Clipped From The Bee
INTEREST IN LOCAL MOVIE INCREASES Scenes like this will be seen on location In Danville soon. Interest in the Juvenile comedy which is to be made here entirely with local children continues to grow, according according to the manager of the Rlalto Theatre, sponsoring the local production. production. To give local youngsters between the ages of 3 and 14 an opportunity of appearing before a camera crew and acting a story that will make a two-reel comedy, the theatre has engaged engaged the Melton Barker Productions. This organization is familiar with the casting and filming of youngsters and has been active throughout the nation nation In producing Juvenile comedies. Registrations of applicants by local boys and girls who want to appear before the movie camera continues briskly, but the theatre management i and Melton Barker, casting director, are eager to get additional youngsters. As soon^as all the applications are received, received, actual casting will begin. Mr Barker will assemble the applicants and put them through a test. Those selected through this test will then be assigned roles for the production. Around 100 youngsters will be selected and the entire picture will be mad* here. Those children who so far have not had an opportunity of registering, and who want to try out for a part ! In the picture, may do so by making application at the Rlnlto Theatre. Every type of child is needed for tha picture—tall and short youngsters, "fatties" and "leans" and ;every othar type. There will be some call for singing singing and dancing types, but neither of these talents Is necessary. Mr. Barker wants to get as many applicants &s he can to assure himself of having covered the city In this search for talent that will later sparkle on tha Rlalto screen. "The more youngsters I get to loo* at. the better my chance of selecting a cast that will genuinely represent the typical local youngsters," said Mr. Barker. "The theatre management la particularly eager to make the shoot- Ing of the local film an outstanding event and for this reason we want as many youngsters as possible to try out before the camera for a, role in the production. —ftdv.