Auditions begin for new Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming

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Disney Channel casting directorsare busy setting up auditions for a new telefilm titled “Geek Charming” to begin shooting on March 14, 2011. There are auditions in Los Angeles, and also in Vancouver where filming will take place.

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, who are nominated for a Best Motion Picture of the Year Academy Award for “The Fighter” are producing “Geek Charming” under the banner of Mandeville Films. Mandeville has a production deal with Disney.

Jeffrey Hornaday, who is a very talented and respected choreographer, will direct. Hornaday was set to direct the Disney Channel telefilm “High School Musical 4”, however the status of that production is uncertain.

Elizabeth Hackett and Hillary Gallanoy wrote the screenplay adapted from the novel “Geek Charming” written by author Robin Palmer. Palmer has a long history in the entertainment industry. Originating as an assistant in the television literary department of the prestigious William Morris Agency, she expeditiously moved up the hierarchy and spent the next decade as a literary agent, producer, and television network executive at Lifetime Television, where she created over one hundred scripts and oversaw the production of many of the network’s original movies.

The screenplay’s characters do not stray far from the novel. Some of the starring roles being cast for “Geek Charming” include the following:

[DYLAN SHOENFIELD] Female, 16, Caucasian, blonde, gorgeous, popular, spoiled diva. Lead role.

[JOSH ROSEN] Male, 16, Caucasian, geeky type. Movie buff. Lead Role.

[ASHER DUMETZ] Male, 16, Caucasian, surfer type, popular. Dylan’s boyfriend. Lead role.

[LOLA] Female, 16, Asian, one of Dylan’s BFF’s. Supporting role.

[LESLIE DAVIS] Female, 16, African American, tall. Supporting role.

[HANNAH] Female, 16, Ethnicity unspecified, preppy, one of Dylan’s BFF’s. Supporting role.

[ALAN SHOENFIELD] Male, 40ish, Caucasian, Dylan’s father. Supporting role.

[AMBER] Female, 30ish, Ethnicity unspecified, Alan Shoenfield’s girlfriend. Supporting role.

[SANDY ROSEN] Female, 40’s, Josh’s divorced mother. Supporting role.

[AMY LOUBALU] Female, 16, Ethnicity unspecified, alternative type. Supporting Role.

[ARI] Male 16, Ethnicity unspecified, somewhat geeky, a bit uptight. Supporting role.

[ETHAN and LARS] Males, 16, Twins, handsome skater types. Supporting role.

[NICOLE PETERSON] Female, 16, perfectionist, Dylan’s rival. Supporting role.

[STEVEN] Male, 16, chubby, math wizard. Supporting role.

[CAITLIN] Female, 16, geeky, awkward stage, frizzy hair. Supporting role.

[SCHOOL PRINCIPAL] Male, 50’s. Supporting role.

[GUIDANCE COUNSELOR] Male, 40’s. Supporting role.

[MOUSE] Canine, Great Dane. Huge pet of Josh Rosen’s. Supporting role.

In addition to the above roles, there are numerous roles for students, teachers, etc. The casting directors are especially interested in talent over the age of 18 who can play 16 years of age.

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:

Jason La Padura
Natalie Hart
Geek Charming Casting
1438 N. Gower Street
Box 57
Hollywood, CA 90028

Vancouver:

Maureen Webb
Colleen Bolton
Geek Charming Casting
c/o Bad Angels Productions, Ltd.
3500 Cornett Road
Bldg. G
Vancouver, BC
V5M 2H5

Extras Casting

Vancouver:

Click Here for the extras casting process information for Canada.

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.

Mandeville Films
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Animation Bldg. 2G
Burbank, CA 91521

Bad Angels Productions, Ltd.
3500 Cornett Road
Bldg. G
Vancouver, BC
V5M 2H5

Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman

Director: Jeffrey Hornaday

Starring: To Be Cast

Story:

Dylan Shoenfield is the pink princess of the upscale Los Angeles Woodlands Academy. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new “it” bag that everyone covets. But when she accidentally tosses her Serge Sanchez bag into a fountain, this princess comes face-to-face with her own personal frog, self-professed film geek Josh Rosen. In return for rescuing Dylan’s bag, Josh convinces Dylan to let him film her for his documentary on high school popularity. Reluctantly, Dylan lets F-list Josh into her A-list world, and is shocked to realize that sometimes nerds can be pretty cool. But when Dylan’s so-called prince charming of a boyfriend dumps her flat, her life and her social status comes to a crashing halt. Can Dylan win the Woodlands Academy Fall Formal Leaf Queen crown? Can Josh win the Woodlands Academy 10th Annual Film Festival? Can Dylan, with Josh’s help, pull the pieces together to create her own happily-ever-after?

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