Drop Dead Diva – Background Talent




Atlanta, GA – April 7, 2009 — Emmy Award winning casting company Fincannon & Associates announced today that they are on a search for background talent for the upcoming series from Sony Pictures Television “Drop Dead Diva,” while being filmed in and around Peachtree City, GA.

“We are looking for background extras of all ages and ethnicities to kick start our new series,” said Mark Fincannon. “We have secured a recurring location in Decatur — so it would be great to hire local area residents.”

When beautiful-but-vapid model wannabe Deb (Brooke D’Orsay) has a fatal car accident, she suddenly finds herself in front of Heaven’s gatekeeper, Fred (Ben Feldman), who declares her a self-centered “zero.”  Outraged, she attempts to persuade Fred to return her to her shallow existence but is accidentally relegated to the body of the recently deceased Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott).  A brilliant, thoughtful and plus-size attorney with a loyal assistant (Margaret Cho), Jane has always lived in the shadow of her more comely colleagues whereas Deb has always relied on her external beauty.  Now, by a twist of fate and a bolt of divine intervention, both personalities must learn to coexist in Jane’s plus-size frame in the ultimate showdown between brains and beauty.

Drop Dead Diva is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Lifetime Television. Josh Berman (Bones, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) is creator and executive producer.  Alex Taub (Eli Stone) joins Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Academy Award®-winning Chicago, Hairspray, Lifetime’s Living Proof) of Storyline Entertainment as executive producers.

The open call will be held, Saturday, April 18th, 2009 & Sunday, April 19th, 2009 from 10:00am to 6:00pm in the North Dekalb Mall located at 2050 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur, GA 30033. We will be in the Macy’s Wing, across from Ross: Dress For Less.  No experience necessary.

If you are interested in being a background extra for this new series, please bring a recent Polaroid-sized photo of yourself