Lee Daniels Brian Banks – Actors for Speaking Roles

Movie Casting Call for Actors

A once in a lifetime opportunity is here for actors. The upcoming film “Brian Banks” is searching for actors for speaking roles. Casting directors are looking for 3 African American males ages 18 to 22 years old. These roles will be portraying one some of Brian’s high school friends. The high school friends will be filming on October 9th. In addition, the team is looking for three men of all ethnicities to portray coaches. The movie casting call is for actors in Memphis, Tennessee. Filming will be sometime between now and November 18th.

Video auditions are being accepted. This paid acting job will pay the SAG union rates of $956.00 per day. The movie is being directed by two-time Oscar nominee Lee Daniels. He was nominated for film’s highest honor of Best Motion Picture of the Year along with his directing of “Precious” in 2010. If you have always dreamed of having a speaking role in a major movie, here is your chance. Sign up for the movie casting call in 2017 if you fit the criteria!

About “Brian Banks”

“Banks” tells the real-life story of Brian Banks, an all-American high-school football player committed to USC by his junior year whose life was upended in 2002 when falsely accused of rape. Despite furiously maintaining his innocence, Brian was nonetheless railroaded through the system and sentenced to a decade of prison and parole. Ultimately, with the help of the California Innocence Project, Banks’ conviction was overturned in 2012 and he ultimately achieved his NFL dream with the Atlanta Falcons’ pre-season squad in 2013. [Variety]

What They Are Looking For

*PRINCIPAL TALENT* (Speaking Roles)

ELI / MALCOLM / TAYE (3 different roles): Male, African American, 18-22 years old. Brian’s high school friends who hang out with him and tell him that the police are asking around for him. 1-2 scenes, 1-3 lines.TENTATIVE work date: 10/9/17

COACH LAWSON / COACH JASO / FALCONS COACH (3 different roles): Male, All ethnicities, 40s,football coaches (high school, college and pro) with a football player build as if you are a former football player. Previous football experience and knowledge of the game is important. 1 scene, 1 line

MEMPHIS, TN Casting Notice – Feature Film “Brian Banks” for work sometime between 9/25/17 – 11/18/17. Exact date(s) TBD.

We do not have the exact shoot date so you would need to have flexible availability during this date range so that you are available regardless of what the shoot date ends up being. If you hae any schedule conflicts please let us know when submitting.

**MEMPHIS TN LOCAL HIRES ONLY!! We will not cover travel, per diem nor accommodation so you must be a LOCAL HIRE!!**

Pay rate: SAG Scale ($956.00) plus 10% agency (if applicable)

Location is in the MEMPHIS, TN area. Local Hire talent ONLY!

How to Apply

EMAIL SUBMISSION DEADLINE is MONDAY 10/2/17 at 6pm because we have to have you on video no later than Tuesday 10/3/17!

To apply email brianbankscasting@gmail.com with subject line Brian Banks Principal Role. You MUST include first & last name, height, weight, a valid contact number, city/state you live in and include (2) RECENT photos – (1) headshot type and (1) full body type standing. (NO SUNGLASSES PLEASE! – we still have to be able to see your face). NO blurry or pixelated photos! Also include any relevant acting experience – experience is NOT required but you should be very comfortable with being on camera and memorizing lines. If selected, we will ask you to self tape an audition or come to our office for an audition no later than Tuesday 10/3

**PLEASE DO NOT send more than one email! PLEASE DO NOT email if you don’t fit these casting requirements or are not available on the listed work dates!! We are NOT currently accepting submissions for other Principal or background roles. Thanks!*

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