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Ningen Manga Productions => Women's Studies => Topic started by: RottingCorpse on January 27, 2006, 07:38:40 PM

Title: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 27, 2006, 07:38:40 PM
Full feldged pre-production has begun. We're still in the midst of fundraising, but thing are starting to look up in that department. (At the same time, if anybody has at least $10,000 they'd like to invest . . ) This week has been shopping around for teh best deals on lighting, sound, and camera equipment and putting together teh beginnings of a workable budget.

We're also starting to cast as well. Here's the casting notice I've sent out:

Quote from: Ningen Manga Productions
Feature Film Seeks Female Actors

Ningen Manga Productions is currently in pre-production on a feature film and is collecting headshots for auditions to be held later this year. We are looking for FEMALE ACTORS to fill three very important roles. Closed-minded or faint of heart women need not apply.
 
--REDHEAD - natural preferred, but dye jobs will be considered. Must be able to look college age. This is a very physical role with combat and dancing. Experience in both a plus. More importantly, this role requires an extremely wide emotional range. Very challenging role, but very rewarding as well.
 
--AFRICAN-AMERICAN - Very athletically built, and, ideally, very tall. Think Serena Williams meets Wonder Woman. Cool stoicism with a sultry side. Requires combat, so experience a plus. Must have the acting chops to back up the look.
 
--YOUNG COLLEGE GIRL - Must be able to look 18 -20. Meek and insecure, a diamond in the rough. This character makes many visual and emotional transformations so a wide range is required.
 
Non-Union is preferred, though all applicants will be considered. There is minimal pay, as this film is ultra-low budget. A four week, six days a week shooting schedule is planned. We are based in the DC area, but shooting could require some travel. If interested, please send a headshot and resume in an email with the subject heading: "Ningen Manga Headshot" to lonnie@ningenmanga.com .
 
Last year, Ningen Manga Productions completed the short film, First Session, which went on to garner positive reviews and was accepted as an official entry to both the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival, and the West Chester Film Festival. More information can be found at http://www.firstsessionmovie.com .
 
We look forward to hearing from you.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: nacho on January 28, 2006, 10:21:27 AM


 
--REDHEAD - natural preferred, but dye jobs will be considered. Must be able to look college age. This is a very physical role with combat and dancing. Experience in both a plus. More importantly, this role requires an extremely wide emotional range. Very challenging role, but very rewarding as well.
 
--AFRICAN-AMERICAN - Very athletically built, and, ideally, very tall. Think Serena Williams meets Wonder Woman. Cool stoicism with a sultry side. Requires combat, so experience a plus. Must have the acting chops to back up the look.
 
--YOUNG COLLEGE GIRL - Must be able to look 18 -20. Meek and insecure, a diamond in the rough. This character makes many visual and emotional transformations so a wide range is required.


Call for actors or my match.com ad?
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 28, 2006, 12:26:11 PM
Hey, give it a shot and see what you come up with.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 23, 2006, 03:17:57 PM
So, we're still a ways off from making most of the casting decisions for Women's Studies. As decisions get made, I'll post them here.

And of course, one has been known for a long time. The lead role of Mary, our resourceful heorine, will be played by none other than Mrs. RC herself, Cindy Marie Martin. It's good to know the director, eh?

Check out her brand spanking new website:

http://www.cindymariemartin.com
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Cassander on April 23, 2006, 05:42:50 PM
y'know, i should send you a headshot...i've been in several fringe productions!
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 23, 2006, 08:29:24 PM
fringe productions!

Is that code for porn?
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Goblin_Queen on April 25, 2006, 12:29:52 AM
How do you make stained glass?
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 25, 2006, 12:25:37 PM
Mrs. RC keeps the process secret from me, but I think fairies and elves are involved.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Goblin_Queen on April 25, 2006, 11:05:38 PM
Really?!?  Nice!!!
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 19, 2006, 03:56:42 PM
http://www.womensstudiesmovie.com/casting.asp
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 21, 2006, 09:45:34 PM
New round of auditions tomorrow. We've got a twenty actors scheduled to come. The big focus is on the characters of Melissa, Iris, and Zack, though we're looking at everybody.

Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 07, 2006, 04:19:21 PM
Call backs are this Saturday. We're likely to cast three of the big roles and possibly two of the supporting ones.

Of course, nothing will be final until I get all my paperwork straight with the Screen Actors Guild. Still, you often (though not always) find better quality in actors who are SAG, so it's worth the extra work and money.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Tatertots on August 07, 2006, 06:34:30 PM
ScAG! Arrggghhhh!
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 07, 2006, 06:40:13 PM
That was a strong reaction.  Bad experience?
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Tatertots on August 07, 2006, 06:44:15 PM
It was supposed to be a pirate thing.

But I'm dead and blind now.

I had a pizza for lunch. When I threw away the box, I noticed the nutrition info: 6 servings (I ate all of them) Calories per serving: 370.

2,220 calories in 15 minutes. Oh Jesus. Leave me alone.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 07, 2006, 06:48:13 PM
Okay, Mr. 3% body fat.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: monkey! on August 07, 2006, 07:19:35 PM
You fat bitch.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Tatertots on August 07, 2006, 07:51:18 PM
I certainly feel like one. Ooof.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: monkey! on August 08, 2006, 05:40:15 AM
You disgust me.

Go do some exercise.

Fatty!
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 12, 2006, 09:19:09 AM
Call Backs today! We'll have some cast soon!
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 12, 2006, 09:24:47 PM
Our second official cast member has been signed on. Kelley Slagle will be playing the role of "Diane" in Women's Studies.

We're very excited to have Kelley on board.  You can get more info about her and her production company, Cave Girl Productions at http://www.cavegirl.com.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 15, 2006, 04:45:54 PM
Another actor is on board.

Melisa Briener-Sanders will be playing "Beth" in Women's Studies.

More on Melisa at http://www.melisabs.com.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Cassander on August 15, 2006, 04:53:57 PM
she seems nice.  Beth's the laser-eyed dominatrix android with a heart of gold, right?
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 15, 2006, 05:05:53 PM
No. She's the fairy princess with spider's legs.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Tatertots on August 15, 2006, 05:18:33 PM
Oh, Melisa's my favorite. MMMmm... Legs.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: nacho on August 15, 2006, 05:25:38 PM
Is this script full of space battles with Star Trek ships but not with Star Trek characters?  Or, if it is with Star Trek characters, do they all get tortured by the pre-happy time Borg and then, say, Bruce Campbell and a crew of pirates (all female -- I suggest Rachel Blakely and Gina Torres) take over and blow things up for two hours and end by getting themselves in a hilarious and zany situation which sets up a sequel set in a near future New York that has been taken over by zombies? 
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 15, 2006, 05:35:36 PM
No, but I'll keep that in mind for the TV spin-off.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: nacho on August 15, 2006, 05:43:09 PM
I think you should, because Bruce knows his way around zombies.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Cassander on August 15, 2006, 05:51:28 PM
<geek>

DEADITES AREN'T ZOMBIES!

</geek>
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: nacho on August 15, 2006, 05:59:22 PM
Welcome back to the land of the living.  Now grab a shovel and get to work!
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 22, 2006, 09:37:44 PM
We have our Judith now too.

Tara Garwood will be portraying our favorite knife-wielding, off-kilter redhead.

http://www.taragarwood.com
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 22, 2006, 10:07:03 PM
We also have the character of "Iris" cast.

Laura Bloechl (pronounced "Blake-El") doesn't have a website, but here's a pic and bio.

http://www.runcody.com/cast-Laura.html
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Tatertots on August 22, 2006, 10:49:09 PM
Oh Jesus.

RC. Look. I know you like horror and all, but fuck that. The real money's in lesbian porn. All you'll need to make is a few "minor" script changes. Just sprinkle the following throughout the script:

"INT: Pink room with king-size vibrating bed."
"... as she slipped off her shirt."
"Caressing her nipples, ..."
"Dialing Tyson's phone number, she ..."
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 23, 2006, 04:43:58 PM
And our last bit of casting news, at least for a bit:

Tiffany James will be playing the very fun, very witchy (in the wiccan sense) role of "Melissa."

Tiffany doesn't have a website, but I assure you that she's quite cool.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: nacho on August 23, 2006, 04:46:29 PM
I hear "wiccan" again, RC.  You know that you're turning into me, right?  But you're ten years behind, which is good.  That means the drinking and the pills won't start until you're 40.

Or until the second day of filming.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 23, 2006, 05:06:26 PM
Or until the second day of filming.

My bets are on this one.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 13, 2007, 12:32:08 PM
Judith O’Dea, who played the iconic role of “Barbara” in George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic, Night of the Living Dead, has signed on to play the role of Senator Gayle Hamlin in Women’s Studies.

http://www.womensstudiesmovie.com/JudithjoinscastPR.asp (http://www.womensstudiesmovie.com/JudithjoinscastPR.asp)
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: nacho on March 13, 2007, 12:41:11 PM
Congrats RC!
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 07, 2007, 10:27:17 PM
Tara Garwood, Women's Studies "Judith," was in the apparently craptacular "body Snatchers" remake The Invasion with Nicole Kidman. Her scene is online, which saved me from having to pay money to see it.

http://www.moviesonline.ca/TheFeed/index.php?id=invasion-dontshowemotion (http://www.moviesonline.ca/TheFeed/index.php?id=invasion-dontshowemotion)
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: nacho on September 07, 2007, 10:36:09 PM
1) Tara's hot.

2) Body Snatchers Remake #348 = 28 Days Later/et. al.?
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 07, 2007, 10:40:11 PM
1) Quite.

2) Original Don Seigel film is the best adaptation of Finney's novel.

3) I consider Women's Studies a "Body Snatcher" type movie.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: nacho on September 07, 2007, 10:44:51 PM
The 78 version is the best!  I'll fight you on that point.

(https://greatsociety.org/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greatsociety.org%2Fuploads%2Fuserfiles%2F3%2FInvasion.jpg&hash=8cf9fe5bb6ee746cbf3b2ccd7b24e9e09b18cc84)
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 07, 2007, 10:47:32 PM
I haven't seen the '78 version in too long to properly argue that point, but once my scheudle free up we'll spend a day getting drunk and watching both versions and then get into a fist fight over Sutherland's performance.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: nacho on September 07, 2007, 10:51:50 PM
It's a date.  We'll watch all versions, baby!

56 -- OG.

69 -- The Body Stealers.

78 -- Sutherland rocks.

93 -- Body Snatchers.

98 -- The Faculty.

07 -- Shitfest.

Plan it.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 14, 2008, 03:07:57 PM
Reading the following explanation will actually take you longer than just clicking the link below and voting. Seriously.
 
Melisa Breiner-Sanders, an actor friend and Women's Studies star is trying to win a role on Mad Men. It's just a small role, but small roles can lead to getting noticed which can lead to her breaking out which can lead to ME actually being able to sell the film that my wife and I are in deep financial and emotional debt over.  Yes, I'm that kind of selfish opportunist.
 
You don't have to sign up for anything.
 
You don't even have to watch her video.
 
Just click below and vote on the big red button to the left.
 
http://blogs.amctv.com/mad-men-contest/2008/08/melisabreinersanders-as-pete.php (http://blogs.amctv.com/mad-men-contest/2008/08/melisabreinersanders-as-pete.php)
 
Now tell your friends.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Reginald McGraw on August 21, 2008, 04:28:44 PM
Anyone else having trouble with the voting part?

What's wrong with me?!?
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 21, 2008, 04:32:40 PM
It's OHIO all over again!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Tatertots on August 21, 2008, 04:51:30 PM
I viz-oted! For rizzle!