TURN – the AMC show about Revolutionary War spies- is takin’ over Williamsburg. Monday, they shot part of season 2 right in front of the Governor’s Palace. There were about two dozen extras toting effigies, a carriage, and people on horses. They even sang a song- something about freedom . . .
If you are a big fan of this AMC show, I’ve got a few of pieces of good news for you:
1. You can be an extra
Yes, you! I talked to a nice crew member at the filming site today and she said they still have an open casting call for locals. Go to Arvold Casting to sign up (just keep in mind that they do have some limitations on physical types they will accept- and they prefer people with flexible availability). You get to wear a costume and everything.
2. There’s a discussion with cast and crew next week at William and Mary
Next Tuesday, February 3, W&M is hosting a discussion entitled, “Television, History, & Revolution: A discussion with producers and cast from AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies and William & Mary professors.” Here’s the panel:
Craig Silverstein, Executive Producer of TURN: Washington’s Spies
Alexander Rose, Author of book Washington’s SpiesSusan Kern, Executive Director of the Historic Campus and History Professor
Arthur Knight, Associate Professor, American Studies, English, and Film & Media Studies
Karin Wulf, Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Joshua Piker, Editor of the William & Mary Quarterly and History ProfessorModerated by Class of ’38 Professor of History and Chair: Cindy Hahamovitch
[no- she’s not 97 years old- her position is sponsored by the W&M class of 1938]