21 Laps Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company are now in the pre-production stage on the upcoming live-action Disney feature film “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” which is based on the children’s book by Judith Viorst. Disney casting executives are conducting a widespread talent search for a boy age 10-12 to play the lead role of Alexander Conners. Both SAG-AFTRA talent and non-union talent can submit via uploading an audition video to the official Disney casting authorized website for this film. Shooting will take place from August through October, 2013 in Los Angeles.
“Heaven is for Real” stars Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly as Colton’s Parents. Creative Commons
Roth Films/Real Heaven, Inc. in association with Wheelhouse Entertainment are in pre-production on the Sony Pictures true-story feature film “Heaven is for Real” based on the New York Times best-selling book written by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. The book has over 7 million copies in print, and has sold over 1 million eBooks. Casting directors across the United States and Canada are conducting a massive talent search for a 6-8 year old boy to play the role of Colton Burpo. They are considering new talent with no experience or training required. Filming will take place this summer in Canada, so as not to interfere with schooling.
“Wild Blue” takes place on the fictional modern version of USS Lexington. Creative Commons
Sony Pictures Television in association with Gran Via Productions and Nemo Films are in pre-production on a new one-hour drama series pilot titled “Wild Blue”. The show’s casting directors in Los Angeles and New York are holding auditions for series regulars, with additional auditions to take place as soon as the regulars are cast. The stand-ins and background extras will be cast throughout shooting on the series pilot episode, which begins mid-March, 2013 in Los Angeles. There will be a very large number of people hired to play Navy personnel on the show.
From the Academy Award winning producers of three Harry Potter films comes the upcoming epic feature film “Christ The Lord,” based on the best-selling novel “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt” by Anne Rice. The casting directors are accepting online self-taped video auditions from boys ages 7-10 to play the starring role of Jesus as a child. Filming begins on March 6, 2013 and will continue through the end of May, 2013. There will also be 2-4 weeks paid rehearsal prior to filming. The shoot will take place in Rome and Matera, Italy. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for the person chosen.
The film’s producer and writer, JoJo Ryder, will play the role of Troy. Creative Commons
Untouchable J Productions and Paramount Pictures are conducting a national talent search for co-starring roles in the upcoming comedy horrorfeature film “First Glance”. Nine roles are up for grabs with ages from 10 – 20 years old. The film will shoot in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, PA. The head of casting for Paramount Pictures is looking for new unknown talent to fill the roles, and no experience is required to be considered. In addition, talent does not have to be represented by a talent agent. Filming will take place this Summer, 2012.
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.
Empire City Productions is set to begin production on the second season of the action-comedy series “Supah Ninjas” for Nickelodeon. The lead, guest starring, and recurring roles are being cast in Los Angeles, while smaller roles and extras are cast in Pittsburgh where filming will take place. An open casting call is scheduled for people ages 18-40 who are experienced martial artists, dancers, and gymnasts to work as stunt people and featured extras. In addition, the casting director is seeking young actors ages 14-19 with theatre experience for speaking roles on the show. Also being cast are teen girls with cheerleading experience. “Supah Ninjas” is also looking for a few interns for the summer to work in the Camera/Production/Art/Costume departments.
The directors (Bandito Brothers) and casting director for the major feature film “Unknown Soldier” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger are conducting a national talent search for African, African-American, or mixed ethnicity – African-American and another. They are seeking kids 6-10 tears of age, and adults 18-80, both males and females. No acting experience is necessary, but some dance, theatre or acting experience may be helpful. Those interested can attend a scheduled open casting call or submit via email. Filming on The Unknown Soldier is set to begin in June.
The hit FX NetworkGolden Globe Nominated horror-drama seriesAmerican Horror Story has been renewed for a second season and the award winning casting team is now holding auditions in Los Angeles for new series regulars. The show’s format is anthology based, whereas the story, characters, and location for each season is different. The show’s guest stars and extras will be cast throughout the season, which begins shooting July, 2012. The second season of “American Horror Story” will take place in an East Coast asylum for the criminally insane, although filming will take place in Los Angeles.