Studio City, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2006
The new Wendy Williams film project, entitled "Queen Of Media", ends its nine city casting call tour and has found the finalist to play Wendy and other major characters in the film.
Nine (9) cities were visited; hundreds of people auditioned and over sixty (60) people were selected for main character call backs, small roles and identified as cast members for the new Wendy Williams film project entitled “Queen Of Media.”
Queen Of Media will film in New York beginning the month of September 2006. When you think about the casting of a featured film, one typically draws their attention to Los Angeles or New York. This film is no different in that New York was a city where open casting was conducted. Although there was not an open casting call in Los Angeles, California almost all of the seasoned and celebrity actors and actresses were cast from Los Angeles. While some actors were disappointed that the casting call didn’t stop in their city, others did what Fantasia did to become the American Idol…they drove to the nearest city in pursuit of their dreams.
“I wish we could have gone to every state in the US to cast, but unfortunately we didn’t have liberty or the time to do so,” said one of the producers with the project. Nonetheless, an overwhelming amount of impressive actors presented hard casting decisions to the deciding powers. “We expected New York to bring the highest numbers, but we were extremely shocked and impressed with the level of talent we viewed in Washington, DC and Philadelphia. They have made it hard on us to choose,” stated Furqaan, owner of Furqaan Films and the Executive Producer on the project.
For some, the ability to pre-register online to take advantage of having any expenses covered by the film company in the case of a call back to New York was much appreciated. And while some people missed the pre-registration window which posed various benefits from an appointment time, sides ahead of time, to preferred seating in the waiting area, other people were just as happy they could attend the open call portion of the casting. “I appreciate that we had the option of pre-registering ahead of time since I had to rush to my audition and rush right back to work. Having an appointment and not having to wait behind those who just walked in was priceless,” mentioned an auditioning hopeful in Washington, DC. “I didn’t know about the casting until I heard the radio personalities talking about it that day. I used my last two dollars to get to this audition and had to call a friend to pick me up after my audition was over (laughs). But casting calls never come here to our city, so I was just excited to even know I had a chance to be in a real movie,” said a male who auditioned in Connecticut.
And while it’s a very highly anticipated film project, it is still an independent film in respect to its capabilities. It was really important to Wendy and the film production staff that this film represented the unique style of Wendy Williams from start to finish, including the casting process. Everyone has an opportunity to audition for major films in certain cities including LA, Atlanta, and New York. This project is very close to Wendy’s heart and she wanted to make sure those who normally wouldn’t have a chance, could be apart of something big.
When the talk of turning Wendy’s book (Wendy’s Got The Heat) into a film began, there was an overwhelming response from Wendy’s listeners wanting to be apart of the project. “Just because I don’t live in Los Angeles or New York doesn’t mean I can’t act. There is a lot of talent outside of these two cities,” mentioned a loyal listener of The Wendy Williams Experience. Wendy and Furqaan Films listened and stepped outside of the box allowing casting to be conducted in the cities where Wendy is syndicated and supported most. Each of the nine cities visited all have actors who have been offered parts in this film because they are good, not because of where they live. Wendy appreciates her listeners and wanted to make sure THEY were apart of her first major film project. After all, it is WENDY’S movie.