OWN and Tyler Perry sign multi-year deal to produce the net’s first scripted series.
Southern California casting directors Shaunda Grace Jones and Kim Coleman will cast ”Love Thy Neighbor” and “The Haves and Have Nots,” respectively.
Perry has shot all of his previous TV series in Georgia, but Winfrey’s OWN is based in Calif.
When an Academy Award-winning actor (hey Forest Whitaker!) auditions for a role, there’s something more happening than just another movie.
Increasingly series produced for the Web are moving over to television or other formats, but performers on Web series that migrate to traditional broadcast or cable television don’t have to worry about losing out on compensation—at least if they’re SAG-AFTRA members.