"Captain Phillips" Calls on Studio Center for Casting Needs

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Virginia Beach, VA — October 15, 2103. Studio Center, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., is proud to announce that four of the company’s actors have roles in the biographical thriller “Captain Phillips” which opened nationwide on Friday.

Dave Meadows, Dean Franchuk, John Patrick Barry and Shad Jason Hamilton play U.S. Navy Seals in the movie based on the 2009 rescue of the Maersk Alabama ship captain held hostage by Somali pirates.

In June of 2012, Donna Belajac, award-winning motion picture and television-casting director, held auditions for the film at Studio Center's Virginia Beach Headquarters. She worked with Studio Center’s on-camera department to cast roles in the feature film.

Casting credits for Donna Belajac and her company, Donna Belajac Casting, include principal roles in “Super 8”, “I Am Number 4”, ”Unstoppable”, “Love and Other Drugs, “Warrior”, “Dogma”, “Diabolique”, “Hoffa” and “Silence of the Lambs”.

“We’re beyond thrilled to have placed four actors in this terrific film. Thanks to Donna and the actors for making Studio Center look so good. By the way, we all had a blast! ”, said William “Woody” Prettyman, Studio Center CEO.