Saturday, April 07, 2012

Tucson: Casting Call, role of Leonardo Da Vinci, scripted TV satire


Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 11:51 PM
Subject: Looking for Leonardo




1/2 hour Public Access TV Show.


I produce a satirical 1/2-hour "talk" show in which I interview famous characters in the history of Western Civilization. To date, shows have been produced, and have aired, featuring Adam (from the Garden), Noah (with the Ark), Moses, Columbus, George Washington, Eve and Alexander Graham Bell. These shows were produced at a community access media center back East and I'm now working through Access Tucson, where I recently shot the first show of my second season and my guest was Jesus.


Now looking for my Show #8 guest, Leonardo Da Vinci.  As with my previous shows, while this is scripted, there's a teleprompter so the talent doesn't have to be totally "off-book". Nor does the talent need to be similar in appearance to Da Vinci, though it would be nice. After all, this is satire and the concept of me chatting with Da Vinci is...well...


Anyhow, looking for someone willing to take the risk and play this character. What risk you ask?  Da Vinci is Italian…gay…and congested. Again, this is satire and there are comical aspects to what Da Vinci says and how he is portrayed – though I like to think of it as being irreverently respectful. It's important that the talent feel comfortable with the script and the role.


Looking for male actors who can play the role of Da Vinci as I wrote him as well as play with the role.  No age requirements.  Just need to emote and bring the role to life  SAG actors can be considered as I have secured waivers in the past. This is non-pay. You will be credited in the video, which will air on a number of community access stations across the country as well as be posted to and perhaps other video-viewing sites. Plus, a DVD of the show will be provided. And...I'll feed you! Would love to shoot this in early May!  Schedule is open and dependent on 1) Talent's schedule 2) Studio availability at Access Tucson – for on-camera rehearsal and then for the actual recording.


If interested, please send an email expressing your interest.  If you have a headshot and/or resume, send them!  Also, if you have questions…ask away!  Will respond by email and what the next steps would be – recognizing that it's dependent in some regard to the number of those interested.  Send email to and put Da Vinci in the subject line.  Thanks!


·                            Location: Tucson – at Access Tucson studios

·                            Compensation: No pay. Cred. on video airing on pub-access cross US, youtube +. DVD. Food!

·                            This is at a non-profit organization.

·                            Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

·                            Please, no phone calls about this job!

·                            Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.




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