Impressive list of top casting directors set for Casting Camp 2016


The not-for-profit acting program Casting Camp 2016 is now set to take place from July 21st through July 24, 2016 at The Garland hotel in Los Angeles. This year’s list of instructors is very impressive to say the least. Among the casting directors teaching is two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated Disney Channel casting director Jason La Padura, who is currently casting and conducting a talent search for the Disney Channel Original Movie “High School Musical 4”, and is also casting the actors for “Descendants 2”. La Padura has cast previous Disney Channel productions such as “Teen Beach Musical” and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”, among many others. Casting Camp 2016 is open to anyone ages 7 to adults. There is a link to download the Casting Camp 2016 flyer below, with all details including costs. There is a payment plan option available.

Former Casting Camp students include Disney XD "Kirby Buckets" star Cade Sutton and his sister Camryn.

Former Casting Camp students include Disney XD “Kirby Buckets” star Cade Sutton and his sister Camryn.

Other top industry casting directors teaching at Casting Camp 2016 include Casting Society of America ARTIOS Award winner Harriet Greenspan, who is a long-time Nickelodeon casting director. Some of the shows that Greenspan has cast and served as on-set acting coach include “Talia in the Kitchen”, “Every Witch Way”, and “Wits Academy”. Included in the casting director roster for Casting Camp 2016 is Chadwick Struck, who has cast films starring such actors as Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Val Kilmer, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Liv Tyler. Chadwick Struck is currently casting the feature film “Hoax”, and is set to cast the films “Unfiltered”, “Counterswirl”, and “The Pottsville Maroons”. Additional casting directors this year are Mark Tillman, who has cast such top actors early in their careers as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Green, Adam Brody, and Academy Award winner George Clooney; and Ricki Maslar, who is currently casting the feature films “Tesla” and “Heat on the Delta”.

Bonnie Wallace, mother of Disney Channel star Dove Cameron, will be teaching in the Parents Seminar at Casting Camp 2016.

Bonnie Wallace, mother of Disney Channel star Dove Cameron, will be teaching in the Parents Seminar at Casting Camp 2016.

In addition to the casting directors taking part in Casting Camp 2016, other instructors include top child actor expert and career coach Irene Dreayer, Disney Live-Audience coach Ezra Weisz, and Bonnie Wallace (mother of Disney Channel star Dove Cameron). Casting Camp 2016 founder and independent producer Gregory James Blount will also teach. Blount works for companies such as Disney, Nickelodeon, and Universal Studios.

Past Casting Camp students include Cade Sutton, who stars in the Disney XD television series “Kirby Buckets” playing the role of Eli, and his sister Camryn. Cade’s mother had the following to say about Casting Camp:

“We met Greg James Blount approximately 6 years ago at an acting workshop in Dallas. We feel very fortunate to then have Cade and Camryn attend his LA Casting Camp. Through Greg’s mentoring, we gained valuable tools that have helped us navigate the process of furthering our children’s acting careers. He gave us suggestions, guidance, access to acting coaches, agents & managers, that we would not have had, had we not attended the camp. The camp has helped shape our kid’s growth in the industry tremendously. With each camp they attended, they gained valuable experience that they were able to put to use once they began booking roles. More importantly, Greg does not just care about the kids and parents while they’re attending camp, but continues to take a genuine interest in helping them build their careers long after that.”

Other Casting Camp alumni include Kira Kosarin (“The Thundermans”), Olivia Osteen (“Spirit Riders”), and Kimmy Caruso (“Dog with a Blog”, Austin & Ally”), among many others.

Casting Camp 2016 is limited to 36 students. Throughout the program, talent will explore the full understanding of the audition process for commercials, TV, and film. Talent will earn eight credentials for their resume during the program. The Parents Pass allows parents to sit in on each workshop to observe and learn. On the final day, after days of prep in working with an elite group of casting directors and acting coaches, talent will perform in a talent showcase for families and friends as well as industry VIP’s including: talent agents, managers, casting directors and other executives.

There are currently several spots open for Casting Camp 2016. For more information and to book a spot, please visit the following website:

The Official Casting Camp 2016 Website

Click here to download the Casting Camp 2016 flyer


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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. You can follow Alan Baltes at his Verified Facebook Profile ( and his Verified Twitter Page (

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