Michelle Vanegas was one of 11 selected from over 7,000 who submitted for the N.Y. Showcase. Creative Commons
Disney ABC Television Group’s highly coveted Casting Project is accepting headshots and resumes through July 2, 2012 for consideration to audition for the ABC Talent Showcase. Participants for each talent showcase must be at least 18 years old. Actors should have some training or experience in Television, Film or Theater, but it is not required that you have representation to apply or participate in the showcase.
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.
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.
Broadway vet Katherine McNamara recently starred in director Paul Hoen‘s “Madison High“. Creative Commons
ABC Family is currently casting lead and supporting roles in Los Angeles for the upcoming musical telefilm “The Mistletones”. Filming will take place in February and March, 2012 in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. The movie’s stand-ins and extras will be hired in Salt Lake City throughout filming. The story follows young lady with and extraordinary singing voice who starts her own Christmas caroling group and sets out to win a competition.
ABC Family has ordered the pilot episode for a new half-hour series called “Village People”. Casting for the series regulars is taking place in Los Angeles and New York. Smaller speaking roles, extras and stand-ins will all be cast in Los Angeles where shooting will take place. The show is being executive produced by the talented and beautiful Jennie Garth, who will also play the starring role of single career woman who adopts a baby from a teen mom and ends up taking care of the mother as well.
The ABC Family series “The Lying Game”, based on a series of novels of the same name by Sara Shepard, has announced an open casting call for extras in Austin, TX on November 19, 2011. All ages and types are needed. The show is filmed at the Austin Studios and various locations in and around the Austin area.
Dark Toy Entertainment and ABC Family is producing a new one-hour scripted drama called “Bunheads”, and casting calls have gone out to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and also Canada. The producers are seeking a variety of teen girls who have strong Ballet Experience. They prefer girls who are 18 and above who can play 14 – 17 years of age, or girls under 18 who are emancipated, but it is not absolutely required. They want girls with a small-town attitude. Shooting begins mid-November in Los Angeles. The original title of this show was “Strut”.