CALLING ALL NON-SAG ACTORS for "SHOWTIME", A GREEN BROTHERS Production
Seeking NON-SAG Actors for 30 minute film entitled “SHOWTIME”, a coming of age story about two boys in their senior year of high school who earn money by dancing on subways. One of them likes a girl and their friendship is tested as a result. Will air on BET. Send pics/resume ASAP with character name in subject heading to firstname.lastname@example.org. Auditions IMMEDIATELY. Shoots August in NYC. Copy, credit, meals provided. Rashaad Ernesto Green, dir. Reinaldo Green, prod. GREEN BROTHER FILMS
ANDRE: 17 (LEAD) African-American, tall, ruggedly handsome, kind hearted, smooth, soft spoken quiet confidence. MUST dance street style hip-hop.
ROCCO: 16 (LEAD) Latino, average height, thin frame, extrovert, boisterous. MUST dance street style hip-hop.
NICOLE: 17, Latina or African-American. Very attractive, intelligent, hip & confident.
KHADIM, BINTU, CHARLES: 15-18, African-American & Latino schoolmates. Spirited, hip, young men. Hip-hop dance experience a plus.
Acting experience a plus, but not necessary. Looking for actors who are raw, talented, edgy, and passionate. Send pics/resume with character name in subject heading ASAP to email@example.com.
Background The Hip-Hop Education Center (HHEC), Columbia University’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME), and New York University’s Metropolitan Center for Urban Education (Metro Center) are issuing a call for papers that will address central themes of interest to teachers, activists, academics, and organic intellectuals. The call for papers encourages the submission of conceptual papers, quantitative and/or qualitative research papers, as well as case studies and practitioner contributions that creatively suggest solutions to the following themes and questions:
Defining the Field - What is Hip-Hop Education? What does Hip-Hop pedagogy include?
Standardization - How can we pay respect to the Hip-Hop pioneers and acknowledge emerging and seasoned practitioners in the field?
Evaluation - Can we use traditional evaluation methods to measure the impact of Hip-Hop Education programs? What is the most effective method(s) for evaluating Hip-Hop Education programs?
Sustainability - What effective funding models exist?
Accountability - What effective infrastructure models exist that hold practitioners accountable?
Certification - What should a Hip-Hop teaching certificate look like?
Fifth Element - How does Hip-Hop negotiate the relationship between resistance and education?
Action Research Projects - What youth action research projects in classrooms make the best impact?
Professionalization - Can Hip-Hop Education be professionalized as a field? What would it gain? What would it lose? How do artists, teachers and students negotiate power within their organizations?
Archiving and Preservation - What methods, tools, and resources exist/should be in place for archiving and preserving Hip-Hop-based education?
Select papers will be featured on the HHEC’s website under our Critical Issues from the Field Series. Selected paper authors will also have the opportunity to give a 20 minute presentation based on their paper at the Think Tank II meeting, Laying the Foundation: Defining The Field, Establishing Goals, and Creating Standards on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Teachers College Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Columbia University. In addition, we will consider submitted papers for inclusion in a book series edited by Dr. Ernest Morrell on Peter Lang Press focusing on “Black Studies and Critical Thinking” (BSCT) that is dedicated to issues related to Hip-Hop Education within their organizations.
Paper Submission and Review Process Authors should electronically submit papers for review of up to 10,000 words/20 pages including endnotes, images and citations. Papers should be double-spaced using the 12 point Times New Roman font. Please submit your papers by August 31, 2012to Casey Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org. Papers will be selected and authors will be notified and invited to the Think Tank II meeting by September 31, 2012.