Off-Leash Tele Productions and Front Street Productions are set to begin production on the Disney Channel Original Movie “Unleashed” based on the children’s novel by Leslie Margolis. The casting director is auditioning teen and adult actors for starring, co-starring, supporting, and day player roles. In addition, the extras casting director is hiring general extras and featured background actors throughout production. Shooting will run from August 12, 2013 through September 16, 2013 and will take place in Vancouver.
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.
ABC Studios in association with Digital 49 Productions and Kitsis/Horowitz will begin shooting season one of the brand new fantasy-drama television series “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” on July 31, 2013. The casting directors have begun sending out casting calls for recurring roles, guest starring roles, and day player roles. Production is taking place at The Bridge Studios in Vancouver and various surrounding locations. The show’s stand-ins, photo-doubles, and extras are being cast locally in the Vancouver area. The series is a spin-off of the popular fairy tale drama series “Once Upon a Time”. Season one will continue shooting through February 17, 2014.
Flying Car Films, Bad Robot Productions and Warner. Bros Television have been given a series order by FOX for the new sci-fi drama television series “Almost Human. Casting for guest starring, new recurring, and day player roles will be ongoing throughout the season, as will the extras and stand-ins. The series takes place 35 years into the future when humans in the LAPD are each teamed up with realistic androids, and a detective who has a distaste for robots ends up being teamed up with one that has human-like emotions. Shooting on the multi-camera series takes place from July 17th through December 1st in Vancouver.
Wheatfield Productions and Kimball Technologies Productions are set to begin filming the Walt Disney Pictures feature film “Tomorrowland” in August, 2013. The casting directors are accepting submissions from talent for major supporting roles in the film. The roles include several children as well as adults. Production will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia where the extras and stand-ins will be cast throughout the shoot. All ages, types, and ethnicities can register to be considered for extra work.
Lucamar Productions in association with Marc Platt Productions are currently in the pre-production phase on the highly anticipated live-action musical feature film “Into The Woods” starring Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. The movie is an adaptation of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. Disney Casting directors in New York and Los Angeles are auditioning actors/singers for starring and co-starring roles. Additional casting will take place in London, UK where filming will take place beginning in September, 2013. The extras, photo-doubles, and stand-ins for the film’s stars will be cast in London.
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.
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.
Gerber Pictures in association with Storyopolisis is in pre-production on the true-story survival drama feature film “Crazy for the Storm” for Warner Bros. Pictures. The movie centers on eleven-year-old Norman Ollestad, who survived a plane crash which left him stranded on an icy mountaintop by using the skills his father instilled in him. The film’s Primetime Emmy Award nominated casting director is conducting a national talent search for a 9-11 year old boy to play the lead role. The movie is based on Ollestad’s novel “Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival“. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles starting April, 2013.
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Disruption Entertainment are in pre-production on the huge big-budget epic feature film “Godzilla”, and shooting is scheduled to begin on March 14, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The film’s casting directors in Los Angeles and Canada are holding auditions for several starring roles. These roles are for boys ages 3 – 11 years of age. The youngest is a Caucasian boy to play a 4 year old, the middle one is a Japanese boy to play 6 years of age, and the oldest is another Caucasian boy to play 10 years old. The actors do not have to be these exact ages, but can be a year older or younger. The extras will be cast in Vancouver close to the start of filming, which will run through June 22, 2013.