Director Kenny Ortega, seen here setting up a shot, will direct Disney’s Descendents.
Disney Channel casting directors are now auditioning teens to star in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendents”. The telepic is a live-action adventure-comedy that features the kids of Disney’s classic fairytale characters including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Mulan, Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, Evil Queen, Jafar, Beast and Bella. The auditions are taking place in Los Angeles, and shooting will get underway in Spring, 2015. “Descendents” will premiere on Disney Channel in 2015.
Olivia Holt is leaving Kickin’ It to star in her own new series I Didn’t Do It.
It’s A Laugh Productions and Poor Soul Productions have begun production on the fourth season of the hit Disney XD comedy series “Kickin’ It”. Casting calls have gone out for new recurring roles, and will continue throughout the season for various characters. In addition to the actor casting calls, the extras are being hired on an ongoing basis. Disney XD announced that the show would be picked up for a fourth season back in August, 2013. Kickin’ It is the network’s highest-rated series in total viewers, and season 3 outperformed Season 2 in all ratings by double-digits. Kickin’ It season 4 is scheduled to air in 2014.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen will play the new characters
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Marvel Studios, an owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is currently in pre-production on the action sci-fi feature films “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Ant-Man”. The Disney casting director (contracted by Disney’s Marvel Studios) has been sending out casting notices as “Untitled Marvel Project”, leading many to speculate that the casting is for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” or “Ant-Man”. Indeed it is the same casting director that holds auditions for both films. Casting calls are now underway, and the filming schedules for both films are now available.
Super Awesome Katy stars the talented 17-year-old Zendaya.
Disney casting directors are now searching for kids and teens who can play various series regular roles between the ages of 12 and 16. The show that is being cast is a brand new Disney Channel multi-camera 1/2 hour comedy series called “Super Awesome Katy”. She show will begin shooting in January, 2014. Many other guest starring and recurring roles, including adult roles, will also be cast prior to the start of shooting, as well as during the season. Casting for Disney Channel on this project is being done by the Casting Society of America Artios Award nominated casting director Suzanne Goddard-Smythe and Ty Harman. They are conducting auditions in Los Angeles, CA. The extras will be cast throughout production on season one.
“Kirby Buckets” is one of two new Disney pilots in production for actor Jacob Bertrand.
It’s a Laugh Productions and Horizon Productions are getting ready to begin production on a new comedy sitcom for Disney XD called “Kirby Buckets”. The Casting Society of America Artios Award nominated casting team of Sally Stiner and Barbie Block, who have cast such Disney Channel hit shows as “Jonas” and “Good Luck Charlie”, are casting young teen actors and adults for series regulars, co-stars, and smaller day player roles. The extras will be hired throughout shooting on the pilot episode, with there likely being a need for many over-18 to play high school age.
Disney Channel Australia is looking for two kids to be official Toy Reviewers.
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Disney Channel and Moose Toys are teaming up to find two kids to be official Toy Reviewers. Casting producers are conducting a national talent search in Australia looking for two kids between 8 and 16 years of age to star in their toy reviews on-air! The kids selected will receive a 14 month paid contract which includes payments of $200 per production shoot. The audition process consists of kids uploading a homemade video to the official Disney Channel website for the talent search.
“Neckpee Island” is one of two new Disney pilots for actor Jacob Bertrand.
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.
Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean 5”.
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.
Zendaya Coleman has been cast to play the lead role of Annabelle in Disney’s “Unleashed”.
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.
The beautiful and talented Debby Ryan co-produces and stars in Disney Channel’s “Jessie”.
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.