Breaking news, from the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Be in an M. Night movie- PLEASE refer first to aang_aint_white to find out WHAT YOU SHOULD AND SHOULD NOT DO in order to have a valid voice. I plan to leave a polite, brief email and voice mail.
Director-writer-producer M. Night Shyamalan is casting for The Last Airbender, a live-action film from Paramount and Nickelodeon based on the Nickelodeon animated series, shooting here from mid-March through July....
....Casting folks are looking for extras to play soldiers, martial artists, dancers, gymnasts, athletes and families - specifically physically fit people from 18 to 65 years old. The open call will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bullies restaurant at the Wachovia Spectrum. You're asked to dress casually or in the traditional costume of your family's ethnic background. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-574-7878.
- Interesting to note: they don't once mention that Avatar is an Asian-based world. Isn't that just....interesting.
LET'S MAKE OUR PRESENCE KNOWN! OH PEOPLE! Gather, phone or email - politely - and if we can get press to cover the story live, even better! If anyone in Philadelphia can attend this Casting Call, leave a comment at aang_aint_white so you can join others in a peaceful gathering.
AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER - MORE GREAT LINKS
Derek Kirk Kim has not only written a great essay on the white-washing of the Avatar movie, he's also put a call out for signatures from people on the art industry - writers, illustrators, 3D artists, animators - anyone in 'the biz' who can add their louder voice to the fan outcry. Please consider signing!
FPS Magazine has also mentioned the Avatar casting as faulty whitewashing.
I wanna go to Philadelphia.