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ALFALFA AND BUCKWHEAT, CALL YOUR AGENTS; UNIVERSAL PICTURES ANNOUNCES OPEN CASTING CALL FOR "THE LITTLE RASCALS"

 UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures will conduct an open casting call on Saturday, Oct. 16 for children to star as the new Spanky and Our Gang in the forthcoming motion picture comedy, "The Little Rascals."
 The casting will be held in four cities: in Los Angeles, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Universal Studios Stage No. 6; in Orlando, Fla. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Universal Studios Stage No. 20; in Atlanta, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Terrace Garden Inn Hotel, Peachtree at Lenox, 3405 Lenox Road; and, in Dallas, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at KD Studios, 2660 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 117.
 No acting experience is required. However, children wishing to audition must resemble the original cast of the "Little Rascals" shorts. Auditions will be held for the following roles: Spanky (5-8 years, chubby), Alfalfa (5-9 years, lanky), Butch (6-9 years, a bully), Buckwheat (4-6 years, African-American), Stymie (5-9 years, African American and Porky (4-6 years).
 "The Little Rascals" will be co-produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and King World Entertainment's Michael King and William Oakes. Penelope Spheeris ("The Beverly Hillbillies," "Wayne's World") will direct. The film will be released by Universal Pictures.
 Casting Contacts: Los Angeles: Valerie McCaffrey, 818-777-7581; Dallas: Lynn Ambrose, 214-823-8702; Atlanta: Shay Griffin, 404-873-1215; Orlando: Ellen Jacoby, 305-531-5300.
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