Woodbridge Productions and Sony Pictures Television are set to begin shooting the pilot episode of the series “Modern Love” for Lifetime Network. The casting directors for the series in New York are auditioning local actors for supporting and day player roles, as well as casting background artists, photo-doubles, and stand-ins. The series stars Eric Stoltz, Ally Sheedy, Cara Buono (Mad Men), Broadway theatre actress Alice Ripley, Charlie Semine (Mercy), and newcomer Samantha Futerman.
Aside from Eric Stoltz being widely accepted as one of Hollywood’s top level talented actors, he is also moving forward with what appears to be a very successful directing career. Stoltz has directed episodes of the NBC series “Quarterlife,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice,” FX Network’s “Nip/Tuck,” ABC Family’s “Huge,” Sci-Fi Channel’s “Caprica,” Showtime Network’s “Californication,” FOX Network’s “Glee,” as well as two upcoming feature films – Mockingbird Pictures’ “Fortunate Sons” and Durendal Productions’ “Racing Patriots”.
Seven time Primetime Emmy Award nominated Alan Poul will produce and direct “Modern Love” from a screenplay written by Jenny Bicks, who will also co-produce. Poul is best known for executive producing the HBO series “Six Feet Under”. His directing credits include the Showtime series “The Big C,” the upcoming ABC series’ “Perception,” and “Good Christian Belles,” as well as the CBS Films movie “The Back-up Plan”. Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun will executive produce for BermanBraun, and Gene Stein will executive produce for Wass/Stein Productions
The principal actor casting director is currently seeking the following type:
Female, 40-45 yrs, Caucasian. Beautiful with model looks, a Hamptons, NY beach girl. To play the role of a girl that Simon (Eric Stoltz) has a fling with in High School. Must be comfortable with partial nudity. Submit New York area talent only.
“Modern Love” is under AFTRA contract. Actors please put your AFTRA membership number on your resume.
Current costs to join AFTRA:
$1663.90 ($1600.00 + $63.90), covering initiation fee and the first payment of bi-annual dues.
Shooting on “Modern Love” begins mid-September, 2011 in New York City.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Tiffany Little Canfield
“Modern Love” Casting
c/o Telsey & Company
311 W. 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
875 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Central Casting NY Registration Details
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
“Modern Love” Production Office
c/o Woodbridge Productions, Inc.
570 Washington Street
New York, NY 10014
Sony Pictures Television
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
2900 W. Olympic Blvd.
3rd Floor Santa Monica, CA 90404
500 South Buena Vista Street
Animation Building 2B-4
Burbank, CA 91521
Lifetime Network (Distributor)
444 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
The project weaves actual stories from New York Times columns to explore the state of modern relationships. It follows newspaper science editor Simon McElvane (Eric Stoltz) as he faces a deteriorating marriage, the ramifications of potentially starting over and balancing his relationship with his adopted 15-year-old daughter (Samantha Futerman). Unexpectedly handed the job of editor of the newspaper’s Modern Love column, Simon discovers he has a lot to learn about life and love. Cara Buono will play the ambitious Styles Editor at Simon’s paper who is torn between her career and her family. Ally Sheedy will play the paper’s ballsy and no-nonsense Assistant Managing Editor. Alice Ripley plays the recurring role of Simon’s wife and Charlie Semine will guest star as a NYC fireman.