Julia Flint-Cast This!

Julia Flint produces Internet Sitcom-Cast This!

About Julia:
"I've been an actress in Los Angeles since October of 2000. I started producing my own work in 2004, mostly in the form of short films created for a contest called the 48-Hour Film Challenge (where you write, shoot and edit a movie in two days). A couple of these films were award-winners, and one of them was re-edited and submitted (and accepted) to a number of festivals. You can see the short films on Diva D Productions' website ( www.divadproductions.com).

Cast This! ( www.castthis.net) originally began as a short film, but then it jumped out at me as having the potential to be a sitcom -- complete with wacky characters, crazy story lines, and my own subtle sense of humor."

For Immediate Release

Julia Flint
Diva D Productions
fax 206-260-5787

Cast This!, an internet-based sitcom, premieres on a browser near you…

Burbank, CA - May, 3 2007 - Diva D Productions announces the launch of their internet-based sitcom, Cast This! With new three-minute webisodes airing on the internet every Tuesday and Thursday morning, this “webcom” captures the chaos of a busy casting office as the owner and her assistant try to cast movies from the very bottom run of the casting ladder. Along the way, they audition a series of wacky characters, all trying to make it big in Tinseltown.

Julia Flint, Executive Producer, writer and the creator of the series, says "Coming from a background where I saw both sides of the room {the casting side and the acting side}, I found it amusing how each side perceives things so differently. I tried to capture the essence of what we go through as actors, while also writing the perspective of the casting director."

The idea for Cast This! started as a short film in 2005 -- Flint liked the concept of a series, so she re-cut the short film into a 10-minute pilot presentation. "I started to put together my pitch package and thought better of it -- why not produce the series myself and put it up on the internet?" And so the process of finding resources began. "I had worked with Brian (Wasiak, the director) before on other short films, so I pitched the project to him. He immediately jumped on board. Then I called Joe” (Joseph Setele, cinematographer -- he and Wasiak had worked together on several of Flint's other projects), “and the next thing you know, we were planning our shoot dates. Of course, that meant I had to start writing," she says, laughing.

The 10-minute pilot aired the last two weeks of April. Episode 101, "The Death Threat," begins airing on May 8th. Each storyline is about 30 minutes long -- cut into 8 to 10 three-minute pieces, the entire episode airs over the period of a month. “The webisodes are easy to watch,” says Flint, “for about the time it takes to read a long e-mail, you can watch Cast This! -- and it's easy to pick up where you left off.” Every webisode is available to watch after it first airs. There is an e-newsletter that reminds viewers when a new webisode is available.

To see the series, tune your browser to www.castthis.net.

Diva D Productions was formed in 2004 as the creative outlet of its founder, Julia Flint, who found that she liked to make short films with no budget in a limited timeframe. Under the 48 Hour Film Project (a contest where teams write, shoot and edit a movie in two days), Diva D Productions has now created seven short films. Of them, "Valley PD Blue" was voted one of the Top Ten in LA and winner of an award for "best character," and "The Amoeba" was re-edited into a longer version that has been an official selection in several film festivals. The latest success in Diva D Productions' story is Cast This!, a sitcom "webisodic" that follows the day-to-day adventures of a casting office.