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    Casting call for TV pilot in Kaufman
Monitor Staff Reports
KAUFMAN–The ABC pilot “A House Divided” will be shooting a small town scene in Kaufman on March 31 and April 1.
Casting directors for the Touchstone Television Production are holding an open casting calls for teens and young adults, who are physically fit, from 2-6 p.m. Friday, March 17; or noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the sports complex in Kaufman.
A highly anticipated series produced by Mark Gordon of the highly acclaimed “Grey’s Anatomy” and “LAX,” the pilot is now in production in Dallas and will need about 300 extras to portray a protest scene, which ends in chaos and the crowd scattering.
Variety describes the plot as involving “a bubbling fight between a small town and the federal government, setting the state for a modern day civil war,” with Michael Rymer directing.
Bring a nonreturnable photo to the open call in order to sign up.
Compensation is $56.65 up to a 10-hour day, with overtime pay after 10 hours. Meals and snacks are provided.
For more information about the casting call, contact extras casting director Debi Michaelis at (214) 485-7227 or Elian Haan at


Library ‘protester’ leads non-violent demonstration
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–The City of Seven Points was very generous in giving the library building a much needed paint job and also did repairs to the outside of the building.
“The building looks fantastic,” library director Marc Marchand said.
“However, having the best concreted parking lot in the area draws a lot of area skateboarders most of whom are great kids, but a few have done damage to the building by skating on the tiles and letting their boards hit the building,” he added.
Last summer, the library had professional skaters come to the library and give demonstrations of aerial tricks, jumps, and safety that drew more than 350 observers in part to reach out to area skaters.
“We want kids to know that they are always welcome at the library, but, when damage to the building continues we don’t have a choice but to do something to stop it,” Marchand said.
The city decided to post a “No Loitering” sign to help prevent further damage. Ironically, the new Library Teen Board of Directors recently purchased café style tables and chairs for the foyer creating The Library Internet Café.
The day before the city posted the sign, the teens moved the benches from inside the foyer out into the garden where people can now read in the sunshine or sit while waiting for a ride.
“When we saw the sign and its proximity to the bench, we laughed until we had tears in our eyes,” youth services library assistant Sondra Price said.
“Of course, there really wasn’t a protest, but it was just too cute seeing one of our most beloved patrons sitting and reading on the bench next to the sign, so we had to share the humor,” Marchand said.
The Library welcomes everyone to come and loiter in the foyer and, very soon, to enjoy a cup of coffee, surf the Internet with your wireless laptop, and read a book. Plans for redecorating are in the works.
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