Shooting on "Girl Meets World" begins in March 5, 2013.
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It's a Laugh Productions and Michael Jacobs Productions have begun shooting the new multi-camera Disney Channel series sequel "Girl Meets World". The show continues where the ABC television sitcom "Boy Meets World" left off back in 2000, however the story jumps ahead to the present. That series ran successfully for seven years beginning in 1993. The Casting Society of America ARTIOS Award winning Disney casting director for the show is auditioning talent for guest starring and day player roles. Many Boys and girls to play middle-school age roles are being cast. The extras will be cast throughout production, which officially began shooting on March 5, 2013. Young Artist Awards nominee Rowan Blanchard is playing Cory and Topanga's daugher Riley, who will be the central character on the show.
Four-time Young Artist Award nominee Ben Savage is returning as Cory Matthews, and two-time Young Artist Award nominee Danielle Fishel is back playing the role of Topanga Matthews. Young Artist Awards nominee Rowan Blanchard is playing Cory and Topanga's daugher Riley, who will be the central character on the show. Producer Michael Jacobs stated, "When you say this was a national casting search, this really was. We looked at just about everybody for the role of Rowan Blanchard". Riley is described as an amazing and adorable 11-year-old girl on the cusp of whatever comes next in life, and wanting to rush into it head first. Riley is a bright, buoyant, cheerful girl who just so happens to attend a school where her father in also her history teacher. Her best friend Maya, payed by Sabrina Carpenter, is the complete opposite type of person. However, the two are extremely loyal to each other and enjoy an unwavering friendship. Cory and Danielle also have a thirteen year old son named Elliot played by newcomer Teo Halm.Unknown newcomer Peyton Meyer has been cast as Tristan Friar. Another unknown newcomer Corey Fogelmanis has been cast as Farkle.
Academy Award nominee Michael Jacobs wrote and is executive producing the pilot episode and will be the showrunner for "Girl Meets World". Jacobs is the creator/producer of the hit award winning ABC sitcom "Boy Meets World". That show depicted the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. Michael Jacobs' other credits include executive producer and writer of the People's Choice Award winning NBC sitcom "My Two Dads"; creator, writer, and executive producer of the CBS sitcom "Charles in Charge"; writer and executive producer of the Primetime Emmy Award winning animated ABC series "Dinosaurs"; and producer on the feature film "Quiz Show," which was nominated for four Academy Awards. Jacobs is a graduate of Georgetown University Film and Media Studies Program.
It's a Laugh Productions, which is a an owned subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group, is producing "Girl Meets World". The company has produced such Disney Channel shows as "Hannah Montana," "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody," "Jonas," "Jessie," "Shake It Up!", "Good Luck Charlie," and "Dog with a Blog," among many others. Don Mink and Amy Rabins founded It's a Laugh Productions in 2004. Rabins serves as President of the company. The two have also been partners in a company called Prep Shoot Post since 1988, a post-production accounting firm. They also own another production company called Fast Track Films, Inc. (not to be confused with the Florida based company of the same name). Michael Jacobs Productions is also producing.
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It’s a Laugh Productions
201 North Occidental Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
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Danielle Fishel - Topanga Matthews
Ben Savage - Cory Matthews
Rowan Blanchard - Riley Matthews
Sabrina Carpenter - Maya
Teo Halm - Elliot Matthews
Peyton Meyer - Tristan Friar
Corey Fogelmanis - Shamus Farkle
William Daniels - Mr. Feeny
"Girl Meets World" picks up where "Boy Meets World" left off. Riley Mathews (Rowan Blanchard), the 11-year-old daughter of Cory Matthews and Topanga Matthews who married on the original series, tells the story from her point of view. Riley attends a school where hew father is also one of her teachers, and her brother Elliot (To Be Cast) is one grade above her - and often reminds her that he is also one grade higher in life's experiences. If opposites attract, then Riley's relationship with her best friend Maya is a perfect example. Riley is a happy, optimistic, cheery, and high spirited 13 year old girl with great parents - while Maya is a not-so-trusting pessimistic girl who has never met her father. Regardless, the two are immensely loyal to each other as friends. Thirteen-year-old Elliot is good looking, well built, funny and insightful in his observations. Starts the series as a thinking man's jock. He has a funny and cocky attitude, particularly when dealing with his younger sister Riley. Good hearted, except for his dedication toward using Riley as his wrestling practice dummy. Twelve-year-old Tristan Friar (To Be Cast, any ethnicity) is a handsome cowboy in the city, recently arrived from Austin, Texas. He seems actually possessed of ethics, common sense, and a value system making him immediately alien to everybody else except Riley, who believes it's the value system that attracts her to want to be his friend even though he's too incredibly good looking for her to look at. Twelve-year old Shamus Farkle (To Be Cast, any ethnicity) is a character kid, genius, and future world ruler. Maya is his nemesis, but Riley gets between them to save his life. Farkle is wildly attached and protective of both girls.
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