THIS APRIL, 2011 IN A HISTORICAL FICTION FIRST, THE AUTHOR INTENDS TO INTERVIEW A 'DEAD GIRL' AND THEN PUBLISH THE OUTCOME. IN A SERIES OF TAPED INTERVIEWS LOCATED AT THE GRAVESITE OF THELMA M. BARNES OR AN ALTERNATIVE PARK-LIKE SETTING, HE WANTS TO FIND OUT FIRSTHAND, AND IN THE
FLESH, IF A TEEN GIRL TODAY, AFTER STUDYING EVERYTHING WE KNOW
ABOUT THELMA AND HER SHORT 13-YEAR TIME
ON EARTH, CAN BRING YOUNG THELMA BACK TO
LIFE. Are you our Thelma? Do you have a fascination
with history and a spirit for discovery? Are you
imaginitive and can think spontaneously? Then we
want to hear from you. Audition requirements:
Though professional acting training is not required, an ability to be
comfortable on camera and in a face-to-face interview format is
preferred. To be considered for this role, you must be between the
ages of 12-15 and you must have the consent of a parent or guardian
who will be present with you at the interviews. You must be a legal resident of the United States and be able to be in California for about three days in September 2010. If you are selected, you must be available for up to three, approximately 2-hour taped interviews. And you must be able to commit several weeks in advance to studying and learning the history of Thelma M. Barnes and her time period, especially local history of Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach, California during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Compensation: $1,000 plus, upon publication, a 5% royalty in the book, "Conversations With A Dead Girl."TM You will be asked to sign a release confirming your elegibility.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS BOOK PROJECT, YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS:
OPTION 'A': IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE THE THELMA WE'RE LOOKING FOR, PLEASE SEND US YOUR HEADSHOT AND AN EMAIL OF NO MORE THAN 200 WORDS THAT STARTS WITH:
"I know I am Thelma because..." SEND YOUR HEADSHOT AND COVER LETTER ALONG WITH YOUR AGE, FIRST NAME, FIRST INITIAL OF LAST NAME, AND BEST WAY TO CONTACT YOU (daytime phone and/or email) TO: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put 'THELMA LIVES' in your Subject line. We respond to all emails within one (1) week of receipt. This project is open to non-agented, non-union talent only. No phone calls please. We will check our spam folder daily, but we are not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. If you do not receive a response, write us again.
OPTION 'B': SEND US A VIDEO OF NO MORE THAN TWO (2) MINUTES IN LENGTH THAT BEGINS WITH: "My name is (FIRST NAME ONLY). I know I am Thelma because..." POST YOUR VIDEO TO YOUTUBE. AS SOON AS YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR VIDEO, SEND US A SEPARATE EMAIL WITH THE SUBJECT LINE: "THELMA VIDEO AUDITION." IN THE BODY OF YOUR EMAIL INCLUDE: A LINK TO YOUR VIDEO, YOUR AGE, FIRST NAME, FIRST INITIAL OF LAST NAME, AND BEST WAY TO CONTACT YOU (daytime phone and/or email). SEND YOUR EMAIL TO: email@example.com. FOR EXAMPLES, VISIT: YOUTUBE.COM/DEADGIRLCONVOS.
DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO OUR CASTING CALL, WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE ROLE OF 'THELMA M. BARNES.'