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Loyalist Television Students Announce Open Casting Calls

September 20, 2013

Third-year students in the Television and New Media Production (TVNM) program at Loyalist College are pleased to invite members of the public to open casting calls for three short films and three music videos. There is a need for men, women and children between the ages of three and 70. This is an exciting opportunity for actors in the Quinte region to audition for a role in one of the productions, which will be publicly screened at a local theatre in March. Actors cast in the productions will receive a DVD of their performance, as well as a web link for use in their portfolios. 

What:   Open casting calls for TVNM student productions 

When:  Those interested will have three opportunities to audition: 

1. Saturday, September 21st – Noon to 5:00 p.m. 

2. Sunday, September 22nd – Noon to 5:00 p.m. 

3. Tuesday, September 24th – 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.   

Where:   Loyalist College Kente Building, Room 1N12 (TV Studio)

376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Road, Belleville 

A Short Film Synopsis:

A unique adaptation of the classic tragedy Helen of Troy, Helen is the story of a young microbiologist who is given the opportunity to be the envy of every woman and the desire of every man. When a mysterious man approaches Helen with an offer of extreme beauty to rival her intelligence, she must learn the price of beauty the hard way. 

There are also opportunities for actors in two other short films, three music videos, as well as voice actors for a children’s show.

The Television and New Media Production program at Loyalist College is unique in Ontario. It delivers a full spectrum of skills including television production, digital filmmaking, web streaming, podcasting and DVD authoring. In Loyalist’s new state-of-the-art Digital Media Centre, students prepare for careers in the industry using the latest hands-on, high-definition equipment. They learn from skilled faculty members who have experience with Canada’s major broadcasters, production companies and international sporting events. In the third year of study, students specialize in digital filmmaking, remote event production and creating content for outside clients. Scripts written in first year and developed in second year come to life in third year with a public screening at an area theatre. The academic year ends with a live awards show celebrating the excitement and creativity of student achievement. 

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Media Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Interim Director, Marketing and Communications, Loyalist College, klorimer@loyalistc.on.ca, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2536

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