Sunday, February 22, 2015

Jamillah and Aladdin casting news

Back in November a casting call went out on Screenterrier for a new CBBC project set to film in South Africa.

Filming is now underway for the next 3 months on location in South Africa on the CBeebies and CBBC co-commissioned series Jamillah & Aladdin

The series stars newcomer Blossom Campbell (represented by BAM Entertainment) as Jamillah, a 21st century London girl who stumbles upon a curious lamp in her attic, and is transported back to ancient Baghdad by the lamp’s resident comical genie (played by Leroy Osei-Bonsu), where she meets Aladdin.

Aladdin, a street-smart young boy who knows the city like the back of his hand is played by 12 year old Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (represented by Top Talent Agency).

Aladdin hates household chores (he has a lot of them) and, like Jamillah, dreams of having adventures. He has never met a girl like her before and is amazed, and occasionally horrified, by her actions. She is courageous and bold but he often has to use his charm and quick wit to extricate them both from difficult situations. And, of course they can call on Genie when things get really bad. Sadly, his magic skills are a little rusty so he tends to create as many problems as he tries to solve!

Their adventures lead them through winding back streets of Baghdad where they encounter snake charmers in shady courtyards, mysterious travellers in the bustling bazaar and even get to meet the princess in the sun-filled palace gardens. Lurking in shadowed alleyways are one or two baddies, but together with Genie they are a match for any trickster.

Jamillah and Aladdin is a co-production between Kindle Entertainment, Toonz Entertainment and Mediabiz. The 52 x 14 minutes series is produced by Emma Stuart, the lead director is Rebecca Rycroft and the head writer is Kathy Waugh.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Casting call for US TV Series

SCREAM QUEENS (US TV series)

20th Century Fox Television / FBC
Director: Ryan Murphy
Location: New Orleans

Character: TODD
Age: 18-21
Ethnicity: Seeking diversity.
Accent: American

Intelligent and bookish, clever and funny, definitely handsome American student. A real go-getter, he’s editor of the school newspaper and also works full-time at the campus coffee shop.

We are looking for someone with a sense of humor and natural ability for comedy.

SERIES REGULAR

Please email casting@rosewicksteed.com with 1 photo and any relevant experience by Wednesday 18th February.

Monday, February 2, 2015

The third and final series of My Mad Fat Diary

Faye Marsay joins the cast on the third and final mini-series of My Mad Fat Diary, of three one-hour episodes which starts filming this week.

The series stars BAFTA-nominated Sharon Rooney as Rae Earl, with original cast members, a suited and booted Chloe (Jodie Comer), a freshly tattooed Chop (Jordan Murphy), the ever-sweet Izzy (Ciara Baxendale), and Mr University, Archie (Dan Cohen), and 'love-muffin' Finn (Nico Mirallegro), all returning.

Faye (represented by Curtis Brown), who also starred in the third series of Channel 4's Fresh Meat and Glue plays new addition to the gang, Katie Springer

Rae Earl is boss. Drinking, dancing and dating the hottest guy in the North – Rae has life as a teenager nailed. However, change is on the horizon as the gang grows up. Chloe has ambitions to attend business school, Finn wants to settle down and the spectre of university applications looms large. A new friend for Rae also forces her to see everything differently. As Rae struggles to maintain the status quo, will she be left behind or embrace the biggest adventure yet?

Piers Wenger, Channel 4 Head of Drama said: ‘My Mad Fat Diary has touched the hearts of the E4 audience and it is with both sadness and pride that we announce filming on the third and final series. But anyone expecting Rae Earl to go quietly will be sorely mistaken. We're delighted to welcome back Mad Fat's exceptional cast, led by Sharon Rooney, as Rae faces her greatest challenges yet".

Sharon Rooney said: “It has been a privilege to tell Rae’s story. My Mad Fat Diary has been a huge part of my life and, although I am sad that this amazing rollercoaster ride is almost over, it's not over YET. We have more drama, more tears and more rude bits to bring you. The support of the E4 audience has been amazing, and I couldn't have done it without them. So, in the words of Rae, "LET'S DO THIS".'

Adapted from Rae Earl’s real-life diaries, and subsequent book My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary, the new series is written by George Kay, and is a Tiger Aspect Production.

The series is due to broadcast in summer 2015.