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Actors Required for Pilot Episode of a Comedy Series - Student Project

Actors Required for Pilot Episode of a Comedy Series - Student Project

Manchester, UK. Apply from all UK.
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A comedy, following the everyday goings-on of a small-town newspaper company. Craig, a long-serving yet largely inept reporter, negotiates the bizarre and often trivial world of local journalism with the help of a newly recruited intern and the rest of the team. It isn’t long before misfortune strikes, and they find themselves in a worrying predicament.

We are currently planning on shooting the pilot episode of this 6 part series towards the end of August/beginning of September. Shoot days will likely be weekend dates to fit around location, cast, and crew availability.

The main cast will feature in subsequent episodes in varying degrees.

This is a final year student project and therefore the roles are at present unpaid. We will provide food and cover travel expenses (within reason).

Filming will take place around Manchester, Cheshire, and Chester.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Audition - Tuesday 3rd / Wednesday 4th August

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Final Year Student Project

Expenses paid - Travel (within reason). Food and drink will be provided

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.

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Bumbling local reporter who often, unintentionally, rubs people up the wrong way. Awkward and somewhat lacking in social skills. Has become out of touch with the community frequently penning ludicrous stories. He really cares about the paper and puts a lot of effort into his work yet he is often considered inept by others.

Male, aged 27 to 37

Applications closed 7 August 2021.


Harry is an intern fresh out of college full of new ideas, he is keen to learn all he can. He soon realises Craig is by no means a model reporter and tries his hardest to not pick up any of his bad habits or lack of empathy. He is resourceful, eager, loyal and reliable.

Male, aged 18 to 24

Applications closed 7 August 2021.


Simon is the second most senior member of staff at the paper and looks after the marketing for the company. Moderately successful leader (although this was with a large national news company and he does not necessary fit in with a quirky country news company). Fair, reasoned and stern. Some perceive him as bossy. Doesn't like deviation from the standard.

Male, aged 32 to 45

Applications closed 7 August 2021.


Young, over qualified receptionist. Sometimes she can be a little too honest and doesn't hold back her opinions. Can be a little prickly if aggravated (often by Craig)

Female, aged 24 to 35

Applications closed 7 August 2021.


Matt covers business and finance at the paper. He is smart both in his appearance and manner. He is the person Craig would like to be. Skilful, truthful but has higher career aspirations than working for a local paper.

Male, aged 27 to 38

Applications closed 7 August 2021.


Nicole is considerate and kind. She looks after local events, entertainment and death notices at The Observer. She is like the mother of the office and will always make time for her colleagues.

Female, aged 38 to 52

Applications closed 7 August 2021.


Jessica is responsible for IT / Graphics at the Observer. Intelligent, hard working, friendly and kind.

Female, aged 20 to 35

Applications closed 7 August 2021.


Tim is a bit of an oddball. Nobody know when he started or how exactly he got the job, he is just there. He covers sports and weather at the paper. Says what he like and quite enjoys a long, awkward pause. Lives in his own weird, little bubble. Spontaneous, work shy and mysterious.

Male, aged 32 to 45

Applications closed 7 August 2021.

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Listing created: 27 July 2021
Applications closed: 7 August 2021
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