production.

Filming for the upcoming “Coming to America” sequel was set to film in California after the California Film Commission awarded Paramount a $13 million tax credit last April. However, Variety reports, they needed to start production within 180 days. That did not happen.

Conjuring 3

In 2016, “The Conjuring” director James Wan said he would not be directing another movie in the franchise due to scheduling conflicts, “there could be many more [Conjuring] movies because the Warrens have so many stories”, acknowledging that “there are other filmmakers that I would love to sort of continue on the Conjuring world”.

James Wan stated the next film would take place in the 1980s, citing “American Werewolf in London” as inspiration. By June of 2016, it was announced a third sequel was in development. By 2017, James Wan said the movie was in development for a long time because he wanted it to live up to the quality of the previous two films.

In October 2018, Michael Chaves was announced as the film’s director, after previously directing a film being released by Atomic Monster Productions. Wan stated he was impressed while working with Chaves on The Curse of La Llorona, and that the filmmaker would make a great addition to the creative team. Wilson and Farmiga are set to reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren, with the plot reportedly revolving around a legal trial where the defendant claimed to have been possessed during the crimes of which he is accused.

Couples Court with the Cutlers

Dana and Keith Cutler have been practicing law together for almost 30 years. They are legal experts and trial attorneys and are the first married couple to preside over a television courtroom. Dana and Keith are graduates of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, and their combined knowledge of the law will help them uncover the truth behind couples in need. Dana practices education law with a focus on charter schools, while Keith is a civil defense trial attorney. Together, they use technology, including cellphone forensics, GPS tracking, and DNA evidence among other things, to tackle relationship disputes.

Deadly Cult

“Deadly Cults” dives into unhinged murder cases in which investigators uncover and expose the dark world of cults that kill. These four-hour long episodes look at a variety of things, including a self-proclaimed prophet who convinces his followers to murder an innocent family, and a vampire coven searching for a sacrifice. The series explores how power and manipulation can lead to extreme actions. Each case is recounted through interviews with investigators, former cult leaders, and the family and friends closest to the victims. Look behind the eyes of cult leaders and the psychology behind them as they exploit fear and hatred in their followers’ minds and hearts.

Disappearance of the Millbrook Twins

Dannette Latonia Millbrook and Jeannette Latrice Millbrook are fraternal twins from Augusta, Georgia, United States who disappeared on March 18, 1990 when they were 15 years old.

Dish Nation

Personalities from the country’s most-popular radio shows in major markets present their takes on pop culture, celebrity scandals and the news of the day. “Dish Nation” focuses on the comedic side of the breaking entertainment news format. Memorable moments from the radio shows come alive with animation, images and video footage from the radio studios. The featured radio personalities include Rickey Smiley and Heidi Hamilton.

Don’t

Dwight in Shining Armor Season 2

Dwight, a 21st century teen, falls into an ancient, underground chamber and lands lip-to-lip with Gretta, a gothic princess who has been magically sleeping for a thousand years. IMDB

Dynasty Season 3

A modernized reboot of the 1980s primetime soap follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. Told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds — Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington; and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into the WASP family — “Dynasty” not only features the glitz and gloss of extreme wealth, but also exposes the dark underbelly of a corrupt world built on backroom deals. (via)

Electric Jesus

Indie feature film.

Fear Street

According to Screen Rant, “Fear Street” is an upcoming movie trilogy. The movie version of R.L. Stine’s “Fear Street” is reportedly geared towards teenagers. Kiana Madeira and Olivia Welcha will star in all three of the “Fear Street” films. Both will be playing teens in the 1600s and in the mid-1990s who are trying to main their relationship in the small town of Shadyside. The upcoming feature film stars Gillian Jacobs, Emily Brobst, and Ashley Zukerman.

Ghost Draft

Chris Pratt is set to star in Sci-Fi thriller ‘Ghost Draft’ from the ‘Lego Batman’ director. Variety reports, “Ghost Draft,” written by Zach Dean, is about a man drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past. Yvonne Strahovski will play a character Pratt meets in the future who has a connection to his past.

Good Eats: The Return

A Food Network show by Alton Brown

Greenland

A disaster movie starring Gerard Butler.

Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy is an upcoming film directed by Ron Howard and based on the novel of the same name by J. D. Vance.

Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court

Different from other court shows, “Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court” acts only on family issues. There are no battles over rent money or damages caused by a car accident. These emotional cases can have life-changing consequences for participants and sometimes new beginnings for individuals. While most suits relate to a child’s paternity — including deadbeat dads and DNA-test determinations — others involve things like grandparents fighting for visitation rights. Lake’s lengthy legal career has specialized in family law, making her a natural fit for this court.

Legacies Season 2

Legacies is an upcoming American television drama series to debut on October 25, 2018, on The CW. It is a spin-off of The Originals. It was also announced that The Vampire Diaries veteran Matt Davis would star in the project along with Aria Shahghasemi, Quincy Fouse, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant.

Lovecraft Country

 Jordan Peele– Image ( Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com)Right: LOS JJ Abrams at the Star Wars– Image (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)
Jordan Peele– Image ( Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com)Right: LOS JJ Abrams at the Star Wars– Image (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

Lovecraft Country is an upcoming drama horror television series based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name. It is set to premiere on HBO. The series is produced by Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros.

Lovecraft Country follows “Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.”

MacGyver Season 4

A reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20- something Angus “Mac” MacGyver who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton. Under the aegis of the Department of External Services, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip.

Ozark Season 3

Created by Bill Dubuque (“The Accountant,” “The Judge”), this drama series stars Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde, a financial planner who relocates his family from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Ozarks. With wife Wendy and their two kids in tow, Marty is on the move after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong, forcing him to pay off a substantial debt to a Mexican drug lord in order to keep his family safe. While the Byrdes’ fate hangs in the balance, the dire circumstances force the fractured family to reconnect.

Personal Injury Court

Ready to Love Season 1/B

An unscripted dating series from a male perspective is coming to the screens. “Ready to Love” features successful black men and women in their 30s and 40s as they go through the steps of courtship. These men and women are looking for everlasting love. The men bring their observations and experiences to the forefront as they search for true love. Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles hosts the show.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12

Richard Jewell Story

Safety

Upcoming Disney+ feature film

Tyler Perry’s Sistas

“Sistas” centers around a group of black females from different walks of life who bond over their one common thread: why am I single? The series sees the women navigate their complicated love life status, careers, and friendship through the ups-and-downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals.

Stargirl Season 1

Student Body

Indie feature film.

Sweet Magnolias

Sweet Magnolias is an upcoming American romance drama web television series, based on the Sweet Magnolias novels by Sherryl Woods, that is set to premiere on Netflix.

Teenage Bounty Hunters Season 1

In the series, after joining forces with a veteran bounty hunter (Kadeem Hardison), sixteen-year-old fraternal twin sisters Sterling (Phillips) and Blair (Fellini) dive into the world of bail skipping baddies while still navigating the high stakes of teenage love and sex. Sterling and Blair plan to excel in all aforementioned extracurriculars, despite the watchful eye of their buttoned-up community.

The Outsider

According to Deadline, HBO has given a series order to a new supernatural drama series called The Outsider. The movie will star Ben Mendelsohn. The show comes from The Night Of co-creator/executive producer Richard Price, director-producer Jack Bender (Mr. Mercedes) Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment, and MRC. Ozark star/director/executive producer Jason Bateman is set to direct the first two episodes and may star alongside Mendelsohn in the show.

The novel centers around an investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything “they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case”.

The Oval

Writer, director, producer and entrepreneur Tyler Perry is working on “The Oval”, which is a new BET Networks drama set in the White House and focusing on a fictional first family.

Filming is set to film this summer at Tyler Perry Studios in Georgia. The show’s cast includes Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Paige Hurd and Daniel Croix Henderson.

“I’ve been hard at work on The Oval and can’t wait to share this story with audiences,” Perry said in a press release. “I’ve set out to create a show that tells the story of a family placed in the White House by people of power while also highlighting the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence.”

Tyler Perry, 49, wrote the series and will also be directing and producing the project. His many credits include the Madea franchise as well as the OWN series, “The Haves and the Have Nots”.

The Plath Family

The Resident Season 3

The Resident centers around Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal) a young doctor who begins his first day working with senior resident Conrad Hawkins who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern-day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.

The Slaton Sisters

TLC reality series.

The Time Capsule

Indie feature film.

The Walking Dead

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

The Way I Heard It

Facebook Watch series.

Thunder Force

Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy to star this fall in Thunder Force, a film that Ben Falcone has written and will direct. They are keeping the details under wraps.



Get Paid $1,300 To Watch 13 Stephen King Movies by Halloween

By Project Casting

Get Paid $1,300 To Watch 13 Stephen King Movies by Halloween

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Here’s how you can get paid $1,300 to watch 13 Stephen King movies
Are you looking for a new job? Do you love watching horror movies? If so, you have a chance to earn $1,300 by watching 13 films based off of Stephen King’s novels by Halloween.

The job opportunity is presented by USDish.com in preparation for the upcoming Georgia-filmed movie “Doctor Sleep”.

During the horror binge, you will be asked questions such as which movie did you like the most, did you watch the movie alone, and how fast was your heart rate going with each scary scene

You answer www.USDish.com's questions and you will get $1,300.

The website says an ideal candidate is someone who is detail-orientated enough to track their movie-watching experience and possibly share their screams on social media.

No degree is required and no drug test or background check will be performed. Applicants must be 18 years old or older and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.

Here is the full list of movies you will watch:
 
·         “Carrie” (the original or the 2013 remake)
·         “Children of the Corn”
·         “Christine”
·         “Creepshow”
·         “Cujo”
·         “Dreamcatcher”
·         “It” (the original or the 2017 remake)
·         “The Mist”
·         “Pet Sematary” (the original or the 2019 remake)
·         “Salem’s Lot”
·         “The Shining” 
·         “Thinner”
·         “Misery”

Viewers will track their heartrate and jump scares, what they though before and after each viewing, their sleep pattern and whether or not they watched alone.

You can apply online, if you’re up to the spooky challenge. 

www.USDish.com

About Doctor Sleep:
Doctor Sleep is based on the 2013 horror novel by Stephen King and is the sequel to his 1977 novel The Shining. King stated that it is a “return to balls-to-the-wall, keep-the-lights-on horror”. The book became a number one New York Times bestseller for print and ebook fiction, hardcover fiction, and ebook fiction. The novel also won the 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.

The book centers around the events after The Shining. Danny Torrance remains psychologically traumatized as his mother Wendy slowly recovers from her injuries. Ghosts from the Overlook still want to find Danny and take his “shining” power. Dick Hallorann, the Overlook’s chef teaches Danny to create lockboxes in his mind to control the ghosts including the former Overlook owner Horace Derwent. The psychological trauma causes Dan to deal with anger and alcoholism. Dan spends years of his life drifting across the country until he decides to give up drinking. As a result, he develops psychic abilities that allow him to predict when someone is about to die, giving him the nickname “Doctor Sleep”.



The Powerful and Sexy Gay Short Film ‘DARE’ is Back for a Sequel 15 Years Later — with the Very Same Cast: WATCH

By ANDY TOWLE

DARE's Johnny and Ben, then and now.

DARE‘s Johnny and Ben, then and now.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

The gay short film DARE made a huge impression on audiences in 2004 with its story of Ben (Adam Fleming) and Johnny (Michael Cassidy), lustful teen crushes, and forbidden gay love in high school. DARE played over 50 film fests, was released as the lead film on gay short DVD compilations around the world, and then eventually became a Sundance feature.

Now, writer and producer David Brind and director Adam Salky have done something unprecedented. They’ve brought back the very same cast and creative team from the original short film 15 years later for THE DARE PROJECT, a continuation of Ben and Johnny’s story. And we’ve got an exclusive first look at the trailer.

Here’s the original 16-minute short film, for those who haven’t seen it or want a refresher.

Click Here

Writer and producer David Brind spoke to Towleroad about the origins of the 2004 film, and the decision to try and put together a sequel. In THE DARE PROJECT (trailer below), Ben and Johnny, now in their early 30s fortuitously run into each other at a party in Los Angeles after not seeing each other since high school. Is their connection still alive, and what do they do about it?

“When I first wrote the DARE short in film school in 2003, I had no f**king clue what I was doing,” said Brind. “My professor told me to write from the heart and the gut. So I wrote about ‘Johnny.’ Everyone in the world has their own ‘Johnny,’ the elusive one that seemed untouchable, that made you feel so intensely you thought you would die. ‘Johnny’ existed for me. Though there was no blowjob or swimming pool. There was, however, champagne and Parliaments, and a spinning, swirling perfect kiss with the most beautiful rebel bad boy ever. And that’s where DARE comes from.”

David Brind
David Brind

“I wasn’t Ben,” Brind added. “I was a closeted (sort of?) popular kid. But there was play practice. I was the star, he was in the chorus because he got kicked off soccer for smoking. And a sleepover after. This experience was mind-blowing for me. Not because I was fetishizing the straight guy—though that’s a real thing. But because for the first time in my life, I believed that connection with someone I desired was possible. That even if it ended here with ‘Johnny,’ something else unexpected would arise. It gave me hope. Thrill. Excitement. And yes, a bit of sadness.”

Brind said that after understanding the fan base that the original DARE had developed over the years, he decided to try and continue the story he had begun.

“15 years later, I decided to revisit this world with THE DARE PROJECT,” Brind added. “Our legions of fans—13.5M views on YouTube while being suppressed from search by them, but that’s another story—demanded a sequel. They wrote Instagram messages. Like Jack from a small village in Ireland. Jack is 17. He’s gay. He’s suicidal. He wrote to tell me that he watches DARE over and over when he’s feeling like he doesn’t want to live. Because it brings him hope. And that’s more worthwhile than any Netflix or HBO deal could ever bring me.”

Of the sequel, Brind added, “Ben isn’t 17 anymore. And he’s a lot more like me now. He’s good at what he does. He’s successful in his way. He’s more confident. He’s out. But he’s still been unable to find intimacy in a real way. A real and constant struggle for LGBTQ people, especially in the age of Grindr (which is in the new film) and Instagram ‘influencers’ aka hot guys in underwear.”

“Johnny isn’t 17 either,” Brind continued. “And he’s no longer the arrogant bad boy of high school hallways. Life has gotten more complex. And when Ben and Johnny meet for the first time since high school, they talk about it all. And of course, they get back in the pool…”

There’s also a new star, Adam Hagenbuch (Fuller House).

THE DARE PROJECT

Adam Hagenbuch

  • “It was really hard to revisit this world,” said Brind. “I needed to get it right. To give the fans what they wanted, but also what they NEED. Which means twists and turns, Easter eggs, sex appeal, one-liners, but also questions of existential angst, lack of purpose, the perils of intimacy as a gay man. The DARE world has never been about a gay guy chasing a straight guy. As a professor at USC, I see everyday how the world has become so sexually fluid in many ways. More and more of my students are non-binary or bi or trans or simply unclassifiable.”
  • THE DARE PROJECT is about connection,” Brind added. “What happens if there’s someone out there that makes you feel so alive that it’s addictive? And what happens if you are of potentially differing sexual identities? And in 2019, who really gives a shit—you’re just two humans. That’s who Ben and Johnny are. That’s what this short is about—moments of connection in a disconnected world.

Letting our fans and our community know that there is no right path—just a series of choices and moments. I’m not a blue-sky kind of guy. I like to keep it real. And always a little dark. I like to play off tropes, and then unmask them. But everything DARE will always end in hope. And the promise of what’s next. “

THE DARE PROJECT is available starting midnight to rent and buy on Tuesday, 9/24 at dareshortfilm.com but before that, the filmmakers would like to give Towleroad readers a look at the exclusive premiere of the trailer, right here:

Click here for The Dare Project Trailer

Brind and Salky are also in discussions with Alan Cumming’s production company Club Cumming Productions about developing THE DARE PROJECT into a series. In the clip below, Brind and Salky talk about deciding to make the sequel and its fans offer some thoughts on what it means to them.

https://youtu.be/gB8z0O9njVQ


Open Casting Calls in Atlanta 


"The Suicide Squad” Casting Call for a Night Club Scene


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Margot Robbie and Will Smith - Suicide Squad film

Margot Robbie and Will Smith (Twocoms / Shutterstock.com)

The Suicide Squad ‘ is now casting extras for a Panama night club scene in Atlanta, Georgia.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on Tuesday, October 29th, 30th,  and 31st in Atlanta, Georgia.

Producers are seeking the following types:

• Men and Women PANAMA NIGHT CLUB- this is a really great scene with all of our lead characters! This is an after-hours private club, etc..

•Ages 18 to 60 MEN and WOMEN Hispanic, Black, Asian, Mixed or Middle Eastern looks.


About Suicide Squad 2:
Details for the project have not been released. However, according to reports, the upcoming “Suicide Squad” feature film is filming under the code name “El Dorado”. It’s currently unknown what the story will revolve around, but this title could give us a little clue.

James Gunn will work as the writer and director for “The Suicide Squad” and will follow David Ayer’s 2016 film “Suicide Squad.” However, instead of being a sequel to the Ayer production, this is described as a new perspective to the franchise from the mind of Gunn that will feature a mix of new and old characters.

Viola Davis is coming back to play Amanda Waller, while Margot Robbie is set to reprise her role of Harley Quinn. Jai Courtney and Joel Kinnaman will be returning to play Captain Boomerang and Rick Flagg, respectively.

That said, Idris Elba will be replacing Will Smith but will play a new character and not Deadshot. Deadshot has been written out of the movie but may return in the future with Will Smith returning.

How to audition:

Suicide Squad 2 Open Casting Call

2 “EL DORADO”

OPEN SPOTS for MEN that are PHYSICALLY FIT to be PREFIT TOMORROW WED 9/11, THURS 9/12 or FRI 9/13 this week

Ages 18 to 50
MEN and WOMEN
Hispanic, Black, Asian, Mixed or Middle Eastern looks

WORK DATES: WORKS TUES 10/29, WED 10/30 and THURS 10/31 ALL 3 DAYS!! Each day will start early morning and work until around 7pm or so

FILMING LOCATION: ATLANTA (midtown)

FITTING DATES: FITTINGS in FAYETTEVILLE at PINEWOOD STUDIOS Fittings take about an hour or so, and appointments will be: THIS WEEK: THURS 10/17 or FRI 10/18 and NEXT WEEK: MON 10/21orTUES 10/22

DAILY PAY RATE: $80 with OT after 8 hrs (Fittings are 1/4 check - $20)


SUBMIT TO: extras@TSCasting.com

SUBJECT LINE: PANAMA CLUB


PLEASE INCLUDE:

CURRENT, CLEAR PHOTOS!!! CLEAR PHOTOS, in GOOD LIGHT!

We need to see current hair length, hair color, etc.. Please send at least 2 photos, one from chest up and from the knees or waist up. Please send a full length photo and a photo from the chest up. Please LOOK the part in your photos if you want a chance at being picked!. Continued on next page….


Then please List the following

First and Last NAME

PHONE NUMBER (s) CITY & STATE (where you will be coming from!)- MANDATORY to list this info

Email address

Ethnicity / Nationality!

STATS/SIZES:

MEN/WOMEN:

Age

Height

Weight

Jacket size

Dress size

Shirt (collar x sleeve)

Bust/Bra/Cup

Pants (waist x inseam)

Waist

Shoe

AND PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE WAITRESS/WAITER or BARTENDER EXPERIENCE AND List “NEW FACE” or “REPEAT but not used” or “REPEAT but hidden” AND List, if any (where, how large, etc…) or say “No Tattoos” 

AND LIST any ACTING and/or military or weapons training experience (or attach a resume).

EXPERIENCE is NOT mandatory but IS a plus to know.

If you do not have military or weapons training, please verify your fitness practices


YOU MUST BE LOCAL TO ATLANTA OR WILLING TO WORK HERE AS A LOCAL HIRE


Please do not apply if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.


‘Doom Patrol’ Season 2 Atlanta Open Casting Call


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Diane Guerrero - Doom Patrol

Diane Guerrero - Image (Editorial credit: Lev Radin / Shutterstock.com)

Doom Patrol Season 2 is now hiring roller skaters in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming in Atlanta, Georgia for a to be determined date.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • Looking for ROLLER SKATERS/PROFESSIONAL ROLLER SKATERS!!

About Doom Patrol:

Doom Patrol is an upcoming drama series based on the DC Comics superhero group Doom Patrol created by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani that is set to premiere in 2019 on DC Universe (streaming service). It is a spin-off of Titans. Filming began in Georgia in late August and early September 2018. The show features Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, and Alan Tudyk.

How to audition?

“DP” Season 2 IS BACK and filming soon!
PLEASE SHARE

Looking for ROLLER SKATERS/PROFESSIONAL ROLLER SKATERS!!

THINK “XANADU”

Rate: TBD

TAKING SUBMISSIONS AT THIS TIME!

Subject Line: Male skater

Subject Line: Female Skater
Email: TDP2.BGCasting@gmail.com
Age: 24 and up


Please send in a VIDEO of your skating ability (3) recent photos

Name
Age
Telephone number
Height
Weight
Sizes
Ladies sizes
Bra/bust
Shirt
Skirt
Dress
Waist
Hips
Pant
Shoes
List your city and state


Men sizes
Age
Telephone number
Height
Weight
Shirt
Neck
Sleeve
Chest
Jacket
Pant
Shoes
List your city and state


Subject Line: Male Skater

Subject Line: Male Skater

Subject Line: TDP2.BGCasting@gmail.com

List "ROLLER" skating experience


Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.


‘Stranger Things’: How to Audition for a Speaking Role


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Joe Keery and Gaten Matarazzo

Joe Keery and Gaten Matarazzo at the Netflix’s season 2 premiere of ‘Stranger Things

How to audition for a speaking role on Stranger Things.

Stranger Things is one of the most popular shows on television. Centering around a group of young friends in 1980s Indiana, a group of young friends who witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries.witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries.

After only a few months of their season 3 debut, Netflix has released a new teaser for the fourth season of ‘Stranger Things’. The video starts with the series’ opening theme music before revealing the fourth season is coming soon. However, the footage reveals text that reads: “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.”

‘Stranger Things 3’ released in July this year and ended with Will and his family moving away from the small-town. The new footage suggests the next season will no longer take place in Hawkins, Indiana. Creators Matt and Ross Duffer have always stated they planed ‘Stranger Things’ to go on for four to five seasons, meaning this could be the series finale of the Netflix Original series. However, this won’t be the end for the Duffer Brothers and Netflix. The duo has signed a multi-year film and series overall deal with the service.

Filming for the series takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. The first season starred Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, and Matthew Modine, with Noah Schnapp and Joe Keery in recurring roles.

But, how does someone land a role on Stranger Things season 3?

According to IMDB, the series casting was done by Carmen CubaTara Feldstein and Chase Paris.

In a recent interview, Stranger Things casting director Carmen Cuba shared tips for aspiring actors. She says,  “I find that most kids actually have a singularity to them that isn’t actually represented in kid casting. I think that traditionally kids who look a particular way—cute’ and ‘all-American’ are typical words used to describe what I mean—are encouraged to pursue acting and modeling and it results in a somewhat homogeneous representation of what a kid looks like. We definitely did not want that. We all remembered our childhood selves and wanted to replicate the awkward transitional beauty we experienced.”

For a TV series this big, casting directors are contacting talent through talent agencies. If you are interested in a speaking role in the upcoming new season contact your talent agent for an audition. If you do not have an agent, check out our guide to landing an acting agent here.


Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America’ Sequel is Now Hiring

Atlanta Singers
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Eddie Murphy

Actor Eddie Murphy & girlfriend Paige Butcher. - Image (Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com)

“Coming 2 America: The Quest ” casting call for singers in Atlanta, Georgia.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on October 16th and October 17th in Atlanta, Georgia.

Producers are seeking the following types:

· AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR: Male and Female who can portray AFRICAN, able to portray age range 18-40, would be mouthing to a pre-record playback in 3 part harmony, so looking for people that understand harmonizing. Even though you are only mouthing – it is definitely preferable to have actual singers who can decipher between different musical parts. Prefer an actual existing choir but will also consider individual singer types

About ‘Coming 2 America: The Quest’:

The upcoming sequel will be released on August 7, 2020. The studio has reportedly hired the director of “Hustle & Flow,” Craig Brewer, to direct the project with Eddie Murphy expected to return as the star of the show. Explore Georgia reports the new movie is now filming in Atlanta under the name “Coming 2 America: The Quest”.

The upcoming “Coming 2 America” feature film will feature Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall as they reprise their roles of Prince Akeem and Semmi. In the original feature film, Akeem, a prince of fictional Zumunda, Africa, came to the United States to learn how to be an American while seeking love who will love him for him and not for his wealth and money. The movie was a hit. It earned $128 million in 1988 and was the third biggest movie of the year.

How to apply:

***The QUEST***

Work Dates: TUESDAY 10/15, WEDNESDAY 10/16 -and- THURSDAY 10/17

Fitting will also be required – date TBD during week of 10/7-10/11

Rate: $150/12
Location: Atlanta, GA

AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR: Male and Female who can portray AFRICAN, able to portray age range 18-40, would be mouthing to a pre-record playback in 3 part harmony, so looking for people that understand harmonizing. Even though you are only mouthing – it is definitely preferable to have actual singers who can decipher between different musical parts. Prefer an actual existing choir but will also consider individual singer types

If this is you please submit a clear photo(s), name, number height, weight, sizes and musical/singing/choir experience to QUEST@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put GOSPEL CHOIR in the subject line.

**IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN PREFIT or are scheduled to be prefit IN A DIFFERENT ROLE – PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT FOR THIS!–

Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.


Paramount’s ‘Alieu The Dreamer’ Atlanta Casting Call for Featured Roles

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Paramount

- Image (Editorial credit: Allmy / Shutterstock.com)

Paramount, BET’s new movie ‘Alieu The Dreamer‘ is now casting evangelicals in Atlanta, Georgia.

Casting directors are now hiring actors, models, and talent to work on October 7th through the 25th in Atlanta, Georgia.

Producers are seeking the following types:

· EVANGELICALS
All ethnicities Males & Females
Appears ages: 18+

About BET and Paramount’s ‘Alieu The Dreamer’:

Following a nearly year-long search, BET Networks and Paramount Players announced filmmaker Quincy Ledbetter is the winner of the Project Cre8 competition. The competition gives an undiscovered filmmaker the chance to produce a feature film with a million-dollar budget. Brooklyn-based Ledbetter was named the winner with his original movie script “Alieu the Dreamer” after five finalists pitched their film to a panel of industry executives.

What is “Alieu the Dreamer” about?

Alieu the Dreamer centers around a world where humans haven’t dreamed for three decades and  government agent discovers a struggling young man in the projects who has started dreaming.

“Today is a great day to be a filmmaker of color and BET continues to be at both the forefront and center of inclusion and diversity in front and behind the scenes.” said Connie Orlando, Head of Programming, BET Networks “BET’s Project Cre8 is a prime example of BET’s on-going commitment to create opportunities for untapped filmmakers to tell compelling original stories. I am thrilled to welcome Quincy Ledbetter’s fresh perspective to the BET family.”

How to apply:

DESTINATION CASTING IS NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSONS FOR PAID TALENT FOR A NEW FILM FROM BET & PARAMOUNT, ” FOR THEATRICAL RELEASE: “ALIEU THE DREAMER”

Location: ATLANTA GA

Rate: $64 (guaranteed) for 8 hours + overtime after 8 hours.
Paid in the form of a check via payroll

Date: MUST HAVE OPEN AVAILABILITY BETWEEN 10/7-10/25/19

EVANGELICALS
All ethnicities Males & Females
Appears ages: 18+
SUBJECT: EVANGELICAL

We will be booking 4 different groups of 5-10 to work multiple days as different evangelists groups. If you are booked you must have open availability as dates may change and you will be needed to return in that specific role due to continuity!

Must have…
Professional attitude and demeanor
Open availability
Reliable transportation

To be considered
YOU MUST SEND ALL OF THE BELOW

1. Name
2. Age
3. Height & Weight
4. ALL SIZES
5. Phone
6. 3-4 CURRENT filter free photos…
-All must depict CURRENT look
-NO professional photos / no mirror selfies / no other people
-1 shoulders up
-1 waist up
-1 or 2 full body

Send all of the above to:

NEW EMAIL ALERT

DreamerExtrasCasting@gmail.com

Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.


Jordan Peele’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ is Now Hiring Atlanta Dancers


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Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele - Image (Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com)

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on September 20th in Atlanta, Georgia.

Producers are seeking the following types:

• Seeking Females of any ethnicity, ages 18+, to portray courtesan/burlesque dancers in turn of the century Paris, France. Females must have natural colored hair & no fake nails. You must be comfortable in various states of undress (no nudity but will be scantily clad).

About “Lovecraft Country”: 
Lovecraft Country is an upcoming drama horror television series based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name. It is set to premiere on HBO. The series is produced by Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros.

Lovecraft Country follows “Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.”

HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” Casting Call:

DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND

Be square-cut or pear-shaped, these rocks don’t lose their shape! Seeking Females of any ethnicity, ages 18+, to portray courtesan/burlesque dancers in turn of the century Paris, France. Females must have natural colored hair & no fake nails. You must be comfortable in various states of undress (no nudity but will be scantily clad)

WORK DATE: Friday, September 20

FITTING DATES: Sept 12 or 13th

RATE: $80/8 + $20 Fitting Bump

LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

SUBJECT: TIFFANY + CARTIER

NOTE: Please use email Extras@RoseLockeCasting.com for the following roles. Include 3 pics (head, body and recent dated selfie) age, height, weight, all sizes and contact info in your submission.

For all submissions, you must have natural hair (can have pressed hair), no artificial colors, no weaves, braids or twists. Men must be clean shaven or willing to shave and should be willing to let us trim your hair to make period correct. No visible tattoos / no fake nails.


Chris Pratt’s new movie ‘Ghost Draft‘ is now casting actors with military experience in Atlanta, Georgia.


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Chris Pratt


Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on Monday, September 23rd at the Mercedez Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Fittings will take place on Friday, September 13th or Monday, September 16th in Atlanta at Blackhall Studios.

Producers are seeking the following types:

• Casting for more MEN and WOMEN with EITHER REAL MILITARY EXPERIENCE, MARTIAL ARTS or WEAPONS TRAINING.

About “Ghost Draft”: 
Endgame’ held at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles, USA on April 22, 2019. – Image (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com) Chris Pratt is set to star in Sci-Fi thriller ‘Ghost Draft’ from the ‘Lego Batman’ director. Variety reports, “Ghost Draft,” written by Zach Dean, is about a man drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past. Yvonne Strahovski will play a character Pratt meets in the future who has a connection to his past .

How to apply:

“Ghost Draft” Casting Call:

Casting for more MEN and WOMEN with EITHER REAL MILITARY EXPERIENCE, MARTIAL ARTS or WEAPONS TRAINING

ALL ETHNICITIES
AGES 18 to 25 ONLY (or older, only if you look this age range)

MEN must have short hair and/or willing to have neat cut (not a buzzcut) and must be CLEAN SHAVEN…NO FACIAL HAIR or willing to shave Experience as REAL MILITARY, WEAPONS TRAINING or MARTIAL ARTS is mandatory 
MUST BE PHYSICALLY FIT!!
NEW FACES ONLY (including if you are already booked for a future scene)

WORK DATE: MON 9/23
Filming in ATLANTA (Mercedes Benz Stadium)
FITTING DATE: this FRI 9/13 or MON 9/16 
Fitting in ATLANTA (Blackhall Studios)

PAY RATE: $125 with OT after 8 hrs (it will be a full, longer day, starting early in the morning, etc... Fitting rate is 1/4 check 


SUBMIT TO: projects1@TSCasting.com 

SUBJECT LINE: FUTURE MILITARY
 


PLEASE INCLUDE:
CURRENT, CLEAR, PHOTOS !!! CLEAR PHOTOS, in GOOD LIGHT!
We need to see current hair length, facial hair color, etc..
Please send at least 2 photos, one from chest up and from the knees or waist up.
 


Then please List the following
First and Last NAME
PHONE NUMBER (s)
CITY & STATE (where you will be coming from!)- MANDATORY to list this info
Email address
Ethnicity / Nationality!
STATS/SIZES:
MEN: WOMEN:
Age Age
Height Height
Weight Weight
Jacket size Dress size
Shirt (collar x sleeve) Bust/Bra/Cup
Pants (waist x inseam) Waist
Shoe Shoe
And
LIST experience as REAL MILITARY, WEAPONS TRAINING or MARTIAL ARTS
IF you have facial hair or longer hair, you must note that you are willing to be clean shave and/or have neat hair cut


YOU MUST BE LOCAL TO ATLANTA OR WILLING TO WORK HERE AS A LOCAL HIRE.


‘Ghost Draft’ is Now Hiring Crew Jobs in Atlanta


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Ghost Draft - Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

According to the Georgia Film Commission, producers are now accepting resumes for all crew positions. As a result, producers are looking for production assistants, grips, gaffers, make-up artists, stylists, wardrobe artists, and other crew members to work on the upcoming feature film.

Chris Pratt is set to star in Sci-Fi thriller ‘Ghost Draft’ from the ‘Lego Batman’ director. Variety reports, “Ghost Draft,” written by Zach Dean, is about a man drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past. Yvonne Strahovski will play a character Pratt meets in the future who has a connection to his past.

How to apply:

Email: ghostdraft.resumes@gmail.com


Tyler Perry’s ‘The Haves and The Have Nots’ is Now Hiring Atlanta Actors

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Tyler Perry

Perry - Image (Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com)

Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots casting call for actors for a secret service role in Atlanta, Georgia.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming in Atlanta starting July 2019.

Producers are seeking the following types:

• CAUCASIAN or African American MALE 5’11 OR TALLER and athletic build-SECRET SERVICE ROLE

About Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots:

Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots The show focuses on the dynamics between the affluent Cryer family and the impoverished family of Hanna, the housekeeper. Both families have many obstacles and many secrets.


To audition for a role on ‘The Haves and the Have Nots,’ check out the casting call details below.

‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ Casting Call

RUSH CALL $112/12 IN ATL, GA FOR A CAUCASIAN or African American MALE 5’11 OR TALLER and athletic build-SECRET SERVICE ROLE-to apply, send a headshot and a direct contact number to: submissions.sca@gmail.com subject line ‘secret service’ Look forward to seeing these submissions!

Please do not apply if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.





Major Feature Film is Now Casting Fit Actors

Jordan Peele

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LONDON - AUG 03, 2016: Margot Robbie and Will Smith (Twocoms / Shutterstock.com)

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming in Atlanta, Georgia starting this July 2019. Details for the project have not been released. However, according to reports, the upcoming “Suicide Squad” feature film is filming under the code name El Dorado.” It’s currently unknown what the story will revolve around, but this title could give us a little clue.

James Gunn will work as the writer and director for “The Suicide Squad” and will follow David Ayer’s 2016 film “Suicide Squad." However, instead of being a sequel to the Ayer production, this is described as a new perspective to the franchise from the mind of Gunn that will feature a mix of new and old characters.

Viola Davis is coming back to play Amanda Waller, while Margot Robbie is set to reprise her role of Harley Quinn. Jai Courtney and Joel Kinnaman will be returning to play Captain Boomerang and Rick Flagg, respectively.

That said, Idris Elba will be replacing Will Smith but will play a new character and not Deadshot. Deadshot has been written out of the movie but may return in the future with Will Smith returning.

Producers are seeking the following types:

· PHYSICALLY FIT/ ATHLETIC TYPES (mandatory), and WEAPON training/experience is a plus but not mandatory!

· MEN and WOMEN

· Ages 18 to 50

· HEIGHT RESTRICTION: 5’9” or shorter

· Hispanic, Black, Mid-Eastern and Asian

· Men, facial hair is a plus but not mandatory, longer hair ok, etc.

How to apply:
Atlanta Casting Call
NEW FILM- “EL DORADO” (working title)

Some early types needed,
(physically fit, some w/ weapon training, higher rate, etc.)

Please click the link below and submit as directed!
Thank you!
Tammy Smith

Click Here


‘FX Networks is Now Hiring Writers and Producers


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FX Networks - Donald Glover
Atlanta native Donald Glover attends the Atlanta For Your Consideration screening by FX Network - Image (lev radin / Shutterstock.com)

FX Networks is looking for a Writer/Producer who will be required with the creating, writing, producing and delivering promo elements that creatively promote the network’s programs.

Responsibilities include:

·      Create and deliver promotional matters, including episodic promotions; program launch promotions; acquired & original film promotion; behind-the-scenes promos & sketches; network marketing & advertisement sales projects; network exhibitions; and multi-platform promotions.
·      Guide and direct project coordinators, video editors, sound editors and on-air/announcer talent. Collaborate with Studio FX graphic designers. Supervise project assignments with outside promotion production companies.

·       Participant in the department’s in-house creative unit.
·       Participant in FX Suite branding and series campaign creative.
·       Assist On-Air Promotions executives in various managerial and administrative duties.

About FX Networks:
 FX Networks is composed of the networks FX, FXX and FXM, the video-on-demand app FXNOW and the commercial-free on-demand service FX+.

FX launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 88 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of award-winning hit dramas shows including Taboo, Legion, Snowfall, Trust, Pose, Mayans M.C. and the upcoming Y; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD, Fosse/Verdon and the upcoming Devs, Sh?gun and Mrs. America; acclaimed hit comedy series including Atlanta, Baskets, Better Things, What We Do in the Shadows and the upcoming Breeders; the half-hour series Mr Inbetween; and the upcoming docuseries The Weekly with The New York Times.

Click Here to Apply!





Jordan Peele’s “Lovecraft Country” Atlanta Casting Call for Featured Roles

Jordan Peele

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Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming in early June 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • Seeking African American Men and Women Activists
    Ages 18-35
  • Caucasian Men, age 50 and older
    Rich-looking; Can have facial hair
    Need to be willing to let us trim hair period correct / No shaved heads
  • Seeking men to portray policeman from 1950s
    Must be willing to shave or be clean-shaven
    Need to be willing to let us trim hair period correct / No shaved heads
  • Seeking men to portray reporters and photographer from 1950s
    Must be willing to shave or be clean-shaven
    Need to be willing to let us trim hair period correct / No shaved heads
    No visible tattoos
    Must shave
    Ages 18+
  • Seeking to find a pool of people that know how to drive
    older cars and work throughout our project
    June-December
    Come in for a fitting and also a TBD driving school date
    Ages 18+

About “Lovecraft Country”:

Lovecraft Country is an upcoming drama horror television series based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name. It is set to premiere on HBO. The series is produced by Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros.

Lovecraft Country follows " Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.”

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The Conjuring 3” Atlanta Open Casting Call

“The Conjuring 3”


Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming in Atlanta, Georgia.

Producers are seeking the following:

· The 1980s types

· Period cars from the 80s or older

· Stand-ins

About “The Conjuring 3”:

In 2016, “The Conjuring” director James Wan said he would not be directing another movie in the franchise due to scheduling conflicts, “there could be many more [Conjuring] movies because the Warrens have so many stories”, acknowledging that “there are other filmmakers that I would love to sort of continue on the Conjuring world”.

James Wan stated the next film would take place in the 1980s, citing “American Werewolf in London” as inspiration. By June of 2016, it was announced a third sequel was in development. By 2017, James Wan said the movie was in development for a long time because he wanted it to live up to the quality of the previous two films.

In October 2018, Michael Chaves was announced as the film’s director, after previously directing a film being released by Atomic Monster Productions. Wan stated he was impressed while working with Chaves on The Curse of La Llorona, and that the filmmaker would make a great addition to the creative team. Wilson and Farmiga are set to reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren, with the plot reportedly revolving around a legal trial where the defendant claimed to have been possessed during the crimes of which he is accused.

How to apply:

The Conjuring 3 Casting Call

ALREADY 1980 
Did you love the ’80s so much that you kept your style! We want to hear from you! Please send us your current photo!
Please email and put “I AM 1980” in the subject box

PERIOD CAR
Do you have a car that is 1980 or older?
show us what you got!

Rate: 140/12 + 200 Car Bump
Please email and put “PERIOD CAR” in the subject box
 

 

Please email  RLC@RoseLockeCasting.com
Include 3 pics (head, body and selfie holding a piece of paper with date from last two weeks written on it) age, ht, wt, all sizes and contact info.

STAND-INS

 

LETI SI
African-American female / Light Skinned
5’6 / Thin framed

Work date: Run of Show- June to December
Rate: 154/12
Location: Atlanta
Subject: LETI
 

ATTICUS SI
African-American male / Med Skin Tone
6’0 / Fit Frame

Work Date
: Run of Show- June to December
Rate: 154/12
Location: Atlanta
Subject: ATTICUS

MONTROSE SI
African-American male / Dark Skin tone
5’11 / Fit Frame

Work Date
: Run of Show- June to December
Rate: 154/12
Location: Atlanta
Subject: MONTROSE

HIPPOLYTA SI
African-American female / Med Skin Tone
5’6 / thin frame

Work date: 
Run of Show- June to December
Rate: 
154/12
Location: 
Atlanta
Subject: 
HIPPOLYTA

RUBY SI
African-American female / Med Skin tone
5’9 / Thin Frame

Work date: 
Run of Show- June to December
Rate: 
154/12
Location: 
Atlanta
Subject: 
RUBY
 

GEORGE SI 
African-American male
6’0 / Fit Frame

Work Date
: Run of Show- June to December
Rate: 154/12
Location: Atlanta
Subject: GEORGE


LORRAINE SI 

Caucasian Female / Med Blonde blonde/Brown hair
5’7 – Thin Framed

Work Date: Run of Show- June to Mid-August
Rate: 150/12
Location: Many dates will be at Pinewood
Subject: LORRAINE SI

ED SI 
Caucasian Male / Brown Hair
6’0 / Fit Framed

Work Date: Run of Show- June to Mid-August
Rate: 150/12
Location: Many dates will be at Pinewood
Subject: ED SI

Please email  RLCasting@RoseLockeCasting.com for the following roles 

ALL STAND-IN SUBMISSIONS
Please see the below example of the photos required for a stand-in submission for the 2 projects.

Include age, ht, wt and all sizes.
List all stand-in experience as well
Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.


New Shaving Commerical Casually Includes Trans Man
Checking Beard in Mirror

Joining the wave of LGBTQ-inclusive commercials this year, Harry’s Shave Company quietly featured a trans man in its latest advertisement.

The commercial centers around the idea that everyone shaves (or doesn’t) for different reasons, based on the wide variety of lifestyles men have today.

“Back in the day, men couldn’t always shave,” the voiceover says. “Back in another day, men had to shave. Somewhere in between is a very nice thing: a choice.”

As the ad goes on to list a bunch of different ways and reasons why men shave, they feature models to go along with each moment.

At one point, a trans man — with top surgery scars fully visible — sits in front of a mirror in his bathroom.

“You can shave to feel like you,” the ad says over his moment.

And that’s it. No fan fare, no big deal made out of being inclusive, just…being inclusive.

The commercial comes several months after Gillette’s big campaign asking men to push back against toxic masculinity.

Check out the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyuX7-3xZzY&feature=youtu.be

Gilette has also pushed for inclusiveness this year by including teenage transgender model Jazz Jennings in its #MySkinMyWay campaign for its female-targeted Venus razors.

"I think trans representation and visibility is the most important thing because trans people face so much discrimination, and that comes from a lack of understanding of who they are," Jennings said in an interview about the campaign with Refinery29.

"It allows someone to see trans people, and realize we’re human beings too and that we’re just living their lives. And really, what's more human and normal than shaving?"

Source: Pride.com/RACHEL KILEY @RACHELKILEY


Turner Studios is now hiring in Atlanta, Georgia
 
Are you looking for a job? Turner Studios is now hiring freelance talent in Atlanta, Georgia. Turner Studios is now hiring talent for production and post-production.

Turner Studios is looking for talented filmmakers. to help create content for Turner Studios, which includes brands such as BS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Super Deluxe, CNN, HLN, Great Big Story, Turner Classic Movies, FilmStruck, truTV, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, and more.

Job Opportunities

  • PRODUCTION

o    Camera Operator
o    Lighting Assistant
o    Technical Director
o    EVS Operator
o    Audio Engineer (A1 & A2)
o    Graphics Operator
o    Scenic Production (Carpenter, Scenic Painter, Stagehand)
o    Front of House Audio
o    Production Assistant (PA)
o    Production Manager

  • POST-PRODUCTION

o    Editor
o    Sound Designer
o    Graphic Designer (print, web, motion, live environment, & more)
o    Art Director
o    Compositor
o    3D / CG Artist (Maya, Max, Houdini, Cinema 4D, ORAD, Ross)
o    Animator / Illustrator

According to the job posting, qualified talent has the following qualities, “Team spirit and a willingness to go above and beyond for our partners. A fanatical drive for whatever you do to be excellent. A passion for learning, growing and elevating your craft constantly. An itch to do things differently, because the same isn’t good enough. A track record of success (and a portfolio, reel, or CV to support it)”

TO APPLY CLICK HERE.

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On the Red Carpet

Have you ever wanted to walk “The Red Carpet”? The GPS Experience will make it happen for you! From the entrance to the elevator lobby to our spectacular outdoor/indoor atrium, ‘The Red Carpet” has been rolled out, announcing your arrival!

Red Carpet

Our guests who are attending “Couples Dinner & Show” and those who come to check us out are welcome to trendy shops. We invite you to partake of our Grand Prize Bakery, Florist, Wedding Planning Boutique, and Gift Shop!

Once our shops are up and running smoothly, we have plans to open a men & women spas. Also, there are plans to have a nail shop for women and a Barber and nail shop exclusively for men.

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Grand Prize Singles Experience “Circle of Life”!

Grand Prize Singles Experience

So, what’s the meaning of Circle of life and how does it relate to Grand Prize Singles Experience? The circle of life is a symbolic representation of birth, survival, and death. Grand Prize Singles Experience may begin a birth of relationships, a place to celebrate along the way and feel resolute!

Every human being starts in the world alone and for most or many have support along the way. Whether it’s family, friends or both, many LGBT seek unconditional love in a relationship. First, you have to meet a person, find the things you have in common and the differences. If what you have in common outweighs what you don’t, you start the process of dating.

Grand Prize Singles Experience is a wonderful safe space to meet people in the LGBT community. Meet & Greets are held seven days a week with hosts to stimulate the crowds to interact with each other no matter if you’re a little bit shy or boldly likes to go where no man or woman wants to go! All you have to do is show up and we will show out by making sure you have a good and healthy experience.

Once you have chosen someone to get to know better then you are on your way to getting to know him or her better on your own time. At some point, you may want to take them on a special date, that’s where Couples, Dinner & show at Grand Prize Singles Experience comes into your plans. You may decide to publicly announce to the world, you’re an item (exclusive), just let us know and we will arrange something special for you. On the other hand, you might have already declared you being exclusive and just want to celebrate it!

After being in a relationship where you feel comfortable enough to take it to the next level, you may want to plan a wedding. Wedding Bells Blues at Grand Prize Singles Experience can assist you in planning your wedding nuptials. We have an onsite wedding boutique, wedding chapel and ballroom to accommodate your marital bliss!

Over the years, you may choose at Grand Prize Singles Experience
as a place make a wedding proposal to celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, adoptions or whatever event. And, you can just come in to enjoy an intimate dinner & show at Couples!