ABC Family casting actors and extras for new ballet series ‘Bunheads’

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Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster plays the lead role of Michelle.
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ABC Family is now in production on a new ballet drama series called “Bunheads”, and the casting directors are auditioning actors for co-starring, guest starring, and day player roles. Extas and stand-ins are also being cast throughout the season. The show centers on a Las Vegas showgirl who impulsively marries a man named Hubble Flower and moves to his sleepy coastal town of Paradise, California after he passes away. She inherits his house, his mother Fanny Flowers along with her dance studio and students.

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Disney casting starring roles for live-action feature film ‘Maleficent’

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Disney has officially cast Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie as Maleficent.
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Walt Disney Pictures and Roth Films are in pre-production on the live-action feature film “Maleficent”, which explores the origins of the evil fairy godmother and what led her to curse Princess Aurora in Disney’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty“. The casting directors in Los Angeles and London are holding auditions for starring, co-starring, and supporting roles. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles and London beginning June 11, 2012 and will continue through November 4, 2012. “Maleficent” is set to hit theaters on March 14, 2014.

ABC Family casting actors and extras for the hit series ‘Pretty Little Liars’

The third season of ABC Family‘s hugely popular teen drama mystery thriller television series “Pretty Little Liars” is now underway. The show’s casting directors are auditioning actors for guest starring and day player roles, as well as hiring extras and stand-ins. The network has ordered 24 episodes that will shoot through October, 2012. The story is set in the fictitious town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania but shoots in Los Angeles. “Pretty Little Liars” premiered on June 8, 2010 becoming ABC Family’s highest-rated series debut on record.

USA hit series ‘Royal Pains’ casting New York extras for shoots in the Hamptons

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The beautiful and talented Jill Flint plays hospital administrator Jill Casey.
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The USA Network medical comedy drama television series “Royal Pains” is now in production on it’s fourth season, and the extras casting director is hiring New York background performers to work on the hit show. Needed are people available for shoots in Westhampton, NY on April 30, 2012 and Southampton, NY on May 10, 2012. Also needed are people with ultra high-end cars. Both union and non-union applicants will be accepted. Season four of “Royal Pains” premiers on Wednesday, June 6 at 9/8c on USA.

Kids and teens talent search for Disney Channel and Disney XD shows

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Among Disney Channel movies to be cast is Ashley Tisdale‘s “Adventure Quest”.
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Disney Channel and Disney XD are searching for talent ages 9-18 years for possible upcoming projects. The casting directors are looking for male and female talent of any ethnicity and dialect. In addition to acting talent, they will be looking for those with strong singing, dancing, and athletic abilities of any type. They will consider all talent, both experienced and inexperienced with these particular skill sets. Also welcome are newcomers that have done Community Theatre, Acting workshops, etc. Videotaped auditions are also being accepted from talent who can not travel to the auditions.

Disney Channel casting starring roles for new comedy series ‘Bits & Pieces’

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It’s a Laugh Productions made huge stars of actresses such as Miley Cyrus.
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It’s a Laugh Productions is in pre-production on a brand new multicamera family comedy series pilot for Disney Channel titled “Bits & Pieces”. The casting directors are auditioning actors to play the Fickman/Sullenger family, which includes two adults and four kids ages 7 – 16 years, two girls and two boys. All of the extras and stand-ins will be hired in Los Angeles throughout shooting which will take place this Summer, 2012. “Bits & Pieces” is a unique re-imagining of the traditional family comedy. The series will showcase the bits and pieces of a family’s funniest moments using quick, dynamic storylines that unfold through a series of short comedic vignettes.

‘The Hunger Games’ sequel ‘Catching Fire’ to be directed by Francis Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence is committed to filming “Untitled X-Men Sequel” in January, 2012.
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The next film in The Hunger Games trilogy, “Catching Fire“, will begin filming in North Carolina this coming Fall, 2012 with new director Francis Lawrence. Four-time Academy Award nominee Gary Ross announced that he will not be returning to direct Catching Fire, and there is a good chance that a different casting director will also be hired. It is most often the director who chooses the casting director, and three-time Casting Society of America Artios Award winner Debra Zane has cast every film that Gary Ross has directed or produced since 1998 including “Pleasantville”, “Seabiscuit”, and “The Tale of Despereaux“. Zane would likely cast Ross’ next project instead of “Catching Fire”.