Friday, December 6, 2013

Actor's POV: Forest Whitaker in LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker discusses what it was like working with the actors who portrayed US Presidents in the film.

"It was fantastic because I was sort of the common link. That’s the thing about workers in the White House – it’s their house in a way. When I poke with some of the real life butlers who had been employed there, they would say that they were there for years and would see presidents come and go, yet they would stay working behind the scenes. While filming, it would be a new experience with each new actor playing a president. John Cusack plays a sort of mad Nixon. I was thrilled to work with him, as he’s a great actor. The scene where he’s in the middle of Watergate, playing the tapes over and over, was exciting to do. James Marsden brought relaxation and comfort to the Kennedy role. I loved working with him. His character is very linked to mine. I’d worked with Robin Williams before. I enjoyed his stillness and simplicity in the role of Eisenhower. It was very delicate. He did a beautiful job of portraying pain and contemplation".

Booking: LAST NIGHT AT ELLINGTON - STW Talent Agency

JONATHAN BERRY
Booked: LAST NIGHT AT ELLINGTON
Role: Ben
Represented By: STW Talent Agency
Casting Director: Matt Sefick
Additional Notes: Congrats Jon!

Booking: NASHVILLE - STW Talent Agency

NICHOLAS PRYOR
Booked: NASHVILLE Episode #213
Role: Sam Boone
Represented By: STW Talent Agency
Casting Director: Fincannon
Additional Notes: Congrats Nicholas!

Booking: SLEEPY HOLLOW - STW Talent Agency

GRAY HAWKS
Booked: SLEEPY HOLLOW
Role: Interrogator
Represented By: STW Talent Agency
Casting Director: Feldstein/ Paris Casting
Additional Notes: Congrats Gray!

Booking: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - STW Talent Agency

RYAN KESSLER
Booked: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Episode #514
Role: John
Represented By: STW Talent Agency
Casting Director: Marty Cherrix
Additional Notes: Congrats Ryan!

Booking: A YEAR AND CHANGE - STW Talent Agency

DREW SHUGART
Booked: A YEAR AND CHANGE
Role: Adam
Represented By: STW Talent Agency
Casting Director: Rachel Reiss
Additional Notes: Congrats Drew!

Booking: THOSE WHO KILL - STW Talent

GREG PERROW
Booked: THOSE WHO KILL
Role: Evan Ray
Represented By: STW Talent
Casting Director: Donna Belajac
Additional Notes: Congrats Greg!

Booking: N.C. LOTTERY COMMERCIAL "FAST FINGERS" - Monarch Talent Agency



PAT DORTCH
Booked: N.C. LOTTERY COMMERCIAL "FAST FINGERS"
Role: Everett
Represented By: Monarch Talent Agency
Casting Director: Corrigan & Johnston

Booking: CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION - Park Noack Agency

JORGE JIMENEZ
Booked: CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION Episode #1414--"De Los Muertos"
Role: MATEO
Represented By: Park Noack Agency
Casting Director: Carol Kritzer--Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer
Additional Notes: In addition to this guest-starring role, Jorge’s other credits include supporting roles in the feature film “The Crow: Wicked Prayer”, the HBO movie “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself” and CBS’ “CSI: Miami”. Jorge also currently has a series regular role in NBC Telemundo’s Spanish language “Nace Un Idolo” (for which he also is a writer and executive producer) and has had lead and supporting roles in numerous past Spanish language feature films & television projects. Jorge is represented for tv and film by Adam Park at Park Noack Agency in the United States and managed by Suzanne Schachter at Suzelle Enterprises in the USA & Mexico.

Booking: LES BOUFFONS - David Martin (Heartrock Management and The Wayne Agency)

MELISSA RICCI
Booked: Les Bouffons ( Comedy)
Role: Cindy
Represented By: David Martin (Heartrock Management and The Wayne Agency)
Casting Director: Jason Schulz
Additional Notes: Strong British-French Actress showing her comedy chops with her classic quote "Keep it spicy". Winning the PGA award! Be on the look out for her... Her new management and Agency company taking her to the next level.