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Are you ready for your close up? Casting call for Veterans

Are you ready for your closeup and a chance to represent the veteran community on the small screen?

If you’re a senior veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) now, you can do just that through Milo Casting.

The Ontario-based casting company is currently looking for veterans roughly the age of 70 to be featured in a commercial for a Canadian telecom company.

“This is a great opportunity for Veterans to be represented in today’s media as we’re looking for real veterans and not actors,” said Taijah Hinds-Rowe, Lead Researcher at Milo Casting.

To get your foot in the door, all you have to do is send some basic information, a few pictures of yourself, and a brief description of your time in service.

Specific guidelines for the submission are:

        1. Your name, age, location, and contact information.
        2. A couple of photos of yourself (avoid hats and sunglasses) (No more than 200kb per photo). Professional photos not necessary, family photos/candid photos are fine.
        3. Please provide a brief description of your experience. When did you join the forces? How many years did you serve? What was your position?
        4. Please write “Project Veteran” in the subject line, followed by your name. For example: Project Veteran – James Smith.

CAF veterans can submit individually or as a group and must be available for three to four days between Feb. 10 and Feb. 21.

Those chosen will get paid for their time. Approximately $800 for your time on set and $2500 or more if you are selected for the final commercial.

Hinds-Rowe encourages those who are interested to submit as early as possible.

Submissions are due by Monday, Feb. 3, at noon Email submissions to here. For any questions, contact Taijah or Shannon at 416-360-0465 ext 234 or 233.

For more details check out Milo Casting’s casting call on Facebook here. (

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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