Avatar: The Last Airbender

Philadelphia’s CBS3 reports on the casting call that happened this weekend in the city. The casting director for the film, Dee Dee Rickets, talks about casting for extras in Philadelphia. Hundreds of Hollywood hopefuls lined up and waited for an opportunity to appear in an upcoming film shooting in the Philadelphia area.

“I am a firebender! And I breath fire and puff it out,” exclaimed one optimist who dressed the part.

“I like Philly because they’ve got real people looks,” said Dee Dee Ricketts, the casting director for the film.

Ricketts, who has worked as casting director on major motion pictures like Tropic Thunder and The Happening, feels as though the genuineness of the people in Philadelphia lends to the realism of the project.

“Philly is a great place to find extras, people here bring a great authenticity to the film,” Ricketts said.

Shooting on the film is scheduled to begin in April and there is the possibility of another casting call in the area before shooting starts.

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-via CBS3

2 Responses to “Hundreds Answer The ‘Airbender’ Casting Call, the Casting Director Comments”

  1. Lionel Freebus says:

    There is an article about it on Cartoon Brew:

    http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-commentary/more-anger-about-avatar.html

  2. toby says:

    There will be a protest at The Last Airbender Open Call on February 7th in Philadelphia, from 10AM to 4PM at the Independence Hall Visitor Center.

    Independence Hall Visitor Center
    “Independence Ball Room”
    6th & Market Streets
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    We are asking EVERYONE who is against the all white casting, and racism in HollyWood to please come out and use their voice. News channels will also be out..lets make an impact. It takes ONE person to change the world..it will take a group to change this movie!

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