CASTING ALERT: Go to Hogwarts as a Performer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood + More L.A. Gigs

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Discover great casting opportunities in California this week. Universal Studios Hollywood is casting actors and dancers for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. A feature film shooting in Los Angeles is casting day players. A casino and resort in Temecula is casting a couple to portray guests in a commercial airing locally and an online furniture retailer is casting talent to play a family in a broadcast and digital spot for Presidents Day. Apply to an audition today!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood is casting talent to entertain park guests. The production is casting male and female talent, aged 18 and older, for acting roles and dancing roles for female talent only. Performers must be able to speak in a specified British dialect for sustained periods of time. Training is in February and March for ongoing seasonal roles. Talent will be covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Variety Artists. Apply here!

Living Spaces, an online furniture retailer, is casting its 2019 Presidents Day commercial. The spot will be broadcast on television and available digitally from Feb. 4–24 in Phoenix, Arizona, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, California, Las Vegas, Nevada and Austin and San Antonio, Texas. Talent will also be featured in a still photography series shot alongside the commercial. The stills will be featured on social media and on the Living Spaces website. The production is casting male and female talent, aged 35–40, to play a mom and dad, plus young male talent, aged 8–10, and young female talent, aged 5–8, to play a brother and sister as part of the family. Shooting is scheduled for Jan. 24 in La Mirada, California. Talent will be paid $500, with meals provided. Usage is for one year for broadcast and perpetual for digital, web, and social channels. Apply here!

A production of the musical “Mixtape” is casting actors with strong singing voices, aged 18 and older. Available roles for female talent include Claire, a popular girl, and Allison, a basket case, with ranges from B below middle C to high D (Claire) or high E (Allison). The role of Jake, a dreamboat, is available for male talent with a range from D below middle C to G above middle C. Rehearsals start on May 28 and the show runs from June 21–Aug. 11 with a possible extension through September. Performances take place in Coronado, California. Talent will be paid $601 per week under an Equity SPT Contract. An Equity Principal Audition is scheduled for Jan. 20 in Coronado. Apply here!

An untitled feature film that follows the “trials and triumphs” of a director working for the first time in Hollywood needs day players. The production is casting male and female talent, aged 25–65, for a variety of offbeat characters. Talent should be comfortable with dialogue and taking direction. Shooting is scheduled for Jan. 21 and 22 in Los Angeles. Talent will be paid $150 per day. Apply here!

A local commercial for the Pechanga Resort & Casino is casting a couple to portray guests. The production is seeking male and female talent, aged 35–55, to play the couple in a variety of scenes around the resort and casino property. Talent must be comfortable embracing, holding hands, and being physically close on camera. Shooting is scheduled for Jan. 24 in Temecula, California at the resort. A hotel room will be provided for the night before the shoot. Talent will be paid $450 per day, plus travel and meals. Apply here!

A production of the musical “No No Nanette” is casting nonunion talent. Roles for female talent include Pauline, a sarcastic maid, for an actor, aged 40–59, Lucille, a compulsive shopper, for talent, aged 30–45, Sue Smith, a prudent wife, for talent, aged 50–65, Nanette, an adventurous character, for talent, aged 18–25, and Flora, Betty, and Winnie, three single girls, for talent, aged 18–30. Roles for male talent include Jimmy, a fun loving, wealthy bible publisher, for talent, aged 50–65, Billy, a lawyer, for talent aged 30–50, and Tom, who is in love with Nanette, for talent, aged 18–25. Additional roles for male and female talent with singing and tap dancing skills are available in the ensemble. The show begins rehearsing on Jan. 28 and runs from March 1–April 13 in Claremont, California. Talent will receive a rehearsal stipend and a per-show rate. Auditions are by appointment on Jan. 21 in Claremont. Apply here!


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