Any teens out there looking for a summer job?
The Huffington Post just got a hold of a casting call for a reality TV show about eight Malibu students, either graduating seniors or returning juniors, who live in Malibu and Santa Monica.
Called "Our Summer," the show is seeking students "on the verge of summer break" who can stand to have a camera crew follow them around during childhood's final summers (sorry if we're getting a little nostalgic for simpler times).
While a reality TV show about young people living by the beach might not sound innovative (hello, Jersey Shore!), the casting call promises that, "unlike any other, this documentary series will feature the real lives of real teens in real time" and that it will be at "the helm of social media."
Casting director Shaggy Bajrami told Malibu Patch that the show is casting a wide net over westside high schools in Los Angeles. Ultimately, only a group of students from one high school can make the cut. "The whole thing depends on the most amazing personalities," Bajrami said to Malibu Patch. "We are hoping it will come from Malibu. It would be great if they all know each other."
That sounds a lot like the idea for a reality show that was floating around in 2010, when producer (and professional surfer) Lexi von der Leith proposed a high school documentary that would be filmed by the students themselves using flip cameras. At the time, von der Leigh promised that the show would be "innocent," with "no drinking or anything," and that the series wouldn't exploit students.
The current casting call mentions that "Our Summer" is a project from the director behind MTV's "The Real World" and the executive producer of MTV's "The Hills" and "The City."
We've reached out to von der Leith to confirm whether or not this is her project. In the meantime, here's more information about the casting call so you can pass it on as either a tip to a budding reality star, or as a warning to Malibu parents.
Role: Graduating Seniors and Returning Juniors in Malibu & Santa Monica
Role Type: Featured
Gender/Age/Ethnicities: Male or Female/16 to 19/All Ethnicities
Description/Note: From the director behind The Real World and executive producer of MTV's The Hills and The City comes a groundbreaking new series at the helm of social media. Our Summer will feature 8 real high school students on the verge of summer break who will document their lives as they unfold. Unlike any other, this documentary series will feature the real lives of real teens in real time.
See the "Our Summer" Facebook page for more information on how to audition.
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Bill Paxton is co-starring in the History upcoming miniseries "Hatfields and McCoys" (premieres Mon., May 28 at 9 p.m. ET) opposite Kevin Costner, a project that marks the actor's return to TV after HBO's "Big Love" ended in March 2011.
In the wake of the controversial finale that saw Paxton's character Bill Henrickson gunned down in the street, "Big Love" creators Mark Olsen and Will Scheffer told NPR's "Fresh Air" that Paxton initially "had a big problem" with the ending, and that Bill's death "was not how he had envisioned the end of his character's journey or the end of the series."
In an interview with HuffPost TV while promoting "Hatfields and McCoys," Paxton reflected on his evolving reaction to the "Big Love" finale. He conceded that he was still "a little unreconciled" to how the series ended, partly because he'd like to "think of the Henricksons still out there fighting, and fucking, and praying." But by the end of the interview, Paxton came around. "I have to be objective and say they ended it right," he said.
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The "Big Love" ending was a great ending, I thought. It was really a dramatic and a memorable TV finale.
God, I guess. I'm still a little unreconciled, but maybe it's because I was very fond of Bill Henrickson. And I think he would've gotten the drop on that neighbor Carlos.
So you felt ambivalent about the ending?
Well, a little bit ... The guy was really a revolutionary like Jesus Christ was in some ways. I don't know, I guess society can't reward that guy, because he is really living outside of society. You know, Mark and Will, it was their series, they oversaw it, so I don't question their good judgment. They shepherded the series very well and I thought the writing overall was fantastic, and they're great writers.
I just wanted to think of Henricksons still out there fighting, and fucking, and praying. But really, I gotta say, they did a tremendous job, and I think there was a great symmetry to the ending, absolutely. It was a hell of a hero's journey, that's for sure. And I think at the end of the day, the series really was about the women. I was kind of a fiduciary character in many ways. It was really, how do these women relate to each other, sharing this guy and this religion and this whole thing?
And how are they going to carry on now that he's gone probably was a more interesting dynamic. I guess I was just really fond of the guy and I thought that after all that he had gone through, he deserved to find a quiet place in the sun.
It was tragic in that way.
It was tragic. But you know what, usually Hollywood is a place that likes their tragedy with a happy face at the end. And in a way, I liked that it was true to its form. You know, there was a similarity in "Big Love" that is in "Hatfield and the McCoys," and that's the gothic nature of both of the series. There was something kind of haunted about the compound, and Bill Henrickson had come from a haunted place. And so do these people in this story. That's a similarity I hadn't thought of, but I think in talking about it, I can draw a parallel there.
Mark and Will had a great sense of dark pathos all running through "Big Love." It's a dark series in a lot of ways. For a series that had as much humor in it, it's very dark, and that's what I loved about it. So you know what? I think at the end of the day, I have to be objective and say they ended it right. Subjectively, as Bill Henrickson, I think I got a raw deal, but look, I'd sign up with them again if they came to me with another series. I would do it.
I have to say this about "Big Love," too: Mark Olsen and Will Scheffer were two of the most creative writers I've ever worked with, but also that cast was exemplary as well. Jeanne [Tripplehorn] and Chloe [Sevigny] and Ginnifer [Goodwin] were just unbelievably solid. They're just great actresses, and everybody else, too.
Check back with HuffPost TV later for more from Paxton and Kevin Costner on "Hatfields and McCoys," which premieres Mon., May 28 at 9 p.m. ET on History.
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