Want to Appear in Nelsan Ellis’s Latest Movie, Bolden?

November 18, 2014

Casting Call Requires Local Actors Over the Age of 18:

Nelsan Ellis stars as Lafayette Reynolds in HBO's True BloodTrue Blood’s Nelsan Ellis’s latest movie is called Bolden and is director Dan Pritzker’s biopic on the jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden. Recently the following casting call was released, so if you are a local to New Orleans and are over the age of 18, why not check it out?

The production is looking for hundreds of locals aged 18 and older who are interested in appearing in the film as paid extras. To that end, a casting call has been scheduled for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 in the Orleans Ballroom of the JW Marriott New Orleans hotel, 641 Canal St.

No experience is necessary, but because it is a period piece, prospective extras are being asked to dress in their best version of early-20th-century attire. (“Dress like ‘Great Gatsby,’ ” a casting spokesman advised.)

Specifically being sought, according to a casting notice: “Men and women with natural hairstyles and colors, mustaches and beards”; “energetic men and women who can move well to jazz and sway with the music”; and “Depression-era, hard-working types and very dapper men and women.”

Applicants should know their wardrobe measurements, including hat, neck, waist, shoe, jacket, dress, bust and bra sizes. Experienced stand-ins should also bring their resume and headshot. Photos will be taken of everyone on-site.

Those chosen to appear in the film will be paid a minimum of $112 per day and will also receive free breakfast and lunch for each full day they work.

Online registration is available at the Marinella Hume Casting website.

Let us know if you plan to audition by commenting below!

Source: NOLA – Buddy Bolden biopic to shoot in New Orleans; hundreds of local extras sought

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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Nelsan Ellis’s ‘Bolden’ Movie Needs YOU!

September 4, 2014

Calling All People in the Atlanta Area Today:

Nelsan Ellis stars as Lafayette Reynolds in HBO's True BloodAs we recently reported, True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis is set to star in the new movie, Bolden. It is a biopic based on the life of the cornet king, Buddy Bolden. Ellis has been cast in the role of Bartley, Bolden’s band manager. Currently filming is underway for this movie which is billed for cinematic release in 2015. But, if you are in the Atlanta area today (5th September 2014) and have not already auditioned for any extra work on set of this movie, now is your chance! All the casting details are supplied below:

THUR, FRI
ALL WEEK, SEPTEMBER 4, 5

For FITTINGS ALL WEEK – We are looking for AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES and FEMALES of all types to play 1900’s PICNIC IN THE PARK types. FRESH FACES – meaning you have NOT been fit to work on BOLDEN already. Looking for MALES who are 5’10 or SHORTER and should have a waist between 34″ and 40″. FEMALES should be no taller than 5’6, and have a bust SMALLER than a C. You MUST be available for a wardrobe fitting THIS WEEK. You must be willing to grow, trim, or cut your hair, and shave, or have your mustache/facial hair styled by our hair and makeup professionals.

SUBJECT – 1900’s PICNIC IN THE PARK (WEEKDAY of your availability – ie. Thursday Fitting)

Please Include 3 Photos of yourself:
– 1 Head shot style**
– 1 Medium**
– 1 Full Length**
– 1 Additional photo if you have any from a previous period film (ie, ‘Ring of Fire’, ‘Bessie’, ’42’,or any period film or TV show with a period feel )
**These photos should have been taken recently and MUST reflect exactly what you currently look like (well lit & in focus)

Please Submit to the email below and include the following:

1. Legal Name
2. Phone Number
3. Email
4. Age (Date of Birth)
5. Height
6. Weight
7. Hair Color/Style – Are you willing to change it? (Yes/No)
8. Tattoos (Yes/No – Location on Body)
9. Shirt/Blouse Size
10. Pant/Dress Size
11. Shoe Size
12. Current City
13. Car (Year/Color/Make/Model)

SUBJECT LINE: 1900’s PICNIC IN THE PARK (WEEKDAY of your availability – ie. Thursday Fitting)
PLEASE SEND YOUR SUBMISSION TO:
JazzMHC14@gmail.com

Let us know if you are auditioning for this by commenting below!

Source: Access Atlanta – Biopic “Bolden” needs extras in Atlanta this week

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis Joins ‘Bolden’ Cast

August 11, 2014

Nelsan Cast as Manager of the Bolden Band:

Nelsan Ellis True Blood LafayetteRecently we reported that True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis was appearing in the latest James Brown biopic, Get On Up. Well, it seems he has scored another music movie role, this time in the upcoming, Bolden. It follows the story of Buddy Bolden, considered by many as the father of jazz music. Nelsan will play the role of Bolden’s band manager.

The movie is directed by Dan Pritzker from a script he wrote four years ago. Some of this movie was shot back in 2010. As a result of this time delay and due to schedule conflicts, the role of Buddy Bolden has been recast. Gary Carr (of Downtown Abbey fame) will now take over from Anthony Mackie. Ian McShane has been cast as Judge Perry, Bolden’s  nemesis.

Jon Cornick and Michele Tayler will produce this movie, with Leonard Loventhal, Ed Arrendell and Wynton Marsalis are listed as executive producers. Wynton Marsalis will also compose and perform music in this new movie.

Source: Variety – Ian McShane, ‘True Blood’ Actor Nelsan Ellis Join Jazz Biopic ‘Bolden’

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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