Open Casting Call For HBO Comedy Series Videosyncrasy From Director and Producer David Fincher
Who is David Fincher
David Fincher is once again at the epicenter of the movie universe with critically acclaimed Mystery/Drama film Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck. Gone Girl received many accolades including a Best Actress nomination for former Bond Girl, Rosamund Pike. Fincher was also director behind The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Se7en. Now Fincher is working on taking us down memory lane with a new TV show set in the opulent yet budding world of the 1980’s music-video industry.
The director of Zodiac and The Game is now working on a new half-hour comedy for HBO focusing on the 80’s Music-Video industry (as previously reported by Deadline). There is no one more qualified than Fincher for this project. Before he was a critically acclaimed film director, Fincher was a highly sought-after music video director. He was the creator behind some of music videos most brilliant videos from supermodel slo-mos to those amazing glamour shots of some of the world’s biggest musical artists.
David Fincher’s Music Video Accolades
He lent his brilliance to creating such music videos like “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” by Jermaine Steward in 1986; “(It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me” by Paula Abdul in 1988 led to Fincher and Abdul collaborating on four more music videos from Abdul’s ‘Forever Your Girl’ Album; “Shattered Dreams” by Johnny Hates Jazz in 1988; “Roll With It” by Steve Winwood; “Englishman in New York” by Sting in 1987; “Love Is Strong” by the Rolling Stones in 1994, a video that rightfully earned Fincher his first Best Music Video Grammy; “Oh Father” by Madonna in1989 where Fincher used one of Madonna’s childhood traumas and created a haunting and beautiful piece of art; “Bad Girl” by Madonna; “Who Is It?” by Michael Jackson; “Express Yourself” by Madonna; “Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake; The most remembered of Fincher’s music videos is of course the brilliant perfection of Madonna’s “Vogue” in 1990.
With such an amazing resume in music television Fincher has earned the credibility to do this concept justice. According to Deadline the show is set in 1983 Los Angeles, and that fact alone makes for an already intriguing television show, and revolves around a wide-eyed guy who drops out of college and drives to Hollywood with dreams of directing a sci-fi epic. Instead Bobby lands a job as a P.A. for a company making music videos. The series will focus on the rapidly growing music-video business at the time when MTV was born.
This hopefully will lead into some insight or at the very least a partial explanation as to what exactly is happening in several of Fincher’s videos. For instance “Say You Will,” Foreigner (1987) which features a myriad of close-ups, shifting-shadows, and other aesthetics that virtually makes no sense. “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off,” Jermaine Stewart (1986) which features trumpets, tailcoats (Say What) and well other scenarios that leave you wondering what is actually going on. Then there’s Jody Watley’s “Most Of All” which literally makes no sense, cannot even begin to explain what the many moving parts have to do with each other. There’s a trumpet, sailors, a have naked man in a bed, Jody laying on the beach (I think) and then her sitting on a chair, a hand appears mysteriously out of nowhere and by the end I am thoroughly confused. There are so many questions and hopefully Fincher’s new HBO series, Videosyncrasy, will at the very least answer them.
Open Casting Call
The extras casting team with Central Casting is holding an Open casting call seeking talent to work on the New HBO comedy series Videosyncrasy. The show is based in the 1980’s so be sure to be in you 80’s best when you attend the casting call. Yes you heard right. The extras casting team is giving you exclusive permission to style yourself in your 80’s best, so pull out the teasing comb and hairspray. The team has special need for 80s rockers, musicians, bands, models, record label types, etc.
The casting call will take place this Friday, April 24th, 2015 at Central Casting Los Angeles between 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. There is free street parking. Please be sure to bring all documentation required, you must bring with you an I-9 form you may find this the Homeland Security website www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9.pdf be sure to also bring an acceptable form of identification.
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