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No, The 'Hamilton' Casting Call For 'Non-White' Actors Is Not Reverse Racism

No, The 'Hamilton' Casting Call For 'Non-White' Actors Is Not Reverse Racism
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: Actor Leslie Odom, Jr. (L) and actor, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (R) perform on stage during “Hamilton” GRAMMY performance for The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Richard Rodgers Theater on February 15, 2016 in New …
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'Hamilton' casting call for nonwhite actors gives diversity a shot

'Hamilton' casting call for nonwhite actors gives diversity a shot
… 80 percent filled with a multiracial cast — that is until I came across “Hamilton.” Yet, there has been controversy regarding the open casting call notice for “Hamilton,” which called for “nonwhite” actors in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New …
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Screen dreams: What happens when Chicago theatre actors try to 'make it' in

Screen dreams: What happens when Chicago theatre actors try to 'make it' in
"I realized I'd cornered the market on low-level, bit part d-bags. " It was time, Theis decided, to head for Los Angeles. Maybe, just maybe, this would open a door to the lucrative world of steady television work. With the likes of "Chicago P.D …
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Morrisons' casting agent calls for actors to star in advert – just not scousers

Morrisons' casting agent calls for actors to star in advert – just not scousers
The controversial requirement featured in an advert on the Casting Networks International website, used by actors looking for work. Published last week, it asked for actors with “northern” accents for a publicity campaign fronted by “proper working …
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Big-name actors, directors, streaming services dominate this year's Cannes lineup

Big-name actors, directors, streaming services dominate this year's Cannes lineup
The lineup for this year's Cannes Film Festival was released early this morning (or early this afternoon, if you're continental like that). And it's a good one, stacked with films from A-list actors, auteurs, and Amazon, which has an impressive five …
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Actors warned to avoid new horror film from convicted paedophile director

Actors warned to avoid new horror film from convicted paedophile director
A convicted paedophile film-maker is facing outrage after issuing a casting call for the part of a young girl who flees her abusive grandfather in his new horror film. Victor Salva, best known for the Jeepers Creepers movies, plans to shoot sequel …
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Why Hamilton's So-Called “Controversial” Casting Call For “Non-White” Actors

Why Hamilton's So-Called “Controversial” Casting Call For “Non-White” Actors
Hamilton producers responded by amending the language in the casting call but issued a statement reminding folks that, “It is essential to the storytelling of HAMILTON that the principal roles — which were written for non-white characters (excepting …
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New Hollywood Economy: Pay-for-Play Auditions for Actors Gain Dominance

New Hollywood Economy: Pay-for-Play Auditions for Actors Gain Dominance
Both the actors' union, SAG-AFTRA, and the Casting Society of America say they are aware of concerns about the workshops. Yet both guilds position themselves as powerless to effect change and say they repeatedly have lobbied the Los Angeles city …
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