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.
Ryan Murphy Productions is gearing up to begin shooting season five of the smash hit Fox series “Glee”, and the casting directors have sent out the first casting calls. They are auditioning talent for four new recurring roles, one male and three females. Extras for the series will be cast starting late July and will continue to be hired on an ongoing basis for the 22-episode season. The show was picked up for season five and six on April 19, 2013 for a total of 44 additional new episodes. Shooting will begin on Monday July 29th and will continue through early 2014. The show is a single-camera setup that films at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California.
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.
Walt Disney Studios stage performance division Disney Theatrical Productions is auditioning singers to become the new cast members of the upcoming 2014 productions of “Aladdin” on Broadway. Tara Rubin, casting director of many long-running Broadway shows, is seeking Equity or non-Equity singers who move well. Talent of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to submit, and there are no fees to be considered. This is the opportunity of a lifetime, and it pays very well. “Aladdin” on Broadway will be a full-length, big song musical with big dance numbers.”
Arad Productions in association with Big Talk Productions are in the pre-production stages of the highly anticipated Marvel Studios action adventure sci-fi thriller feature film “Ant-Man”. Walt Disney Studios, the parent company of Marvel Enterprises, announced that the film has been greenlit. Filming is scheduled to start this January, 2012 for a November 6, 2015 release date. People’s Choice Award winning Canadian actor Nathan Fillion has been mentioned for the lead role of Hank Pym, also known as Ant Man. However, Fillion stated at the 2012 Hero Complex Film Fest, “did you ever just love Ant-Man? Not me”. Therefore is seems highly unlikely that the studio would pursue Pym after making a comment like that. The project will shoot at Pinewood Studios in England, and other locations around London and the United Kingdom.
The boutique motion picture production company Serendipity Point Films is in pre-production on the horror-musical feature film “Stage Fright“, which is being described as Glee meets Scream. The film will feature lot’s of singing and dancing kids and teens, as the story takes place at a musical theatre camp. An open casting call is being held for dancers from the ages of 8 through 16 (or appear to be in that age range) to perform for the film’s choreographer. In addition, many background performers of the same age range are being cast, although not at this open call. Background must email their photo and contact information in to the extras casting directors.
It’s a Laugh Productions and Disney Channel are in production on the third season of “Shake It Up!“. The first two seasons consisted of 47 episodes. The show’s casting director is auditioning actors for guest starring and recurring roles. Extras are being hired throughout the season. “Shake It Up!” is ranked as the number one series among Tweens 9-14 and Kids 2-11. The multi-camera sitcom follows the adventures of Cece Jones (Bella Thorne) and Rocky Blue (Zendaya) as they star as background dancers on a local show, Shake It Up Chicago. Cece and Rocky deal with their circumstances, by adapting and maintaining their social status at school.
Kids and tweens now have the opportunity to shake it up and break it down with the return of Disney Channel’s popular dance competition “Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off.” Last year, more than 12 million viewers watched the two-night finale event, skyrocketing it to #1 among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 for both nights. This year, kids once again have the opportunity to compete for the Grand Prize – a performance in an episode of Disney Channel’s top-rated series “Shake It Up.”