NBC Universal is holding an open casting call for the upcoming three-hour live staging and telecast of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music”. The casting call is for boys and girls who can play roles between the ages of 6-14. The characters being cast are the seven Von Trapp Children. NBC will air the live broadcast on December 5, 2013. The casting team is seeking kids who are very good dancers with excellent acting skills.
Disney Channel and Moose Toys are teaming up to find two kids to be official Toy Reviewers. Casting producers are conducting a national talent search in Australia looking for two kids between 8 and 16 years of age to star in their toy reviews on-air! The kids selected will receive a 14 month paid contract which includes payments of $200 per production shoot. The audition process consists of kids uploading a homemade video to the official Disney Channel website for the talent search.
Disney XD has given the green light to begin production on a brand new half-hour comedy series pilot titled “Neckpee Island”. The casting directors have now sent out casting calls for series regulars and guest starring roles, for both child roles between 12-14 years old, and for adults of various ages. The extras will be cast throughout production, which will begin in mid-October, 2013. There will be a fairly large amount of kids cast as extras to play middle school students. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles.
Alcon Entertainment and Bottlenose Productions are gearing up to begin production on the Warner Bros. Pictures feature film sequel “Dolphin Tale 2”. The Primetime Emmy Award winning casting directors in Los Angeles and New York are auditioning actors for starring and co-starring roles. Additional casting will take place in Florida, where shooting is scheduled to commence in October, 2013. The photo-doubles and stand-ins for the films principal actors, as well as general extras and featured background actors will be cast in October and will continue throughout production.
Off-Leash Tele Productions and Front Street Productions are set to begin production on the Disney Channel Original Movie “Unleashed” based on the children’s novel by Leslie Margolis. The casting director is auditioning teen and adult actors for starring, co-starring, supporting, and day player roles. In addition, the extras casting director is hiring general extras and featured background actors throughout production. Shooting will run from August 12, 2013 through September 16, 2013 and will take place in Vancouver.
On March 28, 2013 Disney Channel announced that the live-action comedy series “Jessie” was renewed for a third season. Now the casting director is auditioning talent for guest starring, recurring, and day player roles. The extras are cast throughout the season as needed. The series uses a multi-camera setup which is known as “filmized”, a technique in which video is made to appear to have been shot on film. “Jessie” is videotaped at Hollywood Center Studios in Los Angeles, CA.
Gerber Pictures is now in pre-production on the Warner Bros. Pictures true-story action survival feature film “Crazy For The Storm” based on the bestselling novel “Crazy For The Storm: A Memoir Of Survival” by Norman Ollestad. A massive talent search has been taking place since February, 2013 for a boy who can play 11 year-old Norman Ollestad. The talent search included online video submissions accepted through Cast It Talent. However, the right boy was not discovered and new casting director information is now available.
Nu Image Films/Millenium Films in association with Rabbit Bandini Productions and Evil Twins are in pre-production on the feature film “The Garden of Last Days” and an open casting call is scheduled for talent who would like to work as actors, dancers, and background performers on the film. All ages and types are needed including kids and all ethnicities. Shooting will be taking place in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area from July 10, 2013 through August 6, 2013. Filming will also take place in New York.
The city of Newburgh, New York has sent a message to Hollywood and Tinseltown has responded. The city and surrounding Hudson Valley has seen a record number of films shooting in the area this year, with filmmakers being drawn to the area as a result of Governor Cuomo’s commitment to the industry. An open casting call is scheduled for kids/teen between the ages of 11-16 for lead and co-starring roles. The movie will be shooting in Newburgh in July and August, 2013.
The casting director for the upcoming feature film “Sweet Cheeks” is holding open casting calls and accepting email submissions for a boy to star in the film. The role is for an African American male, age 6-8, with a great imagination and natural wit for the lead role. He should be an extroverted kid who is full of ideas, comfortable around new people and environments, likes hearing, telling, or creating stories. Kids with interesting faces and timeless, non-modern looks similar to those in “The Little Rascals” are especially encouraged to attend the open call or submit by email. No acting experience is necessary, and this is fully paid position on the scale of professional actors. Shooting will take place in August, 2013.