Storyline Entertainment, Peaceout Productions and Sony Pictures Television are in pre-production on the made-for-television movie “Anna Nicole Smith Story” for Lifetime. The award winning casting director is auditioning actresses to play the title role of Anna Nicole. The film’s remaining roles will be cast after the lead role is filled. The biopic will shoot in Atlanta, GA this Fall, 2012. The extras and stand-ins will be hired in Atlanta beginning in October.
Anna Nicole was born Vicky Lynn Hogan on November 28, 1967 in Harris County, Texas. “Anna Nicole Smith Story” will follow her life from when she was in her early 20’s through her late 30’s. Anna had a son named Danny with an abusive husband whom she left to give Danny a better life, as well as pursue her dream of becoming a famous star like her lifetime idol Marilyn Monroe. The movie will depict Anna Nicole’s first experience taking Xanax and champagne to calm her nerves at a strip club try-out, to the lifelong habit that eventually became part of her downfall. The story will also cover her relationship with billionaire J. Howard, her huge fame that followed her Playboy spread, and how Anna Nicole became a super-fun party girl who never wanted to let go of fame regardless of it’s consequences.
Producing “Anna Nicole Smith Story” is Storyline Entertainment’s Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who also executive produce Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” – another Atlanta, GA area production. The duo have recently signed a new two-year deal with Sony Pictures Television to produce TV movies and miniseries. Zadan and Meron have each been nominated for 8 Primetime Emmy Awards. Sony Executive Vice President of Movies & Miniseries Helen Verno is credited with creating a partnership with Zadan and Meron two decades ago, making their relationship with the studio one of the longest in the TV movie/miniseries business. Judith Verno also executive produces with Zadan and Meron.
Talent must and be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and the United States.
The Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work on film and television productions in the Atlanta area:
• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:
• Atlanta Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Extras Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Atlanta Acting Classes and Schools List
• Atlanta Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Atlanta Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides
The Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Susan Edelman Casting, Inc.
13272 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Fincannon & Associates
500-D Amsterdam Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306
The extras will not be cast until filming begins in October.
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.
“Anna Nicole Smith Story”
3110 Maple Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
8335 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
550 Madison Avene
New York, NY 10022
Sony Pictures Television
10202 W Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
2049 Century Park E
Los Angeles, CA 90067
To Be Cast
Born Vicky Lynn Hogan, a pretty but plain girl growing up in smalltown Texas, she transformed herself through sheer willpower into Anna Nicole Smith, a gorgeous, voluptuous, Marilyn Monroe-esque Playboy pin-up and clothing model. Determined to be noticed, for good or ill, Vicky gets her wish, but her transformation comes at a steep price, both for her and her beloved son Danny.