07.24.20

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07.21.20

EXTRAS CASTING CALL: “ALICE”

FEATURE FILM “ALICE”
Production is not interviewing anyone outside of the area. Please follow directions as for now.
Savannah, Ga./Richmond Hill, Ga and surrounding area. (PER PRODUCTION)
We are not accepting submissions from individuals in the ATLANTA are or OVER 1 hour and 15 mins from the SAVANNAH, GA/RICHMOND HILL, GA AREA.
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Covid19 (same day) testings will be administered and taken care of by production. You will test before FITTINGS and each day before FILMING.
 FOR THE FOLLOWING CORE POSITIONS LISTED THE DIRECTOR of the film will select the CORE BG TALENT.
DUE TO COVID19, very few BG are needed to film. We are seeking individuals that are local to the area or surrounding area.
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Rate: $150/12
(for plantation scenes)
DATES: MULTIPLE DATES for (8) AA MALE BG TALENT
•August & Sept
•TUES 8/18
•WED 8/19
•MON 8/24
•TUES 8/25
•WED 8/26
•Fri 8/29 and
SEPTEMBER
•TUES 9/1
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You must submit (3) RECENT PHOTOS!
Please take photos with your cell phones.
No old photos that do not represent your current look.
***HOW TO SUBMIT***
CURRENTLY seeking submissions for only
(10) African American/ Black MEN ONLY
If selected to work, there will be fitting in the next 7-10 days. Possibly towards the end of JULY!
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BG ROLE:
PLANTATION WORKER (AA MALES ONLY)
These are the dates for CORE BG ONLY that have availability all of the dates listed.
(Photo selects by the Director)
Age: 20’s-30’s (per DIRECTOR)
Ethnicity: African American
Gender: MALE
SHOULD BE FIT. FIT BODIES
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TO SUBMIT EMAIL (3) recent photos (no old photos)
Subject Line: Core Plantation worker
Name:
Age
Cell number
Height:
Weight:
Waist at your belly button : UP TO 36 waist
Inseam:
Chest:
Jacket
Neck:
Sleeve:
Shoe:
LIST YOUR LOCATION/DISTANCE TO RICHMOND HILL, GA/SAVANNAH GA AREA.
•AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN SHOULD BE FIT/LEAN LOOKING.
MUSCLES ARE GOOD BUT NOT BODY BUILDER TYPE BODIES.
***FITTINGS***
Fittings will take place in SAVANNAH, GA AREA TOWARDS THE END OF JULY! (TBD)
(Please note these fitting dates are likely the last week of July and take about 90 minutes to 2 hours)
Everyone that’s selected MUST HAVE A FITTING!
Everyone selected should be comfortable with
COVID TESTING
Covid19 (same day) NASAL SWAB TESTING.
And
Covid19 (Same day) NASAL SWAB TESTING “EACH DAY” before FILMING!
If you are not comfortable with the testing.
You do not need to submit nor comment below.
As this is only for individuals that are.
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We are only taking photo submissions and stats right now.
•If selected, you will have a 1 on 1 personal interviews, we will then TAPE you, as the characters to work alongside the cast.
(YOU SHOULD HAVE ACTING EXPERIENCE)
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**TRANSPORTATION/TRAVEL**
•Please submit ONLY if you have total availability to work if selected, and have transportation to travel to and film in Richmond Hill, Ga
•Production will be practicing all COVID Protocols for everyone’s safety.
•Please submit ONLY if you have total availability to WORK/FILM if selected, and have transportation to Richmond HILL
**IDENTIFICATION***
•YOU MUST HAVE VALID Government ID
2 forms such as a driver’s license or state I.D AND Social security CARD or Birth Certificate?
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•HAIR•
No dreads or locks, looking for natural hair short or afro.
THINK “THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD” for this particular scene.
TO SUBMIT Email address below
Subject Line: Core Plantation worker
We are only Gathering pictures and stats right now, then will have 1 on 1 personal interview’s, we will tape you, as these characters work alongside the cast, and have some acting.
Please submit ONLY if you have total availability to work if selected, and have transportation to travel to and film Richmond HILL (ALL DAYS LISTED)
**NOTE**
DUE TO COVID 19.
You must be available to film all days listed.
There will be NO “RUSH CALLS” As costume’s department cannot transfer your costume to another BG nor have your costume cleaned and stabilized in a timely manner.
If you are not available all days listed, we understand and this particular scene is not for you.
Everyone that’s selected MUST HAVE A FITTING!
Thank you
Bill Marinella
Andrea Craven
07.14.20

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07.08.20

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Posted by Savannah Regional Film Commission on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

 

07.02.20

OPINION, Editorial: ‘Council of Dads’ cancellation a big loss for Savannah

We couldn’t agree more with this editorial from the Savannah Morning News.
Savannah, GA — The “Council” won’t be returning to Savannah.
NBC canceled the freshman drama series, which is based on the book by Savannah native Bruce Feiler, last week ahead of its final two episodes. The season — and series — finale airs at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Georgia Southern Armstrong becomes ‘Savannah General’ for Savannah-shot ‘Council of Dads’
The move was met with swift reactions from around the area.
Some people were naturally upset — a number of locals worked behind the scenes, performed background work for various episodes and had a steady flow of income for the multiple months the series made Savannah its home base. Others veered more negative, lamenting their opinion of the poor quality of the show as reason enough to ignore its departure from the NBC lineup.
While simply dismissing the series due to one’s opinion of the show’s quality might be an easy reaction, the cancellation of “Dads” is a more direct local issue than just liking or disliking what was on the screen.
The cancellation of the series hurts both Savannah’s economy and growing film industry workforce.
According to the Savannah Regional Film Commission 2019 report, 129 professional projects — including eight feature films, 18 television projects and 12 commercials — filmed across the area, generating a record-breaking $125.6 million in direct spend and $266.3 million in economic impact.
Among those was “Council of Dads” and the other recently canceled series, “Florida Girls,” both of which employed a local workforce of film industry professionals and offered opportunities for current students and recent graduates of the Georgia Film Academy at Savannah Tech and the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Critical acclaim aside, the goal of “Council of Dads” or “Florida Girls” from the Savannah perspective was for the shows to find a long life and offer consistent work for our local industry base, most of which are filled with locals or natives to the area.
Even outside of the pandemic, the film industry is a blustery job field with opportunities overflowing one day and drying up the next. Television series, especially popular ones, can mitigate that and offer a consistent flow of income.
Beyond that, “Council of Dads” was a major selling point for Savannah in all her picturesque glory.
Viewers don’t have to go past the first episode of the show to see Savannah on immaculate display with panoramic views of the Talmadge Bridge sitting above River Street, the marshes of Isle of Hope and the bustling cobblestone streets of the Historic District garnering prominent exposure to the prime-time network audience.
Local shops such as E. Shaver’s and The Crab Shack were scene mainstays in the show’s first season, directing curious viewers to potential visiting spots on their next Savannah sojourn.
While the quality of the eventual product is up to one’s own interpretation, it’s worth remembering with “Council of Dads” — and all of the Savannah-filmed outputs in both TV and film — the production’s underlying economic impact. Success drives industry growth and employment in the Hostess City.
06.22.20

Savannah’s Film Industry Gaining Momentum After COVID shutdown

Savannah’s Film Industry Gaining Momentum After COVID Shutdown

By Katie Nussbaum
Savannah Morning News

As Gov. Brian Kemp moved to lift state restrictions put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic over the past several weeks and declared Georgia open for business, several industries — including retail, gyms and restaurants — opened their doors. Now add the film and television industry to that list.

While things are still quieter than usual, the Savannah-area entertainment production industry is starting to gain momentum again, according to local officials.

“We’re getting a lot of inquires. In the last month it’s really picked up a lot, and we have had one actual in-person scout come in last week looking to shoot probably toward the end of the summer,” said Beth Nelson, executive director of the Savannah Regional Film Commission. “It was really fun to have somebody here on the ground, looking at our locations.”

The local film and production industry has grown into an important piece of Savannah’s economy in the past several years. In 2019, 129 professional projects — including eight feature films, 18 television projects and 12 commercials — filmed in the area, generating a record-breaking $125.6 million in direct spending and $266.3 million in economic impact for the region, according to the commission’s annual report.

While there are currently no active productions in the Savannah area, Nelson said a small independent feature should resume filming next month after shutting down in March, and many of the new inquires are still trying to figure out what they want to do in terms of production.

“I think a lot of productions want to come to Georgia and they’ve heard Savannah has less (COVID-19) cases than the Atlanta area, and that’s kind of opened us up to just productions that are looking for a safe place to shoot and asking the questions,” she said.

At the state level, Kemp announced earlier this month that production companies plan to bring back and hire an estimated 40,000 production workers, who will be employed on an expected 75 projects that will invest over $2 billion into the state’s economy during the next 18 months.

Statewide in 2019, the 391 film and television productions filmed in Georgia supported 3,040 motion picture and television industry businesses and contributed $2.9 billion in direct production spending, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) FY19 Year in Review report.

“The entertainment production industry is coming back and ready to jump-start the Georgia economy by creating jobs and generating greatly needed investment and spending in communities across the Peach State,” Kemp said in a release last week.

Kemp’s announcement follows the release of the “COVID-19: Georgia Best Practices for Film and Television” production guide for studios provided by the Georgia Film Office, which is a division of the GDEcD.

The guide outlines safety measures such as casting remotely, reducing the number of extras required, disinfecting facilities in accordance with the procedures advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and much more.

Nelson said her office is also taking precautions when it comes to the in-person scouting visits.

“We’re following all the protocols that are in place with masks and social distancing. It’s not a big group of people, so it was just our location specialist in the office and the location manager, so just two people out, so it was pretty easy,” she said. “The locations this particular show was looking at were some of our more rural areas and that made it easier, too.”

Nelson said future in-person visits continue to be a moving target at this point, but the office is working with a couple of shows on a daily basis. If they decide Savannah is the best fit for them, they should be visiting in the next couple of weeks.

“Things are quiet now, but they’re ramping up. Every day things change, and we just go with the flow,” she said, adding the along with the state’s Best Practices, unions, studios and guilds have also released their own safety protocols.

“All of those protocols are coming out and people are just figuring out how to make this work in this new world.”

See the full article here.

06.15.20

Georgia Film, TV, Streaming Production Industry Is Open for Business

With new safety measures in place, Georgia’s film/tv production industry is ready to start what may be an unprecedented amount of work.

06.02.20

Health and Safety Guidelines for Motion Picture, TV, and Streaming during Covid-19

The proposed recommendations were developed by the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force at the request of and in collaboration with the various unions of the motion picture and television industry and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which collectively exercised final control over their content, based on the input provided.

You can view these guidelines here: Health and Safety Guidelines for Motion Picture, TV, and Streaming during Covid-19

These recommendations set forth the consensus of the Task Force and outline guidance regarding protective measures to be used, including regular screening, diagnostic testing, use of personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfecting work sites, and appropriate response should an employee contract COVID-19 or be exposed to it.

05.18.20

STATE OF GEORGIA FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCTION BEST PRACTICES TO REDUCE CONTAGION OF COVID-19

The Georgia Film Office encourages film and television companies to develop strategies to support the health and safety of their cast and crew as production activity restarts. It is advised that before filming commences, all production personnel and suppliers become familiar with potential risks and strategic measures for filming. We encourage individuals to take personal responsibility as well as an active role in maintaining a clean and healthy set.

You can view these guidelines here: STATE OF GEORGIA FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCTION BEST PRACTICES TO REDUCE CONTAGION OF COVID-19

05.13.20

New Council of Dads Thursday 8PM ET

Don’t miss new episodes of Council of Dads, Thursday nights at 8PM only on NBC.