It Gets Better

Executive Producer: Kim Rittberg

Producer/DP/PM: Chris Vernale

Director: Shelton Lindsay

Casting Director: Lori Malkin

Audition: Self Tape

Shoot: First week of June, pre interviews 3rd and 4th week of May

Location: NYC Area

Usage: Airing on and social channels. It will be released weekly starting first week of October to be timed with National Coming Out Day Oct 11th

Rate: $100 (4 hour shoot day, includes 1 hour pre-intv zoom)


We are producing a 4-part, uplifting, compelling, entertaining and informative web series where we hear first-hand from LGBTQ+ individuals about what their labels (or lack thereof) means to them. Young queer and questioning people will turn here when they are too afraid or have no reliable resources to turn to for advice and support, and they should also feel validated with the understanding that they are not alone on their SOGI journey.

The purpose of this video series is to have conversations to inspire young people (ages 13-18) to be more boldly themselves - you will be speaking directly to them.


TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS 18-30 years old, Any ethnicity. Must be open to telling their story and want to help kids 13-18 be boldly themselves.


GENDER NON-BINARY & NEO-PRONOUNS INDIVIDUALS 18-30 years old, Any ethnicity. Must be open to telling their story and want to help kids 13-18 be boldly themselves.


BI AND PANSEXUAL INDIVIDUALS 18-30 years old, Any ethnicity. Must be open to telling their story and want to help kids 13-18 be boldly themselves.


LGBTQ+ INDIVIDUALS 18-30 years old, Any ethnicity - with a defined personal aesthetic and style that reflects their own individuality and personal gender expression. Must be open to telling their story and want to help kids 13-18 be boldly themselves.


ALLY OF LGBTQ+  Any age, Any ethnicity. Must be related in some way (family member, friend, significant other) to someone in the community and able to bring them to the casting. You would appear as a pair on-camera together under one of the identifying categories. Please leave a note specifying who you’re an ally of.


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Girl in the Woods Casting Call

We are a bicoastal TV and Film casting office and are currently working on casting a TV show for NBC's streaming service, Peacock, Produced by CryptTV called GIRL IN THE WOODS.  We are looking for an actor who would be right for the character of NOLAN FRISK.  The breakdown is below, so we would be incredibly grateful if you could forward along to anyone who might be right for the part / interested in the project.


If they are interested in auditioning, please send us a self tape of the attached scenes as well as a "slate" where they state their name, location and height.  Please note, we are only looking for people 18+ to play 17.  Please send the tape back to us ASAP (ideally by March 3rd, but let us know if you need an extension).  You can email [email protected] with the tape as well as any questions.  There is no script available at this time.




THE GIRL IN THE WOODS                    Producers: Jack Davis, Darren Brandl

Crypt TV                                                  Directors: TBD

Peacock                                                  Writer: Casey Modderno

8 episodes                                               Casting: Barden / Schnee Casting

SAG-AFTRA                                           Shoot date: May – July 2021

                                                                Location: TBD


We are committed to progressive, equitable casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers without regard to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, religion, national and ethnic origin or any other basis prohibited by law.


NOLAN FRISK, The character portrayed is assigned male at birth, about 17, NON-BINARY, ANY ETHNICITY. Nolan is the playfully-dressed, deadpan child of the environmentalists running opposition to the mine, lineage that earns them scorn from other teens. If that’s not enough, they are not out as non-binary and seek to deal with that struggle by constantly seeking out a high. 8/8 EPISODES SERIES REGULAR. PLEASE SUBMIT 18 OR OLDER ONLY. We strongly encourage openly non-binary talent to submit.


STORY LINE: THE GIRL IN THE WOODS is a supernatural half-hour drama set in a small mining American town whose woods hold a dark secret: a door to a monster dimension. And the only thing stopping the horror from escaping are three teenagers who've bonded together to fight back. In the tradition of BUFFY or HANNAH, the series follows a title character, CARRIE, who has escaped a mysterious religious community, where she was trained to fight monsters. Thematically the show examines how tribes bind and break us, and how tragedies can unlock superpowers.  This Peacock series is based on the Crypt TV short film, which has been viewed over 25MM times.


Casting Call!



GENUINE is CASTING: SINGLES looking for Love!

SUBMIT by Friday, 2/19/2021 :

GENUINE is looking for people 21-35 Y/O who are single, looking for love and open to trying a new dating experience. LGBTQ+ community members welcome. Must live in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont or Pennsylvania.

Fill out our survey to be considered!  Those selected for the final project will be paid $1,700 to participate.  Filming begins in March in NYC.


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