West Michigan Casting Call for 'A Dog for Christmas'

BeYourOwnHollywood.com and Joel Paul Reisig will be holding Open Casting Calls for the feature length comedy, A Dog for Christmas, to be filmed in Rockford the January.

The film's stars include: Sherman Hemsley, star of the popular sitcom, The Jeffersons, Dustin Diamond of Saved by the Bell, and Richard Karn of Home Improvement.

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Time: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: 741 Kenmoor, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

The production will be hiring both union and non-union actors and have paid and unpaid roles available. All actors receive an IMDB credit:

Dave – Male Lead.  Jewish or Jewish looking, 35 – 50.  Must have great comedic timing.  Only experienced actors for this role.

Janet – Female lead.  Age 32 – 45.  Caucasian, female - actress with a strong background in film acting

Grandpa – grumpy old Jewish man.  Comedic timing and dramatic

Matt – bit of hard edge to him, a manager or small business owner on his brief vacation.  35 – 50

Susanna – Amazing character role for the right actress!  30 – 50.  Ex party girl who is now a bit burnt out, she's borderline crazy, possibly homeless, and always a bit buzzed.  Would have been really hot ten or so years ago.

Tom – Black male, 35 – 45.  Calm, educated, suburban dad.

3 women to play wives – ages 30 – late 40s. limited lines but screen time and scenes, strong improv skills are a plus.

College guy – good looking, must be a strong ice skater and willing to do his own stunts.  One day of shooting, about three lines.

Hostess – Asian women with a very strong accent.  18+ years old - One day of shooting, full back and forth scene.

Waiter – Asian man, any age, with very strong accent.  18+ years old

Check out girl – girl working at the grocery store.  Age 18 – 25

Wesley's Wife – African American woman, age 60 or over

Office worker – male 30 – 60

Officer worker – female 30 – 60

Office boss – male 45 – 65

Family's kids – boys and girls age 9 and under.  Multiple days.  A few of the kids will have a couple of lines.  Must be professional on set. Most days filming will be during Christmas break

Earl's sons – two boys age 11 – 13 Lots of screen time

Extras – please give us your email if you would like to be an extra for a day or two!!!

All actors are asked to bring a headshot and resumé to casting call.  A parent or guardian MUST accompany children.

Questions can be sent to: adogforchristmas2012@gmail.com


Wednesday, December 07, 2011
12:00 PM
09:00 PM


SE Grand Rapids
741 Kenmoor SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546