Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Shari Rhodes Spends Week Casting Local Talent

Jim, Dirk, Laura, Rob, Joe, Shari and Tanya.

Joe and Shari go over some head shots, during casting calls.

Casting Director Shari Rhodes has spend the week at the Endure Pictures production offices casting local Central Florida talent for the feature project. With a handful of talent coming from LA, a good portion of the films talent will come from the Central Florida area. Producer Jim Carleton says, "There is no shortage of excellent talent located right here in Central Florida. Early on, one our goals for the project was to utilize the local talent pool readily available to us."

With her many years of casting project such as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Urban Cowboy, Mississippi Burning, The Man in the Moon, Passenger 57, Mulholland Falls, and The Patriot, Shari brings a great deal of casting experience to the Endure project. Director Joe O'Brien says, "We are fortunate to have gotten this project into Shari's hands. She has believed in our project from the beginning and has been a sincere advocate for us. Shari has been awesome to work with."

4 comments:

Kristen said...

Yay! Tanya!

Rocker said...

Great work to all!

Anonymous said...

If the story is to be set in Florida, then it needs to be filmed in Florida, not Tennessee.

Laura Ward said...

Good call "Anonymous." We're actually filming in Florida, and the story is now set in Tennessee.