If you didn't catch my Times piece on actress Erin Cummings, who's refreshingly frank, do so by clicking here. Cummings is also smart about her working and prep habits. Log on to her website, http://www.erincummings.com/, to learn more.
If you didn't catch Velda Hunter's piece on extras, do so by clicking here.
And if you didn't know already, The Times is in the midst of an eight-day series on the movie industry.
Hunter's story also included a good sidebar for people seeking work as extras or actors. The info is re-posted below.
Glorioso Casting will host an open casting call for "Major Movie Star" from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday (June 30) in Building D of Bossier Parish Community College, 6220 E. Texas St. in Bossier City.
The Millennium Films feature comedy starring Jessica Simpson ("Blonde Ambition") will begin filming in Shreveport on July 16. Casting directors are looking for all types of people, men and women ages 18 to 50. Military personnel and all ethnicities are encouraged to apply. Those unable to attend should register by visiting http://www.gloriosocasting.com/.
Shreveport-Bossier Film Office
Fill out the talent form on the forms page of the film office's Web site, http://www.shreveportfilms.com/, to be included in the extras database that is provided to inquiring productions. A partial list, for reference purposes, of talent agencies listed includes:
Academy of Children's Theatre Artists & Entertainment Talent Agency
1411 Fairfield, Shreveport
Fairfield Studio's Image Management
9595 Mansfield Road, Suite 201, Shreveport
Landrum Arts LA
Louisiana Casting Database, LLC
Michael Turney Agency
del Corral Model & Talent Agency