Wednesday, October 1, 2014

World's End casting news


The casting search for male twins for leading roles in the new CBBC sci-fi drama series World's End went international, with American actors and models Carlos and Marco Esparza landing the roles of Noah and Luke.

Shooting on the series has been taking place in Manchester since May, at the newly opened Space Project, and filming is now underway on location at Bamburgh Castle and its nearby beaches in the North East.

Also starring in the new series are 18 year old newcomer Jade Johnson from Hertfordshire who plays Cat. Jade is a member of the girl group Cru Band.

18 year old Erin Armstrong (represented by BWH) as Mackenzie. Erin, from Glasgow plays Cassie in the BBC series Shetland, and was recently seen in the BBC Three musical drama Glasgow Girls.


Sophia Carr-Gomm (represented by Brown, Simcocks and Andrews), a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, plays Lexy. Sophia will be seen this summer playing Maxine in the new Inbetweeners movie.





19 year old Pearl Appleby (represented by On it Artists) a current student at RCS, plays Gaia.


21 year old Corinne Shane, a graduate of Motherwell College, plays Skink.



21 year old Sam Glen from Manchester (represented by Amber Personal Management) plays Slim.


Vahid Gold (represented by Independent Talent), from Nottinghamshire, who was also seen BBC Three's Glasgow Girls. stars as AJ.

The 36 x 15 minute episode series follows a group of teenagers from very different backgrounds who are brought to live in a remote castle where their parents apparently work for the military.

But as the series progresses, the teens begin to question what their parents are really doing there and attempt to unravel the mystery of their strange new home.

Described as fast-paced and full of fun, World’s End will see life and death decisions slam up against the everyday dilemmas faced by the kids in an explosive drama.

The series, from writers Diane Whitley and Danny Spring, and directed by Ian Bevitt and Tessa Hoffe, is an in-house CBBC production, and will air on CBBC in Spring 2015.

Monday, September 29, 2014

On It Academy Audition Workshops in Didcot, Bristol and Cardiff

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ON IT ACADEMY AUDITIONS - OCTOBER 2014

On It Academy are holding local auditions to find talented young actors to join their industry training workshops for TV and Film.

The workshops have proven highly successful and paved the way for our young clients to work on high profile productions such as Disney feature 'Alice through the Looking Glass' and 'A Casual Vacancy' a co production for HBO and BBC.

Over the years we have been lucky enough to discover and develop aspiring actors from all over the UK. We know that there is remarkable talent to be found outside of London and so we are bringing our workshops to DIDCOT, BRISTOL and CARDIFF.

These workshops are a unique opportunity to study TV and Film Technique with industry professionals.

The monthly workshops conclude with a one to one interview with a top agent and a recording at Spotlight!

Auditions as follows:

Didcot - Cornerstone Theatre on 11th October between 10:00am  - 18:00
Bristol - Tobacco Factory on 18th October between 11:30am - 19:30
Cardiff - Chapter Arts Centre on 25th October between 10:30am - 18:00

Call today to book an audition:

onitacademy@gmail.com

0208 834 1266



NB:

TV and Film course runs once a month for 9 months

Cost:

9-13yrs 3 hours £60 per month
14-18 3.5 hours £70 per month

2 Industry professionals (tutors) per class.




Friday, September 26, 2014

A Monster Calls casting news

Open auditions were held back in May to find the boy to play the lead role in the Juan Antonio Bayona-directed adaptation of  Patrick Ness's award-winning children’s fantasy novel 'A Monster Calls',

Newcomer Lewis MacDougall (now represented by United Agents) has been cast in the role of Conor O’Malley, a 13 year old young boy who attempts to deal with bullying at the hands of his classmates and his mother’s terminal illness by escaping into a fantastical world through the guidance of a tree monster, who visits him nightly.

This is the second time talented Lewis,who attends acting classes at The Drama Studio in Edinburgh, has landed a role in a feature film. He will also be seen as Lost Boy Nibs in the up-coming Warner Brothers film Pan.

Lewis will star alongside Felicity Jones who plays his mother, Liam Neeson as the monster, and Sigourney Weaver as his “no-nonsense” grandmother, while Toby Kebell plays his estranged father from America.

A Monster Calls started shooting on September 5th. Filming is expected to last for about five months, with post-production and special effects expected to take about a year, and a release in 2016.

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