Disney now casting lead roles for TV movie ‘Freaky Friday’

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Disney Channel is now casting lead and supporting roles for a made-for-television musical adaptation of the family-friendly classic film “Freaky Friday”, based on Mary Rodgers’ 1972 novel of the same name. Shooting will begin in October, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

To be considered, all actors are required to be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in British Columbia and in Canada. The Vancouver Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an extra or actor on film and television productions in British Columbia and Canada. All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

In this musical remake of “Freaky Friday”, 16 year old Ellie never gets along with her perfectionist mother, Katherine, who can’t stand some of her daughter’s sloppier habits. However, when Ellie magically trades places with Katherine, on the day before Katherine’s wedding, the two women develop a new appreciation of the challenges & triumphs they each face as they desperately try to navigate each other’s lives for one day.

Steve Carr (“Paul Blart: Mall Cop”, “Are We Done Yet?”, “Daddy Day Care”) is directing “Freaky Friday” from a script written by Primetime Emmy Award nominee Bridget Carpenter. Carpenter is also serving as executive producer. Production Companies are Storefront Pictures, Resonate Entertainment, and Ambitious Pictures.

“Freaky Friday” Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)

Carol Goldwasser Casting
1501 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

NOTE:

Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, 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. Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).

Storefront Pictures
1112 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Resonate Entertainment
7655 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Ambitious Pictures
9229 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 505
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Disney Channel
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505

Executive Producers:

Bridget Carpenter

Writer:

Bridget Carpenter

Director:

Steve Carr

Starring:

To Be Cast

Story:

A musical version of the crazy day when mom and daughter magically trade places and develop a newfound respect for each other.

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In 2002, Alan became interested in working on committees at the Screen Actors Guild, and has served on the Background Actors Committee and the Native American Committee. On February 26, 2008, Alan Baltes became "A United Journey For Humanity's Creative Innovators Advocating A Global Difference Honoree". Alan Baltes founded his company, AB Media Publishing LLC in 2007, which publishes the "Actors Resource Guides" for actors among others. His company also publishes a network of casting calls and auditions information websites. Alan is also an IMDb Pro News Desk Partner. In 2014, Alan Baltes opened a PR Services division of his company, providing publicity services for entertainment industry professionals. Alan is also a film and television casting director, with credits ranging from extras to lead role actors. Alan Baltes is the proud parent of two amazing young daughters, and strives to educate young actors about the trials and tribulations of an entertainment industry career.

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