HBO - 'Confirmation' Feature Film Casting Call

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The HBO movie is beginning production in Atlanta and is looking to cast a few African American background actors for scenes filming mid month.

The Anita Hill / Clarence Thomas scandal rocked the Supreme Court confirmation hearings back in the early 90?s and now HBO is making a movie about the scandal. Kerry Washington will be playing the woman at the center of the scandal, Anita Hill. The project is hiring background actors to play Anita Hill’s family members and they are seeking talent to play Anita’s (Kerry Washington’s) sister, cousins, aunts, nephews and others. Clarence Thomas, will be played by Wendell Pierce (“Treme”, “The Odd Couple).

After Clarence Thomas was nominated to the Supreme Court, a series of confirmation hearings took place in Washington. Those hearings took a sharp turn when a University of Oklahoma law professor by the name of Anita Hill came forward with accusations that Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her when she worked for him. Anita Hill claimed that the Supreme Court nominee began harassing her after she declined his invitations of a date. The media quickly jumped on the story and turned the allegations into a media frenzy that Thomas called the hearings, “a high-tech lynching for uppity Blacks.” The accusations were a he said / she said ordeal but at the end, Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court.

“Confirmation” will be directed and produced by Rick Famuyiwa. Executive producers for the project include Kerry Washington, Susannah Grant, Michael London and Janice Williams.

All talent must be local to the Atlanta area since travel expenses are not being paid. Atlanta area talent interested in applying for the roles may send the required information to EXTRAS@TSCASTING.COM.

Be sure to check out all the information about submitting for the roles on the casting call flyer attached below. Filming of the HBO movie begins in June and will continue through mid August.

The film is set to begin production in June and will film in Atlanta through the summer. Tammy Smith Casting is also accepting submissions for general background actors to play congressmen, congresswomen, reporters, media, college students, professors and police officers. The film is set in 91 and is also looking to cast folks with car models of that time (1975 to 1991).

Kerry Washington to star in HBO's "Confirmation"


Casting for AFRICAN AMERICAN Men and women to be family members of Anita Hill (sisters, cousins, aunts, nephews, etc…)

MEN: ages 18-45 (HAIR- short/neat, clean cut )
WOMEN: ages 30-65 (HAIR conservative styles, natural color)
PLEASE NOTE: The email address for submissions below

1. Pay rate is $68 for 8 hrs with O.T. after that.

2. Filming will be in Mid June and July- you will be notified in advance if you are selected- photos need to be presented to the director ASAP, so please submit with complete info and photos.

and put “FAMILY” in the subject line

CURRENT PHOTOS! (one of from shoulders up and one from the knees up- Hair Length must be visible in one of the photos) and IF you have a headshot and resume, please ALSO include a current photo taken recently
IF you can, please include a photo of you dressed nice- for church, etc…”Sunday Best”

Then please List the following:
First and Last NAME
Email address
CITY & STATE where you live (where you will be coming from!)
Women- dress size, bust/bra, waist, shoe
Men- jacket/coat, collar, sleeve, waist, inseam, shoe

You MUST be LOCAL to the GREATER ATLANTA, GEORGIA AREA (or willing to work as a local hire)

* Please note that this information was accurate at the time of posting. All audition times are subject to change and or cancellation. Calltime takes no responsibility for audition time or location changes. It is best practice to confirm all audition information with the Producer holding the audition directly BEFORE attending any live audition.*


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