Unknowns get their shots on local shoots

McDonald, Kathy A.
June 2006
Daily Variety;6/23/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 59, pA6
Trade Publication
The article reports on non-union production employed by some independent films in Los Angeles, California for creative as well as budgetary reasons. "Quinceanera's," by co-screenwriter and co-director Wash Westmoreland, sought out area Mexican-American teens for the film's roles. Producer-helmer Carl Colpaert hired non-union unknowns for the Cine Vegas grand jury winner "G.I. Jesus." Writer-director Camille Cellucci used Internet casting sites for the two leads of her short film "Grace."


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