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ABC Family open casting call for Nicki Minaj Comedy



ABC Family is conducting a national talent search seeking an 11-13 year old girl to star in a new Nicki Minaj comedy series. The girl will play a young version of Minaj. The untitled single-camera half-hour project will focus on Minaj’s childhood in Queens and the personal and musical evolution that led to her eventual rise to stardom. Based the life of the entertainer, on The semi-autobiographical story of a young girl who emigrates from Trinidad and Tabago with her family to Queens, NY in the mid-90s, long before she would become known to millions as Nikki Minaj.
Shooting will take place in New York City beginning in January, 2016.

Talent Search Details

You must download the free official Disney Applause App here.

You can create a homemade audition video and upload that video on the Disney Applause App, or you can actually record the audition video directly with the app. Open the app and select “ABC Family’s Online Open Call” and follow instructions. Submission Deadline is November 15, 2015.

You can also mail in a headshot and resume, along with a link to your online audition video to the following:

Vickie Thomas Casting
9021 Melrose Ave., Ste. 200B
West Hollywood, CA 90069

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States. The New York Actors Resource Guide eBook comes has the documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in New York and the United States:

• New York Child Performer Information Sheet
• New York Child Performer Permit Combined Application
• New York Child Performer Trust Accounts Information
• New York Verification of Satisfactory Academic Performance
• New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements - State Statues
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following New York Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• New York Casting Directors List
• New York Extras Casting Directors List
• New York Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New York Acting Classes List
• New York Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New York Resources
• PDF Users Guides

All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

ABC Family series 'Mystery Girls' auditioning actors and casting extras for season 1


Casting Society of America ARTIOS Award winning casting director Alyson Silverberg is now auditioning actors for the freshman season of 'Mystery Girls'.

Maggie Malina Productions and Prodco have been given a full season order by ABC Family for the multi-camera comedy series Mystery Girls. Roles for guest stars, possible recurring roles, and day players will take place throughout the season, as will the extras. The show centers on two former actresses on a hit detective show from the '90s, Mystery Girls, who reunite to form a real-life detective agency. Production begins on April 21st and runs through July 3, 2014. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles.

Starring in Mystery Girls is Young Artist Award winners Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. The two beautiful and talented actresses earned their Young Artist Award wins for their roles on the hit Fox series Beverly Hills, 90210. Garth and Spelling will also executive produce along with Black Reel Awards nominee Maggie Malina and the show's head writer Shepard Boucher. Mystery Girls is based on a story by Spelling and Boucher.

Casting Director Information for Mystery Girls


All talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

The 2014 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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

In addition to the following Los Angeles Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Los Angeles Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Extras Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Los Angeles Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors in Los Angeles
• Los Angeles Headshot Photographers List
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Los Angeles Resources
• Actors Unions
• PDF Users Guides

The 2014 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.

Los Angeles:

Jonathan Clay Harris
Alyson Silverberg Casting
12001 Ventura Place
Suite 202
Studio City, CA 91604

NOTE:

I highly recommend that your 8x10 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.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

Adults:

Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755

Children:

Kids! Management
207 S Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (661) 244-4621

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.

Maggie Malina Productions
5555 Melrose Avenue
Marx Bros. Building
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Prodco
4024 Radford Avenue
Building 6
Studio City, CA 91604

Executive Producers:

Tori Spelling
Jennie Garth
Shepard Boucher
Maggie Malina

Directors:

TBA

Starring:

Tori Spelling - Holly Hamilton
Jennie Garth - Charlie Brooks
Miguel Pinzon - Nick Diaz

Story:

Two former actresses on a hit detective show from the '90s, Mystery Girls, reunite to form a real-life detective agency.