Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Last Post



Sadly, this is Screenterrier's last post. 

It's been a great eight years (8 years??!! How did that happen??!) and I am proud of what Screenterrier has achieved, a platform to celebrate the achievements of young acting talent, and proud that those rising stars that we have spotted over the years are still working in the industry, and their talent is being recognised by wider and wider audiences.

With the rise of social media, particularly twitter, it is now much easier for aspiring young actors to access information on castings and productions. Many casting directors now have an online presence and can reach out directly via twitter or facebook, when the production’s requirements are to look outside of the usual casting channels and hold an open casting.

I’d like to thank our advertisers and all the casting directors who have supported the site and recommended Screenterrier to their fellow casting professionals.

But most of all I’d like to thank all the young actors and readers of the site without whom it wouldn’t have been worthwhile or possible. I know you’re all still out there, working hard, and I’m rooting for you!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

First look at Christopher Robin


After an extensive open casting search, young newcomer Will Tilston, was found to play the part of Christopher Robin, in the feature film biopic of Winnie The Pooh author A.A Milne.

With a working title of Goodbye Christopher Robin, he stars alongside Domhnall Gleeson as his father, the author, Margot Robbie as his mother Daphne, with Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Campbell Moore, Alex Lawther, Richard McCabe, Nico Mirallegro, Geraldine Somerville and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

The film gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

"I'm thrilled to finally see this fascinating story be realized with such an array of fresh and exciting talent," said producer Damian Jones, while his co-producer Steve Christian added: "It's such a joy to be able to share the long held passion that I've felt for this story and to see it all come together with a team that I could never have dreamt possible."

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughn, the film is directed by Simon Curtis, with as yet no release date announced.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Doctor Who spin-off Class set to debut 22nd October



The new BBC young adult Doctor Who spin-off series Class will be available on BBC Three from Saturday 22nd October.

Current Doctor Who Peter Capaldi will join the cast of exciting new talent in the opening episode of the series For Tonight We Might Die, followed by the second episode The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo.

The new series is set in Coal Hill Academy, a school which holds some very dark and deadly secrets in its shadows. As the new term starts, students are preparing for their Autumn Prom. But when the school comes under attack, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them. And this incursion is only the beginning.

Charlie (Greg Austin), April (Sophie Hopkins), Ram (Fady Elsayed) and Tanya (Vivian Oparah), assisted by their physics teacher Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly), are charged with a great responsibility by the mysterious alien known as the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) to guard against the creatures of nightmare that want nothing more than to find a way through to Earth and take it for their own.

Commenting on his involvement with the new Doctor Who spin-off series, Peter Capaldi, said: “The Doctor Who family is growing, and it’s fantastic to be able to welcome the young new cast of Class in to the Whoniverse.” Check out the young cast here.

In addition, an exclusive world premiere of the first episode will take place at Rich Mix on Thursday 20 October, the home of Coal Hill Academy, Shoreditch, with doors opening at 6pm.

Tickets are limited and are now available via the BBC Shows and Tours website bbc.co.uk/showsandtours.

Drawn at random, successful applicants will be allowed a maximum of one pair of tickets each.




Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Casting call for feature film The Stoic






The Stoic is a feature film shooting in Bulgaria from 3rd October 2016 for 6 weeks.

A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge.

Jeremy Zimmermann Casting are looking for someone to play a Young Asian Girl. She is a fighter: feisty, feral, intimidating. aged 13 but acts and looks late teens/ early 20s.

Pay: Equity Minimum

To apply please email a photo and details of your acting experience to 

THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Meet the young cast of City of Tiny Lights


City of Tiny Lights is a noir inspired London thriller directed by Pete Travis, based on the novel by Patrick Neate which stars Riz Ahmed (currently to be seen on Netflix starring in the much-acclaimed The Night of), Cush Jumbo, and Billie Piper.

As the film moves through present day multicultural London, it also cuts back to Tommy's youth in 1997, telling the story of his friendship with a lad called Lovely (Antonio Aakeel), his mate Stuart (George Sargeant) and his growing love for Stuart's girlfriend, Shelley (Hannah Rae).

The filmmakers spent almost five months searching for the youngsters, cast by Celestia Fox. Beyond conventional casting methods they trawled youth clubs, theatre's and schools in search for the perfect young ensemble.

Playing the younger Riz Ahmed is newcomer Reiss Kershi-Hussain (represented by Shepherd Management) who had no previous acting experience before being cast as the impressionable young Tommy.

18 Year old Hannah Rae represented by Sainou plays the beautifully enigmatic Shelley (adult version played by Billie Piper.) Hannah will be seen next in Broadchurch as David Tennant's daughter Daisy. She is currently in training at Central School of Speech and Drama.

Antonio Aakeel (represented by Identity Agency Group) from Birmingham, plays 17 year old popular playboy Lovely (adult version portrayed by BIFA winner James Floyd.) Antonio has featured in E4’s Skins and will be seen next in BBC One’s three part drama Three Girls directed by Philippa Lowthorpe.

Gang leader Stuart is played by George Sargeant (represented by DAA Management.) George is best known as TJ in Eastenders, son of Patsy Palmer.


These talented youngsters join Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, James Floyd, Cush Jumbo, Gandhi star Roshan Seth and newcomer Mohammed Ali Amiri in a fantastic ensemble piece.

City of Tiny Lights will have its European premiere on October 13th at London Picturehouse Central and is due a cinematic release early 2017.

City of Tiny Lights is produced by Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto of NDF International and Rebecca O'Brien from Sixteen Films. BBC Films and BFI developed the script and financed the film in association with Lip Sync productions, Fel UK and Ingenious Media.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Crooked House

12 year old Honor Kneafsey stars in the leading role of Josephine in a new feature film adaptation of Agatha Christie crime novel Crooked House, which has just started filming in London.

Honor (represented by A&J Management) has just filmed on Isabel Coixet's The Bookshop and is known to TV audiences for her roles in Our Zoo and Benidorm.

She will star alongside Max Irons, as private detective Charles Hayward who is invited to solve the gruesome murder of wealthy and ruthless tycoon Aristide Leonides, poisoned in his own bed. Nobody is above suspicion, including Sophia (played by Stefanie Martini, who has just filmed the role of Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect prequel Tennison) Hayward's client and former lover.

The cast also includes Terence Stamp as a chief inspector and Christina Hendricks, Glenn Close, and Gillian Anderson as members of the dead man’s household.

Gilles Paquet-Brenner will direct the ensemble cast from a script written by Downton Abbey and Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes.

 "We are thrilled to be bringing Agatha Christie’s ‘Crooked House’ – one of her own personal favorites, and one that has never been filmed before – to the big screen," producer Joe Abrams said.




Monday, September 12, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Young British rising star lands lead role in George Clooney film

11 year old Noah Jupe is set to co-star opposite Matt Damon and Julianne Moore in Suburbicon, a black comedy being directed by George Clooney.

He will play the son of a man (Damon) who hatches a plan to kill his wife in order to be with the woman’s sister (Moore), with whom he’s having an affair. Unfortunately, his 8-year-old son catches on and turns the whole plan upside down.

Noah (represented by Shepherd Management) from Cheshire, is the son of Coronation Street star Katy Cavanagh. He was recently seen on BBC’s The Night Manager opposite Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, and in ITV's Houdini and Doyle.
He already has a number of films completed this year including sci-fi film The Titan., Third Reich thriller HHhH, and That Good Night.
Noah is currently shooting Wonder, Lionsgate’s adaptation of the R.J. Palacio YA novel with Julia Roberts and the young star of Room, Jacob Tremblay.

Based on a script by Ethan and Joel Coen, Suburbicon is due to start shooting in Los Angeles in October.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

First look at 'Hat Hair'


American actress Jaylen Barron leads the cast of a 'horse mystery' drama series (working title Hat Hair), being produced by Lime Pictures, which will be available to Netflix members worldwide in the Spring of 2017

Jaylen stars as 15 year old Zoe, an American teenager who's life changes forever during her star at Bright Field Stables when se meets the mysterious horse 'Raven'. Their deep friendship gives her the strength to face certain rites of passage head on whilst exploring new relationships. Zoe’s inspirational journey will show audiences that life is all about falling off – and learning to pick yourself up again.

With a thrilling mystery unravelling around her, the complex relationship Zoe develops with Raven gives her the grit and determination to master her riding skills and ultimately discover a passion for horses and a strength to face the rest of life’s challenges.


The series also stars Game of Thrones star Kerry Ingram (represented by Sainou) as Becky, Manpreet Bambra (represented by CAM), who starred in CBBC's Postcode and The Dumping Ground, newcomer Bruce Herbelin-Earle (represented by RKA Talent) a 19 year old French/British actor based in London, and Celine Buckens who played Emelie in Steven Spielberg's War Horse.

Speaking of the project, Lime's joint Managing Directors Kate Little and Claire Poyser said: ‘We are thrilled to be producing this exciting new original series for Netflix. Lime Pictures thrives on delivering great stories, that are brilliantly told. ‘We are immensely proud to be able to produce a series within a 35 mile radius of our Liverpool base that will be available on a platform reaching over 190 countries: the beauty of the countryside and rolling hills of Cheshire, teamed with the breath-taking beaches of Anglesey is set to tantalize family audiences all over the world.’

The ten part series is currently being filmed in Wales and North West England. It was created and written by Anna McCleery and Vicki Lutas, and is directed by Paul Norton Walker. It was cast by KM Casting.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Channel 4 Drama Casting Call



BORN TO KILL - 4 PART DRAMA FOR WORLD PRODUCTIONS & CHANNEL 4

A psychological thriller about a teenage serial killer called SAM who lives in a suburban town, battling with his violent urges at the same time as falling in love with the new girl at school CHRISSY who may just scupper his twisted plans... or is it too late?

Director: Bruce Goodison
Exec Producer: Jake Lushington
Location: Cardiff
Overall Shoot: 7th November 2016 - 3rd Feb 2017 - (must be available for this period)

LOOKING FOR 3 YOUNG ACTORS - PLAYING AGE 15 / 16 - MUST BE OVER LICENSING AGE (SO 16 BEFORE 1ST SEPT 2016 AND MUST NOT BE OLDER THAN 21)

THIS IS A ONE OFF DRAMA SO DOES NOT REQUIRE OPTIONS FOR FURTHER SERIES.

Please do not submit yourself if you have been previously seen for this project, but happy to receive another submission if you were not seen before.

Please send a CV and just one recent photograph to THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED with contact details.

Please ensure you also put a parent or guardians contact details if you are under 18. We are dealing with a very dark subject matter, so please ensure you discuss with parents before submitting yourself and get them to email us if they have any questions.

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS IS 20TH SEPTEMBER 2016 - WE WILL SADLY NOT BE ABLE TO CONSIDER ANYONE AFTER THIS DATE.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE WE ARE GETTING ALOT OF SUBMISSIONS, WE WILL AIM TO RESPOND TO EVERYONE BUT PLEASE DO NOT CHASE IF YOU HAVENT HEARD, IT JUST MIGHT TAKE SOME TIME TO GET BACK TO YOU.

ROLES

SAM

LEAD ROLE - on the school diving squad (Jack Laugher/ Chris Mears type) charming and athletic. His utter fearlessness makes him hypnotic to everybody around him. Equally comfortable and confident in the company of fellow teens as with adults, choosing to spend many an evening in the company of ailing OAPs in the hospital his mother works at. He is witty, sharp and has intelligence beyond his years but also mixed with an immaturity and vulnerability that frustrates him at times. 

The arrival of CHRISSY brings an added excitement to his complex life, and a much desired need for as much love and adoration he can muster.

We are looking for an intelligent and confident young actor with great versatility who can capture the complex layers that make up this dangerous young mind.

ACCENT : IDEALLY NEUTRAL BUT KEEPING OPEN AT THIS STAGE


VERY IMPORTANT - MUST BE A STRONG SWIMMER - MANY SCENES WILL BE SHOT IN THE WATER


CHRISSY

LEADING ROLE - she is a whip-smart, mysterious and enigmatic 15 year old who has learnt to navigate the complexities of teenage life using sarcasm, dark wit and occasional aggression. Complex, strong and willful , there is also an insular and defensive side to Chrissy, in particular with her fractious relationship with her father. Arriving with her dad in a new town to stay in her grandmother’s house. Chrissy has to start a new school and go through all the humiliations that brings, but this is where she will meet the enigmatic SAM and a romantic relationship evolves.

ACCENT: ANY


OSCAR

MUST BE OVER LICENSING AGE - 

14/ 15 year old Oscar struggles to make any form of impact in the school hierarchy, an intelligent and warm boy from a comfortable loving family, school chess champion, Xbox supremo, studious.
 His world lights up when SAM takes a liking to him, Sam pulls out all the stops to build Oscar’s confidence, teaching him to swim and dive, making Oscar’s hero worship sky rocket. This blossoming friendship will come at a terrible price when Sam’s murderous fantasies begin to focus on the adoring Oscar.

ACCENT: IDEALLY NEUTRAL MIDDLE CLASS
 - OSCAR MUST FEEL A LITTLE BIT YOUNGER THAN SAM AND CHRISSY



HE HAS NO ATHLETICISM AGE AND NEEDS TO FEEL A LITTLE FRAGILE NEXT TO SAM. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE PLOT, SAM CAN OVERPOWER OSCAR EASILY, AS CAN MOST OF THE KIDS AT THE SCHOOL.

IMPORTANT - MUST BE VERY CONFIDENT SWIMMER - MANY SCENES WILL BE SHOT IN THE WATER










Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Noughts and Crosses

The BBC announced today at Edinburgh International Television Festival an adaptation of  Malorie Blackman’s critically acclaimed young adult novel Noughts and Crosses.
The enthralling story of first love in a dangerous, adrenalin-fuelled fictional dystopia is to be adapted by Levi David Addai with Matthew Graham for a new BBC One series, produced by Mammoth Screen.
Divided by their colour but united by forbidden love and burning injustice, Sephy and Callum are fighting for more than simply the right to be together, in a contemporary dystopian State where strict race laws make daily existence a matter of life and death.

Sephy is a ‘Cross’, a member of the black ruling class and daughter of a prominent politician. Callum is a ‘Nought’, a white member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood but that’s as far as it can go for Noughts and Crosses must never fall in love. Against a background of prejudice, distrust and powerful rebellion mounting on the streets, a passionate romance builds between Sephy and Callum which will lead them both into terrible danger.

The adaptation is based on the first book in the Noughts And Crosses series for young adults, which has won the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award among other accolades. The author, Malorie Blackman OBE, was the Children’s Laureate from 2013 to 2015.

Malorie Blackman said of the announcement: "I am beyond thrilled that Noughts and Crosses will be dramatised by the BBC - it couldn't have found a better home. Callum and Sephy seem to have meant a lot to readers over the years and I’m excited at the prospect of watching them on my TV!”

Charlotte Moore, the Director of BBC Content added: "Noughts and Crosses is the definitive book for a young adult audience and the perfect fit for BBC One. Superb, high octane compulsive storytelling set within an alternative history that explores really relevant themes about race, privilege and how we treat each other."

Levi David Addai, who is adapting the book with Matthew Graham, commented: "I'm honoured to be trusted with bringing Malorie Blackman's superb novel to a BBC One audience. It's a powerful story drawing on themes of hope, love and identity, set in a brilliantly conceived world that makes us think again about our own."


‎Preethi Mavahalli, Executive Producer for Mammoth Screen, said: "Noughts and Crosses is a thought-provoking, landmark work of contemporary British fiction. We’re immensely excited to be bringing this gripping story to life; Malorie’s book series has a huge fan base, and the themes of the book are more relevant than ever.”

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Casting for ITV drama series 'Fearless'

Alex Johnson Casting are looking for a boy between the ages of 12- 15 years to play Jason in Fearless, a new 6 part TV series for ITV., starring Helen McCrory.

Must have a Suffolk/ Norfolk accent.

Production details:
Production dates:  Mid September onwards to end of Dec.
Production location: London/UK, United Kingdom

Director: Pete Travis


Casting Brief:

Jason (12- 15 years)
He is working class and has grown up in Suffolk so we need someone with an accent from that region (Suffolk, Norfolk). He is a tough but vulnerable 13 year old who has a difficult relationship with his Father. His childhood has been hard. We do need a boy, not a full blown young man, and a great young actor.

To Apply:

Please send the following to THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED asap (deadline Thurs 25th Aug):
Full name:
Contact details
Where based
Age & DOB
Height.
Photo
Acting CV
Plus please send a clip (around 2 minutes) introducing yourself and detailing previous acting experience.


PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE A SUFFOLK/ NORFOLK ACCENT.



Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Bookshop casting news

Filming has started in Belfast on The Bookshop, an adaptation of the Penelope Fitzgerald novel by writer/director Isabel Coixet, about a woman, Florence Green, played by Emily Mortimer,  who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition in a small town in 1959 England, to open a bookshop. A decision which becomes a political minefield.

Honor Kneafsey stars as Christine, Florence's 10 year old bookshop assistant. Honor (represented by A&J Management), starred in the BBC drama Our Zoo, and went on the join the cast of Benidorm.


A casting call was posted on Screenterrier to find the other young star of the film, a red-headed boy. 10 year old newcomer Harvey Bennett (represented by Purple Giraffe Casting) landed the part, in his first screen role.


The film stars Emily Mortimer as Florence Green, with Patricia Clarkson, and Bill Nighy. Charlotte Vega plays Kattie with James Lance as Milo North.

The Bookshop is a coproduction between Spain and the United Kingdom and is produced by Diagonal TV and Zephyr Films. It shoots for 5 weeks initially in Belfast and then on to Barcelona.

Casting call for three 14 - 18 year olds


HOW TO APPLY

Please email a headshot and CV to THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED with the subject ‘FRANKIE’


Sunday, August 7, 2016

New Channel 4 teenage drama Ellen

Jessica Barden stars in Ellen, a new feature length single drama from Channel 4, developed as part of Channel 4’s commitment to new talent, and marking the debut of breakthrough UK female talent: writer Sarah Quintrell and director Mahalia Belo.

23 year old Jessica (represented by Curtis Brown), one of Screenterrier's original teenage rising stars, was most recently seen in BBC Two's one-hour drama Murder, as well as award-winning feature The Lobster.

The new 90-minute film is a powerful, prescient story of a tough teenager, 14 year old Ellen, trying to take control of her chaotic life, but forced to grow up too quickly. 

Newcomer Yasmin Monet Prince stars as Kayla, who is befriended by Ellen and becomes a form of escape. The pair form a deep friendship with the kind of unshakable intensity forged by teenage girls. But just as she’s discovered a sense of fun and freedom with Kayla.

Skins and Game of Thrones star, Joe Dempsie (represented by Troika) plays Jason, who challenges Ellen's loyalties to Kayla. He's older and cooler than Kayla, he really seems to like Ellen and no one’s ever ‘liked’ her before. Should she stay true to her amazing new mate or step into the unknown with Jason?

Whilst Ellen’s dad is absent with his new family, her mum, played by Jaime Winstone is oblivious to her. She’s more concerned with playing host to a variety of shady characters who hang around the house at all hours than listening to her daughter. Leon (Charlie Creed-Miles), a seemingly omnipresent mate of her mum’s, has his eye on Ellen. But with no one looking out for her, where can she turn?

As well as giving a platform to a brand new writer and director, Ellen boasts an array of new talent behind the camera, with its director of photography, editor, production designer and casting director all female first-timers. The music was composed by Jonathan Hill, also marking his broadcast drama debut.

Sarah Quintrell, writer said "I wanted to write about what it's like to be young, poor and female. I wanted to look at the human being behind the statistics - what does a vulnerable girl really look like? The film explores this through a female friendship that is compassionate, funny and full of joy.”

Piers Wenger, head of Channel 4 drama said: “Ellen is a powerful, incredibly prescient and visceral film – a proper gut punch. On top of its poignancy as a piece of drama, it is fantastic that on a practical level it’s given so much breakthrough talent the chance to shine and make their mark on Channel 4’s drama slate.”

Philip Trethowan, executive producer said “Mahalia Belo’s beautiful realisation of Sarah Quintrell’s powerful script and some captivating performances have created a film that will stay in the mind for a long time. It’s a testimony to what can be achieved when new talent is given a chance.”
Ellen was developed and produced by Touchpaper TV, a Banijay UK company, for Channel 4’s Coming Up scheme which finds and develops new talent. Ben Bickerton is the producer and Philip Trethowan is the executive producer. It was commissioned for Channel 4 by Piers Wenger.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Filming begins on Hank Zipzer Christmas Special

Filming has begun in Dewsbury, Yorkshire this week on a feature length Christmas special of CBBC’s popular series Hank Zipzer.
The 90-minute film 'Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe' joins Hank (played by Nick James) in the run up to Christmas as he prepares for a new baby brother. But Hank’s life never runs smoothly and soon Miss Adolf (played by Felicity Montagu) is turning Mr Rock’s Rudolph the Rock’n’Roll Reindeer into a one-woman Christmas Carol – two school inspectors are getting injured in a bizarre sleighing accident and Mr Joy (played by Javone Prince) is trying to cancel Christmas altogether. In his attempt to drag triumph from the glittering jaws of doom, Hank will ice skate into disaster, nearly crash a Christmas tree into a crowd, get himself and his best friends arrested, get his favourite teacher sacked and lose the love of his life. This time, he really has let everyone down. Surely even Hank can’t get out this one. Luckily for us, there’s no way to tell Hank that.
Hank will once again be joined by Henry Winkler who will revive his role as Mr Rock, Hank’s favourite teacher.
Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe is produced by Kindle Entertainment in association with Walker Productions and DHX Media with support from Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund, and based on the book series written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver.

The writer is Joe Williams and the director is Matt Bloom

The comedy drama, which has already enjoyed three hugely successful series on CBBC and iPlayer, follows the life of Henry ‘Hank’ Zipzer and is based on Henry Winkler’s own experiences as a young boy growing up with dyslexia,  Hank is a boy whose glass is half full, but he just spills it everywhere. His brain works differently to those around him, and he has a great imagination, but doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with his parents and teachers. But, despite the daily challenges he encounters, Hank always manages to stay positive – and focused on his next masterplan… tomorrow is another day!

Cheryl Taylor, Controller of CBBC, said: "Our fabulous standalone Xmas special will delight Hank’s growing army of fans and we're thrilled to have a full 90 minutes to enjoy his Christmas capers alongside partner in crime Henry Winkler who plays the irrepressible Mr Rock."


Anne Brogan, Kindle Entertainment said: “Hank’s Christmas Catastrophe will give the audience everything they love about the TV series - big laughs and big emotional moments - with the additional sparkle of a Christmas romance for Hank and the birth of a baby brother.”

The new feature length film will be shown on CBBC in December.




Friday, July 29, 2016

Jamillah and Aladdin returns for second series!

Magical drama, Jamillah and Aladdin, returns to CBeebies this August for a second series.

This modern retelling of the Middle Eastern Aladdin tale, stars Blossom Campbell as Jamillah, Aladdin is played by Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (who recently starred in BBC’s drama series Dickensian as the Artful Dodger) and the Genie by Leroy Osei-Bonsu.

Jamillah, a feisty young girl seeking adventure, lives with her family in modern day London where she discovers a dusty old lamp in the attic and makes a wish. A Genie appears and, with the help of his magic, the two travel back in time to Ancient Baghdad, where Jamillah meets Aladdin, a boy the same age as her, who always seems to be getting himself into trouble.

The second series sees the friendship between the three protagonists blossom, with more exciting adventures in store.  In the opening episode of the second series, the grieving Sultan decides to ban fun, and so Jamillah, with the help of her comrade Aladdin, tries to bring happiness and harmony back to Baghdad by the seemingly simple act of making the Sultan smile. But as the pair find, this is not an easy challenge...

The series is produced by Emma Stuart, the directors are Catharine Cooke and Jaco Smit, and the Head Writer is Kathy Waugh. The series was filmed on location in South Africa and consists of 26 x 15 minute episodes, which will be shown on CBeebies from August 2016.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Meet the young Jane Tennison

RADA graduate Stefanie Martini has been cast as young Jane Tennison, the role made famous by Helen Mirren in the acclaimed Lynda La Plante crime drama Prime Suspect.

The much-anticipated prequel - Tennison, has begun filming on location in London.

Stefanie (represented by Troika), graduated from RADA last year, and has previously featured in TV dramas Thorne, Endeavour and Emerald City. The new series follows the young Jane Tennison at the beginning of her career, revealing why she became such a complex and formidable character in the Metropolitan Police.

Rosie Day (represented by Troika) will play Jane's sister Pam, whilst Nick Sidi and Geraldine Somerville are cast as Jane’s parents, Andrew and Joyce.

Sam Reid and Blake Harrison also star as Jane’s superiors DCI Len Bradfield and DS Spencer Gibbs.

The producer is Rhonda Smith and the series director is David Caffrey.

The 6 x 60 minute series is written by Lynda La Plante, based on her book Tennison. Prime Suspect ran for seven seasons from 1990 to 2006, and won two Emmys for Helen Mirren.




Open Casting in Derby


Casting call for BBC single drama

Casting for a small 12 - 14 year girl to play a young Barbara Windsor in a BBC single drama.

BABS - A 90 minute single drama for BBC1.
Production Company - BBC Studios in association with Red Planet.
Director - TBC
Producer - Jules Hussey
Casting Director - Jill Trevellick

Set in the 1990s, BABS will tell the heart-warming story of Barbara Windsor. BABS is written by Tony Jordan and will air next year on BBC1 as Barbara approaches her 80th birthday.

We are looking for a girl with a playing age of 12 - 14yrs. MUST BE SMALL - Max height 5ft, with blonde/light brown hair.

Fun loving, sweet, characterful cockney with a real sparkle in her eyes - a believable younger version of Barbara Windsor. Capable of honest, natural and emotional scenes as well as the ability to sing confidently and dance/move extremely well.

Genuine London/Cockney/Estuary accent or must have the ability to do the accent completely believably.

Must be able to provide a London base for filming.

NB - Filming in October for 4 weeks.

Previous professional acting experience not required.

Please email a short film (taken on a phone will do fine) introducing yourself - name, age and a little bit about yourself and sing the verse and chorus of any song. You can send as an attachment or email a link to the film.

Applications must be submitted by a parent or guardian electronically only to: THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN JULY 28th.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Stage School comes to E4



E4 is set to follow the lives of the students and teachers at the prestigious D&B Academy of Performing Arts in Kent.

Open auditions for the series were advertised on Screenterrier back in January. The 30-episode structured reality series called Stage School, will feature the ups and downs of 18 - 25 year olds trying to make it in the world of showbusiness, the bitching, back stabbing and romances, along with break-out singing and dance routines performed by the talented pupils.

Stage School will be full of high drama following the lives of the pupils as they attend West End auditions and put on shows to try and make their dreams of fame and fortune a reality. The series will see emotions reach boiling point as the pupils fight over career making opportunities, while trying to stay friends with the people they are in competition with.

Stage School is an E4 commission and will be made by Knickerbockerglory with executive producer Jonathan Stadlen and will air on E4 from September, date and time to be confirmed.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Meet the characters of new E4 comedy series Wasted



A brand new comedy series Wasted is coming to E4 which combines a gang of four twenty-something wasters, one West Country village and the ex-Lord of Winterfell!

Danny Kirrane (represented by Gordon & French) stars as  the lovable fantasy fanatic Morpheus,who manages a bong shop, (Stoned Henge). A 25-year-old virgin, he’s massively into fantasy – Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, computers. He’s in love with one of his best friends, Alison, and has been since the age of about 5, he’s a bit of a loser, but he’s also got an inner strength.

Rose Reynolds (represented by Conway van Gelder Grant) plays his neurotic sister Sarah. Of the four she seems to be the one that is most likely to leave her hometown. At the beginning we find her planning to go away to India and then Kent arrives back from uni and that puts a a spanner in the works as they have a bit of a past.

Danny's secret crush is their mate Alison played by Gwyneth Keyworth, the quirky girl who runs a tattoo business out the back of the shop. Alison loves her home village and has no aspirations to leave it. Gwyneth (represented by Curtis Brown), was on of Screenterrier's Faces to Watch back in 2010, before she went on to train at RADA.

Dylan Edwards (represented by Independent Talent) plays Danny's cocky best friend Kent, who sleeps on the sofa, rent free, after returning from Bristol where he spent a year, in his words being 'a world class DJ'!







Together the four have been living in each other’s pockets since school and aren’t moving anywhere fast. But Morpheus is a dreamer, and his dreams take the form of his hero Sean Bean, who appears in full Game of Thrones medieval garb, as Morpheus' personal spirit guide, to help him navigate the rough seas of wasting your twenties....







Wasted has been made for Channel 4 by Angel Eye Media, the Executive Producers are John O’Callaghan and Richard Osborne. It  is produced by Phil Bowker and directed by Tom Marshall (Chewing Gum, Drifters). The six episode series is written by the triple BAFTA Award winning writing team James Lamont and Jon Foster.

Of the series Channel 4 Comedy Commissioner Liz Lewin said, “We can’t wait to bring a bit of Westeros to Wiltshire with the Wasted gang’s adventures. Their exploits across the series are hilarious and ludicrous in equal measure – the perfect mix for an E4 audience”.

Wasted is coming to E4 in July, date and time to be confirmed.




Sunday, July 3, 2016

Meet the new young star of Absolutely Fabulous


15 year old newcomer Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness joins the cast of Absolutely Fabulous to star as Lola the teenage daughter of  Saffy (Julia Sawalha) in the new movie spin-off from the popular TV series.

This is Indeyarna's screen debut, after playing Young Nala in the West End musical a few years ago. She is now represented by United Agents,


In series five of the TV show, Saffy gave birth to a girl from her Ugandan lover in series five, with Eddie (Jennifer Saunders) declaring her mixed race granddaughter a fabulous fashion accessory, calling it “the Chanel of babies!” Called Jane by her mother, this was soon changed to Lola by Eddie.

The casting call back in June last year was looking for 'a mixed-race 13-year-old girl for a pivotal role in the film, someone who is self assured and cool and naturally finds her mother embarrassing but her Granny amuses her'.

Absolutely Fabulous was filmed on location in the UK and the south of France, and is now in cinemas in the UK and Ireland.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Apple Tree House

Two new child actors are set to star in Apple Tree House, a brand new 30-part drama series set around an inner-city estate bursting with life, coning to CBeebies.
 Aamir Tai will star as Mali, an ordinary boy who has just moved on to an extraordinary inner city estate, where he meets his new best friend Sam, played by Miranda Sarfo Peprah, the daughter of the estate’s caretaker. Together with their friend Bella, played by 7 year old Summer Jenkins, they solve daily problems and overcome childhood dilemmas - all within the safety net of their loving families and the inspirational Apple Tree community that surrounds them.

As well as the two main children the audience will be introduced to a wealth of diverse and supportive characters, including Mali’s grandma Zainab (Shaheen Khan) and Sam’s father Kobi (William Vanderpuye), plus a host of other family members, friends and neighbours, all with very different backgrounds who help Mali and Sam on their adventures around the estate.

Greg Boardman, producer, said: “Whether it is in Mali’s family flat, in Kobi’s caretaker shed or out and about in the Apple Tree neighbourhood, each new day brings an opportunity to have fun and discover something new as the children engage with friends and fellow residents. There is always something to be learned - Mali and Sam’s wonderful everyday world provides the perfect backdrop.”

Kay Benbow, Controller of CBeebies, said of the new series: “Apple Tree House embodies all that CBeebies stands for - a sense of fun, curiosity and adventure, as well as sharing valuable life lessons in responsibility, kindness and being a good friend.”

Apple Tree House has been developed for television by award-winning Rastamouse producers Eugenio Perez and Gregory Boardman and has been created by William Vanderpuye (one of the key vocal talents behind the Rastamouse series), Maria Timotheou and Akindele Akinsiku. The series will also feature original songs and a soundtrack from Andrew Kingslow, the composer behind the Rastamouse music.

The 30 x 15 minute series goes in production in early July and will be filmed at Three Mills Studio and on location in East London. It will be broadcast on CBeebies next year.


The Reel Scene Graduate






Blog By Nadine Burton – The Reel Scene Graduate


Hi, my name is Nadine (Dee) Burton and I am a Reel Scene graduate. Can I ask you aspiring actors a question? Have you been struggling to succeed in the acting world? How many dead ends have you met in your struggle? Personally, I met a lot of dead ends until the day I learnt about the Reel Scene.


The Reel Scene

is a acting event that has trained and improved the skills of aspiring actors of who are now pursuing their dreams in the industry – from TV Shows to Feature Films, etc. Alex Fidelski and his team of professionals are the reasons why I am what I am today – they improved my skills and gave me the opportunity to excel. (see below “After the event what’s next”)


Initially, when I heard about Reel Scene, I was very sceptical because I have met a lot of companies claiming to offer what they could not; but on a second thought, I decided to give it a trial and went for the Reel Scene Event. Since then, my life and career changed for the better – Reel Scene is the reason for my progress in the competitive acting world. I have been involved in shows, films and I have obtained an agent and I have the tools and determination and knowledge to pursue my dreams!


Benefits of Signing Up For the Reel Scene Week-Long Event

  • Their programme is perfect for anybody. You’ll study various scripts and scenes and you’ll be able to work on your area of development.
  • You will meet and work with a professional known Director, Established Actors and Actresses of the stage and screen, who will give you coaching, guidance and that important piece of advice.
  • Acquire the knowledge and exposure needed to succeed in the industry. 
  • You’ll have the opportunity to showcase your talent before leading industry professionals, directors, agents, and performers.
  • You will be able to network with various professionals in the industry, ranging from established actresses and actors from film, TV, theatre, Writers and Directors, Casting Agents and Directors.
  • What you learn through their intensive week, many actors and actresses would not be opportune to learn for a year or more.
  • You’ll get studio time with a professional Director. 
  • You will meet and bond with actors and actresses from different backgrounds – some with previous experience, other with limited experience. Reel Scene is not just an event, it is a family; you learn from everybody.
  • By the end of the week, you will have the important tools necessary to launch your career – headshots, showreel and industry knowledge and if signed an agent!
  • Turn your talent into a career.

After the Event – What Next?


One of the best parts of Reel Scene Week is that you will continuously get support from Alex and his team, (trust me I call him frequently). The Reel Scene is creating a safe haven for actors, they truly care and they will do what they can outside the event to help get you into the industry, for example, I have since been in two pilot shows for ITV and sky!! You get invited back for networking events and you’ll be part of a social media group to help you keep in touch with everyone. Also, through the Reel Scene monthly workshops, get further training and support, advice and guidance as you continue to grow in your career.

There are three major steps to your success, which are:

1. Meet Reel Scene
2. Perfect your craft
3. Work with a professional actors, directors and agents.

If you really want to be an actor or an actress, Reel Scene Event is the best thing that will happen to you, and you would come back to thank me later for this information – I am a living testimony.


The Upcoming Event


In the month of August 2016, Reel Scene will be holding the same event that changed my life for the better. Don’t miss this event; this is your opportunity to succeed!


Click here to call or email Reel Scene for more information


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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Acting Workshop with Dominique Moore

The Dominique Moore acting workshops are for young people aged 5-18 who are passionate about acting and would like to learn more.

These one day workshops are led by Dominique who has more than 20 years stage and screen experience, gaining her first professional acting job at the age of 9. Dominique will be sharing her expert knowledge to help develop attendees performance skills and give them an insight into the acting industry.

A leading West End child star will be appearing at the workshop to talk about his experiences of being a child performer, the audition process and how to conquer those first night nerves. He is currently treading the boards, as the lead in a well known musical in the West End!

At the end of each workshop, Dominique will hold a Q&A session with each group of young performers and their parents. Every participant will receive 1-1 feedback, a certificate of achievement, a signed photo to take home and will have the opportunity to take a picture with Dominique.

These workshops will also give Dominique the opportunity to spot potential members for a special project launching this Autumn.

When: Sunday 10th July 2016

Time:
5-7 years 10:30am-12:30pm
8-11 years 1pm-3pm
12-18 years 3:30pm-5:30pm

Venue: Artsdepot - 5 Nether Street, London, N12 0GA

Fee: £30 plus booking fee

Duration: 2 hours (1.5 hour workshop, Q&A with parents, one to one feedback for each participant, certificate and photo session)

Suitable for performers of all levels

For bursaries please request information and form.
workshops@dominiquemoore.co.uk

Parts of the day will be filmed

Note:
All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

About Dominique Moore

Dominique Moore is a professional actor and writer.
She caught the acting bug early and started her career aged 9.

After appearing on the West End stage in Oliver at The London Palladium she was featured in the BBC fly on the wall documentary series Paddington Green, where she was followed on her journey to winning the Stage Newspaper Full Scholarship to train at Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Dominique has gone on to become a regular on our TV screens. Her list of credits includes:
CBBC’s Hotel Trubble (where she is also credited as a writer) , Holby City, The Dog Ate My Homework and appearing regularly in BAFTA winning Horrible Histories, as various notable historic figures, including Rosa Parks and Mary Seacole.:

"A flawless turn from Dominique Moore...the team's best song ever." The Radio Times

"The stand-out highlight is Dominique Moore as civil rights icon Rosa Parks, singing a frankly brilliant Motown-style number called I Sat On The Bus" The Guardian

"I Sat On The Bus, a song sung by Dominique Moore... it's one of the TV moments... on any channel." The Radio Times

Dominique opened the west end production of The Lion King as the original Young Nala at the Lyceum Theatre and has appeared in 5 West End musicals.

She moved into the world of film with a role alongside Sir Ben Kingsley and Stellan Skarsgard in the remake of Noah Gordon’s medieval drama The Physician.

Dominique has recently finished working on a new cartoon for Disney, playing the lead in US TV Drama 'Obsession', she has just shot a role on the upcoming series of RED DWARF and can currently be seen in 'Gory Games'.

To Book Your Place visit Dominique Moore Workshops



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Friday, June 24, 2016

The Bookshop casting call

The Bookshop is a feature film adapted from the Penelope Fitzgerald novel of the same name, set in a sleepy Suffolk town, and to be directed by award-winning Isabel Coixet.

Production details
Production dates: 8th August 2016 x 6 weeks.
Production location: Belfast and Barcelona, United Kingdom
Director: Isabel Coixet
Producer: Chris Curling
Pay category: Equity Minimum
Company: Zephyr Films


Casting Breakdown:
Wally is 11 years old. A thuggish-looking red head. Sea Scout.
Standard English accent.

He will be needed for filming for 9 days between on or about 12th August and 15th September 2016, in Northern Ireland and Barcelona.

All applications, including a recent photo along with name and age, should be sent to: THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED, with the subject “THE BOOKSHOP - WALLY”

Casting call for the 3 young lead roles in A Wrinkle in Time

Aisha Coley Casting is looking for the 3 young lead roles in the feature film, “A WRINKLE IN TIME” by The Disney Company, being directed by Ava DuVernay (“Selma”).

We are actively searching for these roles in the UK. Acting experience preferred but not mandatory

Any applicants should email a recent photo and contact details to:
THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

We are seeking the following:

MEG – 13 - 16 yrs old to play 14, Female, mixed-race (Black/Caucasian or Black)

Despite being pretty, Meg is troubled, belligerent, yet pretty and intelligent. She possesses an inner beauty that is clouded by the traumatic effect of the disappearance of her beloved scientist father when she was 9. Now rebellious, she hates herself, believing that no one could love her with the exception of her mother and 5 year old brother. At 14, Meg only wants one thing in the world--to find her father. Despite her flaws, we like Meg and we are rooting for her as she, her brother and new friend Calvin take off on an intergalactic journey where Meg discovers her inner warrior and the powerful strength of pure love...LEAD

CHARLES WALLACE - 5-7 yrs old to play 5. Male, mixed-race (Black /Caucasian or Black) He is EXTREMELY intelligent and articulate, much older than his years, like a well-read college professor trapped in the body of a 5 year old. Despite his youth, he is a strong, brave soul, delightful, sweet, innocent and loving. Someone we fall in love with. Like Meg, he undergoes a life-changing transformation during their intergalactic journey…LEAD

CALVIN - 15 - 17 yrs old to play 16, Male, Ethnic minority (i.e., Bi-racial, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Eastern Indian, Native American, NOT CAUCASIAN).
HANDSOME, fit, genuinely sweet and caring, an empath, a decent young man who effortlessly does the right thing, Calvin is a student at Meg's school who's smitten with the prickly Meg, seeing in her a strength and vulnerability she doesn't know she has. From a troubled family himself, with a difficult, verbally abusive father, Calvin likes Meg's home, which is warm and cozy with her mother and little brother, Charles Wallace. Calvin winds up going on Meg and Charles Wallace's inter-planetary journey to find their father, along with the three astral ladies, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which. Calvin proves to be a strong, reliable, and loving addition to their adventure...LEAD

Please put the name “ScreenTerrier” in the subject line.

The film will begin shooting in the early fall.
  
Thank you! 
Aisha Coley Casting


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Casting Call for a Young Sherlock



Casting breakdown - SHERLOCK Series IV Episode 3

We are looking for a boy to play YOUNG SHERLOCK (Benedict Cumberbatch) in SHERLOCK Series IV Episode 3. This is a non-speaking role featured in a couple of flashback scenes.

Actor must be between 3’6” and 3’9”, to play 6 years old, with blue eyes and preferably black or brown curly hair. We will consider submissions from other child actors with other hair colour if they fit all other requirements.

Filming dates are from 27th June for 5 weeks, filming in Cardiff. Producer is Sue Vertue for Hartswood Films for BBC1 and Director is Benjamin Caron.

Meetings will be this Thursday 23rd June in London. Please send photo and CV asap to THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED with YOUNG SHERLOCK CASTING in the subject bar.


Casting for two leading roles in short film



COUNTY LINES (Short Film)
Director: Henry Blake
Producer: Victoria Bavista / TwoBirds Entertainment
Dates: 20th October - 23rd October
Location: London
Budget: 30k (All roles are PAID) 

The Film:
‘County Lines’ is a national issue involving the use of mobile phone ‘lines’ by groups to extend their drug dealing business into new locations outside of their home areas. 

The writer and director Henry Blake has spent 5 years working in prisons and with young offenders and through first hand interviews he has written a harrowing, powerful and thought provoking film that will raise awareness to the public as it illustrates the exploitation of very vulnerable people. 

This short film has been financed to become a feature film in 2017 and hope that the roles we cast will come onboard to the feature film the following year. 

We are casting for:

TYLER - Lead role
13 Years (will consider slightly older&younger)
Mixed Race
London accent

A tough young drug dealer, street smart, dangerous. Has come from a very troubled background. 

SADIQ - Lead role
18 Years (will consider slightly older&younger)
Asian
London accent

Leader of the group. Strong, remorseless, dangerous. Has come from a very troubled background. 



If you would like to be considered for one of the roles please email a recent photograph to countylinescasting@gmail.com
I will do my best to get back to everyone.

Experience is not necessary, we are looking for someone who can identify with the project and the character. 

The content of the short film is fierce and contains violent scenes so please consider this with friends and family before submitting. 

If successful i will be in touch to provide you with further information. 

Thank you
Ollie Gilbert


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Swallows & Amazons trailer

Filmed on location last summer in the Lake District, Yorkshire and Scotland, Swallows & Amazons will be in cinemas from August 19th.

The team at Shaheen Baig Casting discovered six young newcomers to take on the roles of the Walker and Blackett children in the Lake District set adventure. Dane Hughes plays John Walker, Orla Hill plays Susan Walker, Bobby McColloch as Roger Walker, with Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen  as the the youngest, Tatty Walker. The two Blackett sisters are played by Seren Hawkes as Nancy, and Hannah Jayne Thorp as Peggy.

The film also stars Rafe Spall as Captain Flint, Gwendoline Christie and Kelly Macdonald as Mrs Blackett and Mrs Walker respectively, with Jessica Hynes and Harry Enfield as local farmers Mr and Mrs Jackson. Andrew Scott stars as a secret agent Lazlo.

Check out the brand new trailer below!




Monday, June 6, 2016

Stagebox Children's Open Audition Call



***CHILDREN’S OPEN AUDITION CALL, ON STAGE AT THE SAVOY THEATRE WITH DOUBLE OLIVIER AWARD WINNING WEST END & BROADWAY CHOREOGRAPHER STEPHEN MEAR AND LEADING MUSICAL DIRECTOR NIGEL LILLEY, LONDON, 3rd JULY 2016***

A children’s open audition call will be held on stage at The Savoy Theatre on 3rd July 2016 to find 25 of the UK’s most talented musical theatre performers! The audition workshop day will be led by the Stagebox Resident Team alongside double Olivier award winning West End & Broadway Choreographer STEPHEN MEAR (Gypsy, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and leading West End Musical Director NIGEL LILLEY (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bend It Like Beckham, Spring Awakening). Stagebox Artistic Director SAMMY MURRAY is also a leading television and film choreographer and is currently working with Jenna Coleman on new primetime ITV Drama "Victoria". Sammy is also known for her choreography on BBC’s “That Day We Sang” (starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton), “Ballet Shoes” (starring Emma Watson) Dickensian (BBC), Endeavour (ITV) and Mr. Selfridge (ITV).

For children aged 7-18 years old this is a fantastic opportunity to audition and work with some of the biggest creatives in showbusiness and a once in a lifetime opportunity for all aspiring performers to take a workshop on stage at the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End!

Following huge success in Leeds and Manchester, Stagebox is launching in London. The successful 25 auditionees will form a new London Elite Team to train during the school holidays with the industry’s finest professionals in London, Mayfair commencing October 2016.

Stagebox is an innovative training and showcasing concept. It is designed to showcase young performers talent with professionally filmed video workshops and training led exclusively by the country’s leading industry professionals.

Register for limited workshop places at: www.stageboxmusicaltheatre.co.uk



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