RtSE Casting Company is now casting for a new television show, Atlanta Law.
GALO & BlueChild Entertainment Presents Atlanta Law
Although top-dog criminal defense attorney Ted Johnson has defended many murders
over his successful career, it is not until he defends Mr. George that he begins to unravel.
Through Mr. George -- a man accused of killing his wife whom he has physically abused
and cheated on openly for a lifetime -- Ted is violently catapulted into reliving
suppressed memories of his own abusive father and tarnished childhood. To keep from
literally cracking under the ugly emotional weight accompanying Mr. George’s crime and
those of his other client’s, Ted Johnson takes pencil to paper and expels his demons by
writing about the heinous murders of passion, revenge, jealousy and lust that ironically
mirror events from his turbulent past.
Be sure to follow submission directions to the letter.
TED JOHNSON – African American Male (early 30’s) He is a criminal defense
attorney who specializes in murder cases. He is ambitious and sometimes uses the chip
on his shoulder to hide his moral struggle defending clients who committed hanous
crimes. He is the youngest of 7 children. He grew up in a home with old fashion values
with a loving mother and abusive father who had his fair share of extra marital affairs.
Ted harbors resentment and depression from his childhood. A charming womanizer, he
finds it hard to commit after his divorce resultant from a 7-year marriage. He is loyal to
his friends and dedicated to his loved ones. (No nudity but must be comfortable in
underwear and no shirt, simulated sex scenes)
WALTER ROBINSON African-American Male (early 30’S) Ted’s friend. A
boisterous jokester and Ted’s moral compass, who can hold his own in a heated debate.
Married with three kids, Walter is a criminal defense attorney. A former athlete with a
250 pounds, 6’3’ build.
MOSES WARD African-American Male (late 20’S). A good friend to Walter but merely tolerated by Ted. Very upbeat, anxious and excited about his new found profession and all the perks that come with it, Moses loves women, money and fast cars. Married with two kids and a third on the way, Moses was known to cheat on his wife. Moses was extremely smart, but would dumb himself down to fit in with his childhood friends that were recording artist with a hit song. Moses has a secret addiction to drugs and alcohol.
ERNEST HOLMES African American Male (30’s) He’s average looking male, short – a little on the meek side. He is an attorney and one of Ted’s close friends. He
finds out his wife is cheating and she is pregnant by another man.
SHELIA HOLMES African American Female (late 20’s early 30’s) attractive.
She is unhappy in her marriage and has been seeing another man.
STELLA FERGUSON Caucasian, Female (late 20’s) of Irish decent, tall and
slender with a nice body. Smart, ambitious and career minded, She works for the D.A.’s
office and works hard to fit into a boy’s world. She flirts with Ted occasionally just to get
a rise out of him, in hopes he’ll give away info when they work against each other in
court but her real interest lie in Victor Rodriguez.
CHARLES OGLETHORPE African-American, Male (MID 40’S) stocky, round body successful entertainment lawyer. A millionaire, Charles lives in a mansion Charles is very well connected in government, entertainment and any other person on the Who’s
Who’s making money in Atlanta. Married with at 2 kids, Charles throws an annual
Christmas party and the who’s who of Atlanta attends.
JUNE SKY Bi-Racial, (mid-30’s), tall, bi-racial and speaks in a no nonsense rather
direct sort of way. Her sense of humor is quick witted and dry. June is new to Atlanta
and works in Ted’s building for James Cutter, a celebrated criminal defense attorney. She
is a single mother who is struggling to put her life back together after being sent to prison at age 18 for conspiracy to distribute drugs. She completed college and University of Chicago law school after being released from prison.
HELEN SKY African American, (early 30’s), June’s younger half sister. Single parent to her daughter Zoe. Helen has deep seeded resentment and jealously toward June.
She can’t believe now that June is out of prison she will become an attorney and still be
considered better then her. Despite her resentment she kept June’s daughter while she
was in prison.
ZOE African American 12 - year old daughter of Helen. Zoe is a brash spoiled
troublemaker and bully to the much younger smaller January. Zoe is indeed jealous of her
Grandmother’s attention to her younger cousin January. A manipulative Zoe has learned
how to cause friction between Helen and June.
JANUARY Bi-Racial, 6 year old daughter to June. Like any kid, she is dependent on her mother who is very over protective of her. January is unaware that
June has served time in prison. Perceptive, loving and honest January doesn’t understand why her cousin Zoe is always mean to her.
SABRINA African-American (late 50’s early 60’s) mother of June and Helen
and the granny to Zoe and January. Sabrina is a no nonsense mother. When she walks in
the room her girls know they better straighten up. She is very accommodating to June
since her release from prison and wants Helen to do the same. Always the peacemaker
between June and Helen, Sabrina is beginning to see an ugly side of Helen that she never
KING LLOYD Caucasian, Male, 60’s pot bellied with round rimmed
glasses is seeking to run for governor. He’s arrogant and mean. He wants to be governor
and is courting the black churches and leadership in Georgia particularly Atlanta. He
comes off as a snob. He comes from a long line of plantation owners but he wants to
change the face his family name and the face of Georgia by getting rid of the confederate
flag and getting fortune 500 companies to move their busy to Georgia. He considers
Charles a good friend and financial supporter.
RYAN CULPEPPER Caucasian, Male ( late 30’s) Chief of staff. An ambitious
ivy leaguer, southerner without the accent. He’s tall, quick witted and cautious with his
words around King Lloyd as to not set him off. His giant, lofty, ambition, at times
compromises his integrity but he chalks it up to good politics showing little remorse or
empathy to his victims. Culpepper admires King Lloyd because he feels that he’s found
not only a mentor but a kindred spirit. To the contrary, Culpeper will become confused,
when the humanity in Lloyd is revealed.
VICTOR RODRIGUEZ Hispanic – American, Male, (Mid 30’s) an Atlanta
homicide detective assigned to the district attorney’s cold case squad. Tall, slender and
of Latin decent, Rodriguez is smart, calculating and smooth, as he also doubles as a
hostage negotiator for Atlanta police. A single dad, Rodriguez is as protective about his
private life as he is dogmatic about his homicide investigations. He is in a fierce custody
battle with is ex-wife over his daughter. His daughter means the world to him and he will
work 3 jobs to pay child support and keep his ex off his back. He notices Stella is
showing him attention and is somewhat intrigued but is distracted with is personal issues.
JAMES CUTTER African-American, Male ( late 20’s) but acts and seems much
older. Cutter has a very unique voice in that he sounds like he’s from the sixties. Bald,
fit and very focused Cutter and Ted have a mutual respect for each other’s legal mines.
Cutter is married with children; he’s big on volunteer work and helping others.
Originally, from Miami Florida, Cutter has a passion that runs beneath the surface that
can be very dark. A passion most people don’t understand and never want to see.
BENNY TUCKER African-American, Male (mid to late 60’s) owner of the shoe
repair and shine shop in his sixties an ex-convict, who did some federal times when he
was in his twenties. Remarkably brilliant, Mr. Benny knows facts about people, places
and thing that people don’t think he should know. Ted has adopted Mr. Benny as his
counsel to better understand what’s around him. Mr. Benny knows of Ted’s needs and
fills the void for him.
MRS. TUCKER African-American female (mid 60’s) wife of Mr. Tucker. Fusses
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Shoot Dates: January- (exact dates TBD)