Open Casting Call for Memoirs of a Geisha to Be Held in Monterey Park on July 10, 2004

Casting Director Francine Maisler Seeks to Fill Three Roles With Asian Girls Ages 8-18


Academy Award® nominated director Rob Marshall and Red Wagon Films today announced an open casting call for Asian girls aged 8-18 for the upcoming feature film version of Arthur Golden's acclaimed best-selling novel Memoirs of a Geisha.

Memoirs of a Geisha is the story of Sayuri, a beautiful girl from a tiny fishing village in Japan who must learn to be a geisha in order to survive.

The roles Casting Director Francine Maisler is seeking to cast are the young Sayuri, her teenage sister Satsu and her young friend Pumpkin. The auditions will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2004 at The Amphitheatre at Barnes Park, 350 McPherrin Avenue (corner of Ramona and Harding) in Monterey Park, California, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rob Marshall, the Academy Award® nominated director of Chicago will direct Memoirs of a Geisha. The producers are Lucy Fisher, Doug Wick and Steven Spielberg. The film will begin shooting in September in Los Angeles and Japan.

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