Sony Pictures' Face of the Fan® Begins Casting Call for Two Roles in Screen Gems' Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man Based on Steve Harvey's New York Times Bestseller
CULVER CITY, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Think you've got what it takes to be part of the new Screen Gems' film based on Steve Harvey's, national best-seller, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man? The book provides no-nonsense advice about men and love from the comedian, author and syndicated talk-show host Steve Harvey. If you're a fan of Steve Harvey or the book, and can play an age between 18 and 50, you just might be considered for a walk-on part in the upcoming movie through Sony Pictures Entertainment's Face of the Fan® program, which has launched a casting call for the film. The film will be produced by Rainforest Films' Will Packer, who also collaborated with Screen Gems on such hits as Stomp The Yard, This Christmas, and Takers.
By visiting www.FaceOfTheFan.com, users nationwide can participate in this casting call which is open to men and women. The program allows participants to submit audition materials for one of two roles, one for a male character and one for a female character. The audition requires the user to provide contact information, a headshot photo, and a video (two minutes or less) of the participant acting out a monologue excerpt from the book. The audition submission process will end on May 13.
Beginning on May 20, the public will be invited to become part of the casting call process and vote on up to ten men and ten women who took part in the initial online casting call in order to provide filmmakers with broader insight on who the public thinks would be the best choice for both of the roles. The public will be encouraged to share their favorite videos and rally for their choice. Each week during the voting process, a select number of men and women in the voting gallery will be eliminated from consideration based on the public vote. Those making it through to the end of the voting period may get the opportunity to interact with the film's producers and/or be considered for a walk-on role in the film. Voting ends June 8.
Face of the Fan® launched in November 2010 and has since done casting calls for several Screen Gems' properties. People from across the country can visit the website, download select materials to rehearse, and then upload their audition videos and other credentials for submission. Submitted videos are then reviewed by a panel of studio and production executives and select participants are considered by casting agents for possible future roles. The concept for Face of the Fan® builds on several past initiatives from Sony Pictures, in which uber-fans were chosen to participate in various marketing-related activities. Whether meeting talent on the red carpet, interviewing them at Comic-Con, or becoming guest correspondents covering the movies, these programs allowed the winning fans to get close to actors and filmmakers like never before and share their experiences online with their friends, family, and other fans.
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About Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey is a media conglomerate personified in a man whose career began while doing stand-up comedy in the mid-1980s. His success led to a long stint as host of It's Showtime at the Apollo, and then to multiple TV shows and movies including ABC's Me and The Boys, the WB shows The Steve Harvey Show and Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge. Harvey also hit the big screen in movies such as Love Don't Cost a Thing, You Got Served, Johnson Family Vacation and Madea Goes to Jail. Recently, Harvey celebrated his 11th year as longtime host of BET's Celebration of Gospel. Currently Steve Harvey is the new host of the long-running syndicated game show Family Feud. In September 2000, Harvey created the nationally syndicated, #1 rated Steve Harvey Morning Show, the 11-year old radio show that has approximately 7 million weekly listeners. His first book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man was released in 2009 and became a #1 New York Times best-seller, selling over 2 million copies and spending 64 weeks on this prestigious list. In December 2010, Harper Collins released Harvey's second book, Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List. The popularity of the Steve Harvey Morning Show has also landed Steve Harvey and his co-hosts on the CENTRIC TV Network, with The Steve Harvey Project, premiering November 2010. Long dedicated to philanthropy, Steve Harvey believes that "dreaming is more important than anything." Harvey continues his unending pursuit to further uplifting, educational opportunities with youth through the Steve Harvey Foundation. For more information, log onto www.SteveHarvey.com.
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