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ABC Family telefilm 'A Cinderella Story' open casting call for dancers and singers

The third film in the ABC Family "Cinderella Story" telefilm franchise is set to begin shooting in February, 2011 and the casting directors are holding an open casting call for various roles including trained and talented male and female singers and dancers who are above 18 years of age that can play 17 year olds. These are for principal actor speaking roles.

Lucy Hale has signed on as the film's star playing the lead role of Katie Gibbs. Hale currently plays the role of Aria Montgomery on the hit ABC Family series "Pretty Little Liars". She also appeared is the short lived ABC Family series "Ruby & the Rockits," Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place," and played Rose Baker on the Warner Bros. Television comedy series "Privileged". Hale got her start performing on the 2003 reality show "American Juniors" from the creators of "American Idol" and hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Lucy was one of the final 4 group members.

Damon Santostefano will direct from a script written by Erik Patterson and Jessica Scott. Santostefano directed the 2008 direct-to-DVD "Another Cinderella Story," which was also written by Erik Patterson and Jessica Scott. Patterson and Scott won a Writers Guild of America Award for that video, and Selena Gomez won a Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Leading Young Actress. "Another Cinderella Story" aired on the ABC Family on January 19, 2009.

The style of the movie is described as similar to “High School Musical” and “Glee.” Dylan Sellers will produce under the banner of his production company, Unique Features. Sellers also produced the first two "Cinderella Story" films. Clifford Werber and Ilyssa Goodman, both also alumni from the first two films, will again executive produce.

The lead and supporting roles are being cast out of both Los Angeles and Wilmington, NC. All of the film's extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles will be cast in Wilmington.

Open Casting Call Details


The casting directors are seeking professional-level dancers between the ages of 18 and 24 years old who can do lifts, tumbling, tricks and who have impressionable years of dance and tumbling training. They are also casting jugglers and stilt walkers.

Where:

Babs McDance Studio
6782 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
Click Here for directions.

When:

Monday, January 17, 2011
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Please bring a recent photo and be prepared to dance to choreography and perform free-form tricks for casting directors.

People who are interested in working on "A Cinderella Story" as a stand-in, extra, or photo double can download the following registration form and submit it to the address below:

2011 "A Cinderella Story" Extras Registration Card

Fill the form out and send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to:

Fincannon & Associates, Inc.
c/o "A Cinderella Story" Extras Casting
1235 North 23rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28405

When they receive your SASE and registration card, they will mail to you a Background talent form which you should fill out completely, attaching a recent photo of yourself and returning by mail to the same address above.

Principal Actor Casting

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

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.


Los Angeles:

Donna Morong, CSA
A Cinderella Story Casting
c/o Warner Premiere
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 133
Room 103A
Burbank, CA 91522

Wilmington:

Lisa Mae Fincannon, CSA
A Cinderella Story Casting
1235 N. 23rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28405

Extras Casting

Wilmington:

Fincannon & Associates
A Cinderella Story Casting
1235 N. 23rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28405

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.

Warner Special Productions, Inc.
3240 Burnt Mill Drive
Suite 1
Wilmington, NC 28403

Warner Premiere
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522

Unique Features
116 N. Robertson Blvd.
Suite 909
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Producers: Dylan Sellers

Director: Damon Santostefano

Starring:

Lucy Hale

Story:

Cyrano De Bergerac meets Cinderella. Over-worked, harried and terrified of being put back in foster care, 17 year old Katie Gibbs (Lucy Hale) does her stepmother, Gail Van Ravensway, and step-siblings' bidding without complaining. Vocally gifted, Katie feels particularly upset when forced to lay down singing tracks so that her very-untalented stepsister, Bev Van Ravensway, can hopefully win a recording contract from Massive Records - who's company President, Harvey Morgan, is scouting for new talent at a spectacular Bollywood-themed talent showcase for the Performing Arts Department at a prestigious private school.