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AMC’s “Turn” Now Casting

AMC’s television series TURN is filming in the Central Virginia area, and Arvold Casting is seeking actors who look authentically from the Revolutionary War period for speaking roles. TURN is adapted from the nonfiction book Washington’s Spies by Alexander Rose. The story is centered on a band of young soldiers and civilians who were part of the secret spy ring during the Revolutionary War.

TURN
Television series, SAG-AFTRA
Network: AMC
Episode 109 shoot dates:  Wednesday, March 5th to Friday, March 14th
Series shoot dates: through March, 2014
Shoot Location: Richmond/Central VA area

All roles are regional hires/modified local hires (within 500 miles of Richmond, VA).

Seeking the following speaking roles for episode 109:

LUCAS BREWSTER – 60s, Caucasian. Caleb’s frail uncle who suffers from MS.  Has difficulty defending himself after he is accused of conspiring to commit murder.  His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations.

WALTER HAVENS – 40s, Caucasian.  Secretly a patriot, he reluctantly gives up his shotgun when Redcoat forces commandeer the town’s guns.  Older brother of Peter.  His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations.

PETER HAVENS – 30s, Caucasian. Careworn and flinty, he worries about the danger of his family’s patriot beliefs being outed.  Younger brother of Walter.  His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations.

SAMUEL LUDLOW – Late 40s, Caucasian. Stout and mouthy, he gets into a heated argument about his family’s loyalty.  His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations.

REDCOAT SENTRY – 20s, Caucasian. Delivers an important message to his British superiors. Authentic British accent required.

MOSES PAINE – late 30’s – early 50′s, Caucasian.  Tries to pander to the British and it blows up in his face.  His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations.

SCOUT – 20’s-30’s, Caucasian.  Makes a surprise discovery while out scouting.  His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations.

WOMAN IN CROWD – 40′s – early 50′s, Caucasian.  Vocally objects to the public abuse of a sick old man.  Her accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations.

Here’s how to get cast:
Step #1: Open a talent application OR update your Agency Pro for Casting Directors account with us at this link: http://arvoldcasting.com/actors/ As you may already know, you do NOT have to pay to open an account. A non-active account grants two photos and a resume and this is all we need.

It will take a little bit of time to submit a new talent application, but please make certain your account with us is as complete and accurate as possible. To update your portfolio, find (at the top of your account) the link to “PORTFOLIO” and then “EDIT” and complete the instructions below.

Fill in ALL the information you can, including wardrobe sizes and acting experience. For men, if you do not know your suit jacket size, please go to a clothing store to be measured and/or try on suit jackets to determine your proper size, as this size measurement is highly important and needs to be as accurate as possible.

In your account, please put your most professional looking headshot. We’d also like to see at least one picture which represents what you look like RIGHT NOW. This means we would like you to take a close up picture of yourself today (without make-up) and upload it as one of your pictures on your account and/or email it with your submission.  A cellphone picture is great.

If you are fully available for the entire shoot (through March), that is wonderful. If you are not fully available for all days from now to March, please include that information noting dates you are NOT available in the Agency Pro section called “Booked Out.”

Step #2: After you have updated your account, please email us at arvoldcasting.turn@gmail.com along with your headshot and resume in pdf, if possible.

Include the following in your email:
Name:
Height:
Weight:
Age or Age Range:
City, State:
Email:
Cell Phone:
If under 18, list BIRTHDATE and GUARDIAN NAME here:

Do you have your own Agency Pro account with us which is current and updated (answer YES or NO or explain):

Are you a Richmond/Central VA area local hire, with no lodging needed or required? (answer YES or NO):

Do you have your own reliable transportation to/from set? (answer YES or NO):

Union status (answer SAG-AFTRA or Non-union):

If not selected for a speaking role, would you be willing to be a paid Extra? (answer YES or NO):

To be considered available for a shoot date, you must be available ALL DAY/EVENING/NIGHT of that specific date, as call times will vary. If fully available for ALL dates needed between mid-November and the end of March, then answer FULL AVAIL in the question below. If NOT fully available, then write LIMITED AVAIL and list dates/days NOT available. Also, describe potential conflicts and possible availability in detail.

What is your availability from March 5, 2014 to March 14, 2014 (answer FULL AVAIL, or LIMITED AVAIL and describe):

What is your availability for the rest of the season – now through March 26, 2014 (answer FULL AVAIL, or LIMITED AVAIL and describe):

Availability to audition in Charlottesville or Richmond VA (please describe):

If you have any physical limitations, describe here (if none, write NONE):

For men: Would you be willing to be clean shaven if asked? (answer YES or NO):

Please state your experience horseback riding: BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED

Finally, please put the following email SUBJECT HEADING for your submission (personalized to YOU):

YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME, TURN, ROLE SUBMITTING OR

For example:
John Smith, TURN, MOSES PAINE
Jane Doe, TURN, WOMAN IN CROWD

Don’t forget to answer all questions and attach your resume and headshot.

 

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