ABC Family is now in production on a new ballet drama series called “Bunheads”, and the casting directors are auditioning actors for co-starring, guest starring, and day player roles. Extas and stand-ins are also being cast throughout the season. The show centers on a Las Vegas showgirl who impulsively marries a man named Hubble Flower and moves to his sleepy coastal town of Paradise, California after he passes away. She inherits his house, his mother Fanny Flowers along with her dance studio and students.
Walt Disney Pictures and Roth Films are in pre-production on the live-action feature film “Maleficent”, which explores the origins of the evil fairy godmother and what led her to curse Princess Aurora in Disney’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty“. The casting directors in Los Angeles and London are holding auditions for starring, co-starring, and supporting roles. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles and London beginning June 11, 2012 and will continue through November 4, 2012. “Maleficent” is set to hit theaters on March 14, 2014.
The third season of ABC Family‘s hugely popular teen drama mystery thriller television series “Pretty Little Liars” is now underway. The show’s casting directors are auditioning actors for guest starring and day player roles, as well as hiring extras and stand-ins. The network has ordered 24 episodes that will shoot through October, 2012. The story is set in the fictitious town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania but shoots in Los Angeles. “Pretty Little Liars” premiered on June 8, 2010 becoming ABC Family’s highest-rated series debut on record.
The USA Network medical comedy drama television series “Royal Pains” is now in production on it’s fourth season, and the extras casting director is hiring New York background performers to work on the hit show. Needed are people available for shoots in Westhampton, NY on April 30, 2012 and Southampton, NY on May 10, 2012. Also needed are people with ultra high-end cars. Both union and non-union applicants will be accepted. Season four of “Royal Pains” premiers on Wednesday, June 6 at 9/8c on USA.
Happy Madison Productions and Sony Pictures Entertainment are set to begin filming “Grown Ups 2” starting mid-May, 2012 in Massachusetts. The casting directors are holding two open casting calls seeking a very large number of kids, teens, and adults of all ages and types to work as extras in the movie. Anyone in Boston, New Hampshire or Rhode Island can attend. Shooting will continue through August 9, 2012. No prior experience is required, and both union and non-union extras are welcome.
Disney Channel and Disney XD are searching for talent ages 9-18 years for possible upcoming projects. The casting directors are looking for male and female talent of any ethnicity and dialect. In addition to acting talent, they will be looking for those with strong singing, dancing, and athletic abilities of any type. They will consider all talent, both experienced and inexperienced with these particular skill sets. Also welcome are newcomers that have done Community Theatre, Acting workshops, etc. Videotaped auditions are also being accepted from talent who can not travel to the auditions.
It’s a Laugh Productions is in pre-production on a brand new multicamera familycomedy series pilot for Disney Channel titled “Bits & Pieces”. The casting directors are auditioning actors to play the Fickman/Sullenger family, which includes two adults and four kids ages 7 – 16 years, two girls and two boys. All of the extras and stand-ins will be hired in Los Angeles throughout shooting which will take place this Summer, 2012. “Bits & Pieces” is a unique re-imagining of the traditional family comedy. The series will showcase the bits and pieces of a family’s funniest moments using quick, dynamic storylines that unfold through a series of short comedic vignettes.