Randy Bell has been covering Mississippi news for 38 years. He's thinking about making a career out of it. After getting his start in radio as a DJ at his hometown station in Vernon, Alabama (his first words on the air were introducing a song by Herman's Hermits), Randy thought he wanted to get involved in the technical side of the business. But after one semester of 8 AM labs, he decided a degree in Electrical Engineering at MSU wasn't a good idea and switched to Communications although he was already working in a local station and learning more about radio on the job than in school.
In 1975, Randy applied at WJDX as either a DJ or news reporter. Turns out, the station had an opening only in news and the rest is history. He has covered nine governors and six hurricanes, and has witnessed six executions. He has flown with the Blue Angels and had lunch at the White House.
Randy has been named Mississippi's Radio Newsperson of the Year 18 times and has won 21 national Edward R. Murrow Awards. He coordinates Mississippi's Emergency Alert System and helped develop the state's AMBER Alert plan.
He and his wife, Pat, have been married for 41 years and they have two children and five grandchildren.
115 S. Pearl St- 2ND FLOOR
Natchez, MS 39120
WEDNESDAY Oct. 23rd from 2pm until 7pm and/or;
SATURDAY, Oct. 26th from 10am until 4pm
TYPES NEEDED as EXTRAS:
........however, the following specific types are especially needed:
>IF you have a CURRENT PHOTO (smaller size,- 4 x 6, 5 x 7, etc...) that we can keep, please bring one (OR a photo will be taken at the casting). Headshots and resumes are welcome as well.
> This is for PAID extra work - the basic pay rate is $64 for 8 hrs (8 hr guarantee), with overtime after 8 hrs. A normal film day is a 12 hr day or more. (Note: Dancers and Musicians will be paid a higher rate than the regular extras rate!
>Hair requirements: This is a period film that spans 1940 thru 1990. Men should start letting their hair grow for us to shape as needed. Women, please sign up or submit photos with your natural hair length and color visible. If women have extremely short hair, please also let it grow a bit. The majority of this movie takes place before 1975, so the hair will need to be styled to look period correct (from the 1940s thru the early 1970's!!)
>Please come dressed either in your "Sunday Best" or a nice casual outfit. Again, please come with your hair styled so that we can see the real length.
For more info, OR if you cannot make it to the casting office but would still like to apply, email GetOnUpExtras@gmail.com.