National Pizza Hut commercial casting Barack Obama and other leader look-a-likes

National Pizza Hut Commercial Casting Call

National Pizza Hut commercial casting President Barack Obama look-a-like.
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Ken Romer of MFT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Swamp Daddy Productions LLC, is currently seeking look-a-likes for President Barack Obama and several other country's leaders to appear in a national commercial for Pizza Hut. Candidates selected from emailed photo submissions will be invited to attend a casting call in the Detroit, Michigan area. The shoot will take place in the Charter Township of Clinton, MI on a weekday around noon. This is expected to be a relatively short one-day shoot based on the directors estimation.

This production is part of the Ad Maker Assignment for Pizza Hut. Poptent is a company that specializes in crowdsourcing ads for major marketers. One of's commercials, for Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt, aired during the third quarter of Superbowl 46 on February 5, 2012. Pizza Hut International will select at least one video for purchase. The creators of any video selected will receive a one-time fee of $7,500. In addition, Poptent will pay out $1,500 in Editor’s Choice awards. A top award of $500 and four additional awards of $250. If chosen, this commercial will live digitally with possible opportunities to be utilized on TV. It will be a 30-40 second spot.

Casting Call Details

These are fully paid positions.

The casting directors for this particular Ad Maker Assignment are seeking the following look-a-likes for principal roles:

[President Barack Obama] Must have a black suit, white button down shirt and a tie with red in it. A plus will be if you can also sound like the president.

[Kim Jong Un] North Korean leader. Must have Asian accent. Have a bland uniform is a plus.

[Mahmoud Ahmadinejad] President of Iran. Must have a Persian accent.

[Hugo Chavez] President of Venezuela. Must have Venezuelan accent.

To be considered, email a current color headshot and resume to the following:

NOTE: Please include the role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Michigan and in the United States.

The 2012 Michigan Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for minors and foreign talent who would like to audition and work as an actor or extra in Michigan:

• Michigan Child Work Permit Fact Sheet
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Austin Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Michigan Casting Directors List
• Michigan Extras Casting Directors List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Michigan Talent Agents List
• Michigan Acting Schools and Classes
• Michigan Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2012 Michigan Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

About Pizza Hut

In 1972, not long after the "red roof" gained its fame in America, Costa Rica became the first international country to invest in this tasty enterprise. Today, Pizza Hut is an international staple present in more than 100 countries worldwide. While in the USA and Canada the brand has become focused on the home delivery segment, internationally Pizza Hut’s business is more evenly balanced between restaurants and home delivery. In fact Pizza Hut is the world’s largest casual dining chain in terms of number of restaurants, and in markets such as China, India and South East Asia, Pizza Hut has defined the casual dining category.