Disney XD has given the green light to begin production on a brand new half-hour comedy series pilot titled “Neckpee Island”. The 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 cast throughout production, which will begin in mid-October, 2013. There will be a fairly large amount of kids cast as extras to play middle school students. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles.
“Neckpee Island” centers on a mischievous middle school student named OB who moves to Neckpee Island with his scientist father, for the reason that it is “the best place on earth to view the stars”. To keep OB out of his usual troubles, the principal forces OB to join the after school Flag Core and it’s whacky members. OB soon becomes suspicious of cocky faculty adviser Mr. Khool, who has a secret underground laboratory where he is conducts experiments with the goal of hatching his not-so-good plans.
Starring in “Neckpee Island” is Nickelodeon veteran 13-year-old actor Jacob Bertrand, who is being eyed by Disney Channel/Disney XD as the next major star for the network. Disney also has Bertrand starring in a second pilot titled Kirby Buckets. The hope is for one of these two series pilots to be the starring vehicle for this talented young star. Bertrand comes over to Disney from Nickelodeon after starring in the series “Marvin Marvin”. He is also starring in the Nick made-for-television movie “Jinxed”. Other credits include “The Middle,” “Parks and Recreation,” “iCarly,” and “Bubble Guppies”. Bertrand is repped by Emily Urbani of Osbrink Talent Agency.
Three-time Daytime Emmy Award nominees Matt Dearborn and Tom Burkhard are executive producers and creators of “Neckpee Island”. The duo earned the Emmy nods for the Disney Channel series “Even Stevens” for which Dearborn created and they both served as executive producers and writers. They also co-created the Disney XD sitcom “Zeke and Luther”, and were both executive producers on the Disney Channel series “Phil of the Future”. Dearborn is set to direct the upcoming comedy feature film “Wallflower”.
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Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.
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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
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Burbank, CA 91502
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Jacob Bertrand – OB
A young boy, known for being a bit of a trouble maker, becomes suspicious of a teacher at his new school.