“Super Awesome Katy” centers on Katy Cooper, who seems to be your average 16 year old high school girl, but her life is actually a lot more interesting because she is really a contacted spy for a secret government agency. Katy becomes a super-intelligent, extremely mature, and an incredibly trustworthy fierce spy, taking after her parents who are also undercover spies. Katy’s younger brother Josh becomes furious and sets out to prove his chops after discovering that Katy and his parents are undercover spies. Katy’s fellow martial arts expert friend Elvis and her self-proclaimed “Latin American Princess” friend Marisa have no clue about Katy’s secret double life.
The Disney casting directors chose Image Awards nominee and three-time Young Artist Awards nominee Zendaya Coleman to play the title role of Katy Cooper. Known simply as Zendaya, the talented actress, singer and dancer has been playing one of two central characters on the hit Disney Channel series “Shake It Up!” since 2010, compiling over 75 episodes. Zendaya played Rocky Blue, while ALMA Awards nominee Bella Thorne played CeCe Jones. The series finale airs on Sunday November 10, 2013. Zendaya has been in Vancouver shooting her new Disney Channel Original Movie “Zapped” based on the book “Boys Are Dogs”.
Television writer, producer and creator Rob Lotterstein is executive producer for “Super Awesome Katy”, and will serve as showrunner upon full series order. Rob Lotterstein wrote the adapted pilot episode teleplay based on an original script written by Corinne Marshall. Lotterstein is a winner of the prestigious Humanitas Prize, an award for film and television writing intended to promote human dignity, meaning, and freedom. He won for his work as creator, writer, and executive producer of the Warner Bros. Television show “The War At Home”. Lotterstein has also written and/or produced for such hit series as “Boy Meets World,” “Will & Grace,” “Suddenly Susan,” and “Grosse Pointe”.
It’s a Laugh Productions, which is a an owned subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group, is producing “Super Awesome Katy”. 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. It’s a Laugh Productions has been the company behind such hit Disney Channel and Disney XD series and Original Movies as “Hannah Montana,” “Jessie,” “Shake It Up!”, “Good Luck Charlie,” “Dog with a Blog,” “Girl Meets World,” “Mighty Med,” “Lab Rats,” “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” “Liv and Maddie,” “Austin & Ally,” “The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex,” and “Good Luck Charlie: The Unusual Suspects”.
All talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in Los Angeles and in the United States.
The 2013 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook 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
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• Audition Tips
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• Los Angeles Extras Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
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• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
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• PDF Users Guides
The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Principal Actor Casting
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.
1040 N. Las Palmas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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.
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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
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755
Do not send photos to Central Casting.
You must register in person.
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.
It’s a Laugh Productions
1040 N Las Palmas
Building 33, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90038
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
Corinne Marshall – (original script)
Rob Lotterstein (shooting script for the pilot)
Note: Various directors work different episodes during the season. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director’s role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer with creative control is called the showrunner (in this case Rob Lotterstein).
Zendaya – Katy Cooper
Katy Cooper is an all-American 16-year-old, and is tapped by the government to be a spy.