There is a disturbing trend in films asking extras to work for free. AB Media Publishing, LLC
A casting call was issued for extras in the Santa Cruz area to work on the film “Mavericks”. However, the production is not paying the extras. They are only offering “drawings for prizes”. I do not post unpaid casting notices, and I think it should be illegal in all states to do this. I see this more and more often in different states, and I see it as being an extremely unsettling trend.
Working Title Films and Universal Pictures are in pre-production on the British live-action musical film adaptation of “Les Miserables“. The casting directors are auditioning actors for the lead and supporting roles, and smaller roles will be cast afterwards. The extras, stand-ins and photo doubles for the actors will be hired closer to the beginning of principal photography, which will commence in mid-March, 2012.
Lythgoe Family Productions has announced open auditions for “A Snow White Christmas”, with Radio Disney covering the event and celebrity judges participating. The production’s casting directors are searching for 14 Child Performers (2 casts) to play the 7 Dwarfs and other dancing ensemble members. Must be between the ages of 6 – 16 years. Strong dancing, great physicality/acting for interpreting the Dwarf roles, and singing is a major plus!
The Disney Channel‘s sister network ABC Family is set to shoot a television musical movie in Pittsburgh, PA from September 19th through October 21, 2011. The production is holding an open casting call for Pittsburgh area local dancers to work throughout filming. Dancers must be aged 19 to 30 and be proficient in jazz, contemporary and hip-hop. Points will also be awarded for gymnastic ability.
Production on the Disney Channel Original Movie “Shrinking Violet” is set to begin in August, 2011 and casting for day players, extras and stand-ins will continue throughout filming. The movie is being shot in Vancouver, BC which has become a Disney Channel favorite location for many productions.
Disney Live! touring stage show casting Disney characters. Flyer: Publisist Jennifer Petro Becker
Disney Live! is seeking Male and Female Dancers, Character Performers and Tumblers for the upcoming tour season. Specialty skills such as adagio, trampoline, puppetry, in-line skating and foreign language skills are a plus. Contracts run approximately 6-9 months with competitive pay, benefits and domestic and international travel. Casting occurs year round in conjunction with individual tour schedules.
Disney Channel sketch comedytelevision series “So Random!” is currently in production and the show is casting actors with strong improv and comedy skills, as well as extras and stand-ins for the series stars. The show was formally titled “Sonny with a Chance”.
The upcoming musical feature film “Rock of Ages” is now heading into production and the casting director in Miami is casting talented male and female dancers who can sing, real male musicians, extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles for the film’s stars.
Casting for Lionsgate‘s feature film “The Hunger Games” lead roles are taking shape as Jennifer Lawrence signs on to play Katniss Everdeen. Now casting calls are out for the film’s other lead roles, and actors for the supporting roles will be auditioning soon.