Disney Channel casting call for new series ‘Best Friends Whenever’

The first Disney Channel casting call is now posted below for the starring roles in a brand new show called Best Friends Whenever.

It’s a Laugh Productions will begin shooting on the new Disney Channel 1/2 hour multi-camera comedy series Best Friends Whenever starting in March, 2015. The Disney casting director for the show is seeking two talented teen girls who have strong comedy acting skills to be the series starring regulars. The girls can be any ethnicity, and should be able to portray a 13-14 year old. There is no official deadline to submit, as auditions will continue until the right actresses are found to fill the roles. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles. The extras for the show will be cast beginning in March.

Best Friends Whenever centers on lifelong best friends Gwen and Ever, who spend every minute together. These two couldn’t be closer. While visiting the home laboratory of their genius next-door neighbor, Shane McShane, the girls get zapped by an experimental
machine, causing them to become unstuck in time. Right after Gwen gets asked to a dance by Cameron, the boy of her dreams, the girls suddenly leap back in time to that morning. Now they must get Cameron to ask Gwen again! Only one problem: this time he asks Ever. Gwen is furious that her BFF has stolen her date. But when the girls leap forward in time, they witness a future where they are no longer friends. Realizing that their friendship is more important than any boy, Gwen and Ever must work together to return to the present and set things right.

Best Friends Whenever is being executive produced and written by Daytime Emmy Awards nominees Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas. Elinoff and Thomas are no stranger to creating and producing projects for Disney, having created Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja for Disney XD. They also wrote the teleplay for the ABC Family Movie The Mistle-Tones, and executive produced and wrote the Nickelodeon TV movie Bad Fairy.

Disney Casting Director Submission Instructions

The following roles are currently being cast. These are starring series regular roles. All actors must have the proper entertainment industry work permits and have legal eligibility to work in the state of California and in Los Angeles. Child Actor Work Permit Requirements, California Child Actor Permit Application, California Minors Summary Chart, Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions, as well as other important documents are available for download here: 2015 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook.

Please follow submission guidelines carefully for the following roles.

[FEMALE 1] Must be able to play a 13-14 year old. Any ethnicity can submit. Atypically pretty, somewhat whacky but bright, energetic, attainable. easily inspired and fiery. Wakes up with energy and spunk, she is a thinker who often ponders both the future and the past. She can get quite angry when things do not pan out according to plan. She cherishes her friendship with EVER, but is the more controlling of the two. MUST have great comedy acting ability.

[FEMALE 2] Must be able to play a 13-14 year old. Any ethnicity can submit. She is attractive, unconventional, trenchant. She is not a morning person, and definitely does not like picking up after herself. She lives for the now, and takes things day to day. Not a detail oriented girl. She is confident with herself. Her friend GWEN drives her batty, but she would do anything for her friend, and is quick to defend her. MUST have great comedy acting ability.

Additional starring, co-starring, and recurring roles will be posted here, so please check back.

To submit, please first read the following guidelines: Disney Casting Headshot and Resume Guidelines.

Send your hardcopy headshot and resume to the following:

(Specify here which role above for which you are submitting)
Best Friends Whenever
Casting by Howard Meltzer
1040 N. Las Palmas Avenue
Building 2 South, Room 113
Los Angeles, CA 90038

NOTE:

Starring and supporting roles are routinely cast through talent agents in Los Angeles, however you can also self-submit your headshot and resume. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for Los Angeles talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, send your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter 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

Central Casting
220 S. Flower St.
Burbank, CA 91502
(Between Olive and Alameda)
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755

Production Companies:

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.

It’s a Laugh Productions, Inc.
427 S. Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502

Disney Channel
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505

Executive Producers/Writers:

Jed Elinoff
Scott Thomas

Starring:

To Be Cast

Story:

With the aid of a time-machine, two BFFs discover that friendships can change over time so they work to keep their relationship strong.

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