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)
- Height, hair color, eye color, weight
- Important links for MINOR WORK PERMITS/COOGAN ACCTS
The Ahmanson/Center Theatre Group-
A Christmas Story
A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL! (CHILDREN'S ROLES)
Center Theatre Group
Venue: Ahmanson Theatre
AEA LORT A
- We are casting A CHRISTMAS STORY at the Ahmanson/Center Theatre Group and looking for the children's roles.
- We are happy to accept self-tapes at this time. All the details are HERE.
- We are casting Equity and Non-Equity kids, specifically looking for Strong Tappers.
- Please mention YADA when self-taping.
Executive Producer: Daniel Sher
Artistic Director: Snehal Desai
Producing Director: Douglas C. Baker
Director: Matt Lenz
Musical Director: Andrew Smithson
Music and Lyrics: Benji Pasek and Justin Paul
Book: Joseph Robinette
Choreographer: Warren Carlyle
Associate Choreographer: Brooke Martino
Casting Director: Alison Franck
Casting Associate: Tal Fox
Audition Date(s): July 26, 27, 28, 2023 via Eco Cast ASAP
Callback Date(s): July 26 - 29, 2023
Rehearsal Date(s): November 7, 2023
Preview Date(s): December 5, 2023
Opening Date(s): December 8, 2023
Closing Date(s): December 31, 2023
Rate of Pay: Ahmanson LORT A minimum scale - $1769/week
Location: Los Angeles, CA
DEADLINE: JULY 27, 2023
MUST BE LOCAL TO LOS ANGELES. EVERYONE WHO SUBMITS MUST BE A RESIDENT OF LOS ANGELES.
NOTE. AS MOST CHILDREN ARE NOT EQUITY, WE WILL GLADLY CONSIDER CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT YET IN THE UNION.
IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE SUBMIT ACTOR'S ONLINE DEMO CLIPS ALONG WITH EACH ACTOR SUBMISSION.
This is a Breakdown for the children's roles, the adult roles will be in a separate Breakdown (immediately following this one).
Storyline: This classic holiday tale centers on a mischievous, bespectacled boy, Ralphie, who dreams of getting a BB-gun for Christmas. In the weeks before the big holiday, Ralphie, his friends and his family get into all kinds of situations— including run-ins with a bully with “yellow eyes,” a tongue stuck to a flag pole, a bar of soap in the mouth, a garish leg lamp, a major award and a Chinese Christmas dinner. Based on the humorist Jean Shepherd’s novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash,” this is a tribute to the Original, Traditional, One-Hundred-Percent, Red-Blooded, Two-Fisted, All-American Christmas.
ABC's comedy game - GENERATION GAP!
We’re looking for Grandparents (approximately 65+) and Grandchildren (between the ages of 8 to 15) to compete together in light-hearted games and trivia about generations while the rest of the family cheers them on. (Participants could also be Great Aunt/Uncle and Great Niece/Nephew or even Friends of the Family). The team that collects the most cash wins!
Here is a link to watch an episode from last season: Generation Gap Episode Example
Filming will take place in Los Angeles for about a day between April 15th- 30th.
To apply, visit the link here: https://generationgap.castingcrane.com/.(A parent/legal guardian must apply on behalf of the child and an adult must input their ADULT birthday in order to access the application.) **When filling out the application, a question will ask "How did you hear about casting" --- please notate "someone from casting reached out to me", and write in "ANN MARIE."
DISNEY+ FEATURE FILM: ALEXANDER
Feature-Length High-Budget Subscription Video on Demand Program to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures intended for initial release on Disney+
Director: Marvin Lemus
Writer: Matt Lopez
Producers: Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Lisa Henson
Casting Directors: Chelsea Ellis Bloch, Marisol Roncali
Start Date: February 2023
Location: New Mexico
Attached: Eva Longoria (VAL), George Lopez (GIL)
Documentary led by Ron Howard's Emmy Award-winning Imagine Documentaries.
CASTING KIDS/TEENS WHO LOVE THEIR PETS — LA
Casting kids and teens ages 3–17, located in the Los Angeles area who LOVE their pets, to be interviewed in a documentary feature about people's love for their animals.
We are open to kids/teens of all backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities, and gender expressions —we are very open to kids/teens who are bilingual (inclusive of American Sign Language).
No union affiliation. No on-camera experience necessary!
SHOOT DATE: Mid- to late-October in Los Angeles
**The shoot will take 1–4 hours, likely on a weekend. Exact day TBD.**
COVID: All production crew will be fully vaccinated and will have tested negative within 72 hours of the shoot day. Booked participants will be offered an optional Covid test at call time.
***Chosen participants will be given a $250 licensing fee as we will be asking for videos of your pet to go along with the interview of the kid/teen.***
IF INTERESTED, PARENTS/GUARDIANS PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org WITH THE FOLLOWING:
1. Child/teen’s name, age, name of pet and type of animal/breed, general location
2. Parent/guardian’s name, phone number, email
3. Two–five recent photos of child/teen and their pet, including at least one photo of the child/teen together with their pet
4. We may request some of the participants bring their pet with them to the shoot (although this is NOT a requirement) — does your pet travel easily and are they calm in new environments?
NEW MUSICAL READING
LOOKING FOR : Jackson, 9-12, all ethnicities Male Identifying. Jackson is confident, has a swagger, athletic and scrappy. This entire show is Jackson’s school show. Tenor.
IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT, TYLER PRICE! is written by Ben Decter and Kristin Hanggi. This story follows Jackson, a young boy faced with expulsion from school and his championship-winning basketball team. After beating up classmate Tyler Price, he is ordered by his principal to tell his side of the story to the entire school and the parent-teacher association. With the help of Mrs. Fris and Mr. Torres, his favorite teachers, and a stolen score of music his composer Dad Daniel wrote, Jackson puts on a musical. In this irreverent telling of his family story, we learn about his sister’s catastrophic struggle with epilepsy and the collateral damage this illness has inflicted upon their lives. Through Jackson’s bravery to gain understanding from his peers, we also begin to see healing within his own family. The music is by Emmy Award winning composer Ben Decter and will be Directed by Tony nominated director Kristin Hanggi.
First rehearsal Oct. 3rd. Reading will be on Oct. 10th. $300 stipend ONLY.
Please email email@example.com to receive the audition music and sides for the role of Jackson.
CASTING SEARCH FOR NETFLIX MINISERIES:
Please note, if the actor has already auditioned for this role, there is no need to tape again.
CASTING SEARCH Music Club Kids:
Music Club Kids is a scripted, live-action, musical comedy series created, written and executive produced by a Grammy-nominated, award-winning, Multi-Platinum veteran hit songwriter/producer (Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, 70+ million album sales). Fun adaptations of smash hit songs known in every corner of the world narrate each episode’s adventures in stories that inspire kids aged 4-12.
CASTING SEARCH PLAY-DOH-SQUISHED:
NOW CASTING – NATIONWIDE – PLAY-DOH SQUISHED
This is a Play-Doh competition series! Are you creative and a great sculptor? Want to put your skills to the test? If you can build, sculpt, and create fantasy worlds out of Play-Doh, we want to meet you!
We're casting teams of 4, two adults and two children on each team. Not just looking for parent/child duo's, we're open to all types of connections. Examples below..
Adult Sibling/Child Sibling
God Parent/God Child
Please follow the link below to apply:
CASTING SEARCH FOR DISNEY STUDIOS FEATURE FILM:
CASTING SEARCH FOR AFI Conservatory Cycle Film:
Next to Benevolence
For more information, please contact the Casting Director, Karen Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASTING SEARCH FOR BROADWAY'S:
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Casting
CASTING SEARCH FOR: THE TAP DANCE KID at City Center Encores
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.)
CASTING SEARCH FOR: NEW TV SERIES
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 SEARCH FOR: MJ THE MUSICAL on Broadway
CASTING SEARCH FOR: New straight-to-series show (SHELL) for a Major Streaming service
CASTING SEARCH FOR FUTURE DISNEY PROJECTS:
[GIRL] 8-17 years old, any ethnicity, strong acting and comedy skills a plus
CASTING SEARCH FOR SHORT FILM:
WATCH OVER ME
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
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
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:
**LEGAL PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FOR THE CHILD**
CASTING SEARCH NBA'S LA CLIPPERS
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!
- Location: Westwood Recreation Center
- Check-in begins: 8:00am
- Audition begins: 9:00am
- PRE-REGISTER HERE to RSVP and receive up to date information
- MORE INFORMATION HERE regarding audition policies
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.
CASTING SEARCH NBC LIVE
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
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.
CASTING SEARCH FOR SHORT FILM
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 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.
CASTING SEARCH FOR NETFLIX MOVIE WITH JENNIFER LOPEZ!
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.
[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/
CASTING SEARCH FOR NETFLIX SHOW
THE FLOOR IS LAVA
Currently looking for fun, outgoing, and daring groups of 3 for season 2 of Floor Is Lava.
CASTING SEARCH FOR DISNEY PROJECT
STUDIO: Walt Disney Studios
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.
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:
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 email@example.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
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
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
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....
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 29TH
For information on how to audition, visit:
SEEKING ACTOR FOR FEATURE FILM:
Happy Madison Productions on Netflix
From: Sally Stiner & Barbie Block Casting
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.
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