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Production: 'Deadline' (See all 5 roles)

Director (Supporting)

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Casting "Deadline," a short film about America's most watched and most controversial political news opinion show. The script explores how far each side is willing to go in order to...more

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Seeking

Female, ages 42-64, African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern

Role Description

Director: (Supporting) a woman whose picture lives next to the phrase “cool under pressure,” has been in the DGA for over 20 years and knows exactly what she's doing, commands respect, but doesn't need to raise her voice in order to do so, has been working on "The Final Word" (think "The O"Reilly Factor") for the last 10 years, some accuse her of betraying her race for working on a show that seems directly at odds with the kind of progress her generation has fought hard to achieve, but she could honestly care less about what the host is saying or what her channel stands for, as she sees her success in the industry as a path of broken barriers (if anyone else can't see this, that's their problem).

Auditions

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Director Sides

INT. CONTROL ROOM, CHB NEWS
Karen and the Director watch uncomfortably.
DIRECTOR
Come on...this is dead air...
A cell phone starts to RING. Ted looks annoyed.
INT. CONTROL ROOM, CHB NEWS
DIRECTOR
Jesus Karen, you gotta watch them *
turn their cell phones off or *
forcibly take it away from them! *
KAREN
Ugh, he told me he didn’t have one! *
_____________________________________________________________
INT. CONTROL ROOM, CHB NEWS
DIRECTOR
(into Ted’s IFP)
Ted, we’re getting security up *
here. Just sit tight. *
(to Karen)
Karen! Start calling Holly’s cell
phone, make sure she’s ok. Also,
call Brandon’s school. And someone
call the police!
Karen dials her blackberry. It goes straight to voicemail. *
INT. CONTROL ROOM, CHB NEWS
DIRECTOR
Ted, we’re doing everything we can,
I promise. Holly’s not picking up, *
and no one’s at the house. The *
police are on their way...just keep *
him talking. *