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Community Invited to Showcase Acting Talents

September 11, 2008

Casting Call for Television and New Media Productions at Loyalist College

Third-year Television and New Media Production students at Loyalist College are prepared to begin what is possibly the most demanding and rewarding component of their program. Three scripts have been chosen from the students’ submissions and they are about to begin casting, shooting and editing in preparation for the “Majors” debut at the Empire Theatre in the spring. Production is also underway for the College’s On-Campus television series. This is a weekly entertainment show that highlights Loyalist’s programs, services, events, sports and issues of importance to students that is shown on Belleville’s local station, Cogeco 4.

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 17 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 20 from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, September 21 from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m. in the Kente building at Loyalist College. The casting crew is searching for individuals between the ages of 17 and 60.

This year’s scripts include The Pact, Career Move and Kadin and Delaney. The Pact is a story about a man and woman who were once close high school friends and lose touch with each other, and are reunited through a death club website. Career Move follows Conner Mcmanus waking up at the same time each day, going to the same job and listening to the same complaining boss. This all changes with a career move. Kadin and Delaney is a story of perception versus reality. It is discovered that the main characters’ meeting in a café is more than what was first assumed.

“The third-year students have been writing and editing their scripts for the past two years and we are thrilled with their results,” said Professor Kathleen Bazkur. “Now they have an opportunity to bring their stories to life. Our community has a strong theatrical talent base and this is a chance for those individuals to expand their acting experience from live productions to the big screen. This third year of the program definitely becomes a community effort for our Television and New Media Production students.”

For more information regarding the productions or auditions please contact Professor Kathleen Bazkur at (613) 969-1913, ext. 2167.

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Media Contact:  Marilyn Warren, Communications, Loyalist College (613) 969-1913, ext. 2332 or Professor Kathleen Bazkur, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2167

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