Disney Channel has given a series order to “Girl Meets World,” a spinoff of the hugely popular 90’s ABC televisionsitcom “Boy Meets World”. The show, which will premiere sometime in 2014, is a continuation of where “Boy Meets World” left off but jumps ahead to present day. Casting for recurring roles, guest starring roles, and day players for “Girl Meets World” will get underway soon. The extras and stand-ins will be hired throughout production on season one.
Vanessa Williams signed a “talent holding deal” with ABC, as will a winner of Make Me a Star. Creative Commons
ABC has launched the first ever digital talent outreach contest in the United States, where actors and comedians can submit a video of their acting or stand-up comedy performance for a chance to be seen by ABC Casting executives. The contest is called “ABC Make Me a Star,” and will consist of two components. One is a private competition where ABC will select the winner, and the other will be a publicly voted competition where the public votes for the winner out of ten finalists chosen by ABC.
Super talented “Mandy Moore” stars as Louise, whose man-hungry tactics typically backfire. Creative Commons
Kapital Entertainment is prepping to begin production on a new 1/2 hour comedy series pilot for ABC titled “Pulling“. Shooting on the single-camera show will get underway mid-March at the ABC Studios in Los Angeles. Casting directors in both Los Angeles and New York are auditioning actors for series regulars, guest starring, possible recurring, and under-5 roles. The extras casting director will hire background performers throughout production. “Pulling” is based on the hugely popular British sitcom of the same name.
Swedish American actress Mercedes Masohn plays mean tough-as-mails Maya. Creative Commons
Ryan Seacrest Productions is in pre-production on a new 1/2 hour single-camera comedy series pilot for ABC titled “Mixology,” and the casting directors are holding auditions for the series regulars. Guest starring and possible recurring roles will be cast as soon as the regulars are cast. In addition to the principal actors, stand-ins will be hired prior to the start of shooting on March 18, 2013. The background extras will be cast throughout filming on the pilot episode, taking place in Los Angeles.
Chris Morgan Productions and Tall Girl Productions are creating a brand new television series for ABC based on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster at Disneyland. The show’s casting directors in Los Angeles and New York are holding auditions for series regulars, recurring roles, and guest starring roles. Additional speaking roles will be cast in Vancouver, British Columbia where shooting will take place beginning on March 8, 2013. The extras and stand-ins will all be hired in Vancouver throughout the season. The show is going straight from pilot to series.
It’s a Laugh Productions has begun casting female teen series regulars for the new multi-cameraDisney Channel series sequel “Girl Meets World”. The show will continue where the ABC televisionsitcom “Boy Meets World” left off back in 2000, however the story jumps ahead to the present. That series ran successfully for seven years beginning in 1993. Auditions are taking place in Los Angeles and will continue through February, 2013 when shooting begins. The extras and stand-ins will be cast closer to the start of shooting in late January/February.
The new ABC musical drama television series “Nashville” is in production and casting directors in Los Angeles and Tennessee are auditioning talent for guest starring and recurring roles. The larger roles are cast in Los Angeles, with additional casting for smaller roles in Tennessee. The extras casting director in Nashville is hiring people throughout season one, which continues shooting through December 10, 2012. All ages and types of people are needed for fully paid background work, and no prior experience working as an extra is required.