We are into the 10 year anniversary of “Babysitting Without a Net” and this is the season when things really picked up during pre-production. I already had a screenplay, and brought aboard director Bennet Stein. Together we were polishing up the script. It was during this week in 2005, that we held two days of auditions in Santa Monica, California. This would be the initial round of casting, as we selected actresses to call back before finalizing the decision.
I thought it would be fun to share the spreadsheet I was working from at the time. It was interesting to see that Monica came in at 2:00 pm on Friday afternoon, and stayed around for Elise Ivy who had an appointment at 3:00 pm. that day. They worked well together, reading from sides (short excerpts) of the script. But also, Christina DeRosa would later come in at 3:30 pm. She has a bit of a following herself, and was a very close second for the title character.
Yara McClay, who would eventually earn the part of Amy, was scheduled for Saturday at 1:00 pm, when she mixed it up with a sizable group of other ladies testing for the roles. She would not pair with Elise until the following week, during the second round of casting.
Ultimately, all three would go on to form this trio:
I hope people will enjoy this trip down memory lane. Over the next few weeks and months, I will look for other items that might be worth posting, or haven’t been seen before.