Open casting call scheduled for Lifetime telefilm ‘Prepared for a Purpose’

The Sony Pictures Television made-for-tv movie “Prepared for a Purpose”, which will air on Lifetime, has scheduled an open casting call for Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. The casting directors are looking for adults, teens, and children of all types, and any ethnicity. To be considered, all adults, children and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work on television shows in Pittsburgh, PA and in the United States. The Pittsburgh Actors Resource Guide eBook has the information and documentation necessary to work in the entertainment in Pennsylvania and the United States. Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton will star in “Prepared for a Purpose” playing the role of Antoinette Tuff.

“Prepared for a Purpose” is a true story based on the novel “Prepared for a Purpose: The Inspiring True Story of How One Woman Saved an Atlanta School Under Siege” by Antoinette Tuff. As 870 children waited in fear, their elementary school rushed into lockdown mode. As the nation faced yet another Sandy Hook story of tragedy, one woman rewrote the ending. Yet the story doesn’t start with those first steps Michael Hill took into that Atlanta elementary school. It starts with Antoinette Tuff, a woman who faced her own pain, hurt, and rejection, yet held onto grace, faith, and hope. A hope that anchored her in the most high stakes of moments, a grace that allowed her to empathize with a hurting young man, and a faith that gave her the courage to love him back from the brink. This is more than just the amazing account of tragedy averted. It’s the evidence of what we can do when we allow ourselves to be used by God. And it’s a story of how God uses all of our life experiences – the good and the bad – to prepare us for our own moment of divine purpose.

“Prepared for a Purpose” Open Casting Call Details

If you would like to be considered to be cast in the Lifetime Television movie “Prepared for a Purpose” as a fully paid extra, please attend this open casting call. The project needs the following:

ADULTS – Males and Females, any ethnicity, 18 years of age and older, to play family members, police officers, SWAT Team, and reporters.

CHILDREN – Males and Females, any ethnicity, ages 6-14 years of age, to play students.


31st Street Studios
77 31st Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Parking is located on gravel lot by railroad tracks behind the building. The #54, #86, #87, #88, and #91 Buses come through the Strip District where the open casting call is located.


Thursday May 25, 2017
3:00pm – 8:00pm

These are fully paid positions. Filming will take place in the Pittsburgh area from June 8, 2017 – June 30, 2017 (No weekends). If you are chosen to appear in the film, you may be needed anywhere from 1 day to 5 days, depending on your availability. Adults can expect 9-14 hour work days. Children can expect 9 hour work days and less due to child labor laws. All children will be required to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to the open casting call, and also required to have one guardian present on set at all times if they are booked to work. Kids will work sometime between June 14, 2017 – June 30, 2017.

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you can register for free at the following:

NOTE: To work on this telefilm, you must be available in the Pittsburgh, PA at your own expense, as travel expenses and accomodations are not provided.