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Disney 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 Disney casting team is holding auditions 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 2014 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
In addition to the following Los Angeles Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Los Angeles Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Extras Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Los Angeles Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors in Los Angeles
• Los Angeles Headshot Photographers List
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Los Angeles Resources
• Actors Unions
• PDF Users Guides
The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Disney Casting Directors for Principal Acting Roles
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
5700 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
I highly recommend that your 8×10 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.
Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.
The Disney 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
Disney Casting for Extras and Stand-Ins
Casting calls and extras registration information will be posted here when available. Please check back.
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.
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
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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.
Disney 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 Disney casting team is holding … Read More
It’s A Laugh Productions and Poor Soul Productions have begun production on the fourth season of the hit Disney XD comedy series “Kickin’ It”. Casting calls have gone out for new recurring roles, and will continue throughout the season for various characters. In addition to the actor casting calls, the extras are being hired on … Read More
Disney casting directors are now searching for kids and teens who can play various series regular roles between the ages of 12 and 16. The show that is being cast is a brand new Disney Channel multi-camera 1/2 hour comedy series called “Super Awesome Katy“. She show will begin shooting in January, 2014. Many other … Read More
It’s a Laugh Productions and Horizon Productions are getting ready to begin production on a new comedy sitcom for Disney XD called Kirby Buckets. The Casting Society of America Artios Award nominated casting team of Sally Stiner and Barbie Block, who have cast such Disney Channel hit shows as “Jonas” and “Good Luck Charlie”, are … Read More
Disney Channel and Moose Toys are teaming up to find two kids to be official Toy Reviewers. Casting producers are conducting a national talent search in Australia looking for two kids between 8 and 16 years of age to star in their toy reviews on-air! The kids selected will receive a 14 month paid contract … Read More
Disney Channel has been conducting a national talent search seeking talented, young actors, actresses, singers and dancers between the ages of 10 and 17 to be considered for roles in upcoming Disney Channel and Disney XD Original Movies and Televisions Series for 2013 and beyond. If you have a strong desire to act, sing, or … Read More
Disney XD has given the green light to begin production on a brand new half-hour comedy series pilot titled Neckpee Island. Disney casting directors have now sent out casting calls for series regulars and guest starring roles, for both child roles between 12-14 years old, and for adults of various ages. The extras will be … Read More
Off-Leash Tele Productions and Front Street Productions are set to begin production on the Disney Channel Original Movie Unleashed based on the children’s novel by Leslie Margolis. The Disney casting director is auditioning teen and adult actors for starring, co-starring, supporting, and day player roles. In addition, the extras casting director is hiring general extras … Read More
On March 28, 2013 Disney Channel announced that the live-action comedy series “Jessie” was renewed for a third season. Now the casting director has sent out Disney casting calls and is auditioning talent for guest starring, recurring, and day player roles. The extras are cast throughout the season as needed. The series uses a multi-camera … Read More
It’s a Laugh Productions is now in production on season one of the brand new Disney XD live-action superhero comedy series Mighty Med. Disney casting directors are beginning to audition actors for series regulars, recurring roles, guest starring roles, and day players. The extras are being hired throughout shooting on the sophomore season, which will … Read More
Bandwagon Entertainment is in pre-production on a brand new Disney Channel comedy series called I Didn’t Do it. The pilot episode was shot in January, 2013 and Disney announced that the show was picked up to series on June 18, 2013. The Disney Channel casting directors will be holding auditions for co-starring, recurring, and guest … Read More
Contestant search kicks off Disney Channel’s new game show “Disney’s Win, Lose or Draw” in Southern California, beginning June 15, 2013. Kids Ages 11-17 are Invited to Try Out for an Opportunity to Compete Alongside Disney Star! Disney open casting calls underway throughout Southern California for kids ages 11-17 to compete in Disney Channel’s new … Read More