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TV Casting: THE BRINK, DOWN DOG, Jamie Travis Directing SCREAM Pilot

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The Brink, Down Dog, Scream, and other television productions have all made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on HBO, Amazon, and MTV.

Scream (MTV)

MTV and the Weinsteins’ Dimension TV have set Jamie Travis (For A Good Time Call, Faking It) to direct the pilot for their anticipated Scream series

* Will Fitzgerald will play Emma Duval, a classic beauty whose new life with the “in crowd” leaves her estranged from childhood best friend Audrey.* Amy Forsyth is Audrey Jensen, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor and an artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker.* John Karna is Noah Foster, a creative computer genius with a vast knowledge of pop culture and the tech world who’s best friends with Audrey.* Carlson Young is Brooke Maddox, the charismatic leader of the popular crew.* Amadeus Serafini is Kieran Wilcox, the mysterious new kid in town who has a dark side and a tough exterior that hints at experience beyond his years.Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds, Revenge) scripted the pilot.

The Brink (HBO)

Jaimie Alexander and Bernard White have been tapped for major recurring roles opposite Jack Black and Tim Robbins on HBO half-hour comedy series The Brink, from Jerry Weintraub. Directed by Jay Roach from a script by brothers Roberto and Kim Benabib, The Brink is an epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Robbins); Alex Coppins (Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Callahan (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot. These three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War III. Alexander will play Gail Sweet, a public affairs officer on an aircraft carrier. White will play General Haroon Raja, the head of the ISI; he’s an unpredictable, jealous and intelligent man with a drive to rule Pakistan.

Down Dog (Amazon)

Josh Casaubon has landed the lead in Amazon Studios‘ comedy pilot Down Dog. Written by Robin Schiff, Down Dog centers on Logan (Casaubon) a heart-stoppingly gorgeous surfer, devoid of ambition, a Peter Pan who has been sliding through on his charisma, laid-back easy charm and good looks but must now start to take life seriously when he’s left in charge of his ex-girlfriend’s yoga studio.

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Source: Deadline, Slashfilm

 

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