Friday, December 13, 2013

Casting calls for teens to star in Disney Channel Original Movie 'Descendents' about Disney villain's kids and heroes

Disney Casting and Auditions Information for Descendents

Disney's "Descendents" will begin filming Spring, 2014.
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Disney Channel casting directors are now auditioning teens to star in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendents". The telepic is a live-action adventure-comedy that features the kids of Disney’s classic fairytale characters including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Mulan, Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, Evil Queen, Jafar, Beast and Bella. The auditions are taking place in Los Angeles, and shooting will get underway in Spring, 2015. "Descendents" will premiere on Disney Channel in 2015.

"Descendents" centers on the kids of some of Disney's most evil classic villains, introducing a modern day generation of teenagers who question the evil that's always been in their hearts. Set in a present day idyllic kingdom, where the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast) is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters. These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evvie and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan. However, the evil teens face a dilemma. They must choose to either follow in their nefarious parents’ footsteps and help all the villains regain power, or to embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom.

Three-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Kenny Ortega will direct "Descendents" from an original teleplay written by the two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated writing team of Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott. Ortega is no stranger to directing Disney Channel Original Movies. He directed the hugely successful and popular "High School Musical" trilogy, as well as "The Cheetah Girls 2". "High School Musical" is the most successful Disney Channel Original Movie ever. "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" was produced on a budget of $11 million, was released in theaters and made over $250 million at the box office worldwide. Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott served as executive producers and writers on the hit series "The Starter Wife" and "Desperate Housewives". They have written screenplays for the feature films "The Favor" starring Brad Pitt, and "Runaway Bride" starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

Actor Submission Information for "Descendents"

All talent, including minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

The Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Los Angeles and the United States:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• California Child Actor Permit Application
• California Minors Summary Chart
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• California Division of Labor Standards Offices
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

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• Audition Tips
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The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Jason La Padura
Natalie Hart
5700 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 505
Los Angeles, CA 90036

NOTE:

I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

TBA

Casting calls and extras registration information will be posted here when available. Please check back.

Production Company:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Disney Channel
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505

Director:

Kenny Ortega

Starring:

To Be Cast

Story:

The contemporary live-action adventure-comedy revolves around the progeny of some of Disney’s most evil classic villains, introducing a modern day generation of teenagers who question the evil that’s always been in their hearts.