Wednesday, July 22, 2009

YOU WANNA MAKE IT IN SHOWBUISINESS KID?

All right kiddies, you want your shot at stardom? Man, this town is ruining me, I really am starting to sound like a total sleazebag. Here's the shameless plug... We're doing an open call for a pilot for the Cartoon Network on Friday. If you or anyone else you know would be right for these roles then come on down to audition. Unfortunately, I will be out of town so I won't be there (don't get too excited, I'm not going to Comic-Con, I'll be chilling with my grandparents in Florida). You can also check out the posting on Playbill and in tomorrow's Backstage.



"Unnatural History" TV Pilot
OPEN CALL

We are seeking young male actors (age 18-21 only) to play 16 years old for an upcoming Warner Horizon TV Pilot:

UNNATURAL HISTORY

Audition InformationDate and Time: Friday, July 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave (between 36th & 37th Streets), NYC, Studios 16T and 16U
What to Bring: Headshot and Resume; a brief scene from the pilot script will be available at the audition

[HENRY GRIFFIN] 18 to play 16, a fit, intelligent and charismatic teen, he's been raised in the most exotic and dangerous places on earth by his anthropologist parents, who have allowed him too much freedom and independence. Henry may look like a typical teen, but learned an incredible amount of useful knowledge from other cultures via his parents’ work, not to mention his physical skills learned from outdoor adventures (martial arts skills preferred but not required). Circumstances have forced him to attend a private high school in the U.S. Think Indiana Jones with a Zen sensibility. SERIES REGULAR

[JASPER CHANNING] 18 to play 16. Henry's cousin, he's an intelligent and socially savvy teen who is smart enough to look past the petty high school politics that come from being the son of the principal. Jasper hasn't seen Henry in years, and their past encounters didn't endear Henry to Jasper, because of the pranks Henry played on him in the past. Not thrilled that Henry will be sharing his room and attending his high school, Jasper tries to show his cousin the ropes at their prep school and gives advice about how to fit in. SERIES REGULAR

TV Pilot Warner Horizon Scripted Television
Work Dates: Aug, 10 2009 to September 1, 2009Location: Toronto
CONTACT:
Drew.Lewis@wbconsultant.com

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SPACED-OUT

I was browsing through my typical roster of smutty celebrity gossip blogs and came across this little gem today. This week we have been celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and man landing on the moon (if it wasn’t all hoax that is) So you can imagine how excited this TMZ photog was when he spotted Neal Armstrong at the airport. Of course the photog asks him a number of silly questions such as “Which celebrity would you choose to go to the moon,” and give the obligatory Michael Jackson tie in asking “Do you think Michael Jackson should get as much credit for the moon walk, since you were the actually originator?” For an old guy just walking through the airport he is so sweet and plays along and answers the questions. TMZ won't let you embed video if you click on the photo, it will take you to the link.



The only problem is that this was not Neal Armstrong; the photog probably just thinks that all old white dudes look alike. Funny thing is though; this guy actually has been to the moon. It’s Charlie Duke, the 10th (and youngest) man to walk on the moon, and member of the Apollo 16 mission. I think it’s great that Charlie just plays along, answering all the questions without bothering to correct the guy. Maybe he liked the attention, or maybe he just thought that the guy kept calling him “Armstrong” as a slight to the fact that he’s a lesser known astronaut. The person I do feel bad for is the guy in the wheelchair that Charlie Duke takes a picture with – that poor guy probably thinks he got a picture with Neal Armstrong. Either way Charlie is incredibly charismatic and gracious. You should check Charlie Duke's website. If you’re grandpa had his own website, I’m pretty sure it might look something like this.