Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Casting Call for Hip Hop Book Trailers

My production company Sister Outsider Entertainment is producing book trailers for three projects including the Black Artemis novels Burn and Picture Me Rollin'. The third project is for the E-Fierce young adult novel The Sista Hood: On the Mic. The general details for all audition process are as follows:

1. There is no pay, but all actors cast will receive a copy of the project for their reels
2. All auditions will take place in New York City on specific days for each project.

3. You must be available to shoot on all days indicated for each specific project.

4. You may send your headshot and resume to Sister Outsider Entertainment, 55 West 116th Street, Suite 350 New York, New York, 10026. ATTN: Casting. You may also email them to

We prefer to receive them by snail mail, however, as this avoids technical glitches that are likely to occur when emailing byte-rich files! Due to the anticipated level of response to these calls, we're not going to be able to confirm that we received your submission. If you must have an acknowledgment, send it the old fashion way and get delivery confirmation.

Now here are the specifics for each the three projects:

Audition is Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Location: TBA
Time: 10 AM - 4 PM

Must be available to shoot on:
Monday - 8/20/07
Tuesday - 8/21/07

We are casting for the following six roles:

MC EZ: Late teens. African American male. High school senior. Gorgeous MC heartthrob but sensitive guy.

MC Patria: Early teens. Puerto Rican. Afro-Latina. High school freshman. Rabblerouser who is conscious of her power as a young woman but is full of contradictions. Hopelessly in love with EZ.

Soul Siren: Early teens. African American. High School freshman and aspiring MC. Enlightened and beyond her years,. Beautiful out-lesbian who is out to herself but not her family.

DJ ESA: Early teens. Nicaraguan. High School Freshman. Light skinned immigrant and aspiring DJ. Feisty �coconut� struggling with her identity.

Pinay-1: Early teens. Filipina. High school freshman. . Biracial pinay from the projects. Tomboy. Always falls in love with the wrong guy. B-Girl.

J-HO: Late teens. White but wannabe sister who dresses and acts like she's from the hood. High school senior and aspiring MC.

Audition is Thursday, September 6, 2007.
Location: TBA
Time: 10 AM - 4 PM

Must be available to shoot on:
Monday - 9/17/07
Tuesday - 9/18/07

We are casting for the following three roles:

Jasmine Reyes. Late 20s. Puerto Rican. Bail bond agent. Self-destructive. Loner. Rarely gives a shit but when she does cares, her passion is relentless.

Adriano Suarez. Early 30s. Mexican-American. Doctor. Crusader. Suave on the surface. Gangster at his core.

Cristal Booker. Late 20s. Black Caribbean-American. Climbing the corporate ladder yet capable of getting ghetto to protect her loved ones.

Audition is Thursday, September 6, 2007.
Location: TBA
Time: 10 AM - 4 PM

Must be available to shoot on:
Monday - 9/24/07
Tuesday - 9/25/07

We are casting for the following four roles:

Esperanza Cepeda. Early 20s. Afro-Latina. Tupac fanatic. Hood pretty. Incredibly smart yet very insecure.

Dulce Cepeda. Mid to late 20s. Afro-Latina. Reformed gangster chick. Big on hard work and tough love.

Jesus Lara. Late 20s to early 30s. Latino. Pretty boy gangster. Smart and seductive.

Priscilla. Mid to late teens. Latina. Childlike. Desperate for validation. Talks much shit but can't back it up.

Thanks for spreading the word!

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