Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office

Production Calls

  • 05/06/16
  • Six and a Mixer 2016

     "SIX AND A MIX 2016"

    Professional Workshops, Networking Mixer, and VIP Speaker Event WITH AWARD-WINNING, MAJOR TV SERIES DIRECTOR JOHN DAVID COLES (House of Cards, Homeland, 11-22-63, Sex & the City, Desperate Housewives, Gray's Anatomy, much much more)! PLUS screenwriters workshop to include "Saturday Night Live" comedy writer Barry Blaustein (Coming to America, Nutty Professor, The Klumps, and other major credits!) skyping in!

    Workshop 3:00-5:30 p.m.

    Producing & Distribution
    Dr. Jim Schumacher,
    Victor Young,
    Vincent Dale
    for the Camera
    Trishul Thejasvi,
    Bob Gray
    Thomas John Nudi,
    Jeanne Corcoran
    Acting &
    Getting Cast
    Will Lurea

    Horror SFX & Glamour
    Eri Vincent,
    Greg Baker

    Lighting for 
    Digital Filmmaking
    Juan Sebastian Baron,
    Bob Gray

    Mixer & Expo 5:30-6:15 p.m.

    VIP Mixer Speaker 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    John David Coles:

    John is an American film and television director of major HIT TV series, as well a prolific producer.  He is most recently noted as the executive producer and a director for the multiple award-winning Netflix series House of Cards, which netted him a nomination for both an Emmy Award and PGA award. John has also been the director on many other hits, including Homeland, 11/22/63, HBO's Sex and the City, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order, The West Wing, Desperate Housewives, etc.  John served as a producer on Wonderland, Elementary, and Songs in Ordinary Time,
    and has also directed Bates Motel, Berlin Station, Justified, Law & Order Criminal Intent, Mad Dogs, and Northern Exposure, to name just a few of his additional credits!


    "Six and a Mix" PSA


  • 04/20/16

    SAG New Media Agreement*
    Producer: Tony Stopperan
    Executive Producers: Dylan McDermott and David Shapiro
    Writer: Dylan McDermott
    Directors: Dylan McDermott and Jason Letkiewicz
    Casting Director: Adrienne Stern
    Casting Assistant: Nicole Hoffman
    Pre-Production: 5/14/16 – 5/21/16
    Shoots: 5/22/16 – 5/31/16
    Location: Sarasota, Florida
    SPECIAL NOTE: Due to new enforcements SAG-AFTRA has made regarding the New Media Contract, a SAG-AFTRA actor must be attached to the project before paperwork can be started. Thus it is released as NEW MEDIA (PENDING).

    SYNOPSIS: We follow Sugar’s extraordinary, exhausting life from innocence
    to victim to triumph.  Sugar runs away from her previous life only to find herself caught in the web of drugs, sex, and money.  Lost, she slips into an abyss.  Sugar finds herself tested by the men who own the club, the patrons who frequent the establishment, and by the girls who work there.  And, by Sugar’s own moral compass.  Her father, Mac, searches for her hoping to get beyond their past and help her have a future.  She meets a young boy, Wild, who helps her find her way.  While bleak and seemingly trapped, Sugar finds hope and herself. 

    [WILD] (18-20): LEAD; Male. Late teens to early 20s. He’s energetic and gregarious, often lacking a filter. ALL ETHNICITIES…MUST BE LEGALLY 18 OR OLDER, NO EXCEPTIONS

    [MAC] (40-50): REOCCURING; Male. SUGAR’S father. Middle aged and blue collar. Looks at life with regret and resentment, but is beginning to take responsibility for his own actions. ALL ETHNICITIES

    [ALICE] (20-25): REOCCURING; Female. Young but seasoned. She has found a niche and exploits it. In a town full of wealthy, older men, Alice knows how to get what she wants and what she needs to survive. ALL ETHNICITIES

    [SALT] (20-25): Female. A “been there and done that” attitude. Lives life knowing that it is all shades of gray. Wants Sugar to see that if you have no choice then there is no dilemma. ALL ETHNICITIES

    [SELAH] (20-25): Female. A “been there and done that” attitude. Wisdom comes from experience and wants Sugar to avoid a dark/dangerous path. AFRICAN AMERICAN

    [JERRY] (40-50): Male. A sugar daddy. Used to being able to buy what he wants. ALL ETHNICITIES

    [MOTHER] (35-45): Female. Sugar’s mother. Distant and cold. ALL ETHNICITIES

    AUDITION DATE: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 12pm – 6pm.

    To be considered for an audition slot, please submit email a head shot and resume to by Friday, April 8. Please specify role[s] for consideration.

    Email Subject line: SUGAR – ‘ROLE[s]; i.e. SUGAR– ‘WILD’

    Sides and audition information and confirmation will be sent via email.


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