New Disney Channel series pilot Madison High seeking triple threat talent

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Disney Channel is in pre-production on a brand new single-camera comedy series pilot currently titled “Madison High“. The show’s casting directors are holding a national talent search for “triple threat” performers. A “Triple Threat” performer is a performer who can Act, Sing and Dance. “Triple Threat” performers are multi-talented and well rounded performers who have generally had years of education and performing experience in Acting, Dancing, and Singing.

The series pilot will be directed by the Directors Guild of America Award winning Paul Hoen. Hoen is no stranger to directing Disney Channel productions, and has directed the Disney Channel Original Movies and series “The Luck of the Irish,” “Tru Confessions,” “You Wish!,” “Even Stevens,” “Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off,” “Read It and Weep,” “Jump In!,” “The Cheetah Girls: One World,” “Dadnapped,” “Jonas,” and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.”

Lester Lewis, who served as executive producer on the Disney Channel music-driven single-camera comedy, “Jonas L.A.,” is writing Madison High, and executive producing with Paul Hoen.

“Madison High” will follow the “High School Musical” franchise style with all-original music. The show will commission new songs while also featuring artists from Disney’s music label. The preliminary roles being cast as stars of the series consist of male and female kids and young teens from 11 through 16 years of age. There are currently 5 series regulars being cast.

The series is under Screen Actors Guild contract and shooting is set to begin late January, 2011 in Los Angeles.

Madison High Auditions and Casting Information

Talent may submit a home-made audition video via the internet, or by postal mail. The first step is to choose the role that you wish to audition for. The sides for each role are available on the following website:

Madison High Audition Sides

If you are represented by a talent agent, have them get the audition sides at the following website:

Talent Agents – Madison High Audition Sides

Audition Video Guidelines:

● State your age on the video before beginning the audition.

● Read only scenes from the individual role selected.

● To slate: Write your full name, phone number, city and state, stats, and contact info. Hold in front of your chest on-camera for 20 seconds.

● Begin videotaping with a full body shot, then zoom out to head and shoulders for the audition.

● Follow the “Start” and “End” notations on the audition sides.

● Sing a short segment of a song – Broadway show tunes preferred, approximately 1 min long.

● Dance for about one min of solo routine.

Send the audition through www.wetransfer.com, www.yousendit.com, www.sendspace.com, or www.yousendit.com (all free). Do not send embedded videos, such as Vimeo or YouTube. Please include all current contact information, attach headshot and resume, and email audition video to:

madisonhighsubmissions@gmail.com

Put the role you are auditioning for in the SUBJECT LINE of your email.

The submissions must be received by Wednesday, December 8, 2010.

Principal Actor Casting:

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos, resumes and audition videos by email or postal only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

National:

Sally Stiner
Barbie Block
Madison High Casting
1201 W. 5th Street
Suite M120
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Jimmy “JJ” Jue
Central Casting:
220 South Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Information: (818) 562-2755
Do not send photos to Central, you must register in person.

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.

Disney Channel
3800 W. Alameda Ave.
Burbank, CA 91505

Producers: Lester Lewis, Paul Hoen

Director: Paul Hoen

Starring: To Be Cast

Story:

The show employs a break-into-song-and-dance format to tell the stories about 11-16 year-olds navigating the school social hierarchy. It is set at Madison High, which is trying to build a revolutionary theatre program, and follows a pool of students who, by the end of the year, will have produced an original piece based on their lives.

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