Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Retired Local Soldier Writes Pilot Episode for Television Series
Draws stories from his and other Soldiers’ wartime experiences
“This is a military situation-comedy… a ‘dramady.’”
Boyd is ready if the pilot episode, the first episode used to sell the series, is picked up and more episodes are ordered for production.
“The pilot is an hour long,”
Boyd draws inspiration from his own and his comrades’ real-life adventures... and from his growing up watching sictoms of the past. “When I write, I can feel the strains of all my favorite shows in DEPLOYED! It’s a military sitcom, but there’s style and theme elements of I Dream of Jeannie, Hogan’s Heroes, M*A*S*H, Gilligan’s Island, McHale’s Navy, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Andy Griffith Show...” Boyd explained. “Even some of the Robin Williams movie, Good Morning, Vietnam! is in there. If you watch closely enough, you’ll see elements of all of those classic shows in DEPLOYED!”
“The pilot’s first ‘table-read,’ where actors will sit around a table and read elements of the script out loud, is scheduled for Tuesday, next week.” Boyd said. “Using a table-read helps me polish dialogue and fine tune jokes and plot points. This table read will also serve as an audition of sorts if the series is picked up by a production company.” According to Boyd, the table read is an open call for trained or untrained talent to read for charter parts in the show.
Boyd, an Emmy Award winning screen writer hopes his efforts on this project earn him another of the prestigious awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. “Maybe I’m being greedy,” Boyd confessed. “But I feel I need to earn another Emmy just to prove that the first one wasn’t a fluke. I believe that DEPLOYED! will do the trick quite nicely!!”
Date/Time: Tuesday March 19 2019 3:00:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Group: Technology Engagement Center (TEC)
Room: TEC Multi-Purpose Meeting Room 104
Technology Engagement Center
306 Minerva Dr, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
If you are in the area, come on by and read for 'DEPLOYED!' We're reading for all parts, all cultures, all types, all ages, but initially we're specifically looking for trained or untrained talent to fill these roles:
Male: age 30-45
Male: age 18-30
Male: age inconsequential
Female: age inconsequential
As the read is being taped for possible forwarding to potential casting directors, readers must be willing to sign a talent release before taking part in the read. All open readers receive a minor financial compensation for their reads ($1). Invited readers may receive slightly more. At this time, age eighteen and older only. Please bring a photo ID to prove your age.
This is an informal read, so dress comfortably. You'll have thirty minutes to select and rehearse the 5-15 minute part you choose. While the reading itself is closed to the public, media is invited with prior arrangement.
Jim Boyd 615-971-6115
MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES
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