Are you a New York-based Asian American actor who is just starting out, studying acting in school or just going out on your first casting calls? Here's a cool documentary project that wants to talk to you.
HBO's East of Main Street, directed by Jonathan Yi, is coming back in 2015. Now in its fifth year, the award-winning annual AAPI Heritage Month series is turning the lens on Asian American actors in the film and television community and examining the unique successes and struggles at various stages in their careers.
The project has cast most of its subjects, but they're still looking or some young actors and are conducting pre-interviews this Saturday, October 18 in New York City. Here's some more information:
HBO’s award-winning Asian Heritage Campaign program, "East of Main Street," enters its fifth year in 2015 by celebrating Asian American actors in the film and television community. By showcasing a select group of artists at various stages of their careers in acting, our show will shine a light on both the experiences of artists who have achieved success, alongside those who are struggling or just starting on their journey. How are their stories similar, what can be learned, how do we inspire?
Having already cast a majority of our program, we are specifically looking for young actors who are just beginning their journey. Perhaps you're studying acting in school or just going out on your first casting calls. Regardless, we'd love to meet you on Saturday, October 18 at HBO's offices in New York City to conduct a pre-interview to see if you're right for the program. If interested, please contact David Stekert at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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I've thoroughly enjoyed the past editions of East of Main Street, and this sounds like it's going to be cool. For your reference, here are the trailers for the previous seasons (the one with the kids is my favorite):