Friday, March 27, 2015

Jina Jay Casting Call





Jina Jay Casting are searching for female urban street dancers, freerunners or acrobatic gymnasts for a prestigious feature film starring Michael Fassbender, and directed by Justin Kurzel.

There are 2 roles:

Teenage Girl aged 14 - 19

AND

Young Woman aged 26 - 30.

NO ACTING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

We are looking for strong skills in street dance, hip hop, parkour and/or acrobatic gymnastics.

ANY ETHNICITY

You must be able to speak English but accented English is fine.

You can be based anywhere in the world to apply.

FILMING: In London from Late Summer 2015

Please visit www.jinajaycasting.com for information on how to apply.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 11th May 2015


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Peculiar Children casting news

Back in November, Screenterrier reported on the casting of Asa Butterfield as lead role Jacob, and Ella Purnell as Peculiar Child Emma Bloom, joining Eva Green in Tim Burton's Peregrine's Home For Peculiars, based upon the best-selling novel 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' by Ransom Riggs.

The unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale centers on 16-year-old Jacob (played by Asa Butterfield), who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.

Filming has now commenced and we can meet the young actors making up the rest of the cast of Peculiar Children, who all possess incredible powers.

Eight year old Pixie Davies plays little Bronwyn Buntley, the amazing strong girl of Swansea. Pixie (represented by The Sylvia Young Agency), already has an impressive screen CV, appearing in The Secret of Crickley Hall, The White Queen, Nativity 2, Esio Trot and most recently Channel 4's Humans.

11 year old Georgia Pemberton from London (represented by BWH) plays Fiona Frauenfeld. This is Georgia's screen debut, after West End musical roles in Matilda, Les Miserables and Gypsy.

Scottish actor Finlay MacMillan (represented by BWH) plays "Dead Raiser" Enoch O'Connor. Finlay has previously had roles in Waterloo Road and River City.

12 year old Milo Parker (represented by BWH) who played Conner in sci-fi action adventure Our Robot Overlords, and will soon be seen opposite Ian McKellen in Mr Holmes, will play Hugh Apiston.

Lauren McCrostie (represented by United Agents) from London, who can be seen in Carol Morley's The Falling, plays Olive.

Seven year old Raffiella Chapman (represented by Curtis Brown), from East Sussex, who played Lucy Hawking in The Theory of Everything, is Claire Densmore.

12 year old Cameron King from Oxford, who appeared in CBBC's Hank Zipzer plays Millard, and Hayden Keeler-Stone from Essex, is set to play Horace Somusson, the 'follower of fashion'.

15 year old Louis Davison (son of Doctor Who actor Peter Davison) has been cast as Victor. Louis made his professional theatrical acting debut aged 14, playing Prince Edward in the 2014 Trafalgar Studios stage production of Richard III.

Based upon the best-selling novel 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' by Ransom Riggs, the screenplay has been written by Jane Goldman.

The film also stars Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, with appearances by Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will film in Florida before moving to locations in the United Kingdom and in Belgium, and is set for a theatrical release of March 4th 2016.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

The 5th Wave

Following in the footsteps of Jamie Blackley , and starring opposite Chloe Moretz as her love interest in a new film adaptation of a young-adult novel, is another young British actor Alex Roe.

24 year old Alex plays Evan Walker in The 5th Wave, which has recently wrapped filming. Alex (represented in the UK by AIM), started acting as a child when he landed the lead role of Jay in one of CITV's last original drama series The Fugitives. and went on to star in the second and third series BBC Switch's popular teen drama The Cut. He has recently filmed a couple of American pilots including ABC Family's tennis drama Unstrung.

Directed by The Disappearance of Alice Creed's J Blakeson, with a script by Susannah Grant adapted from Rick Yancy’s novel, The 5th Wave is set in the aftermath of a series of deadly alien attacks on the Earth. The evil extra-terrestrials have been slowly winnowing down defences with a series of attacks that leave our planet a darkened, doomed place where its new conquerors roam in near-human form, picking off survivors.

Chloe Moretz plays 16 year old Cassie Sullivan, a young woman hoping to rescue her brother who figures that her safest bet is to travel alone. Until, that is, she meets the beguiling Evan Walker, who could very well be her last hope. But can she trust him?

Alex has also just been cast as the male lead in Paramount’s Rings, the third installment the horror franchise based on the popular Japanese horror film Ringu, remade in 2002 as The Ring.

The 5th Wave is due to be released in January 2016 and could be the first in a new Young Adult franchise.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Evermoor to return for new series

The Disney Channel has announced that it will produce a 22-part series of The Evermoor Chronicles, a live-action drama about a teenage girl who moves from the US to start a new life in the spooky Evermoor Manor.

The four episode miniseries Evermoor, proved to be a ratings hit when it launched on Disney Channel UK last October. The four-parter attracted over 1.6 million viewers, making it Disney Channel UK’s second highest rated series.

Naomi Sequeira, a Disney Channel Australia graduate, will return as lead character Tara Crossley and the series, which explores “themes of teen friendship, family and romance, against the backdrop of a strange and mysterious world”, will continue to follow her adventures and her search to uncover the mysteries of the founding Everines. The series will feature characters from the first series, which included Georgia Lock, Jordan Loughran, George Sear and Finney Cassidy, as well as introduce a range of new characters and cast members.

Production is set to begin this Summer in Liverpool and Warrington (where a special set has been constructed) and on location at Arley Hall, in Northwich, Cheshire.

The series co-created by Diane Whitley and Tim Compton, writers of the hit Nickelodeon children’s series, House of Anubis, will once again be produced by Lime Pictures.

The new series is expected to air in late 2015 with a premiere on Disney Channel in the UK and then worldwide, airing on the Disney Channel in numerous international territories including the United States.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

First look at the new young star of Game of Thrones 5

Here's a first look at 15 year old Nell Tiger Free (represented by Independent Talent) who stars as Myrcella Baratheon in the new series of Game of Thrones, taking over the role from Aimee Richardson, who played the character for the first two seasons.

Nell (who trained with Esta Charkham in Chiswick) previously starred in the BBC Christmas adaptation of the David Walliams children's book Mr Stink.




Myrcella is the sister of the deceased young king Joffrey, and the new king Tommen (played by Dean Charles Chapman).

In the second series she was shipped off to be the guest and ward of Prince Doran, betrothed to his son, and hasn't been seen since, but things are set to change with the death of Oberyn Martell, the Prince’s brother. She is seen here with another newcomer to the celebrated HBO series, Toby Sebastian who plays her betrothed Trystane Martell.


The HBO fantasy drama series will return to Sky Atlantic on Monday 13th April, while it will be screened a day earlier on the 12th in the US.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Casting call for 12 year old boy

Suzanne Smith Casting are looking for a boy to play 12-year-old GASTON in an untitled French project. The actor must be fluent in French and English.

Gaston has a French accent and speaks both in English and French. He is cheeky, prone to mischief and tougher than his 12 years.

Shooting dates are between June and December 2015.

Meetings will be happening in London. Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse any travel costs incurred. For suitable candidates outside London we may be able to offer self taped auditions.


If you think you fit the brief please email admin@suzannesmithcasting.com with the following information:

- - Full Name

- - Age and date of birth

- - The town you live in/near

- - A recent photograph, preferably a close up of head and shoulders

- - The name and contact number of a parent/guardian/agent.

- - The story of how you came to speak French

- - Any experience of acting that you have.

If we feel you might be suitable for the role we will contact you. If you are called to attend an audition an adult must accompany you.

Agency auditioning for young talent


Monday, March 16, 2015

Casting call for new roles in the 4 O'Clock Club

Emma Stafford Casting are casting on Series Five for the CBBC show the 4 O’Clock Club for New series Regulars.

We are looking at age 10 and 11 year olds boys and girls with an ethnic background apart from Amber who is Sister of Lizzie the Science teacher.

This is a new gang of Year 7's starting at the school. They are lovable rouges, always getting detention. They all must have excellent comedy skills.

We are looking for longevity with the cast to carry forward into subsequent series so the age and comedy skills are essential. We are ideally looking for ethnic suggestions but we will accept Caucasian if they have excellent stand-up comedy skills or good comedy credits.

AMBER (Female)

Amber is the leader of her little group of friends with Violet and Darnesh. She is always coming up with schemes to make life at school more bearable.

She has real spirit and is very funny, clever and has an evil twinkle in her eye. She is the fun loving little sister to Lizzie (Sarah Schoenbeck) the science teacher but she can also manipulate Sarah to her advantage.

VIOLET (Female)

Violet is Intelligent, has a dry sense of humour. She is sarcastic and witty but not nasty. She is not easy to make a fool of.


DARNESH (Male)

Darnesh is a lovable, happy, cheeky idiot. He is always up for some fun, is constantly kicking against the system.

INGRID (Female)

Ingrid is the antagonist to the group.

She has natural comedy bones, she is like a character from a sketch show. She is sassy and is always in the right. She is queen bee! She has to be the cleverest, prettiest, most ruthless and most loved/feared girl in the school. Amber is her achilles heel and they are both in competition with each other.


If you think you fit any of the above character briefs and would be interested in auditioning, please email: THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

Full Name

Age & date of birth

Where you live (Which Town/ City)

Include a recent photo

Contact name, email and phone number for your parent/ guardian

If you have and previous acting experience and is so what

Any other talents.

We will contact you regarding an audition if we think you may be suitable. The auditions are at the end of March in either Manchester or London.

Casting call for new regular for very popular CBBC drama series

Sue Needleman Casting is looking for a new regular for a very popular CBBC drama series.

The role of Chloe:

MUST BE A GENUINE WHEELCHAIR USER.

She should look around 11 - 13 years old, so we will consider girls between 10 - 14 years old.

She's likeable, approachable, feisty, independent and very articulate. She will be expected to learn lines and speak confidently.

No previous acting experience is required and she can come from anywhere in the UK. She must be Caucasian as she's playing the sister of a regular who is currently in the series.

The Filming period is from w/c 25th MAY - w/e 4th JULY (Block 1) and then w/c 6th SEPTEMBER - w/e 15th NOVEMBER, 2015 (Blocks 3 & 4).

 Filming takes place in Newcastle.

WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY CASTING FOR THIS ROLE SO IF YOU ARE SUITABLE & AVAILABLE FOR THE FILMING DATES, PLEASE E-MAIL YOUR FOLLOWING DETAILS to sueneedlemancasting@gmail.com

1) Contact name
2) Age & D.O.B.
3) Recent picture
4) Your home town
5) Your Parent / Guardian's Telephone Number & E-Mail
6) Any previous acting experience but this is not essential

Friday, March 13, 2015

Feature film casting call for 7 - 9 year old boy

FEATURE FILM CASTING CALL FROM NINA GOLD CASTING FOR 7 - 9 YEAR OLD BOY- GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is a beautifully written account of a young boy growing up in the shadow of his own fame.

Written by Simon Vaughn, Ronald Harwood & Frank Cotterell Boyce and to be directed by Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn, Woman In Gold) in the UK Summer 2015.

This is the story of AA Milne, the celebrated children’s author of Winnie The Pooh, and his relationship with his young son, Christopher Robin, who was the unwitting inspiration for one of the most successful children stories ever created.

Set in England, midst World Wars this story focuses entirely around the young Christopher Robin. A painfully lonely little boy, an only child with little to no relationship with his successful socialite parents, who becomes an overnight international star due to the immense success of his father’s books.

Christopher possesses great vulnerability and deep pain masked by a wonderful and wild imagination. Hence we are looking for an extremely sensitive, intelligent and hugely appealing young performer to rise to the challenge of this demanding & emotional role.

Playing age is from 6 to 9yrs old therefore we ideally are looking for a 7/8 or small 9 year old who can cover these crucial few years. This is a period piece and Christopher is from an upper middle class family so strictly Caucasian RP boys only please for this particular role.

CASTINGS TO TAKE PLACE IN CENTRAL LONDON OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, INCLUDING THE EASTER HOLIDAY BREAK. SO PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR CHILD IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO TRAVEL TO LONDON – WE DO NOT OFFER EXPENSES AT FIRST ROUND STAGE.

TO APPLY

Please send a short email with the following information to:

THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

1. Full name of child suggested

2. Recent clear snap shot of head and shoulders

3. Age

4. DOB

5. Height in both imperial & metric

6. Parent/guardian &/or Drama leader name & contact details & Area where live/based

7. Optional: Brief word about any acting experience or why he might be suitable for this role

DEADLINE FRIDAY APRIL 10TH

WE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO GET BACK IN TOUCH WITH EVERY APPLICANT SO UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE TO OPERATE ON ‘NO NEWS IS BAD NEWS’ I'M AFRAID…

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Casting call for two young comedy actors

Rosalie Clayton Casting are casting for a BBC2 comedy set in the West Country and are looking for two young, talented, comedy actors.

This is a one hour comedy special being made for BBC2 and is set around a characterful yet loving family who live in the West Country. It is being filmed in London between 11 – 23 May 2015 (with some rehearsal beforehand).

Auditions will be held in Bristol on 30 & 31 March 2015.

We are looking for two boys aged 8 – 10 years old who live in & around Bristol / Bath / Somerset / Wiltshire / Gloucestershire / Dorset. THEY MUST HAVE A WEST COUNTRY ACCENT. The accent is extremely important as the boys are part of a family and we want that family to be believably from the area. We are looking for the following:

BERT, aged 8-10 yrs old, quirky looking: This character is very geeky and nerdy, he is quirky looking. He is an aspiring magician whose tricks usually go wrong but he always keeps on trying. The young actor needs to have good comic timing and be confident, as he has a lot to do in the programme. He must have a West Country accent and cannot be allergic to dogs.

DAN, aged 8-10 yrs old, blonde hair & blue eyes: This character needs to look like a young Russell Howard. He is a sweet, endearing, likeable boy. Ideally he should have a slight lazy eye. The young actor needs to have good comic timing and be confident. He must have a West Country accent and cannot be allergic to dogs.

Please be aware that there is some adult language in this programme.


If you think you fit either of the above character briefs and would be interested in auditioning, please EMAIL: THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED [NO PHONE CALLS!] with the following information – you MUST include all the required information listed below:

- Full name
- Age & date of birth
- Where you live (which town / city)
- Include a recent PHOTO
- Contact name, email and phone number for your parent/guardian
- If you have any previous acting experience and if so, what it was.
- Anything else you think we should know about you (eg. special talents)

If we think you may be suitable for one of the roles, we will contact you to invite you to an audition on 30 or 31 March (meetings will be by appointment only) and PLEASE NOTE: if called for an audition, you will need to be accompanied by an adult.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Cradle to Grave

Laurie Kynaston stars as a young Danny Baker in new BBC comedy Cradle to Grave, an adaptation of Danny Baker’s autobiography which has just begun filming in Manchester.

He will star alongside Peter Kay as Danny’s father, Fred ‘Spud’ Baker,  and Lucy Speed as long-suffering wife Bet Baker.

Alice Sykes (represented by Troika) and Frankie Wilson (represented by Middleweek Newton) play Danny’s siblings Sharon and Michael.

This is 21 year old Laurie's (represented by Felix De Wolfe) first lead role, after guest roles in BBC Doctors and Casualty.

Set in 1974, the eight-part series follows the real life events of Danny and his family, with the 15 year-old Danny Baker as the guide through the ups and downs of life with the family. Fred ‘Spud’ Baker (Peter Kay) is a proud south London docker with a penchant for cheeky scheming. Wife Bet (Lucy Speed) loves him deeply but longs for the family to go 'straight’ and play by the rules.With eldest daughter Sharon’s (Alice Sykes) looming wedding, the docks facing closure and Danny’s struggles to get closer to the opposite sex, times are tough.

Danny Baker said of the new series, which he has co-written with Jeff pope: “Well this is weird and there's no way around that. To see your life played out by actors is always going to be peculiar and also, frankly quite tremendous. I always knew these stories were thunderingly entertaining incidents and that I seemed to be hurtling through a particularly unpredictable, high velocity life peopled by extraordinary characters. Now here they are. This will be a fantastic, rich voyage back to a boisterous often maligned era, true tales told large - a strong family in a magnificent working class community just getting on with life.”

Cradle to Grave is currently shooting in Manchester, to be broadcast on BBC Two later this year.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bad Education Movie is underway



Filming is underway in Cornwall on a full-length spin-off film from the bit BBC Three sitcom Bad Education, starring comedian Jack Whitehall back in the role of Alfie Wickers, "the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system".

The 26-year old is joined by the rest of the show’s cast, including Ethan Lawrence as Joe, Nikki Runeckles as Chantelle, Layton Williams as Stephen, Charlie Wernham as Mitchell, Jack Binstead as Rem Dogg, Kae Alexander as Jing and Weruche Opia as Cleopatra.

Sarah Solemani, Mathew Horne and Harry Enfield are also all set to return.

Whitehall said: “It’s very exciting to be bringing Bad Education to the big screen. It’s great to be reunited one last time with my amazing class of kids before they get ripped apart by puberty.”

Bad Education made its debut on BBC3 in August 2012 and ran for three series' until October 2014. It was the channel’s highest ever rating for a debut comedy, being watched by a cumulative 3.5 million viewers across the BBC platforms. The show went from strength to strength with series 2 being one of the most viewed shows on the BBC I-player, receiving 2.9 million requests.

Alfie Wickers is probably the worst teacher to (dis)grace the English education system, but no one cares about their pupils quite as much as Alfie does. Having completed their GCSEs, Alfie is keen for his class to join him on one last hurrah and what follows is a coming of age story like no other.

The Bad Education Movie is co-written by Jack Whitehall and Freddy Syborn, and directed by Elliot Hegarty. The film is produced by Ben Cavey and Pippa Brown from Cave Bear Productions.

Shooting for The Bad Education Movie began on 23rd February 2015 and the film will shoot for five weeks on location in the UK.

British newcomer takes lead in Billy Lynn

British newcomer Joe Alwyn has landed the lead role in Oscar-winning film-maker Ang Lee's new film Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

24 year old Joe (represented by Independent Talent) is set to graduate from Central School of Speech and Drama this year, and this is his first screen role.

The film is based on the Ben Fountain novel, and Joe is set to play 19-year-old American private Billy Lynn who survives a harrowing Iraq battle that is captured by news cameras. The group of American soldiers, known as Bravo squad, are sent home for a two-week break following the much-publicised firefight in which they were hailed as heroes. Their promotional tour, culminates at the spectacular halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game, all the while the soldiers are facing an imminent return to the war. Almost the entire movie takes place during the day of the game, with flashbacks to the underlying events and Billy’s heroism.

Simon Beaufoy, who won an Oscar for writing Slumdog Millionaire, adapted the book for Film4 and The Ink Factory. It is Ang Lee’s first film since he won the Best Director Oscar for Life Of Pi.

Billy Lynn is due to start filming in April.