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Casting director looks to showcase the Bakken

By Associated Press
Published On: Dec 24 2012 09:58:50 AM MST
BAKKEN
WILLISTON, N.D. -

A casting director and producer is looking for some true-grit men and women to be stars of a Bakken-based reality show for a cable network.
    
Casting Director Charisse Simonian tells the Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/UF2JJT ) that she's looking for a half-dozen or so larger-than-life characters whose work and life in the Bakken would translate into a multi-week series.
    
She hopes to end up with people involved in various aspects of the Bakken, anyone from a roughneck to the mom-and-pop owners of a diner.
    
Of the Bakken, she says, "Everyone says it's like the Wild West." She's distributing her email address for interested people: bigfishcasting(at)mac.com.
    
Interested people should make sure their families and employers will allow a camera to enter their lives.
    
Simonian says she can't say yet what networks are interested.