20th Century Fox’s ‘The Big Leap’ Open Casting Call

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20th Century Fox‘sThe Big Leap‘ is now casting and hiring actors in Chicago, Illinois.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on March 19th through April 7th in Chicago, Illinois.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • All Types
  • All Shapes
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18 to 70

About ‘The Big Leap’:

According to Deadline, Fox’s ballet-themed dramedy, ‘The Big Leap’, is from ‘The Passage’ writer/executive producer Liz Heldens. Ser’Darius Blain from ‘Jumanji’ and Teri Polo lead the cast in the new TV series, which is inspired by the UK reality series ‘Big Ballet’. Deadline describes the show as follows: “The Big Leap is descried as a funny and contemporary tale about second chances, chasing your dreams and taking back what’s yours. The show revolves around a group of diverse underdogs from all different walks of life who compete to be part of a competition reality series that is putting on a modern, hip remake of Swan Lake. What they lack in the traditional dancer body type, they make up for with their edge, wit and desire to reimagine an iconic story to fit their own mold. The Big Leap takes us on a journey of self-acceptance, body-positivity, and empowerment at any age.”

How to apply:

To audition for a role in 20th Century Fox’s series ‘The Big Leap’, check out the casting call breakdown below.

‘The Big Leap’ Casting Call

Ser’Darius Blain
LOS ANGELES – DEC 09: Ser’Darius Blain arrives for the ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Los Angeles Premiere on December 09, 2019 in Hollywood, CA (Editorial credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com)

Hardware Store Scene Casting Call

CASTING ALERT!

Searching for men and women (20’s to 50’s, all ethnicities) to work as hardware store employees and patronos on Thursday March 26th and Friday March 27th. No white, red, or black cars.

Please submit to [email protected]. Include a current full length photo in casual workwear attire (no hats/sunglasses, or mirror selfies), include your name, age, height, weight, phone number, and your car’s model/color/year. Put “Hardware Both Dates” in the subject line.

Casting Call for Female Stand-ins

CASTING ALERT! SEARCHING FOR A FEMALE (LIGHT SKINNED AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE, DARK SKINNED CAUCASIAN FEMALE, OR LATINA) who can work multiple dates. Must be available multiple dates between March 19th and Aprith 8th (weekdays only). You might be needed all or several days during this time (weekdays only). Please submit to [email protected] if you think you can be mostly available during this timeframe.

Include your photo, name, age, height, weight, and phone number

Searching for a light skinned African American female between 5’3 and 5’5, 200-225LBS, with short hair, to stand in for an upcoming shoot. Put “SI Ga” in the subject line.

Let us know if you have stand-in experience.

Dance Coaches Casting Call

Casting Alert! Searching for MALES AND FEMALES TO PLAY DANCE COACHES, all ethnicities, 25 to 40’s, on our TV PILOT, “The Big Leap”.

LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY DANCE COACH EXPERIENCE. THANKS!

We will be shooting this in the Westchester area on Tuesday, March 24th, you might need to come in for a wardrobe fitting the week before.

Don’t apply if you are already working our JOLIET shoot!
Send a recent color photograph, no hats, no sunglasses, with your height, weight, age, phone number, city, state, and your clothing sizes to [email protected] and put “DANCE COACH 3.24” in the subject line.

We are casting this now so please send in ASAP!

Teen Casting Call

LOCAL TO THE CHICAGO AND BORDER STATES ONLY!
Casting Alert!

Searching for AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE AND FEMALE STUDENTS, 16 TO 20, who can work on Tuesday, March 24th in a fun scene!

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD.

If you can work, send in ASAP your photograph, height, weight, age, phone number, city, state, and clothing sizes to [email protected] and put “Student 3.24” in the subject line.

Send in ASAP as we are casting now!!!
You will have a great time on set!

Real Dancers Casting Call

REAL DANCERS CASTING ALERT!

Searching for males and females, (especially looking for 18-39 year olds, caucasian) with real dancing experience, to work on a still photo shoot for a billboard on March 12th.

To apply send a recent color photograph (close up and a shot of yourself dancing) with your clothing sizes, city, state, name and phone number to [email protected] and put “Billboard Dancer” in the subject line.

Please make sure it’s your current hairstyle, cut, color, and for men your current facial hair.

Send in ASAP as we are showing pictures now.

Photo Shoot Dancers Casting Call

Casting Alert! Searching for DANCERS, all shapes and sizes, 18 to 70, all ethnicities to work a still photo shoot for a BILLBOARD for our pilot “The Big Leap” on March 12th. We need to show pictures to the director. Please send a close up of your face and a picture of you as a dancer. If you have a dance resume send this too

Send your height, weight, age, phone number, city, state, and clothing sizes.

[email protected] and put “Billboard” in the subject line.

Send in ASAP as we are showing pictures today!

Ballet Girls Casting Call

Casting Alert! Searching for 6/7 YEAR OLD ballet girls (all ethnicities) to work a one day shoot. To apply send your child’s picture in their ballet tutu as if they are in class to [email protected] and put “TUTU” in the subject line.

This might shoot in JOLIET. If chosen there will be a wardrobe fitting in Chicago.

Include their height, weight, age, phone number, city, state, name, guardian name and clothing sizes. All kids who are cast will need an Empire work permit. If you already have one please send in with the photograph – if you don’t have one please let us know you will need a letter of intent sent.

This will shoot sometime during March 19th thru April 7th.

We are showing pictures to the director so please send in ASAP!

African American ballet girls

Casting Alert! Searching for 6/7 YEAR OLD, AFRICAN AMERICAN ballet girls to work a one day shoot. To apply send your child’s picture in their ballet tutu as if they are in class to [email protected] and put “TUTU” in the subject line.

This might shoot in JOLIET. If chosen there will be a wardrobe fitting in Chicago.

Include their height, weight, age, phone number, city, state, name, guardian name and clothing sizes. All kids who are cast will need an Empire work permit. If you already have one please send in with the photograph – if you don’t have one please let us know you will need a letter of intent sent.

This will shoot sometime during March 19th thru April 7th.
We are showing pictures to the director so please send in ASAP!

Thanks!

Exotic Dancers Casting Call

Local to the Chicago Area and surrounding border states ONLY!

Casting Alert! Searching for EXOTIC DANCERS, all ethnicities, with pole experience to work a one-day shoot on our TV pilot. We have filmed a few clubs in the past and our dancers have always been treated with respect and have had a great time on set.

There will be a wardrobe fitting about a week or so before the shoot and the filming will be sometime from March 19th thru April 7th.

To apply please send a current photograph (make sure it’s current of your hair color, cut, and style) in one of your outfits that you dance in (when in doubt send a few), along with your height, weight, age, phone number, city and state and name. Include your clothing sizes and send to [email protected] and put “E dancer” in the subject line.

Let us know your dance experience.

We are showing pictures to the director. Please send in ASAP and help us GET THE WORD OUT!

Dancer Auditions

Local to the Chicago Area and Surrounding border states!! SEARCHING FOR STRONG, TALENTED DANCERS!!

The amazing choreographer CHRISTOPHER SCOTT will be in town this next week to cast the dancers for THE BIG LEAP TV PILOT. He will be holding auditions next week. I am helping him get the word out.

To get an idea of talent, if you feel you fit these descriptions send in your dance photograph/resume/phone number, city, state, and any video clip you have of your dancing. Send in ASAP and please SPREAD THE WORD!! THANK YOU.

SEND SUBMISSIONS TO [email protected] and in the subject line PUT YOUR DANCE STYLE.

SUBMISSION 1 – Scene 1:
LOOKING FOR: 20-30 Hip-Hop dancers. ALL ethnicities, ALL Genders, ALL body types.
AGE: 18+ to play high school students. (MUST look like they are in High school)
NOTE: Must be strong commercial hip hop dancers. Must be able to pick up choreography.
REFERENCE: The LAB from World of Dance.

SUBMISSION 2 – Scene 1:
LOOKING FOR: A variety of strong street dancers. ALL ethnicities and ALL body types.
AGE: 18+ to play high school students. (MUST look like they are in High school)
NOTE: Amazing bboys/bgirls, poppers, animators, trickers, krumpers. Dancers proficient in Chicago foot work or Memphis jooking. Please note if they can do choreography as well.

SUBMISSION 3 – Scene 34:
LOOKING FOR: 20-40 PRO Dancers – ALL Ethnicities, genders and body types.
AGE: 18+ Looking for a wide range of ages and types. Looking for dancers with disabilities as well.
NOTE: Looking for interesting types. Lots of personality.
REFERENCE: So You Think You Can Dance Auditions Episodes

SUBMISSION 4 – Scene 34:
LOOKING FOR: 20-40 Amateur Dancers – ALL Ethnicities, genders and body types.
AGE: 18+ Looking for a wide range of ages and types. Looking for dancers with disabilities as well.
NOTE: Looking for interesting types. Lots of personality.
REFERENCE: So You Think You Can Dance Auditions Episodes

SUBMISSION 5 – SCENE 71:
LOOKING FOR: 1 Strong male ballet dancer. ALL Ethnicities, Traditional ballet body type.
AGE: 18+ to play mid 20’s to early late 30’s
NOTE: Must be strong at partnering.
REFERENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZwHORW-Sm8

SUBMISSION 6 – SCENE 71:
LOOKING FOR: 1 male dancer with prosthetic leg, Open to other disabilities (wheel chairs, crutches, etc.) ALL ethnicities, ALL body types.
AGE: 18+ to play mid 20’s to early late 30’s
NOTE: MUST have a dance background and be able to perform a duet with another dancer.
REFERENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiEIKy1elMk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTrb6i7gJAk

Thank you!

Extras Casting Call

Casting Alert! The Big Leap, a pilot from 20th Century Fox, is coming to Chicago and Joliet March 19th thru April 7th. It’s going to be awesome and we can’t wait to cast the non-speaking roles!

ONLY SEND IN IF YOU CAN WORK IN JOLIET!! (There will be a wardrobe fitting in Chicago)
We are searching for all types, all shapes, all sizes, all ethnicities, from 18 to 70!

Let us know if you have access to any crazy outfits or something like you are all dressed up in a line waiting to go in to try out for a competition. If you have a picture of yourself in this outfit, send this in along with your current picture!!!

Let’s get started…
We will be shooting 4 days in JOLIET and there is going to be a scene outside a venue. It might take anywhere from two days to four days to film this outside portion.
If you are available to work multiple days and stick with us throughout the three or four days, send in a current photograph with your height, weight, age, phone number, city, state, and clothing sizes to [email protected] and put “Joliet location” in the subject line.

ONLY SEND IN IF YOU CAN WORK IN JOLIET!!

Even though these are later dates, we are figuring this out and showing pictures now. Please send in now!

Okay, fun times, send in ASAP!

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Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.

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