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.
Fifth Mate Productions and Jerry Bruckheimer Films are now in pre-production on the Walt Disney Pictures fantasy adventure comedy feature film “Pirates of the Caribbean 5”. The Casting Society of America Artios Award winning casting director is set to begin holding auditions for lead and supporting roles. Shooting will take place in Louisiana, Los Angeles, and Hawaii among other locations beginning January 27, 2013 and will continue through July 3, 2014. “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” is scheduled to hit theaters on July 10, 2015.
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.
Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Studios are now in pre-production on the upcoming sci-fi themed superhero feature film “The Avengers: Age of Ultron”, and casting directors are auditioning actors for starring, co-starring, and supporting roles. The film’s photo doubles and stand-ins for the starring actors, as well as general extras and featured background actors will be cast closer to the start of filming. The locations where outdoor principal photography will take place are in and around London, England. Indoor sound stage filming will take place at Shepperton Studios. Shooting begins in February, 2014.
Bandwagon Entertainment is in pre-production on a brand new Disney Channel comedy series called “I Didn’t Do it”. The pilot episode was shot in January, 2013 and Disney announced that the show was picked up to series on June 18, 2013. The Disney casting directors will be holding auditions for co-starring, recurring, and guest starring roles as well as day players. Extras and stand-ins will be cast throughout the first season. Shooting begins in Los Angeles in August/September 2013. The show will be casting many actors to play high school students, and especially needed will be extras who are 18 and over who can play younger.
It’s a Laugh Productions is now in production on the second season of the hit comedy series “Dog with a Blog” and the Disney casting director for the show is auditioning talent for guest starring, recurring, and day player roles. Extras are being hired throughout the season. The multi-camera sitcom premiered on Disney Channel on October 12, 2012 and was renewed for a second season on February 4, 2013. In a highly admirable corporate decision, Disney Channel has been airing Public Service Announcements in conjunction with “Dog with a Blog” educating kids on responsible pet adoption and encouraging kindness to animals.
The Walt Disney Studios and Genre Films are in pre-production on the new live-action feature film “Cinderella”, to begin shooting in March, 2013. The studio casting executives are screen testing actresses to play the title role of the beautiful and beloved Cinderella. Casting for the starring and co-starring roles are being cast out of Los Angeles, however additional casting is to take place in London, where filming will take place. The photo-doubles and stand-ins for the film’s stars along with the extras will be cast in the United Kingdom throughout filming.
It’s a Laugh Productions is producing the upcoming hour-long Wizards of Waverly Place special for Disney Channel tentatively titled “The Wizards Special”. Casting for guest stars is underway, and the show’s extras will be cast throughout production beginning October 22, 2012. Shooting will take place in Santa Clarita, CA. Disney Channel stated that after the huge ratings of the “Wizards” finale on January 6, 2012, it became obvious that fans of the show were not ready to say farewell to Selena or the rest of the cast. Therefore the cast has agreed to reunite to bring their fans one last grand adventure!
Auditions are underway for a brand new Disney Channel series pilot titled “Kirby Gates”. The single camera comedy will combine live-action and animation. Kids and teens from 12 – 17 years of age are being cast as series regulars, as well as adults for possible recurring roles should the series be picked up. Many kids and teens will also be hired as extras to play students and other roles. People of any ethnicity can submit, or register for extra work. The show is under SAG-AFTRA with AFTRA contract terms. Shooting will begin in November, 2012.
The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures action Western film “Lone Ranger” is now filming in the Los Angeles area, after completing principal photography in New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. The extras casting director is seeking Mexican and Native American Women, Children, and elderly Men to work on the film as fully paid featured background performers. The scenes to be filmed will recreate an 1800’s Comanche village. The exact shooting dates have not been determined yet, but are highly likely to be in mid-late September, 2012.