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November 24 2008

(SPOILER) Casting call for Dollhouse episode nine. SpoilerTV has the details including the title of the episode.

Something about the casting call screams "film noir" to me.
PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES


Is this very common in casting calls nowadays? 'Cause I think it's very cool.
Does anybody know how far ahead episodes are written? If they're doing casting for episode nine, does this mean they've probably written ten and eleven? Or would a casting call go out as soon as that script was done, meaning ten and eleven are likely still being worked on?
Is this very common in casting calls nowadays?


I think it's been like that for most Dollhouse casting calls. Not a clue about other tv shows.
Does anyone know how they are accepting auditions?
Jobo, I think the casting calls are (generally) sent out as soon as they're done, or sometimes whilst they're still writing.
Does anyone know how they are accepting auditions?

You post a three-minute video to YouTube and send the URL to applications@... No, wait, that was the Evil League of Evil. So sorry.
Emmie, I completely agree. I don't know if its like that for most casting calls, but to me its very awesome that Joss and Co are completely open to any ethnicity when casting a part. Its about the character (and the skill of the actor playing him/her) not the color of their skin.
Is there any way to get this its own topic? Because it has single-handedly quenched my worries about Fox and Dollhouse...
Haha! Who's the guy next to her?
funniest. thing. ever.
Certainly no better way to celebrate the CNN Heroes (the event this pic is taken from).
I really don't like the way he seriously implies or assumes that Dollhouse is gonna fold so that Joss can focus on other projects. Let's all make a promise to be positive about Dollhouse from now on!!
Who in this thread implied "that Dollhouse is gonna fold so that Joss can focus on other projects"?
I apologize I wrote this comment under the wrong thread. Forgive me.
I think we've all done that at least once.
That photo of Eliza is simply stunning - there are few ladies more lush than Our Delicious Doll. The gentleman sitting next to her seems completely mesmerized and altogether disapproving, which is an interesting combo.

Yeah, noir-ish, Knuckleball - maybe murder mystery noirish. I can think of so many actresses that would be right for "FEMALE, 50's. She is a gracefully aging Beauty who comes from old money." - but the first one that came to mind is Kristine Sutherland - she has the grace and the cheekbones and the poise to carry this off in style.
The old guy looks like Rupert Murdoch, except not old enough. It would have been funny, though.

Kristine Sutherland, vote number two (not that this is a democracy).
My first thought was Rupert Murdoch too Dreamlogic although I am sure it's not really. Now that would be funny.
"Emmie, I completely agree. I don't know if its like that for most casting calls, but to me its very awesome that Joss and Co are completely open to any ethnicity when casting a part. Its about the character (and the skill of the actor playing him/her) not the color of their skin."

Actually, the colour of the skin does matter. Seeing as the casting call is for an entire family...you aren't going to get a 50 yr old black woman with a late twenties Asian daughter. Appearance, including skin colour, does matter :)
I have to say that the "submit all ethnicities" sounds a little disingenous when you take into consideration the "blue-blood" description and WASP-y names. I wonder if this is a CYA-type addendum that is routinely used by casting agents to claim they do not discriminate.

But what do I know.
Ah, but blue-blood doesn't necessarily equate to white. There's nobility in every nation. So no one's excluded.

Ex, yes it matters in terms of making it believable that they're all a family. But I still get the impression that the "ethnicity" comes after who fits the part best, who is the best actor.
This has been added to at the source since it was posted. When I first saw it, it was just the first character. And my best guess is that "all ethnicities" is ME's default setting for casting and wasn't specifically intended here.

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