True Hollywood casting calls
In a town called Hollywood they say you can never be too thin or too pretty.
But that doesn’t mean if you’re really short, really fat or really bald you can’t land a gig—just as long as you don’t have any self-esteem issues.
As struggling actors know only too well, TV and movie projects are always on the lookout for folks who don’t have a problem with drawing attention to their particular “imperfections,” as our latest round-up of True Hollywood Casting Calls would indicate.
As always, as hard as it sometimes may be to believe, the following are actual casting breakdowns, unexpurgated for your viewing pleasure.
The gig: NBC Promo for new show
The role: Athletic Little Person (Male or female Caucasian, 18-55, not taller than 3’10”) The breakdown: “Will be doubling a baby that is running, jumping, tumbling, dancing, etc….The baby’s head will then be superimposed onto the body of the little person.”
The compensation: $323.00
The gig: Oz: The Great and Powerful (feature film) The role: Little People (Male or female, 18-80, all ethnicities, 4’9” or shorter) The breakdown: “Seeking Little People, ages 18+…will require a costume fitting. Please submit a current photo with accurate measurements, ATTN: Little.”
The compensation: $200/8 hours.
The gig: Fox Sports promo
The role: Little Person (Male or female, 18-45, all ethnicities) The breakdown: “Looking for little people to portray baby angels/cherubs/cupids.”
The compensation: $500.00
The gig: Feature film
The role: Fat Guy on the Beach (Male, 18-50, all ethnicities) The breakdown: “We need a heavy guy with a big belly to lietanning on the beach in a swim suit (no shirt). Make up will make you look like you are sunburned. They will also print the name of the writer on your belly.”
The compensation: $147.00
The gig: Reality TV show
The role: Small Stunt Person (Male, 18-99, all ethnicities) The breakdown: “Small stunt person (or aspiring stunt person) weighing between 130 and 145 pounds, for a stunt spot.”
The compensation: $100/day
The gig: Reality TV show
The role: Bald Athlete with a Hairpiece (Male, 18-99, all ethnicities).
The breakdown: Bald athlete with a hairpiece for Wipeout-style show. Must own your own hairpiece.”
The compensation: $100 stipend.
The gig: The Mini and the Mighty Wrestling Show – Live Event The role: Little People as Freestyle Wrestlers (male or female, 21-45, all ethnicities) The breakdown: “This is a choreographed wrestling show with little people.”
The compensation: $200 per show.
The gig: Oz: The Great and Powerful
The role: Bald Men, 5’9” to 6’0 (Ages 40-80, all ethnicities) The breakdown: Seeking men who are COMPLETELY BALD. I’m not going submit ‘bald willing’ pix so please don’t submit a photo of you with hair and expect me to ask the director to ‘visualize’you bald. Also, we are not doing bald caps, so again, I’m seeking flat out BALD men for this.”
The compensation: TBD