Feature film 'Stage Fright' open call for dancers 8-16 years old

Filming has been completed on this project.

Stage Fright Dancer Casting Call Camp Manitou

Filming on "Stage Fright" begins September 6, 2012 in Ontario, Canada.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

The boutique motion picture production company Serendipity Point Films is in pre-production on the horror-musical feature film "Stage Fright", which is being described as Glee meets Scream. The film will feature lot's of singing and dancing kids and teens, as the story takes place at a musical theatre camp. An open casting call is being held for dancers from the ages of 8 through 16 (or appear to be in that age range) to perform for the film's choreographer. In addition, many background performers of the same age range are being cast, although not at this open call. Background must email their photo and contact information in to the extras casting directors.

"Stage Fright" centers on a beautiful and talented teen named Camilla Swanson who works in the kitchen at a snobby musical theatre camp. Camilla ends up landing a role in a Broadway bound showcase at the camp, but soon after rehearsals begin, campers start disappearing. Turns out, the campers are being victimized by a masked slasher named Metal Killer who screams death metal while hunting down every last one of his sworn enemies - the pretentious musical theatre snobs. The film is a fun-filled and frightening horror story that skewers gleeful musical theatre people while they sing their hearts out - literally.

Starring in "Stage Fright" is Allie MacDonald playing the lead role of Camilla Swanson. MacDonald started singing and acting at the age of six, and taught herself to play the guitar and was songwriting by the age of 12. After high school, she was selected to attend the Canadian College of Performing Arts, where she studied classical and musical theatre, vocal technique and performance and many forms of dance and physical theatre. Douglas Smith plays Camilla's brother Buddy Swanson. Smith is also a musical composer, and is in a band called "Alaskan Summer". Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor Meat Loaf will play the role of Roger McCall, the fallen-from-grace Broadway producer, and current director of Camp Center Stage, who desperately tries to keep the camp's show going while campers start to disappear.

Sundance Film Festival Award winning filmmaker Jerome Sable will direct from a screenplay that he wrote himself. Sable also composed the music for the film and wrote the lyrics with Eli Batalion. Jerome Sable is a writer-director and composer who creates genre-bending musicals for film, television, and theatre. In addition to the Sundance Award, his short film "The Legend of Beaver Dam" also won a Screamfest Best Short Film Award, Austin Fantastic Fest Best Horror Short Award, Dallas International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, and has screened at over 75 film festivals worldwide. Sable grew up in Montreal, Quebec where he studied piano and music theory at the McGill Conservatory of Music. He received his Bachelor of Arts with honors in philosophy from Brown University and his Masters of Fine Arts from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Vice President of Production for Serendipity Films Ari Lantos will produce. Jonas Bell Pasht will also produce. Mark Musselman will Executive Produce. Entertainment One Films has acquired Canadian distribution rights.

Open Casting Call Details

Dancers must pre-register for the open call by emailing your name, email address, city you live in, and phone number to:

*** Filming Completed ***

Put "DANCE AUDITION" in the subject line of your email. If under age 16, parent/ guardian information is required in your email.


Camp Manitou (Near Parry Sound)
10 Camp Road
McKellar, Ontario P2A 0B4
Click Here for directions.


Monday August 27, 2012
11:00am - 5:00pm (all dancers to register at 11:00am)

All dancers will register at the same time. Then they will be divided into groups and taught a routine which they will perform for choreographer, Paul Becker.

Principal Actor Casting

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

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

New York:

Bernard Telsey
Tiffany Little Canfield
Telsey & Company
311 W 43rd Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10036


Jason Knight
John Buchan
Buchan Knight Casting
499 Sackville Street
Toronto, Ontario M4X 1T6

Extras Casting

Parry Sound Casting Database
Put your full name in the subject line of your email.

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.

Serendipity Point Films
9 Price Street
Toronto, ON M4W 1Z1

Entertainment One (Distributor)
175 Bloor Steet E
North Tower, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON M4W 3R8


Robert Lantos
Ari Lantos
Jonas Bell Pasht


Jerome Sable


Paul Becker


Allie MacDonald - Camilla Swanson
Douglas Smith - Buddy Swanson
Meat Loaf - Roger McCall


Starry-eyed, teenage kitchen hand Camilla Swanson (Allie MacDonald) lands herself a role in the Broadway-bound showcase at the musical theatre camp where she works, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill. The production is being terrorized by Metal Killer, a masked slasher who screams death metal while hunting down every last one of his sworn enemies; pretentious musical theatre snobs.

Open casting call for lead roles in major feature film 'Jersey Boys'

*** This project has been put on hold ***

Jersey Boys Casting Calls

"Jersey Boys" will film in New York and New Jersey starting January, 2013.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

The powerhouse film production company GK Films is in pre-production on the major feature film "Jersey Boys" based on the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons". The two-time Primetime Emmy winning casting director for the film is conducting a national talent search, as well as holding open casting calls for the lead roles of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. Filming begins in January, 2013 and will take place in New York and New Jersey.

Primetime Emmy nominated filmmaker Jon Favreau will direct Graham King's bigscreen adaption of the Tony Award winning Broadway documentary-style musical. This will be Favreau's first directing job after three straight on-screen acting roles. Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice wrote the book that the play was based on, and three-time Academy Award nominated writer John Logan has written the adapted screenplay. Some of Logan's credits include "Gladiator," "The Aviator," "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Rango," and "Hugo".

Academy Award winning executive of GK Films, Graham King, will produce "Jersey Boys" with Tim Headington. Also producing is Jon Favreau. Frankie Valli and fellow The Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio are executive producing. Sony will distribute the film. "Jersey Boys" will use much of the music from the Broadway play, with such songs as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," Oh What a Night," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You".

"Jersey Boys" tells the story of Frankie Vallie and the other members of the pop sensation group The Four Seasons" during their rise to superstardom. The stage musical opened on Broadway in 2005, and has since had a North American National Tour, along with productions in London's West End, Las Vegas, Chicago, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Philadelphia, Auckland and Brisbane. It has held more than 200 performances to date.

Open Casting Call Details

The following lead roles are being cast:

[FRANKIE VALLI] 20-29 yrs old. 5'8" or under. Italian-American. A small, tenacious, scrappy kid from a tough neighborhood with an unusually high, clear falsetto. He is talented, hardworking and determined to succeed. ABILITY TO SING TENOR PART AND FALSETTO UP TO TREBLE G A PLUS.

[BOB GAUDIO] 20-29 yrs old. 5'10" or taller. Boyish, fresh-faced Bob is the keyboardist. Something of a boy genius, he is smart and savvy beyond his years. ABILITY TO SING TENOR/BARI-TENOR PART IN TIGHT HARMONY AND KEYBOARD SKILLS A PLUS.

[TOMMY DEVITO] 25-35 yrs old. Italian-American. A handsome, charismatic, smooth-talking operator with a quick temper, Tommy is a born hustler from a tough neighborhood and the essence of Jersey cool. ABILITY TO SING TENOR/BARI-TENOR PART IN TIGHT HARMONY AND GUITAR SKILLS A PLUS.

[NICK MASSI] 25-35 yrs old. Italian-American. A steady, sturdy, lumbering man of few words with a police record and a strong musical talent. ABILITY TO SING BASS/BARITONE PART IN TIGHT HARMONY AND BASS GUITAR SKILLS A PLUS.

These characters are members of the American rock and pop band The Four Seasons who became a global success in the mid-1960s. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame has stated that the group was the most popular rock band before The Beatles.

Philadelphia, PA:

The Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(at Spruce)
Click Here for directions.

Saturday August 18, 2012
Check In Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

New York, NY

The Ailey Studios
405 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
(at 9th Avenue)
Click Here for directions.

Saturday August 25th, 2012
Check In Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

If you are unable to attend the open casting calls, you can upload an audition video for free at the following official casting website hosted by Cast It Talent:

Jersey Boys Movie Casting

Talent from all areas are welcome to submit.

Minors and foreign 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 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 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

The Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

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

Ellen Lewis Casting
161 Sixth Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Extras Casting

New York and New Jersey:

Grant Wilfley Casting
123 W 18th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Extras will be cast closer to the start of filming in January.

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.

GK Films
1540 Second Street
Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sony Pictures Entertainment
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232


Frankie Valli
Graham King
Bob Gaudio
Tim Headington
Jon Favreau


Jon Favreau


To Be Cast


An adaptation of the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons." The story dramatizes the forming, rise and eventual break-up of the original four members of The Four Seasons, tracing their rise from small time crimes on the streets of Newark, through the height of their popularity, all the way to the turmoil caused when one of their own got too close to the mob.