Producer Robert Wagner from New Bern, director Grainger Hines from Los Angeles, and camera operator Bill Hand conducted Saturday’s auditions at the Jameson Inn for a TV situation comedy entitled “Customer’s Always Right.”
The try-outs started Friday and will continued through 8:00 p.m Sunday.
With 22 roles to fill, a steady stream of local and out-of-state actors showed up, each hoping to be chosen as an employee or customer at the “Happy-Go-Lucky” restaurant. Bill Hand digitally filmed each actor as they read the parts requested by Hines.
Rosemyr Corporation donated use of the former Pizza Hut building on Raleigh Road to film the pilot episode. Pre-production activities take place December 5 through 9 and filming will begin December 11 and conclude on December 15.
In January, Hines and Wagner will promote the pilot at a three-day convention in Las Vegas, which will be attended by approximately 300 different media companies. A major television network has also expressed interest in the film.