Disney casting directors are set to begin casting new roles for the second season of Disney Channel’s comedy series Liv and Maddie.
It’s a Laugh Productions will begin production on the series on March 3, 2014 and will continue through August 22, 2014. Disney Channel announced a second season order for 13 episodes, after a highly successful first season run of 21 episodes. The shooting schedule listed at SAG-AFTRA indicate a likelihood of additional episodes for season 2. After the first 13 episodes of season 2 are taped, starring actress Dove Cameron will head to Vancouver to star in the Disney Channel Original Movie Descendents, after which additional episodes of Liv and Maddie may take place. Since its debut, Liv and Maddie has averaged around 3.4 million viewers per week. The show tapes in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Center Studios.
Liv and Maddie centers on twin sisters Liv and Maddie Rooney. Liv has just come home to Stevens Point, Wisconsin after a four-year stint in Hollywood filming a popular television program, Sing It Loud!, that just finished its run, to the open arms of her parents, brothers, and twin sister, Maddie. The pair had hoped to resume their relationship from before Liv left, but have unfortunately grown into opposing personalities. Liv has become very girly and enjoys any time someone mentions her former career, whereas Maddie has become a tomboy perfecting her basketball skills and is the captain of her basketball team. They have two brothers: Joey, the typical awkward teen, and Parker, a confident and clever child. Rounding out the Rooney clan is their mother Karen, the school psychologist, and their father Pete, Maddie’s basketball coach, both of whom are anxious to now care for all their children under one roof.
Starring in Live and Maddie is Disney Channel’s newest big star Dove Cameron playing the Rooney twins. Cameron was an unknown newcomer when she was cast in the dual lead role. She has since starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Cloud 9 playing the starring role of prima donna snowboarder Kayla Morgan. She will also star in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Descendents, which is a live-action movie featuring 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. Cameron recently completed shooting Barely Lethal, starring alongside Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba, and Samuel L. Jackson. Also starring in Live and Maddie is Joey Bragg as Joey Rooney, Tenzing Norgay Trainor as Parker Rooney, Kali Rocha as Karen Rooney, and Benjamin King as Pete Rooney.
John D. Beck and Ron Hart executive produce Liv and Maddie and also serve as showrunners. Andy Fickman and Betsy Sullenger executive produce for Oops Doughnuts Productions. Writers Guild of America WGA Award nominee also executive produces. Daytime Emmy Award nominee Linda Mathious is co-executive producer. The sophmore season of Liv and Maddie will premier on Disney Channel in Fall, 2014.
Disney Casting Information for Live and Maddie
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No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
1040 N. Las Palmas
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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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.
“Role of _______”
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755
207 S Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (661) 244-4621
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
1040 N. Las Palmas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Oops Doughnuts Productions
6030 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
Note: Various directors work different episodes during the season. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director’s role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer with creative control is called the showrunner (in this case, John Beck and Ron Hart).
Dove Cameron – Liv Rooney/Maddie Rooney
Joey Bragg – Joey Rooney
Tenzing Norgay Trainor – Parker Rooney
Kali Rocha – Karen Rooney
Benjamin King – Pete Rooney
Identical twins, one a TV star whose show has finished its run and the other a popular student in her school – until her famous sister returns.