Monday, September 29, 2014

On It Academy Audition Workshops in Didcot, Bristol and Cardiff

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ON IT ACADEMY AUDITIONS - OCTOBER 2014

On It Academy are holding local auditions to find talented young actors to join their industry training workshops for TV and Film.

The workshops have proven highly successful and paved the way for our young clients to work on high profile productions such as Disney feature 'Alice through the Looking Glass' and 'A Casual Vacancy' a co production for HBO and BBC.

Over the years we have been lucky enough to discover and develop aspiring actors from all over the UK. We know that there is remarkable talent to be found outside of London and so we are bringing our workshops to DIDCOT, BRISTOL and CARDIFF.

These workshops are a unique opportunity to study TV and Film Technique with industry professionals.

The monthly workshops conclude with a one to one interview with a top agent and a recording at Spotlight!

Auditions as follows:

Didcot - Cornerstone Theatre on 11th October between 10:00am  - 18:00
Bristol - Tobacco Factory on 18th October between 11:30am - 19:30
Cardiff - Chapter Arts Centre on 25th October between 10:30am - 18:00

Call today to book an audition:

onitacademy@gmail.com

0208 834 1266



NB:

TV and Film course runs once a month for 9 months

Cost:

9-13yrs 3 hours £60 per month
14-18 3.5 hours £70 per month

2 Industry professionals (tutors) per class.




Friday, September 26, 2014

A Monster Calls casting news

Open auditions were held back in May to find the boy to play the lead role in the Juan Antonio Bayona-directed adaptation of  Patrick Ness's award-winning children’s fantasy novel 'A Monster Calls',

Newcomer Lewis MacDougall (now represented by United Agents) has been cast in the role of Conor O’Malley, a 13 year old young boy who attempts to deal with bullying at the hands of his classmates and his mother’s terminal illness by escaping into a fantastical world through the guidance of a tree monster, who visits him nightly.

This is the second time talented Lewis,who attends acting classes at The Drama Studio in Edinburgh, has landed a role in a feature film. He will also be seen as Lost Boy Nibs in the up-coming Warner Brothers film Pan.

Lewis will star alongside Felicity Jones who plays his mother, Liam Neeson as the monster, and Sigourney Weaver as his “no-nonsense” grandmother, while Toby Kebell plays his estranged father from America.

A Monster Calls started shooting on September 5th. Filming is expected to last for about five months, with post-production and special effects expected to take about a year, and a release in 2016.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hollyoaks Casting Call

HOLLYOAKS CASTING CALL

HOLLYOAKS are looking to cast a brilliant young male actor aged 16+ to play a 15 year old emo boy.

New regular role, any accent.

Please email THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED by 6pm Friday 26 Sept with the following:

NAME, AGE, WHERE YOU LIVE, CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER and PHOTO - all in one email.

Suggestions must be prepared to relocate to Liverpool.

NB; We can not reply to emails who do not match our criteria.

Thanks

JAMILLAH & ALADDIN TV CASTING

KERRIE MAILEY CASTING is currently looking for the following:

Leading Actress & leading Actor (specifically Asian / Middle Eastern performers for both roles) aged 11 - 13 years for a new series filming in South Africa.

Shooting Jan 2015.

Please email kmaileycasting@gmail.com with a biog & picture (please state in the subject 'South Africa Project').

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Open casting for feature film

THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Millie Inbetween

13 year old Millie Innes stars in Millie Inbetween (previously known as The Millie Show), a new comedy about families coming to CBBC in October.

Millie (represented by Colours Management) from Glasgow, has been acting since she was three. She plays Maisy in CBBC series Dani's House, and received rave reviews for her role as Marlee Brodie in the award winning BBC Drama Case Histories as Jason Issacs daughter. Millie also starred alongside Suranne Jones playing David Tennant's youngest daughter Evie, in the critically acclaimed 2010 drama Single Father.

In Millie Inbetween, Millie’s parents have just split up and she and her big sister Lauren are alternating between Mum’s house and Dad’s flat. Millie soon spots the upside to this family set-up - two chances to celebrate Christmas, two birthdays and two bedrooms. But the downsides are harder to come to terms with - like the fact that both her parents find new partners - and they have children too...

Fellow Scottish actress Tallulah Grieve, previously seen in CBBC's MI High, stars as Millie's sister Lauren.

Millie Inbetween was filmed at the River City studios in Dumbarton and starts on Wednesday 1st October at 5pm on the CBBC channel.

Cyber Bully

17 year old Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams is set to play Casey Jacobs, a teenage girl battling with her anonymous cyber-stalker in a real-time docu-drama thriller for Channel 4. 

Maisie (represented by Louise Johnston Management) shot to fame playing Arya Stark in Game of Thrones and this year as well as being named as one of the UK’s international Screen Stars of Tomorrow, she won The Entertainment Weekly’s award for best Supporting Actress.

Also joining the supporting cast of Cyber Bully, will be Never Let Me Go and Kick Ass 2 star Ella Purnell, and Jake Davies, who can also be seen in mathematical feature X + Y.

Casey is a teenager who experiences the worst the web has to offer – from peer-to-peer bullying to advanced computer hacking – and fights to overcome her ordeal.

The plot of Cyber Bully is inspired by dozens of real-life cases. What happens to Casey is extreme, and framed in a dramatic format, yet all the events depicted are possible and indeed have happened to victims individually.

The film will take place in a single location and is centred around the single character of Casey.

Director Ben Chanan said, “The audience will be trapped with Casey for a full screen hour and we need an exceptional actress to play her. I couldn’t imagine anyone else in the role. Maisie Williams is not only remarkably talented, she also has an immediately likeable, feisty screen presence which makes you root for her instinctively”.

Cyber Bully is produced by multi-award winning Raw TV and will be broadcast in early 2015.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Meet the characters of new E4 drama Glue

Glue, the highly-anticipated new drama series created and written by BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne, comes to E4 on Monday 15th September at 10:00pm.

Set in a small village called Overton, it's about the murder of a boy, and how it affects his friends and the community that they live in.

Yasmine Paige plays Ruth Rosen, a 20 year old provisional police officer from a Romany background. She and her Romany mum are estranged from the travelling community, but that doesn’t stop Ruth. Not much does. Not being a young single mum, or the fact that she lives in the same village as a group of friends who no longer talk to her. She’s made of stronger stuff, or at least she thinks she is. Yasmine (represented by Curtis Brown), starred in the critically-acclaimed Submarine, and was named as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow in 2010.

Charlotte Spencer plays 19 year old Tina Fallon. Tina loves horses and wants to be the first female jockey to win the Derby. A local girl, she’s been in trouble with the law before. And she'll get in trouble with the law again. Tina is unconventional, dangerous and dating Rob. Charlotte stars alongside George Mackay in anticipated Duane Hopkins feature film Bypass.

Callum Turner (represented by Curtis Brown) plays 23 year old Eli Bray, a young Romany man and brother . of the murdered boyWith his dad in jail and his mother dead, Eli cared for Cal until his brother was carted off to care - and came home a very different boy. Their relationship's always been scrappy - they’re brothers after all - but Eli loves Caleb very much. And blood always comes first. Callum made his TV debut starring opposite Helen McCrory in ITV drama Leaving.

Billy Howle (represented by Curtis Brown) plays 18 year old James Warwick, part of the group of six friends, James works on the family farm run by his mother. He is expected to take over one day, but James finds complication in the smallest things, things his best friend Rob, can’t understand at all. Billy recently graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and appeared in Channel 4's historical drama New Worlds.

Jordan Stephens plays 18 year Rob Kendle, who is better looking than most, more socially at ease than most, though frequently gets entangled in situations he doesn’t quite understand. But that’s ok because life’s a laugh. Rob is dating Tina, is a good friend to James and knows how to throw a good party. Jordan is one half of platinum-selling hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks, and making his acting debut.


Jessie Cave plays 20 year old Annie Maddocks, who is someone no-one quite notices. She’s always there, always fun, always part of the action, but she’s not someone who pushes herself forward. Annie is fair to her core. She’s a friend to those who think they have no-one. Jessie (represented by United Agents) is best known for her role as Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter franchise, she also stars as Zoe in the feature film Pride, directed by Matthew Warchus which is on general release from the 12th September

Faye Marsay plays young vet Janine Riley, a relative newcomer to the village. Janine loves animals and is extraordinarily good vet. She sees herself as self-sufficient and is fiercely independent. Faye (represented by Curtis Brown) who stole Howard’s heart as new housemate Candice in Channel 4’s Fresh Meat, has since appeared in The White Queen and The Bletchley Circle, and also stars in Pride.

Tommy McDonnell (represented by Independent Talent) plays 23 year old Dom Richards, the Assistant Trainer at the stables, not part of the gang but he’s attractive and cocky - and vulnerable. A seductive combination.

Finally, Waterloo Road's Tommy Lawrence Knight plays the 14 year old Caleb Bray, an enigmatic presence. Raised by whoever was around, he went through the care system and the experience changed him fundamentally. By the time he re-emerged, he was a different boy. Tommy (represented by Curtis Brown) starred as Luke in The Sarah Jane Adventures before landing the role of Kevin in Waterloo Road.

Created and written by Jack Thorne, with additional writers E.V. Crowe, Laura Lomas and John Donnelly. The series is directed by Daniel Nettheim, Olly Blackburn and Cathy Brady.

Produced by Joel Wilson and Exec Produced by Jamie Campbell for Eleven Film, Glue starts on Monday 15th September at 10:00pm on E4.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Casting call for ITV Drama


VHJ Casting are looking for a 5-8yr old actress & a 13-15 yr old actor who are Manchester based with NEUTRAL OR LONDON ACCENTS (specifically not Northern) for a new ITV drama.

If you would like to be considered, please email a recent photo and the following details to:

1) Full Name
2) Age
3) City/ Town where you live

Please send emails to Alex at THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

Meetings taking place w/c 8th September in Manchester.