MY BROADCASTING LIFE:
I began my broadcast career at Memphis State University on their jazz station WSMS in 1987. From there she worked in television news at WMC Channel 5 as a vidifont (graphics) operator. By the time I left, 2 1/2 years later, my duties had expanded including writing, editing, and even shooting video for news stories. I took a break from broadcasting and worked in Human Resources for 4 years. In 1994 I became "Eileen The Love Queen" an on-air personality at WDIA, then moved to KJMS (Smooth 101) as "Eileen The Diva". While holding down an air shift, I was promoted to Programming Assistant for WDIA & WHRK (K97). When Clear Channel acquired 2 other urban stations in the market, I was promoted to Assistant Program Director for WDIA, WHRK (K97) and KJMS (Smooth 101). Clear Channel debuted its 1st FM gospel station in December 2002, WHAL 95.7 Hallelujah FM. I was instrumental in launching this station and was given added responsibility when upper management named me Program Director and now I consult the other Hallelujah formats in other cities. Before joining the morning team on Hallelujah, I was heard on the Fun Morning Show with Bobby O'Jay on WDIA.
I grew up in Mt. Pisgah on Weaver Rd, under Rev. A.C. Jackson and Rev. Frank Harris (19 years). Then I matured at Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church under Dr. Alvin O. Jackson (16 years). Now, I am continuing to grow at Greater New Liberty on Webb under Rev. Darrel K. Shack...TGAND 4 Life!
If you have ever had the desire to be in a movie, this may be your chance!
Pre-production for a feature film to be shot entirely in Memphis and Shelby County has begun. The film, with the working title, Untitled Memphis Project, is the fictional story of a popular singer’s transformation into what may be madness. Tim Sutton will direct it. It is Sutton’s second feature, following his critically praised and award-winning debut Pavilion.
Untitled Memphis Project will begin filming late April. Its’ premiere at The 2013 Venice Film Festival in August has already been confirmed by festival officials!
The first casting call will take place tomorrow, Saturday, March 23rd, at STOP 345. Located at 345 Madison Avenue in Memphis, the club is on the corner of Madison and Danny Thomas Blvd. (Limited parking will be available on Madison in the STOP 345 parking lot or in an additional parking lot around the corner.)
ADULT roles only, please: From 9am-2: 30pm*
CHILD roles only, please: From 2:30 pm-6:00pm*
NOTE: a parent or guardian must accompany CHILDREN under 18.
*If unable to attend, please submit photos and contact info to: email@example.com
FEATURED ROLES: NO ACTING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY:
BOY: 9-13 years old
He rides around on his BMX bike throughout his
neighborhood of South Memphis with his friends. He’s a little mischievous, imaginative, and comfortable around adults.
RECORD PRODUCER: 40-55 years old. A solid figure and record producer in the mold of old school producers of Hi- Records or Stax. All heart and at home behind a mixing board, he isn’t bright-eyed --more of a realist, but still has great passion for music.
DRIVER: 30-50 years old. A clouded and dark figure with haunted eyes. More presence than spoken lines. He drives a Fleetwood Cadillac from the ‘70s or ‘80s.
YOUNG WOMAN: 18-27 years old. Kind, warm, optimistic, her beauty shines through. A dreamer who isn’t naïve, but one still figuring out how the world works. Sweetheart of Ezra Jack, she could also be the daughter of the RECORD PRODUCER.