INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARY PILOT/SIZZLE ON FOOD ISSUES
NETWORK: CABLE NETWORK
Production co: JIGSAW PRODUCTIONS
Executive Producer: Alex Gibney
Casting Director: Elisabeth Jamison/ EJ Casting
Casting : Dec – early January
Shoot : Mid to Late January : 2- 4 days
Shoot Location: TBD – Story Dependent
Rate $1000 buyout for sizzle shoot, with negotiable rate and terms for series
ABOUT THE PROJECT: This untitled documentary series aimed at the millennial audience will investigate issues regarding food safety, agribusiness, and the environment and cover breaking food and restaurant trends.
ABOUT THE COMPANY: Jigsaw Productions is home to director Alex Gibney, one of the most important and provocative documentary filmmakers working today. As such, the company has produced some of the most acclaimed documentary films in recent years, including the Academy Award-winning Taxi to the Dark Side, the Oscar-nominated Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, HBO’s multiple Emmy Award-winning Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, and Showtime’s Emmy-winning History of the Eagles. Death Row Stories, executive produced with Robert Redford and narrated by Susan Sarandon, is in its second season on CNN, and debut episode of The New Yorker Presents, featuring Alan Cumming, Andrew Garfield and Marina Abramovic, premieres in early 2015.
COMEDIC HOST: Male or Female. All ethnicities. 20-40’s. We are looking for a comedic host with great improv skills and intelligence. Must be very likable. Interest in food and food related topics a must. An up and coming Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, etc… Please include media, media links and /or any background – e.g. if writes for Huffington Post, or previous related experience.
FOOD HOST: Male or Female. All ethnicities. 20-50’s. We are looking for someone with a background in food, (chef, food critic, etc) who is attractive and likable and engaging. Think: Padma Lakshmi, Anthony Bourdain, Jamie Oliver, Guy Fiery, Please include media, media links and /or any background – e.g. if writes for Huffington Post, or previous related experience.
INVESTIGATIVE HOST: Male or Female. All ethnicities, all ages. We are looking for someone with experience investigating topics, either as an on-camera personality, journalist, documentary filmmaker, blogger, etc. Must be engaging – an interest in FOOD and the topics around that world is a must. Examples: Lisa Ling, Morgan Spurlock. Please include media, media links and /or any background – e.g. if writes for Huffington Post, or previous related experience.
Please submit ideas, reels, bios/ resumes to: Realpeoplecastingusa@gmail.com