They’re not gonna put me in the movies

There is an email going around town concerning the need for extras for a movie about chess in Monroe, Georgia, which is about 50 miles east of Atlanta. According to Wikipedia it is considered “part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe,_Georgia). It was not considered so in my youth. These days it seems all of Georgia is considered part of the metro area. For example, about a decade ago I was listening to NPR and heard someone from the University of West Georgia say, “We are part of the Atlanta metro area.” The college is in Carrollton, Ga., about 50 miles west of Atlanta, near the Alabama state line!
This is the email:
Tammy Smith Casting- Atlanta
55 mins · Edited ·

***SPECIAL ABILITY POSTING***
for “The Originals”- REAL CHESS PLAYERS NEEDED
for this FRIDAY 5/16
in MONROE, GEORGIA (near Conyers)- DAYTIME FILMING

***PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**
***ALSO- Please SHARE this post- we would greatly appreciate spreading the word!

Casting MEN that are REAL CHESS PLAYERS, any ethnicity, ages 18-80!!
to be featured extras playing a game of chess- we need REAL CHESS PLAYERS for the tech advising aspects of the game for the scene as well. We will be choosing one that is older man, age 65 and over that is playing against a younger man!

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IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

>> if you know anyone that is older that plays chess and doesn’t drive, and you also want to work as an extra, in this case, we can book you as an extra on that day (regular rate of $60) AND that older person to make it easy for transportation, etc…

>> Photos need to be selected and we will notify you if you are being submitted to the director and producers

>>Pay rate is $125 (with overtime after 8 hrs- you must be available the entire day, as a normal film day can run up to 12 hrs approx)

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Please EMAIL ASAP to ORIGINALSEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM
and put “CHESS” in the subject.

CURRENT PHOTOS- Please make sure you send a good face photo from the shoulders up, with no other people in the picture
AND
a photo of you, from the waist or knees up in a pleasant look. Your hair length should be visible in at least one photo.

Then please List the following:
NAME
PHONE NUMBER (s)
Email address
CITY and STATE where you live (to verify you are local…this Facebook page is followed by people from all over)
AGE
Height
Weight
SIZES:
Men: Jacket, Shirt (collar x sleeve), pants (waist x inseam) and shoe size

AND
LIST your experience playing chess, how long, how often, if you play in tournaments ,etc…

NOTE: YOU MUST BE WILLING TO WORK IN MONROE, GEORGIA as a LOCAL

I am obviously her man, but, alas, I have no car or a gizmo with which to take a picture of myself. Too bad, since I have experience, having worked as an extra on the movie, “The Slugger’s Wife.” While there I was able to rub shoulders with former major league baseball players, such as Mark “The Bird” Fidrych. When I found myself near the female lead, Rebecca DeMornay, I could only think of her as Lana on the train with some guy actor in the movie “Risky Business,” and I blurted, “You’re Rebecca DeMornay!” She glared at me and asked, “And who the hell are you?”
I will be content with the knowledge that if I were able to send Tammy my mug shot, she would send a car to take me to Monroe! Then all I would have to do is:
They’re gonna put me in the movies they’re gonna make a big star out of me
We’ll make a film about a man who’s sad and lonely and all I gotta do is act naturally
Well I’ll bet you I’m a gonna be a big star might win an Oscar you can never tell
Movies are gonna make me a big star cause I can play the part so well
Well I hope you’ll come to see me in the movies then I know that you will plainly see
The biggest fool that’s ever hit the big time and all I gotta do is act naturally
We’ll make a scene about a man that’s sad and lonely
And begging down upon his bended knee
I’ll play the part that I won’t need rehearsing all I have to do is act naturally
Well I bet you I’m a gonna be a big star…
Two three four all we have to do is act naturally
Buck Owens – Act Naturally Lyrics (http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/owens-buck/act-naturally-17970.html)

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