AMC’s ‘TURN’ Open Casting Call for Several Roles in Virginia

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AMC’s New Series ‘TURN’ Open Casting Call in Central Virginia

The AMC television series “TURN” is filming in the Central Virginia area is holding an open casting call for talents to work on the upcoming AMC series. They currently are seeking paid background who look authentically from the Revolutionary War period. An OPEN CALL is being held on Sunday afternoon, January 5, 2014 in Richmond, VA. SAG-AFTRA members as well as non-union members are encouraged to attend.

AMC’s TURN is a new series by the network that brought you Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. Turn is set in the summer of 1778 and tells the story of New York farmer Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), who join together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence. British actor J.J. Feild from Captain America: The First Avenger has been cast in AMC‘s pilot Turn. It is expected that J.J. Feild will play Major John Andre, head of British counterintelligence in the Revolutionary War. Andre’s brand of spy craft involves turning assets through seduction, bribery, and manipulation.

Interested? See the casting call details below:

1 hour AMC television series
TURN is a period drama set during the Revolutionary War.
Shoot dates:  January through March, 2014 (Monday to Friday)
Shooting location: Richmond/Central VA area

Open Call Date: Sunday, January 5, 2014
Open Call Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open Call Location: 4300 Carolina Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222

Seeking background characters who can look authentically as if they are from the Revolutionary War period for extra roles, including group military scenes, farm field workers, and tavern and village scenes. The Revolutionary War happened over 230 years ago, and we need background characters who look like they are from that time period.  Therefore no visible tattoos and no braces.  Hair should look natural, NOT processed or colored. Eyebrows should be natural, NOT modern and plucked.  Teeth should look natural and real, NOT noticeably capped or modern.  Long hair in both sexes is highly desirable.   Ability to see/function without physically wearing eyeglasses is needed (contacts are okay).

The following are especially encouraged to attend:

MEN (especially with long hair) who look proper to the Revolutionary War period.  Beards were not popular during the Revolutionary War, and so nearly all of our male roles require men to be clean shaven.  Hair long enough to be pulled back into a ponytail (even if there is no actual ponytail beyond that) is very highly desirable.  Please let us know if you have experience with Revolutionary War era marching and military drills, or any other unique skills and background relevant to the time period.   All ethnicities are needed…especially African American and Caucasian.

WOMEN with long, natural looking hair, including those who can knit, use a spinning wheel and/or have other unique skills and background relevant to the time period.  All ethnicities are needed…especially African American and Caucasian.

CHILDREN who look proper to the Revolutionary War period (slender, long hair needed for both sexes), are comfortable outdoors, are good at following directions and comfortable in new situations.  All ethnicities are needed…especially African American and Caucasian.

MEN and WOMEN and CHILDREN with characteristics which reflect any physical challenges and/or unique features, including but not limited to:  noticeable facial scars, blind or missing eyes, imperfectly healed broken noses, missing teeth, missing limbs or digits or any kind of amputation.  All ethnicities are needed…especially African American and Caucasian.

AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN able to realistically portray house slaves/field workers during the Revolutionary War period.

It is most preferable that you attend the open call (no appointment needed, hence the name OPEN call) to be considered for background work on the series.  We are old school…we want to talk to you in person!

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