Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Casting call for 3rd series of Hank Zipzer

KERRIE MAILEY @ KM CASTING IS LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING:

HANK ZIPZER SERIES 3

Inspired by the book series Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever, written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver and published by Walker Books.

Fast-paced and funny, the series follows 12-year-old Henry 'Hank' Zipzer, a smart and resourceful boy with a unique perspective on the world.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN ASIAN ACTRESS AGED BETWEEN 11- 15 ( PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PLAY DOWN IF YOU ARE 15) FOR A LARGE ROLE IN THE NEW SERIES. MUST BE GOOD AT COMEDY.

OVERALL SHOOT DATES ARE 22ND JUNE - 4TH SEPTEMBER 2015.

TO APPLY PLEASE EMAIL THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED and make sure you include your height, location, age and a current picture.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Best Young Performance at British Soap Awards 2015

Watch 6 year old Amelia Flanagan (represented by Ology Kids Casting), who plays April in Emmerdale, win Best Young Performance at The British Soap Awards 2015.



The British Soap Awards broadcasts Thursday 21 May at 8pm on ITV.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Conjuring II casting call




SEEKING:

JANET HODGSON
AGE 11 · CAUCASIAN
She is a thoughtful and curious girl from Enfield, London. Working class. We are looking for an exceptional child with emotional intelligence for this role. London or standard British accent.
She must be able to handle dialogue and convey strong emotions.
LEAD ROLE

BILLY HODGSON
AGE 8 · CAUCASIAN
Billy is the youngest of the Hodgson siblings and suffers from a stutter. He is cute and playful – the baby of the family. London or standard British accent.
He must be able to handle dialogue and convey strong emotions.
GREAT SUPPORTING ROLE

MARGARET HODGSON
AGE 14 · CAUCASIAN
Margaret is the oldest Hodgson child. She is a sympathetic and supportive young woman. She is academic and mature. London or standard British accent.
She must be able to handle lots of dialogue and convey strong emotions.
GREAT SUPPORTING ROLE

JOHNNY HODGSON
AGE 10 · CAUCASIAN
He is quick witted and picks fights with his siblings. He is a good footballer – boyish. London or standard British accent. He must be able to handle lots of dialogue and convey emotion.
GREAT SUPPORTING ROLE

To apply for this casting call please visit:

conjuring2casting.com

EVERYBODY MUST APPLY VIA THE LINK ON CAST IT.
No direct emails accepted.


Peter & Wendy casting news

Screenterrier posted details of open casting calls to find Peter, Wendy and Tiger Lily for a new ITV drama based on the classic children's novel Peter Pan by J.M Barrie, now called Peter & Wendy, and the cast has now been announced.

13 year old Hazel Doupe from Ireland, will star in the joint roles of twelve year old Lucy Rose, a patient at modern day Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Wendy Darling, in her re-imagining of Peter Pan story.

Hazel (represented by Macfarlane Chard), who attends Billie Barry Stage School in Dublin, played Sarah in the RTE docu/drama Titanic, Blood and Steel, and starred in Irish thriller Jack Taylor:Shot Down,


Newcomer Zac Sutcliffe (who attends Yorkshire School of Acting) from Bradford, stars as Peter. Zac has just finished filming on Grimsby, a new film from Sacha Baron Cohen.

Natifa Mai (represented by Identity Agency) has been cast in the role of Tiger Lily in the new ITV film.

Natifa appeared as Maz in the CBBC series The Dumping Ground and will next been seen in the 2015 BBC Drama series The Interceptor.

13 year old Chad Wright (represented by Top Talent Agency) has been cast as Nibs.

The young cast will join  Laura Fraser as Mrs Darling, Stanley Tucci as Hook, and popstar Paloma Faith in a guest appearance as Tinker Bell, alongside brand new characters played by Bjarne Henriksen, Ben Crompton and Rasmus Hardiker.

The drama is a re-imagining of J.M. Barrie’s much loved classic novel, which reinterprets this timeless story for the modern age while remaining faithful to the spirit of the original.

The drama will open in modern day Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) where twelve-year-old Lucy Rose (Hazel Doupe) is awaiting treatment for a serious heart condition. Her mother Julie (Laura Fraser, also doubling up as Mrs Darling) is distraught with the fear of losing her child, and surgeon Mr Wylie (Stanley Tucci, who also plays Hook) assures her he’ll do everything in his power to make the operation a success.

The day before her operation, Lucy reads J.M. Barrie’s novel of Peter Pan to a crowd of sick children in the hospital, and she goes to sleep with thoughts of the classic tale in her head. Lucy dreams this version of Peter Pan into existence and the story is retold through the young girl’s imagination.

The magical story cuts back and forth between Lucy’s modern day struggles and the fantasy land of Neverland, with the common theme being positivity and belief.

The two hour drama is produced by Headline Pictures with a script by BAFTA winner Adrian Hodges, and directed by Diarmuid Lawrence.

Peter & Wendy is currently in production with filming taking place over a six week period in Luxembourg, London and Dorset.

CGI special effects will be used to create the extraordinary world of The Neverland.

It is expected to screen at Christmas 2015 on ITV.

Casting call for young American girl


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

She Who Brings Gifts

12 year old newcomer  Sennia Nanua has been cast in the lead role of 10 year old Melanie in She Who Brings Gifts, the feature film adaptation of M.R. Carey's novel The Girl With All The Gifts.

Sennia, from Nottingham is a member of the renowned Television Workshop, and played Skins star Laya Lewis's sister in the short film Beverley.

She will star alongside Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton, and Paddy Considine in the sci-fi film, which will be directed by Colm McCarthy.

Director Colm McCarthy says of his twelve year old star: “Sennia walked into the room as the last of 500 girls I’d met and just shone. She has taken being the lead actress in a film with Glenn, Gemma and Paddy in her stride and completely inhabits this amazing character. She’s a very special girl.”

She Who Brings Gifts is the story of Melanie, a girl who is full of questions about the world. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite. But they don’t laugh. Melanie is a very special girl.

Producer Camille Gatin said, “It’s hugely exciting to combine Mike Carey’s truly original script and Colm McCarthy’s dynamic yet sensitive style, with such a terrific cast.”

Fellow producer Angus Lamont added, “Melanie’s story is a completely unique take on a much loved genre, seamlessly blending together a lonely child’s search for love and family with a terrifying journey where she controls the fate of the last adult humans on earth.”

Will Clarke, co-CEO and chairman of Altitude Film Entertainment, said, “’She Who Brings Gifts’ is a smart take on the sci-fi genre and with a humanity which will draw a young adult audience and those already aware of Mike Carey’s bestselling novel. With the great cast that has come on board we have a highly commercial film which can cut through to a broad audience.

The film is set to start shooting on the 17th May in the West Midlands.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Newcomer to star in Danny And The Human Zoo

TV newcomer Kascion Franklin has landed the lead role of Danny in Danny And The Human Zoo, Lenny Henry's fictionalised account of his life as a talented teenager in 1970s Dudley.

Kascion (represented by Red Talent Management) from Birmingham, trained at the University of Northampton and Identity School of Acting.

He will star alongside Lenny Henry who will play his dad Samson and Cecilia Noble as his mum Myrtle. Arthur Darvill plays Danny’s Manager Jonesy, Richard Wilson plays promoter James Broughto, Mark Benton plays seasoned entertainer Syd Bolton, and Cherrelle Skeete plays Danny's sister Dee Dee,

BAFTA Rising Star Destiny Ekaragha (Gone Too Far) directs the drama which is being made by RED Production Company for BBC One.

Lenry Henry said: "I can't believe that we're finally shooting my screenplay Danny And The Human Zoo! This is a fantasy memoir of the first two years of my career - my beginnings, working on the Zoo, working men's clubs and all that stuff that happened to me in the mid-Seventies - but crammed into 90 minutes. The script took about three years with the help of Nicola Shindler and Caroline Hollick at RED Productions and now we're going to make it in Dudley - led by a wonderful director Destiny Ekaragha. There's an incredibly talented cast and I feel very lucky to be a part of it all."

Danny’s world is a series of complex minefields which he has to negotiate: his home life - which his ebullient mother rules with an iron fist in an iron glove; his love life - where the Irish girl he's in lust with won't give him the time of day until he wins his first competition; and finally the ups and downs of his emerging career.
When Danny wins a talent competition at the local club, he soon finds himself working the comedy circuit. Audiences can’t get enough and applaud Danny as he effortlessly morphs into Mohammed Ali, Tommy Cooper and Frank Spencer, eventually hitting the big time on TV - an unheard-of achievement for a young black boy. But an unscrupulous manager takes advantage of Danny and forces him to star in a show - Musical Minstrel Cavalcade. Danny hits rock bottom. Having made his name by becoming other people, Danny has to save himself by finding out who he really is.

Danny And The Human Zoo will be filming in and around the Dudley area.