AMC Networks seeks person with Sacral Agenesis for TV series about circus performer Johnny Eck

AMC Networks (Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead), along with Brett C. Leonard, Executive Producer and Director, is developing a new television series. We are conducting an international search for a person who has Sacral Agenesis, or someone with a similar physical condition, or potentially someone who is missing the lower half of his body due to an injury, for the lead role in a big budget, scripted television series loosely based on the life of circus performer Johnny Eck, who was born with Sacral Agenesis.
Specifically we are looking for a male in the age range of 12 to 23, who like Johnny Eck, is missing the lower half of his torso. No acting experience is required, but candidates must have upper body strength, an outgoing personality, good memorization skills, and the ability to get along well with others.
If you or anyone you know specifically fits this description, regardless of where they are located, and might be intrigued by this once-in-a-lifetime acting opportunity, please email with your name, age, location, and photo.


Suzanne Gilreath
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Moscow on the Hudson

There’s a small part in Moscow on the Hudson for small actor Emil Feist. His unnamed character is first seen being berated by the bosses of the Moscow Circus where he works as a clown, threatened with being left behind when the troupe goes on tour to New York if he doesn’t behave. He promises to “behave”; exactly how he has been misbehaving is not mentioned, so one wonders if he’s being treated like a child. The other characters are busy misbehaving in ways that cause the political officers to spy on them and threaten to institutionalize their older relatives in mental hospitals if they don’t toe the Party line. Feist’s character avoids such encounters with the KGB and gets to witness the defection in Bloomingdale’s, watching wistfully from the bus window.