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.
Syncopy and Atlas Entertainment in association with DC Entertainment and Batfilm Productions are now in pre-production on the Warner Bros. Pictures action adventure sci-fi feature film “Man of Steel 2”. This is the current working title of the film. Two tentative titles for the new film were suggested by the writer – “Batman vs. Superman” or “Superman vs. Batman”. Studio-level casting is underway for the lead roles in the film. Additional casting will take place at a later date with an independent contracted casting director. The stand-ins for the lead actors, as well as general extras and featured background actors will be cast throughout production in the locations where filming will take place.
Hi’Lawe Productions and Scott Rudin Productions in association with Vinyl Films are set to begin production on the Sony Pictures romance adventure feature film formerly titled “Deep Tiki”. The project is now going by the working titles of “Untitled Cameron Crowe Project” or “Untitled Hawaii”. In addition to the principal actor casting taking place in Los Angeles, an open casting call has been scheduled in Honolulu, Hawaii for people interested in working as fully paid extras and possibly featured background actors.
The little yellow fella that nearly everyone in America and beyond seems to love is back! Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Animation are in pre-production on the live-action/animated feature film “SpongeBob SquarePants 2”. The casting director has sent out casting calls for principal actor roles in Los Angeles, New York, as well as in Savannah, Georgia where shooting on the live-action scenes will take place from September 30, 2013 through November 5, 2013. Locations include sound stages in Savannah, locations in the downtown area, and on Tybee Island. Many extras will also be cast for a beach scene in Savannah.
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.
Dead Fish Films and Parlay Pictures are in pre-production on the true story baseball themed independent feature film “Undrafted” starring Chace Crawford. The project is a talent-laden production from top to bottom. The film’s casting directors are accepting audition videos from Los Angeles based talent for starring roles in the film. Both SAG-AFTRA and non-union talent are welcome to submit. An official “Undrafted” casting website has been set up for actors to download the audition sides and then upload a homemade video for consideration.
Fox 2000 and Temple Hill Productions are in pre-production on the feature film “The Fault in Our Stars”, and the production has sent out a casting call for teens and young adults between 13 and 23 years old who have been affected by cancer, to appear in the film as background performers. The casting director has specified that there is no experience is necessary and these are fully paid positions. They are also looking for a girl who can play actress Shailene Woodley at 11 years old. Shooting will run from August 26, 2013 through October 8, 2013 in Pittsburgh.