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About: Open call for Feature Film 'Amis (fwd)

Thu, 12 Dec 96 09:51:00 PST

Originally from: <owner-african-cinema-conference@XC.Org>
Originally dated: Thu, 12 Dec 96 09:51:00 PST

From: owner-h-afrlitcine
To: Multiple recipients of list H-AFRLITCINE
Subject: Open call for Feature Film "Amis (fwd)
Date: Wednesday, 11 December, 1996 5:04PM

Date: Wed, 11 Dec 96 15:35:31 EST
From: Lisa Beckum <>

Vickie Thomas ("Amistad" Casting Director) is in the process of contacting
African Studies Associations at American academic institutions in order to
cast a film, Steven Spielberg is directing, about the 1839 mutiny on the
slave ship "Amistad".

She would like to make African students aware of the project. Any student
interested should follow the following instructions:

This is a movie to be directed by Steven Spielberg for DREAMWORKS PICTURES

Producer: Debbie Allen
Casting Director: Vickie Thomas
Start Date: February 1997

Producers looking for: 15-35 year old African males preferably native
Mende or Temne speakers from Sierra Leone for leading and
supporting roles. Other West Africans who are familiar with other West
African languages are acceptable. Dancing and singing are a plus.
Also looking for 7-12 year old girls with the same qualifications.

Send pictures/snapshots, and resumes (if applicable) to: AMISTAD Casting,
2934 1/2 Beverly Glen Circle, Box #432, Bel Air, CA 90077.

AUDITION DATE: December 21, 1996
LOCATION: John Houseman Theater, 450 West 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
TIME: 10:00am - 6:00pm

AUDITION DATE: December 14, 1996
LOCATION: Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 West 8th Street, Los
Angeles, CA 90005

TIME: Men: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Kids: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

For further information contact:

Vickie Thomas Casting
640 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90049

Phone: (310) 234-7234
Fax: (310) 234-7235

> Lisa D. Beckum - African Studies Center
> 100 CIP, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035
> Phone: 517-353-1700

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