Kids and teens talent search for Disney Channel and Disney XD shows

Ashley Tisdale Adventure Quest

Among Disney Channel movies to be cast is Ashley Tisdale‘s “Adventure Quest”.
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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.

Disney Channel casting starring roles for new comedy series ‘Bits & Pieces’

Miley Cyrus Disney Star

It’s a Laugh Productions made huge stars of actresses such as Miley Cyrus.
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It’s a Laugh Productions is in pre-production on a brand new multicamera family comedy 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.

‘The Hunger Games’ sequel ‘Catching Fire’ to be directed by Francis Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence Catching Fire

Jennifer Lawrence is committed to filming “Untitled X-Men Sequel” in January, 2012.
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The next film in The Hunger Games trilogy, “Catching Fire“, will begin filming in North Carolina this coming Fall, 2012 with new director Francis Lawrence. Four-time Academy Award nominee Gary Ross announced that he will not be returning to direct Catching Fire, and there is a good chance that a different casting director will also be hired. It is most often the director who chooses the casting director, and three-time Casting Society of America Artios Award winner Debra Zane has cast every film that Gary Ross has directed or produced since 1998 including “Pleasantville”, “Seabiscuit”, and “The Tale of Despereaux“. Zane would likely cast Ross’ next project instead of “Catching Fire”.

New Line Cinema casting new extras for ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’

Evangeline Lilly Tauriel The Hobbit

Golden Globe nominated Evangeline Lilly plays Tauriel, a female elf from Mirkwood.
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New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and WingNut Films are currently in production on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit: There and Back Again”. Shooting has wrapped on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey“, and the extras casting directors are hiring new general background actors throughout filming on “The Hobbit: There and Back Again”, which will continue into June, 2012. Those interested must be located in the Wellington area and must be available to work with 12-hours notice.