Disney Channel to make Holiday themed Good Luck Charlie movie in Utah


Note: “Filming on Good Luck Charlie: The Movie” has been completed.

Disney Channel and Salty Pictures are in production on the Disney Channel Original Movie “Good Luck Charlie: The Movie”. This is a working title, and the movie’s release name has not been announced as of  April 1, 2011. Casting for co-stars and supporting roles is underway in Los Angeles, and additional casting will take place in Salt Lake City, where the bulk of shooting will take place.
Emmy Award winning Don Schain will produce under the banner of his company “Salty Pictures”. Don Schain has produced all three of Disney’s “High School Musical” movies, as well as approximately 18 other Disney Channel Original Movies. Schain is also the president of the Motion Picture Association of Utah.
The Disney Channel family/teen sitcom “Good Luck Charlie” reaches across generations and characterizes an evolutionary step that truly embeds the family into Disney’s kid-driven family brand. The show capitalizes on the timeless appeal of the family sitcom, but unlike the traditional, adult-focal family sitcoms, “Good Luck Charlie” is told essentially through the eyes and video diary memorandum of the show’s 17-year-old central character, Teddy, played by Bridgit Mendler.
Three time DGA Award winning assistant director Matias Alvarez will co-produce “Good Luck Charlie: The Movie”. This will be Alvarez’ second job as producer for Disney Channel – he produced “Lemonade Mouth” in 2010. The highly talented Primetime Emmy Award nominated director Arlene Sanford will helm the project from a script written by Geoff Rodkey, who is also a Primetime Emmy Award nominee. Sanford has directed such notable shows as “Desperate Housewives,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and the Disney Company films “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Frank McKlusky, C.I.” among many many other shows going back to 1985.
The movie’s casting director in Los Angeles is auditioning talent for the roles of Amy Duncan’s parents. Also several male character actors with strong comedic skills who are 30 – 40ish years of age, any ethnicity. A female high school age teen, any ethnicity, and a 60’s aged seemingly normal couple who are actually nutty as fruitcake.
There will be additional casting for smaller roles, extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Principal photography on “Good Luck Charlie: The Movie” will begin late February, 2011 at various locations in Utah.

Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Los Angeles:
Carol Goldwasser
Good Luck Charlie: The Movie Casting
LA Center Studios
201 West 5th Street
Suite F-60
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Utah:
Jeff Johnson
Good Luck Charlie: The Movie Casting
2150 South Main Street
Suite 102
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
Extras Casting
Los Angeles:
Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Do not send photos and resumes to Central Casting.
You must register in person.
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755
Utah:
Utah Extras
Click Here to register with Utah Extras. You must have a profile set up with Utah Extras to be considered for extra work on Good Luck Charlie: The Movie. This is for Salt Lake City area local people only, transportation is not provided to the shooting locations.
Please read the Background Acting Guidelines before working as a Disney extra.
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.
Disney Channel
3800 W Alameda Ave
Burbank, CA 91505
Salty Pictures
4080 SW Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Producers:
Don Schain
Matias Alvarez
Director:
Arlene Sanford
Starring:
Bridgit Mendler – Teddy R. Duncan
Mia Talerico – Charlotte “Charlie” Duncan
Jason Dolley – PJ Duncan
Bradley Steven Perry – Gabriel “Gabe” B. Duncan
Leigh-Allyn Baker – Amy Duncan
Eric Allan Kramer – Robert “Bob” Duncan
Story:
Teddy Duncan’s middle-class family embarks on a Christmas road trip from their home in Denver to visit Mrs. Duncans Parents, the Blankenhoopers, in Palm Springs. When they find themselves stranded between Denver and Utah, they try to hitch a ride to Las Vegas with a seemingly normal older couple in a station wagon from Roswell, New Mexico. It turns out that the couple believes they are the victims of alien abduction. The Duncan’s must resort to purchasing a clunker Yugo to get to Utah, have their luggage stolen in Las Vegas, and survive a zany Christmas with Grandpa and Grandma Blankenhooper.
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