Casting Directors are looking for all types of actors and models to work in scenes set to film this summer. This is a paid opportunity to work in a Netflix production filming in New York, but casting featured roles nationwide.
The historic case of The Central Park Five will be brought to life in a new dramatic limited series for Netflix created by Ava DuVernay, who will also write and direct. The narrative, five-episode series will be executive produced by Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King from Participant Media, Oprah Winfrey/Harpo Films, Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh from Tribeca Productions, and DuVernay.
Dates: July 2018
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Based on the true story that gripped New York and the world, the series will be a five-episode limited, scripted series that exposes the breakdown of our criminal justice system at every phase of the notorious Central Park Five case. Each part will focus on one of the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise, wrongly convicted of raping Trisha Meili in Central Park.
The series will span from the spring of 1989, when each were first questioned about the incident, to 2014 when they were exonerated and a settlement was reached with the city of New York. [via Netflix]
Directed By Ava Duvernay Produced By Ava Duvernay, Jane Rosenthal, Berry Welsh, Jonathan King, And Oprah Winfrey
Seeking actors to play the role of:
[Antron] MALE, 15 years old. African American. Small in stature and wiry, 4’11” tall, approx 90 pounds. Described as somewhat timid and non-aggressive, the type of teen who does his chores and is home by curfew.
[Kevin Richardson] MALE, 14 years old . African-American. Baby-faced with a chunky, athletic build. A polite teen with interests in music and jazz.
[Korey Wise] MALE, 16 years old . African-American. 5’2″, a tender but tough ease to him.
[Yusef] MALE, 15 years old . African-American. Nerdy and cool. An A.P. (advanced placement) student, strikingly tall and beanpole thin, 6’3″ tall.
[Raymond Santana] MALE, 14 years old . Mixed ethnicity of Puerto Rican and African American. Described as having an open quality in personality of humor and play.
They are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, age, color, national origin, ethnic origin or any other basis prohibited by law unless otherwise specifically indicated.
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