Village Roadshow Pictures and Flynn Picture Company in association with Vinson Films are in pre-production on the New Line Cinema action-adventure disaster feature film “San Andreas: 3D”. Auditions for lead and supporting roles will be taking place in Los Angeles, CA where filming is set to get underway in April, 2014. The stand-ins for the film’s starring actors will be cast closer to the start of shooting. The extras will be cast throughout production in Los Angeles and other various locations in California. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on June 5, 2015 and will be released in 2D and 3D. This project has been in development since 2011.
Lucasfilm, an owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, in association with Bad Robot Productions, Genre Films, and Kasdan Pictures are in pre-production on the highly anticipated epic feature film “Star Wars: Episode VII”. Despite the recent change in writers, shooting will still commence on January 21, 2014. Casting calls have been issued and auditions are taking place for starring and co-starring roles. The primary filming locations will be at Pinewood Studios in the UK, with additional shooting in New Mexico, and in Los Angeles. J.J. Abrams has constructed production facilities at his Bad Robot Santa Monica headquarters specifically for Star Wars: Episode VII. The extras will be cast throughout production in London and New Mexico. Film crew resumes can be submitted via email to the production office.
Michael De Luca Productions and Focus Features in association with Trigger Street Productions are in pre-production on the feature film “Fifty Shades of Grey”, which is based on the hugely popular best-selling novel of the same name by British author E. L. James. Universal Pictures announced on Saturday October 12, 2013 that actor Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of the lead role of Christian Grey due to his extremely busy television schedule not allowing him sufficient time to prepare for the lead role in “Fifty Shades of Grey”. The Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director is now seeking a new actor to play the lead role of Christian Grey. Dakota Johnson has previously been cast in the role of Anastasia Steele.
Imagine Entertainment and Teakwood Lane Productions are currently in pre-production on the new 20th Century Fox TV series “24: Live Another Day”, which is a 12-episode run based on the mega-hit Fox network and worldwide syndicated political spy action thriller series “24” which spanned 192 episodes over eight seasons, and pulled in countless awards including 68 Emmy nominations, with 20 wins. The casting directors for “24: Live Another Day” are auditioning actors for lead roles, supporting roles, and recurring roles in Los Angeles. The show will be set in London, UK and will be filmed there for this limited first-run season. The extras will be cast in London.
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.
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.
10 West Studios is currently in production on the SAG-AFTRA family adventure comedy feature film “Mickey Matson and The Pirate’s Code”, which is a follow up to the 2012 feature film “Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy”. Casting directors in Los Angeles and Michigan are holding auditions for lead, supporting, and day player roles. The photo-doubles and stand-ins for the principal actors, as well as general extras and featured background actors will be hired throughout shooting. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 5, 2013.
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.