Imperia Entertainment Announces Chicago Casting Call For MMA Movie
Professional Fighters and WWE Stars to Audition
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov 15, 2006 (SPORT WIRE) — Imperia Entertainment, Inc. (Pink Sheets:IPEI) President James Hergott announced today that Gracie Barra Countryside (http://www.graciebarracountryside.com/) will host the second open casting call for Imperia Entertainment’s mixed martial arts feature film “Never Submit” (www.neversubmit.com) on Sunday Dec 10th beginning at 1pm. This event is in conjunction with the grand opening of Gracie Barra Countryside’s new facility as well as a special Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar hosted by 3rd Degree Black Belt and lightweight fighter on the Pit Bulls team for the International Fight League, Marcio Feitosa. Also in attendance will be world and five time female Brazilian champion Kyra Gracie. This casting call is open to actors, fighters and aspiring thespians from Chicago, Iowa and Midwest areas.
Imperia will also begin casting top Hollywood talent for roles in the movie. Additional casting locations, dates and times will be announced in the coming weeks. North American stops may include Las Vegas, Texas, Southern California, New York City, Oregon and Canada.
Imperia Entertainment is hosting its first auditions for “Never Submit” at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) in San Jose, California on November 19th beginning at 4pm. Top MMA fighters including UFC light-heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell , UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk, UFC Hall of Fame veteran Ken Shamrock, Phil Baroni, Trevor Prangley, Josh Thomson, Jon Fitch, Cane Velasquez, Paul Buentello, Jimmy Zimmerman, Bobby Southworth, Forrest Griffin, Josh Koscheck, Cung Le, Mike Swick and Rashad Evans are slated to audition for roles in “Never Submit” in the near future, as is WWE title holder Bobby Lashley. Pride Fighting Championships superstars Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua have already been cast.
Inquiries pertaining to fighters interested in auditioning for roles, potential sponsorship opportunities available to companies/vendors and MMA media requests should be made via e-mail to “Never Submit” Producer Cindy Ortiz at [email protected]
Character descriptions and scripted scenes intended for audition preparation purposes are now available for distribution and may be requested via e-mail @ [email protected] or downloaded directly from the movies website @ www.neversubmit.com