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SAG OR NON UNION CASTING NOTICE FOR FEMALES-ALL ETHNICITIES- from the late 80’s. Shoots on “Straight Outta Compton”. Shoot date TBD. We are pulling photos for the director of featured extras. VERY IMPORTANT – You MUST live in the Los Angeles area (Orange County is fine too) to work on this show. DO NOT SUBMIT if you live out of the area. Nobody is going to be flying into LA to do extra work on this show - and don’t tell me you are willing to fly in.

SAG OR NON UNION FEMALES - PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC BREAKDOWN. DO NOT EMAIL IN FOR MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY:

A GIRLS: These are the hottest of the hottest. Models. MUST have real hair - no extensions, very classy looking, great bodies. You can be black, white, asian, hispanic, mid eastern, or mixed race too. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: A GIRLS

B GIRLS: These are fine girls, long natural hair, really nice bodies. Small waists, nice hips. You should be light-skinned. Beyonce is a prototype here. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: B GIRLS

C GIRLS: These are African American girls, medium to light skinned with a weave. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: C GIRLS

D GIRLS: These are African American girls. Poor, not in good shape. Medium to dark skin tone. Character types. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: D GIRLS

By Actual casting call language used by a Hollywood production for “Straight Outta Compton” distributed by Sande Allesi casting.
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    Anonymous asked
    you should look at the trailer for the movie "lucy" it seems like something u would like

    Answer:

    raptorific:

    I’ve seen the trailer, but I lost interest just around the time I saw a white lady straight-up murder an Asian man for not speaking English, and she’s supposed to be the protagonist

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Right now we have an X-Men franchise that has sidelined Kitty Pryde, completely mishandled Storm, Emma Frost and Rogue, robbed Jean Grey of any agency, and has yet to properly introduce Psylocke, Jubilee and Polaris.

The latest film does feature a number of non-white characters, but every single one of them (Storm, Blink, Sunspot, Warpath, Bishop) is relegated to outside guard duty while all of the white characters (Xavier, Magneto, Kitty, Wolverine) handle the important, emotion-heavy, world-saving work.

There’s even been a surprisingly anti-international slant towards one of the most international teams in comics as Colossus, Banshee, Quicksilver and Storm all lost their cultural identities in the transition from page to screen.

By

Brett White from CBR: in order for the X-Men to survive, they need to diversify.

p.s.

First, Bryan Singer has to go. This may come as a surprise considering that I just heaped a ton of praise on the director’s latest film, but I’ve done so while also purposely avoiding mentioning his name. Based on the sexual abuse allegations currently piling up around him, I just feel icky — an understatement — giving the guy any praise.”

(via milesabovepeter)
    riseofthemoose asked
    Ok but with the impossible, first of all the area where the tsunami hit was in a HUGE tourist location, as in thousands of tourists were in the city when it hit, a lot of them white. Also, they chose to follow the story of that particular family bc of the seemingly impossible miracles that brought a family together after surviving one of the most devastating events in history, they didn't do it bc they're white. I know white washing is a huge problem, but this movie isn't a good example of it

I got this script…that said, “In anticipation of our conversation, please find the script…written by ‘blah blah’ and starring ‘blah blah’.”

I shit you not, it said, “Please take a look at the role of ‘The Chink’.” You can’t make it up. That’s the name of the character. It’s framed in my office, because I want to always be reminded of what’s out there.

By Maggie Q, actress, in response to a question about encountering racial typecasting.
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Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.

Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.

By Sonia Sotomayor, on why pretending that America is a colorblind, post-racial society does not make it so (via odinsblog)
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    Anonymous asked
    Just a point about the whole Avril Lavigne thing: I agree that it's shitty and racist but I think the whole 'reduced Japanese people into identical props' is false. She used them as backing dancers and it's usual for backing dancers to be dressed similarly or even made to look identical. Just thought I'd stick this out there as I'm a professional dancer and was a bit annoyed with people's reactions. Just because someone's not central/just a dancer doesn't mean their a prop

    Answer:

    stopwhitewashing:

    Santoine: I disagree and I don’t think you understand what it means to use a POC as a prop in a music video or for your career.

    It’s not about the dancing, first of all. These women were use to make Avril’s appropriation of Japanese culture seem authentic. These women were used as props to make the appreciation for an iconic Japanese character seem genuine when it obviously wasn’t. 

    It kinda mind boggles me that you don’t find that to be an issue. 

    So many white artists have use POC as props to justify their persona. Gwen Stefani did it with the Harajuku girls who I believe also had to sign contracts preventing them from speaking in public or about their experience as her props (again, to justify her fetish for Japanese culture). She even used Latina women as props in her Luxurious video when she attempted to act like a chola. 

    Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azeala use Black women as props to justify their fetish for Black culture and to make it seem as though they’re “down” with us when it’s a front and a smelly sack of disrespectful bullshit to legitimize their image and the commodification of Black culture. 

    So, no, you’re wrong. They were definitely used as props and not simply as dancers who just so happen to look alike.

    (dancers in mvs are used as props anyways but the way they are used in these instances reflect a bigger and more insidious issue that you unfortunately cannot see or acknowledge)

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apocalypsecanceled:

why do white feminists think ‘BUT WE NEED MORE LEADING WOMEN IN THE ACTION GENRE’ is a good excuse to watch lucy do they honestly believe hollywhite just completely missed GRAVITY and the ENTIRE MOTHERFUCKING HUNGER GAMES FRANCHISE what do they think the funding for ‘lucy’ is coming in the wake of?

they boycott pacific rim (which, yknow, had a japanese woman shoving some of hollywhite’s most racist & sexist tropes so far back up its own ass it was still tasting them the week after) for not passing the bechdel test but blatant violence and racism, well that can slide, that’s great representation, that’s empowering for women.

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"you speak english?"

boy i sure do feel empowered seein people who look like my dad & my friends get murdered for not speaking english IN TAIWAN

What’s weird is this line has shown up in Hollywood movies twice already in the past year (2013).   It was used both in The Wolverine andOlympus has Fallen—both films feature the white hero vs. Asian baddies screaming “SPEAK ENGLISH” to some hapless Asian minion and then enacting violence on them.   So that joke isn’t even original.    

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One of the most disturbing scenes in Disney’s “Aladdin” is when Jasmine must pretend to seduce Jaffar in order to distract him. The clothing that the animators chose to put her in, complete with the shackles, are all a white, colonial wet dream. And she’s the only Disney princess who’s had to use her body in this way to distract someone. Then there’s this scene in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” where Esmeralda is shimmying her hips and breasts and basically ends with a pole-dance sequence: a far cry from the delicate waltzes and pirouettes that Belle and Aurora dance. The simultaneous fascination and revulsion that Whiteness has for WOC bodies are unmistakably evident in Disney’s posturing of Jasmine and Esmeralda.

By

The Jasmine Diaries Part II: ‘Exotic’ is not a Compliment

(via marfmellow)

A perfect example of “desert flower” fetishization/exotification. Women of color are always shown as “others”, they’re seen as women who have to use their sexuality to save themselves (or worse, as people who are just inherently sexual by their mere existence).

We’re putting these sexualized images of women of color into cartoons meant for children, essentially brainwashing them to grow into adults who fetishize non-white women. Gross.

(via callingoutbigotry)

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policymic:

Cleveland baseball fans stand against racism by #DeChiefing their gear

In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.

But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.

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savagelee:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

bana05:

paws-grandad:

drunkinlike:

onionjulius:

allerasphinx:

thesharkinwinterfell:


The network was also looking to reach more of an “urban” audience and expand the show’s reach among black and Latino audiences
"Our multicultural audiences are a very important part of our subscribers, and we don’t want to take them for granted,"



What did I say? Did I not say this was dark-sided?

Oh HBO.

how about putting some POC on your show?

Can I get a black/brown person thats not a damn barbarian/slave or lying snake? How bout that for drawing my attention?

Does ANYBODY of color work at HBO? Like, this is the classic example of Missing the Point(TM). Wow, that they think to draw in more Black/Latino people is to use Hip-Hop and not cast them in diverse and significant roles in their programming, or hire them to write shows, or direct shows, or run shows, is really all kinds of problematic and why nearly 75% of their viewership is white. Don’t act like that concerns you when you pull nonsense like this, HBO. I mean seriously.

FUCK YOU HBO. FUCK YOU.

amazing
how about they cast the martells correctly
how about they not erase powerful woc from the books (i.e. chataya & alayaya)
how about they not whitewash characters, kill off the people they made poc who have their white counterparts STILL alive in the books (Daxos)
how about they stop turning dany into a messianic character when her actions are liberal imperialism (where the imperialism is justified because it’s “for the best”) and dany is NOT some pure and noble character, she just isn’t
why don’t they just
i just
grrrr

savagelee:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

bana05:

paws-grandad:

drunkinlike:

onionjulius:

allerasphinx:

thesharkinwinterfell:

The network was also looking to reach more of an “urban” audience and expand the show’s reach among black and Latino audiences

"Our multicultural audiences are a very important part of our subscribers, and we don’t want to take them for granted,"

image

What did I say? Did I not say this was dark-sided?

Oh HBO.

how about putting some POC on your show?

Can I get a black/brown person thats not a damn barbarian/slave or lying snake? How bout that for drawing my attention?

Does ANYBODY of color work at HBO? Like, this is the classic example of Missing the Point(TM). Wow, that they think to draw in more Black/Latino people is to use Hip-Hop and not cast them in diverse and significant roles in their programming, or hire them to write shows, or direct shows, or run shows, is really all kinds of problematic and why nearly 75% of their viewership is white. Don’t act like that concerns you when you pull nonsense like this, HBO. I mean seriously.

FUCK YOU HBO. FUCK YOU.

amazing

how about they cast the martells correctly

how about they not erase powerful woc from the books (i.e. chataya & alayaya)

how about they not whitewash characters, kill off the people they made poc who have their white counterparts STILL alive in the books (Daxos)

how about they stop turning dany into a messianic character when her actions are liberal imperialism (where the imperialism is justified because it’s “for the best”) and dany is NOT some pure and noble character, she just isn’t

why don’t they just

i just

grrrr