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.
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.
Matt Tolmach Productions and Circle of Confusion are getting ready to begin production on the Sony Pictures comedy feature film “The Kitchen Sink” and casting directors are holding auditions for starring, co-starring, supporting, and day-player roles. The stand-ins and photo-doubles for the principal actors, as well as general extras and featured background actors are also now being cast. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles beginning on August 5, 2013 and will continue through September 15, 2013. “The Kitchen Sink” will hit theaters on October 17, 2014.
Gerber Pictures is now in pre-production on the Warner Bros. Pictures true-story action survival feature film “Crazy For The Storm” based on the bestselling novel “Crazy For The Storm: A Memoir Of Survival” by Norman Ollestad. A massive talent search has been taking place since February, 2013 for a boy who can play 11 year-old Norman Ollestad. The talent search included online video submissions accepted through Cast It Talent. However, the right boy was not discovered and new casting director information is now available.
It’s a Laugh Productions is now in production on season one of the brand new Disney XD live-action superhero comedy series “Mighty Med”. Disney casting directors are beginning to audition actors for series regulars, recurring roles, guest starring roles, and day players. The extras are being hired throughout shooting on the sophomore season, which will continue through November 1, 2013. “Mighty Med” is a multi-camera series that was inspired by the extraordinary world of super heroes and comic books. Shooting takes place in Los Angeles.
Walt Disney Pictures in association with Mayhem Pictures are set to begin shooting the feature film “McFarland” in the San Joaquin Valley, California area beginning in September, 2013. The casting director will be auditioning athletic Hispanic men ages 17 to 23 with running experience to recreate an authentic realism of McFarland High Cougars’s 1990’s cross-country team, who became unlikely 9-time California champions. This film was originally scheduled to begin shooting in June, however production was pushed to September.
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.