"Selma" film

Arts & Life
6:22 am
Fri June 20, 2014

"Selma" Film to Start Filming in Selma

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Filming for the movie "Selma" is scheduled in Selma next week.

Casting director Cynthia Stillwell tells the Selma Times-Journal that extras are being fitted for their costumes this week, and work should begin Monday in Selma.

Production designer Mark Friedberg says much of the work will be around the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965.

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Arts & Life
6:35 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Extras Sought for "Selma" Film

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Extras are being sought for the filming of the movie "Selma."

The Alabama Film Office says the production company for the movie about Martin Luther King Jr. is seeking 500 extras for filming in Alabama. The extras must be between 17 and 70 years old and must be able to work 12 to 14 hours in vintage wardrobe.

The casting director will see candidates from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the John Abernathy Auditorium at Alabama State University in Montgomery and from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Performing Arts Theater in Selma.

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Arts & Life
6:23 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Principal Photography Begins on "Selma"

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The companies behind the movie "Selma" say principal photography has begun and the movie is being shot in Atlanta and in Selma and Montgomery in Alabama.

"Selma" is the story of Martin Luther King Jr.'s voting rights struggle that culminated with the march from Selma to Montgomery and enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, Brad Grey, says the story will resonate with those involved in the voting rights struggle with King and with those who continue to fight against discrimination in voting.

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