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 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!
FLOOR IS LAVA S2 Casting (1)

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