CASTING FOR FILM, TV & THEATRE

  • YADA often gets casting notices from major television and film companies as well as theatrical tours and local theatre companies.  We will post these notices with all of the information below.
  • Students who are interested in being part of our casting files may submit the following information to YADA:
    • Digital Headshot
    • Age, including actual birthday
    • Willing to miss school for auditions?
    • Any union affiliations?
    • Willing to work for free (on only extremely vetted projects)
    • Resume
    • Height, hair color, eye color, weight
  • Important links for MINOR WORK PERMITS/COOGAN ACCTS

CASTING SEARCH FOR: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (One production in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre and one production in San Francisco at the Golden Gate Theatre.)

Posted: 9/9/21

ACC West Coast Tiny Tim Flyer

CASTING SEARCH FOR: NEW TV SERIES

Posted: 9/2/21

SAG/AFTRA job that will film in Houston sometime between mid October- December 19th. The actor would be needed for a week at most.

Casting Call TV Series

CASTING SEARCH FOR: MJ THE MUSICAL on Broadway

Posted: 8/26/21

Broadway bound musical MJ is casting search for the role of YOUNG MICHAEL JACKSON.
Rehearsals begin in NYC in October 2021 and the show is scheduled to premiere in December.
This is a paid position.
Currently looking performers to play:
YOUNG MICHAEL JACKSON - Age 10, black, great singer/dancer/actor to portray Michael at age 10

https://mjthemusical.com/

MJ the musical auditions

CASTING SEARCH FOR: New straight-to-series show (SHELL) for a Major Streaming service

Posted: 8/26/21

Casting Notice

CASTING SEARCH FOR FUTURE DISNEY PROJECTS:

Posted: 7/20/21

Disney Branded Television seeking young actors with disabilities to be considered for new projects.
Seeking Actors With Disabilities:
[BOY] 8-17 years old, any ethnicity, strong acting and comedy skills a plus
[GIRL] 8-17 years old, any ethnicity, strong acting and comedy skills a plus
*Auditioning for this project is not a promise or guarantee of employment.
*NO ONE is to be charged to audition for this project.
If you are interested in submitting your audition, please visit the link below for more information:
It is free to submit through this page.
THIS IS NOT AN OFFER FOR NOR GUARANTEE OF EMPLOYMENT

CASTING SEARCH FOR SHORT FILM:

WATCH OVER ME

Posted: 7/12/21

Casting actor for the role of “Miguel".

  • Actor could pass for 12/13 years old and would be of Latin descent.
  • “Miguel” is First Generation American whereas his mother is a refugee from Mexico/Central America.
  • If the actor speaks Spanish that would be great but he doesn’t need to.
  • This is a genre film that includes some elements of horror, but the core of the film is the immigrant experience.
  • Casting both union and non-union actors. 
  • The rate is $208/day and the actor will be needed 2 days.
  • COVID-19 Precautions: will have hand wash stations and require everyone to wear masks, other than actors when they are on camera. At this point in time, everyone onboard the project has been vaccinated.

CASTING SEARCH FOR NICKELODEON

TV SHOW: TOONED IN

Posted: 7/9/21

NOW CASTING SEASON 2!
DO YOUR KIDS LOVE WATCHING CARTOONS?
DO YOUR KIDS ENJOY PLAYING TRIVIA GAMES?
IS YOUR CHILD THE MOST COMPETITIVE KID ON THE
PLAYGROUND?
DO THEY LOVE WINNING PRIZES?

Nickelodeon is looking for the most outgoing, fun, competitive
kids in Los Angeles to participate in silly cartoon trivia and
sometimes messy physical challenges!
Participating kids will compete against each other for a chance to
win thousands of dollars worth of prizes!

We are now auditioning kids ages 10-13 living in the Los Angeles area!

To be considered, you may fill out an application for your child here:

https://toonedin.castingcrane.com/

**LEGAL PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FOR THE CHILD**

Tooned In Flyer JPG

CASTING SEARCH NBA'S LA CLIPPERS

LA CLIPPERS

Posted: 07/02/21

THE NBA'S LA CLIPPERS ARE LOOKING FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S MOST TALENTED AND ENTHUSIASTIC BOYS AND GIRLS TO DANCE AT THE STAPLES CENTER THIS SEASON!

That's right! The Kid Clippers Dance Team is hosting an open call audition for the 2021-2022 NBA season on SATURDAY, JULY 17TH in Los Angeles, CA!

Please pass along this information to any dancer ages 6-12 who is interested in auditioning to be a member of this season's Kid Clippers Dance Team.

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CASTING SEARCH NBC LIVE

ANNIE

Posted: 6/16/21

Project Overview:

Title: Annie

ONLINE CASTING SEARCH FOR ANNIE

Airing on NBC this Holiday Season!
Directed by Lear deBessonet
Produced by Bob Greenblatt and Neil Meron
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Script by Thomas Meehan
Rehearsals: October/November 2021 in New York
Live Broadcast: December 2, 2021 from New York

SEEKING:
ANNIE: To play female, 11 years old. Any ethnicity. Optimistic, spunky, honest, forthright and wise
beyond her years. She has a heart of gold, despite her share of mischievous situations. Every girl
can relate to her in some way. Must have an excellent voice with a strong high belt, great comedic
timing and excellent dance skills.

For more information visit: https://castittalent.com/Annie_Live

We are committed to progressive, equitable casting. Please submit qualified performers without regard to race,
gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, religion, national and ethnic origin or any other basis
prohibited by law.

Annie Live Auditions

CASTING SEARCH FOR SHORT FILM

MATERNITY

Posted: 5/28/21

Project Overview:

Title: Maternity  

SAG Approved

Format: Short Film

Logline:  When a second-time mother gets an unexpected complication post-partum, she must fight to save her life in the fractured American healthcare system.

Shooting Dates:

Shooting over two weekends within the following date range:

Friday, June 11; Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13

Friday, June 18; Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20

Friday, June 25; Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27

Location: Los Angeles, CA

See below for casting details.

Maternity Casting Call

CASTING SEARCH FOR NETFLIX MOVIE WITH JENNIFER LOPEZ!

THE MOTHER

Posted: 5/5/21

Nancy Nayor Casting, based in Los Angeles, is excited to announce that we’re currently conducting an international search for the leading role of “ZOE” (an actress aged 11-15 in the NETFLIX feature film, THE MOTHER), Directed by NIKI CARO (MULAN, THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE, WHALE RIDER) and starring Jennifer Lopez.

The film will begin shooting September 2021, with the location to be announced soon.

LOGLINE: After ten years hidden in the Alaskan wilderness, a deadly female assassin, THE MOTHER, must come out of hiding to protect the young daughter she had to give up at birth.

LOOKING FOR:

[ZOE] (11-15 to play 13) Zoe is a 13-year-old girl, the cherished adopted child of a loving couple. Zoe’s life has been ordinary in the very best way. A stable home, school, gymnastics - she's a regular kid on the cusp of teenage hood, which means she can seem like a little kid one moment, and a young woman the next. She can be smart and instinctive, then childish and emotional. She’s a regular thirteen-year-old girl. This regular life ends when her identity is discovered, and she is violently kidnapped in an attempt to draw out her real mother. Separated from her adopted parents, Zoe is thrown into a relationship with her birth mother who is ill-equipped emotionally, but who has a primal need to love and protect her. And teach her how to survive... NOTE: ACTRESS MUST BE ABLE TO PORTRAY PARTIAL LATINX HERITAGE.

The flyer below has all the information, open to both newcomers and seasoned actresses. Casting is moving very quickly and hope to receive auditions as soon as possible! The casting directors are asking all young actresses (including those with prior acting experience or with no experience at all) who fit the description below to send a self-taped audition to us.

Everything parents and actresses need to know about making a self-tape and submitting it to us is included in the attached document and on our website! If anyone has any additional questions, please email us at: MotherCasting@nancynayorcasting.com.

For materials and instructions on how to audition, please click the link: http://www.nancynayorcasting.com/mother-casting/

Netflix Casting Call The Mother

CASTING SEARCH FOR NETFLIX SHOW

THE FLOOR IS LAVA

STUDIO: Netflix 

POSTED 04/22/21

Currently looking for fun, outgoing, and daring groups of 3 for season 2 of Floor Is Lava.

Emmy Award-nominated production company, A. Smith & Co., is now casting this bingeable treat from Netflix.
Contestants will be selected to appear on the show to participate in a thrilling obstacle course with booby-traps planted at every turn! We're looking for teams of 3 from all walks of life (family members, best friends, colleagues, teammates, etc.) who are ready for a once in a lifetime opportunity to show off their competitive edge!
Please see the flyer below for more info and a link to our application. If you or anyone you know is interested in trying out, go ahead and apply today for the chance to win a huge cash prize!
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CASTING SEARCH FOR DISNEY PROJECT

STUDIO: Walt Disney Studios 

POSTED 04/19/21

CASTING DIRECTOR: Sarah Finn Casting (“Avengers: Endgame”, “The Mandalorian”, “Guardians of the Galaxy”) is looking for an actor to play a role in an upcoming Walt Disney Studios project. Information on how to submit is below!

SEEKING THE ROLE OF: ANDRE - Male, 7-10 years old, Afro-Haitian. Athletic, intelligent, curious, and mature for his age. A good kid who never backs down and looks strangers in the eye. Speaks English with a Haitian accent.

Please note that the dialogue in the audition scene will need to be performed in an authentic-sounding Haitian accent.

The project is looking to shoot in the Summer of 2021.

To submit, please record a short video (60-90 seconds) of your child saying their name, age, and a few sentences about their favorite activity and send to: AndreUSASubmissions@sarahfinnco.com

We are committed to diverse, inclusive and authentic casting. We highly encourage performers who are Haitian or
of Haitian descent to apply. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race,
age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless
otherwise specifically indicated.

 

Walt Disney casting notice

SEEKING ACTOR FOR NETFLIX FILM:

THE WITCH BOY

STUDIO: Seeking a performer to voice the *LEAD ROLE* in the Netflix animated film based on the graphic novel THE WITCH BOY:

POSTED 04/12/21

SEEKING THE ROLE OF: ASTER: Character is 17, 1/2 Black 1/2 Asian, male/non-binary/gender nonconforming.
Aster was born into a secret magical community where traditionally boys become shapeshifters when they come of age and girls become witches. Reserved but with great emotional depth, Aster hides the desire to be a witch and not a shape shifter when the time comes to receive powers. But when a mysterious danger threatens the community, Aster sets out on a mission to
save it and discovers the power to live authentically with no apologies. LEAD ROLE. MUST HAVE SINGING ABILITY. LGBTQ+ ACTORS ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: To submit, please email thewitchboycasting@gmail.com by TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021 with the following information:

1. Name, current location, phone number & email address
(if under 18, please include DOB and have parents submit)
2. A couple of sentences about yourself (your hobbies, interests, community, talents, etc.)
3. A resume if you have one

We are committed to inclusive, diverse casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without
regard to age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity,
or any other basis protected by law unless otherwise specifically indicated.
By submitting your materials, you acknowledge that Netflix will manage your personal information in accordance with its
privacy notice (https://help.netflix.com/legal/talentinterestprivacy) and that your personal information may be stored in
the United States or other countries that may have data protection laws different than those of your home country.
Please Note: We will never charge for audition opportunities, nor do we condone those who do.
If you are being asked for a fee for this information, please e-mail us directly

Netflix Casting Call The Witch Boy

SEEKING ACTOR FOR DISNEY FILM:

BETTER NATE THAN EVER

STUDIO: Feature-Length High-Budget Subscription Video on Demand Program to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

POSTED 03/19/21

DIRECTOR: Tim Federle

CASTING DIRECTOR: The Telsey Office

SEEKING THE ROLE OF: NATE FOSTER Actor to play 13, Male, Nobody’s hero but ours.
An 8th grade theater kid from Pennsylvania. Think: Nathan Lane
with a curfew. Utterly innocent, accidentally hilarious, Nate has
every lyric to “Waitress” memorized but keeps forgetting to do his
homework. Scared of his own shadow but fearless enough to run
away to New York for a Broadway audition. Everything is
changing for Nate except his voice. Theater-pop unchanged
tenor voice.

PROJECT SYNOPSIS: 13 year old NATE FOSTER is an unpopular Midwestern kid who entertains vivid fantasies of becoming a big Broadway musical star.  In the meantime, however, Nate can't even get a decent role in his middle school's drama productions, getting cast as a tree in the chorus instead of the lead role he craves.  However, when he and his best friend LIBBY mastermind a daring trip to New York City, without their parents' knowledge, to audition for "Lilo and Stitch: The Musical," Nate may be on the verge of fulfilling his lifelong dream.  But first, he has to overcome a series of comical obstacles that threaten his Broadway adventure with disaster at every farcical turn....

LOCATION: NYC

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 29TH

For information on how to audition, visit:
https://CastitTalent.com/BETTER_NATE_THAN_EVER

Better Nate Than Ever

SEEKING ACTOR FOR FEATURE FILM:

HOME TEAM

Happy Madison Productions on Netflix

POSTED 03/09/21

From: Sally Stiner & Barbie Block Casting

Sally Stiner & Barbie Block Casting is currently holding an open casting call for 9-13 year olds who play football for the Netflix feature film HOME TEAM. They are particularly focused on the role of CONNOR PAYTON, who is based on a real person so needs to be Caucasian and have some athletic skills (ideally football).
Here is a brief synopsis of the film: The true story of New Orleans Saints football coach Sean Payton & his return home to Texas during a one year NFL suspension. As an attempt to rebuild his strained relationship with his 12-year-old son Connor, Sean helps to coach his son's Peewee football team.
If you are interested in submitting an audition tape, please choose ONE ROLE that is the best fit for you and follow the instructions on the flyer.
The current deadline for submissions is 3/12/21. 
The film is scheduled to shoot in May 2021 in New Orleans, however, they are looking at kids throughout the US and Canada. PLEASE NOTE whether the actor has a Visa when submitting!
HOME TEAM Open Call Flyer 3.12.21 DEADLINE

SEEKING ACTOR FOR A NEW TELEVISION SERIES:

THE WONDER YEARS

20TH TELEVISION and LEE DANIELS ENTERTAINMENT are producing a new television series in development at ABC.

POSTED 12/08/20

From: Leah Daniels-Butler, CSA | LDB Casting LLC.

THE ROLE: [DEAN WILLIAMS] 10 – 13 years old, Black, Male. Smart, inquisitive, perceptive, hopeful and sweet, Dean is coming of age in a turbulent time. It's 1968 in Montgomery, Alabama - and Dean is trying to figure out his place in the world. Though a little insecure, a tad awkward and a bit self-conscious, he is determined to make his mark and won’t stop until he gets the girl, makes the team and gets the “A” Storyline: Coming of age in 1968 in Montgomery, Alabama against a backdrop of divisiveness, fear, anger and inequality, twelve year old DEAN WILLIAMS is determined to find his footing and purpose during a turbulent time in history. ADULT DEAN narrates the story of young Dean's remarkable "Wonder Years.".... Producers are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Submissions for non-descript roles will be accepted for all performers, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity or any other basis prohibited by law, subject to legitimate casting objectives.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT US AT Info@billyhopkinscasting.com

SEND A PICTURE AND AGE/INFO OR A RESUME: Info@billyhopkinscasting.com

The Wonder Years Casting